Recent News for Horse Care

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Assessing Ivan's Damage

September 17, 2004

Hurricane Ivan made furious landfall near Gulf Shores, Ala., early yesterday, tearing into the landscape with winds of up to130 mph, causing coastal storm surge flooding, and spurring tornadoes in several southeastern states. As of Friday... Read More

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Horses Killed in Trailer Accident

September 16, 2004

A livestock trailer traveling from Minnesota to Kentucky and carrying 52 horses overturned, tumbled down an embankment, and crashed into a utility pole, breaking it in half. A small fire ignited from downed wires,... Read More

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Hurricane and Emergency Preparedness for Horse Owners

September 15, 2004

Editor's Note: This information was provided to The Horse by the Louisiana Horseman's Guide--this is information that has been compiled for Louisiana horse owners. Find more information on hurricane and disaster preparation at... Read More

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Pulling a Shoe

September 15, 2004

Even if you have a farrier do your shoeing you should still learn how to pull a shoe properly. There are situations where you should not wait for a farrier. A shoe may loosen when caught in a bog, hooked on a fence or some other obstacle, or stepped ... Read More

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Horse Owners Brace for Ivan; How You Can Help

September 15, 2004

After being pummeled by Hurricanes Charley and Frances, areas in the southeastern United States are bracing themselves for the arrival of Hurricane Ivan, which is scheduled to make landfall shortly.

The Louisiana Veterinary Medical... Read More

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Control of Infectious Diseases in Vet Hospitals

September 13, 2004

Infectious disease outbreaks that occur in veterinary hospitals (nosocomial outbreaks) can present an overwhelming challenge to veterinary personnel, and they are often events that incite a greater awareness and concern for routine infection... Read More

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Temperament: Buying the Right Horse for the Trail

September 08, 2004

In a discussion of proper temperament in a trail horse, words like "solid" and "steady" come to mind. You want a horse that will carry you over a trail with little to no fuss or fidgeting--a horse that is solid and steady in the bridle... Read More

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Researchers Help Students Learn about MRLS

September 07, 2004

Researchers have teamed up with Kentucky's Thoroughbred industry to educate and involve students in a hands-on experiment project tied to mare reproductive loss syndrome (MRLS).

About 200 high school and middle school biology students me... Read More

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Hurricane More Financial Than Structural

September 06, 2004

Calder Race Course sustained minimal structural damage from Hurricane Frances, but track general manager Ken Dunn said revenue loss was substantial. Calder was forced to close for live racing and simulcasting Sept. 3-5 as Frances swept through... Read More

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One Stop Federal Land Reservation Service

September 01, 2004

Starting in late 2004, there will be a single site to handle reservations for more than 57,000 campgrounds, cabins, parks, and tours of national sites, historic homes, and caves. It is one-stop shopping for people who want to visit lands managed... Read More

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Vaccinating Strategically

September 01, 2004

Every spring, you ask your veterinarian to vaccinate your horse to protect her from disease while she's showing, racing, carrying a foal, or hanging around your pasture. But is this yearly routine the best way to confer immunity with the vaccine... Read More

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Tendon Healing, Aged Broodmares Featured at Convention

September 01, 2004

Smarty Jones won a little sympathy Saturday night, July 24, as Patricia Hogan, VMD, Dipl. ACVS, board-certified veterinary surgeon, recounted the tale of how the Pennsylvania-bred colt reared up in the starting gate of Philadelphia Park last yea... Read More

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Times Are a-Changin'

September 01, 2004

There are many of us old enough to remember nasogastric tube deworming of our horses. The vet would show up in his truck, haul out the buckets, pump, and hose, and we'd line up to twitch the horses and fill their stomachs full of whatever that... Read More

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Anesthesia and the Equine Brain

September 01, 2004

In horses, the gas anesthetic isoflurane can produce decreases in mean arterial pressure (MAP) as well as cerebral perfusion pressure (that pushes blood into the brain). The implication is that decreased cerebral perfusion pressure leads to... Read More

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Arthroscopy for Meniscal Tears

September 01, 2004

A meniscus is an interarticular (between joints) synovial cartilage or membrane. Meniscal tears in the stifle joint are well described in human athletes and dogs. Despite a few published reports in horses, however, the condition remains difficul... Read More

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Resistant Worms: Do Your Horses Have Them?

September 01, 2004

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is part nine of a 12-part series on internal parasites of horses.

Most people assume that when they administer a tube of dewormer to a horse, the drug is effectively killing worms. The drug must... Read More

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Prepare for Winter Now

September 01, 2004

Summer might still be going strong where you are, but we all know that sooner or later winter will be on its way, bringing shorter days, colder temperatures, and in many regions, snow and ice. For horse owners, winter is a true test of one's... Read More

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Taming an Aggressive Foal

September 01, 2004

We recently were blessed with a healthy filly. However, the breeder we bought the mare from had her due date wrong. She came five weeks before we were expecting her. She was born in the pasture with another mare present. Th... Read More

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Dexamethasone Use in Pregnant Mares

September 01, 2004

Can you help me locate information on steroids given to a mare during pregnancy? The mare has been receiving dexamethasone for cancer up until two months before her due date. The cancer then returned. I would like to help research further... Read More

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Changes in Horse Dentistry

September 01, 2004

We all want our horses to have comfort, enhanced performance, more nutrition efficiency, and even a good chance of living longer. So we're all glad to see the changes that are occurring in the field of equine dentistry, a long-neglected part of... Read More

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New Bolton Center Accepting Emergency Cases

August 27, 2004

The University of Pennsylvania's George D. Widener Hospital for Large Animals will accept equine emergency patients, beginning on Monday, Aug. 30. "We have completed the cleaning and refurbishing of additional barns and can now care for emergenc... Read More

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Biosecurity in a Large Animal Hospital

August 27, 2004

The veterinary profession--like human medicine--is placing new emphasis on infectious disease prevention in patient facilities. Bradford P. Smith, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, discussed this topic at the American College of Veterinary Medicine (ACVIM)... Read More

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AQHA Honors Texan Tom Nicks For Equine Public Service

August 26, 2004

American Quarter Horse Texan Tom Nicks of the Los Angeles Police Department Metropolitan Division Mounted Platoon recently won the Equine Public Service Award for 2004. This award is designed to honor American Quarter Horses who work in the... Read More

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Ulcers in Horses: Problems of Domestication

August 25, 2004

Domestication has created problems for the horse, including stomach ulcers. Stress of confinement and unnatural conditions, stress from emotional and physical aspects of athletic careers--all the stresses that go with trying to adapt to human managem... Read More

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ID Program Gets Funds, Suggestions

August 25, 2004

The push for the National Animal Identification Program has picked up momentum with formation of a consortium, the contribution of millions of dollars from the USDA, and recommendations from The Jockey Club on how equine identification should... Read More