Recent News for Basic Care

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Is Your Horse at Risk for Infectious Disease?

September 04, 2014

Horses are at risk for contracting a number of diseases that can have mild to devastating consequences.... Read More

A compounded drug is one produced when the required flavor, dosage, or formulation is otherwise not available as an FDA-approved drug.

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Kentucky to Tackle Equine Drug Compounder Concerns

September 02, 2014

The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission is researching ways it could add regulatory oversight of drug compounders.... Read More

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Michigan Horse Test Positive for West Nile Virus

September 01, 2014

The 8-year-old unvaccinated horse from Grand Traverse County was euthanized after failing to respond to treatment.... Read More

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Equine Groups Support UHC's Operation Gelding

September 01, 2014

The Unwanted Horse Coalition (UHC) has added $14,400 to its Operation Gelding fund thanks to a collaborative donation.... Read More

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Nolen-Walston to Discuss Deworming Horses at Free Lecture

August 31, 2014

Dr. Rose Nolen-Walston will discuss new thoughts on equine deworming, highlighting the emerging dangers of resistance.... Read More

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Horses and Infectious Disease

August 29, 2014

Learn about 20 important equine infectious diseases that could make your horse sick.... Read More

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Keep Horses Safe when Traveling in VS-Affected Areas

August 29, 2014

A veterinarian shares tips on how to protect horses from vesicular stomatitis (VS) while traveling.... Read More

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Why is the Frog of My Horse's Foot Falling Off?

August 26, 2014

A veterinarian and certified farrier explains frog exfoliation and what you should do if it happens to your horse.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Tipping Farriers

August 26, 2014

Of the 1,727 respondents, 1,220 people (71%) said they do not tip their farrier.... Read More

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The Basic Physical Examination

August 26, 2014

All owners should know their horses' normal vital signs and how to take them correctly. Here's a review.... Read More

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Superheroes in a Syringe: How Vaccines Work

August 25, 2014

A behind-the-scenes look at how your horse's immune system is best primed for battle. ... Read More

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Saddle Up Safely Releases Booklets on Safe Equine Travel

August 25, 2014

"Trailering Your Horse Safely" and "Travel to a New Environment" cover topics from choosing a trailer to horse behavior.... Read More

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KSU Vet: Watch for Vesicular Stomatitis

August 25, 2014

A KSU vet is cautioning owners about the contagious viral disease that affects horses, livestock, and sometimes humans.... Read More

When you look at the hoof as the horse stands, you are seeing the hoof wall. If you pick up the hoof to look at the bottom, you will see the sole, frog, sulci, heels and bar.

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Bute, Firocoxib Compared for Alleviating Hoof Lameness

August 24, 2014

While Bute was more effective at label dose, one vet says new dosing firocoxib recommendations could impact the results.... Read More

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RCI Votes to Increase Multiple NSAID Penalties

August 22, 2014

The group voted to increase penalties when multiple non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are found in racehorses.... Read More

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Compounding Pharmacy Reinforces Standards

August 22, 2014

Wickliffe Veterinary Pharmacy said it has reinforced its standards and cooperated with an inquiry into "adverse events."... Read More

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How Can I Tell if My Horse is in Pain?

August 21, 2014

Learn the signs that your horse's behavior might be related to pain from a veterinarian and equine behavior expert.... Read More

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FDA Sends Warning Letter to Compounding Firm

August 21, 2014

Tests showed that some of Wickliffe Pharmaceutical's products are "adulterated and misbranded," the letter states. ... Read More

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West Nile Virus can Threaten Horse Health this Fall

August 20, 2014

It's not too late to help protect your horses from contracting West Nile virus. Here's what you need to know.... Read More

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Wisconsin Reports first Equine WNV Case of 2014

August 19, 2014

The unvaccinated St. Croix County Quarter Horse mare is recovering after being treated by a veterinarian.... Read More

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Vaccine Reactions

August 19, 2014

While most vaccines are administered without problems, side effects can occur. Here's what you need to know.... Read More

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HBPA Horsemen Reaffirm Support of Furosemide

August 18, 2014

Furosemide is currently the only recognized treatment for exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage.... Read More

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Second Lowndes County, Georgia, Horse Contracts EEE

August 18, 2014

Officials announced last week that the first Lowndes County horse had tested positive for the disease. ... Read More

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What are the Most Common Equine Toxins?

August 18, 2014

Researchers sought the most common causes of poisoning in Swiss equids. Toxic plants and medications topped the list.... Read More

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Feeding the Hard-Keeper Horse that has Ulcers

August 17, 2014

Consider alfalfa hay, small meal portions, forage access, and more when feeding an ulcer-prone hard keeper.... Read More