Recent News for Horse Care

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Clenbuterol Use Below Expectations in Calif. Sample

February 16, 2007

Only about 12% of horses tested for clenbuterol had measurable levels of the medication in 193 blood samples taken recently, according to a report made by Rick Arthur, DVM, Thursday to the California Horse Racing Board medication committee.... Read More

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New Study on Use of Succeed DCP Available Online

February 16, 2007

A new study on the use of Succeed Digestive Conditioning Program is available online.

In this study, 26 pregnant Thoroughbred mares were randomly assigned to treatment groups with similar feeding and vaccination protocols, with the... Read More

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Equine Nutrient Requirements to be Discussed at Regional Conference

February 14, 2007

Veterinarians, trainers, horse breeders, and owners will have a chance to get the latest equine nutrition information at the Mid-Atlantic Nutrition Conference on March 28-29 at the Holiday Inn Select in Timonium, Md. The conference is hosted by... Read More

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Off-Season is the Season for Horse Trailer Maintenance

February 14, 2007

It's important for horse owners to maintain their trailers during the off-season. USRider, national provider of roadside emergency assistance for horse owners, reminds equestrians to spend some time doing preventive trailer maintenance, not only... Read More

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Horse Shot with Arrow: 3 Facing Charges

February 12, 2007

Three people were arrested Friday (Feb. 9) in connection with death of a New Jersey horse that was fatally shot with an arrow Jan. 21, the Read More

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AQHA Releases DVD Tack Purchasing Guide

February 10, 2007

Choosing the right tack for you and your horse can be a difficult task, even for the most experienced horse owner. Let the American Quarter Horse Association help. The Association brings is now offering "Tack Talk," an educational DVD with... Read More

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University of R.I. Receives Grant to Study Carriers of Lyme, EEE

February 06, 2007

The University of Rhode Island has received a $357,000 federal grant to study cattle ticks.

The money from the Department of Agriculture will be used to help researchers better understand how ticks transmit diseases to humans. Shahid Karim,... Read More

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Two Horses Killed in Ky. Barn Fire

February 06, 2007

A Jan. 31 barn fire believed to have been caused by an electrical malfunction claimed the lives of two Thoroughbreds boarded at Warren Lyster's 100-acre Tarleton Farm near Paris, Ky. According to chief Lloyde Campbell of the Bourbon County Fire and... Read More

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Below-Zero Temps Hit Plains, Northeast

February 05, 2007

A bone-chilling Arctic cold wave with temperatures as low as 38 below zero shut down schools for thousands of youngsters Monday, halted some Amtrak service and put car batteries on the disabled list from the northern Plains across the Great... Read More

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Champion Mom's Command Euthanatized at 24

February 04, 2007

Mom's Command, champion 3-year-old filly of 1985, was quietly euthanatized in the early afternoon Feb. 3 at owner/breeder Peter Fuller's Runnymede Farm in North Hampton, N.H., due to increasing infirmities related to age.

The 24-year-old... Read More

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Supporting Limb Laminitis: Learning How to Save Horses Such As Barbaro

February 03, 2007

Barbaro's death might lead one to think that despite the best veterinary care available, horses with severe leg injuries and/or laminitis are unrecoverable and should be immediately destroyed. But one equine veterinarian says that couldn't be further... Read More

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Wyoming Wild Horse Sanctuary Problems Found

February 03, 2007

In a report by Phil Whilte of the Star-Tribune in Wyoming, a 23,000-acre ranch west of Laramie was found to have nine horses in below-average condition and one horse that could not rise and was euthanatized, according to a report from... Read More

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Hormone and Drug Use in the Stallion

February 01, 2007

Many hormone and drug treatments could have a negative impact on the endocrine system, so it's best to avoid using them altogether in the breeding stallion. However, Sue M. McDonnell, PhD, Certified AAB, of the University of Pennsylvania's School... Read More

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Immunostimulant Helps Mares with Endometritis Maintain Pregnancy

February 01, 2007

"Post-breeding endometritis is a major cause of subfertility, affecting approximately 15% of mares," said John Steiner, DVM, Dipl. ACT, of Hagyard Equine Medical Institute. "We know it's a big problem, so we've tried an adjunct treatment to see... Read More

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Another Approach to Equine Castration

February 01, 2007

The use of the Stone Henderson Equine Castration Instrument, which allows veterinarians to geld colts using an attachment on a battery-powered drill, has gained speed since its debut at the 2005 American Association of Equine Practitioners'... Read More

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Induction of Lactation in the Non-Pregnant Mare

February 01, 2007

Poor milk production or the loss of a mare in the peripartum period (occurring in the last month of gestation or the first few months after delivery) can jeopardize the health and viability of the foal. To provide the foal with an alternate... Read More

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Systemic Therapy in the High-Risk Mare

February 01, 2007

Several conditions can threaten pregnancy in the late gestational mare. C.S. Bailey, DVM, who is completing a theriogenology residency at the University of Florida and Hagyard Equine Medical Institute in Lexington, Ky., said some of these... Read More

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Dopamine and Its Evil Twin Ergovaline

February 01, 2007

In the horse, the hormone dopamine exerts a number of effects through its actions on the pituitary gland. Both dopamine and ergovaline, a dopaminergic agonist (a drug that stimulates dopamine receptors), can significantly impact the mare's... Read More

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Farrier Hygiene

February 01, 2007

To prevent white line disease from spreading, should I purchase my own farrier tools for the farrier to use?... Read More

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Overexcited Stallion

February 01, 2007

I have a stallion that "saucers" (exhibits glans penis enlargement) prior to mounting. Any suggestions?... Read More

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Keeping Stallions Focused

February 01, 2007

I'm a veterinary student from the United Kingdom and have been riding with a stud farm veterinarian in America going from place to place. I am trying to figure out the art of handling stallions for breeding. Can you please enlighten me on the... Read More

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Understanding Horses: Basic Movement #1

February 01, 2007

Champion reining horse owner/trainer Dick Pieper is my hero. I was showing and winning, but I wasn't completely happy with my reiners. In less than an hour under Dick's tutelage, I learned more than I had in the last 20 years. He said I was making... Read More

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Endometritis Diagnosis and Management

February 01, 2007

When a mare is bred by natural cover, the uterine lining, or endometrium, becomes inflamed. The stallion deposits semen in the uterus, as well as bacteria, bits of debris, and seminal fluid. The normally sterile uterus becomes irritated and... Read More

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Trailer Tire Anatomy

February 01, 2007

Some people claim that a tire is a tire is a tire: It's round and black and holds air. But that's not really the whole story. Tires are manufactured for different purposes and load-bearing capacities. They come in different sizes and vary in... Read More

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From Breeding to Birth

February 01, 2007

Testing innovative techniques and brushing up on common procedures are the lifeblood of advancing any medical specialty, and the field of equine reproduction is no exception. Veterinarians are always looking for new ways to improve procedures they... Read More