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Large insults that can’t heal on their own might require some help in the form of a skin graft, like this meshed split-thickness sheet graft seen four days after application.

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Skin Grafting Options for Horse Wounds

February 06, 2016

Large insults might require a skin graft. Here's how your vet will select what type of graft to use.... Read More

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Managing the Anxious Horse

February 05, 2016

Find out how to keep you, your prone-to-worry horse, and those around him safe.... Read More

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600 Working Equids Receiving Emergency Feed Each Day

February 05, 2016

As Ethiopia is facing its worst drought in 50 years, the Brooke is providing food and water to affected working equids.... Read More

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Why a Veterinarian Never Stops Learning

February 05, 2016

Learn how a vet becomes licensed and why, even after nearly a decade or more of schooling, he or she keeps learning.... Read More

On the left, this lateral-medial radiograph, taken in February 2010, shows the left tarsus in 5-day-old foal with Grade 2 incomplete ossification. On the right, a lateral-medial radiograph, taken in June 2011, shows the left tarsus of the same foal, taken a year later, demonstrating normally-shaped tarsal bones.

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Preemies, Bone Development, and Eventual Racing Performance

February 05, 2016

Though the overall prognosis for isn't great, some foals with incomplete ossification can race if managed properly.... Read More

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Horses Removed From Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds

February 05, 2016

Two allegedly malnourished horses have been removed from rented stalls at the fairgrounds in Berea, Ohio.... Read More

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Equitarian Essentials: Packing, Planning For Volunteer Trips

February 04, 2016

Trips to provide health care for working equids are beneficial but are not without unique organizational challenges. ... Read More

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Navigating Barriers: Can Horses Watch and Learn?

February 04, 2016

While equine social learning might be possible in some situations, it doesn't seem to work with spatial detour tasks.... Read More

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Cal Expo Stewards Suspend Trainer with History of Cobalt Use

February 04, 2016

Stewards suspended Marissa Tyler after tests revealed that Standardbreds in her barn had excessive cobalt levels.... Read More

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Practical Equine Medicine Studies of 2015

February 04, 2016

Studies focused on ophthalmology, gastrointestinal disease, foal medications, pain management, and more.... Read More

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Alleged New York Horse Shooter Arrested

February 04, 2016

Robert Webster Jr. is facing multiple charges in connection with the shooting death of a horse last year.... Read More

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New Mexico EHV-1: Case Count Rises to 44

February 03, 2016

Most affected horses are from 19 barns at Sunland Park. Two EHV-1-positive horses are at a nearby training center.... Read More

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Regenerative Medicine Hastens Healing of Stifle Injuries

February 03, 2016

Horses treated with regenerative therapy healed eight-and-a-half months faster than those undergoing surgery alone.... Read More

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Do You Vaccinate Your Horse for Rabies? Readers Weigh In

February 03, 2016

Readers share their thoughts on vaccinating horses for rabies following a recently confirmed equine case. ... Read More

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UGA Large Animal Hospital Temporarily Closed Due to EHV-1

February 03, 2016

The affected horse has been euthanized due to progressive neurologic disease.... Read More

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Sentence Pending for Florida Man Accused of Killing Horse

February 03, 2016

Christopher Todd, accused of killing a Tennessee Walker and injuring a rider, could face up to 35 years in prison.... Read More

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Comment Period on Wild Horse Sterilization Research Extended

February 03, 2016

The BLM has extend the comment period one week to Feb. 10.... Read More

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Minimizing Foal Stress Levels in the Breeding Shed

February 03, 2016

What would be the best plan for handling a foal whose dam is being covered by a stallion?... 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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Winter Hoof Care: It's a Team Effort

February 03, 2016

Keep your horse sound and moving safely this winter with these smart hoof care practices.... Read More

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Top Surgery Studies of 2015

February 03, 2016

Recaps of studies on colic outcomes, treatments for joint problems, respiratory surgery, and more.... Read More

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FDA Approves Dewormer for Use in Broodmares

February 02, 2016

The FDA has approved Quest Plus (moxidectin/praziquantel) for use in breeding, pregnant, and lactating mares. ... Read More

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Poll Recap: Keeping Horse Blankets Clean

February 02, 2016

Of the 1,128 respondents, 261 (23%) said they wash their horses' winter blankets in their household washing machines.... Read More

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AHC President Jay Hickey to Retire

February 02, 2016

Hickey joined the American Horse Council staff in 1989 and succeeded the late Rich Rolapp as president in 1993.... Read More

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Foot Casts for Treating Equine Lower Limb Injuries

February 02, 2016

Hoof casts immobilize joints, maintain the hoof-pastern axis, reduce the need for frequent bandage changes, and more. ... Read More

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Sunland Park Horsemen Urged to Keep Up Biosecurity Practices

February 02, 2016

New Mexico's acting state veterinarian Alexandra Eckhoff, DVM, offered tips to horsemen at two Feb. 1 meetings.... Read More