Recent News for Horse Care

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Swiss Researchers Encourage Modern Parasite Control Methods

July 14, 2017

Using their "check-before-treat" program, scientists are finding record-low equine parasite burdens in Switzerland.... Read More

Horses learn to associate movements (such as backing up) with the release of pressure (the handler stops tapping the whip), which in horse training circles is known as negative reinforcement.

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10 Horsemanship Science Resources on TheHorse.com

July 13, 2017

Learn about horsemanship and how to incorporate learning theory in your own horse training.... Read More

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Rehabbing Neglected Horses: No Small Task

July 13, 2017

Restoring a neglected horse's health can be rewarding, but also complicated, time-consuming, and sometimes unsuccessful.... Read More

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Equine West Nile Virus Threat Remains

July 12, 2017

West Nile appeared in the United States in 1999, but it remains a serious horse health threat. Here's how to combat it.... Read More

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Hoof-Care Triage

July 12, 2017

Punctures, abscesses, and worse: What to do when your horse's hoof is hurting and who to call for help.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Summer Horse Health Challenges

July 11, 2017

Of the 250 respondents, 110 (44%) said their biggest challenge in the summer is keeping horses cool in extreme heat.... Read More

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Biosecurity at Equine Events

July 11, 2017

Find tips on managing and preventing a "perfect storm" of infectious disease spread at horse competition facilities.... Read More

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Hooves Helping Joints

July 11, 2017

Learn how smart trimming and shoeing techniques can help arthritic horses.... Read More

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Virginia Reports First Equine WNV Case of 2017

July 11, 2017

The affected horse, an unvaccinated 10-year-old Saddlebred gelding from Wythe County, was euthanized.... Read More

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FEI Issues Decisions on Three Banned Substance Cases

July 11, 2017

The cases involve a Belgian endurance horse, a South African jumper, and a Mexican jumper.... Read More

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FEI: British Reining Horse Tests Positive for Stanozolol

July 10, 2017

Shiners Chic, ridden by Jessica Sternberg tested positive for the anabolic steroid at a CRI3* in Texas, in April.... Read More

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How to Get a Horse to Drink When Away From Home

July 10, 2017

Find out why some horses won't consume water away from home and learn how to keep him hydrated.... Read More

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Can Nutrition Boost the Equine Immune System?

July 09, 2017

Researchers are looking at how diet might influence how horses respond to stress and disease.... Read More

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Horse Hydration FAQs

July 09, 2017

We consulted two equine nutritionists to answer your burning questions about equine hydration.... Read More

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Correcting Equine Nasal Collapse Caused by Nerve Damage

July 08, 2017

Learn how veterinarians treated an 18-month-old Andalusian colt that suffered nasal collapse after a training accident.... Read More

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Protecting Against Wildfire

July 07, 2017

Learn how to identify and reduce fire risk on your property.... Read More

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Getting a Second Wind: Helping Equine Athletes Breathe

July 07, 2017

Are breathing issues slowing your horse down? Here are some surgical and management options that might help.... Read More

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Take-Homes From the 2017 Equine Ophthalmology Symposium

July 07, 2017

More than 80 attendees and guests attended the IEOC's annual symposium held June 1-3 in Saratoga Springs, New York. ... Read More

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Ivermectin Could be Ineffective Against Some Pinworms

July 07, 2017

Ivermectin was ineffective in treating pinworms in a herd of Welsh ponies. Fenbendazole, however, eliminated the worms.... Read More

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How to Handle Wild Animal Encounters With Your Horse

July 06, 2017

Before you hit the trail, make sure both you and your horse are prepared for any wildlife encounters that might occur.... Read More

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Building Your Horse's Health Care Dream Team

July 06, 2017

Horse health care often requires teamwork. Use these tips to find the right equine health professionals for your team.... Read More

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Shoe Type Likely Doesn't Change Horse Movement

July 05, 2017

A study found little difference in gait between shoes, although shod horses moved differently than barefoot ones.... Read More

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Equine OCD: Harmless Bone Lesion or Permanent Problem?

July 05, 2017

Leading researchers from around the world share their findings on this common joint disease of young horses. ... Read More

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Recycling on the Farm

July 05, 2017

Find out how you can set up a farm-friendly recycling system, as well as reuse common materials around the barn. ... Read More

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Poll Recap: Radiographs for Horse Hoof Care

July 04, 2017

Of the 359 respondents, 101 (28%) said their hoof care professionals use radiographs to make trimming/shoeing decisions.... Read More