Recent News for Horse Care

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Horse Management and Care (AAEP 2006)

March 01, 2007

Various horse management and health care tips offered by equine professionals at the AAEP 2006 Convention.... Read More

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AAEP Convention 2006: Medicine

March 01, 2007

Uplifting Applications for UC Davis Large Animal Lift

John... Read More

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Muscle Disorders (AAEP 2006)

March 01, 2007

Careful inspection of a horse's muscle mass and symmetry and hands-on palpation educates the examiner about the horse's muscle tone and comfort level. The examiner also evaluates the horse in motion and conducts a full lameness exam.... Read More

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AAEP Convention 2006: Additional Topics

March 01, 2007

Western Performance Horse Forum

The Western performance hors... Read More

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Help Us Help Horses

March 01, 2007

Did you know that the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) is the world's largest professional asso-ciation of equine veterinarians? Did you also know that the AAEP has a Foundation? The AAEP Foundation was created and established as... Read More

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Understanding Horses: Basics #2 and #3

March 01, 2007

Last month we started talking about the three things every horse needs to know to make his rider happy. My hero, champion reining horse owner and trainer Dick Pieper, told me I had been making the training of my horses way too complicated. "You... Read More

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Dentistry Series Part 3: Malocclusions

March 01, 2007

In the last two installments of this equine dental series, you've digested an overview of the basics of equine dentistry, and I hope you've gained an understanding of just why dental care for horses is rising to the forefront of equine veterinary... Read More

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Nutrition to Go

March 01, 2007

A group of veterinarians gathered at the Land O' Lakes Purina Mills headquarters in St. Louis, Mo., last fall to participate in discussions on subjects that ranged from Cushing's disease to proper nutrition for horses young and old. Nicholas Frank,... Read More

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Healthy Habitats for Your Horse

March 01, 2007

There are many benefits to keeping horses on your own property, but there are also responsibilities, and one of the biggest is barn maintenance. Whether your barn is old or new, there are products on the market that can help ease the burden.... Read More

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Correcting Shelly Feet

March 01, 2007

Shelly, crumbly feet can be a challenge for horses and their owners. The feet break down too readily if the horse is barefoot, and they are unable to hold nails if he's shod. In this article we'll look at several causes and potential treatments for... Read More

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Serology

March 01, 2007

The horse's immune system is a window to its world. The biochemical analysis of blood components can give the veterinarian valuable information about disease exposure and immune responses. When a horse is exposed to an antigen (a disease-causing... Read More

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Colic and Digestive Health (AAEP 2006 Wrap-Up)

March 01, 2007

Colic, defined as any abdominal pain, has resulted in the deaths of horses throughout recorded history, stated White. In fact, it is second only to old age as the number one cause of equine deaths in the United States today. ... Read More

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SmartPak Names Charity Program Beneficiaries

February 28, 2007

SmartPak has announced the beneficiaries of their SmartBlue program. The charities selected include Bay State Equine Rescue, CANTER New England, H.O.P.E. Inc., Days End Farm Horse Rescue Inc., and the UC Davis Center for Equine Health.... Read More

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Budweiser Clydesdale Auctioned to Benefit Habitat Restoration

February 26, 2007

A Budweiser Clydesdale filly went for $20,000 at a fund-raising auction staged by the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation in Reno.

Rodger Fleming of Butler, Pa., a member of the foundation's board of directors, submitted the winning bid Saturday... Read More

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Girl Trampled by Horses at Rodeo Parade Dies

February 23, 2007

Rodeo parade spectators watched in horror Thursday as a 5-year-old girl was thrown off her mount and trampled by an out-of-control team of horses pulling a wagon. She later died.

The girl, identified by police as Brielle Boisvert, was three... Read More

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N.M. Livestock Owners Urged to Microchip Animals

February 22, 2007

Livestock officials are urging cattlemen and owners of other large livestock to take advantage of a tracking program that will help the government control such diseases as mad cow disease.

Farmers and ranchers can register their large... Read More

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Equine Metabolic Syndrome Versus Cushing's Syndrome

February 19, 2007

Fresh from the AAEP Annual Convention, here's an update on what we know about these two disorders and how to manage them:

Equine metabolic syndrome typically affects horses aged 8 to 18-years-old. Pony breeds, domesticated Spanish... Read More

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Fewer Foals, Competition Impacts New Jersey Futurity

February 19, 2007

Citing a decrease in the number of entries for both divisions over the last few years that has resulted in short fields, the Thoroughbred Breeders' Association of New Jersey announced that, beginning in 2008, the New Jersey Futurity is being... Read More

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New Tack, Equipment for the New Orleans Mounted Unit

February 19, 2007

When the levees broke and flooded New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, the city's mounted police unit stables in City Park had been evacuated, but a majority of the unit's tack and equipment was left behind.

On Feb. 2, the American... Read More

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USDA Seeks Comment on NAIS Documents

February 18, 2007

The USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has requested comments on National Animal Identification System (NAIS) documents that will affect how livestock, including horses, are handled within the program.

The NAIS is a... Read More

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Sodium Hyaluronate Provides Protection for Equine Joints

February 18, 2007

Lameness caused by noninfectious joint inflammation, generally known as arthritis, is an occupational hazard for all horses. When indicated, veterinarians might choose to inject affected joints with sodium hyaluronate--a substance that occurs... Read More

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Transfixation Pin Cast Recovery: Timelines Set

February 17, 2007

Researchers at Colorado State University (CSU) set time guidelines for the use of transfixation pin casts for horses with comminuted phalangeal fractures. They found that horses with fractures maintained in this type of cast for 40-80 days had increa... Read More

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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