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The tapeworm, <em>Anoplocephala perfoliata</em>, gathers around the junction between the small and the large intestine in the cecum. This parasite is very common and most horses tolerate it well. Large tapeworm burdens can cause colic in the horse. Pyrantel (double dose) and praziquantel are effective drugs for treating tapeworms.

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Researchers Develop Saliva-Based Equine Tapeworm Test

April 26, 2017

This could encourage the use of targeted deworming programs to help reduce parasite resistance, scientists said.... Read More

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Elzinga Wins Second UK Vet Science 3-MT Competition

April 26, 2017

Sarah Elzinga, MS, is studying inflammation and insulin dysregulation in the horse. ... Read More

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Indoor Arena Dust: Damaging to Horse and Rider

April 26, 2017

Dusty arenas could be compromising your respiratory health, right along with your horse's.... Read More

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Helping an Easy Keeper Breathe Easy

April 26, 2017

My older horse has respiratory allergies. Is there anything I can do to help him breathe easier while wearing a muzzle?... Read More

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Tips for Evaluating the Subfertile Mare

April 26, 2017

One veterinarian describes how to use endometrial culture, cytology, and biopsy to evaluate subbertile mares.... Read More

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Studs: Boosting Horses' Traction in Sporting Events

April 25, 2017

Take a look at how adding studs to horseshoes can help horses navigate less-than-ideal footing.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Feeding Alfalfa

April 25, 2017

Of the 1,244 respondents, 504 (41%) said they feed their horses alfalfa hay.... Read More

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Barn Air Quality Affects Horses' Breathing

April 25, 2017

Learn how to make changes around the barn to reduce horses' likelihood of developing respiratory disease.... Read More

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Maine Horse Owners: Now is the Time to Vaccinate

April 25, 2017

Veterinary officials encouraged owners to vaccinate against rabies, Eastern equine encephalitis, and West Nile virus.... Read More

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Are Foals of Obese Mares At Risk for Musculoskeletal Issues?

April 25, 2017

Overweight mares often produce heavier foals, which studies have shown are at-risk for musculoskeletal disorders.... Read More

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More Work Might Mean Your Horse Needs More Calories

April 24, 2017

Have you increased your horse's workload this spring? Find out how to safely increase his energy intake to match.... Read More

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Common Dewormers: Still Effective Against Small Strongyles?

April 24, 2017

Study results revealed that three commercially available dewormers showed poor efficacy on the majority of farms tested.... Read More

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2017 NIAA, USAHA Equine Forum White Paper Now Available

April 24, 2017

The forum focused on advancing equine identification methods, traceability, and electronic health records.... Read More

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Air Quality Week From The Horse and Sweet PDZ

April 24, 2017

Look for educational articles and resources on air quality and equine respiratory health, April 24-29. ... Read More

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Equine GI and Respiratory Disease: What's New?

April 24, 2017

Researchers discuss equine rotavirus infection in foals, bacterial upper airway infections, and more.... Read More

Trigger, here with Sheriff Rick Ramsay, has found a new retirement home after being ridden nearly 700 from South Carolina to Florida last year.

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'Trigger' Finds Permanent Home in Florida Keys

April 23, 2017

Last year Trigger was ridden nearly 700 miles from Greenwood, South Carolina, to Miami-Dade, Florida.... Read More

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Time to Ride Challenge Association Program Grows

April 23, 2017

Associations will reward challenge hosts with additional cash and prizes for connecting people to horses.... Read More

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PAAG Showing Promise as Arthritis Pain Reliever for Horses

April 23, 2017

Researchers believe polyacrylamide hydrogel (PAAG) could have a long-lasting cushioning effect on arthritic joints.... Read More

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The Future of Parasite Control?

April 22, 2017

Anthelmintic resistance occurs worldwide. With only three drug classes to choose from, are we running out of options?... Read More

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UHVRC Distributes More Than 3,200 Vaccines to Horses in Need

April 22, 2017

The UHVRC has delivered more than 25,000 doses of core vaccines to protect horses in need since its inception in 2009.... Read More

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Limb Sensors for Equine Diagnostics, Performance Evaluations

April 22, 2017

Researchers say inertial measurement units could aid in more accurate veterinary diagnoses and performance evaluations.... Read More

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Does a Senior Horse Have Special Vaccination Needs?

April 21, 2017

Dr. Kevin Hankins explains why senior horses are in a category of their own for vaccinations and care.... Read More

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Parasite Control Recommendations for Boarded Horses

April 21, 2017

Vets recommend a whole-facility-focused approach to parasite control, but what do you do when you don't manage the farm?... Read More

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Horses Left in Wyoming Forest Last Autumn Rescued

April 21, 2017

Park County authorities are investigating circumstances surrounding three horses left near Haymaker Ridge last October.... Read More

Jenny Caras and Forty are headed to their first Rolex this year. Preparing for the event has taken six years of training and conditioning.

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Getting Ready for Rolex: By the Numbers

April 21, 2017

How many trot sets and calories does a horse require to get Rolex-ready? Join "Forty" as he preps for the grueling test.... Read More