Recent News for Basic Care

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The Vet Tech's Role in Recovery From Anesthesia

October 19, 2016

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

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Horse Blanketing FAQs

October 18, 2016

On or off? Hot or cold? Lightweight or heavyweight? We'll answer these questions and more. ... Read More

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Senior Feeds and the Unthrifty Horse

October 17, 2016

I used a senior equine feed to help my hard keeper gain weight. Now, should I switch him to a low-NSC product?... Read More

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Woman Dies After Exposure to Sick Horse

October 15, 2016

Cultures from both human and horse tested positive for S. equi spp zooepidemicus.... Read More

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New Data on Pergolide Dosing in Horses

October 15, 2016

Researchers found that once-daily dosing with 1 mg of pergolide is appropriate for most horses with PPID.... Read More

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Michigan Confirms First Equine WNV Case for 2016

October 13, 2016

The 5-month-old filly from Calhoun County is responding to treatment. The dam was vaccinated, but the filly was not.... Read More

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The New Reality: Microchipping Horses

October 13, 2016

Microchips could offer benefits beyond identification for your horse. ... Read More

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Equine Stereotypies: Vice or Coping Mechanism?

October 11, 2016

Researchers are studying these behaviors and how they can affect equine health and welfare.... Read More

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Preventing Disease Spread: Don't Forget About Farriers

October 11, 2016

Farriers should practice smart biosecurity to prevent potential equine disease spread among properties.... Read More

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Year by Year, Tooth by Tooth

October 10, 2016

Many elements must remain within a normal range for a horse's mouth to stay healthy.... Read More

One method of hoof crack repair includes the use of wiring, screws, and patching materials.

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Hoof Cracks: Types and Treatment

October 07, 2016

Whether big or small, these hoof wall imperfections require prompt repair and stabilization.... Read More

The red imported fire ant is red to brown with a black abdomen.

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Fire Ant Surveillance for Horse Farms

October 07, 2016

The gradual north- and westward expansion of the fire ant's range is exposing more horse owners to this important pest. ... Read More

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The Importance of Cleaning and Disinfecting Horse Stalls

October 06, 2016

Cleaning and disinfecting stalls is critically important for biosecurity, especially in controlling disease outbreaks. ... Read More

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Controlling Dust on Horse Properties

October 06, 2016

Keep dust to a minimum in arenas, barns, and paddocks for both aesthetic and health reasons.... Read More

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Re-Evaluate Your Equine Deworming Protocols This Fall

October 05, 2016

Work with your veterinarian to develop an individualized risk-based deworming plan tailored to your horse's needs.... Read More

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Feeding Foals

October 03, 2016

A foal's diet is critical to development, disease prevention, and more. Here's how to feed foals through weaning.... Read More

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Breaking Down Body Condition

October 03, 2016

Assess your horse's body condition regularly so you can adjust his diet accordingly and identify potential problems.... Read More

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Safe Longeing for Horse Health

September 30, 2016

This common exercise modality can be surprisingly risky; learn how to keep your horse--and yourself--safe.... Read More

Store chemicals or medications in special designated locations to they don't contaminate horse feed or poison children or pets around the barn.

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Storing Toxic Substances in Stables

September 29, 2016

Find out how to use, store, and discard flammable, toxic, or hazardous products found on horse farms.... Read More

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Help! Something Bit My Horse

September 28, 2016

Rabies is a concern when horses are bitten by unknown animals. Find out how to protect your horse.... Read More

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Stifling the Pain

September 28, 2016

Find out how to get athletic horses with injuries to the large, complex stifle joint on the road to recovery.... Read More

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Operation Gelding Receives Grants to Support Clinics

September 28, 2016

As a result, the program hopes to nearly double the number of clinics held and stallions gelded by 2018.... Read More

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Equine Rabies: What You Should Know About this Fatal Disease

September 27, 2016

While the incidence of rabies is low, the fatality rate is high: 100%. Learn how to protect your horse.... Read More

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Equine Rabies Refresher

September 26, 2016

Equine rabies is invariably fatal once contracted but preventable if proper steps are taken.... Read More

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10 Biosecurity Tips from Top Equine Health Experts

September 26, 2016

Protecting your horse from infectious disease needn't require storing him in a protective bubble. ... Read More