Recent News for Horse Care

Article

Cautions When Administering Medications

November 01, 2009

Be familiar with medication side effects and drug interactions before administering therapeutic agents to your horse.

Likely lingering in our equine first aid kit, barn and tack room cabinets, or in the horse... Read More

Article

Neck Atrophy

November 01, 2009

I was told by a trainer that my horse has atrophy in her neck that could cause problems later in life. ... Read More

Article

Tendon and Ligament Injuries

November 01, 2009

Tendon and ligament injuries are notoriously difficult to treat. Are new therapies realistic treatment option... Read More

Article

Foaling Among Peers

November 01, 2009

We have a 20-year-old Paint mare due to foal soon. Her pasturemate is a 15-year-old open mare who has had prev... Read More

Article

Empty Leg and an Attitude?

November 01, 2009

Q:Please help. No matter who we talk to we can't seem to figure out what's going on with my daughter's 14-year-old American Saddlebred gelding. He is losing weight, but he is eating everything in sight, and... Read More

Article

White Horse Award for Service to Steve Hiatt

October 31, 2009

 The Race Track Chaplaincy of America (RCTA) 7th Annual White Horse Award, which recognizes racing-related heroic acts on behalf of human or horse, has been awarded to Steve Hiatt of San Pablo, Calif. Steve, a horse van operator in... Read More

Article

Thoroughbred Trainer Jeff Mullins Barred From NYRA Tracks for Six Months

October 31, 2009

The New York Racing Association barred the trainer from Aqueduct, Belmont, and Saratoga on Friday (Oct. 30) for violating its barn rules by giving one of his horses an unknown substance and then providing conflicting information about... Read More

Article

Management of Horses with Diarrhea Reviewed for World Equine Vets

October 30, 2009

Bacteria such as Salmonella or Clostridium can wreak havoc on a horse's gastrointestinal tract, causing massive losses of water, electrolytes, and proteins. The result? Diarrhea. A smelly, watery, life-threatening... Read More

Article

Prepare Your Horse for Winter: Two Free Webinars from Purina

October 29, 2009

Winter can bring challenges for horses and horse owners. Harsh weather conditions can affect the horse's nutrition, health, and conditioning. Purina is offering two free Webinars to help educate horse owners on preparing horses for winter... Read More

Article

Questions on Racehorse Health? Ask the AAEP

October 28, 2009

The health of the racehorse will be the featured topic in November as part of the American Association of Equine Practitioners' "Ask the Vet" online discussion on its hors... Read More

Article

Large Animal Rescue Training to be Offered in Kentucky

October 28, 2009

Registration is now open for an annual large animal rescue training opportunity for first responders, emergency medical technicians, veterinarians, firefighters, and other emergency/rescue personnel. Read More

Article

Kentucky Lifts Ban on Hoosier Park Horses

October 27, 2009

The Kentucky State Veterinarian's office has lifted a restriction that kept horses from Indiana's Hoosier Park from entering the barn areas of any Kentucky racetrack or public training facility. The Kentucky precautions were put in... Read More

Article

Western Saddle Fit Study in Progress at New Mexico State University

October 26, 2009

The Agricultural Marketing group at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, N.M., has undertaken the first scientific saddle fit study of Western performance saddles. Using a force sensor array (FSA) pressure pad, which shows exactly how the... Read More

Article

Remembering Deceased Horses; Equine Guelph Launches Memorial Feature

October 26, 2009

A new memorial program that celebrates the lives of horses has been launched through Equine Guelph. Hoofprints honors the memory of deceased horses through stories and pictures on Read More

Article

Foal Exercise Might Prevent Future Bone Injuries

October 25, 2009

Tailored exercise programs involving habitual low-intensity loading during early development could reduce the prevalence of osteochondral injury later in life, said a group of veterinary orthopedic researchers.

According to the researchers,... Read More

Article

First Veterinary Regenerative Medicine Conference Coming in March

October 25, 2009

The UC Davis Center for Equine Health, in collaboration with the Alamo Pintado Equine Medical Center, and the Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital, is pleased to announce the 1st North American Veterinary Regenerative Medicine Conference to be held... Read More

Article

Racehorse Researchers Could Learn from Dairy Industry, Scientist Says

October 24, 2009

Horses are cows, said veterinary researcher N. Edward Robinson, BVetMed, PhD, MRCVS, Matilda R. Wilson Chair in Large Animal Clinical Sciences at Michigan State University.

Well, what Robinson actually said was that the "racehorse and moder... Read More

Article

Kentucky Horse Park, Equine Humane Center Partnering

October 23, 2009

The Kentucky Horse Park and the Kentucky Equine Humane Center are partnering in a new project to assist Kentucky's unwanted horses.

Last week the Kentucky Horse Park became aware that some pregnant Thoroughbred mares were in need of a home.... Read More

Article

Mississippi State Vet Students Learn Confident Equine Handling

October 22, 2009

Some students at the Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine do not have any riding or handling experience with horses. Bob Linford, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVS, a veterinary surgeon and professor, uses his experience as a teacher... Read More

Article

Pfizer Picks Up Fort Dodge Equine Products through Merger

October 22, 2009

Clint Lewis, president of U.S. Operations for Pfizer and responsible for the entire U.S. division of Pfizer Animal Health, told TheHorse.com Oct. 21 that the merger of Pfizer with Wyeth (including Fort Dodge Animal Health) resulted in a company... Read More

Article

Remember Seasonal Variation in Cushing's Testing

October 22, 2009

Keep season in mind when testing for Cushing's disease (pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction, or PPID).... Read More

Article

Managing Horses' Postoperative Pain

October 21, 2009

Whether a horse is on the operating table for colic or a broken bone, pain management after surgery is critical. In recent years research has clearly shown that making horses as comfortable and pain-free as possible postoperatively leads to... Read More

Article

AAEP Members Rank Equine Research Needs

October 21, 2009

Laminitis and colic were the top two equine conditions in need of more research, according to nearly 600 members of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) who recently responded to a survey conducted by the AAEP Foundation. The... Read More

Article

Transport Precautions Reduce Risks to Traveling Horses

October 20, 2009

Horses being transported appear at increased risk of disease or distress when specific needs are not met.... Read More

Article

Understanding Antibody Titers

October 20, 2009

One of the most often used and least understood immunological terms is antibody titer. But what does titer mean, and how can this information be used in assessing the immune status of a horse?

A titer is defined as the... Read More