Recent News for Basic Care

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Stronach Group Names O'Neil Equine Health, Safety Director

July 31, 2014

Robert O'Neil, DVM, is a veterinarian with more than 35 years' experience in the Thoroughbred industry.... Read More

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Cross-Training Sport Horses for Body and Mind

July 31, 2014

Cross-training is a "central pillar" to athletic success and longevity, one veterinarian says. Learn why.... Read More

Ascarids--the roundworms that infect foals--primarily show resistance to macrocyclic lactones, but there are also reports of some pyrimidine resistance.

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Intercepting Parasite Resistance

July 30, 2014

Learn about management strategies you can use to help ward off parasite resistance to anthelmintics.... Read More

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Utah Horse Owners Advised to Take Precautions against WNV

July 30, 2014

Officials strongly advises owners to vaccinate horses against West Nile virus (WNV) if they haven't already.... Read More

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Check Ligament Surgery Helps Racehorses with SDFT Injuries

July 30, 2014

Of the 332 horses that underwent the procedure, 228 (69%) went on to race post-surgery.... Read More

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Study: EIPH Does Not Shorten Racing Careers

July 29, 2014

Researchers found no difference in career longevity between horses that experience EIPH and those that don't.... Read More

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RCI to Consider Horses-in-Training Rules

July 29, 2014

The rules would govern racehorses in training in an attempt to identify whether they are at risk for injury.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Dental Care Costs

July 29, 2014

Of the 868 respondents, 359 (41%) said their annual dental care costs vary depending on their horses' needs. ... Read More

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Researchers Link Red Complex Bacteria, EOTRH

July 29, 2014

The presence of red complex bacteria could be a red flag for impending tooth reabsorption, researchers say.... Read More

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Two Navajo Nation Horses Test Positive for WNV

July 28, 2014

The Navajo Nation Veterinary and Livestock Program said two neurologic horses tested positive on July 25.... Read More

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Reducing Risk from Tick-Borne Diseases

July 27, 2014

Get tips on how to reduce the risk of contracting a tick-borne disease for you and your horses.... Read More

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Managing Your Farm's Parasite Portfolio

July 27, 2014

One researcher says "parasite portfolio" monitoring could lead to fewer adult horses needing deworming.... Read More

Seven people contracted the hendra virus from horses since its discovery in 1994.

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AVA: Vaccinate Australian Horses against Hendra Now

July 26, 2014

The Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) urges owners to have horses vaccinated against the deadly virus. ... Read More

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Five Equine Body Condition Score Resources on TheHorse.com

July 24, 2014

Learn how to better understand whether your horse is overweight, too skinny, or just right.... Read More

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UK Researchers Awarded Grant to Study an Avermectin Dewormer

July 24, 2014

Moxidectin is used to treat and prevent external and internal parasites in the horse and other species.... Read More

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Queen's Racehorse Tests Positive for Morphine

July 23, 2014

Estimate, the 2013 Ascot Gold Cup winner belonging to Queen Elizabeth II, has tested positive for morphine.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Finding a Veterinarian

July 22, 2014

Of the 872 respondents, 498 (57%) said their current veterinarian was recommended by a friend or equestrian.... Read More

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Study: Filly Survives Colic Caused by Porcupine Quill

July 22, 2014

An Andalusian filly underwent two surgeries to repair intestinal damage caused by a swallowed porcupine quill.... Read More

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Is It Okay to Give My Horse Expired Drugs?

July 21, 2014

A horse owner wonders if there's any danger using drugs that have past their expiration dates.... Read More

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Commentary: Mentoring the Horse Industry's Next Generation

July 19, 2014

One veterinarian shares his thoughts on how we can mentor the horsemen and veterinarians of the future.... Read More

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Britain Investigating Positive Morphine Tests in Racehorses

July 18, 2014

Five horses under the care of various trainers tested positive for morphine in their 'A' samples.... Read More

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Lyme Disease in Horses: More Questions than Answers

July 16, 2014

Learn about this difficult-to-diagnose disease, what clinical signs to watch for, and how vets treat it.... Read More

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Five Tips for Avoiding Infection while Traveling with Horses

July 16, 2014

Colorado State veterinarians remind riders to take steps to prevent the spread of equine infectious disease.... Read More

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Clenbuterol's Impact on Horses' Body Fat Percentage

July 16, 2014

Researchers found that clenbuterol reduced body fat percentage in both resting and working horses.... Read More

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Lightning Strike Kills Mississippi Rider, Horse

July 15, 2014

In the wake of the 23-year-old rider's death, learn how to protect yourself from a lightning strike.... Read More