Recent News for Basic Care

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USEF Issues Drugs and Medications Program Advisory

April 23, 2014

On April 22, the USEF issued an advisory in reference to recent changes to their drugs and medications rules.... Read More

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Surgically Treating 'Kissing Spines' in the Standing Horse

April 23, 2014

The team found that the standing procedure yielded similar results to surgery done under general anesthesia. ... Read More

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10 Easy Earth Day Tips to Green Up Your Horse Life

April 22, 2014

Follow these 10 earth-friendly tips to help reduce our horses' hoof prints on our planet. ... Read More

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Poll Recap: Fly Control Methods

April 22, 2014

Of the 487 respondents, 150 (31%) said fly sprays are their favorite fly control method.... Read More

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Truths and Fallacies about Equine Weight Management

April 21, 2014

Are you trying to help your horse gain or lose weight? Here are some facts and fallacies to consider.... Read More

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Key Owners, Trainers to Publicize Racehorses' Vet Records

April 20, 2014

Such records will cover the 14-day period preceding and including the day of each race.... Read More

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Researchers Digging Deeper into African Horse Sickness

April 20, 2014

Scientists are turning to a genetic level of understanding and fighting African horse sickness.... Read More

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Applying Insect Repellents

April 19, 2014

Whether a horse is troublesome or trouble-free about fly spray, here are some basic do's and don'ts to follow.... Read More

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Spring Cleaning, Stable Style

April 18, 2014

Here are some spring-cleaning tasks and tips from our Facebook fans. ... Read More

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5 Tips for Feeding Weanlings

April 18, 2014

With increased energy, protein, and mineral requirements, weanlings require carefully planned diets.... Read More

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Tygart: Parallels between Olympics and Horse Racing

April 17, 2014

The USADA's CEO sees parallels between racing and the Olympics when it comes to oversight on medications.... Read More

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How to Clip and Bathe Safely

April 17, 2014

Clipping and bathing can be safe, efficient, and positive experiences for you and your horse.... Read More

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West Virginia to Tackle Latest Round of Model Drug Rules

April 16, 2014

Industry stakeholders will meet to consider changes related to the National Uniform Medication Program. ... Read More

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Infographic: Equine Metabolic Syndrome (EMS)

April 15, 2014

Learn the risks of equine metabolic syndrome and how to manage horses with this all-too-common disorder.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Longeing Lessons

April 15, 2014

Of the 797 respondents, 329 (41%) said longeing is a regular part of their horses' fitness program.... Read More

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National HBPA Endorses Changes in Racehorse Drug Rules

April 15, 2014

The National HBPA endorsed changes the Association of Racing Commissioners made to model medication rules.... Read More

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Jockey Club Chairman: Make Triple Crown Vet Records Public

April 15, 2014

Ogden Mills Phipps called for public release of the records of horses entered in the 2013 Triple Crown races.... Read More

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Biosecurity Tip of the Month: Hay and Feed Storage

April 14, 2014

Store feed and hay carefully to reduce the number of potentially disease-carrying animals in barns.... Read More

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Take Steps to Prevent Equine Herpesvirus Infection

April 11, 2014

From vaccination to disinfection--learn how you can help prevent equine herpesvirus (EHV) infection spread.... Read More

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Veterinary Mobility Bill Moves to Full House

April 10, 2014

The bill would allow veterinarians to transport to and dispense controlled substances at treatment sites.... Read More

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Horse Grooming Tips and Tools

April 09, 2014

Here are some of our favorite horse-grooming tips, tricks, and tools from our Facebook fans.... Read More

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RCI Chief: Horse Racing Industry Must Get Its Act Together

April 09, 2014

The RCI president said participants' refusal to take responsibility for actions threatens racing's future.... Read More

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Horse Racing Industry Told to Drop Hammer to Force Reforms

April 08, 2014

Regulators and industry officials were told to use existing tools to push a uniform medication program. ... Read More

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Foaling Horses: 101 to 911

April 08, 2014

During and after foaling are two of the most critical times in a neonate and his mother's lives.... Read More

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New NTRA Safety, Integrity Alliance Code Available

April 07, 2014

The NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance's 2014 Code of Standards is now available for public comment.... Read More