Recent News for Basic Care

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Texas Equine WNV Count Plateaus at 33

November 12, 2015

Most of the WNV-positive horses had not been vaccinated.... Read More

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USEF Announces New Equine Vaccination Rule

November 12, 2015

All horses must be accompanied by documentation of equine influenza and herpesvirus vaccinations within six months.... Read More

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2016 Heumphreus Lecture to Feature Dyson, Moon

November 12, 2015

Sue Dyson, MA, Vet MB, PhD, DEO, FRCVS, and Grant Moon, CJF, AWCF, will present on hoof-related topics.... Read More

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Top Tweets from the World Horse Welfare Conference

November 11, 2015

Take-homes on racehorse welfare, obseity, euthanasia, horse keeping and training, and more.... Read More

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Flunixin vs. Firocoxib for Reducing Pain After Colic Surgery

November 10, 2015

Researchers found that firocoxib and flunixin reduced horses' pain scores similarly following colic surgery.... Read More

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Nutrition and the Equine Topline

November 09, 2015

Find out how proper nutrition, including high-quality protein, could help improve muscling over your horse's back.... Read More

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New Synthetic Opioid Found by New York Racing Lab

November 09, 2015

The drug, AH-7921, is one of the novel psychoactive substances that continue to emerge onto the designer drug market. ... Read More

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Grooming Your Horse: Deep Down Clean

November 08, 2015

Daily grooming gives you a chance to detect and monitor any injuries or other health problems.... Read More

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Researcher-Tested Fly Control Methods Revealed

November 06, 2015

Scientists determined that mosquito netting and large fans could be the best defense against flying insects.... Read More

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Accountability for USEF Drugs and Medications Violations

November 04, 2015

The USEF approved a rule change which expands the range of responsible parties for drug and medication violations.... Read More

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FDA Approves Loading Dose for EPM Treatment

November 02, 2015

The FDA approved a loading dose for Marquis, which is also the first FDA-approved EPM treatment.... Read More

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Del Mar Reaccredited by NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance

October 31, 2015

Del Mar's continuous emphasis on safety and integrity sets an example for the industry, officials said.... Read More

It is important that you know the basic characteristics of common equine parasites, as well as the main mechanisms of action and affects of the common deworming compounds.

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Should You Deworm After the First Frost?

October 28, 2015

There are two main parasites--bots and tapeworms--that should be your targets for fall or winter dewormings.... Read More

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Does a Canine Lyme Vaccine Elicit a Response in Horses?

October 28, 2015

Researchers found that vaccination with the currently available canine product could offer some protection for horses.... Read More

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Is Omeprazole Safe for Horses' Bones?

October 27, 2015

Short-term omeprazole administration had no impact on horses' blood calcium levels or bone mineral content or density.... Read More

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Broodmare Nutrition: Preparing for Fall and Winter

October 25, 2015

Mares in good body condition have a reservoir of stored fat that can be used during cold winter weather.... Read More

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Saddle Up Safely Releases Booklet on Returning to Riding

October 23, 2015

The booklet covers preparing for an injury, returning to riding after a long recovery, concussion assessment, and more.... Read More

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Infographic: Handling Hoof Abscesses

October 23, 2015

Hoof abscesses are a common cause of severe lameness in horses. Find out how to manage one in our step-by-step guide.... Read More

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2016 UK Equine Showcase, Breeders' Short Course Scheduled

October 23, 2015

Lecture topics will include mare, stallion, and foal care; navicular syndrome; the digestive tract; and more.... Read More

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South African Jumper Tests Positive for Prohibited Substance

October 22, 2015

The show jumping horse Felix Van De Mispelaere tested positive for vasodilator minoxidil.... Read More

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Kentucky Downs Reaccredited by Safety and Integrity Alliance

October 21, 2015

Officials said Kentucky Downs achieved "big-track results in the areas of safety and integrity."... Read More

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The Frustrations of White Line Disease

October 21, 2015

Learn how to detect and manage this insidious hoof infection.... Read More

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UAE Endurance Course Attracts Nearly 1,400 Delegates

October 18, 2015

Further, an Emirates Equestrian Federation official was provisionally suspended for failing to observe the FEI rules.... Read More

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Nutritional Management of Growing Horses

October 17, 2015

Growing horses require specific nutrients, vitamins, and minerals to aid in proper development.... Read More

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Teaching a Horse to Stand Still at the Mounting Block

October 15, 2015

How can I encourage my horse to stand still during mounting?... Read More