Recent News for Horse Care

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Long-Term Vision Possible After Equine Cataract Surgery

October 01, 2014

More than 25% of horses that undergo one type of cataract surgery are still visual two years later, researchers found.... Read More

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Research Produces Cobalt Test Recommendation

September 30, 2014

Researchers recommended a cobalt testing threshold of 70 parts per billion, the USTA said Sept. 30.... Read More

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Horse Drowns on Oregon Beach

September 30, 2014

The horse reportedly fell and was unable to rise before being washed into the ocean, where the animal drowned.... Read More

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Virginia Reports First Equine WNV Case of 2014

September 30, 2014

An unvaccinated 8-year-old Paint gelding from Augusta County tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV). ... Read More

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Dr. Larry Bramlage: America Must Give Up Furosemide

September 29, 2014

Bramlage said he believes furosemide is beneficial, but shared why he thinks America will eliminate it's race-day use.... Read More

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Australian Vets: Have Horses Vaccinated against Hendra

September 28, 2014

The Australian Veterinary Association debunks some misconceptions about the safety of the hendra virus vaccine.... Read More

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Embedding Equitation Science in Vet Student Cirriculum

September 28, 2014

One university integrated equitation science into their program to teach behavior and learning theory.... Read More

Advantages to standing sedated castrations include avoiding potential issues associated with putting a horse under anesthesia.

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Castration: The When and How

September 26, 2014

Science trumps tradition when it comes to gelding male horses.... Read More

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New Jersey Reports First Equine EEE Cases of 2014

September 26, 2014

A Gloucester County mare, a Ocean County mare, and a Burlington County gelding succumbed to the disease. ... Read More

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Deworming Dilemma

September 26, 2014

An owner seeks advice about deworming her horse that lives alone and travels to a public barn for exercise.... Read More

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Five Equitation Science Resources on TheHorse.com

September 25, 2014

Equitation science is a field of study that looks at equine behavior and welfare, and how horses and humans interact.... Read More

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Is It Okay for My Horse to Live by Himself?

September 25, 2014

Vet and equine behavior expert Dr. Nancy Diehl shares the reasons horses live best in groups. ... Read More

On Sept. 17, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer on NASA's Aqua satellite captured this image of the King Fire burning in El Dorado National Forest.

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Horses Removed from King Fire Path

September 25, 2014

While firefighters battle the California wildfire, more than 20 horses are receiving care at a county fairgrounds.... Read More

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EAG Findings Could Help in Diagnosing Fetlock Injuries

September 24, 2014

Electroarthrography (EAG) could be used to detect damaged or osteoarthritic cartilage in a noninvasive manner.... Read More

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EEE Kills Ohio Horses

September 24, 2014

Four horses from Ashtabula and Trumbull counties have died from Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE).... Read More

Charlotte Dujardin gives Valegro a gentle pat after completing a test at the 2014 World Equestrian Games.

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Do Horses Actually Enjoy Pats after a Winning Ride?

September 23, 2014

Our equitation science reporter shares why she doesn't pat her horse for a job well done. ... Read More

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Poll Recap: Supplement Expenses

September 23, 2014

Of the 1,045 respondents, 227 (22%) said they spend $21-$40 per month on supplements per horse. ... Read More

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Ruidoso Downs Unveils Integrity and Safety Program

September 23, 2014

The track's chairman says the program is part of the effort to ensure the safety of the sport and its participants.... Read More

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UK to Host Free Racetrack Injury Prevention Symposium

September 23, 2014

The symposium will offer an in-depth look at current efforts to reduce injuries in racehorses. ... Read More

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Stop the Bleeding

September 23, 2014

As prevalent as EIPH is, we still don't fully understand this potentially performance-limiting condition.... Read More

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West Nile Virus Reported In Three Utah Horses

September 22, 2014

Tests have confirmed West Nile virus (WNV) in horses residing in Box Elder, Uintah, and Iron counties.... Read More

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Situational Queen Bee

September 22, 2014

Find out why a mare might be guarding her caretakers during feeding.... Read More

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Study: Low-Dose Omeprazole and Gastric Ulcers

September 22, 2014

A low dose of a certain omeprazole preparation was as effective in treating some ulcers as the standard dose.... Read More

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University of Maryland Extension to Host Nutrition Clinic

September 21, 2014

The University of Maryland Equine Extension will host an introduction to equine nutrition clinic on Nov. 1.... Read More

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Consensus on Equitation Science Research

September 21, 2014

Equitation science's aim is to provide evidence that can improve horse training, performance, and welfare.... Read More