Recent News for Horse Care

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Rotational Deworming can Promote Drug Resistant Parasites

June 29, 2015

Many veterinarians now recommend using fecal egg counts to determine your horse's deworming needs.... Read More

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Groups Join Coalition for Horse Racing Integrity

June 29, 2015

The coalition supports national oversight of uniform medication standards in Thoroughbred racing.... Read More

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Researchers Compare Different Types of Horses' Temperaments

June 29, 2015

Factors such as age, breed, discipline, and more can impact a horse's temperament, scientists found.... Read More

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A Look at Switzerland's Equine Protection Laws

June 28, 2015

Since 2008 Switzerland has been a leader in animal rights legislation and the impact on horse management is significant.... Read More

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UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Wenying Zhu

June 27, 2015

Zhu's research focused on evaluating intra-articular glucocorticoid therapies for equine osteoarthritis.... Read More

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Horse Owners: There's Still Time to Take Action Against WNV

June 26, 2015

Vaccination and good horse and pest management can help protect horses from WNV during peak mosquito season.... Read More

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UK Equine Law Conference Held in April

June 26, 2015

Discussion topics ranged from medications in racing and sport horse fields to equine insurance provisions, and more.... Read More

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What is a Neck Threadworm, and Can it Hurt My Horse?

June 26, 2015

An equine parasitologist answers a horse owner question about these mysterious worms.... Read More

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Vaccines, Dewormers, and Nutrition for Senior Horses

June 26, 2015

Ensure your horse's "healthspan" equals his lifespan by optimizing his immunity, parasite control, and feed programs.... Read More

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What is a Flehmen Response?

June 25, 2015

Discover why your horse is curling his upper lip.... Read More

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Storm Claims Horse at Virginia Rescue

June 25, 2015

The mare was euthanized after being injured by flying debris from high winds and a strong thunderstorm.... Read More

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Researchers Examine Horses' Social Statuses

June 25, 2015

Dominant horses are typically older, larger, and less fearful than other horses in a herd, researchers found.... Read More

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New South Wales Confirms First Equine Hendra Case of 2015

June 24, 2015

Officials said an unvaccinated 19-year-old gelding died after showing clinical signs of infection for two to three days.... Read More

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Problems With Previcox Overdose

June 24, 2015

What can happen if a horse overdoses on Previcox? A veterinarian shares his insight.... Read More

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Promoting Lifelong Equine Joint Health

June 24, 2015

Using sensible strategies we can promote healthy equine joints capable of withstanding athletic demands.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Senior Horse Health Concerns

June 23, 2015

Readers said they are most concerned about senior horses' nutrition, followed by their joint and soft tissue health.... Read More

Following nerve removal, Dr. Withers stitches the incision up before moving on to the next leg.

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A Day Spent at an Equine Clinic Abroad

June 23, 2015

Take a behind-the-scenes look at the goings-on of a U.K. vet clinic and its differences from ones stateside.... Read More

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Australian Vets Condemn Cobalt Misuse in Racing Industry

June 21, 2015

Equine Veterinarians Australia says cobalt misuse in the horse racing industry is a serious animal welfare issue.... Read More

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Antimicrobials' Effects on Horses' Intestinal Microbes

June 20, 2015

Researchers found significant changes following the administration of three common antimicrobial medications.... Read More

Technicians now position the sedated horse so that he’s balanced over all four legs. This will help limit the horse’s movement during the scan. The MRI room is lined with metal, which is seen in this image, to prevent interference from external radio waves.

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Equine Standing MRI Now Operating Opposite Belmont Park

June 19, 2015

Cornell Ruffian Equine Specialists hopes to use the state-of-the-art imaging system to help assess lameness.... Read More

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Prevalence of, Risk Factors for Ulcers in Jumpers Examined

June 19, 2015

Researchers found that 34% of jumping horses examined had both squamous and glandular ulcers.... Read More

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Are Stall Toys Good for Horses?

June 18, 2015

A horse behavior expert weighs in on whether she believes horses benefit from toys.... Read More

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Nutrition-Related Problems: Hyperlipemia

June 17, 2015

With hyperlipemia, the body thinks it is starving and releases large quantities of stored fats into the bloodstream.... Read More

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Proposed Bill Calls for Federal Anti-Doping Racing Rules

June 17, 2015

Race-day medications for racehorses would be banned and an independent agency would be charged with enforcing rules.... Read More

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Thwarting Thrush

June 16, 2015

Thrush can cause serious and sometimes permanent lameness if not treated promptly and properly.... Read More