Working With a Veterinarian

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How Can I Tell if My Horse Needs Stitches?

August 17, 2016

If my horse gets a cut, how can I tell if it's severe enough to require a veterinarian to suture it?... Read More

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Poll Recap: West Nile Virus Protection

August 16, 2016

Of the 832 respondents, 713 (86%) said their horses are up-to-date on their West Nile virus vaccines. ... Read More

Aerial shots of the Olympic equestrian center at Deodoro taken at the beginning of July, prior to completion of the venue in time for the test event—the Aquece Rio (“Warm Up Rio”) International Horse Trials—which get underway on Aug. 6.

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Glanders: Are Equine Olympic Athletes at Risk?

August 09, 2016

While the deadly disease is endemic in Brazil, animal health authorities say the Rio Games' equestrian facility is safe.... Read More

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Vesicular Stomatitis Foot Lesions

August 04, 2016

It's known for causing severe mouth blisters, but foot lesions, too? The USDA's Dr. Angela Pelzel-McClusky explains.... Read More

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Help! How to Manage Equine Emergencies

July 28, 2016

Your horse is wounded, bleeding, or critically ill: What should you do? Get advice from our expert!... Read More

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15 is the New 10: Keeping the Middle-Aged Horse Healthy

July 21, 2016

Find out how to keep your middle-aged horse's teeth, feet, joints, and more healthy. ... Read More

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How Behaviorists Help Vets Diagnose Horse Health Problems

July 20, 2016

Behaviorist Dr. Sue McDonnell explains how behaviorists and vets can work together to identify horses' pain and disease.... Read More

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AVMA Launches Database of Animal Health Studies

July 19, 2016

The database is designed to connect vets and owners to clinical studies on a range of topics, including horse health.... Read More

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12 Facts About Bisphosphonate Use In Horses

July 08, 2016

Certain bisphosphonates are approved for treating navicular syndrome in horses. Find out more in our special report!... Read More

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My Horse's Vet Bill is How Much?

July 07, 2016

Understand the costs of veterinary care before you're faced with a sick or injured horse.... Read More

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Bisphosphonate Use in Horses

June 30, 2016

Dr. Laura Kennedy presents research behind bisphosphonates and how they might help horses with navicular syndrome.... Read More

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Sarcoids in Horses

June 30, 2016

Learn about these ugly and often aggressive tumors.... Read More

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Dealing With a Down Horse

June 21, 2016

Learn how to right a recumbent horse and what factors influence his survival.... Read More

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Who Cares for Your Horse During Vacations?

June 17, 2016

Drs. Thunes and Denney-Jones and Michelle from The Horse discuss how horse owners can prepare for going out of town. ... Read More

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10 Hot Weather Horse Care Tips

June 17, 2016

Janet Johnston, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, ACVS, shares 10 tips to keep horses comfy and safe in the summer heat.... Read More

Your veterinarian might insert needles into the infected joint and flush it with sterile saline.

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Getting a Jumpstart on Joint Infections

June 08, 2016

Infected joints can be scary and cause stress, but early aggressive treatment offers the best chance for full recovery.... Read More

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Prepurchase Exams are Rarely Black and White

June 06, 2016

Prepurchase exams range from the cursory glance-him-over to the four-figure exam with every imaging angle imaginable.... Read More

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'Must Haves' for Your New Horse

June 03, 2016

Erin Denney-Jones, DVM, and nutritionist Clair Thunes, PhD, weigh in about what you need before getting a new horse.... Read More

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I Think My Horse Has Lyme Disease: Now What?

May 31, 2016

Dr. Amy Johnson of Penn Vet's New Bolton Center offers advice on what to do if you suspect your horse has Lyme disease.... Read More

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What Can Go Wrong When Gelding Horses

May 26, 2016

PennVet's New Bolton Center surgeon Dr. David Levine shares common complications that can occur when castrating a horse.... Read More

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Weights and Measures: Equine Feed Practices in the U.S.

May 16, 2016

Researchers determined that both veterinarians and owners need more equine nutrition education.... Read More

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Getting Back to Work This Spring? Keep Your Horse Sound!

May 13, 2016

Take precautions to reduce your horse's risk of getting hurt while returning to work. ... Read More

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The Ins and Outs of Feeding the OTTB

May 09, 2016

Careful dietary consideration is needed when transitioning a Thoroughbred from racing to a pleasure or sport career.... Read More

Many children are responsible for bringing the family horse to Equitarian Initiative clinics.

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Helping the Working Horses of Honduras

April 29, 2016

Go behind the scenes of an Equitarian Initiative clinic in Honduras as vets and vet students offer treatment to horses. ... Read More

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Three-Day Eventing Horse Inspections

April 27, 2016

Here's what to know about horse inspections, which are designed to evaluate the horse's fitness to compete.... Read More