Recent News for Horse Care

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Equine 911: Making the Call on When to Call the Vet

October 24, 2007

If you contact your veterinarian at the first sign of a problem, you might actually end up spending less and having better results. Let your veterinarian decide which of these three situations you fall in:

Situation one: Your veterinaria... Read More

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Dogs Kill Miniature Horse Donated to Cancer-Stricken Child

October 24, 2007

A Miniature Horse given to a boy with brain cancer by the Make-A-Wish Foundation was killed by a pair of pit bulls who were found roaming in his yard, authorities said.

The 31-inch tall horse, Anniversary, was donated by the foundation to... Read More

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California Wildfires: Winds Expected to Ease

October 24, 2007

On the fourth day of a vicious firestorm, exhausted firefighters and weary residents looked forward Wednesday to a break--an expected slackening of the fierce winds that have fanned the state's explosive wildland blazes.

Forecasters said the... Read More

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Some Southern California Horse Owners Returning Home

October 24, 2007

Southern California horse and farm owners were beginning to gather information on their animals and property Oct. 24 in the wake of the wildfires that have hit the area. Fires continue to rage in San Diego County, but some evacuated people were... Read More

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Horse Sets Off Chain Reaction Montana Highway Crash; Two Killed

October 23, 2007

A van that became stranded after hitting a horse on Montana 212 near Busby was rear-ended by a semi tractor-trailer, killing two people, Big Horn County, Mont., officials said.

The van struck the horse around 10:15 p.m. Sunday. The driver... Read More

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California Horse Owners, Vets Wait to Access Burned Areas

October 23, 2007

It's a waiting game now for horse owners and veterinarians in the areas of Southern California affected by wildfires--waiting to see if the fires still roaring through the area will miss the designated evacuation points that each hold hundreds o... Read More

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USRider: Hauling Vehicles are Easy Targets for Catalytic Converter Theft

October 22, 2007

According to USRider, catalytic converters are being stolen from vehicles across the country. The group recently warned horse owners and others who regularly haul animals to be on guard.

"This is especially relevant to our members who drive... Read More

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Wildfires Rage in Southern California

October 22, 2007

Wildfires fanned by fierce desert winds consumed huge swaths of bone-dry Southern California on Monday, burning buildings and forcing evacuations from Malibu to San Diego, including a jail, a hospital, and nursing homes.

About a dozen blazes... Read More

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Tilt Tables Help Horses Recover from Anesthetic

October 20, 2007

To use a tilt table, a horse recovering from anesthesia is restrained to the top of the table--which is generally hydraulic--in lateral recumbency (down and on his side). The table is slowly tilted upright as the horse returns to consciousness... Read More

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Helicopter Crashes During Wild Horse Roundup

October 19, 2007

A helicopter being used to round up wild horses at Theodore Roosevelt National Park crashed Thursday above a corral. The park superintendent said two people aboard "seem to be all right."

The helicopter was hovering above the corral when its... Read More

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Study of EIPH Drug Seeks to Answer Effectiveness, Enhancement Concerns

October 17, 2007

A study led by Colorado State University and research partners will help to answer a long-debated question about health and performance effects of a drug commonly used to treat racehorses in the U.S. to prevent bleeding into their airways as the... Read More

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Thoroughbred Group Offers Tips on Managing, Retraining the Ex-Racehorse

October 16, 2007

The proliferation of racehorse rescues and retirement programs means that thousands of retired Thoroughbred racehorses have been placed into new homes. Ensuring success in what comes next--the transition and retraining of Thoroughbreds by their... Read More

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Readers Respond: Remembering Lost Horses Poll

October 16, 2007

Nearly 1,000 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "How do you remember a beloved equine you've lost?"

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USDA Approves Injectable Transponder for Animal ID System

October 15, 2007

The USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service announced Oct. 11 its approval of the first injectable transponder for use in animal identification. The device, manufactured by Digital Angel, carries an official animal identification numbe... Read More

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Dental Dilemmas: Cheek Tooth Fractures, Treatment Characterized

October 14, 2007

Cheek teeth fractures can lead to a number of unpleasant problems in the horse, from chewing discomfort to bad breath, and they tend to show up most often in the upper jaw. Sometimes these fractures can even go undetected, say... Read More

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Warm Winter, Continued Drought Forecast

October 10, 2007

The government's winter forecast includes some bad news--continued dry conditions in an arc sweeping from the Southeast across the Gulf States and into the Southwest.

Much of that region is already struggling with drought and "right now the... Read More

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Infection Protection: It's Not Just About Vaccinations Anymore

October 10, 2007

At the AAEP's Healthy Horse Workshop in Ft. Collins, Colo., on July 28, Josie Traub-Dargatz, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, of Colorado State University's College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, shared her thoughts on control of infectious... Read More

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Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus: A Review

October 08, 2007

Staphylococcus aureus is a common bacterium and an important cause of disease in many species. Approximately 10% of healthy horses carry S. aureus in their noses. This occurrence is termed "colonization," as the bacteria are present... Read More

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Wise Use of Antibacterial Drugs

October 06, 2007

Antibiotics and synthetic antibacterial drugs have revolutionized the ability to treat bacterial infections in human and animal patients. These drugs deserve careful use to preserve and optimize their effectiveness. Deciding on a treatment plan... Read More

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Honda HS 1500V Equine Veterinary Ultrasound

October 02, 2007

Products Group International has introduced the Honda HS 1500V Equine Veterinary Ultrasound, a portable ultrasound system for equine reproduction and tendon scanning.... Read More

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Wound TLC

October 01, 2007

Proper and prompt care for each type of wound can make a difference in healing.... Read More

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Sticky Stifles

October 01, 2007

My Thoroughbred's stifles have been making a popping noise for quite some time.... Read More

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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