Recent News for Horse Care

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Spring Turnout Tips for Horses

March 13, 2016

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

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Donkeys' Unique Nutritional Needs

March 13, 2016

Donkeys aren't horses, and nowhere is that more apparent than in their feed needs. Find out what your donkey should eat.... Read More

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20 Disaster Planning Questions

March 12, 2016

Community disaster planning begins at home and in neighborhoods, and with understanding your farm.... Read More

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Researchers Break Down Horses' IBH Reactions

March 11, 2016

Some horses respond to insect bites with inflammation and itching; others react with cellular-level defense mechanisms.... Read More

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9 Steps for Composting Horse Manure

March 11, 2016

Here's what to do with that huge mound of stall waste piling up behind the barn. ... Read More

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How to Disinfect Your Farm

March 10, 2016

You know cleaning and disinfecting exposed surfaces helps prevent disease spread, but what's the best way to do it? ... Read More

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Managing Mouthiness

March 10, 2016

My gelding is very mouthy. Should this behavior be curbed, and how can I accomplish this? ... Read More

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2016 Western Veterinary Conference: Wednesday's Top Tweets

March 10, 2016

Tweets and take-homes from the 2016 Western Veterinary Conference's equine acupuncture and emergencies sessions. ... Read More

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WWI-Era Bacteria: The Key to Eradicating Strangles?

March 10, 2016

In the battle against strangles, researchers believe they've discovered a critical genomic influence: war.... Read More

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Being a Fit Rider is Important for Your Horse's Health

March 09, 2016

Find out how your mental and physical performance will benefit from a program out of the saddle. ... Read More

Approximately 80% of gray horses will develop melanomas by the time they’re 15 years old. These skin growths are malignant tumors usually located near the anus, vulva, sheath, penis, ears, salivary glands, and underside of the tail.

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Metastasizing Melanoma

March 09, 2016

Can melanomas spread to a horse's central nervous system? If so, are there any treatments available? ... Read More

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2016 Western Veterinary Conference: Tuesday's Top Tweets

March 09, 2016

Tweets and take-homes from the equine lameness and colic sessions at the 2016 Western Veterinary Conference. ... Read More

Central tarsal fractures develop across or through the bone, highlighted here on a CT image by yellow arrows. Sclerosis, indicated by a yellow arrowhead, surrounds the fracture.

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Surgical Repair of Hock Fractures in Sport Horses Successful

March 09, 2016

Researchers say a screw fixation procedure can help sport horses return to function after a central tarsus fracture.... Read More

Proper emasculator application, with the prominent external assembly nuts facing the testis and the correct perpendicular orientation to the spermatic cord, can help reduce the liklihood of complications arising.

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Managing Castration Complications in the Field

March 08, 2016

For gelding, postoperative problems can range from mild swelling to devastating intestinal prolapse.... Read More

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Spring Health Preparations

March 07, 2016

Check all these tasks off your list as you transition your horse into the spring riding season.... Read More

Horse Eating Oats

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Oats in Manure: Is My Horse Getting the Nutrition He Needs?

March 07, 2016

Find out if oats in your horse's poop piles means his feed--and your money--are going right through him.... Read More

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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