Recent News for Basic Care

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Arkansas Adopts Uniform Racehorse Medication Rules

September 17, 2014

Once fully adopted, Arkansas will be the sixth state to fully implement the uniform racehorse medication program.... Read More

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NTRA Awaits Consensus on Medication Issue

September 17, 2014

Unless racing reaches a consensus on medication reform, the NTRA doesn't expect Congress to seek federal regulation.... Read More

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New York Horses Positive for EEE; Owners Urged to Vaccinate

September 16, 2014

Six horses residing in Madison, Wayne, Oneida, and Oswego counties have tested positive for EEE so far in 2014.... Read More

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Infographic: Scratches in Horses

September 15, 2014

Learn about scratches and how you can prevent and treat this frustrating pastern dermatitis in our visual guide.... Read More

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Biosecurity Tip of the Month: Event Stabling Facilities

September 15, 2014

Stabling at equine-event facilities could expose your horse to infectious disease pathogens. Learn how to evaluate risk.... Read More

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WNV Confirmed in Jefferson County, Oregon, Horse

September 15, 2014

Bend Equine Medical Center reported that it has confirmed West Nile virus (WNV) in a horse residing in Culver.... Read More

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Schaer to Discuss Vet-Doctor Collaboration at Free Lecture

September 13, 2014

Penn Vet's Dr. Tom Schaer will talk about how veterinarians and human physicians work together to improve patient care.... Read More

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What You Need to Know About Your Horse's Teeth

September 13, 2014

Owners often report that their horses relax and perform better after corrective dental procedures.... Read More

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Horse Vets Have Highest Risk of UK Civilian Professions

September 12, 2014

Study shows horse vets carry the highest risk of injury of any civilian occupation in the UK.... Read More

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Vaccine Offers Current Defense Against Equine Influenza

September 12, 2014

Zoetis partners with Gluck Center to confirm relevant disease protection against new strains.... Read More

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Planning for the Final Goodbye

September 11, 2014

While end-of-life planning for your horse might be painful, having a plan ahead of time will make the decision easier.... Read More

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BEVA Trust to Trial Vet Volunteers

September 11, 2014

The British Equine Veterinary Association's philanthropic arm is launching a series of vet volunteer pilot projects.... Read More

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Understanding Your Horse's 'Engine' During Exercise

September 10, 2014

Your horse's heart and respiratory system work hard to power his every stride. Here's what you need to know.... Read More

A sarcoid is a nonmalignant but locally aggressive tumor most often seen on the head, belly, groin, and legs. The most common are verrucous, with a warty look, or fibroblastic, which resembles proud flesh. Bovine papilloma virus (BPV) is probably a causative factor in sarcoids, and a 2010 study of 222 horses at the University Equine Clinic of Bern identified a possible genetic basis for sarcoid development in horses as well.

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Bloodroot Ointment Effective Treatment Option for Sarcoids

September 10, 2014

The ointment successfully treated horse sarcoids 4 centimeters and smaller in a diameter, a study shows.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Your Veterinarian's Horsemanship Skills

September 09, 2014

Of the 675 respondents, 519 (77%) said their veterinarian's strongest horse handling skill is being patient and calm.... Read More

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What is a Neck Threadworm, and can it Hurt My Horse?

September 09, 2014

An equine parasite expert answers a horse owner question about these mysterious worms.... Read More

Nursing foals acquire essential "good" bacteria for proper hindgut fermentation through their mares' udder and milk.

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Young Horse Digestive Health

September 08, 2014

Understanding how your growing foal's digestive system works can help you recognize and avoid potential problems. ... Read More

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Prevalence and Risk Factors for Obesity

September 08, 2014

Researchers went looking for the cause of Great Britain's growing equine obesity problem. Here's what they found.... Read More

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Magnetic Blankets' Impacts on Horses Studied

September 06, 2014

Researchers found that magnets in blankets don't have the impact on blood flow that some manufacturers might claim.... Read More

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Two Horses at WEG Test Positive for Controlled Medications

September 05, 2014

A French eventer tested positive for Ace and a South African endurance mount tested positive for Bute.... Read More

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Is Your Horse at Risk for Infectious Disease?

September 04, 2014

Horses are at risk for contracting a number of diseases that can have mild to devastating consequences.... Read More

A compounded drug is one produced when the required flavor, dosage, or formulation is otherwise not available as an FDA-approved drug.

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Kentucky to Tackle Equine Drug Compounder Concerns

September 02, 2014

The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission is researching ways it could add regulatory oversight of drug compounders.... Read More

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Michigan Horse Test Positive for West Nile Virus

September 01, 2014

The 8-year-old unvaccinated horse from Grand Traverse County was euthanized after failing to respond to treatment.... Read More

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Equine Groups Support UHC's Operation Gelding

September 01, 2014

The Unwanted Horse Coalition (UHC) has added $14,400 to its Operation Gelding fund thanks to a collaborative donation.... Read More

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Nolen-Walston to Discuss Deworming Horses at Free Lecture

August 31, 2014

Dr. Rose Nolen-Walston will discuss new thoughts on equine deworming, highlighting the emerging dangers of resistance.... Read More