Recent News for Horse Care

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Is Hydroponic Feed in Your Horse's Future?

June 01, 2015

Rising feed prices and drought conditions have led to a growing interest in using fodder systems to feed horses.... Read More

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What is a Saddle Tracing or Template?

June 01, 2015

Saddle fitters use tracing or templating to record the shape of a horse's back. Here's how it works.... Read More

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Practical Management of Strangles Outbreaks in Horses

May 31, 2015

Strangles outbreaks can be devastating, but the damage can be minimized or prevented through practical control plans.... Read More

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Researchers Examine Compensatory Lameness Sources

May 31, 2015

Some forelimb lamenesses can result in the horse appearing unsound in a hind limb.... Read More

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New Vocations to Build New Racehorse Retraining Facility

May 30, 2015

The new facility will include two 15-stall barns, indoor and outdoor arenas, and multiple pastures and paddocks.... Read More

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Keeping Your Horse Healthy on the Trail

May 29, 2015

Ways to prepare for, prevent, and handle potential emergencies on the trail.... Read More

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TAHC: Prepare to Protect Animals Before Disaster Strikes

May 29, 2015

Proper planning and preparedness are key in preventing or minimizing the loss of horses, livestock, and pets. ... Read More

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Storms Vex Texas, Oklahoma Horse Owners

May 29, 2015

While no official equine evacuation orders have been issued, some owners are moving their horses out of harm's way.... Read More

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New Treatments for Upward Fixation of the Patella Needed

May 29, 2015

Just 50% of owners were satisfied with the outcome of the current surgical treatment for upward fixation of the patella.... Read More

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10 Gastric Ulcer Resources on TheHorse.com

May 28, 2015

Here's a selection of content to help prepare you to manage these common but pesky problem spots.... Read More

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Why Does a Horse Bite?

May 28, 2015

Researchers have developed a list of reasons a horse might bite. Learn the causes and how to train a horse not to nip.... Read More

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Conference to Explore 'Breaking Barriers, Building Bridges'

May 28, 2015

The 2015 International Equitation Science Conference will focus on promoting ethical equitation for all disciplines.... Read More

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Study: Dams Shape Foals' Relationships With Humans

May 28, 2015

A good relationship with the dam is an easy way to promote positive interactions between foals and humans.... Read More

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The Equine Genetic Toolbox

May 27, 2015

Genetic testing reveals differences in an individual's DNA that result in traits from coat color to muscle function.... Read More

Damage caused by an ill-fitting saddle pad.

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Skin Issues That Affect Saddle Fit

May 27, 2015

Some sores, injuries, and infections can make saddling a painful process for your horse. Here's what to watch for.... Read More

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Ensure Horses are Vaccinated Against EEE, WNV, and Rabies

May 26, 2015

Timely vaccination has been shown to decrease disease incidence drastically.... Read More

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Getting to the Bottom of a Bite

May 26, 2015

Toxic reactions to bites are uncommon in horses, but when they do occur the consequences can be serious.... Read More

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Weaving: Are Mirrors the Answer?

May 25, 2015

Are stall mirrors recommended for horses that weave, and where could I find one that is safe and economical? ... Read More

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Kentucky Urges Owners, Event Organizers to Be Aware of EHV-1

May 24, 2015

Officials urged horsemen and organizers to take precautions due to the EHV-1 cases diagnosed across the country.... Read More

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Researchers Find New Method for Monitoring Horses' Body Fat

May 24, 2015

The new body condition index is designed to enhance the value of traditional body condition scoring.... Read More

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Cresty Neck Prevalence, Risk Factors Evaluated

May 24, 2015

Risk factors identified include height, a previous history of laminitis, breed, herd size, and more.... Read More

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Australian Vets Welcome Biosecurity Bills Passed in Senate

May 23, 2015

The bills are designed to strengthen disease control measures to better manage disease risk in Australia.... Read More

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TCA Announces May Award of Merit Winners

May 23, 2015

Award of Merit nominees consist of individuals or organizations working to provide a better life for Thoroughbreds.... Read More

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Clinical Signs and Causes of Back Pain in Horses

May 22, 2015

Learn about common issues owners encounter with their horses' spine and saddle fit and how to treat such issues.... Read More

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Nutritional Support for Horse Hooves

May 21, 2015

The complex equine hoof relies on important nutritional building blocks for strength and integrity.... Read More