Recent News for Horse Care

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Four Tips for a Fly-Free Spring

February 27, 2015

A coordinated insect control approach can help keep horses as fly-free as possible this spring.... Read More

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Aquatic Exercise's Effect on Equine Osteoarthritis

February 27, 2015

Underwater treadmill therapy can significantly improve balance control in horses with osteoarthritis.... Read More

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Graded Stakes Winner Williamstown Dead at 25

February 26, 2015

The 25-year-old son of Seattle Slew was euthanized Feb. 25 due to complications with equine protozoal myeloencephalitis.... Read More

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Are Horses Smart or Not, or Good or Bad?

February 26, 2015

Dr. Nancy Diehl weighs in how to tell if a horse is intelligent, or whether he's inherently good or bad.... Read More

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Cornell Ruffian Equine Specialists Acquires Standing MRI

February 26, 2015

Cornell Ruffian Equine Specialists signed an agreement to install the unit at its facility near Belmont Park.... Read More

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Integrated Parasite Control: How to Strike a Balance

February 26, 2015

Deworming protocols have changed radically over the past decade. Here's what you should consider.... Read More

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Report: Six Horses Die in Kentucky Barn Fire

February 25, 2015

Six horses were killed in an early morning fire that consumed two barns at Chanteclaire Farm near Midway on Feb. 25. ... Read More

Dr. Rose Nolen-Walston conducted two separate studies on blood transfusions in horses.

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Researchers Study Equine Blood Transfusions

February 25, 2015

Dr. Rose Nolen-Walston examined if blood can be taken monthly and stored successfully for use in transfusions and more.... Read More

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Stakeholders Issue Statement on British Anti-Doping Rules

February 25, 2015

North America Thoroughbred stakeholders respond to the British Horseracing Authority's new Equine Anti-Doping Rules.... Read More

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Researchers Compare Joint Injection Options

February 25, 2015

A comparison of triamcinolone and a triamcinolone/hyaluronic acid combo yielded "unexpected" results, researchers said.... Read More

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Hoof Abscesses: Does Epsom Salt Really Help?

February 24, 2015

A veterinarian considers if Epsom salts and poultices really help draw out hoof abscesses.... Read More

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Participation Sought in Study on JIE in Arabians

February 24, 2015

Researchers are working to identify the genetic cause of juvenile idiopathic epilepsy (JIE) in Arabian horses.... Read More

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Consider SDFT Attachment Problems in Lame Horses

February 24, 2015

If a horse is hind-limb lame, consider issues where the superficial digital flexor tendon (SDFT) attaches to the hock.... Read More

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FL Senate Committee Passes Medication Bill

February 23, 2015

Legislation governing racehorse medication policy passed the Florida Senate Regulated Industries Committee Feb. 18.... Read More

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Keys to Managing Colic Medically

February 23, 2015

The three main types of medical treatment for colic include fluid therapy, laxative administration, and pain management.... Read More

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Study: Genetic Differences in Racing, Cutting Quarter Horses

February 22, 2015

Researchers identified specific genes that distinguish racing-type Quarter Horses from cutting-type Quarter Horses.... Read More

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Study: Pawing Could be Indicative of Discomfort

February 21, 2015

Pawing could be a learned behavior that might reflect an effort to ease pain in the limbs or abdomen, researchers said.... Read More

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Parasite Control in Young Horses

February 20, 2015

Dr. Martin Nielsen reviews which parasites are dangerous to foals and how to best deworm young horses.... Read More

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UK Equine Showcase, Breeders' Short Course Held Jan. 23-24

February 20, 2015

Lecture topics included equine proliferative enteropathy, the physiology of aging, amino acid requirements, and more.... Read More

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Tips for Healthful Horse Barns During Winter

February 19, 2015

Our readers and staff share tips for providing a healthy living environment for horses during cold weather. ... Read More

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Managing a Head-Banging Horse

February 19, 2015

My gelding has started banging his head against the trailer wall. ... Read More

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Why Do Horses Need Amino Acids in Their Diets?

February 19, 2015

Amino acids are one of the most significant pieces of the puzzle in a horse's diet and are used to build protein.... Read More

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Winter Storms Challenge Barn, Horse Owners

February 18, 2015

Winter 2015 is piling snow, sleet, and freezing rain on much of the country. Find out how horse owners are coping.... Read More

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10 Early Warning Signs of Laminitis

February 17, 2015

Your horse's best chance of overcoming this hoof disease might lie in your ability to catch it early.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Sweeping Horse Barn Aisles

February 17, 2015

Of the 1,370 respondents, 374 (27%) said they sweep or rake their barn aisles once a day. ... Read More