Recent News for Basic Care

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Delay OCD Surgery for Optimal Racehorse Performance

December 10, 2014

When it comes to some OCD lesions, letting nature run its course might be the better option, researchers say.... Read More

Flat halters made of nylon are inexpensive, strong, versatile, and a popular choice for regular barn use. Their synthetic material wears well and comes in a rainbow of colors.

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Poll Recap: Halter Preferences

December 09, 2014

Of the 1,228 respondents, 378 (31%) said they primarily use flat nylon halters for their horses.... Read More

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Monday's Top Tweets from the 2014 AAEP Convention

December 09, 2014

Take-homes from the Milne lecture and sessions on internal medicine, imaging, vet practice, ligament injuries, and more.... Read More

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Surgical vs. Medical Cecal Impaction Management

December 09, 2014

Researchers found that 82% of surgically managed horses and 61% of medically managed horses survived.... Read More

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EVA: A European Perspective

December 07, 2014

A British vet describes equine viral arteritis (EVA) control measures, current risks, vaccination, and more.... Read More

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2015 Racehorse Welfare and Safety Summit Scheduled

December 05, 2014

The summit will be held July 8 at Keeneland and is open to the public. A live webcast also will be available.... Read More

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How Blood Donations can Save Horses' Lives

December 04, 2014

Find out when veterinarians might employ blood transfusions, and how blood is collected from donor horses.... Read More

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Can Tiludronate be Used in Horse Joints?

December 03, 2014

Researchers are working to better understand tiludronate's impact on horses' joint cartilage.... Read More

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The Buyer's Guide to Prepurchase Exams

December 01, 2014

He might seem perfect--but before you call him yours, determine if a horse is sound and serviceable for the job at hand.... Read More

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Electric Fencing

December 01, 2014

Can electric fencing be used to separate a stallion from other mares and geldings on the property?... Read More

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Survey: Managers Use Outdated Parasite Control Strategies

November 27, 2014

A high percentage of Thoroughbred farm managers used rotational deworming without monitoring drug effectiveness. ... Read More

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Infographic: Heaves

November 26, 2014

RAO is a chronic problem similar to asthma in humans. Help your heavy horse breath easy with tips from our visual guide.... Read More

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The Equine Necropsy: A Sensitive but Important Topic

November 26, 2014

A necropsy is not something most horse owners contemplate until faced with the death of a horse.... Read More

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Sweeping New Racehorse Drug Rules Approved in New York

November 24, 2014

The agency says the rules are intended to protect the integrity of New York's wagering system and racehorses' health.... Read More

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Reversing Fear-Based Behavior

November 24, 2014

An owner inquires about how to address and reverse her horse's fear-based behavior.... Read More

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Indiana Reports Multiple Racehorse Medication Sanctions

November 24, 2014

The racing commission announced sanctions against nine trainers and one veterinarian for medication-related violations.... Read More

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Strangles: Dispelling the Myths

November 24, 2014

Discover the truth behind this insidious abscess-causing disease. ... Read More

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State Travel Requirements

November 20, 2014

Find out who to call and what papers to gather before heading out-of-state with your horse. ... Read More

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New Bolton Center to Host Imaging for Surgery Lecture

November 18, 2014

Surgeon Eric Parente, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, will discuss breakthroughs in imaging for large animal surgery.... Read More

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It's All Foreign to Me

November 17, 2014

Find out which foreign animal diseases North American horse owners need to keep an eye on and why.... Read More

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Choosing the Right Equine Veterinarian

November 17, 2014

Consider these nine qualities when choosing an equine veterinarian. ... Read More

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Gulfstream to Require Third-Party Furosemide Shots

November 16, 2014

The Florida racetrack will begin third-party administration of race-day furosemide on Wednesday, Nov. 19.... Read More

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Cornell Holds 2014 Farrier Conference

November 15, 2014

This year marked the 30th anniversary of the conference and the 100th anniversary of Cornell's farrier school.... Read More

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Biosecurity Tip of the Month: Dogs at Event Facilities

November 15, 2014

Dogs can pose horse health risks in some cases. Consider these tips before bringing your pup along to your next event.... Read More

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Infographic: Healthy Coats

November 14, 2014

A glossy hair coat is a sure sign of horse health. Discover the steps to creating the ultimate coat in our visual guide.... Read More