Recent News for Basic Care

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Two Horses Killed by Honeybee Attack in France

August 09, 2009

Two horses in France died from complications following a rare, but ferocious, attack by domestic honeybees.... Read More

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Research in Horses Shows Parasite that Causes Babesiosis Can Be Eliminated

August 07, 2009

Many countries in the world outside of the United States are home to the parasite Babesia caballi, which can cause illness or death in horses. Some infected horses might recover and become inapparent carriers of the parasite.

According... Read More

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West Nile Virus-Positive Mosquito Pool in 2009 Confirmed in Maryland

August 06, 2009

The Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) announces the first state detection of a West Nile virus (WNV) mosquito pool in Maryland in 2009. State Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH) laboratory results confirmed the presence of WNV in... Read More

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HSUS Releases List of Humane Options for Disposal of Horse Remains

August 04, 2009

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) released a national list of humane resources for horse owners making end-of-life arrangements for their equine companions.

"Providing a humane, dignified death for your horse is simply... Read More

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EPM: Is DMSO the Cure for Treatment Issues?

August 03, 2009

New research on treating horses with equine protozoal myeloencephalitis (EPM) has found dissolving toltrazuril sulfone, commercially known as ponazuril, in dimethylsulfoxide (DMSO) instead of water prior to oral administration in horses increase... Read More

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Hygiene Shovel

August 03, 2009

Union Jack Stable and Garden announce the release of the Solid One-Piece Hygiene Shovel, an ideal tool for stable owners, barn managers, and equine health professionals.

This new product is made from a solid piece of lightweight,... Read More

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Equine Visual Laterality Reinforces Horse Handling Traditions

August 02, 2009

The convention of leading and mounting the horse from the left might be more than just tradition, according to a new study from St. Andrews University. The study, led by Kate Farmer, MA, at the Harmony Center in Austria, shows that horses... Read More

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Expert and Novice Riders See Jumps Differently, Study Says

August 01, 2009

Training unmounted riders to look at jumps the right way could enhance horse and rider performance and prevent jumping accidents, suggest researchers who recently published a study on rider visualization.

Researchers from the United Kingdom... Read More

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Nip Nipping in the Bud

August 01, 2009

A few of our therapy horses are very mouthy. When they are in session and have a child on their back they try ... Read More

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Earning Back Trust

August 01, 2009

I have a 15-year-old Thoroughbred gelding, Simon, that I have owned for five years. I need some real advice be... Read More

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Causes of Diarrhea in Horses (Beyond Salmonella)

August 01, 2009

Diarrhea can rapidly develop into a life-threatening condition that can cost thousands of dollars to treat. Knowing the potential causes of diarrhea can help ensure a full recovery and minimize the chances of the development of... Read More

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Ventilation: Go With the Flow

August 01, 2009

Ventilating your equine facilities is critically important for your horses' and your own health and well-being. Taking advantage of natural ventilation is the best way to design your facility for long-term comfort.... Read More

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Equine Sinus Surgery Aided by CT Scan

July 31, 2009

Paranasal sinus surgery is a challenging operation that can encounter complications, such as pneumocephalus, a condition in which air is trapped inside the brain. Veterinarians recently used a computed tomography (CT) scan to decide the best way... Read More

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Farmers Dispose of Chemicals, Sharps through Ontario Program

July 28, 2009

A program to collect obsolete pesticides is being expanded this year to also provide farmers with safe disposal for unused animal health products and sharps. Taking place this fall, the program is part of an Ontario government-supported Great... Read More

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Impaction Colic: Consistent Management Reduces Risk

July 28, 2009

A horse's risk of impaction colic might be elevated by decreased exercise, restricted water intake, administration of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications, and poor dentition, said Amy E. Plummer, DVM, Dipl. ACVS... Read More

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Livestock Antibiotic Bill in the Works

July 27, 2009

A congressional committee recently held a hearing on a bill that proposes severe restrictions on the use of antibiotics in food animals. The Preservation of Antibiotics for Medical Treatment Act of 2009 would ban "non-therapeutic" uses of... Read More

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EEE Reports Prompt Horse Vaccination Push

July 27, 2009

Recent reports of several horses dying from Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) serve as a reminder that horse owners should make sure their horses are vaccinated.

"We've always recommended that horse owners in Oklahoma vaccinate for it as a... Read More

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Traumatic Injury to the Equine Central Nervous System, ACVIM 2009

July 26, 2009

Whether it's a yearling that flipped and landed on his poll or an older horse that tumbled after simply taking a bad step, traumatic injury to the central nervous system is the most common cause of neurologic problems in horses.... Read More

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Aged Horse Health Screenings Recommended, ACVIM 2009

July 24, 2009

Lameness, weight loss, colic, and equine Cushing's syndrome are the four top reasons for euthanizing an older horse, said Catherine McGowan, BVSc, PhD, RCVS, European specialist in equine internal medicine, who presented research by Thomas... Read More

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International Parasite Survey: Still Time to Weigh In

July 23, 2009

Horse owners around the world are being asked to participate in an online questionnaire to help researchers better assess the issues of parasite control and anthelmintic (dewormer) resistance. The study is part of a collaborative effort between... Read More

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Colic Surgery Outcomes Improved by Recent Advances

July 22, 2009

Today's colicking horse has a good chance for survival, said Gal Kelmer, DVM, MS, who recently wrote a review of equine colic surgery advances for Veterinary Clinics of North America: Equine Practice.

A horse's anatomy puts it at ris... Read More

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Equine Tapeworms Prevalent in Western States, Study Shows

July 21, 2009

New data shows tapeworm prevalence on West Coast farms as 17.3% in California, 36.5% in Oregon and 25.3% in Washington. A 2003 study in equine parasitology by Craig Reinemeyer, DVM, PhD, of East Tennessee Clinical Research, uncovered the high... Read More

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Ireland's EIA Experience: What Did We Learn?

July 18, 2009

In 2006, Ireland was rocked by an outbreak of equine infectious anemia (EIA) that was rapidly contained by veterinarians and the Irish Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (read... Read More

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Veterinarian Suspended for Medication Violations Granted Stay of Kentucky Suspension

July 18, 2009

Rodney Stewart, DVM, who was suspended five years by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission for violating various medication violations, including possession of cobra venom, has been granted a stay of that action until his appeal can be heard,... Read More

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Equine Veterinary Nursing Technicians Recognized

July 15, 2009

The National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA) recently announced three new specialty academies for their members.

In addition to their existing specialties in dentistry, anesthesia, internal medicine, emergency... Read More