Recent News for Basic Care

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Tweets from Rood & Riddle's Client Education Seminar

February 23, 2017

Read the top tweets and take-homes from Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital's client education seminar.... Read More

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Eastern Tent Caterpillar Eggs Could Hatch Early in Kentucky

February 23, 2017

Entomologists predict that this year's egg hatch could beat the previous record for early hatching "soundly."... Read More

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Take-Homes from February KENA Discussion on EHV-1

February 22, 2017

Read our editor's take-home EHV-1 tweets from the Kentucky Horse Council's KENA meeting held Feb. 21. ... Read More

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The 'Creaky' Performance Horse

February 22, 2017

Seasoned sport horses often need a little extra TLC to continue performing well into middle age.... Read More

Mari puts a cotton scrim sheet on Posey and hand walks her while she dries. Doing so keeps the mare clean and prevents her from rolling while wet. Tip: Avoid using new sheets in bold colors on light colored horses, such as grays or pintos. The sheet’s color can bleed and stain the horse’s coat.

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What's so Cool About Coolers?

February 22, 2017

Find out why using coolers on horses post-exercise makes good sense.... Read More

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Nielsen Named Co-Editor of Parasitology Journal

February 21, 2017

Dr. Martin Nielsen was recently named the North American co-editor-in-chief of Veterinary Parasitology.... Read More

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How do Horses Get Hurt During Transport?

February 21, 2017

One in four drivers surveyed said they'd had a horse suffer an injury during transport.... Read More

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Tips for Refeeding Malnourished Horses

February 20, 2017

Time, patience, and care are critical because full rehabilitation can take weeks, months, or even longer. ... Read More

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Think Before You Medicate Your Horse

February 17, 2017

Here's why it's important to reach out to your veterinarian before administering an NSAID to your horse.... Read More

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EEE, WNV Vaccinations Do Not Interfere With Disease Testing

February 17, 2017

None of the samples from recently vaccinated horses had antibody titers close to the value cutoff for true disease.... Read More

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USEF to Host Workshop on Depo-Provera Use in Show Horses

February 17, 2017

Some veterinarians use this synthetic progestin in an attempt to suppress estrus and related behaviors in mares. ... Read More

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Rabies Vaccine Efficacy Might Last Longer Than we Thought

February 16, 2017

This finding could help veterinarians manage owners of horses that have reacted adversely to the vaccine in the past.... Read More

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An Inside Look at Przewalski's Horse Hooves

February 15, 2017

Researching wild and feral horse hooves helps us better understand domestic horse hoof health. ... Read More

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Louisiana Veterinarian Accused of Doping Racehorses

February 15, 2017

Dr. Kyle Hebert allegedly supplied trainers with dermorphin, saying the drug would make horses "focus and run faster."... Read More

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Time to Thrive: Neonatal Health Concerns

February 14, 2017

A look at health risks and survival rates among equine neonates.... Read More

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Paint-On Aseptic Skin Prep Easy, Effective, Cost-Efficient

February 13, 2017

Products that don't requiring scrubbing to remove dirt and bacteria from skin are gaining in popularity.... Read More

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Farriers Play an Important Role in Horse Health

February 13, 2017

Farriers manage and provide protection for horse hooves. Here's a look at how they help maintain horses' health.... Read More

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University of Illinois Adds Farrier Service

February 13, 2017

The university is acquiring Middlefork Forge and the Midwest Horseshoeing School, both located in Illinois.... Read More

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What We Know (and Don't Know) About Bisphosphonates

February 12, 2017

Many navicular horses have benefited from bisphosphonate treatment, but some questions remain about these medications.... Read More

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Illinois Lab Receives Interim RMTC Accreditation

February 10, 2017

The University of Illinois Analytical Forensic Testing Laboratory performs drug testing for the Illinois Racing Board.... Read More

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A Vet's Perspective on Equine Insurance

February 09, 2017

A veterinarian explains the benefits of insurance and what to expect from your policy.... Read More

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10 Equine Dentistry Resources on TheHorse.com

February 09, 2017

February is the AVMA's national pet dental health month. Brush up on your equine dental knowledge with these resources.... Read More

California state animal health officials were deeply involved with the recent equine herpesvirus-1 outbreak at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center. Here, a horse waits to enter quarantined isolation.

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The Role of State Officials in Protecting Horse Health

February 08, 2017

Animal health officials help manage disease outbreaks, ensure the health of animals crossing state lines, and more.... Read More

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Top Surgery Studies of 2016

February 08, 2017

Dr. Elizabeth Santschi recaps studies on fracture recovery, joint injections, sarcoid treatments, and more.... Read More

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Narrow Escape: Caring for Equine Barn Fire Survivors

February 07, 2017

Just because a horse survives a barn fire doesn't mean he's out of harm's way.... Read More