Recent News for Basic Care

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Practical Equine Medicine Studies of 2015

February 04, 2016

Studies focused on ophthalmology, gastrointestinal disease, foal medications, pain management, and more.... Read More

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Do You Vaccinate Your Horse for Rabies? Readers Weigh In

February 03, 2016

Readers share their thoughts on vaccinating horses for rabies following a recently confirmed equine case. ... Read More

And even with preventive measures, snowballs can build up. Protect your horse from slipping and injury by removing snow and ice from his hooves as it builds up.

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Winter Hoof Care: It's a Team Effort

February 03, 2016

Keep your horse sound and moving safely this winter with these smart hoof care practices.... Read More

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Top Surgery Studies of 2015

February 03, 2016

Recaps of studies on colic outcomes, treatments for joint problems, respiratory surgery, and more.... Read More

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FDA Approves Dewormer for Use in Broodmares

February 02, 2016

The FDA has approved Quest Plus (moxidectin/praziquantel) for use in breeding, pregnant, and lactating mares. ... Read More

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Foot Casts for Treating Equine Lower Limb Injuries

February 02, 2016

Hoof casts immobilize joints, maintain the hoof-pastern axis, reduce the need for frequent bandage changes, and more. ... Read More

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Practical Reproduction Studies of 2015

February 02, 2016

A recap of studies on topics ranging from prostaglandin treatment of mares to semen quality in stallions.... Read More

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UK Study Vital in Leptospirosis Vaccine Development

January 31, 2016

Researchers recently celebrated the culmination of years of work with the release of a vaccine for equine leptospirosis.... Read More

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Crowdfunding Studies Instrumental in Securing USDA Grant

January 27, 2016

The equine parasite studies helped secure a $2.1 million, five-year, multiple species grant.... Read More

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Vaccination Recommendations for PPID and EMS Horses

January 27, 2016

How should a senior horse with equine Cushing's disease and equine metabolic syndrome be vaccinated?... Read More

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Future of Thoroughbred Jump Racing in Australia Uncertain

January 27, 2016

Thoroughbred jump racing remains in the spotlight of welfare debates despite safety improvements in recent years.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Winter Shoeing Solutions

January 26, 2016

The majority of the respondents said their horses will go without shoes this winter. ... Read More

The veterinarian will examine the horse’s eyes for superficial lesions on the cornea, anterior chamber (the space between the cornea and the iris), and lens.

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5 Common Equine Eye Injuries

January 25, 2016

Ocular insults are painful and sometimes unsightly, but with proper diagnosis and treatment most heal remarkably well.... Read More

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Best Practices for Choosing an NSAID

January 25, 2016

There are a plethora of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs for horses. Here's how your vet decides what to use.... Read More

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Could Coconut Meal Benefit Some Horses?

January 24, 2016

Coconut, or copra, meal could be useful for horses requiring low-NSC diets, researchers found... Read More

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A Recipe for Equine Weight Loss

January 22, 2016

Use slow-feeders and reduced feeding rates to safely and effectively decrease horses' body weight, researchers said.... Read More

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Staying Sound Post-Tendon Injury

January 20, 2016

My OTTB recently recovered from a bowed front tendon injury. What can I do to help him continue to stay sound?... Read More

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Feeding Horses to Increase Weight and Body Condition

January 18, 2016

Find out what you need to consider when feeding a horse to increase weight and body condition. ... Read More

Feral horses run freely on the beaches of Sable Island.

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Sable Island Horses Buck Bacteria Trend

January 16, 2016

Researchers found "remarkably low levels" of E. coli colonization in Sable Island horses' guts.... Read More

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Hendra Virus: Protect Horses to Protect Humans

January 16, 2016

This virus is bad news. It's deadly for horses, deadly for humans, and can be passed from sick horse to human caregiver.... Read More

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Winter Farm Care Checklist

January 14, 2016

Experts share their time-tested steps for cold weather readiness around the barn.... Read More

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Equine Rabies Refresher

January 14, 2016

Equine rabies is invariably fatal once contracted but preventable if proper steps are taken.... Read More

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USEF to Host Additional Town Hall Meeting on Medications

January 13, 2016

The meeting, taking place at the USEF's annual convention, will focus on drug and medication accountability.... Read More

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Study: Surgery to Fix Patella Problem Often Successful

January 13, 2016

Upward fixation of the patella resolved in 97% of horses undergoing a medial patellar ligament splitting procedure.... Read More

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Blanketing Basics

January 12, 2016

Take these tips into account when deciding how (or if) to blanket your horse this winter.... Read More