Recent News for Basic Care

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Horse Racing Medication Regulations Reviewed

February 18, 2014

Medication regulations for racehorses are changing. Here's what you need to know.... Read More

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Kentucky Supreme Court Will Not Review Cobra Venom Case

February 17, 2014

The court declined to review a ruling overturning a suspension imposed on equine vet Rodney Stewart, DVM. ... Read More

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Diagnosing Unusual Hock Lameness

February 17, 2014

Because each hock lameness case is unique, it isn't always easy to pinpoint the cause of the unsoundness.... Read More

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Biosecurity Tip of the Month: Horse-to-Horse Contact

February 15, 2014

Sick horses are everywhere. Here's how to keep your horse from picking up diseases via horse-to-horse contact.... Read More

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Meperidine Effective but Short Lasting for Foot Pain Control

February 14, 2014

Meperidine might provide a suitable alternative to NSAIDs for treating equine foot pain in some cases.... Read More

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Health Concerns Related to Equine Obesity

February 11, 2014

Obesity is a serious health condition, but many owners still look at a fat pony and think how cute it is.... Read More

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What's in a Test?

February 10, 2014

Diagnostic testing is rarely a one-size-fits-all proposition. Here's what you need to know. ... Read More

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Important Colic Observations

February 07, 2014

Owners can help their vets diagnose colic by offering the afflicted horse's complete health history. ... Read More

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Considerations for Managing Emaciated Horses

February 05, 2014

Body condition affects a horse's health status. Learn about specific health concerns for emaciated horses.... Read More

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Don't Ignore Your Horse's Hooves this Winter and Spring

February 04, 2014

Don't neglect your horse's hoof care, or your horse could be at risk for some serious foot problems.... Read More

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Best Practices for 20 Minutes of Equine Field Anesthesia

February 04, 2014

Short-term anesthesia for procedures lasting fewer than 20 minutes is common field work in equine medicine.... Read More

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When Is Medication Uniformity Not Really Uniformity?

February 03, 2014

Stakeholders are learning how difficult it can be to achieve uniformity, even with basic regulations.... Read More

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Commentary: 'One Health' Helps Safeguard Horses' Health

February 01, 2014

One Health recognizes that human health, animal health, and the environment are all interconnected.... Read More

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NSAIDs Might Impair Horses' Response to Influenza Vaccines

February 01, 2014

Researchers found that NSAID administration reduced immune response in previously exposed and naive horses.... Read More

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Treating Intraosseous Pressure in Horses

February 01, 2014

Vets successfully employed a pioneering technique to treat a South African horse's intraosseous pressure.... Read More

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Equine Colic Risk Factors

January 31, 2014

Certain management factors might affect the likelihood of colic episodes.... Read More

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U.S. Olympic Eventer Biko Dies at 30

January 31, 2014

The 17.3-hand former mount of U.S. equestrian Karen O'Conner was euthanized earlier this week. He was 30.... Read More

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Mid-Atlantic States Move Forward With Racehorse Drug Reform

January 31, 2014

Industry stakeholders met Jan. 30 for an update on adoption of uniform medication and drug testing rules.... Read More

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Top Equine Medicine Studies of 2013

January 31, 2014

Carol Clark, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, shares her picks for the top equine medicine studies of 2013.... Read More

Comparing parts left-to-right is key to interpreting images, with the horse as its own control.

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Equine Thermography

January 28, 2014

Thermography is a noninvasive, safe, and cost-effective diagnostic imaging tool used in equine health care.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Parasite Control Strategies

January 28, 2014

Of the 764 respondents, 356 (47%) said they use rotational deworming as their parasite control method.... Read More

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Racehorse Drug Policies Questioned at HBPA Convention

January 27, 2014

Some attendees suggested questionable studies might be the basis for some medication policies.... Read More

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Understanding Immunosenescence in Horses

January 27, 2014

Researchers are still working to fully understand what impact aging has on the equine immune system.... Read More

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University of Illinois to Host Horseman's Clinic

January 26, 2014

Lecture topics will include exercise intolerance, wound care, hoof care, ophthalmology, and more.... Read More

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McKeever Testifies at N.Y. State Gaming Commission Hearing

January 24, 2014

McKeever's research focuses on performance-enhancing practices on the equine athlete's physiologic responses.... Read More