Recent News for Basic Care

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Researchers Study Equine Influenza Vaccination Schedules

October 28, 2014

Longer vaccination dosage intervals were more likely to leave gaps in horses' immunity than shorter ones.... Read More

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Breeders' Cup Modifies Convicted Trainer Rule

October 27, 2014

Starting in 2015, convicted trainers won't be able to transfer horses to assistant trainers for Breeders' Cup races.... Read More

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Lab: Delays Followed Suspicious Samples Spike

October 27, 2014

Lab officials blame delays on a spike of nearly 100 times the number of suspicious results compared with 2013. ... Read More

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AFA Announces Schedule for 2015 Annual Convention

October 24, 2014

Speakers for the American Farrier's Association (AFA) conference include top farriers and noted veterinarians.... Read More

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2015 UK Equine Showcase, Breeders' Short Course Scheduled

October 24, 2014

The programs are open to vets, owners, and managers or anyone interested in equine reproduction and management.... Read More

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Tips for Preparing Your Older Horse for Winter

October 23, 2014

Take these considerations into account when preparing older horses for winter and maintaining them throughout.... Read More

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Racing's Slow Regulatory Process

October 22, 2014

A trainer received sanctions for a June 2013 drug violation in October. A Blood-Horse writer takes a look.... Read More

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Owner Participation Sought for Equine Disease Research

October 20, 2014

Researchers are seeking owner input for a study aimed at evaluating the economic impact of equine disease outbreaks.... Read More

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5 Tips for Feeding Easy Keepers

October 20, 2014

Follow these steps to help your overweight horse subsist on fewer calories.... Read More

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NYRA Supports Proposed Racehorse Medication Rules

October 20, 2014

The rules establish threshold limits for 24 medications and restrict three corticosteroids to joint injections only. ... Read More

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Going to the Barn? Don't Forget Your Helmet

October 19, 2014

No matter what the riding discipline, wearing a helmet is one of the best ways to minimize the chance of a brain injury.... Read More

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The Vet Tech's Role in Recovery from Anesthesia

October 17, 2014

The veterinary technician often the primary staff member responsible for overseeing recovery from anesthesia.... Read More

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RMTC Notes Uniform Racehorse Medication Program Steps

October 17, 2014

A review says most major racing jurisdictions will have a portion of the program's components in place by year's end.... Read More

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Infographic: Protecting Your Horse From Disease

October 15, 2014

Protect your horse from infectious disease exposure by using tips from our step-by-step visual guide.... Read More

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Survey: Racehorse Drug Testing System has Serious Flaws

October 15, 2014

While progress has been made in uniform medication and testing standards, a state-by-state approach is problematic.... Read More

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Safe Horse Handling for Vet Techs

October 13, 2014

Here's what to remember when handling horses for procedures to keep the veterinarian, the patient, and yourself safe.... Read More

Researchers provided horses with daily inhaled corticosteroid treatments of fluticasone propionate through a respirator mask covering both nostrils.

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Choosing Corticosteroids for RAO: Systemic or Inhaled?

October 13, 2014

Which option is better? Study results suggest it depends on the horse and the severity of his condition.... Read More

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Biosecurity Tip of the Month: Horse Show and Event Visitors

October 12, 2014

Spectators pose a unique equine health threat of which horse owners should be aware. Learn how to protect your horse.... Read More

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Trainer O'Neill Facing Suspensions after Drug Violation

October 10, 2014

One of Doug O'Neill's horses tested positive for a drug containing and/or capable of metabolizing into oxazepam.... Read More

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How Do Muzzles Impact Horses' Grass Selection and Intake?

October 10, 2014

Researchers found the muzzles reduced horses' grass consumption by 30% but did not impact the animals' forage choice.... Read More

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When to Leave the Boarding Barn

October 09, 2014

Deciding when to move your horse is a subjective decision, but here are a few factors that could influence your choice.... Read More

Commentary

Medication Crossroad

October 08, 2014

The Blood-Horse's editor-in-chief shares his thoughts on racehorse drug testing and penalties for violations.... Read More

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Phipps Reissues Call for Drug-Free Horse Racing

October 06, 2014

Dinny Phipps said a centralized regulatory body would facilitate changes necessary to improve the sport's integrity. ... Read More

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Survey: Some Owners Treat Encysted Small Redworms Improperly

October 05, 2014

One in five British horse owners used a dewormer not indicated to treat encysted small redworms (or strongyles).... Read More

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Nearly Nontoxic Insect Control

October 03, 2014

Fewer flies and less chemical warfare can create a healthier barn environment for you and your horse.... Read More