Recent News for Basic Care

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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

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RMTC Board Amends List of Controlled Therapeutic Medications

October 15, 2015

The group also received an update on the uniform medication program and granted interim accreditation to Texas A&M lab.... Read More

Nigel Miller, a senior veterinary student, administers a sedative and painkillers with help from Brent Winston, head trainer at Harmony Equine Center.

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CSU Vet Students Help Rescued Horses, Gain Valuable Skills

October 15, 2015

Supervised by veterinarians, the students practiced castrations on Quarter Horses rescued from a Texas ranch.... Read More

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New Jersey Reports First WNV-Positive Horse for 2015

October 14, 2015

The 10 year-old gelding from Gloucester County was euthanized on Oct. 3. The horse's vaccination status is unknown.... Read More

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Six More U.S. House Members Support Barr/Tonko Bill

October 14, 2015

The legislation would establish an independent authority to implement a national uniform racehorse medication program.... Read More

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Hoof Cracks and Lameness

October 14, 2015

Can a horse go lame because of extreme hoof cracks and not being trimmed regularly? ... Read More

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Foot Pain in Horses: More Than Meets the Hoof

October 14, 2015

The horse's lower limb is subject to a multitude of injuries that can baffle even the most veteran veterinarians.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Rehabbing Tendon and Ligament Injuries

October 13, 2015

Of the 571 respondents, 384 (67%) people said they have rehabbed a horse from a tendon or ligament injury.... Read More

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Managing Pregnant Mares

October 13, 2015

How to feed, house and, yes, even exercise your mommy-to-be. ... Read More

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Keeneland's Track Reviewed in Wake of Racehorse Breakdowns

October 12, 2015

Dr. Mick Peterson found that the dirt surface met all of the pre-meet test criteria and was maintained properly.... Read More

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Cobalt Limit for Racehorses Now in Effect in California

October 12, 2015

The CHRB adopted the limit of 25 ng/ml in blood serum with increasing penalties for cobalt in excess of 50 ng/nl.... Read More

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Potomac Horse Fever: Know the Signs

October 09, 2015

Learn the clinical signs of Potomac horse fever and how you can protect your horse. ... Read More

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Rider Handedness Affects Rein Tension

October 07, 2015

Average rein tensions in riders' dominant hands were 34-45% greater than in their nondominant hands, a study found.... Read More

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Eastern Equine Encephalomyelitis Update

October 07, 2015

With a mortality rate of 90% in horses, EEE is a serious mosquito-borne disease. ... Read More

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Getah Virus: Significance as an Equine Pathogen

October 07, 2015

A 2014 outbreak at a Japanese racing stable re-awakened awareness of Getah virus and its threat to horses. ... Read More

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Fall Feeding Tips for Horses

October 04, 2015

As temperatures drop, consider whether you need to make changes to your horse's diet in preparation for winter.... Read More

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Top Tips to Prepare Your Senior Horse for Winter

October 02, 2015

From monitoring his body condition to keeping his joints moving, here's how to get your old horse ready for winter.... Read More

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Uruguayan Endurance Horse Tests Positive for Guanabenz

October 01, 2015

LG Muneerah's sample was positive for guanabenz, a sedative with analgesic effects.... Read More