Recent News for Horse Care

Standing wraps are applied for support and to reduce inflammation in the limbs.

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Bandaging Fundamentals

December 27, 2016

There are right and wrong ways to bandage horses' limbs, no matter the wrap's purpose.... Read More

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TheHorse.com's Top Slideshows of 2016

December 26, 2016

Popular slideshows included those on skin conditions, horse properties, pasture weeds, the Rio Olympics, and more.... Read More

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The War Against Obesity

December 26, 2016

A successful equine slim-down program includes frequent weight assessments, smart feeding, and exercise.... Read More

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TheHorse.com's Top Free Reports of 2016

December 25, 2016

Popular topics included body condition, bisphosphonates, horse identification, hoof problems, deworming, and more.... Read More

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TheHorse.com's Top Articles of 2016

December 24, 2016

Articles on behavior and equitation science, wound care, laminitis, beet pulp, hoof care, and more were popular in 2016.... Read More

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UK, University of Copenhagen Team Up for Dual PhD Program

December 23, 2016

Jasmin Bagge, DVM, is studying the use of stem cells to facilitate tissue repair following injury in horses.... Read More

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Researchers Review Types of Tumors Found in Donkeys

December 23, 2016

Donkeys are commonly diagnosed with sarcoids. Other common horse tumors, however, are not prevalent in donkeys.... Read More

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2017 UK Equine Showcase, Breeders' Short Course Scheduled

December 23, 2016

Lecture topics will include vaccinations, disease surveillance, foal nutrition, R. equi, biosecurity, and more.... Read More

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UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Jessica Scare

December 22, 2016

Scare is attempting to culture Parascaris worms, which are difficult to keep alive outside of the horse.... Read More

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Take the Winter Solstice Chore Efficiency Test

December 21, 2016

Can you pass Alayne's test? Get advice for winterizing and making your horse property chore-efficient. ... Read More

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Winter Management for the Outdoor Horse

December 21, 2016

Many horses are well-equipped to live outdoors and thrive, provided certain provisions are met. Here's what to remember.... Read More

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Watching the Herd

December 21, 2016

How can watching horses interact in a herd help improve my relationship with my horse? ... Read More

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Researchers Validate New Equine Drug-Testing Method

December 21, 2016

Scientists in Hong Kong validated a "dilute-and-shoot" test that can check for more than 40 difficult-to-detect drugs.... Read More

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Study: Horses Ask Humans for Help With Unsolvable Tasks

December 20, 2016

Horses faced with a problem they couldn't solve used visual and tactile signs to get human attention and ask for help.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Joint Injections for Horses

December 20, 2016

Of the 442 respondents, 90 (20%) use injections as a regular part of their horses' joint management programs.... Read More

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How Much Do You Know About PPID?

December 20, 2016

Here's a look at some common misconceptions about PPID and the truth behind them.... Read More

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Study: Lamenesses Might Not Originate From Where You Think

December 20, 2016

Horses can appear lame in the front limb when the real lameness is the hind limb on the same side, researchers found.... Read More

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When is an Older Horse Ready for Senior Feed?

December 19, 2016

As horses age, they might require additional nutritional support. Get advice for feeding senior horses.... Read More

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Kentucky Training Center Barn Fire Kills More Than 20 Horses

December 19, 2016

Lightning is being blamed for the fire at Mercury Equine Center that killed 18 yearlings and five horses of racing age.... Read More

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UW Obtains Needle Arthroscope, Portable ECG for Horses

December 17, 2016

The University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine used donated funds to purchase the new equipment.... Read More

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RCI Adjusts MMV Points, Expands Out-of-Competition Testing

December 16, 2016

The adjustment means minor infractions aren't treated on par with serious violations in determining extra penalties.... Read More

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Genetic Mutation Behind Albino Donkeys Pinpointed

December 15, 2016

A missense mutation is behind the donkeys' lack of pigmentation, researchers learned.... Read More

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Equine Behavior Changes Before Death

December 14, 2016

Have horses been known to show significant behavior changes right before death? If so, why does this happen?... Read More

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New York Mandates Continuing Education for Trainers

December 14, 2016

Thoroughbred trainers must obtain annual continuing education in equine health, welfare, and safety, among other topics.... Read More

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Horses Perish in Colorado Barn Fire

December 14, 2016

More than a dozen horses were killed when fire swept through their Adams County barn this week.... Read More