Recent News for First Aid & Emergency Care

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15 is the New 10: Keeping the Middle-Aged Horse Healthy

July 21, 2016

Find out how to keep your middle-aged horse's teeth, feet, joints, and more healthy. ... Read More

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Preventing Disease Spread This Show Season

July 19, 2016

Remember these three core biosecurity steps to help keep your horses as well as your fellow competitors' horses healthy.... Read More

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My Horse Has a Fever: Now What?

July 15, 2016

Learn to recognize the signs of various temperature-raising conditions.... Read More

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A New Horse With an Unknown History: Where to Start?

July 13, 2016

I purchased a horse, and she came with no health records. How do I get her back on a preventive care regimen?... Read More

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British Researchers Seeking to Improve Horse Welfare

July 12, 2016

Welfare issues include stress/pain behavior; inappropriate nutrition, stabling, and turnout; and delayed death.... Read More

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Hoof-Care Triage

July 11, 2016

Punctures, abscesses, and worse: What to do when your horse's hoof is hurting and who to call for help.... Read More

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My Horse's Vet Bill is How Much?

July 07, 2016

Understand the costs of veterinary care before you're faced with a sick or injured horse.... Read More

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Ontario Large Animal Rescue Training Provides Hands-On Tips

July 01, 2016

The course focused on the safe transfer and handling of horses and other large animals in emergency situations.... Read More

Troy Heikes (USA) and Lil Gun Dunit were the leaders in the second individual reining qualifier .

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Keeping Your Equine Athlete at the Top of His Game

June 24, 2016

Our sources share nine ways to help your sport horse perform at his best.... Read More

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Dealing With a Down Horse

June 21, 2016

Learn how to right a recumbent horse and what factors influence his survival.... Read More

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10 Hot Weather Horse Care Tips

June 17, 2016

Janet Johnston, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, ACVS, shares 10 tips to keep horses comfy and safe in the summer heat.... Read More

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Horses Rescued From Texas Flood Waters

June 03, 2016

A half-dozen horses were rescued from rising flood waters from the Brazos River. ... Read More

Acute and generally non-weight-bearing lameness caused by infection within the hoof.

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Hoof Abscesses in Horses

May 27, 2016

This common problem can cause sudden, severe lameness but often resolves quickly with the proper treatment.... Read More

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Understanding Your Horse's 'Engine' During Exercise

May 19, 2016

Learn how your horse's cardiovascular and respiratory systems function to power his every stride.... Read More

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Planning for Equine Evacuations During Hurricanes

May 19, 2016

Preparing ahead for equine evacuations can be crucial to horses' survival. Here's what to remember.... Read More

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Pain, Behavioral, or Both?

May 19, 2016

Often, a horse's behavior problems are rooted in either pain or incomplete training. Here's what to consider.... Read More

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Getting Back to Work This Spring? Keep Your Horse Sound!

May 13, 2016

Take precautions to reduce your horse's risk of getting hurt while returning to work. ... Read More

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Three-Day Eventing Horse Inspections

April 27, 2016

Here's what to know about horse inspections, which are designed to evaluate the horse's fitness to compete.... Read More

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How Can I Tell if My Horse is in Pain?

April 20, 2016

A veterinarian and an equine behaviorist describes behavioral signs of pain in horses.... Read More

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More Than 100 Horses Rescued From Houston Floods

April 20, 2016

Dozens of equids have been moved to higher ground while five endurance horses remain missing.... Read More

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Registration Open for KHC Large Animal Rescue Training

April 14, 2016

A basic training class and an operations-level course (which will be open to auditors) will be offered.... Read More

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Time to Retire?

March 24, 2016

Find out when and how to transition your horse from the show ring to a more leisurely lifestyle.... Read More

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20 Disaster Planning Questions

March 12, 2016

Community disaster planning begins at home and in neighborhoods, and with understanding your farm.... Read More

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2016 Western Veterinary Conference: Wednesday's Top Tweets

March 10, 2016

Tweets and take-homes from the 2016 Western Veterinary Conference's equine acupuncture and emergencies sessions. ... Read More

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Spring Health Preparations

March 07, 2016

Check all these tasks off your list as you transition your horse into the spring riding season.... Read More