Recent News for Horse Care

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Is It My Horse, or Is It Me?

December 02, 2016

We're quick to blame a horse for misbehaving, but a closer look at equine behavior might reveal we're the problem.... Read More

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Equine Foundation of Canada Donates to AVC

December 02, 2016

The AVC used the funds for equipment to diagnose and treat equine lameness, cardiovascular, and gastrointestinal issues.... Read More

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Study: Some Horses can Learn by Watching Humans

December 02, 2016

Researchers confirmed that horses learn socially across species, in this case from familiar humans.... Read More

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Six Things Your Horse Really Wants for Christmas

December 01, 2016

Tractors, breeches, and horse-themed jewelry might make up your wish list. But what would your horse ask Santa for?... Read More

A Przewalski's mare with her foal in the Mongolian Gobi desert.

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Tail Hairs Reveal Gobi Desert Equids' Dietary Choices

December 01, 2016

Przewalski's and domestic horses feed exclusively on grass, while wild asses feed on grass along with shrubs in winter.... Read More

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Holiday Gifts Your Horse Will Love

November 30, 2016

Not sure what to get your horse? Consider an enrichment toy or activity!... Read More

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Dozens of Horses Displaced by Smoky Mountain Wildfire

November 30, 2016

Some horses and ponies have been evacuated as their owners wait to see the full extent of the fire's damage.... Read More

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Are Appeasing Pheromones Effective in Horses?

November 30, 2016

How effective are appeasing pheromones for reducing nervousness or anxiety in horses? ... Read More

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Hot Topics in Hoof Care, Part 3: The Role of Imaging

November 30, 2016

Find out how veterinarians and farriers rely on imaging to evaluate the horse's hoof. ... Read More

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Vets to Track Radiographic Abnormalities in Thoroughbreds

November 29, 2016

Researchers hope to track the progress and prevalence of radiographic abnormalities in yearling Thoroughbreds.... Read More

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Researchers Seeking Input for Senior Horse Study

November 28, 2016

The team is looking at dental problems in old horses, changes owners make to feeding regimens, and more.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Paying for Horse Health Care

November 28, 2016

Of the 743 respondents, 324 (44%) use cash from their savings or emergency funds to pay for their horses' health care.... Read More

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Winterizing Horses

November 28, 2016

Take a few simple precautions and management approaches to help your horse weather winter safely.... Read More

Commentary

Can Horses Eat Citrus?

November 27, 2016

A reader asks about the risks and benefits of her horse eating a favorite treat: grapefruit. Our nutritionist weighs in.... Read More

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Gluck Center Doctoral Candidate Wins 3MT Competition

November 27, 2016

Carleigh Fedorka presented on biologic therapeutics as a treatment for endometritis in broodmares.... Read More

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Equine Internal Combustion

November 27, 2016

Help kick-start your horse's furnace by providing proper fuel: food, particularly good-quality forage.... Read More

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Saddle Up Safely Participates in Concussion Conference

November 25, 2016

University of Kentucky representatives presented at the International Sports Concussion Consensus Conference in Germany.... Read More

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UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Ashton Miller

November 25, 2016

Miller is studying the immune system of geriatric horses, particularly those with PPID, or equine Cushing's disease.... Read More

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Keeping the Aging Horse Comfortable

November 25, 2016

Here's how to manage senior horses' aging teeth, joints, lungs, and more.... Read More

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Managing Equine Arthritis on a Budget

November 25, 2016

Veterinarians can keep diagnostic costs lower by using as much information from routine tests as possible.... Read More

Xena, a canker patient who spent weeks at the University of Illinois receiving treatment, shows off her special shoe covers that hold bandages and medication in place.

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Canker Hoof Infections Make Cranky Horses

November 24, 2016

Canker is a chronic and painful infection of the frog of the hoof. Learn how veterinarians treat and prevent it. ... Read More

During a neurologic exam, the practitioner might test the horse's proprioception by placing his feet in unusual positions and observing how the horse places his limbs during movement.

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Neurologic or Lame?

November 23, 2016

Gait-altering conditions such as EPM, and wobbler syndrome can be tricky to spot and difficult to diagnose.... Read More

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Hot Topics in Hoof Care, Part 2: Shoeing the "Normal" Hoof

November 23, 2016

A farrier explains what a "normal" horse hoof is supposed to look like and how it affects shoeing. ... Read More

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Is There Such Thing as a Highly Sensitive Horse?

November 23, 2016

Is it possible that some horses, like people, are born with a highly sensitive nervous system?... Read More

This nuclear scintigraphic image highlights increased radiopharmaceutical uptake over the fractured rib.

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Rib Fractures and Performance Horse Discomfort

November 23, 2016

In one study 15 affected horses presented with a sudden change in ridden behavior, but only one had a history of trauma.... Read More