Recent News for Basic Care

A rectal thermometer is a necessary tool for monitoring your horse's temperature in case of infection.

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New TMS Formulation Confirmed Safe, Effective in Study

February 01, 2015

The new trimethoprim sulfadiazine (TMS) formulation reduced fever and eliminated infection in many treated horses.... Read More

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Is Ceftiofur Sodium an Effective Treatment for Placentitis?

January 31, 2015

Researchers found that ceftiofur did not penetrate the placenta effectively, making it a poor placentitis treatment.... Read More

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Ohio Begins Examining Racehorse Medication Rules

January 30, 2015

Officials will hear from groups involved in an effort to have all racing jurisdictions adopt uniform drug policies.... Read More

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New York Authorities Probe Horse Shootings

January 29, 2015

Two horses were shot by hunters; one horse died in the incident while the other is receiving veterinary treatment.... Read More

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Coyotes Blamed for Michigan Horse's Death

January 29, 2015

Five or six coyotes attacked the 27-year-old mare, who was subsequently euthanized as a result of her injuries.... Read More

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Drugs and Your Horse: The Dangers of Medicating

January 29, 2015

Improper use of some common equine drugs can impact our horses' health and safety more than some might think.... Read More

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Racehorse Health, Welfare Covered at New York Meeting

January 27, 2015

Officials also said they'd completed their investigation into horse mistreatment allegations surrounding Steve Asmussen.... Read More

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Can I Give My Horse Biotin Supplements Designed for Humans?

January 26, 2015

Find out how biotin might help hoof and haircoat. ... Read More

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Cox Voluntarily Recalls Equine Ulcer Drug

January 26, 2015

Cox Veterinary Laboratory has recalled and ceased production of Gastroade Xtra because it is not FDA-approved.... Read More

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Major Racehorse Medication Policy Roundtable Planned

January 26, 2015

Discussion topics will include expanded lab capabilities, emerging integrity threats, combating doping, and more.... Read More

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Catastrophic Equine Injuries' Impact on Jockey Injuries

January 26, 2015

Reducing the prevalence of catastrophic equine injuries and sudden deaths could help improve jockey safety.... Read More

It is important that you know the basic characteristics of common equine parasites, as well as the main mechanisms of action and affects of the common deworming compounds.

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Moxidectin Effective at Reducing Small Strongyle Egg Counts

January 25, 2015

Moxidectin was 99.9% effective, while fenbendazole was only 41.9% effective 14 days post-treatment.... Read More

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Pulling Ponies Won't Quit Grass Grabbing In-Hand

January 22, 2015

Learn how to keep ponies, Miniature Horses, and full-sized horses from pulling and grazing when you lead them.... Read More

Hoof testers add pressure to the foot’s sole and can indicate if the horse has any hoof discomfort or pain.

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Using Flexion and Wedge Tests to Diagnose Foot Pain

January 22, 2015

Learn how equine practitioners can assess and pinpoint the source of foot pain using a methodical series of tests.... Read More

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What Should I Expect From a Veterinary Visit?

January 21, 2015

I am looking for general information regarding my vet and horse care. What should I expect from my vet?... Read More

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Top Lameness and Surgery Studies of 2014

January 21, 2015

Studies covered stem cells, nerve blocks, respiratory issues, joint supplements, kissing spines treatments, and more.... Read More

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Can Horses Take Firocoxib Long-Term?

January 19, 2015

Is long-term use of Previcox for treating pain related to navicular syndrome in horses okay?... Read More

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Which Cryotherapy Method Works Best for Cooling Hooves?

January 18, 2015

Methods that immerse the hoof and limb in ice and water to at least fetlock level are most effective.... Read More

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What Does 'Sacking Out' a Horse Mean?

January 15, 2015

Learn how to get your horse to accept new and scary objects or sounds.... Read More

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Proposed Montana Law Would Protect Police Horses

January 15, 2015

Proposed legislation would protect horses used by Montana police from harm while in the line of duty.... Read More

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Indiana Report Says Positive Cobalt Tests Down

January 14, 2015

Of the 879 samples tested through Nov. 15, nine (1%) came back over the 25 parts-per-billion threshold level.... Read More

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ARK Signs Lease with New York, New Jersey Port Authority

January 13, 2015

The facility will provide a 24-hour quarantine facility for the import and export of horses and other animals, and more.... Read More

A compounded drug is one produced when the required flavor, dosage, or formulation is otherwise not available as an FDA-approved drug.

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Racing Regulatory Veterinarians Support Compounding Rules

January 13, 2015

Mary Scollay-Ward, DVM; Rick Arthur, DVM; and Lynn Hovda, MS, DVM, signed the letter of support.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Horsey New Year's Resolutions

January 13, 2015

Of the 618 respondents, 138 (22%) said they resolved to spend more time grooming and relaxing with their horses.... Read More

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New York Racing Officials Meet in Wake of Breakdowns

January 12, 2015

Officials said racing participants will be asked to be more vigilant in an effort to prevent injuries to racehorses.... Read More