Recent News for Horse Care

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Equitation Science Society Position on Training Techniques

May 26, 2017

The International Equine Science Society released a statement on techniques that could compromise horse welfare.... Read More

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PPID Horses' Hair Cortisol Levels Examined

May 26, 2017

Scientists theorized that hair cortisol levels could help identify early stage pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction.... Read More

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Horseracing Integrity Act of 2017 Introduced

May 26, 2017

Among other points, the new bill would prohibit the use of any substance within 24 hours of a race.... Read More

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USDA Releases Second Report From Equine 2015 Study

May 25, 2017

The report includes figures on equid use, vaccination, equid mortality rates, EIA testing, and more.... Read More

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Prepurchase Exams: Not Just Looking for Lameness

May 25, 2017

Find out what conditions, beyond lameness, a veterinarian might uncover during a prepurchase exam. ... Read More

Apple, an Appaloosa pony, received his vaccinations and health exam by a Ross University veterinary student while his owner provides general information.

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Applying Research Knowledge During Equine Wellness Clinics

May 25, 2017

A PhD student describes her recent experience applying her research skills during an equine community outreach event.... Read More

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Cantering Beats Other Gaits in Racehorse 'Detraining' Method

May 25, 2017

Cantering kept racehorses fitter during periods of reduced exercise intensity than walking or staying stalled.... Read More

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Equine Ringbone: Process, Progress, and Prognosis

May 24, 2017

Learn more about how veterinarians and farriers manage this degenerative arthritic condition.... Read More

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The Otherwise Apparently Healthy Collapsing Horse

May 24, 2017

Causes of collapse in apparently healthy horses range from sleep deprivation and pain to muscle disorders and pregnancy.... Read More

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Seeking Relief: Current Directions in Equine Pain Management

May 24, 2017

Learn what veterinarians are doing to improve how they control equine pain.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Drylots for Horses

May 23, 2017

Of the 579 respondents, 443 (77%) said they use drylots to help manage their horses' weight. ... Read More

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Richardson to Speak on Pool Recovery System During Lecture

May 23, 2017

Dr. Dean Richardson will describe Penn Vet's system for recovering high-risk horses from anesthesia on June 6.... Read More

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Does Equine Metabolic Syndrome Affect Gut Microbes?

May 23, 2017

EMS horses had less microbial diversity than healthy horses, potentially impairing gut health and affecting metabolism.... Read More

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How to Introduce and Use a Grazing Muzzle for Horses

May 22, 2017

An equine nutritionist offers tips for reducing your horse's pasture intake with a grazing muzzle. ... Read More

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Cushing's Horses' Long-Term Response to Pergolide

May 22, 2017

Researchers determined that veterinarians can manage PPID long-term without a progressive increase in pergolide dose.... Read More

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Pan Am Conference Wraps Up With Anti-Doping Insights

May 22, 2017

The conference concluded with presentations by individuals from inside and outside the Thoroughbred industry.... Read More

Acute and generally non-weight-bearing lameness caused by infection within the hoof.

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Hoof Abscesses in Horses

May 22, 2017

This common problem can cause sudden, severe lameness but often resolves quickly with proper treatment.... Read More

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BEVA Issues New Guidelines on Managing Equine Risks

May 21, 2017

The guides are designed to help equine veterinarians assess and manage risks with horses. ... Read More

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Common Dewormers: Still Effective Against Small Strongyles?

May 20, 2017

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

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An Inside Look at the Equine GI Microbiome

May 20, 2017

Researchers are learning more about how microbes within the gut influence horse health. ... Read More

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Does Equine PPID Affect Immune Responses to Vaccination?

May 19, 2017

Horses with PPID had lessened antibody titers following vaccination for rhinopneumonitis and West Nile virus.... Read More

Di Arbuthnot, chairman of IFAR and chief executive of Retraining of Racehorses, said, "We all have a shared responsibility for the welfare of racehorses, which extends beyond the track.”

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Advocates Stress Responsibility at Racehorse Aftercare Forum

May 19, 2017

Advocates emphasized owner responsibility and humane treatment and shared insights on racehorse retirement programs.... Read More

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How Broodmare Nutrition Affects Her Foal

May 19, 2017

Researchers found that over- and underfeeding can affect foals' bone growth, metabolism, and testicular development.... Read More

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AQHA Executive Committee Approves Welfare Recommendations

May 18, 2017

Recommendations include adding to the forbidden drugs or substances list, creating educational efforts, and more.... Read More

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From Sterilization to Stitches: Handling Horse Wounds

May 18, 2017

Veterinarians weigh in on the do's and don'ts of wound care, from discovery to recovery. ... Read More