Recent News for Horse Care

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Tips for Healthful Horse Barns During Winter

February 19, 2015

Our readers and staff share tips for providing a healthy living environment for horses during cold weather. ... Read More

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Managing a Head-Banging Horse

February 19, 2015

My gelding has started banging his head against the trailer wall. ... Read More

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Why Do Horses Need Amino Acids in Their Diets?

February 19, 2015

Amino acids are one of the most significant pieces of the puzzle in a horse's diet and are used to build protein.... Read More

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Winter Storms Challenge Barn, Horse Owners

February 18, 2015

Winter 2015 is piling snow, sleet, and freezing rain on much of the country. Find out how horse owners are coping.... Read More

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10 Early Warning Signs of Laminitis

February 17, 2015

Your horse's best chance of overcoming this hoof disease might lie in your ability to catch it early.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Sweeping Horse Barn Aisles

February 17, 2015

Of the 1,370 respondents, 374 (27%) said they sweep or rake their barn aisles once a day. ... Read More

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Penn Vet Offers Reproduction, Behavior Short Courses

February 17, 2015

The short courses will focus on reproduction and behavior, including stallion handling and horse behavior modification.... Read More

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Mending Tendon and Joint Injuries with PRP

February 17, 2015

One vet says early treatment and rehabilitation techniques are key to successful platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy.... Read More

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Give Your Horse a Breath of Fresh Air This Winter

February 16, 2015

Consider these tips to help protect your horse's breathing zone and most effectively achieve optimal respiratory health.... Read More

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Shipping Horses Long Distances

February 16, 2015

Consider these factors when transporting horses afar, be it to a show or a new home. ... Read More

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Florida Senate to Discuss Uniform Racehorse Medication Bill

February 15, 2015

Legislation governing equine medication policy is scheduled to be heard Feb. 18.... Read More

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Nutrition-Related Problems: Colic

February 15, 2015

Learn how a horse's diet can increase or decrease his risk of developing colic.... Read More

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Four Ways to Help Keep Your Horse Healthy

February 15, 2015

A wellness plan is a proactive approach in caring for your horse.... Read More

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Choose Tendon Injury Cases Carefully for Stem Cell Success

February 15, 2015

Practitioners should choose cases and prepare cells carefully for the best chance of treatment success, one vet says.... Read More

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Pool Advances Equine Orthopedic Surgery

February 13, 2015

Learn about the New Bolton Center's recovery pool and how it helps horses following surgery.... Read More

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Anabolic Steroids Still an Issue in U.S. Horse Racing

February 13, 2015

A number of samples from Thoroughbred racehorses recently came back positive for anabolic steroids.... Read More

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OBS Adopting Model Medication Rules

February 13, 2015

The sales company will begin implementing guidelines for controlled therapeutic medications this spring.... Read More

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Endoscopy for Equine Dental Exams

February 13, 2015

Oral endoscopy provides vets with a detailed, magnified view of dental and soft tissue structures in the horse's mouth.... Read More

Commentary

Punishment and Horses

February 12, 2015

Does punishing horses work to deter them from certain behaviors, and when is punishment appropriate for a horse?... Read More

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Genetic Disorders: Breed by Breed

February 11, 2015

By knowing what conditions certain horses are predisposed to, owners and breeders can take preventive steps.... Read More

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The Farrier's Role in Horse Hoof Care

February 11, 2015

Take time to recognize the significant contributions farriers make to the equine community.... Read More

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A Review of Imaging Options for Subtle Lamenesses

February 11, 2015

A veterinarian weighs in on radiographs, nuclear scintigraphy, and standing MRI for diagnosing subtle lamenesses.... Read More

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RCI: Same Mission, New Approach on Medication

February 10, 2015

The RCI intends to take the lead role in gathering the information needed to set racehorse medication policies.... Read More

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Retired Racehorses: Transitioning from Racetrack to Ribbons

February 09, 2015

From selecting a horse to rehabbing and feeding him, learn how to transition an ex-racer to life as a riding mount.... Read More

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Hypovolemic Shock

February 09, 2015

Here's what you need to know about hypovolemic shock related to blood loss or trauma in horses.... Read More