Recent News for Horse Care

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Horse Owners File Lawsuits against Wickliffe Pharmacy

June 12, 2014

The owners filed lawsuits alleging their horses were hospitalized after receiving a compounded EPM drug.... Read More

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Yeast Appears to Benefit Foals' Intestinal Flora

June 12, 2014

Researchers believe live yeast supplementation could give a foal's digestive system a better start in life.... Read More

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Belmont Stakes Runner-Up to Undergo Surgery

June 11, 2014

Commissioner will undergo surgery to remove a small chip in his front left fetlock.... Read More

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Assessing Protein Levels in Horse Feeds

June 11, 2014

Crude protein numbers on feed bags can be deceptive. Here's what to understand about assessing protein levels.... Read More

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TCA Awards $512,105 in Grants

June 11, 2014

The organization seeks to help Thoroughbreds by supporting retirement, rescue, and research.... Read More

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Leg Conformation

June 11, 2014

Good leg conformation in a horse is a must if that animal is to remain serviceably sound for performance.... Read More

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Managing Seniors with Heaves

June 10, 2014

Senior horses diagnosed with heaves face more obstacles than their younger counterparts. ... Read More

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Tips for Protecting Horses from EHM

June 10, 2014

The Virginia state veterinarian says owners should take precautions to protect horses from EHM.... Read More

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Wildfire Smoke and Horses' Respiratory Health

June 10, 2014

Smoke can cause serious respiratory problems for horses. Here's how to protect your herd in case of wildfires.... Read More

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Understanding Protein in Horses' Diets

June 10, 2014

Protein is probably the most misunderstood component of horse diets. Here's what you need to know.... Read More

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Forage Options

June 09, 2014

My horse will not eat any hay in his stall. What are my options for forage in his stall at night?... Read More

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California Chrome, Ride On Curlin to Get some Time Off

June 09, 2014

California Chrome and Ride On Curlin exited the Belmont with an injury and a bleeding episode, respectively.... Read More

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Owners Urged to Vaccinate Horses against West Nile Virus

June 08, 2014

Maryland officials are urging owners to vaccinate horses against the potentially fatal disease.... Read More

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Avoid Common Mistakes when Building an Outdoor Arena

June 08, 2014

Here are a few of the pitfalls that can arise when building an arena along with tips on how to avoid them.... Read More

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Equine Cushing's Disease Reviewed

June 07, 2014

Equine Cushing's disease occurs in an estimated 15-30% of horses and ponies older than 20. ... Read More

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Prevent Barn Fires with These Expert Tips

June 06, 2014

Stop barn fires before they start with these smart fire-prevention tips.... Read More

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Texas Official Urge Horse Owners to Prepare for Hurricanes

June 06, 2014

The Texas Animal Health Commission reminds horse, livestock, and pet owners to prepare now for hurricanes.... Read More

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Male Horse Hygiene

June 06, 2014

A male horse's sheath needs to be cleaned, but this chore is often neglected. Here's where to start.... Read More

Eldaafer at Old Friends with his inseparable companions, the goats Google and Yahoo.

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Racehorse Eldaafer, Companion Goats Arrive at Old Friends

June 05, 2014

The 2010 Breeders' Cup Marathon winner has retired with his goats, Yahoo and Google.... Read More

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Calming a Mustang Stud

June 05, 2014

Last fall I adopted a wild mustang stud. Would gelding him help calm his wild attitude? ... Read More

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Knottenbelt: Fecal Blood Test Opening Diagnostic Doors

June 05, 2014

Learn how one vet believes the test can help improve diagnostics for a number of horse health conditions.... Read More

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New Minimally Invasive Approach to Treating Kissing Spines

June 05, 2014

Researchers reviewed a surgical technique called a subtotal cranial wedge ostectomy with positive results.... Read More

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Headshaking Hurts Horses

June 04, 2014

Headshaking is a serious and distressing condition for both horses and their owners. ... Read More

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Common Nutrient Deficiencies in Horses

June 04, 2014

Nutrient deficits can lead to equine motor neuron disease, osteochondritis dissecans, epiphysitis, and more.... Read More

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Equine Hendra Case Confirmed near Beenleigh, Queensland

June 03, 2014

The latest hendra case was confirmed after a positive test result was received late on June 2.... Read More