Recent News for Basic Care

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Study: Manage Manure to Reduce House Fly Populations

November 02, 2016

Understanding how house flies reproduce in manure can result in fewer house flies in your barn and its surroundings.... Read More

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AVA Welcomes Hendra Vaccine Recommendations

October 28, 2016

The Queensland, Australia, parliament has determined that the Hendra vaccine is safe and effective.... Read More

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Making Winter Manageable on the Farm

October 27, 2016

Don't wait for the first snowflakes to prepare your horse property for the cold, dark, and wet months ahead.... Read More

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My Horse Lost a 'Baby Tooth.' Should I Be Concerned?

October 26, 2016

What is the long-term prognosis for a young horse losing a tooth prematurely?... Read More

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University of Maryland Extension Hosting Farriery Workshop

October 25, 2016

Lectures will cover hoof anatomy and physiology, the basics of trimming, determining when shoes are necessary, and more.... Read More

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Tips for Preparing Horses for Cold Weather

October 25, 2016

Use these 10 veterinarian-approved tips for keeping your horse healthy and comfortable as winter approaches.... Read More

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NTRA Approves Safety, Integrity Code of Standards Updates

October 24, 2016

Updates include a January 2019 deadline for total compliance with the National Uniform Medication Program.... Read More

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Minimizing Laminitis Risk in EMS Horses

October 24, 2016

Take steps to reduce the risk of laminitis development, such as combating obesity and reducing pasture and NSC intake.... Read More

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Safe Horse Handling for Vet Techs

October 23, 2016

Here's what to remember when handling horses for procedures to keep the veterinarian, patient, and yourself safe.... Read More

When you look at the hoof as the horse stands, you are seeing the hoof wall. If you pick up the hoof to look at the bottom, you will see the sole, frog, sulci, heels and bar.

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Trail Horse Hoof Care

October 23, 2016

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

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Infographic: Sweet Itch in Horses

October 20, 2016

Do you have an itchy horse? Learn more about insect bite hypersensitivity with our visual guide!... Read More

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Equine Rehab Therapies: How Do They Work?

October 19, 2016

A look at noninvasive high-tech therapies--from lasers to ceramic-thread blankets--and how they might help horses heal.... Read More

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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