Recent News for Horse Care

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Examine Hay for Toxic Striped Blister Beetles

August 01, 2014

Blister beetles produce the oily, caustic compound cantharidin, which can cause horses to become sick or die.... Read More

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Del Mar Once Again Shifting Races Off Turf

August 01, 2014

The move comes following another breakdown, the fifth since July 17, on the newly installed turf course.... Read More

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Apply With Caution: Is Your Topical Treatment Show-Safe?

August 01, 2014

Some topicals contain illegal substances that could result in a medication disqualification at your next show.... Read More

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10 Equine Joint Health Resources on TheHorse.com

July 31, 2014

Learn about options for keeping horses' joints healthy and for treating those that have developed problems. ... Read More

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Stronach Group Names O'Neil Equine Health, Safety Director

July 31, 2014

Robert O'Neil, DVM, is a veterinarian with more than 35 years' experience in the Thoroughbred industry.... Read More

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TheHorse.com Adds Equine Behavior Expert

July 31, 2014

Nancy Diehl, VMD, MS, will join Sue McDonnell, PhD, Cert. AAB, in fielding readers' horse behavior questions.... Read More

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Cross-Training Sport Horses for Body and Mind

July 31, 2014

Cross-training is a "central pillar" to athletic success and longevity, one veterinarian says. Learn why.... Read More

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Infographic: Does My Horse Have Gastric Ulcers?

July 30, 2014

Up to 90% of horses have gastric ulcers. Discover their clinical signs, treatments, and management strategies.... Read More

Ascarids--the roundworms that infect foals--primarily show resistance to macrocyclic lactones, but there are also reports of some pyrimidine resistance.

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Intercepting Parasite Resistance

July 30, 2014

Learn about management strategies you can use to help ward off parasite resistance to anthelmintics.... Read More

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ASPCA Celebrates Five Years of 'Rescuing Racers'

July 30, 2014

The ASPCA has granted over $1.7 million to rescue groups since launching the Rescuing Racers Initiative.... Read More

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Utah Horse Owners Advised to Take Precautions against WNV

July 30, 2014

Officials strongly advises owners to vaccinate horses against West Nile virus (WNV) if they haven't already.... Read More

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Check Ligament Surgery Helps Racehorses with SDFT Injuries

July 30, 2014

Of the 332 horses that underwent the procedure, 228 (69%) went on to race post-surgery.... Read More

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Study: EIPH Does Not Shorten Racing Careers

July 29, 2014

Researchers found no difference in career longevity between horses that experience EIPH and those that don't.... Read More

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RCI to Consider Horses-in-Training Rules

July 29, 2014

The rules would govern racehorses in training in an attempt to identify whether they are at risk for injury.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Dental Care Costs

July 29, 2014

Of the 868 respondents, 359 (41%) said their annual dental care costs vary depending on their horses' needs. ... Read More

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California Wildfires Drive Horses from their Homes

July 29, 2014

Eighteen horses were moved to a county fairground when wildfire threatened their Northern California homes.... Read More

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Researchers Link Red Complex Bacteria, EOTRH

July 29, 2014

The presence of red complex bacteria could be a red flag for impending tooth reabsorption, researchers say.... Read More

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'Exploding' Manure Blamed for California Barn Fire

July 28, 2014

Fire authorities believe "exploding" manure could have started the blaze that killed four Friesian horses.... Read More

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Two Navajo Nation Horses Test Positive for WNV

July 28, 2014

The Navajo Nation Veterinary and Livestock Program said two neurologic horses tested positive on July 25.... Read More

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Researchers Link Behaviors with Type, Intensity of Emotions

July 28, 2014

Researchers developed a scale to identify the valence (positive or negative) and intensity of equine emotions.... Read More

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Malinowski Delivers Presentation on Senior Horse Health

July 27, 2014

Karyn Malinowski PhD, presented "Ensuring Good Health and Well-Being of the Aging Equine Population."... Read More

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Reducing Risk from Tick-Borne Diseases

July 27, 2014

Get tips on how to reduce the risk of contracting a tick-borne disease for you and your horses.... Read More

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Managing Your Farm's Parasite Portfolio

July 27, 2014

One researcher says "parasite portfolio" monitoring could lead to fewer adult horses needing deworming.... Read More

Seven people contracted the hendra virus from horses since its discovery in 1994.

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AVA: Vaccinate Australian Horses against Hendra Now

July 26, 2014

The Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) urges owners to have horses vaccinated against the deadly virus. ... Read More

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Take Precautions against Equine Heat Stress

July 25, 2014

Learn what steps to take to ensure your horses stay cool and comfortable when temperatures rise.... Read More