Recent News for Basic Care

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Does My Horse Have a 'Cold'?

June 09, 2015

Find out how to prevent equine upper respiratory tract infections from spreading throughout your barn.... Read More

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Study: Enrichment can Improve Hospitalized Horses' Welfare

June 09, 2015

"Enriched" clinics could help improve equine welfare, leading to quicker healing times and safer environments for staff.... Read More

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2015 USEF High-Performance Sports Medicine Meeting Tweets

June 08, 2015

Get take-home messages from the 2015 USEF High-Performance Sports Medicine Veterinary Meeting in Portland, Oregon.... Read More

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Horse Owners: Consult Your Vets Regarding Vaccinations

June 08, 2015

Following floods, Texas animal health officials say mosquito-borne disease incidence could increase.... Read More

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Racing Conference Concludes with Medication Reform Messages

June 08, 2015

The Pan American Conference featured a variety of speakers who focused on anti-doping, marketing, and more.... Read More

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Marbofloxacin Might Prevent Transport-Associated Fever

June 07, 2015

Transport-associated fever is a common issue that can disrupt training schedules or indicate infection.... Read More

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Veterinarians Evaluate Adverse Reactions to Myelograms

June 06, 2015

For the most part, the adverse reactions were mild and self-limiting. But some serious ones did occur.... Read More

Flying foxes, a type of fruit bat native to Australia, are thought to pass the deadly hendra virus to horses, however the exact mode of transmission remains unclear.

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Vaccinate Australian Horses Against Hendra Virus Now

June 05, 2015

Veterinarians say vaccination is the most effective way to protect people and their horses from the deadly hendra virus.... Read More

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Horse Racing Integrity Coalition Formed

June 05, 2015

The group will advocate for uniform medication standards for American Thoroughbred racing.... Read More

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Trail Horse Hoof Care

June 03, 2015

Learn about the best trimming and shoeing practices to ensure your horse stays sound while traveling the trails.... Read More

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Practical Management of Strangles Outbreaks in Horses

May 31, 2015

Strangles outbreaks can be devastating, but the damage can be minimized or prevented through practical control plans.... Read More

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Keeping Your Horse Healthy on the Trail

May 29, 2015

Ways to prepare for, prevent, and handle potential emergencies on the trail.... Read More

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New Treatments for Upward Fixation of the Patella Needed

May 29, 2015

Just 50% of owners were satisfied with the outcome of the current surgical treatment for upward fixation of the patella.... Read More

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Ensure Horses are Vaccinated Against EEE, WNV, and Rabies

May 26, 2015

Timely vaccination has been shown to decrease disease incidence drastically.... Read More

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Getting to the Bottom of a Bite

May 26, 2015

Toxic reactions to bites are uncommon in horses, but when they do occur the consequences can be serious.... Read More

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Researchers Find New Method for Monitoring Horses' Body Fat

May 25, 2015

The new body condition index is designed to enhance the value of traditional body condition scoring.... Read More

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Cresty Neck Prevalence, Risk Factors Evaluated

May 25, 2015

Risk factors identified include height, a previous history of laminitis, breed, herd size, and more.... Read More

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Kentucky Urges Owners, Event Organizers to Be Aware of EHV-1

May 24, 2015

Officials urged horsemen and organizers to take precautions due to the EHV-1 cases diagnosed across the country.... Read More

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Australian Vets Welcome Biosecurity Bills Passed in Senate

May 23, 2015

The bills are designed to strengthen disease control measures to better manage disease risk in Australia.... Read More

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Nutritional Support for Horse Hooves

May 21, 2015

The complex equine hoof relies on important nutritional building blocks for strength and integrity.... Read More

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Study Confirms Euthanasia in Horses is Quick, Humane

May 21, 2015

Does humane euthanasia really stand up to its name? One research team believes it does.... Read More

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Lecture on Treating Cancer in Horses Scheduled

May 20, 2015

Laura Johnstone, BVSc, MVSc, Dipl. ACVIM, will discuss treating cancer in horses on June 2.... Read More

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Protect Yourself and Your Animals From Rabies

May 20, 2015

Vaccination can help reduce horses' risk of developing rabies if bitten by an infected animal.... Read More

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Death of a Herdmate

May 19, 2015

Can the death of one horse lead to a complete change in another's behavior or "personality"?... Read More

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FDA Releases Draft Guidance on Animal Drug Compounding

May 18, 2015

The document is designed to help ensure compounded drugs are available when appropriately prescribed by a veterinarian.... Read More