Recent News for Horse Care

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Study Evaluates Surgical Strangulation Colic Survival Rates

July 04, 2014

Researchers found that avoiding small intestine resection, when possible, can help reduce complications.... Read More

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My Filly has No Respect or Fear of Anything. What Can I Do?

July 03, 2014

An equine behaviorist offers advice for managing an orphaned filly who exhibits dangerous behaviors.... Read More

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Trotting Over Poles Can Have Exercise, Therapeutic Benefits

July 03, 2014

Trotting over poles helps increase joints' range of motion and could benefit horses recovering from lameness.... Read More

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National Uniform Medication Program for Racing Gets Push

July 03, 2014

American Horse Council convention attendees discussed medication program during forums and conversations.... Read More

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Australian Racehorse Owners Now Must Report Horse Retirement

July 03, 2014

Owners must report Thoroughbred racehorse retirement within 30 days under a new Australian Racing Board rule.... Read More

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Protect Your Horse from Hazards on the Farm

July 02, 2014

Spend time minimizing hazards on your property through identification and removal. Here's what to look for.... Read More

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Standardbred Racing Performance after OC Surgery Evaluated

July 02, 2014

Yearlings that had surgical treatment for hock osteochondrosis (OC) performed as well as those without OC.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Bathing Horses Warm or Cold

July 01, 2014

Of 1,071 poll respondents, 489 (46%) said they didn't have access to warm water to bathe their horse.... Read More

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Could MRI Help Identify Early-Stage PPID?

July 01, 2014

Researchers found that MRI can effectively show pituitary gland and pars intermedia size and other details.... Read More

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Infographic: Navicular Disease

June 30, 2014

Learn about navicular disease, a common condition that causes up to 1/3 of all front-limb equine lamenesses.... Read More

Avoiding nose-to-nose contact with horses from other farms can help prevent the spread of infectious respiratory diseases like equine herpesvirus and equine influenza.

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Protecting your Horse from Respiratory Disease

June 30, 2014

Here are five quick tips to help keep respiratory diseases out of your herd.... Read More

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Are Coughing and Nasal Discharge Early Indicators of Heaves?

June 30, 2014

Researchers say mild but persistent respiratory signs can indicate an increased risk of developing heaves.... Read More

Fodder is plant material grown hydroponically and then harvested and fed to livestock.

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Can Fodder be Included in a Horse's Feeding Program?

June 29, 2014

Fodder is plant material grown hydroponically and used as livestock feed. Find out if it's good for horses.... Read More

All horses, regardless of intended use, should receive a thorough veterinary prepurchase exam.

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Prepurchase Exams: A Health Care Must

June 29, 2014

Investing in an equine prepurchase exam can save horse owners heartache and money.... Read More

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TIP Performance Awards Enhanced for 2014

June 27, 2014

This Jockey Club program recognizes Thoroughbreds' versatility at sanctioned horse shows.... Read More

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Stallion Libido

June 26, 2014

My stallion shows little or no signs of libido with my mare. He won't even "talk" to her. What can I do?... Read More

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Protecting Horses from Ticks

June 26, 2014

Ticks might be tough opponents, but you can take steps to reduce pasture infestations and protect horses.... Read More

When you look at the hoof as the horse stands, you are seeing the hoof wall. If you pick up the hoof to look at the bottom, you will see the sole, frog, sulci, heels and bar.

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Hoof Anatomy, Part 2: Outer Structures

June 25, 2014

The outer hoof's health affects the bones and soft tissues within, and vice versa. ... Read More

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Commentary: Better Questions to Answer

June 25, 2014

Eric Mitchell, editor-in-chief of The Blood-Horse, shares his thoughts on potential research on Salix.... Read More

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Colorado Racetrack Offers Bonus to Medication-Free Winners

June 25, 2014

Arapahoe Park created a program to reward horsemen who do not administer race-day medication to their horses.... Read More

Hosing your horse off with cold water is a good way to help them stay cool in the hot summer months.

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Poll Recap: Bath Time

June 24, 2014

Of the 1,198 respondents, 790 (66%) said they rinse their horse after every ride during the warm months.... Read More

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As Summer Begins, Equine Heat Stress Looms

June 24, 2014

With summer upon us, it's a good time to start thinking about protecting horses from heat stress.... Read More

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UK Researchers and Students Present at AMCOP

June 24, 2014

The annual Midwestern Conference of Parasitologists took place June 5-7 at the Gluck Equine Research Center.... Read More

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Does Your Horse Need a Dentist?

June 24, 2014

Find out why you should make regular dental checkups part of your horse's scheduled maintenance.... Read More

Horses graze a Central Kentucky pasture at sunset.

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Does Night Turnout Disrupt a Horse's Sleep?

June 23, 2014

Find out if being stalled during the day and turned out at night can cause sleep problems for horses.... Read More