Recent News for Horse Care

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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

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Cushing's Horses' Long-Term Response to Pergolide

March 08, 2015

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

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Conditioning Bones for Wellness, Fracture Prevention

March 07, 2015

Bone is a vital tissue that's densely packed with specialized cells and supplied with a rich network of blood vessels.... Read More

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Proper Hand Hygiene Prevents Equine Disease

March 07, 2015

A veterinarian reviews proper hand hygiene techniques to help prevent equine disease spread during exams and procedures.... Read More

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In Disaster's Wake: Horses and the Devastation

March 06, 2015

After weathering a natural disaster, take steps to reduce your horses' chances of infection or injury.... Read More

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An Introduction to Automatic Waterers

March 06, 2015

Do you really want to wrestle with frozen hoses? Here's what to know about automatic waterers.... Read More

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Equine Pigeon Fever Vaccine Granted Conditional License

March 05, 2015

A conditionally licensed vaccine must have demonstrated field safety and a reasonable expectation of efficacy.... Read More

Commentary

What's an 'Alpha' Horse?

March 05, 2015

Dr. Nancy Diehl shares her thoughts on dominance in horses and using the term "alpha" to describe a lead horse. ... Read More

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Preparedness is Key to Surviving Tornadoes with Horses

March 04, 2015

Being prepared in advance is crucial for helping horses survive potentially life-threatening storms.... Read More

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Thoroughbred Breeding Farms Support TAA

March 04, 2015

Farms agreed to donate 25% or more of the advertised stud fee for each stallion on their roster to the TAA.... Read More

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USDA Seeks Comments on Proposed Animal Export Rule Updates

March 04, 2015

The proposed rules would only pertain to animals intended for permanent export from the United States.... Read More

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20 Disaster Planning Questions

March 04, 2015

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