Recent News for Horse Care

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Understanding Horses Part 10: Stand Still

October 01, 2007

Horses often need to be restrained for the veterinarian, farrier, or groom. Foals present particular problems, as do horses that might have been mishandled or who have never been taught to be patient and respect their handlers. Here are a few tips... Read More

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NAHMS Equine Studies

October 01, 2007

The National Animal Health Monitoring Systems (NAHMS), a program within the USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, conducts various animal health studies. NAHMS conducted specific studies of equine health and management during 1998 and... Read More

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Oral Attacks

October 01, 2007

Q: We have an Arabian who, for some reason, has taken to chewing on the horse trailer when we are at a show. He has never done this before. He started gnawing on the fender. We tied him away from the fender, and he started chewing... Read More

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Defecation Behavior

October 01, 2007

Q: Why do some horses at our barn poop in the same place every time, then some others seem to go anywhere?


A: We certainly don't know the full answer, but I can tell you what we do... Read More

Routine hoof care is critical for your horse’s soundness and well-being. “A lot of times, when horses are on pasture, not in performance and not getting ridden very often, hoof problems arise due to longer intervals between care,” Tanner says. Whether a horse is barefoot or shod, “routine trimming by a skilled farrier,” is essential to reduce the possibility of laminitis, he adds.

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Older Horses Part 4: Hoof and Joint Care

October 01, 2007

The aging process brings with it some inevitable changes in horses. ... Read More

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Strength and Flexibility

October 01, 2007


There are a variety of ways to help your horse be stronger and less stiff.

For an avid horse person, little takes the breath away like watching an athletic... Read More

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Bye Bye Bad Bugs

October 01, 2007

Disinfection is not a dirty word!

The following scenarios are based on fact; the names of the farms and diseases have been omitted purposely to worry you even more.

Scenario 1 After a scenic... Read More

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Healthy Horses: Endocrine System Function and Flaws

September 25, 2007

Horses suffer from few endocrine disorders compared to humans and companion animals; however, they're not totally off the hook, explained Emily Graves, VMD, MS, Dipl. ACVIM, of Michigan State University, to horse owners in attendance at the... Read More

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Horse Farm Owners Asked to Participate in 2007 Agriculture Census

September 21, 2007

Horse farm owners are being asked to participate in the 2007 Census of Agriculture, which will help determine the size and economic impact of the horse industry in the United States.

According to the American Horse Council (AHC), the census... Read More

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Sport Horse Weanling Sale in Kentucky

September 19, 2007

Thirteen CanAm Sport Horse breeders have collaborated to present the first select sale of CanAm Sport Horse weanlings ever held in the United States at the CanAm Sport Horse Classic Showcase, Sale and Futurity, Oct.19-21, 2007, at the Kentucky... Read More

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Fecal Egg Count Exams Offer Useful Information for Horse Health Management

September 17, 2007

For many horse owners and managers, a fecal egg count exam is just one part of the usual equine healthcare services provided by their veterinarians. This one simple, inexpensive test can provide a wealth of information about general health and... Read More

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Horses with Septic Arthritis Can Be Monitored Via Synovial Fluid Analysis

September 15, 2007

Synovial fluid analysis, including evaluation of white blood cell counts and matrix metalloproteinases -2 and -9 (which degrade articular cartilage), can be employed to monitor effect of treatment and predict survival in horses with septic... Read More

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Ariat Dally and Latigo Boots for Men

September 14, 2007

Ariat International, Inc., announces the introduction of two performance leather sole boots--Latigo and Dally for men. The two styles combine Ariat's performance technology with authentic, handcrafted Butyl-treated leather soles. Unlike conventional ... Read More

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Mistrial Motion Delays Horse Killing Case Verdict

September 13, 2007

The trial of two Pike County, Ky., teenagers accused of killing three horses and torturing several others was put on hold Sept. 11 when presiding Pike County Circuit Judge Eddy Coleman declared a mistrial in the case.

According to his... Read More

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Safety for Horses During Hunting Season

September 13, 2007

Horse owners often worry about safety of their animals during hunting seasons, especially if the horse's color might be mistaken for a deer or other large game animal. Fortunately, there are some simple steps you can take to help distinguis... Read More

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$10K Offered for Information on California Horse Shootings

September 13, 2007

Several people called the Madera, Calif., sheriff's department to express outrage of the shooting of two horses over the weekend, but one anonymous caller went further, offering $10,000 in cash to anyone with information leading to the shooter,... Read More

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Annual Maryland Horse Conference Scheduled for November

September 11, 2007

University of Maryland will be holding its 3rd Annual Maryland Horse Conference on Saturday, November 10, 2007. The event will be held from 8:00 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. at Montgomery College in Germantown, Md.

The conference attracts hundreds of... Read More

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New Surgery for Roarers Restores Talented Racehorse

September 10, 2007

A new way to correct a respiratory condition commonly called "roaring" has returned a Thoroughbred mare to the track, earning her owners more than $300,000 since her recovery in 2006.

Raging Rapids, a strapping 5-year-old mare, won a race... Read More

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Millionaire Pacer Sharky Spur Recovering From Training Injury

September 09, 2007

The Standardbred racing industry was rocked when one of their superstars, millionaire pacer Sharky Spur, suffered a career-ending injury when a training accident June 6 left the long pastern bone of his right front leg shattered.

With an... Read More

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Remember Horses During National Preparedness Month

September 07, 2007

September is National Preparedness Month. The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) is joining the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, along with other veterinary and equine organizations, to promote the need for equine emergency... Read More

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Lloyds of London, 15 Years of Partnering With UK

September 07, 2007

Lloyd's of London Underwriters, Brokers, and their Kentucky Agents recently presented the University of Kentucky's Maxwell H. Gluck Equine Research Center $45,000 for the continued support of The Lloyd’s Equine Disease Quarterly. This year marke... Read More

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When Your Horse Visits the Hospital: 12 Tips

September 02, 2007

Taking your horse to the equine hospital can be confusing and emotionally taxing. As the owner, you will be asked to assist the treatment team, and also to make decisions for your horse.

Here are tips to prepare you from... Read More

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Understanding Horses Part 9: Sans Twitch

September 01, 2007


Anderson believes twitched horses are dangerous, and twitches aren't needed to tube, clip, trim/shoe, float, deworm, or medicate a horse.
I have no... Read More

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Antibiotics

September 01, 2007


Most owners forget that antibiotics are drugs, and, if misused, they can cause short- and long-term problems for horses and, potentially, humans. Read More

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Shoeless and Satisfied

September 01, 2007

I must take exception to comments by Stephen E. O'Grady, DVM, MRCVS, in "Barefoot vs. Shod: An Equine Podiatrist's Perspective" online at www.TheHorse.com/ViewArticle.aspx?ID=9796. Nail... Read More