Recent News for Horse Care

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Whitfield-Cargile Named Past-Presidents' Research Fellow

December 05, 2016

Dr. Canaan Whitfield-Cargile is examining the role of microbiota in equine gastrointestinal healing.... Read More

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Can Fat Help Horses Gain Weight in Winter?

December 05, 2016

Find out how to safely feed horses fat and if it's a good weight-gain solution.... Read More

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Sunday's Top Tweets from the 2016 AAEP Convention

December 05, 2016

Tweets from the Kester News Hour and other sessions on dental care, soft tissue injuries, saddle fit, and more.... Read More

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Researchers Study Equine Influenza Vaccination Schedules

December 05, 2016

Longer vaccination dosage intervals were more likely to leave gaps in horses' immunity than shorter ones.... Read More

Dehydration can cause serious problems for horses, including colic, so make sure his water doesn’t turn to ice during subfreezing temperatures. Installing heated and insulated fountains can reduce the time it takes to complete winter barn chores and ensure your horse has around-the-clock water access.

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Water Access in Winter

December 05, 2016

Horses need access to fresh and unfrozen water during the winter months. Here's what to remember.... Read More

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Fractures: Beyond the Limbs

December 04, 2016

They might be less common than limb fractures, but skull, rib, pelvis, and withers fractures are no less important.... Read More

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Researchers Test Strangles Treatment

December 03, 2016

How do cheesecake, gelatin, and penicillin relate to a treatment for strangles? Dr. Anna Kendall explains.... Read More

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Is It My Horse, or Is It Me?

December 02, 2016

We're quick to blame a horse for misbehaving, but a closer look at equine behavior might reveal we're the problem.... Read More

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Equine Foundation of Canada Donates to AVC

December 02, 2016

The AVC used the funds for equipment to diagnose and treat equine lameness, cardiovascular, and gastrointestinal issues.... Read More

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Study: Some Horses can Learn by Watching Humans

December 02, 2016

Researchers confirmed that horses learn socially across species, in this case from familiar humans.... Read More

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Six Things Your Horse Really Wants for Christmas

December 01, 2016

Tractors, breeches, and horse-themed jewelry might make up your wish list. But what would your horse ask Santa for?... Read More

A Przewalski's mare with her foal in the Mongolian Gobi desert.

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Tail Hairs Reveal Gobi Desert Equids' Dietary Choices

December 01, 2016

Przewalski's and domestic horses feed exclusively on grass, while wild asses feed on grass along with shrubs in winter.... Read More

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Holiday Gifts Your Horse Will Love

November 30, 2016

Not sure what to get your horse? Consider an enrichment toy or activity!... Read More

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Dozens of Horses Displaced by Smoky Mountain Wildfire

November 30, 2016

Some horses and ponies have been evacuated as their owners wait to see the full extent of the fire's damage.... Read More

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Are Appeasing Pheromones Effective in Horses?

November 30, 2016

How effective are appeasing pheromones for reducing nervousness or anxiety in horses? ... Read More

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Hot Topics in Hoof Care, Part 3: The Role of Imaging

November 30, 2016

Find out how veterinarians and farriers rely on imaging to evaluate the horse's hoof. ... Read More

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Vets to Track Radiographic Abnormalities in Thoroughbreds

November 29, 2016

Researchers hope to track the progress and prevalence of radiographic abnormalities in yearling Thoroughbreds.... Read More

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Researchers Seeking Input for Senior Horse Study

November 28, 2016

The team is looking at dental problems in old horses, changes owners make to feeding regimens, and more.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Paying for Horse Health Care

November 28, 2016

Of the 743 respondents, 324 (44%) use cash from their savings or emergency funds to pay for their horses' health care.... Read More

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Winterizing Horses

November 28, 2016

Take a few simple precautions and management approaches to help your horse weather winter safely.... Read More

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Can Horses Eat Citrus?

November 27, 2016

A reader asks about the risks and benefits of her horse eating a favorite treat: grapefruit. Our nutritionist weighs in.... Read More

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Gluck Center Doctoral Candidate Wins 3MT Competition

November 27, 2016

Carleigh Fedorka presented on biologic therapeutics as a treatment for endometritis in broodmares.... Read More

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Equine Internal Combustion

November 27, 2016

Help kick-start your horse's furnace by providing proper fuel: food, particularly good-quality forage.... Read More

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Saddle Up Safely Participates in Concussion Conference

November 25, 2016

University of Kentucky representatives presented at the International Sports Concussion Consensus Conference in Germany.... Read More

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UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Ashton Miller

November 25, 2016

Miller is studying the immune system of geriatric horses, particularly those with PPID, or equine Cushing's disease.... Read More