Recent News for Basic Care

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Feeding Sick Horses

August 01, 2000

Feeding a healthy horse is one thing; most of us have a pretty good understanding of what works and what doesn't. But feeding a horse who's sick, injured, or recovering from surgery is another.... Read More

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MSPCA Prevention, And More

August 01, 2000

One goal of the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (MSPCA) is to rescue, rehabilitate, and find homes for all animals in need. The group also is in the business of educating owners, and they specifically are working t... Read More

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Headshaking in Horses

August 01, 2000

Your favorite horse is tacked up and ready for your daily ride. You mount up, and as soon as you begin warming up in your outdoor ring, he starts tossing his head and sneezing. The sneezing eventually stops, but every time you... Read More

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Long in the Tooth

July 01, 2000

Old age treats some horses better than others. Many continue to lead happy, healthy lives well into their 30s--a little slower, maybe, with some loss of muscle tone or a bit of a swayback, but otherwise in good flesh and good spirits until... Read More

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How Much Bute Is Too Much?

July 01, 2000

My veterinarian recently prescribed "Bute" when my gelding came up sore after an endurance ride. He advised a specific dosage, but I wonder if I could be helping my horse more by increasing the amount of Bute or giving it to him more often.... Read More

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Prepurchase Exams: What Can They Tell You?

July 01, 2000

A prepurchase exam is not a guarantee of future soundness. A veterinarian can tell you if a horse is sound at that moment, point out evidence of past problems, and show you areas that have the potential to cause problems in the future.... Read More

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Mystery Solved: Guttural Pouches

July 01, 2000

What an amazing athletic machine is the horse. Few other animals of similar size and bulk manage to move with such efficiency, grace, and sheer speed. But despite our having worked side by side for... Read More

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Lyme Disease in Horses

July 01, 2000

Lyme disease might not be the most prevalent equine disease you face with your horses, but it does exist, and it can seriously impact a horse's health. And that's not all. Although documented cases of Lyme disease in horses are relatively rare,... Read More

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New Directions In Deworming

July 01, 2000

For a long time, parasitologists recommended that horse owners utilize the same deworming program for all of their horses on a routine and regular basis. And why not? It was an efficient and easy method of parasite control. Now, parasitologists... Read More

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Common Problems and Their Signs: Part Two

June 01, 2000

In the April issue, the cover story began our study of common problems that can affect your horse. Those included the oral cavity, eyes, GI system, and respiratory system. The abilit... Read More

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Problem Behaviors in Pastures

June 01, 2000

I recently purchased a 4-year-old gelding. He is extremely aggressive toward my other gelding in the pasture, and I'm unable to turn them out together. I am able to turn the horse out with my pony mare and pony gelding, but he... Read More

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Selecting an Alternative Practitioner

June 01, 2000

Let's say you decide to give an alternative therapy a try. How do you find a competent practitioner? We know which ones you'd rather have work on your horse, so we'll give you some tips for finding the qualified people and avoiding... Read More

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Use and Abuse of Natural Products

June 01, 2000

Editor's Note: There are veterinary professionals who have welcomed alternative, holistic, and complementary therapies and modalities with open arms, adding these tools and treatments to their arsenal of care for equine patients. And there ar... Read More

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USDA Wrapping Up Screwworm Investigation

June 01, 2000

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)is concluding a foreign animal disease investigation by recognizing a Florida veterinarian for his part in preventing screwworm from becoming established in Florida, potentially causing extensive damage t... Read More

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When Should I Call the Vet?

June 01, 2000

A reader asks how she can know when it is time to call the veterinarian for a health problem in her horse, and when advice from Internet chat rooms is enough information.... Read More

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Glucosamine/Chondroiton Study Published

June 01, 2000

Researchers from the University of Maryland’s Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, School of Pharmacy, recently published a report that showed some over-the-counter human products claiming to contain glucosamine and chondroitin did not have th... Read More

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Feeding Older Horses: Cuisine For The Golden Years

May 01, 2000

Horses which have been correctly fed all their lives are far more likely to live to a ripe old age.... Read More

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Early Mosquito Activity Reported in Maryland

May 01, 2000

Agriculture Officials Recommend Prompt Vaccination of Horses

Areas of Maryland from Baltimore to the lower Eastern Shore and Southern Maryland are experiencing an early outbreak of mosquitoes this year, prompting State officials to... Read More

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Canadian Horse Connexions Launches

May 01, 2000

The Horse Publications Group is excited to announce the launch of Canadian Horse Connexions, a new classified magazine from the publishers of Horse Sport and Canadian Horseman. It is the newest and best place for horse peopl... Read More

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Fluids And Electrolytes

April 01, 2000

With the summer months approaching, it is time for a refresher on the impact of the warmer environmental conditions on your horse. Warmer temperatures and high relative humidity place added stress on horses during exercise because of their... Read More

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Hoof Abscesses

April 01, 2000

A hoof abscess is one of the most common causes of lameness in horses. It occurs swiftly and usually needlessly--a nail or sharp piece of wire or metal is left lying about, an unlucky horse steps on the object, penetration occurs, and is followe... Read More

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Quarantine Facilities

April 01, 2000

Quarantine facilities...the mere name implies isolation and horses with infectious diseases for which there are no cures. In reality, quarantine facilities are the first line of defense to protect horses in the United States from such diseases.... Read More

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Small Strongyles

April 01, 2000

There is increasing confusion over the parasites known as small strongyles. In the early years of parasite control, small strongyles were thought to be of little consequence to the health and well-being of the horse. After effectively controllin... Read More

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Vaccination Update

April 01, 2000

Better vaccines, smarter protocols. These two areas are where efforts are being focused to provide improved and safer protection against infectious diseases. Experts, veterinarians, and horse owners are looking at a future where vaccines work... Read More

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Off-Label Drug Use for Horses

April 01, 2000

Off-label drug use, which technically was illegal until recently, might be one of the most beneficial things we as veterinarians do in the treatment of disease in animals. The technically illegal part was a result of the way a drug was licensed... Read More