Recent News for Basic Care

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Poor Performance: Is Your Horse Affected?

January 13, 2017

Pinpointing the root cause of poor performance can be anything but simple. Could a respiratory problem be to blame?... Read More

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Horse Hoof Health and Nutrition: Balance is Key

January 12, 2017

Nutrition affects your horse's hooves, but balance is essential for hoof health.... Read More

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EMS and the Slippery Slope to Laminitis

January 12, 2017

A British veterinarian describes what scientists think happens in the body with endocrinopathic laminitis cases and why.... Read More

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USDA Releases First Report From Equine 2015 Study

January 11, 2017

The study was designed to give industry members and animal health officials insights on the U.S. equine population.... Read More

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Accelerating Medical Progress on Equine Lameness

January 11, 2017

Progress has been made recently in lameness diagnosis and treatment, and the future holds promise, one researcher says.... Read More

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Yes, Your Overweight Horse is at Risk for Laminitis

January 11, 2017

The good news is that many of the laminitis risk factors researchers identified can be detected early and modified.... Read More

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The State of the Microchip

January 10, 2017

More horse organizations are requiring owners to use this identification technology.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Dealing With Ice and Horses

January 10, 2017

Of the 395 respondents, 234 (59%) said ice is a problem on their horse property during the winter. ... Read More

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Diseases That Affect Nutrient Delivery in Horses

January 08, 2017

Watch for these conditions that impact nutrient absorption and lead to weight loss.... Read More

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Formidable Frostbite

January 04, 2017

Healthy horses handle frigid temperatures well, but their extremities still are vulnerable to frostbite.... Read More

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Scared Horse? Try Counter-Conditioning

January 04, 2017

Learn how to teach your horse an alternate response to triggering stimuli. ... Read More

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EHV-1: What Are We Learning?

January 03, 2017

Herpesvirus continues to challenge the horse industry, but our experiences are teaching us how to prevent its spread. ... Read More

Commentary

Feeding Older Horses With PPID, IR, or Metabolic Disease

January 02, 2017

Are there any parameters for offering senior feeds to horses diagnosed with Cushing's and laminitis?... Read More

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Two Potential Equine Gastric Ulcer Medications Analyzed

January 02, 2017

Researchers investigated oral esomeprazole and a long-acting injectable omeprazole formulation.... Read More

UC Davis farrier Shane Westman works on a horse in the Large Animal Clinic's farrier shop.

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Pleasant, Burns to Headline 2017 Heumphreus Lecture

January 01, 2017

Dr. Scott Pleasant and farrier Travis Burns will present on hoof-care topics at UC Davis on Jan. 28, 2017.... Read More

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Soft Tissue Injuries of the Western Performance Horse's Foot

January 01, 2017

Veterinarians discuss how they diagnose and treat injuries to the collateral ligament, DDFT, navicular bursa, and more.... Read More

Operation Gelding clinic organizers Lacey Edge and Kaye Garrison have gelded 100 stallions through the Unwanted Horse Coalition’s program.

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Mother/Daughter Team Organizes Seventh Gelding Clinic

December 30, 2016

Operation Gelding clinic organizers Lacey Edge and Kaye Garrison have gelded 100 stallions.... Read More

The veterinarian should check the horse’s mouth for any issues or dental abnormalities. These can include evidence of tongue or cheek injury or missing or damaged teeth. This will also give your veterinarian a chance to verify the horse’s age.

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Back to Basics: Dental Anatomy

December 30, 2016

Your horse's teeth play a key role in keeping him healthy. Here's what to know about their structure and function.... Read More

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Breathing Easy: Managing Horses with Asthma

December 29, 2016

Does your horse have asthma? Find out how you can help him through management and environmental changes. ... Read More

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TheHorse.com's Top Infographics of 2016

December 28, 2016

View information on skin conditions, deworming, staying sane on stall rest, feeding, conditioning, and more.... Read More

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

December 28, 2016

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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TheHorse.com's Top Videos of 2016

December 27, 2016

View videos on vision, fear, the hoof, assessing the foal after birth, EIPH, trimming old horses' hooves, and more.... Read More

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RMTC Urges Adoption of Out-of-Competition, MMV Rules

December 27, 2016

The RMTC urged racing authorities to adopt the rules approved by the Association of Racing Commissioners International.... Read More

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TheHorse.com's Top Slideshows of 2016

December 26, 2016

Popular slideshows included those on skin conditions, horse properties, pasture weeds, the Rio Olympics, and more.... Read More

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The War Against Obesity

December 26, 2016

A successful equine slim-down program includes frequent weight assessments, smart feeding, and exercise.... Read More