Recent News for Horse Care

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Tracing Equine Microchips

January 20, 2018

While microchipping is safe and practical, chips can be hard to trace if database information isn't kept current.... Read More

Approximately 80% of gray horses will develop melanomas by the time they’re 15 years old. These skin growths are malignant tumors usually located near the anus, vulva, sheath, penis, ears, salivary glands, and underside of the tail.

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Equine Melanoma Vaccines

January 19, 2018

A closer look at two melanoma "vaccines" under investigation and being considered for USDA approval. ... Read More

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Reducing Horse Racing Fatalities: Where Do We Go from Here?

January 19, 2018

Fatal injuries in North American flat racing horses has decreased by 23%, but there's still work to be done.... Read More

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Watching the Herd

January 18, 2018

How can watching horses interact in a herd help improve my relationship with my horse? ... Read More

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What Makes Some Stallion Semen Subpar?

January 18, 2018

Learn about 14 factors that can affect your stallion's fertility.... Read More

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Horses' Eye Blink Rate Could Reveal Stress Levels

January 18, 2018

Full and half blinks decreased significantly during stressful situations, researchers found.... Read More

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My Horse Lost a 'Baby Tooth.' Should I Be Concerned?

January 17, 2018

What is the long-term prognosis for a young horse losing a tooth prematurely?... Read More

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Hard to Stomach: Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome

January 17, 2018

Learn to read the vast and varied signs of equine gastric ulcer syndrome.... Read More

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Diagnosing Cardiac Arrhythmias in Horses on the Farm

January 17, 2018

Vets can use a smartphone-based heart monitor to identify arrhythmias that are difficult to diagnose in the field.... Read More

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Diagnosing Equine Neurologic Diseases

January 16, 2018

Diagnostic evaluation begins with a neurologic exam to localize the lesion and continues with more focused testing.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Winter Water Sources for Horses

January 16, 2018

Of the 838 respondents, nearly 500 use heated water buckets or a tank with a heating element to provide fresh water.... Read More

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Top Lameness and Surgery Studies of 2017

January 16, 2018

Dr. Elizabeth Santschi recaps research on hock injections, nerve blocks, castration, osteochondral lesions, and more.... Read More

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Is Sugar Beet Pulp Too High in Sugar for Horses?

January 15, 2018

Is the sugar content in beet pulp too high for some horses? Read an equine nutritionist's answer. ... Read More

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Feeding the Ulcer-Prone Horse

January 15, 2018

Learn how to craft a diet for the horse with painful lesions in his stomach.... Read More

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Top Reproduction Studies of 2017

January 15, 2018

Dr. Regina Turner recaps research on endometritis, factors affecting pregnancy rates, treating placentitis, and more.... Read More

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Jockey Club TIP Increases 2018 Shows and Offerings

January 14, 2018

The TIP also announced its 12 participants in the its 2018 Youth Ambassador Program.... Read More

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2018 TAA Accreditation Application Available Online

January 14, 2018

Thoroughbred aftercare organizations interested in applying for accreditation must do so by 6:00 p.m. on Apr. 15.... Read More

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Post-Colic-Surgery Salmonellosis and Long-Term Prognosis

January 14, 2018

Horses that developed salmonellosis after surgery and survived to discharge did as well as unaffected counterparts.... Read More

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UHC Announces New 'Operation Chip' Program

January 13, 2018

The UHC has partnered with MicrochipID Equine to provide the microchips for Operation Gelding participants.... Read More

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Topical Atropine Not Likely Linked to Colic Development

January 12, 2018

Oral atropine is linked to slowed gastrointestinal movement, but researchers found no such issues with topical atropine.... Read More

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10 Retired Racehorse Resources on TheHorse.com

January 11, 2018

Get tips and information on considerations for choosing and transitioning racehorses for second careers.... Read More

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Identifying Physical vs. Psychological Issues in Horses

January 11, 2018

How does a veterinary behaviorist know for sure something is or is not a psychological problem?... Read More

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How Footing Impacts Musculoskeletal Health, Performance

January 10, 2018

Footing is one of the most common factors cited when a horse performs poorly or suffers an injury. ... Read More

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Re-evaluating Therapeutic Shoeing

January 09, 2018

Is there a point you'd recommend going back to basics with a horse that's been in therapeutic shoes for several years?... Read More

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The State of Microchip Use in Horses

January 09, 2018

More horse organizations are requiring owners to use this identification technology.... Read More