Recent News for Basic Care

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It's Not Too Late to Vaccinate Horses Against EEE, WNV

July 21, 2015

There's still time to take steps to protect your horse from these two potentially deadly mosquito-borne diseases.... Read More

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Atopic Dermatitis in Horses

July 21, 2015

Learn how to treat this skin condition in show horses without inadvertently breaking drug rules.... Read More

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2015 International Helmet Awareness Day to Take Place Aug. 1

July 19, 2015

Riders can get discounts on helmets and take part in webinars on traumatic brain injuries, concussions, and more.... Read More

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Are Plant-Based Horse Vaccines on the Horizon?

July 19, 2015

Horses might someday be able to consume plant-based products designed to prevent and fight infections, researchers say.... Read More

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Starch in Horse Diets

July 18, 2015

Although it can be damaging if fed improperly, starch is an important part of a horses' diets. Here's what to remember.... Read More

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Survey: Owners Consider Vets Important in Horse Health Care

July 17, 2015

The 2015 AHP Equine Industry Survey shows that horse owners rely on vets, industry has stabilized since Great Recession.... Read More

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Proposed Law Would Establish Uniform Medication Rules

July 17, 2015

The legislation would establish an independent authority to implement a national uniform racehorse medication program.... Read More

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South Carolina Reports First Equine EEE Case of 2015

July 16, 2015

An unvaccinated horse from Barnwell County died after contracting the mosquito-borne disease.... Read More

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Standardbred Trainer Suspended 10 Years for Blood Doping

July 16, 2015

Indiana racing officials suspended Bradley Moffitt following a positive drug test for darbepoetin alfa (DPO).... Read More

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Summit Examines Injury Databases, Post-Mortem Programs

July 15, 2015

The racehorse welfare and safety summit also covered racetrack surfaces, continuing education, and more.... Read More

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Two Texas Horses Test Positive for EEE

July 14, 2015

Both horses--one from Newton County and one from Orange County--were unvaccinated against Eastern equine encephalitis.... Read More

Acute and generally non-weight-bearing lameness caused by infection within the hoof.

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Hoof Abscesses in Horses

July 14, 2015

This common problem can cause sudden, severe lameness but often resolves quickly with the proper treatment.... Read More

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Feeding Foals

July 13, 2015

A foal's diet during the first year impacts his musculoskeletal health and future athletic performance.... Read More

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Are Horses Vaccinated Against Influenza Still Susceptible?

July 12, 2015

Researchers found that of 239 horses that tested positive for equine influenza virus, 84 had been vaccinated.... Read More

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Rabies Cases on the Rise in Kansas

July 10, 2015

Vaccinate horses to help protect against this invariably fatal zoonotic disease.... Read More

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Macrolide Antibiotics' Effects on Sweating in Foals Examined

July 10, 2015

Researcher found that three commonly used macrolides suppressed foals' normal sweat responses to varying degrees.... Read More

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Virginia Confirms First Equine EEE Case for 2015

July 08, 2015

The affected horse, a 12-year-old Miniature mare from Chesapeake, had not been vaccinated against the virus.... Read More

Standardbred racehorses are prone to coffin bone wing fractures.

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Coffin Bone Fractures

July 08, 2015

Learn why this inner hoof structure fails and what veterinarians do to diagnose and treat it. ... Read More

Comparing parts left-to-right is key to interpreting images, with the horse as its own control.

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Equine Thermography

July 08, 2015

Thermography is a noninvasive, safe, and cost-effective diagnostic imaging tool used in equine health care.... Read More

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RMTC Notes Progress in National Uniform Medication Program

July 08, 2015

Racing jurisdictions in nine states have now adopted the program in its entirety.... Read More

Tender is one of the first patients to benefit from an eye removal procedure designed to minimize surgical stress and complications.

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Mississippi State Vets Devise Standing Eye Removal Technique

July 07, 2015

The procedure is designed to minimize surgical stress and complications associated with enucleations. ... Read More

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Laser Surgery for Equine Sarcoid Removal Evaluated

July 07, 2015

Laser resection resulted in reduced postoperative complications and a positive prognosis, researchers determined.... Read More

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Racehorse Welfare, Safety Summit to be Live-Streamed Online

July 06, 2015

Among the topics to be covered are racetrack surfaces, injury databases, continuing education, and post-mortem programs.... Read More

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UHC Meets, Celebrates 10th Anniversary

July 04, 2015

The Unwanted Horse Coalition (UHC) met June 15 during the American Horse Council's 2015 annual meeting.... Read More

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Why Do Horses Roll After Baths?

July 03, 2015

An equine behavior expert considers the reasons why horses might roll after baths.... Read More