Recent News for Horse Care

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Researchers Review Gastrocnemius Muscle Rupture in Foals

March 28, 2015

A rupture to this hind leg muscle can be fatal. Here's what to watch for in young foals.... Read More

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Stray Mexican Donkey Tests Positive for Glanders

March 27, 2015

The stray donkey tested positive after being apprehended and quarantined at a USDA holding pen in Texas.... Read More

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It's Not Too Early to Vaccinate Horses Against EEE, WNV

March 27, 2015

Horses require two doses of the vaccinations initially and then boosters at least annually.... Read More

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L. intracellularis Infection, Risk Evaluated

March 27, 2015

Foals' sex and weaning dates could increase or decrease their risk of developing L. intracellularis infection.... Read More

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RMTC Board Approves Cobalt Threshold

March 27, 2015

The cobalt threshold will be submitted to the RCI for consideration as a model rule at its April meeting. ... Read More

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Normal Mare and Newborn Foal Behavior

March 26, 2015

Find out what to expect as your mare goes into labor and during your foals first hours of life.... Read More

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Updated Security Protocols for Blue Grass Stakes Horses

March 26, 2015

Measures include out-of-competition drug testing, increased security, monitoring veterinary records, and more.... Read More

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Weed Management in Pastures, Hayfields, and More

March 25, 2015

A program that integrates several control strategies is generally more successful than relying on only one method. ... Read More

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Enhanced Security Protocols for High-Profile New York Races

March 25, 2015

Protocols will include out-of-competition drug testing, heightened security, publicized veterinary records, and more.... Read More

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How to Manage the Club Foot: Birth to Maturity

March 25, 2015

If recognized early and given proper intervention, especially in young horses, a club foot can often be corrected.... Read More

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Study: Common Equine Parasite Misidentified in Textbooks

March 25, 2015

Parascaris equorum, known for infecting foals, is actually a different species: Parascaris univalens.... Read More

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Fit for the Trail

March 24, 2015

Learn how recreational riders can condition and protect their equine weekend warriors.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Starting Horses Under Saddle

March 24, 2015

Of the 700 respondents, 522 (75%) said yes, they have started a horse under saddle themselves.... Read More

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Emerging Equine Diseases: What You Should Know

March 24, 2015

Learn about emergent diseases and what steps we can take to help stop illnesses' spread into unaffected countries.... Read More

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Infectious Arthritis Incidence Following Joint Injections

March 23, 2015

Researchers determined that the overall incidence of infection was 9.2 per 10,000 injections.... Read More

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Colorado Horse Owners Reminded to Get Brand Inspections

March 22, 2015

State statutes require a brand inspection if owners plan on buying, selling, adopting, gifting, or selling horses.... Read More

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EquiMania! Celebrates 10 Years at Can-Am

March 22, 2015

EquiMania! is designed to educate visitors about equine safety, horses' skeletal and digestive systems, and more.... Read More

Lord De Mauley outlined the plans for the introduction of a strengthened, fit-for-purpose equine identification regime throughout Europe.

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Horse Identification Needs Discussed at British Forum

March 21, 2015

The need for a robust, workable equine identification system was discussed at the 2015 British National Equine Forum.... Read More

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Sunland Park Reaccredited by NTRA Safety, Integrity Alliance

March 21, 2015

Best practices in use include out-of-competition testing, "supertesting" of suspect plasma or urine samples, and more.... Read More

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Multiple Celiotomies in Short Span Yield a Guarded Prognosis

March 21, 2015

Horses undergoing multiple colic surgeries in a 14-day period are at greater risk for incisional infections.... Read More

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Safe Longeing

March 20, 2015

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

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Researchers Study Bit-Induced Trauma

March 20, 2015

Bits that do not fit properly, are aggressive, or used incorrectly can cause damage to horses' mouths, researchers said.... Read More

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Managing Breeding Stallions

March 19, 2015

Dr. Nancy Diehl offers advice on keeping stallions happy and safe during routine handling and breeding. ... Read More

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Researchers Evaluate Henderson Equine Castration Instrument

March 19, 2015

The Henderson equine castrating instrument resulted in a low complication rate, especially among younger horses.... Read More

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Spring Turnout Tips for Horses

March 19, 2015

Proper turnout management and monitoring body condition are important steps to keeping your horse healthy.... Read More