Working With a Veterinarian


My Horse Lost a 'Baby Tooth.' Should I Be Concerned?

October 26, 2016

What is the long-term prognosis for a young horse losing a tooth prematurely?... Read More


Equine Rehab Therapies: How Do They Work?

October 19, 2016

A look at noninvasive high-tech therapies--from lasers to ceramic-thread blankets--and how they might help horses heal.... Read More


The New Reality: Microchipping Horses

October 13, 2016

Microchips could offer benefits beyond identification for your horse. ... Read More


Feeding Foals

October 03, 2016

A foal's diet is critical to development, disease prevention, and more. Here's how to feed foals through weaning.... Read More


Help! Something Bit My Horse

September 28, 2016

Rabies is a concern when horses are bitten by unknown animals. Find out how to protect your horse.... Read More


How Old is My Pony?

September 14, 2016

I have a pony who is a rescue, and I have no idea how old he is. How can I estimate his age? ... Read More


Castration: A Crucial Part of Responsible Ownership

September 13, 2016

Being a responsible horse owner involves deciding if and when castration is appropriate. ... Read More


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


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


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


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


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


Dealing With a Down Horse

June 21, 2016

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


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.


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


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


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


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


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


Equine Vaccination Q&A

March 16, 2016

Confused by the various vaccine types, schedules, and administration routes for horses? Here's what you need to know. ... Read More


Why Does My Horse Stumble After Jumping?

March 02, 2016

Find out what a veterinarian might look for when examining a horse that loses his balance after jumping a fence. ... Read More


Common Dewormers: Still Effective Against Small Strongyles?

March 01, 2016

Study results revealed that three commercially available dewormers showed poor efficacy on the majority of farms tested.... Read More


Animal Genetic Testing and Research Lab Gets New Name

February 25, 2016

The University of Kentucky Animal Genetic Testing and Research Laboratory has been renamed Genetic Testing at Gluck. ... Read More


Why a Veterinarian Should Vaccinate Your Horse

February 24, 2016

Why can't we give our horses their vaccines ourselves? My barn friend said my shots won't count if I give them myself.... Read More


Addressing Old Racing Injuries in Prepurchase Exams

December 23, 2015

How do I explain a horse's previous injury to a potential buyer?... Read More