Recent News for Horse Care

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Hoofing It with John Henry

August 11, 2007

If you've visited the Kentucky Horse Park sometime in the past few months, you might have noticed a small, dark brown gelding, utterly unremarkable apart from his obvious age, walking with purpose with bright eyes and pricked ears among the sleek... Read More

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Study: Blood Test More Accurate than Fecal Analysis for Detecting Equine Tapeworms

August 09, 2007

Researchers identified higher serum antibody levels against the equine tapeworm, Anoplocephala perfoliata, in horses with colic compared to horses without colic in a study conducted by Maarten Boswinkel DVM, Specialist KNMvD Equine... Read More

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Managing Hyperkalemic Periodic Paralysis

August 08, 2007

At the 2006 American Association of Equine Practitioners Convention, Dr. Sharon Spier spoke about HYPP.... Read More

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AHP Silent Auction and Raffle Raises Over $4,300

August 05, 2007

The 15th annual Student Fund silent auction and raffle was held on Friday, June 22, during the AHP “Fiesta del Caballo” Seminar in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

The Student Fund began in 1993 as a way for members to support the Student Award... Read More

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Coping With the Heat

August 01, 2007

During hot weather, heat dissipation is primarily dependent on evaporation of sweat on the skin surface. Horses are capable of producing large quantities of sweat--sweating rates of 10-15 liters/hour1,2 have been reported during exercise... Read More

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PHF Vaccine Efficacy: Better Safe than Sorry?

August 01, 2007

Has there been new research completed on the available vaccines for Potomac horse fever?... Read More

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Health Problems of Young Horses in Training

August 01, 2007

Young horses in training are vulnerable to a wide variety of problems--everything from respiratory disease to training injuries. These horses are often taken off the farm where they grew up, transported to training facilities where they... Read More

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New York Racing Rule Targets

August 01, 2007

New York racing regulators July 31 adopted a series of new rules, including more restrictive prohibitions on betting by racetrack mutuel tellers and final action on a provision to combat "Read More

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Got Bots?

August 01, 2007

Bots are pesky creatures, capable of causing irritation and physical damage to horses. They aren't categorized as being the worst of internal parasites, but they can cause problems externally and internally.

The external aspect is... Read More

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EVA (Equine Viral Arteritis) Update

August 01, 2007

Over the past year there has been considerable fear in the breeding industry --especially the Quarter Horse industry--about the spread of equine viral arteritis (EVA). Although the disease has been around for a long time, confirmed outbreaks of EVA... Read More

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Feeds and Supplements for Older Horses

August 01, 2007

Equine nutritionists discuss a variety of feeds and feeding practices to help horses cope with problems.... Read More

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Understanding Horses Part 8: Teaching the Movements

August 01, 2007


It's important to teach your horse to respect your personal space

(Editor's Note: Last month we discussed the start of using pressure to work on ground... Read More

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Bitless: A New Breed of Bridle

August 01, 2007

What is the difference between The Bitless Bridle and other cross-under bitless bridles (CBBs) versus the traditional type of bit-free bridles such as the hackamore? Even more importantly, what are the advantages and disadvantages of the CBBs versus ... Read More

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Horses Chew Different Feeds in Different Ways

July 31, 2007

Horses eating a diet consisting mostly of pellets or grain could require more dental maintenance than horses eating predominantly hay or pasture grasses, according to researchers at Michigan State University who used motion capture techniques to... Read More

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Obesity, Insulin Resistance, and Laminitis

July 31, 2007

Insulin resistance is a part of equine metabolic syndrome (EMS). There are three criteria for identifying the horse with EMS: Insulin resistance, prior (founder lines) or current laminitis, and general obesity or regional adiposity (areas of abnormal... Read More

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Avocado Soybean Unsaponifiable (ASU) Extracts Earn a Passing Grade for Equine Osteoarthritis

July 30, 2007

Avocado and soybean unsaponifiable (ASU) extracts--the fraction of oil that does not form soap after hydrolysis--are some of the newest joint products to grace the equine nutritional supplement shelves. The beneficial effects of ASU for horses... Read More

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Three People Injured after Virginia Carriage Horses Bolt

July 30, 2007

A 4-year-old girl on her way to her Roanoke, Va., birthday party was thrown from a horse-drawn carriage after two draft horses pulling it bolted.

The child, the driver, and her teenage daughter were bruised and battered Sunday after the... Read More

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Colic in Horses: An Overview for Owners

July 28, 2007

What's the one word that strikes fear into the hearts of all horse owners? Colic. It can strike any horse at any age for a myriad of reasons--there's impaction colic, gas/spasmodic colic, strangulating colic, and many other versions. At the... Read More

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Oklahoma Horse Owners Urged to Vaccinate Animals Against WNV

July 28, 2007

Oklahoma state veterinarians are encouraging horse owners to have their animals vaccinated against the potentially deadly West Nile virus.

The virus is carried by mosquitoes and officials say because of the rainy summer mosquitoes are... Read More

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Ashker to Replace Severson at Hong Kong Test Event

July 27, 2007

The United States Equestrian Federation announced a change to the horse-and-rider combinations it will be sending to Hong Kong for the test event at the Sha Tin race course in preparation for the 2008 Olympics. The test event will be held at the... Read More

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FDA Rule Will Help Horse Medication Approval

July 27, 2007

On July 26, the FDA published the final rule on designation of new animal drugs for minor uses or minor species. This means that drugs intended to help uncommon diseases or conditions in horses (which are considered major species) could get... Read More

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Settlement Terms Reached in Dispute Over Alleged Injured Horse

July 26, 2007

Settlement terms have been reached in the lawsuit between Thoroughbred owners J. Paul Reddam and Kenneth Ramsey over an alleged injured horse, one day after a jury trial was scheduled to begin in a California superior court.

Terms of the... Read More

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Rags to Riches Reported Sound After Exam

July 24, 2007

Rags to Riches appeared to be sound and in good condition after being examined by Steve Allday, DVM, July 23 at Belmont Park.

The daughter of A.P. Indy out of the Deputy Minister mare Better Than Honour was pulled up on the track July 22 at th... Read More

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Successful Breeding of Older Maiden Mares

July 24, 2007

Success when breeding older maiden mares depends on the management of several factors... Read More

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A Look Inside: Veterinary Internists Meet in Seattle

July 23, 2007

Veterinary internists met June 6-9 in Seattle, Wash., for the 25th Forum of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) to discuss the latest research on the internal workings of horses and other animals.

Summarized below are... Read More