Recent News for Horse Care

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Sugars and Starches: They're Not All Bad!

March 07, 2016

Although owners are frequently warned against the consequences of feeding these carbs, horses need them in their diets.... Read More

Fecal egg counts help owners identify high-shedding horses and whether the dewormer used worked.

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What is Your Horse's Fecal Egg Count Telling You?

March 07, 2016

Find out how a fecal egg count test can help you better target the parasites in your horse herd. ... Read More

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What Shape are My Horse's Feet In?

March 06, 2016

Even horses with less-than-ideal feet can lead sound and productive careers.... Read More

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Cushing's and EMS: What's the Difference?

March 06, 2016

Practitioners must use clinical signs and laboratory testing to distinguish between these sometimes similar ailments.... Read More

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Antibiotic-Anesthetic Combo Effective Lower Limb Treatment

March 06, 2016

Vets can use amikacin and mepivacaine to safely and effectively treat lower limb injuries in standing, sedated horses.... Read More

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Autologous Vaccination a Safe, Affordable Sarcoid Treatment

March 05, 2016

The procedure involves removing a sarcoid from the horse and implanting pieces of it back into the horse's neck.... Read More

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More Research Needed to Ensure Horses Stay Safe From Tetanus

March 04, 2016

An Australian veterinarian is researching the role tetanus vaccine has in preventing disease in horses in that country.... Read More

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

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Thinking Like a Horse

March 04, 2016

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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Does Your Horse Play 'Catch Me If You Can'?

March 03, 2016

Here's why your horse might run away when it's time to come in from turnout and how you can work to solve the problem.... Read More

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Flying Horses: What to Consider

March 03, 2016

Be mindful of the associated health risks and understand how to best manage your horse before and after air travel.... Read More

Researchers at the new institute hope to develop therapies that hasten healing for animals and people and are developed from living cells and their products.

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Racehorse Breeder Donates to CSU for Regenerative Research

March 02, 2016

The anonymous breeder donated $20 million toward a new state-of-the-art regenerative medicine research facility.... Read More

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Why Does My Horse Stumble After Jumping?

March 02, 2016

Find out what a veterinarian might look for when examining a horse that loses his balance after jumping a fence. ... Read More

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Pelvic or Femur Fracture? Better Check for Both

March 02, 2016

A researcher offers tips on how veterinarians can pinpoint the cause in unresolved upper hind limb lameness cases.... Read More

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Common Dewormers: Still Effective Against Small Strongyles?

March 01, 2016

Study results revealed that three commercially available dewormers showed poor efficacy on the majority of farms tested.... Read More

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Baled Hay vs. Pellets: What's Best for My Horse?

February 29, 2016

Considering a switch? A nutritionist weighs the benefits and drawbacks of feeding horses pelleted hay.... Read More

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Study: Shelters Help Keep Flies at Bay

February 29, 2016

Researchers found providing a climate-appropriate shelter in the summer can provide horses with shade and insect relief.... Read More

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Examining Horse Deaths Related to Endurance Rides

February 28, 2016

From 2002 to 2014, researchers identified a fatality rate of 0.32 per 1,000 starts in endurance horses.... Read More

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UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Emma Adam

February 27, 2016

Adam's research studies the formation and repair of articular cartilage in horses. ... Read More

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RMTC Board Approves Recommend Drug Thresholds

February 26, 2016

The board also voted in support of an expanded and more comprehensive out-of-competition drug testing rule.... Read More

Galbraith says good conformation and judicious training can help a reiner continue performing past his youth.

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Super Senior Sport Horses

February 26, 2016

Meet three equine athletes that are excelling in their golden years.... Read More

Star, a 32-year-old mare, survived equine herpesvirus earlier this month. She had the respiratory form of the disease.

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How I Navigated EHV-1 in My Boarding Barn

February 26, 2016

A barn owner describes dealing with equine herpesvirus on her farm and shares what she learned from the experience.... Read More

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Using Hoof Boots to Manage Chronic Laminitis

February 26, 2016

While hoof boots aren't a permanent solution for chronic laminitis, they can provide customized support and pain relief.... Read More

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UK Student Entrepreneurs Take First Place at Georgia Bowl

February 25, 2016

The team's service provides a blood test that can potentially predict injuries in horses before serious problems occur.... Read More

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Animal Genetic Testing and Research Lab Gets New Name

February 25, 2016

The University of Kentucky Animal Genetic Testing and Research Laboratory has been renamed Genetic Testing at Gluck. ... Read More

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Providing Hoof Care in Developing Countries

February 25, 2016

Providing owners of working equids with both hoof care and education can be challenging. One farrier shares his tips.... Read More