Recent News for Horse Care

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Safely Increasing Weight in Emaciated Horses

January 31, 2009

Rehabilitating emaciated horses to nutritional health is a challenge--there's a fine line between not getting results and risking the horse's health by introducing too much, too soon.... Read More

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Rutgers Equine Science Center Schedules Horses 2009 Conference

January 30, 2009

Horses 2009 is coming to Rutgers on Saturday, March 28, and Sunday, March 29, 2009, organized by the Equine Science Center at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.

The program will offer attendees an intense learning experience, with... Read More

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Remember Tapeworm Control this Spring

January 30, 2009

Before turning horses out on pasture this spring, remember to check with your veterinarian to ensure your deworming program includes tapeworm control.

Tapeworms are transmitted by an intermediate host, the oribatid mite, which lives on... Read More

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Elmer Bandit's Winter Workouts Move Inside

January 30, 2009

Winter weather has driven 37-year-old competitive trail horse Elmer Bandit and his owner and rider Mary Anna Wood inside for dressage lessons.... Read More

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Horse Licensing Bill Scrapped after Protest

January 29, 2009

A New Hampshire lawmaker scrapped mandatory horse licensing legislation after angry horse owners protested the measure on grounds that it would be financially burdensome.

The bill, HB 427, required owners to obtain licenses for each of thei... Read More

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Equine Parasitologist Receives National Science Award

January 29, 2009

Danish equine parasitologist Martin Krarup Nielsen, DVM, has been awarded one of the most prestigious awards of his country. Danish Minister of Science Helge Sander and Her Royal Highness Princess Mary of Denmark recently delivered the Young... Read More

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Expedited Fracture Repair: A Novel Approach

January 28, 2009

Delivering a growth factor in a dissolvable carrier at the site of a bony fracture results in accelerated healing when compared to untreated horses, and it is as effective as treating horses with a bone graft post-fracture, researchers recently repor... Read More

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Managing Horses in Icy Conditions

January 28, 2009

Ice is an unavoidable part of winter in many parts of the world, but there are ways to minimize slipping incidents around the barn.

Heather Sherratt knows something about keeping horses in icy conditions. Her farm, Elphin Mountain... Read More

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Vets Investigate 'Unusual' Injuries at Fair Grounds

January 25, 2009

Although five horses have been euthanized as a result of catastrophic injuries at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots since Jan. 17, Tom David, DVM, equine medical director for the Louisiana State Racing Commission, said the incidents appear to... Read More

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Managing a Horse on a Tight Budget

January 24, 2009

Most horse owners do not own horses as a business, or with expectations of generating household income from them. Rather, owners are more intent on maximizing the amount of pleasure or involvement per dollar spent. Saving money when it comes to... Read More

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Starving Horse Series: Freeway Shows Signs of Improvement

January 23, 2009

Freeway, the starving horse that Sue Thompson of Clayton, Calif., rescued in late 2007 and has rehabilitated over the past year, could be a step closer to recovery. The Quarter... Read More

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Horses Removed from Virginia Farm

January 23, 2009

Twenty-three allegedly malnourished horses are residing in foster care following their removal from a Zuni, Va., farm. Deputies removed the animals from property owned by Jeff and Diana Hansford on Jan. 21 after a team of state and private... Read More

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Veterinarian Locator Service Improved

January 23, 2009

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP), in conjunction with Bayer Healthcare Animal Health, recently launched its new and improved Get-A-DVM locator service. This online service allows horse owners to find AAEP-member... Read More

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Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy 101

January 22, 2009

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is a high-dose oxygen inhalation therapy that is achieved by having the patient breathe 100% oxygen inside a pressurized hyperbaric chamber. The delivery of oxygen to the tissues occurs through respiration becaus... Read More

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Ataxia in a Young Horse: A Matter of Time and Luck

January 21, 2009

When we got a call from our boarding stable, we weren't expecting to hear the word "ataxia." ... Read More

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TheHorse.com Launches Editorial 'Fact Sheet' Series

January 21, 2009

Sometimes it is difficult to find that one short authoritative article that gives the basic information you're looking for on a specific equine topic. Something that gives you a foundation when you are looking for a starting point on which to... Read More

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Purina to Introduce New Equine Products

January 20, 2009

Seven new and enhanced horse feed products will be unveiled at Purina's leading annual equine event, according to Purina Horse Business Group. The Purina Horse Owner's Workshop (HOW), which will be held at more than 1,000 Purina dealers across... Read More

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California Plan Models Equine Rescues after Animal Shelters

January 19, 2009

Faculty members at the University of California, Davis, are working on a plan to reduce the number of unwanted horses by modeling equine rescues after small animal shelters. Under a plan developed by the International Animal Welfare Training... Read More

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Horse Transport Bill Reintroduced

January 18, 2009

A bill before the U.S. House of Representatives Transportation and Infrastructure Committee would prohibit the use double-decker trailers for transporting horses across state lines.

Specifically, HR 305, or the "Horse Transportation... Read More

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UK Microchip Exemption Sought for Semiferal Foals

January 16, 2009

Some equine advocates in the United Kingdom want the government to exempt semi-feral foals from proposed mandatory microchipping regulations until they leave public lands because compliance is too costly for the foals' owners.... Read More

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Fracture Complications Lead to Indyanne Euthanasia

January 15, 2009

Graded stakes winner Indyanne, who fractured a sesamoid in her left front ankle while leading in the La Brea Stakes, Dec. 27 at Santa Anita, was euthanized Jan. 13. A 4-year-old... Read More

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Older Horses Require Extra Care

January 15, 2009

Stiff joints, poor teeth, and weight changes aren't just signs of aging in humans; they afflict horses, too.... Read More

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Horse Health Tips for Extreme Cold Weather

January 14, 2009

This winter has been unusually cold in some areas, with temperatures well below freezing for many days in a row. This extreme cold weather can be particularly dangerous to animals that live outdoors. The Michigan State University Veterinary... Read More

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Safety Tips for Horses Caught in Floods

January 13, 2009

In the wake of the recent flooding in the Pacific Northwest, Tomas Gimenez, Dr.Med.Vet, of Technical Large Animal Emergenc... Read More

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Judge Excludes Testimony in Euthanasia Case

January 12, 2009

A Worcester County, Mass., District Court judge granted one request to eliminate testimony and postponed ruling on another in the case against Elliot Saffran, the Milford man charged last year with animal cruelty for refusing to euthanize his... Read More