Recent News for Basic Care

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Open Wide: Readers Share Their Horse's Dental Schedule

February 01, 2009

More than 2,000 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "How often do you have your horse's teeth floated?"

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Safely Increasing Weight in Emaciated Horses

January 31, 2009

Rehabilitating emaciated horses to nutritional health is a challenge--there's a fine line between not getting results and risking the horse's health by introducing too much, too soon.... Read More

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Remember Tapeworm Control this Spring

January 30, 2009

Before turning horses out on pasture this spring, remember to check with your veterinarian to ensure your deworming program includes tapeworm control.

Tapeworms are transmitted by an intermediate host, the oribatid mite, which lives on... Read More

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Equine Parasitologist Receives National Science Award

January 29, 2009

Danish equine parasitologist Martin Krarup Nielsen, DVM, has been awarded one of the most prestigious awards of his country. Danish Minister of Science Helge Sander and Her Royal Highness Princess Mary of Denmark recently delivered the Young... Read More

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Expedited Fracture Repair: A Novel Approach

January 28, 2009

Delivering a growth factor in a dissolvable carrier at the site of a bony fracture results in accelerated healing when compared to untreated horses, and it is as effective as treating horses with a bone graft post-fracture, researchers recently repor... Read More

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Managing a Horse on a Tight Budget

January 24, 2009

Most horse owners do not own horses as a business, or with expectations of generating household income from them. Rather, owners are more intent on maximizing the amount of pleasure or involvement per dollar spent. Saving money when it comes to... Read More

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Starving Horse Series: Freeway Shows Signs of Improvement

January 23, 2009

Freeway, the starving horse that Sue Thompson of Clayton, Calif., rescued in late 2007 and has rehabilitated over the past year, could be a step closer to recovery. The Quarter... Read More

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Horses Removed from Virginia Farm

January 23, 2009

Twenty-three allegedly malnourished horses are residing in foster care following their removal from a Zuni, Va., farm. Deputies removed the animals from property owned by Jeff and Diana Hansford on Jan. 21 after a team of state and private... Read More

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Veterinarian Locator Service Improved

January 23, 2009

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP), in conjunction with Bayer Healthcare Animal Health, recently launched its new and improved Get-A-DVM locator service. This online service allows horse owners to find AAEP-member... Read More

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Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy 101

January 22, 2009

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is a high-dose oxygen inhalation therapy that is achieved by having the patient breathe 100% oxygen inside a pressurized hyperbaric chamber. The delivery of oxygen to the tissues occurs through respiration becaus... Read More

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Ataxia in a Young Horse: A Matter of Time and Luck

January 21, 2009

When we got a call from our boarding stable, we weren't expecting to hear the word "ataxia." ... Read More

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TheHorse.com Launches Editorial 'Fact Sheet' Series

January 21, 2009

Sometimes it is difficult to find that one short authoritative article that gives the basic information you're looking for on a specific equine topic. Something that gives you a foundation when you are looking for a starting point on which to... Read More

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California Plan Models Equine Rescues after Animal Shelters

January 19, 2009

Faculty members at the University of California, Davis, are working on a plan to reduce the number of unwanted horses by modeling equine rescues after small animal shelters. Under a plan developed by the International Animal Welfare Training... Read More

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Older Horses Require Extra Care

January 15, 2009

Stiff joints, poor teeth, and weight changes aren't just signs of aging in humans; they afflict horses, too.... Read More

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Horse Health Tips for Extreme Cold Weather

January 14, 2009

This winter has been unusually cold in some areas, with temperatures well below freezing for many days in a row. This extreme cold weather can be particularly dangerous to animals that live outdoors. The Michigan State University Veterinary... Read More

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Safety Tips for Horses Caught in Floods

January 13, 2009

In the wake of the recent flooding in the Pacific Northwest, Tomas Gimenez, Dr.Med.Vet, of Technical Large Animal Emergenc... Read More

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Judge Excludes Testimony in Euthanasia Case

January 12, 2009

A Worcester County, Mass., District Court judge granted one request to eliminate testimony and postponed ruling on another in the case against Elliot Saffran, the Milford man charged last year with animal cruelty for refusing to euthanize his... Read More

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WSU Equine Transport Allows Hospital Access in All Weather

January 12, 2009

Snow storms, icy conditions, fog, avalanches, rock slides, and other hazardous conditions can make traveling Washington State's mountain passes in winter a daunting and undesirable task, especially when hauling a sick or injured horse.

To... Read More

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Animal Carcass Disposal: Know Your Options

January 11, 2009

While carcass disposal is not a pleasant topic, it is a subject of significant economic and environmental concern. What are the options for carcass disposal?

In many instances the cause of death needs to be determined, so the body is... Read More

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Clean Water for Horses: Poll Results

January 08, 2009

More than 1,550 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "How often do you clean automatic waterers or water troughs?"

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Prevent CEM, Other Infectious Diseases Through Strict Hygiene

January 07, 2009

Strict hygiene guidelines should be followed whenever handling breeding mares or stallions to prevent reproductive infectious diseases, including contagious equine metritis (CEM).

CEM is spread between horses primarily by breeding, either b... Read More

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Commentary: Equine Medicine Has Come a Long Way

January 07, 2009

While I was in veterinary school 20-some years ago, the first ultrasound machine was being "explored" by board-certified veterinary radiologists at university veterinary schools. Pain medication for horses was mostly limited to the non-steroidal... Read More

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Keeping Horses Warm

January 04, 2009

Winter is in full force, and horse owners need to make sure their animals stay warm, according to North Dakota State University Extension Service equine specialist Carrie Hammer, DVM, PhD.

Horse owners have several ways to do that. One of... Read More

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Study: Netobimin Might Be an Effective Equine Anthelmintic

January 03, 2009

As previously reported on TheHorse.com, common equine internal parasites such as roundworms and strong strongyles are developing resistance against most of the... Read More

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Saving a Starving Horse: Part 2

January 01, 2009

The second part in aseries on saving Freeway, a horse rescued from starvation and neglect by a passer-by.... Read More