Recent News for Horse Care

Large insults that can’t heal on their own might require some help in the form of a skin graft, like this meshed split-thickness sheet graft seen four days after application.

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Skin Grafting Options for Horse Wounds

February 06, 2016

Large insults might require a skin graft. Here's how your vet will select what type of graft to use.... Read More

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Managing the Anxious Horse

February 05, 2016

Find out how to keep you, your prone-to-worry horse, and those around him safe.... Read More

On the left, this lateral-medial radiograph, taken in February 2010, shows the left tarsus in 5-day-old foal with Grade 2 incomplete ossification. On the right, a lateral-medial radiograph, taken in June 2011, shows the left tarsus of the same foal, taken a year later, demonstrating normally-shaped tarsal bones.

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Preemies, Bone Development, and Eventual Racing Performance

February 05, 2016

Though the overall prognosis for isn't great, some foals with incomplete ossification can race if managed properly.... Read More

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Navigating Barriers: Can Horses Watch and Learn?

February 04, 2016

While equine social learning might be possible in some situations, it doesn't seem to work with spatial detour tasks.... Read More

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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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Regenerative Medicine Hastens Healing of Stifle Injuries

February 03, 2016

Horses treated with regenerative therapy healed eight-and-a-half months faster than those undergoing surgery alone.... 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

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Minimizing Foal Stress Levels in the Breeding Shed

February 03, 2016

What would be the best plan for handling a foal whose dam is being covered by a stallion?... 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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Poll Recap: Keeping Horse Blankets Clean

February 02, 2016

Of the 1,128 respondents, 261 (23%) said they wash their horses' winter blankets in their household washing machines.... 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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EMS and 'Low-Carb' Diets: What's Right for Your Horse?

February 01, 2016

Carbohydrates aren't all created equally, and "low-carb" definitely doesn't mean "no-carb." A nutritionist explains.... Read More

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5 Tips for Feeding Frequent Travelers

February 01, 2016

Prepare in advance to ensure your horse stays healthy during transport and once he's arrived at his destination.... 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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UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Morgan Pyles

January 30, 2016

Pyles is studying the effects of the maternal diet on the colonization of intestinal bacteria in the foal. ... Read More

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Can a Stall-Side Test Confirm Synovial Structure Infections?

January 29, 2016

Using one stall-side SAA test to evaluate synovial fluids can be a useful adjunct to diagnosis, researchers found.... Read More

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Softening the Hard Mouthed-Horse

January 28, 2016

Does it feel like your horse hangs on the reins? A behaviorist offers possible causes and solutions to the problem.... Read More

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Sleep Apnea Tool Could Help Foals Breathe Better

January 28, 2016

While it's not yet commercially available, vets recently constructed and tested a CPAP machine for equine neonates.... 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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Rutgers to Host Equine Behavior, Training Seminar

January 27, 2016

Speakers will discuss how horses learn and how that knowledge can be applied to training.... 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