Recent News for Horse Care

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Narrow Escape: Caring for Equine Barn Fire Survivors

February 07, 2017

Just because a horse survives a barn fire doesn't mean he's out of harm's way.... Read More

The veterinarian should check the horse’s mouth for any issues or dental abnormalities. These can include evidence of tongue or cheek injury or missing or damaged teeth. This will also give your veterinarian a chance to verify the horse’s age.

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Poll Recap: Equine Dental Exams

February 07, 2017

Of the 911 respondents, 802 (88%) said their horse has had a dental exam or treatment in the past 12 months.... Read More

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Will Whey Protein Improve My Horse's Topline?

February 06, 2017

Our equine nutrition expert addresses toplines, horse protein needs, and whether whey is the way to go.... Read More

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Using MRI to Evaluate Fetlock Pain

February 06, 2017

Vets use MRI to identify issues and prescribe targeted treatment to give the horse the best chance at returning to work.... Read More

Horses respond distinctly to different caretakers and appear to anticipate people's moves.

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Thinking Like a Horse

February 05, 2017

By gaining a better understanding of how horses associate and learn, can we train them more effectively and ethically?... Read More

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Methods for Rehabbing Horse Joints

February 04, 2017

There's not one particular approach for rehabilitating injured joints. Here are a few of the options vets have to use.... Read More

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A New Antibiotic for Resistant Synovial Infections in Horses

February 03, 2017

Researchers found that meropenem can be useful, but should only be used when other antibiotics have failed. Here's why.... Read More

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Feed Tags: Four Components to Evaluate

February 03, 2017

Pay special attention to the purpose statement, guaranteed analysis, ingredients, and directions for use.... Read More

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How to Feed Horses With Gastric Ulcers

February 03, 2017

Tips include ensuring constant forage access, providing pasture turn-out, and limiting concentrate intake, among others.... Read More

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Will Coaxing a Nervous Horse Reinforce Her Nervous Behavior?

February 02, 2017

Some people believe petting a fearful horse will teach it to act more upset in the future. Read what our expert says.... Read More

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ARCI Forms Integrity Compliance Certification Panel

February 02, 2017

Three former regulators will comprise the independent panel that will certify compliance with key integrity standards.... Read More

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Venogram Patterns Vary, So Assess Them Carefully

February 01, 2017

Taking multiple radiographic views--both weight-bearing and not--allows vets to assess the findings most accurately.... Read More

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Addressing Old Racing Injuries in Prepurchase Exams

February 01, 2017

How do I explain a retired racehorse's previous injury to a potential buyer?... Read More

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Diagnosing and Treating Equine Muscle Injuries

February 01, 2017

While not frequently diagnosed, muscle injuries can cause pain, lameness, and poor performance in horses.... Read More

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Feeding Horses With Muscle Issues

January 31, 2017

Horses with exertional myopathies can benefit from dietary modifications as well as consistent targeted exercise.... Read More

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Poll Recap: A Trip to the Vet

January 31, 2017

Of the 1,008 respondents, 318 (32%) said their horses are located 10 miles or less away from their equine vet clinic.... Read More

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Class 1 Malocclusions: To Treat or Not to Treat?

January 31, 2017

Learn about mild bite misalignments, the forces that impact them, and considerations about correcting them.... Read More

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Why Does My Horse Chew Wood?

January 30, 2017

Our equine nutrition expert offers advice to keep horses from chewing on barn wood and fenceposts.... Read More

Comparing parts left-to-right is key to interpreting images, with the horse as its own control.

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Equine Thermography

January 30, 2017

Thermography is a noninvasive, safe, and cost-effective diagnostic imaging tool used in equine health care.... Read More

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OSRC to Focus on Medications, Drug Testing in 2017

January 30, 2017

Ohio's racing commission will review medications, out-of-competition drug testing, and RMTC and ARCI recommendations.... Read More

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Addressing the 'Air Fern' in Your Barn

January 30, 2017

Roly-poly, cresty-necked horses and ponies are in harm's way. Here's how to help your overweight equid shed pounds.... Read More

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Farm Worker Safety Study Yields Bilingual Education Material

January 29, 2017

The material is designed to equip horse farm managers and workers with information needed to stay safe on the job.... Read More

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Two-Year Frangible Pin Study Continues

January 29, 2017

Researchers will continue examining the physics behind rotational falls on cross-country courses.... Read More

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Reward Offered in Florida Show Horse Theft

January 27, 2017

An 11-year old Andalusian mare named Deseada was reported missing from a Miami-Dade property on Jan. 19.... Read More

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How Immunosenescence Impacts Senior Horse Care

January 27, 2017

Your horse's immune system is aging with him. Here's what to remember when managing your old horses.... Read More