Recent News for Basic Care

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Tapeworm-Colic Link Discovered

May 22, 2010

Evidence supporting a link between the equine tapeworm Anoplocephala perfoliata and colic in hores. ... Read More

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Hendra Case Confirmed in Queensland

May 21, 2010

One case of Hendra virus has been confirmed, while an exposed horse has tested negative for the disease in Queensland, Australia. Biosecurity Queensland confirmed the case May 20 and on May 21 reported initial negative tests for the second hors... Read More

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Biosecurity for Horse Farms: Stall Disinfection and Other Management Techniques

May 19, 2010

It is important to thoroughly clean and disinfect stalls where mares foal. ... Read More

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2010 Kentucky International Equine Summit Recap

May 14, 2010

Several representatives from the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture attended the 2010 Kentucky International Equine Summit April 26-27 at Lexington's Downtown Hilton. Sponsored by the University of Louisville College of Business ... Read More

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Controlling Flies the "Green" Way

May 14, 2010

With fly season about to kick into full force across the country, several effective "green" methods of fly control are available for any horse owner. According to Laurie Cerny, editor of Green Horsekeeping & The Sust... Read More

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Two Horses Test Positive for EIA in Montana

May 14, 2010

Two horses recently tested positive for equine infectious anemia (EIA) in Montana.... Read More

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Prince Harry's Polo Pony Dies

May 14, 2010

Drizzle, a cherished polo pony belonging to the Royal Family of Wales, died during a polo match May 8 following a cardiac event, according to several sources.

The 10-year-old dark brown and white spotted mare "could not be saved... Read More

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Twelve New Equine Fact Sheets Available From TheHorse.com

May 12, 2010

This week TheHorse.com has launched 12 free, handy Fact Sheets on topics of interest to hands-on horse owners. These are invaluable additions to the more than 30 widely acclaimed Fact Sheets that TheHorse.com launched in 2009...... Read More

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Horse Rescued From Tennessee Flood

May 11, 2010

A 3-year-old Paint horse is safe at home with his owner after traveling more than 10 miles down the Cumberland River when heavy rains caused flooding in Nashville, Tenn., and surrounding areas earlier this month.

The horse was in a p... Read More

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Hoof Lameness: Readers Share Common Complaints

May 11, 2010

More than 910 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "What type of hoof lameness have you experienced with your horse?" ... Read More

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Be Prepared for First Aid and Equine Emergencies

May 08, 2010

Although it is the most basic form of health care, horse owners should be aware that horses need first aid care just as much as people do, if not more. There are many situations that a horse owner might run into, such as soft tissue injuries ... Read More

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Evacuated Tennessee Horses Head Home

May 05, 2010

Tennessee horse owners took advantage of fair weather May 5 to bring their horses home from their temporary shelter at the Williamson County Agriculture Center in Franklin.

Owners brought between 200 and 300 horses to the center this... Read More

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PreveNile West Nile Virus Vaccine Recalled

May 04, 2010

In a letter to veterinarians dated April 28, Brett Whitehead, Director, Equine and Ag Retail Business, of Intervet Schering-Plough Animal Health, encouraged practitioners to return all PreveNile vaccine. The recall was initiated after an increa... Read More

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Cecal Impaction: Surgery Can Make a Difference

May 02, 2010

Horses with life-threatening cecal impactions only have a fair prognosis after surgery, but those that survive to discharge have a good prognosis, reported a group of veterinarians led by Lewis C.R. Smith, BVetMed, CertES(Orth), MRCVS, from Ros... Read More

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Vaccinating Older Horses

May 01, 2010

Should older horses still be vaccinated for equine influenza or other ailments?... Read More

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Horse Wounds 101 (Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention)

May 01, 2010

With increased activity all horses are at a higher risk of sustaining traumatic lacerations or other wound types. Some might appear more serious than others. Often the wound might be hours, days, or even weeks old before it is observed.... Read More

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Hoofin' It in Boots

May 01, 2010

Hoof boots aren't just for emergencies or soaking injured feet; these boots are made for walking, running, climbing, and more. Are boots right for you and your horse? If so, how do you pick out the right boot? Read on to find out.... Read More

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Parasite Perspectives: Thinking Outside the Box

May 01, 2010

Some parasitologists are now approaching the subject of parasites from some interesting alternate angles. ... Read More

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Equine Antibiotics: What They Are, How They Work, and Resistance

May 01, 2010

Daily, humans wage chemical warfare against an overwhelming population--bacteria. The arsenal of our chemical warfare relies on a mighty weapon--antimicrobial drugs (AMD). Of these substances, antibiotics have been a formidable weapon... Read More

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Horse Parasite Control Programs

May 01, 2010

Because of the potential for anthelmintic resistance, deworming decisions should be based on fecal egg counts.... Read More

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Parasites: Roads to Resistance

May 01, 2010

Parasites follow Darwin's law: survival of the fittest. In fact, all biological organisms adapt. ... Read More

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The Life and Times of Equine Parasites

April 30, 2010

Understanding the life cycles of common equine internal parasites can help you manage them correctly, leading to healthier horses and "cleaner" farms. Understanding the life cycles of common equine internal parasites can help you manage...... Read More

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Bahrain Disease Identified as Glanders

April 29, 2010

Veterinarians have had to euthanize eight horses in three weeks due to glanders.... Read More

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Illinois Slaughter Bill Returns to Committee

April 29, 2010

The sponsor of an Illinois bill that would reestablish horse processing in that state has referred it back to committee.

HB 4812 would repeal a state prohibition against horse processing for human consumption. The measure was poised ... Read More

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Regional Threat for West Nile Virus in 2009

April 27, 2010

More than 530 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "Was West Nile virus a threat in your area last year? If so, where do you live?"... Read More