Recent News for Horse Care

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Muscles, Tendons, and Ligaments

January 01, 2010

Horses' beauty in motion is achieved via the culmination of a complex and highly integrated interaction between muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves, and a variety of other connective tissues. ... Read More

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Traveling Legally with Horses

January 01, 2010

Make sure you meet paperwork requirements before shipping horses, whether across oceans or state lines. ... Read More

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Odd Posture to Poop

January 01, 2010

Reader question about why her horse assumes a contorted body position when defecating, and an answer by Sue M. McDonnell, PhD, Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist.... Read More

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Watch for Snow Accumulation on Barn, Arena Roofs

December 30, 2009

Horse owners should monitor the snow load situation on their barns and take appropriate action.... Read More

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Nutrition: Monitor, Manage Horse Energy Intake

December 29, 2009

Eating well is not always eating safely; horse managers who ignore that lesson when feeding their animals might be creating digestive problems for their horses. "Many feeding management recommendations for horses are related to supplying energy ... Read More

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International Equine Disease Report, Third Quarter 2009

December 28, 2009

 The International Collating Centre, Newmarket, England, and other sources reported the following disease outbreaks.

Contagious equine metritis (CEM) was recorded in France, Switzerland, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the Unite... Read More

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Tendon Healing: Objective Measurement Method Reported

December 28, 2009

Equine veterinarians can now objectively monitor tendon healing using a technique called ultrasonographic tissue characterization (UTC), said researchers from The Netherlands.

While a number of novel therapies for tendon healing have... Read More

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Lameness in Racehorses Discussed by AAEP Vets

December 28, 2009

Synthetic racing surfaces were the topic that raised the most concern among the approximately 80 veterinarians from the United States, Canada, and Europe in attendance at the Lameness in Racehorses Table Topic held during the 2009 American Asso... Read More

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Piroplasmosis Found in New Mexico Horses

December 28, 2009

As part of a racetrack screening program, three New Mexico horses have been identified as carrying Theileria equi, the causative agent for equine piroplasmosis. These infections are noteworthy as these horses are not epidemiologically li... Read More

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Emerging Disease: Equine Proliferative Enteropathy

December 27, 2009

Equine proliferative enteropathy (EPE) is an emerging intestinal disease primarily of recently weaned foals. Lawsonia intracellularis, the causative bacterium of EPE, is capable of inducing similar disease in many animal species... Read More

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Equine Rehabilitation Discussed at AAEP Convention

December 27, 2009

The purpose of the Table Topic on Rehabilitation held during the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Convention in Las Vegas, Nev., was to educate veterinarians on the opportunities and use of rehabilitation techniques in equine... Read More

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Urine Test Might Diagnose Young Cryptorchid Horses

December 26, 2009

A simple, noninvasive urine test to diagnose cryptorchidism in horses that appear to have been castrated has been developed by a group of researchers from the Racing Laboratory at the Hong Kong Jockey Club.

Male horses that appear or... Read More

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Cornell Equine Drug Testing Program Might Close

December 25, 2009

Because of New York state budget problems, the drug testing laboratory at Cornell University might close and move to another institution, according to an article on Read More

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Infected Joints' Bacteria Examined in New Study

December 23, 2009

While many veterinarians have long suspected that infected joints from which bacteria can be cultured result in a poorer outcome than horses from which no bacteria could be cultured, this hypothesis was recently substantiated by a group of Unit... Read More

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West Nile Virus Risk Factors Identified

December 23, 2009

A variety of environmental factors might be related to West Nile virus infections in horses, reported a Florida research team lead by Leslie M.V. Rios, PhD, from the Department of Entomology and Nematology at the University of Florida in Gainesville.... Read More

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Rider Position, Horse Back Movement Evaluated

December 22, 2009

A rising trot is less loading to a horse's back than a sitting trot, producing less vertical force as measured through new biomechanical techniques, according to Dutch researchers. From the kinematic data of 13 riders on two horses, scientists were ... Read More

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Horse Rescued from Deep Snow

December 22, 2009

A 31-year-old horse is recovering after firefighters in Milford, Conn., used a boom truck to rescue him from deep snow Sunday morning, the ... Read More

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State Equine Transport Requirements Available Online

December 21, 2009

You're planning to take your horse to a big event several hundred miles away. To reach your destination, you might travel through states you've never before visited. Since equine transportation regulations vary from state to state, how ... Read More

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Zenyatta Paintings to Benefit Thoroughbred Adoption

December 21, 2009

Two "Moneigh" paintings created by Zenyatta will be available for sale in ReRun's eBay store December 26, 2009. On that day Zenyatta, the Breeders' Cup Classic winner with an unbroken 14 for 14 win record, will make her final ... Read More

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Cartilage Repair Tissue 'Substantially Different'

December 21, 2009

Repair tissue occupying full-thickness articular lesions is very different from normal articular cartilage.... Read More

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250 Horses Find Homes through Adoption Service

December 21, 2009

Just in time for Christmas, more than 250 horses have found new homes via their free listings on TheHorse.com's adoption service.

The service is a bulletin board on whic... Read More

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Lameness Exams: Vets Seek Reliable Approach

December 20, 2009

After identifying a lack of reliability and repeatability in experienced veterinarians' evaluation of lameness, a group of vets have challenged the industry to search for and develop "a more objective and reliable method of lameness evaluation for us... Read More

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Composting: A Viable Alternative for Mortality Disposal

December 19, 2009

Proper livestock stewardship does not cease when an animal dies. Despite sound management, all horse producers will experience losses due to weather, disease, or other natural causes. Options for carcass disposal are dwindling due to enhanced r... Read More

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Mounted Police Unit Disbanded in San Diego

December 19, 2009

The San Diego mounted police unit is being disbanded and the horses sold due to budget deficits.... Read More

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Senior Horse Contest Winners Selected

December 18, 2009

Purina has selected the winners of its online Senior Horse Tales Contest. Four national winners and seven regional winners were chosen in categories that included best senior horse essay, best senior horse or senior pony photo, oldest horse in ... Read More