Recent News for Horse Care

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Researchers Study Bit-Induced Trauma

March 20, 2015

Bits that do not fit properly, are aggressive, or used incorrectly can cause damage to horses' mouths, researchers said.... Read More

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Managing Breeding Stallions

March 19, 2015

Dr. Nancy Diehl offers advice on keeping stallions happy and safe during routine handling and breeding. ... Read More

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Researchers Evaluate Henderson Equine Castration Instrument

March 19, 2015

The Henderson equine castrating instrument resulted in a low complication rate, especially among younger horses.... Read More

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Spring Turnout Tips for Horses

March 19, 2015

Proper turnout management and monitoring body condition are important steps to keeping your horse healthy.... Read More

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The ABCs of Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine for Horses

March 19, 2015

Researchers are studying and using everything from MSCs to PRP and ACS to BMPs. Here are the basics you should know.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Flooding and Horse Facilities

March 17, 2015

Of the 585 respondents, 190 (32%) said they use preventive measures to prevent their barns from flooding. ... Read More

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Device for Studying Horses' Lying Down Behavior Tested

March 17, 2015

The device could allow researchers to evaluate normal--and abnormal--lying behavior and how it relates to welfare.... Read More

Install a bat box to attract these bug-loving flyers - but be patient, it can take up to two years for residents to move in.

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Bats in My Barn

March 16, 2015

Bats have moved into one horse owner's barn. Find out if that's a good or bad thing.... Read More

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Researchers Investigating Silicate-Associated Osteoporosis

March 16, 2015

Silicate-associated osteoporosis, or SAO, affects horses' lungs and bones.... Read More

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Metronidazole Pharmacokinetics in Foals Studied

March 14, 2015

The medication's half-life was longer and clearance was lower in foals compared to adult horses, researchers determined.... Read More

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Could Milk Thistle and Silymarin Prevent Laminitis?

March 14, 2015

Recent studies suggest these two agents could help counteract the effects of endotoxins on lamellar tissue.... Read More

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Tiludronate's Safety for Navicular Treatment Studied

March 14, 2015

Researchers determined that tiludronate is safe to use in horses as directed.... Read More

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Thoroughbred Racehorse Fatal Injury Rate Steady in 2014

March 13, 2015

The incidence of fatal injury for 2014 was 1.89 per 1,000 starts, compared to 1.90 per 1,000 starts in 2013.... Read More

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Lameness Assessments While Longeing Studied

March 13, 2015

Researchers found poor agreement among less experienced vets and moderate agreement between more experienced ones.... Read More

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Differences Between Mares and Geldings

March 12, 2015

Dr. Nancy Diehl addresses common behavior differences between mares and geldings and their causes.... Read More

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Indiana Announces Equine Drug Testing Program for 2015

March 12, 2015

The program includes a new primary testing lab, an audit lab, expanded out-of-competition testing, and cobalt testing.... Read More

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WADA Director General to Address Racing Conference Attendees

March 11, 2015

David Howman will discuss the organization's efforts in bringing international consistency to anti-doping policies.... Read More

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Grayson-Jockey Club Funds Equine Research in 2015

March 10, 2015

Study topics include laminitis, foal pneumonia, stem cells, endometritis, joint issues, insulin resistance, and more.... Read More

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KER to Host Furosemide Seminar

March 10, 2015

The event, which is open to the public, will be held March 16 at 5:30 p.m. in Ocala, Florida.... Read More

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Digital Neurectomy Outcome in Horses with Chronic Foot Pain

March 10, 2015

Horses with concurrent deep digital flexor tendon lesions were four times more likely to become lame again post-surgery.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Communicating with Your Horse's Vet

March 09, 2015

Of the 690 respondents, 378 (55%) said they communicate most with their horse's veterinarian by phone.... Read More

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Post-Winter Weight Gain

March 09, 2015

Here's how to feed your hard keeper once temperatures start rising.... Read More

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Univ. of Edinburgh to Offer Online Equitation Science Course

March 09, 2015

The course can be taken as a standalone course or credited to the University of Edinburgh's MSc in equine science.... Read More

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Algae: The Next Big Thing for Equine Lameness and OA?

March 09, 2015

An extract from blue-green algae--a potentially toxic substance--could help arthritic horses without poisoning them.... Read More

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Cobalt Use in Racehorses

March 09, 2015

Regulators are paying close attention to this seemingly innocuous trace mineral found in B vitamins. Find out why.... Read More