Recent News for Horse Care

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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

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WSU Equine Transport Allows Hospital Access in All Weather

January 12, 2009

Snow storms, icy conditions, fog, avalanches, rock slides, and other hazardous conditions can make traveling Washington State's mountain passes in winter a daunting and undesirable task, especially when hauling a sick or injured horse.

To... Read More

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Animal Carcass Disposal: Know Your Options

January 11, 2009

While carcass disposal is not a pleasant topic, it is a subject of significant economic and environmental concern. What are the options for carcass disposal?

In many instances the cause of death needs to be determined, so the body is... Read More

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Eclipse Award Finalists Announced

January 09, 2009

The finalists for 2008 Eclipse Awards were released Jan. 8, with the winners to be announced Jan. 26 at a ceremony in Miami, Fla. The finalists for Horse of the Year are not announced until the awards ceremony.

The winners are determined by... Read More

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Clean Water for Horses: Poll Results

January 08, 2009

More than 1,550 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "How often do you clean automatic waterers or water troughs?"

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MSU Web Series Puts Focus on Equine Environment

January 08, 2009

Horse owners get help in managing their farms in an environmentally friendly way from My Horse University.... Read More

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Temporary Tack Emergency Halter Repair Kit

January 08, 2009

Four Footed Essentials of Midway, Ky. has developed Temporary Tack, a kit that includes sized, color-coded sections that can be used to repair broken halters in emergency situations.

Designed for use on all types of livestock, Temporary... Read More

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Prevent CEM, Other Infectious Diseases Through Strict Hygiene

January 07, 2009

Strict hygiene guidelines should be followed whenever handling breeding mares or stallions to prevent reproductive infectious diseases, including contagious equine metritis (CEM).

CEM is spread between horses primarily by breeding, either b... Read More

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Commentary: Equine Medicine Has Come a Long Way

January 07, 2009

While I was in veterinary school 20-some years ago, the first ultrasound machine was being "explored" by board-certified veterinary radiologists at university veterinary schools. Pain medication for horses was mostly limited to the non-steroidal... Read More

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Mule Alerts Woman to House Fire

January 06, 2009

Jolene Solomon of McMinnville, Tenn., credits her pet mule, Lou, with saving her from a New Year's Day fire that destroyed her home, NewsChannel5.com reported.... Read More

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Keeping Horses Warm

January 04, 2009

Winter is in full force, and horse owners need to make sure their animals stay warm, according to North Dakota State University Extension Service equine specialist Carrie Hammer, DVM, PhD.

Horse owners have several ways to do that. One of... Read More

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Study: Netobimin Might Be an Effective Equine Anthelmintic

January 03, 2009

As previously reported on TheHorse.com, common equine internal parasites such as roundworms and strong strongyles are developing resistance against most of the... Read More

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Saving a Starving Horse: Part 2

January 01, 2009

The second part in aseries on saving Freeway, a horse rescued from starvation and neglect by a passer-by.... Read More

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Winter Whoas

January 01, 2009

The two Miniature Horses and the Miniature Donkey came trotting through the early morning gloom from the frozen field into the spotlight of the barn for their morning hay. As they got closer, I noticed they were moving ... funny. Not the ha-ha... Read More

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Winter Ailments and Injuries

January 01, 2009

Neglecting to implement winter precautions can result in headaches for the owner and hardship for the horses.... Read More

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Vaccination Yearly Planner

January 01, 2009

Immunizations are the cornerstone of disease prevention if given appropriately and in a timely manner.... Read More

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Internal Parasites

January 01, 2009

The days of just rotating and deworming every six to eight weeks are gone; today there must be a strategy.

There are several major internal parasites of horses, and control is aimed at reducing their numbers at certain... Read More

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12 Months of Feeding Tips

January 01, 2009

Here's how to roll with Mother Nature through the seasons, nutritionally speaking.... Read More

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Older Horses: Respecting Our Elders

January 01, 2009

If your horse is already a senior, there's no reason to turn him out to pasture. Here's a seasonal look at some factors to consider for the care of your equine elder.... Read More

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The Year-Round Hoof

January 01, 2009

From practicing daily hands-on care to taking baseline photos for later comparison, here are tips for keeping your horse’s feet healthy.

How much attention do you give your horse's feet? Many times it's just the old... Read More