Recent News for Horse Care

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Do Horses in Mild Climates Need Extra Care During Winter?

December 11, 2017

Not everyone sees snow fly during the winter months, but horses still have seasonal needs that must be met.... Read More

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Could Horse Breed Predict Colic Risk?

December 11, 2017

Researchers have determined that that some gastrointestinal lesions are more common in certain types of horses.... Read More

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TAA Accredited 37 Organizations for 2017

December 09, 2017

The organizations include 31 that were reaccredited and six that received accreditation for the first time.... Read More

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Equine Parasitology Research Dr. Gene Lyons Dies

December 08, 2017

Eugene T. Lyons, PhD, a longtime UK Department of Veterinary Science faculty member, died Dec. 7. He was 86.... Read More

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Immunosenescence: What Owners of Old Horses Need to Know

December 08, 2017

Take a look at how immunosenescence and its effects impact the way owners and veterinarians care for senior horses.... Read More

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ARCI Model Rules Committee to Meet Dec. 7-8

December 07, 2017

Possible discussion topics include joint treatments and injections, detailed equine health records, and more.... Read More

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Cold Weather and Fresh Horses

December 07, 2017

Why do horses act "fresh" when it's cold outside? An equine behaviorist investigates. ... Read More

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What Does a 'Free' Horse Cost? Part 1

December 07, 2017

Here's what you need to know before acquiring a free (or nearly free) horse.... Read More

And even with preventive measures, snowballs can build up. Protect your horse from slipping and injury by removing snow and ice from his hooves as it builds up.

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Top Winter Hoof Care Tips

December 06, 2017

Having a winter hoof care plan in place ahead of time can help eliminate worries during the deep freeze.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Eye Matters

December 05, 2017

Of the 236 respondents, only 87 (33%) said their horses have an annual eye exam by a veterinarian.... Read More

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Research on Pain Scoring System for Ridden Horses Continues

December 05, 2017

This part of the study details behavioral pain markers, including head tossing, unwillingness to go forwards, and more.... Read More

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Breathing Easy: Managing Horses With Asthma

December 05, 2017

Does your horse have asthma? Find out how you can help him through management and environmental changes. ... Read More

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Zebra Stripes, Horseflies, and Optical Illusions

December 04, 2017

Zebra stripes appear to create optical illusions for horseflies and might cause them to avoid approaching altogether.... Read More

Navicular syndrome is typically diagnosed in mature horses 4 to 15 years old. It is most common in Quarter Horse, Thoroughbred, and Warmblood geldings.

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Does Low-Starch Horse Feed Equal Low-Calorie?

December 03, 2017

Find out why a horse might gain weight when switched to a feed marketed as "low-starch."... Read More

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Starch in Horse Diets

December 03, 2017

Although it can be damaging if fed improperly, starch is an important part of a horses' diets. Here's what to remember.... Read More

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BHA to Note Horses' First Start Since Wind Surgery on Cards

December 03, 2017

This racecard data will provide transparency for bettors and help generate data for equine health and welfare research.... Read More

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Do Obese Horses Spend More Time Eating Than Lean Ones?

December 03, 2017

Lean horses actually spent more time than obese ones eating, but both groups consume roughly the same amount of hay.... Read More

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BHA: Foal Notifications Aid in Thoroughbreds' Care for Life

December 02, 2017

Starting Jan. 1, 2018, breeders/owners will be required to report the birth of a foal in Great Britain within 30 days.... Read More

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ASPCA Grants $185,000 to Help Retired Racehorses

December 02, 2017

The ASPCA Rescuing Racers Initiative has granted more than $2 million to help protect former racehorses.... Read More

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Nature vs. Nurture: What Shapes a Foal's Future?

December 02, 2017

What affects a foal's demeanor and makes him his own, unique self? Let's have a look at what science has to say.... Read More

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Set Up Your Senior Horse For Cold-Weather Comfort

November 30, 2017

Ensure you're providing your senior horse with the support he needs to stay healthy all winter long.... Read More

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Selling or Giving Away a Horse With Issues

November 30, 2017

Find out what you should tell buyers about the horse's challenges and how to ensure he gets an appropriate home.... Read More

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Stubborn as a Donkey?

November 30, 2017

One behavior expert explains the differences in behavior between donkeys and horses. ... Read More

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A Window Into Your Horse's Sole

November 29, 2017

Does your horse have thin soles? Here's how to manage his feet to help keep him sound.... Read More

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Digital Foal Certificates to be Introduced in 2018

November 29, 2017

The Jockey Club will be using digital foal certificates to replace hard copies beginning with the 2018 foal crop.... Read More