Recent News for Horse Care

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Okla. Veterinarians Use Maggots to Clear Flesh From Rattlesnake Wound

November 10, 2006

Veterinarians at Oklahoma State University Veterinary Hospital successfully used maggots to clear away dead flesh from a horse that had been bitten by a rattlesnake.

"I'd heard of it being used on people," said admitting veterinarian Peggy... Read More

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Enlightened Equitation's Fhoenix Saddle

November 09, 2006

The Fhoenix is a completely unique and revolutionary design of saddle designed to optimize comfort for both horse and rider, while being self adjusting to the fit of almost any horse or pony.... Read More

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Rutgers Equine Science Center Annual Update Set for Dec. 12

November 09, 2006

The Rutgers Equine Science Center will sponsor its annual Equine Science Update on Tuesday, December 12, 2006 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the New Jersey Museum of Agriculture on the Cook Campus of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.... Read More

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Fleeceworks Merino Wool Saddle Pads

November 08, 2006

Lower in cost and more durable than sheepskin, Merino wool saddle pads are the newest offering from Fleeceworks.

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Union Hill Flip Saddle Pad

November 08, 2006

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Colorado State Veterinary Teaching Hospital Implements Precautionary Suspension of Elective Equine Admissions

November 08, 2006

Effective Oct. 31, elective equine admissions at the James L. Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital at Colorado State University were temporarily suspended as a precautionary measure to control risks related to equine herpesvirus-1... Read More

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Fat Fillies and Slothful Stallions: The Obesity Epidemic Hits Equine Companions

November 06, 2006

An archive of Pet Columns from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine is available online at www.cvm.uiuc.edu/petcolumns/. Requests for reprints of this article may be directed to Mandy Barth, Read More

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Barbaro's Cast Removed

November 06, 2006

Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro's right hind leg cast was removed today (Nov. 6), according to his medical team. "Barbaro was placed under general anesthesia for the cast removal," said Dean W. Richardson, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, chief of surgery. "In... Read More

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Western Saddle Guide Offers Fitting Tips and Information Online

November 04, 2006

Western-Saddle-Guide.com, a comprehensive online resource for western saddles, is providing new western riders with answers to all of their saddle questions. With sections on saddle fit, saddle types, saddle parts, saddle accessories, saddle... Read More

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Cooperative Extension Service Launches Horse Care Web Site

November 03, 2006

With information ranging from finding the best horse for your child to riding techniques to horse diseases, nutrition, and care, HorseQuest brings the "best of the best" university research-based information on horses to Americans via its... Read More

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Dutch Rescuers Try to Save Horse Herd

November 02, 2006

Rescuers worked Thursday (Nov. 2) to save a herd of about 100 horses stranded two days ago on a tiny knoll when a fierce storm flooded their wilderness area.

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USDA Co-Sponsoring National Symposium on Carcass Disposal

November 02, 2006

Agricultural officials and emergency first-responders will meet in December at the National Symposium on Carcass Disposal to discuss emergency and large-volume livestock carcass disposal.

In the last decade, a number of animal disease... Read More

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Euthanasia Assistance

November 01, 2006

Can people with no money get a veterinarian to euthanize their horse for free?... Read More

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Gelding Herding Mares

November 01, 2006

Is it possible to change a horse's aggressive behavior? Specifically, I am wondering if there is any information relating to reinforcement contingencies and transfer of learning from a "human-handled" situation to a free-running setting?

The... Read More

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Chill Out on Hoof Care Concerns

November 01, 2006

Whether winter means a well-deserved break for your horse or the start of the "snowbird circuit," your horse's hooves might need some special "seasonal" attention. Exactly what adjustments you'll want to make depends on the type of winter weather... Read More

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Anatomy and Physiology Part 11: Of Blood and Breath

November 01, 2006

There are few similarities between horses and automobiles, but in a manner of speaking, the horse's circulatory and respiratory systems constitute its engine. The food a horse consumes is its fuel. The fuel is converted into nutritional energy that... Read More

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Lessons Learned Hard

November 01, 2006

We have just passed the five-year anniversary of the most horrific terrorist attack on the United States in the country's history. It was on Sept. 11, 2001, that two airplanes crashed into the World Trade Center Towers in New York, another struck... Read More

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Focus on Dentistry

November 01, 2006

Each year, the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) hosts a three-day meeting on a single topic in equine medicine or surgery. This year the topic was dentistry, and the meeting was held in Indianapolis, Ind., July 30-Aug. 1.... Read More

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Preparing for the Worst

November 01, 2006

Horses are delicate creatures. Despite their size and strength, they can be afflicted by a host of ailments. Their use in equestrian sports, their curious nature, and their boisterous social interactions can easily put them in injury-causing... Read More

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Err on Side of Caution with Prescription Antibiotics

October 31, 2006

Equine veterinarians should prescribe antibiotics conservatively, and horse owners should support this approach, said researchers who studied resistance to antibiotics in 216 horses. Their study showed that a common strain of Escherichia... Read More

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Study Formulates Method for Reducing Fearfulness

October 30, 2006

Desensitization, the gradual introduction of a new stimulus, might be the most effective way to reduce fearfulness and reactivity in horses, according to a recent study by Danish and Swedish researchers.

The scientists examined three method... Read More

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Oral HA Reduces Post-Surgical Hock OCD Swelling

October 28, 2006

Both intra-articular (in the joint) and intravenous (in the vein) injections of hyaluronan (HA) have been proven effective in treating joint diseases, such as osteochondritis dissecans (OCD) lesions, over the years. However, a relative newcomer... Read More

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Horse Dies in Movie Mishap Near Santa Fe

October 27, 2006

A horse was killed and its rider was seriously injured in an accident on a movie set west of Santa Fe, N.M.

A spokesman for the American Humane Association says producers were shooting a scene Monday in which riders came toward a... Read More

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California Wildfires Force Horse Evacuation

October 27, 2006

Six horses were evacuated Thursday (Oct. 26) to avoid the flames of a wildfire that engulfed thousands of acres in several Riverside County, Calif., communities. The evacuated horses were pleasure horses stabled on residential properties in... Read More

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New Evidence of Early Horse Domestication

October 24, 2006

Soil from a site in Kazakhstan has yielded new evidence for domesticated horses up to 5,600 years ago.... Read More