Recent News for Basic Care

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Morphine Controls Pain Within Joints, Researchers Report

April 02, 2010

Morphine is a useful part of pain management protocols for horses that have undergone arthroscopic surgery.... Read More

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Age a Predictor in Horse Ownership

April 02, 2010

A horse owner's age is a major predictor in how involved they will be in the horse industry, according to a new survey.

The findings are part of the American Horse Publications online nationwide survey, conducted from Oct. 15, 20... Read More

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Consequences of Stall Confinement

April 01, 2010

When stalling your horse, consider the long-term effects this might have on general health and emotional state.... Read More

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Allergy, Parasite Link Investigated

April 01, 2010

Horses with allergic diseases, like recurrent airway obstruction, might have fewer parasites.... Read More

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Horse Health Resources Vary by Age, Survey Shows

April 01, 2010

The way horse owners obtain equine health information has a lot do with their age, according to a recent survey.

The findings are part of the American Horse Publications online nationwide survey, conducted from Oct. 15, 2009, to Jan.... Read More

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Equine Spring Transition Tips

April 01, 2010

Dr. Kristina Hiney, PhD, Omega Fields Equine Nutrition Advisor, has prepared a series of seasonal tips to help horse owners transitioning their horses from one season to another.... Read More

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Osteoarthritis: Not Just an Old Horse Disease

April 01, 2010

Studies show 60% of all equine lamenesses are related to osteoarthritis, and while it is incurable, there are treatments available and research is ongoing. More than 60% of equine lameness is attributable to OA.... Read More

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Handling of Vaccines for Horses

April 01, 2010

It's spring: the time of year when we are in the throes of boostering horse immunizations, with the intent to maximize immunity before mosquito season and competition campaigns get into full swing. Many equine vaccines are credited with inferring... Read More

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Joint Injury and Arthritis in Horses: Searching for Solutions

April 01, 2010

Researchers have developed diagnostic, preventive, and treatment options for equine musculoskeletal problems.... Read More

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Tongue Lolling

April 01, 2010

My Friesian filly will sometimes try to bite at her chest and stick her tongue out when I saddle her.... Read More

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Pasture Sugars

April 01, 2010

Grass is grass, right? Wrong! That lovely green pasture you've diligently watered and kept weed-free can be like Jekyll and Hyde. If your horse is at risk for grass founder or has a low tolerance for high levels of sugar... Read More

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Fracture Types and Treatments

April 01, 2010

Of all the emergencies requiring veterinary intervention, a fracture requires some of the most intensive medical attention--from first aid, to repair, and, finally, to rehabilitation and recovery. ... Read More

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Controversial Ad Targets Oklahoma Equine Dentist Bill

March 31, 2010

A group of veterinarians in Oklahoma are hoping a controversial advertisement will convince state legislators to kill a bill that would allow horse owners and their employees to buy and administer veterinary prescription sedatives used in teeth... Read More

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Horse Stretching Benefits, Approaches Detailed

March 31, 2010

Horses are athletes, too, and according to research, they need that stretching as much as humans do.... Read More

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AVMA Briefs Congress on Antibiotic Use

March 31, 2010

The nation's largest veterinary association briefed Congress March 29 on the use of antibiotics in animal health, providing in-depth scientific information on the necessity of antibiotic use for preventing and treating disease in companion ... Read More

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Oklahoma Equine Dentistry Bill Passes Senate

March 31, 2010

A measure that allows individuals who aren't licensed veterinarians to float horses' teeth if they meet state certification requirements passed the Oklahoma Senate today (March 31). HB 3202 also amends the Oklahoma Veterinary Practice Act to allow...... Read More

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Equine First Aid: Being Prepared for Emergencies

March 28, 2010

The best way to prepare for emergencies is to try to prevent them. Perhaps the best approach to first aid is to minimize the risk of accidents, injuries, and disease. Sometimes we do foolish things with, and to, our horses. ... Read More

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Equine Pharmacology, Therapeutics, and Toxicology

March 26, 2010

The equine pharmacology, therapeutics, and toxicology program at the Gluck Equine Research Center focuses on interactions among performance-enhancing drugs and therapeutic medications in performance horses. Early work focused on the detection o... Read More

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Impaled Horse Nears Release from Hospital

March 25, 2010

A horse that has gained a worldwide following for his recovery from a freak accident could be cleared to go home by the week of April 5, according to his veterinarians at the University of Tennessee Equine Hospital.

Since January, Am... Read More

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Colic Surgery? Protein Expression Test Could Help Guide Decision

March 25, 2010

Expression of a particular protein in fat tissue is positively associated with an increased rate of postoperative mortality in horses, researchers recently reported. The research was led by Melissa Packer, BVetMed, MRCVS, who recently... Read More

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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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