Recent News for Basic Care

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Practical Equine Medications

January 02, 2014

When medicating a horse, always know the drug's function, how it works, and its intended use.... Read More

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Top 5 Equine Nutrition Resolutions to Keep in 2014

January 01, 2014

Maintaining a healthy weight and diet is just as important for our horses as it is for us.... Read More

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Fireworks Displays Prompt Warning for Animal Owners

December 31, 2013

Horse owners are being reminded to prepare animals this New Year’s Eve ahead of noisy fireworks displays.... Read More

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Some Vaccines Safe to Administer to Younger Foals

December 31, 2013

Study results suggest that in some cases veterinarians can begin vaccinating foals sooner than once thought.... Read More

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Horse Head Tossing and Teeth

December 30, 2013

What would cause my mare to throw her head up repeatedly when she is ridden?... Read More

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Can Vaccination Protect Horses from Neurologic EHV-1?

December 30, 2013

One EHV-1 vaccine could have some protective properties against the neurologic form of the virus.... Read More

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AAEP Veterinarians Discuss Neonatal Medicine Concerns

December 27, 2013

Attendees discussed "dummy" foals, gastric acid suppressant use, and resuscitating foals, among other topics.... Read More

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Water Bucket Blues

December 26, 2013

Why do horses tip water buckets, defecate in waterers, and/or dip hay in their water?... Read More

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Taking Vital Signs

December 26, 2013

Every horse owner or caretaker should know how to take a horse's temperature, pulse, and respiration.... Read More

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Great Britain Beefs Up Equine Anti-Doping Policy

December 25, 2013

Steroid scandals prompted the British Horseracing Authority to amend its medication control policy.... Read More

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Booklet on Maryland Racehorse Medication Guidelines Released

December 24, 2013

The booklet lists 24 therapeutic medications with their withdrawal times and threshold levels.... Read More

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Readers Say No Shoes This Winter

December 24, 2013

More than half of the readers responding to a recent poll said their horses go barefoot year-round. ... Read More

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Researchers Developing Equine Sweet Itch Test

December 20, 2013

Learn about a possible new test for diagnosing insect bite hypersensitivity (summer eczema, sweet itch).... Read More

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Grooming Your Horse: Deep Down Clean

December 19, 2013

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

Researchers know the flying fox transmits the deadly hendra virus to horses, but the exact method of transmission remains unclear.

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Hendra Virus Survey Highlights Horse Owner Behavior

December 18, 2013

While most see hendra virus as a risk, many are not taking precautions to protect themselves or their horses.... Read More

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Kentucky Steps toward Racehorse Medication Uniformity

December 15, 2013

The KHRC approved changes to its withdrawal time guidelines for all racing breeds. ... Read More

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Multi-Breed Racehorse Drug Uniformity No Easy Task

December 13, 2013

The Ohio State Racing Commission indicated it's not prepared to adopt a uniform national drug policy. ... Read More

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Could Eye Temperature Help Detect Stress in Horses?

December 13, 2013

Can you see stress in your horse's eyes? It's possible if you've got an infrared thermographic camera.... 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

December 12, 2013

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

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Poll Recap: Beet Pulp Buffet

December 10, 2013

Of 1,286 voters, 841 (65%) indicated they feed beet pulp to their horses.... Read More

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Veterinarian-Farrier Team Key to Managing Laminitic Horses

December 10, 2013

Both individuals' expertise is needed to rehab and maintain these horses' feet for the best possible outcome.... Read More

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Researchers Evaluate Hoof Wall Tubule Density, Morphology

December 06, 2013

Researchers are studying if hoof wall tubule density could provide clues as to a laminitic horse's prognosis.... Read More

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Trailer Unloading Problems

December 05, 2013

Why does my horse bolt out of the back of the trailer as soon as we start to open the back gate?... Read More

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British Racehorse Trainer Butler Gets Five-Year Suspension

December 05, 2013

Nine horses in Butler's barn tested positive for anabolic steroid use. ... Read More

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Kentucky Drug Panel Okays Model Rule for Most Breeds

December 04, 2013

The drug council recommended the KHRC adopt the national uniform medication rules for Thoroughbred racing. ... Read More