Recent News for Horse Care

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UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Emma Adam

February 27, 2016

Adam's research studies the formation and repair of articular cartilage in horses. ... Read More

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RMTC Board Approves Recommend Drug Thresholds

February 26, 2016

The board also voted in support of an expanded and more comprehensive out-of-competition drug testing rule.... Read More

Galbraith says good conformation and judicious training can help a reiner continue performing past his youth.

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Super Senior Sport Horses

February 26, 2016

Meet three equine athletes that are excelling in their golden years.... Read More

Star, a 32-year-old mare, survived equine herpesvirus earlier this month. She had the respiratory form of the disease.

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How I Navigated EHV-1 in My Boarding Barn

February 26, 2016

A barn owner describes dealing with equine herpesvirus on her farm and shares what she learned from the experience.... Read More

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Using Hoof Boots to Manage Chronic Laminitis

February 26, 2016

While hoof boots aren't a permanent solution for chronic laminitis, they can provide customized support and pain relief.... Read More

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UK Student Entrepreneurs Take First Place at Georgia Bowl

February 25, 2016

The team's service provides a blood test that can potentially predict injuries in horses before serious problems occur.... Read More

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Animal Genetic Testing and Research Lab Gets New Name

February 25, 2016

The University of Kentucky Animal Genetic Testing and Research Laboratory has been renamed Genetic Testing at Gluck. ... Read More

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Providing Hoof Care in Developing Countries

February 25, 2016

Providing owners of working equids with both hoof care and education can be challenging. One farrier shares his tips.... Read More

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Why a Veterinarian Should Vaccinate Your Horse

February 24, 2016

Why can't we give our horses their vaccines ourselves? My barn friend said my shots won't count if I give them myself.... Read More

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Tips for Managing Lacerations Involving Joint Structures

February 24, 2016

These wounds are bad news! Pursue immediate and aggressive therapy for the best chance at a successful outcome. ... Read More

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Poll Recap: Therapeutic Saddle Pads

February 23, 2016

Of the 456 respondents, 269 (59%) said they use a therapeutic saddle pad or one that helps their saddle fit better.... Read More

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Fixing Neck Fractures in Horses? It's Possible

February 23, 2016

A horse with a vertebral fracture without severe neurologic disorders could be a good candidate for surgical repair.... Read More

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Feeding the Picky Pre-PPID Horse

February 22, 2016

A nutritionist offers ideas for getting a pre-Cushing's horse to eat his supplements while maintaining his special diet.... Read More

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North Carolina Barn Fire Claims Horses

February 22, 2016

Two horses and a dog and her puppies died when a tack room space heater meant to warm the litter started a blaze.... Read More

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Interspecies Threats: Is Your Horse at Risk?

February 22, 2016

Discover what diseases your horse can catch from other animals, big and small. ... Read More

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Causes of Poor Equine Body Condition in Nicaragua

February 22, 2016

It's nearly impossible to separate simple malnutrition from the presence of other diseases, one veterinarian said. ... Read More

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Equine Lameness Basics

February 21, 2016

Whether you've had horses all your life or are new to the industry, you're bound to deal with lameness at some point.... Read More

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Feeding the Horse's Topline

February 20, 2016

Learn what your horse needs in his diet and exercise program to help develop a well-muscled topline.... Read More

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New Guidelines for Assessing Welfare of Equids for Transport

February 19, 2016

The European Commission supported the development of the guidelines on assessing equids' fitness for transport.... Read More

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Jockey Club TIP Creates Youth Ambassador Program

February 19, 2016

The Youth Ambassador Program is designed to expand awareness of the TIP and the versatility of the Thoroughbred.... Read More

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Why Do Horses Weave?

February 18, 2016

Find out why a horse might start weaving and what, if anything, you can do about this stereotypy. ... Read More

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Things You Should and Should Not Put on a Horse's Wound

February 18, 2016

Is the ointment you're using on that cut helping or hurting? Remember these tips when treating horse wounds.... Read More

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Osteochondritis Dissecans: A Common but Complex Disease

February 18, 2016

Diet, exercise, biomechanics, and genetics all play a role in disease development, researchers say.... Read More

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iPads for Horses? Touch-Screen Technology in Equine Research

February 18, 2016

Touch-screen computers could remove the risk of human influence in research on equine decision-making and actions.... Read More

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RMTC Hosts Horse Hair Testing Workshop at UC Davis

February 17, 2016

Participants learned how to detect, identify, and analyze anabolic steroids and other substances using hair samples.... Read More