Recent News for Basic Care

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Horse Hoof Pads: What Are They Good For?

September 06, 2017

Sometimes horses need a little extra support or protection. Find out how hoof pads can help.... 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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Trail Horse Hoof Care

September 05, 2017

Learn about the best trimming and shoeing practices to ensure your horse stays sound while traveling the trails.... Read More

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Penn Vet Announces 2017-18 First Tuesday Lecture Series

September 03, 2017

Lecture topics will include anesthesia, eye emergencies, sports medicine, biosecurity, foaling problems, and more.... Read More

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Feeding and Riding the Lactating Mare

September 03, 2017

Learn about the nutritional requirements of a mare with a foal at her side as she gets started back into work.... Read More

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Caring for the Equine Colic Survivor

September 03, 2017

Special maintenance and nutrition can help your horse get back to (and stay in) good health after a colic episode.... Read More

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UHC's Operation Gelding Receives AAEP Foundation Grant

September 02, 2017

The AAEP Foundation's $10,000 grant marks its seventh year of support for Operation Gelding.... Read More

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Could Overweight Equids Benefit From Teff Hay?

September 01, 2017

Horses voluntarily reduced their hay intake (and, thus, calorie consumption) when offered teff compared to ryegrass.... Read More

A blunt force or penetrating injury can cause corneal edema and cloudiness.

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Foggy Vision: Conditions That can Cloud the Equine Cornea

August 31, 2017

A number of things--some benign, some ­serious--can cause a cloudy eye. Here's what you need to know. ... Read More

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Poll Recap: Equine Lameness Concerns

August 29, 2017

Of the 755 respondents, 209 (28%) said foot-related lameness is their biggest equine lameness concern.... Read More

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RMTC Approves Illicit Substance Research Funding

August 29, 2017

Two research programs will focus on selective androgen receptor modulators and small doses of EPO-stimulating agents.... Read More

Veterinarians insert tubes into bite victims' nostrils to maintain air flow, as Dr. Barbara T. Page did for this patient.

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Rattlesnake Bite Recourse in Horses

August 29, 2017

One veterinarian describes how she handles these dangerous bites in horses. ... Read More

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After the Flood: Cleaning Your Horse Farm

August 28, 2017

Here's how to get your farm back to normal so your horses have a safe and comfortable place to, once again, call home.... Read More

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A Visit to Maine Chance Farm with UK's Parasitology Team

August 26, 2017

Maddie Regis describes her morning with the parasite research horse herds and the scientists that study them.... Read More

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LMU Students Share Collaborative Research Project Updates

August 25, 2017

Research topics included deworming, cytokine production in senior horses, fatal suspensory apparatus injuries, and more.... Read More

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Emergency 911: Horse Show Edition

August 25, 2017

Critical conditions can strike when you're at a competition with your horse. Here's how to handle them. ... Read More

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How Can I Tell if My Horse Needs Stitches?

August 23, 2017

If my horse gets a cut, how can I tell if it's severe enough to require a veterinarian to suture it?... Read More

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Poll Recap: Rehabbing an Injured Horse

August 22, 2017

Of the 420 respondents, 349 people (83%) said they have rehabilitated an injured horse. ... Read More

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USEF Announces Effective Date, Process for MPA Reporting

August 22, 2017

As of Sept. 1, equestrians must submit disclosure forms if their horses receive medroxyprogesterone acetate (MPA).... Read More

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Healthy Teeth Make for a Happy Horse

August 19, 2017

Dental problems are common in horses and can lead to behavior changes, chronic pain, and reduced performance.... Read More

Colicking horses often have slow capillary refill time and white gums, which is a sign of shock.

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SIRS Scoring System Useful in Assessing Equine Emergencies

August 19, 2017

A recently developed scoring system can help veterinarians make treatment recommendations, researchers say.... Read More

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Record Medication Use During Equine Gestation

August 17, 2017

Keeping a precise medical record for pregnant mares could help researchers better understand fetal malformations.... Read More

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Maryland Horse Owners: Keep Vaccinations Up-To-Date

August 16, 2017

Vaccines can help protect horses against potentially deadly West Nile virus and Eastern equine encephalomyelitis.... Read More

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Staying Sound Post-Tendon Injury

August 15, 2017

My OTTB recently recovered from a bowed front tendon injury. What can I do to help him continue to stay sound?... Read More

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Managing Your Horse's Back Pain

August 15, 2017

Two veterinarians share how they diagnose, treat, and rehab back-sore horses.... Read More

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Study Evaluates Banned, Controlled Substances in Horse Feed

August 15, 2017

While tiny quantities of some substances were found in samples, researchers say it's not necessarily cause for concern.... Read More