Recent News for Basic Care

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Poll Recap: Groundwork Practice

December 12, 2017

Of the 452 respondents, 367 (81%) said groundwork is a regular part of their routine with their horses.... Read More

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Narrow Escape: Caring for Equine Barn Fire Survivors

December 12, 2017

Just because a horse survives a barn fire doesn't mean he's out of harm's way. Here's what you need to know.... Read More

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Study: Swimming Can Improve Horses' Glucose, Insulin Levels

December 12, 2017

Low-intensity swimming could help maintain glucose and insulin levels without putting excess strain on horses' limbs.... Read More

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Equine Parasitology Research Dr. Gene Lyons Dies

December 08, 2017

Eugene T. Lyons, PhD, a longtime UK Department of Veterinary Science faculty member, died Dec. 7. He was 86.... Read More

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Immunosenescence: What Owners of Old Horses Need to Know

December 08, 2017

Take a look at how immunosenescence and its effects impact the way owners and veterinarians care for senior horses.... Read More

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ARCI Model Rules Committee to Meet Dec. 7-8

December 07, 2017

Possible discussion topics include joint treatments and injections, detailed equine health records, and more.... Read More

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Cold Weather and Fresh Horses

December 07, 2017

Why do horses act "fresh" when it's cold outside? An equine behaviorist investigates. ... Read More

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What Does a 'Free' Horse Cost? Part 1

December 07, 2017

Here's what you need to know before acquiring a free (or nearly free) horse.... Read More

And even with preventive measures, snowballs can build up. Protect your horse from slipping and injury by removing snow and ice from his hooves as it builds up.

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Top Winter Hoof Care Tips

December 06, 2017

Having a winter hoof care plan in place ahead of time can help eliminate worries during the deep freeze.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Eye Matters

December 05, 2017

Of the 236 respondents, only 87 (33%) said their horses have an annual eye exam by a veterinarian.... Read More

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Breathing Easy: Managing Horses With Asthma

December 05, 2017

Does your horse have asthma? Find out how you can help him through management and environmental changes. ... Read More

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Zebra Stripes, Horseflies, and Optical Illusions

December 04, 2017

Zebra stripes appear to create optical illusions for horseflies and might cause them to avoid approaching altogether.... Read More

Navicular syndrome is typically diagnosed in mature horses 4 to 15 years old. It is most common in Quarter Horse, Thoroughbred, and Warmblood geldings.

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Does Low-Starch Horse Feed Equal Low-Calorie?

December 03, 2017

Find out why a horse might gain weight when switched to a feed marketed as "low-starch."... Read More

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Starch in Horse Diets

December 03, 2017

Although it can be damaging if fed improperly, starch is an important part of a horses' diets. Here's what to remember.... Read More

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BHA to Note Horses' First Start Since Wind Surgery on Cards

December 03, 2017

This racecard data will provide transparency for bettors and help generate data for equine health and welfare research.... Read More

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Do Obese Horses Spend More Time Eating Than Lean Ones?

December 03, 2017

Lean horses actually spent more time than obese ones eating, but both groups consume roughly the same amount of hay.... Read More

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Set Up Your Senior Horse For Cold-Weather Comfort

November 30, 2017

Ensure you're providing your senior horse with the support he needs to stay healthy all winter long.... Read More

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A Window Into Your Horse's Sole

November 29, 2017

Does your horse have thin soles? Here's how to manage his feet to help keep him sound.... Read More

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Your Obese Horse or Pony is Costing You Money

November 28, 2017

Study results suggest caretakers spend nearly $435 more annually managing obese equids compared to their nonobese ones.... Read More

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Equine Weight Loss Mysteries

November 27, 2017

How to unravel the reason behind your horse's head-scratching weight loss.... Read More

Comparing parts left-to-right is key to interpreting images, with the horse as its own control.

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Equine Thermography

November 25, 2017

Thermography is a noninvasive, safe, and cost-effective diagnostic imaging tool used in equine health care.... Read More

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Concussion or Injury? There's an App for That

November 24, 2017

The Saddle Up Safely app includes a return-to-riding protocol, an injury and concussion assessment tool, and more.... Read More

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New Website Features UK's Historic Parasitology Horse Herds

November 24, 2017

The website features the history of two parasitology research herds that scientists have managed at UK since the 1970s.... Read More

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Managing Chronic Laminitis

November 24, 2017

Horses with chronic laminitis should be closely monitored during treatment and recovery. Here's what to consider.... Read More

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UKVDL Map of the Month: Antimicrobial Resistance

November 23, 2017

Antimicrobial resistance and susceptibility are real concerns in the veterinary and human health world.... Read More