Recent News for Horse Care

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Synthetic Estrogen Drug Receives FDA Approval In 1.25mg Strength

March 01, 2000

Duramed Pharmaceuticals announced March 13 that the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the company's supplemental new drug application for Cenestin tablets in the 1.25 mg dosage strength. Cenestin,... Read More

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Equine Self Mutilation

March 01, 2000

It's a beautiful winter weekend, and finally you have a full morning to spend at the barn. You're happily grooming your horse when you notice a cluster of patches of wet hair on his side. Peculiar pattern to the wet hairs -- all are lying forwar... Read More

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Spring Tuning (Athletic Conditioning)

February 01, 2000

Most will agree that thorough preparation of a horse is key to success in athletic competition. With spring hopefully just around the corner, this is an opportune time to discuss conditioning. Of course, the nature of a conditioning program will... Read More

This radiograph demonstrates the bony abnormalities seen with high ringbone (involving the pastern joint). This film is of the left hind foot of a 10-year-old Quarter Horse used for barrel racing.

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Ringbone in Horses

February 01, 2000

Ringbone, a lameness disease of the pastern and coffin joints, is a degenerative disorder that has no cure. ... Read More

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Getting A Second Opinion

February 01, 2000

Your horse comes up lame. You call your veterinarian and have him or her come out and examine the animal. Your practitioner prescribes a treatment protocol that is carried out. The horse improves somewhat, but a nagging lameness remains. You cal... Read More

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Total Parenteral Nutrition

February 01, 2000

Total parenteral nutrition is used when feeding via the GI tract is ill-advised or impossible. ... Read More

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Four States Usher in Equine Passports

January 06, 2000

State livestock health officials in Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Mississippi have forged a reciprocal livestock health agreement, making it easier for equine enthusiasts to travel between and within these states with their horses. On Jan.... Read More

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Body Fuel

January 01, 2000

The importance of nutrition for optimization of athletic performance cannot be overemphasized. ... Read More

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Your Horse's Gastrointestinal Health: A Contented Colon

January 01, 2000

If you have a veterinary textbook somewhere on your shelves, chances are you've seen one of those photos of a sick horse's innards-miles and miles of wet, purplish loops of intestine, spilling out in all directions. The poor equine posing for... Read More

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Better Breathing

January 01, 2000

When you walk down the center aisle of your barn, does the ceiling drip condensation on your head? Does the smell of ammonia make your nostrils twitch and your eyes water--even when the stalls are freshly cleaned? Worst of all, was that a hollow... Read More

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100 Years of Horse Health Care

January 01, 2000

Standing on the fresh field of a brand new century, we look eagerly-if sometimes cautiously-toward the horizon and the unknown future awaiting us. We hope that, in the months and years to come, we will solve problems long puzzled over and finish... Read More

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Paddock Ins And Outs

January 01, 2000

Our 12-year-old gelding, Ringo, has become difficult to bring in from the pasture. He sometimes drags us through the barn door. Then he barges through the stall door and straight to his grain tub. There's almost no stopping him. For a couple... Read More

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Problems With Hooves

January 01, 2000

It takes nearly a year for the hoof to grow down from the coronary band to the ground. Therefore, anything that happens to the horse -- whether specific trauma to the foot or a systemic problem -- can affect the health of the hoof for a long time.... Read More

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UC Davis Announces Research Topics

January 01, 2000

The University of California (UC), Davis, Center for Equine Health (CEH), has announced its research topics for 1999-2000. According to Director Gregory Ferraro, DVM, in The Research Preview, the studies funded by the CEH this year are... Read More

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International Breeders Meeting Held in Florida

January 01, 2000

In conjunction with the Breeders’ Cup Thoroughbred races at Gulfstream Park, the 1999 International Breeders Meeting took place in Bal Harbour, Fla. Breeders representing 30 countries from around the globe gathered to listen to four morning... Read More

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Blackburn TRF Opens in Kentucky

January 01, 2000

Kentucky dedicated the nation’s third major Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation (TRF) facility for the rehabilitation and retirement of former racehorses. The facility officially opened on Nov. 19, 1999, with a ceremony at the Blackburn... Read More

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Free Customized Deworming Programs Available

January 01, 2000

Customized deworming information is now available to horse owners nationwide when they visit Hoechst Roussel Vet’s interactive equine web site.

To access this distinctive site, go to Read More

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Understanding the Young Horse

January 01, 2000

Training a young horse can be a daunting prospect for the non-professional horse owner. In Understanding The Young Horse, Les Sellnow, a lifelong horseman with a diverse background in various equestrian disciplines, provides a breaking... Read More

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When My Horse is in a Fire...

January 01, 2000

While a barn fire is uncommon, there is nothing more devastating-with more complicated consequences-than a horse's becoming a burn victim. But it does happen. The first steps when confronted with a barn fire are obvious-remove the... Read More

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Battling Mares: Fighting for Dominance

January 01, 2000

Q. Within the past three weeks, we have purchased our second miniature horse, a 10-year-old mare in foal. When the mare arrived at our farm, we assumed that she would be a good companion for our 2-year-old miniature mare. We also expected that... Read More

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Six Farriers Chosen For Hall Of Fame

December 16, 1999

Six world-class, highly dedicated farriers have been elected to a top industry honor by the toughest crowd of all other world-class farriers.

The International Horseshoeing Hall Of Fame Class of 2000 includes Dick Harris of South... Read More

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AAEP 1999: Infectious Diseases Subcommittee on Equine Identification

December 07, 1999

Presented by Committee Chairman: Timothy R. Cordes, DVM, Dec. 4, 1999

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According to Ralph C. Knowles, DVM, Veterinary Consultant, early equine identification in the United States... Read More

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Reward Offered To Catch Horse Killers In U.K.

December 02, 1999

The British Horse Society is offering a reward of up to £5,000 for information leading to the conviction of those responsible for arson attacks on horses in Hampshire and Bromley, Kent last week, and a vicious attack on another horse in Abbey... Read More

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Older Horses Are Now Eligible For PreventiCare

December 02, 1999

Horses enrolled before age 20, and up to age 24, are eligible to participate in PreventiCare--the unique, veterinarian-administrated equine wellness program offered by Pfizer Animal Health.

Horses between the ages of five months (and... Read More

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Breeding the Older Mare

December 01, 1999

Older mares' reproductive ability declines, and getting and keeping them pregnant become more problematic.... Read More