Recent News for Basic Care

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Safe Longeing for Horse Health

September 30, 2016

This common exercise modality can be surprisingly risky; learn how to keep your horse--and yourself--safe.... Read More

Store chemicals or medications in special designated locations to they don't contaminate horse feed or poison children or pets around the barn.

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Storing Toxic Substances in Stables

September 29, 2016

Find out how to use, store, and discard flammable, toxic, or hazardous products found on horse farms.... Read More

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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

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Stifling the Pain

September 28, 2016

Find out how to get athletic horses with injuries to the large, complex stifle joint on the road to recovery.... Read More

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Operation Gelding Receives Grants to Support Clinics

September 28, 2016

As a result, the program hopes to nearly double the number of clinics held and stallions gelded by 2018.... Read More

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Equine Rabies: What You Should Know About this Fatal Disease

September 27, 2016

While the incidence of rabies is low, the fatality rate is high: 100%. Learn how to protect your horse.... Read More

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Equine Rabies Refresher

September 26, 2016

Equine rabies is invariably fatal once contracted but preventable if proper steps are taken.... Read More

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10 Biosecurity Tips from Top Equine Health Experts

September 26, 2016

Protecting your horse from infectious disease needn't require storing him in a protective bubble. ... Read More

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Levalbuterol Tested as Heaves Treatment

September 25, 2016

Levalbuterol is an effective bronchodilator but has a relatively short duration of action, researchers found.... Read More

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Healthy Horse App Features More Horse Types, Uses

September 23, 2016

The smartphone app is designed to help owners better manage their horses' weights.... Read More

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Spontaneous Rearing and Food Aggression in Horses

September 22, 2016

One mare's rearing habit around her owner might be play initiation. ... Read More

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Leptospirosis Vaccine Licensed for Use in Pregnant Mares

September 22, 2016

The USDA licensed a vaccine for use in pregnant mares to protect against leptospirosis, one cause of abortion in horses.... Read More

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West Virginia to Require Safety Alliance Accreditation

September 22, 2016

The state's two Thoroughbred tracks must submit applications for Safety and Integrity Alliance accreditation by Nov. 4.... Read More

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Ammonia: A Hidden Danger in the Barn

September 20, 2016

We know that ammonia is harmful to horses. But did you know it's also a health hazard for humans?... Read More

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Caring for the Colic Survivor

September 19, 2016

Special maintenance and nutrition can help your horse get back to (and stay in) good health after a colic episode.... Read More

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British Tracks Testing Padded Hurdle for Jump Races

September 18, 2016

The fall rate since the trials began has reduced to 1.59%, a reduction of 0.5% compared to the 10-year average.... Read More

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Can Weight Loss Predict Chronic Grass Sickness Outcomes?

September 17, 2016

Weight loss--both the amount and rate--can help predict chronic equine grass sickness survival, researchers found.... Read More

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International Helmet Awareness Day Takes Place Sept. 17

September 17, 2016

Participating retailers all over the world will be offering discounts on helmets to equestrians on Sept. 17.... Read More

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Fall Feeding Tips for Horses

September 16, 2016

As autumn approaches, consider whether you need to make changes to your horse's diet in preparation for winter.... Read More

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Would You Know if Someone was Suffering From a Concussion?

September 15, 2016

Here are some signs that might indicate your riding buddy sustained a concussion in a fall or accident.... Read More

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Hoof Pads: What Are They Good For?

September 14, 2016

Sometimes horses need a little extra support or protection. Find out how hoof pads can help.... Read More

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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

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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

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Biosecurity in the Breeding Shed

September 12, 2016

Biosecurity isn't just a consideration for show horses. Here are some tips on how to keep breeding stock disease-free.... Read More

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Vets: Help Complete BEVA's New Risk Assessment Guide

September 10, 2016

The association is asking for BEVA members' feedback to ensure the guide is as relevant and useful as possible.... Read More