Recent News for Basic Care

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Herpesvirus Vaccination Recommendations

December 27, 2006

The following vaccination recommendations for equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) were made by Julia Wilson, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, associate professor of Veterinary Population Medicine at the University of Minnesota. There is some debate among researchers... Read More

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4-H Members To Care For Neglected Horses

December 25, 2006

A group of 4-H club members are devoting their holiday break to helping two veterinarians and others feed and care for seven seriously malnourished horses rescued from a Dayton-area farm.

Members of the Making Strides 4-H Club started preparin... Read More

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GPA Helmets Purchased in Europe Might Not Meet USEF Safety Standards

December 24, 2006

A number of exhibitors using the GPA brand of helmets while competing in USEF licensed events may be unaware that they are not wearing an ASTM/SEI certified model as required by USEF rules. Helmets purchased in Europe, from online stores in... Read More

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Missing Mich. Horse Located

December 19, 2006

A couple whose horse was stolen from their farm while they slept later found the white Arabian.

David and Amy Flach said someone scattered horse feed on the ground during the night of Dec. 9-10 and lured the horse away from their 20-acre... Read More

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Equine Facilitated Mental Health Association Celebrates 10th Anniversary

December 11, 2006

The North American Riding for the Handicapped Association (NARHA) celebrated the 10th Anniversary of the Equine Facilitated Mental Health Association (EFMHA) at its Conference and Annual Meeting in Indianapolis in November. EFMHA, which was... Read More

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Merial Adds Recombitek Equine Influenza Virus Vaccine to its Line

December 04, 2006

On Saturday, Dec. 2, Merial announced the addition of Recombitek Equine Influenza Virus vaccine to its recombinant vaccine line--the first and only equine influenza vaccine in the United States that uses canarypox-vectored technology. Recombitek... Read More

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NAHMS: Most Commonly Used Equine Vaccine Type in U.S. is West Nile Virus

December 03, 2006

Equine operation managers surveyed for the National Animal Health Monitoring System's (NAHMS) Equine 2005 study report that West Nile virus (WNV) vaccines are the most common vaccine administered to horses at their facilities.

More than... Read More

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Pfizer Introduces New Daily+ Deworming Program

December 02, 2006

Pfizer Animal Health recently introduced its Daily+ Deworming program to help owners make critical decisions about creating an appropriate rotational deworming program for their horses.

Incorporating daily use of Strongid C or C 2X and... Read More

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Therapeutic Equipment

December 01, 2006

Before you invest in a therapeutic modality, look not just for testimonials and anecdotal reports, but for hard scientific proof and comparable applications in human medicine. Before using any type of modality on your horse, be sure to discuss... Read More

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NSAIDs and Pregnancy

December 01, 2006

Q: A mare I am planning to breed had shoulder surgery almost two years ago (part of her scapula was removed due to a fracture). Although she healed well, she recently slipped and reinjured the shoulder. She's on Bute twice a day... Read More

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Stallion-like Behaviors

December 01, 2006

I castrated my gelding at 17 months (November 2005). A veterinarian with 35 years of experience showed me the epididymides. My mare had her first heat cycle in March (2006). He mounted and bred her as if he was a stallion. Every time she is in heat... Read More

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Bringing Home a New Horse

December 01, 2006

Bringing home a newly purchased horse can be a stressful event for you and the horse, particularly for the horse. While you might feel a certain amount of stress, your new horse will be experiencing it twofold. After all, he's the one that has been... Read More

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"Horsetown USA" to Regulate Waste-Filled Water

November 28, 2006

Norco, a California town known as "Horsetown USA," is under pressure to come up with a manure management plan to reduce the environmental impact of the town's estimated 14,000 horses, reports the Read More

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Fleet Indian Has Fetlock Fused

November 21, 2006

Fleet Indian, who suffered an injury to her left front suspensory ligament during the Nov. 4 running of the Emirates Airline Breeders' Cup Distaff at Churchill Downs, had surgery Nov. 20 to fuse her left front fetlock.

Owner Paul Saylor sai... Read More

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Horse Owners Urged to Use Strict Management to Prevent EVA

November 17, 2006

Texas equine producers, veterinarians and livestock health officials have become increasingly concerned about equine viral arteritis (EVA), which has been detected in New Mexico and Utah this year. A viral disease of horses, donkeys, and... Read More

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Book Excerpt: Rainrot

November 15, 2006

Rainrot (rain scald) is a skin problem that often appears during wet weather. ... Read More

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EHV Outbreak Negatively Impacts Meadowlands Meet

November 14, 2006

Edited press release

The Thoroughbred meet at Meadowlands that ended Nov. 11 was negatively impacted by an outbreak of equine herpes virus which placed nearly 100 horses in quarantine.

Wagering for the 33-date meet... Read More

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Colorado State Veterinary Teaching Hospital Implements Precautionary Suspension of Elective Equine Admissions

November 08, 2006

Effective Oct. 31, elective equine admissions at the James L. Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital at Colorado State University were temporarily suspended as a precautionary measure to control risks related to equine herpesvirus-1... Read More

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Fat Fillies and Slothful Stallions: The Obesity Epidemic Hits Equine Companions

November 06, 2006

An archive of Pet Columns from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine is available online at www.cvm.uiuc.edu/petcolumns/. Requests for reprints of this article may be directed to Mandy Barth, Read More

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Barbaro's Cast Removed

November 06, 2006

Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro's right hind leg cast was removed today (Nov. 6), according to his medical team. "Barbaro was placed under general anesthesia for the cast removal," said Dean W. Richardson, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, chief of surgery. "In... Read More

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Euthanasia Assistance

November 01, 2006

Can people with no money get a veterinarian to euthanize their horse for free?... Read More

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Focus on Dentistry

November 01, 2006

Each year, the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) hosts a three-day meeting on a single topic in equine medicine or surgery. This year the topic was dentistry, and the meeting was held in Indianapolis, Ind., July 30-Aug. 1.... Read More

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Err on Side of Caution with Prescription Antibiotics

October 31, 2006

Equine veterinarians should prescribe antibiotics conservatively, and horse owners should support this approach, said researchers who studied resistance to antibiotics in 216 horses. Their study showed that a common strain of Escherichia... Read More

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Study Formulates Method for Reducing Fearfulness

October 30, 2006

Desensitization, the gradual introduction of a new stimulus, might be the most effective way to reduce fearfulness and reactivity in horses, according to a recent study by Danish and Swedish researchers.

The scientists examined three method... Read More

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Oral HA Reduces Post-Surgical Hock OCD Swelling

October 28, 2006

Both intra-articular (in the joint) and intravenous (in the vein) injections of hyaluronan (HA) have been proven effective in treating joint diseases, such as osteochondritis dissecans (OCD) lesions, over the years. However, a relative newcomer... Read More