Recent News for Basic Care

Approximately 80% of gray horses will develop melanomas by the time they’re 15 years old. These skin growths are malignant tumors usually located near the anus, vulva, sheath, penis, ears, salivary glands, and underside of the tail.

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Equine Melanoma Vaccines

January 19, 2018

A closer look at two melanoma "vaccines" under investigation and being considered for USDA approval. ... Read More

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Watching the Herd

January 18, 2018

How can watching horses interact in a herd help improve my relationship with my horse? ... Read More

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What Makes Some Stallion Semen Subpar?

January 18, 2018

Learn about 14 factors that can affect your stallion's fertility.... Read More

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My Horse Lost a 'Baby Tooth.' Should I Be Concerned?

January 17, 2018

What is the long-term prognosis for a young horse losing a tooth prematurely?... Read More

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Hard to Stomach: Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome

January 17, 2018

Learn to read the vast and varied signs of equine gastric ulcer syndrome.... Read More

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Top Lameness and Surgery Studies of 2017

January 16, 2018

Dr. Elizabeth Santschi recaps research on hock injections, nerve blocks, castration, osteochondral lesions, and more.... Read More

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Top Reproduction Studies of 2017

January 15, 2018

Dr. Regina Turner recaps research on endometritis, factors affecting pregnancy rates, treating placentitis, and more.... Read More

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Post-Colic-Surgery Salmonellosis and Long-Term Prognosis

January 14, 2018

Horses that developed salmonellosis after surgery and survived to discharge did as well as unaffected counterparts.... Read More

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Topical Atropine Not Likely Linked to Colic Development

January 12, 2018

Oral atropine is linked to slowed gastrointestinal movement, but researchers found no such issues with topical atropine.... Read More

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10 Retired Racehorse Resources on TheHorse.com

January 11, 2018

Get tips and information on considerations for choosing and transitioning racehorses for second careers.... Read More

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Re-evaluating Therapeutic Shoeing

January 09, 2018

Is there a point you'd recommend going back to basics with a horse that's been in therapeutic shoes for several years?... Read More

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The State of Microchip Use in Horses

January 09, 2018

More horse organizations are requiring owners to use this identification technology.... Read More

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Horse Blanketing FAQs

January 06, 2018

On or off? Hot or cold? Lightweight or heavyweight? We'll answer these questions and more. ... Read More

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Study: Hay Helps Shetland Ponies Adapt to Winter Conditions

January 05, 2018

Ponies that didn't receive extra hay adapted to the available food supply, but could also be at risk for health issues.... Read More

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What Does a 'Free' Horse Cost? Part 2

January 04, 2018

Now that you've acquired your "free" horse, here's how to keep him healthy.... Read More

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Purdue Horsemen's Forum Scheduled for Feb. 10

January 04, 2018

Presentation topics will include metabolic issues, breeding, melanoma, lameness in prepurchase exams, and more.... Read More

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Why is the Frog of My Horse's Foot Falling Off?

January 03, 2018

A veterinarian and certified farrier explains frog exfoliation and what you should do if it happens to your horse.... Read More

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Annual Wellness Exams for Horses

January 03, 2018

Wellness care can result in a healthier life for the horse at a more manageable cost for the owner.... Read More

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Safe Longeing for Horse Health

January 02, 2018

This common exercise modality can be surprisingly risky; learn how to keep your horse--and yourself--safe.... Read More

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TheHorse.com's Top Podcasts of 2017

January 01, 2018

Listen to audio features on equine learning, behavior, dentistry, metabolic syndrome, parasites, and more.... Read More

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Senior Feeds and the Unthrifty Horse

December 31, 2017

I used a senior equine feed to help my hard keeper gain weight. Now, should I switch him to a low-NSC product?... Read More

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TheHorse.com's Top Infographics of 2017

December 31, 2017

Find information on stress in horses, skin conditions, conditioning, metabolic syndrome, serum amyloid A, and more.... Read More

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TheHorse.com's Top Slideshows of 2017

December 30, 2017

Learn about horse coat colors, skin conditions, pasture weeds, parasites, horse properties, and more.... Read More

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A Hands-On Approach for Assessing Working Equid Welfare

December 28, 2017

A five-step approach makes it easier for owners to remember which basic health and welfare aspects to assess.... Read More

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PZP, Please?

December 27, 2017

Where can I order the PZP (porcine zona pelucida, used for fertility control in some animals) vaccine? ... Read More