Recent News for Horse Care

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Promoting Equine Veterinary Practice to Vet Students

September 02, 2008

More than 800 third-year veterinary students were given a fully sponsored trip to attend the Opportunities in Equine Practice Seminar (OEPS) in Lexington, Ky., over Labor Day weekend. Members of the veterinary class of 2010 were given the... Read More

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Mississippi Horse Park Available as Equine Evacuation Site

September 02, 2008

When hurricanes approach the Mississippi and Louisiana shores, many coastal horse owners seek refuge at the Mississippi Horse Park near Starkville. The horse park has 300 stalls and 150 RV sites.

"We expect to see a lot of repeat customers... Read More

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East Coast Warned of Potential Hurricanes Hanna, Ike

September 02, 2008

Families clutched mattresses, chairs and other belongings and slogged through waist-high floodwaters Tuesday as Tropical Storm Hanna killed at least 13 people in northern Haiti. The slow-moving storm threatened to hit the southeastern U.S. coast... Read More

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Horse Diseases and Humans

September 01, 2008

What can you catch from your horse?

If you work around horses long enough, you'll be handling ones that have lameness, diarrhea, abortions, skin diseases, and even neurologic signs. Our first concern is generally for the... Read More

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Equid Emotions and Laterality: Is there a Connection?

September 01, 2008

Does your horse give "dirty" looks? Rather than trying to read his expression, you might be able get some clues about how your horse really feels about objects by paying attention to which eye he uses to observe them. French... Read More

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Louisiana Horse Track Shuts Down Ahead of Hurricane Gustav

September 01, 2008

Evangeline Downs Racetrack and Casino, about 15 miles north of Lafayette, La., has canceled the racing programs set for Sunday, Aug. 31, and the final night of the spring/summer Thoroughbred racing season Monday, Sept. 1 in anticipation of the... Read More

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Louisiana State University Seeks Volunteers to Aid Hurricane Recovery

September 01, 2008

Louisiana State University (LSU) is seeking volunteers to assist with hurricane recovery efforts. Areas of the school have been prepared to serve as triage centers.

These areas are being staffed with university and state representatives who... Read More

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Veterinary Assistance Requested in Hurricane Path

September 01, 2008

The State of Louisiana is immediately seeking veterinarians and veterinary technicians who would like to volunteer their time and skills during evacuations and sheltering following Tropical Storm Gustav.

The state anticipates a need for six... Read More

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Gustav Makes Landfall West of New Orleans

September 01, 2008

A weakened Hurricane Gustav crashed Monday into the flood-prone but nearly deserted coast of Louisiana, making landfall west of New Orleans as a Category 2 storm. Water was splashing over some floodwalls, but city officials were optimistic the... Read More

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Rabies Has Many Faces

September 01, 2008

Rabies. The word conjures up chilling images from old movies: a snarling dog, foaming at the mouth, attacking anything that moves. But did you know horses are very susceptible to this disease?

Skunks, foxes, bats, and raccoons are the main wil... Read More

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Beware of Rabies

September 01, 2008

There is absolutely no reason for a horse owner not to vaccinate a horse against rabies.

Numerous states already this year have reported rabies in a variety of domestic and wildlife species. Horses get rabies. Humans get... Read More

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Mare Instinct After Loss

September 01, 2008

After several years of pasture breeding, we are having our first experience with a stillbirth. ... Read More

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Joint Injections: Pros and Cons

September 01, 2008

Joint injections can safely localize lameness or medicate a joint, but they might cause complications. ... Read More

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Senior Horse Nutrition

September 01, 2008

Base your senior horse's diet on a full assessment of his health and management to help his well-being. ... Read More

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Barn Upkeep/Equipment

September 01, 2008

High-quality products and maintenance can save time, money and providing a safer environment for your horse. ... Read More

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Hurricane Gustav Update

August 31, 2008

As dawn broke Sunday over New Orleans, bumper-to-bumper traffic was reported in nearly every direction as residents heeded orders to flee an only partially rebuilt city.

Police and National Guard troops were on the streets preparing to patrol... Read More

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Coastal Horse Owners and Veterinarians Get Ready for Gustav

August 29, 2008

On the third anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, horse owners and veterinarians in the New Orleans area are fleeing ahead of Gustav, a storm the National Weather Service says is likely to become "a large, powerful hurricane as it approaches the... Read More

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Katrina, Three Years Later: New Orleans Horse Industry Coming Back

August 29, 2008

With preparations for the approaching Hurricane Gustav taking center stage...... Read More

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New Orleans Remembers Unidentified Katrina Victims

August 29, 2008

As another tropical storm looms, New Orleans residents are marking the third anniversary of Hurricane Katrina with a ceremony to remember victims who were never identified.

A horse-drawn carriage delivered seven unclaimed bodies to a... Read More

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U.S. Rider, Vet Unsure of Source of Olympic Drug Positive

August 28, 2008

Following a routine drug test on August 19 at the 2008 Olympic Games in Hong Kong, Mythilus, a U.S. dressage horse, ridden by Courtney King-Dye, was found to have tested positive for Felbinac. Felbinac is considered a class A prohibited substance b... Read More

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Diagnosing Insulin Resistance: Q&A with Researchers

August 28, 2008

Over the past few years researchers have described a strong association between insulin resistance and laminitis in equines. They are working now on defining standard testing protocols and interpretations to identify horses at highest risk for... Read More

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Paint Horse Reported Stolen in Illinois

August 28, 2008

Stolen Horse International is asking horse owners to help locate Maximum Reflections, a 12-year-old Paint gelding who was taken from his pasture in Flat Rock, Ill., on Aug. 23.

Keith Caughren, stepfather of Max's 13-year-old owner,... Read More

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Reaction Case Underlines Need for Horse Owner and Vet Communication

August 27, 2008

The ability to have a straightforward, informative conversation with your veterinarian about his or her prescribed treatments for your horse can be just as important as asking questions about treatments or diagnostics that your own physician... Read More

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Nebraska City Council Votes to Evict Horse

August 27, 2008

This one-horse town is looking like becoming a no-horse town.

The owner of a 32-year-old horse named Peter Rabbit wasn't able Tuesday to buck a local ban on livestock within the city limits of Hickman, Neb.

After widespread publicity o... Read More

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Trainers Weigh in on Racehorse Shoe Regulations

August 27, 2008

Some leading New York trainers said a ban on toe grabs on racehorses' shoes will help level the playing field, but they're not all convinced the shoes are responsible for catastrophic injuries.

The New York Racing Association in early August... Read More