Recent News for Basic Care

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KHRC Collecting Corticosteroid Information

May 14, 2014

The KHRC is conducting a study evaluating how fast corticosteroids are eliminated from a horse's system.... Read More

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Compounded Drug Eyed in Thoroughbred Deaths

May 13, 2014

The FDA is investigating whether a compounded medication might have played a role in two horses' deaths.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Hoof Care Costs

May 13, 2014

Of the 1,142 respondents, 824 (72%) said they spend $100 or less per horse when the farrier or trimmer visits.... Read More

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Time to Vaccinate Horses against Mosquito-Borne Diseases

May 13, 2014

Massachusetts officials say early vaccination ensures animals are protected prior to peak arboviral season.... Read More

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Is My Horse a Tick Magnet?

May 12, 2014

What might cause one horse to have many ticks on him while his pasturemate only has a few?... Read More

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The War Against Obesity

May 12, 2014

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

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NYTHA Advises Longer Flunixin Withdrawal Time

May 12, 2014

The group is recommending horsemen use a 32-hour withdrawal time for the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug.... Read More

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Diagnosing and Managing Endocrine Disorders in Senior Horses

May 11, 2014

By screening all older horses for these disorders, vets can identify problems quickly and implement treatment.... Read More

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Veterinarian: Take Precautions to Protect Horses from EHM

May 11, 2014

Recent EHM cases should remind owners that good biosecurity practices can help prevent equine illness.... Read More

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Horse Owners: Vaccinate against Mosquito-Borne Diseases

May 10, 2014

The beginning of mosquito season means it's time to vaccinate animals against mosquito-borne diseases.... Read More

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Eastern Tent Caterpillars on the Move in Central Kentucky

May 10, 2014

Experts advise farm managers to ensure pregnant mares do not come in contact with crawling caterpillars.... Read More

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Horse Owners Urged to Control Mosquito Populations

May 09, 2014

Horse owners are advised to control mosquito populations to minimize animals' chances of contracting WNV.... Read More

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Australian Horse Owners: Consider Hendra Vaccines for Horses

May 09, 2014

Owners are encouraged to work with a veterinarian to develop a hendra vaccination strategy for their horses.... Read More

This paper wasp is guarding its nest. Native paper wasps like to build nests along barn, shed, and arena eaves, and ledges.

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Property Pest Control

May 08, 2014

Mosquitoes and flies top most horse owners' lists of bugs to beware of, but don't forget these other pests. ... Read More

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Va. Horse Owners Urged to Vaccinate for EEE, WNV, Rabies

May 07, 2014

Officials fear that owners could be lulled into not vaccinating by the lack of disease activity last year.... Read More

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Racehorse Drug Rules, Out-of-Competition Testing Discussed

May 07, 2014

Uniform medication rules and out-of-competition testing were discussed at the Asian Racing Conference.... Read More

Dr. Andrew Smith, a UF large animal surgery resident, is shown with a horse he helped to treat.

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UF Large Animal Surgery Resident Receives National Award

May 07, 2014

Dr. Andrew Smith's interests include equine diagnostic imaging, orthopedic and upper airway surgery, and more.... Read More

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Tying Horses 101

May 07, 2014

If your horse doesn't have tying mastered, you can help him learn with a few smart schooling strategies.... Read More

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Drug Test Results on Kentucky Derby, Oaks Horses Clear

May 06, 2014

After undergoing full instrumental analysis to detect more than 1,500 substances, all samples were cleared.... Read More

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Fighting White Line Disease

May 06, 2014

Proper hoof care, diet, and environment are key to curbing this aggressive fungal infection. ... Read More

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Time to Consider Vaccinating Horses against WNV

May 06, 2014

Washington officials are advising owners to ensure their horses are vaccinated against West Nile virus (WNV).... Read More

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Asmussen: PETA Allegations 'Completely False'

May 05, 2014

Steve Asmussen says the allegations are untrue, and he hopes to have the chance to defend himself in court.... Read More

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Nebraska State Veterinarian Encourages EHV-1 Awareness

May 05, 2014

Dr. Dennis Hughes is reminding horse owners to remain vigilant and exercise biosecurity measures. ... Read More

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Indiana Adopts Model Racehorse Drug Rules; Group has Doubts

May 04, 2014

The commission unanimously approved model rule threshold levels for 24 commonly used therapeutic drugs. ... Read More

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Equine WNV Spread across Central Europe Investigated

May 04, 2014

Conditions, such as flooding and high temperatures, could contribute to WNV's spread, one researcher says.... Read More