Recent News for Horse Care

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California Chrome Will Wear Nasal Strip in Belmont Stakes

May 19, 2014

California Chrome will be allowed to wear a nasal strip in the June 7 Belmont Stakes.... Read More

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Insulin Sensitivity Compared among Breeds

May 19, 2014

Researchers confirmed that metabolic differences exist between breeds, even if equids aren't overweight.... Read More

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Tomlinson to Discuss Equine Gastric Ulcers during Lecture

May 18, 2014

Dr. Joy Tomlinson will present on the prevention and treatment of gastric ulcers in horses.... Read More

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Anti-Doping Regulation Challenges in International Racing

May 17, 2014

Anti-doping regulations can vary, sometimes significantly, from one country to another.... Read More

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Seeing Double

May 16, 2014

Veterinarians have developed methods for detecting and reducing twins. ... Read More

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Two More Horses Dead After Receiving Compounded Medication

May 16, 2014

The FDA said initial testing indicates the drug contained higher pyrimethamine levels than the label states.... Read More

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Champion Racehorse Wise Dan Undergoes Colic Surgery

May 16, 2014

Wise Dan was taken to Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital for emergency surgery, trainer Charlie LoPresti said.... Read More

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Body Condition Scoring: Hands-On Help for Your Horse

May 16, 2014

Learn how to assess your horse's body condition score and how the skill could help his health in the long run.... Read More

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Prepare for Battle: Medicating Horses

May 16, 2014

It's in everyone's best interest to medicate a horse without a fight. Here's how to make medicating easier.... Read More

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Southern California Wildfire Displaces Hundreds of Horses

May 15, 2014

Hundreds of horses were evacuated ahead of wildfires that spread though San Diego County this week.... Read More

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Infographic: Equine Allergies

May 15, 2014

Learn more about allergic reactions in horses with this step-by-step visual guide. ... Read More

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Horse Won't Cross Railroad Tracks

May 15, 2014

My horse is great about nearly everything, but he will not cross railroad tracks. What can I do to help him? ... Read More

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Biosecurity Tip of the Month: Equipment Use

May 15, 2014

Learn how to reduce your horse's risk of catching a disease via equipment, such as feed and water buckets.... Read More

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CHRB Clarifies Rules for Thyroid Medication

May 15, 2014

Veterinarians use thyroxine to treat hypothyroid conditions and, in some cases, to assist in weight loss.... Read More

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Breaking Down Ethics and Equine Medicine

May 15, 2014

Whether a vet is practicing or working in research, ethics play a central role in his or her decision-making.... Read More

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KHRC Collecting Corticosteroid Information

May 14, 2014

The KHRC is conducting a study evaluating how fast corticosteroids are eliminated from a horse's system.... Read More

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The Perfect Fit

May 14, 2014

Finding the right saddle for your horse is a mix of high-tech and hands-on approaches.... Read More

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UF to Dedicate New Equine Sports Performance Complex

May 14, 2014

The new venue is designed to allow vets to better evaluate performance horses under saddle.... Read More

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Treating Suspensory Injuries with Fetlock Support Shoes

May 14, 2014

Veterinarians determined that the fetlock support shoe could be helpful in treating suspensory desmopathy.... Read More

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Compounded Drug Eyed in Thoroughbred Deaths

May 13, 2014

The FDA is investigating whether a compounded medication might have played a role in two horses' deaths.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Hoof Care Costs

May 13, 2014

Of the 1,142 respondents, 824 (72%) said they spend $100 or less per horse when the farrier or trimmer visits.... Read More

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Time to Vaccinate Horses against Mosquito-Borne Diseases

May 13, 2014

Massachusetts officials say early vaccination ensures animals are protected prior to peak arboviral season.... Read More

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Is My Horse a Tick Magnet?

May 12, 2014

What might cause one horse to have many ticks on him while his pasturemate only has a few?... Read More

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The War Against Obesity

May 12, 2014

A successful equine slim-down program includes frequent weight assessments, smart feeding, and exercise.... Read More

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NYTHA Advises Longer Flunixin Withdrawal Time

May 12, 2014

The group is recommending horsemen use a 32-hour withdrawal time for the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug.... Read More