Recent News for Basic Care

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Conditioning the Trail Horse (Book Excerpt)

March 24, 2010

Most people wouldn't think of getting up from a desk job and heading off into the mountains or hill country for long hikes without first getting into condition. The same should be true for your horse. Your trail horse should be conditioned ... Read More

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Horse Trailer Drivers: Signal for Safety

March 24, 2010

"Observing safe driving practices is important for everyone. Proper use of turn signals should be observed in any vehicle, however, it is critically important when trailering your horse," Cole said.... Read More

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UK Farm a Site for Student Learning

March 23, 2010

Visitors to Fasig-Tipton Company and the Kentucky Horse Park might have noticed the new stone walls and University of Kentucky insignia along Newtown Pike, but might not know what occurs behind those walls on UK's Maine Chance Equine Campus... Read More

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Resistant Parasites: Predatory Fungus Could Aid Control

March 23, 2010

Predatory fungus Duddingtonia flagrans might be a viable option for the biological control of infective larvae of small strongyles, researchers noted in a recent study.

Adult small strongyles residing in a horse's large in... Read More

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Sweet! Veterinary Glucometers Accurate for Horses and Foals

March 20, 2010

Veterinary glucometers provide accurate and precise blood glucose measurements in healthy and sick horses and foals, reported a Colorado State University research team led by Eileen Hackett, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVS, Dipl. ACVECC.

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AVMA Documents Vet Industry Trends

March 19, 2010

The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) has revealed a number of interesting trends in veterinary medicine and animal care, sourced from its most recent membership data.

For example, new AVMA data shows that veterinarians ... Read More

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Fly Spray Effects Vary by Insect, Application

March 18, 2010

How well a fly spray kills certain insects depends on the species of the insect and length of application. ... Read More

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AHC Releases Report on Equestrian Access

March 18, 2010

Today, the American Horse Council released its 2009 Report on Equestrian Access on Federal Land. The 2009 report is intended to provide a brief overview of the responses the AHC received from equestrians to its ongoing access survey in 2009. ... Read More

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MRSA Human, Animal Health Risks Focus of Symposium

March 17, 2010

Health workers are aware that methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) can be transferred from person to person; they might be less aware of the risks posed to animals by human transmission, and might not know that animals can ... Read More

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New Young Horse Feeding Recommendations Based on Breed

March 16, 2010

Breed-specific growth models help fine-tune feeding recommendations for young horses in the near future. ... Read More

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Horse with Rabies Reported in Michigan

March 16, 2010

Michigan livestock and pet owners are being urged to vaccinate their animals against rabies after a horse in Lapeer County tested positive for the disease.

"It is essential pet and livestock owners take steps to vaccinate agains... Read More

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Deworming Young Horses: When to Start?

March 15, 2010

The thought of your new foal becoming infected with worms is a bit too much to bear for many horse owners. All it takes is one face-to-face meeting with a squirmy white roundworm, the type of parasite most common in horses under two years of ag... Read More

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Biceps Tendon Surgery Restores Soundness

March 15, 2010

A biceps brachii tenotomy involves the complete removal of the section of the horse's biceps tendon.... Read More

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Veterinary Regenerative Medicine Association Formed

March 15, 2010

A new professional organization, the North American Veterinary Regenerative Medicine Association, has been launched as the result of a recent international conference, co-sponsored by UC Davis, which focused on the use of stem cell therapy and ... Read More

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Behavioral Abnormalities Discussed by Vets

March 12, 2010

A lively Table Topic discussion on Equine Behavioral Abnormalities was held at the 2009 AAEP Convention.... Read More

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Horse Protein Needs and Sources

March 12, 2010

Proteins, composed of essential and nonessential amino acids, are important nutrients for horses.... Read More

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Aged Horses Show Reduced Vaccination Response

March 11, 2010

The old gray mare's immune system ain't what it used to be.

Aged horses appear to be less able to respond to vaccinations as well as their younger counterparts, said a collaborating group of veterinary researchers from Prince... Read More

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Impaled Horse Continues Recovery

March 10, 2010

A horse that had a 3-foot-long tree branch pierce his side in January is still fighting infection in his chest and had another brush with death last week.

Amigo, a 10-year-old Arabian endurance horse, was almost euthanized last Tuesd... Read More

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FEI Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug Consultation Begins

March 10, 2010

The Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) has announced further steps in relation to the debate on in-competition use of a limited number of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). This plan was unveiled followin... Read More

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Colorado Food Bank Aids Horses, Owners

March 10, 2010

In its first 10 months of operation, a group known as the Colorado Horsecare Foodbank has helped keep more than 100 horses with their owners by providing feed and other equine services, giving owners under financial duress a reprieve from the w... Read More

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Flies Show Horse Color Preferences

March 09, 2010

In the world of blood-sucking tabanid flies, a white horse is not nearly as attractive as a brown or black horse, noted a group of researchers from Hungary, Spain, and Sweden.

This interesting tabanid tidbit is likely to be welcomed ... Read More

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NSAID Choices for Horses Reviewed at Vet Conference

March 09, 2010

There is no "one-size-fits-all" non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) therapy for horses; therapy should be tailored to the animal and situation, said Cornell University's Thomas J. Divers, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, ACVECC, at the ... Read More

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Broodmare Nutrition Requirements Ramped Up

March 08, 2010

Mare nutritional status is a critical component in foal health from conception through weaning.... Read More

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Avoiding Antibiotic Resistance in Equine Medicine

March 07, 2010

Although antibiotic resistance is not as serious a problem for horses as it is for people, the equine industry should use antibiotics judiciously, so they will continue to work against bacteria that cause disease - not just for the benefit of h... Read More

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Eye Position and Animal Agility Study Published

March 07, 2010

New research from scientists in Liverpool has revealed the relationship between agility and vision in mammals. The study, published in February in the Journal of Anatomy, sampled 51 species to compare the relationship between agility and... Read More