Recent News for Horse Care

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Safe Horse Handling for Vet Techs

October 13, 2014

Here's what to remember when handling horses for procedures to keep the veterinarian, the patient, and yourself safe.... Read More

Researchers provided horses with daily inhaled corticosteroid treatments of fluticasone propionate through a respirator mask covering both nostrils.

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Choosing Corticosteroids for RAO: Systemic or Inhaled?

October 13, 2014

Which option is better? Study results suggest it depends on the horse and the severity of his condition.... Read More

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Biosecurity Tip of the Month: Horse Show and Event Visitors

October 12, 2014

Spectators pose a unique equine health threat of which horse owners should be aware. Learn how to protect your horse.... Read More

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Surgical Procedure Helps Horses with Nasopharyngeal Collapse

October 12, 2014

Researchers tested the technique on horses with poor performance and respiratory noise.... Read More

Dr. Tania Perez, a veterinary anesthesiologist, checks the pulse on a horse about to undergo a computed tomography (CT) scan in WSU’s new high-speed spiral CT machine.

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State-of-the-Art Imaging Techniques Reviewed

October 11, 2014

Learn how computed tomography (CT), MRI, and nuclear scintigraphy can help vets diagnose issues within horses' bodies.... Read More

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Strengths and Limitations of Equine Stress Measurements

October 11, 2014

Measuring equine stress isn't as easy as it might sound, one researcher said. Here's a review of the current techniques.... Read More

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Equine Guelph Holds Large Animal Rescue Courses

October 10, 2014

Speakers encouraged attendees to take what learned back to the industry to help improve emergency rescue success rate.... Read More

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Trainer O'Neill Facing Suspensions after Drug Violation

October 10, 2014

One of Doug O'Neill's horses tested positive for a drug containing and/or capable of metabolizing into oxazepam.... Read More

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How Do Muzzles Impact Horses' Grass Selection and Intake?

October 10, 2014

Researchers found the muzzles reduced horses' grass consumption by 30% but did not impact the animals' forage choice.... Read More

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Teaching a Horse to Have a Blanket Put Over His Head

October 09, 2014

How can I teach my horse to let me put her blanket on over her head so I don't have to unbuckle it each time?... Read More

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When to Leave the Boarding Barn

October 09, 2014

Deciding when to move your horse is a subjective decision, but here are a few factors that could influence your choice.... Read More

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Ponies Perish in Kentucky Barn Fire

October 08, 2014

The blaze claimed the lives of 10 ponies residing near the Oldham and Shelby county line in Kentucky on Oct. 6.... Read More

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Medication Crossroad

October 08, 2014

The Blood-Horse's editor-in-chief shares his thoughts on racehorse drug testing and penalties for violations.... Read More

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Preventing Injuries in Thoroughbred Racehorses

October 08, 2014

One vet suggests using careful planning, management, screening, and education to reduce catastrophic fracture risk.... Read More

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Recurrent Colic Risk Factors Identified

October 07, 2014

As horses' pasture time increased, colic risk decreased; however, stereotypies appeared to increase repeat colic risk.... Read More

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Equine Rehabilitation Similar to Sports Therapy for People

October 07, 2014

Vets use rehabilitation to restore normal function following injury, reduce clinical signs, and restore range of motion.... Read More

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Can Exercise Help an EPM Horse?

October 06, 2014

Find out what kind of physical exercise might help improve a horse with equine protozoal myeloencephalitis.... Read More

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Phipps Reissues Call for Drug-Free Horse Racing

October 06, 2014

Dinny Phipps said a centralized regulatory body would facilitate changes necessary to improve the sport's integrity. ... Read More

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Louisiana Man Charged in Horse Theft

October 06, 2014

A Louisiana man has been charged with theft after allegedly stealing a horse before selling the animal at an auction.... Read More

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Breeders' Cup Champion Amazombie to Old Friends

October 06, 2014

The 8-year-old gelding won 12 of 29 starts and earned over $1.9 million during his racing career.... Read More

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Survey: Some Owners Treat Encysted Small Redworms Improperly

October 05, 2014

One in five British horse owners used a dewormer not indicated to treat encysted small redworms (or strongyles).... Read More

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Prevention is Better than Cure, Racehorse Owners Say

October 04, 2014

Despite advances in repairing damaged tendons, trainers and owners say they want to prevent injuries in the first place.... Read More

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Game On Dude to Old Friends

October 03, 2014

The 7-year-old gelded son of Awesome Again won 16 of 34 races and earned just under $6.5 million.... Read More

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Nearly Nontoxic Insect Control

October 03, 2014

Fewer flies and less chemical warfare can create a healthier barn environment for you and your horse.... Read More

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Kentucky Reports Third Equine WNV Case of 2014

October 03, 2014

The unvaccinated 26-year-old grade gelding from Marshall County was euthanized after becoming recumbent.... Read More