Recent News for Basic Care

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Horse Owners Advised to Guard against Mosquitoes

May 20, 2014

Take steps to protect horses against diseases spread by mosquitoes that are becoming active with warm weather.... Read More

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Anti-Doping Regulation Challenges in International Racing

May 17, 2014

Anti-doping regulations can vary, sometimes significantly, from one country to another.... Read More

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Two More Horses Dead After Receiving Compounded Medication

May 16, 2014

The FDA said initial testing indicates the drug contained higher pyrimethamine levels than the label states.... Read More

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Champion Racehorse Wise Dan Undergoes Colic Surgery

May 16, 2014

Wise Dan was taken to Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital for emergency surgery, trainer Charlie LoPresti said.... Read More

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Body Condition Scoring: Hands-On Help for Your Horse

May 16, 2014

Learn how to assess your horse's body condition score and how the skill could help his health in the long run.... Read More

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Prepare for Battle: Medicating Horses

May 16, 2014

It's in everyone's best interest to medicate a horse without a fight. Here's how to make medicating easier.... Read More

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Infographic: Equine Allergies

May 15, 2014

Learn more about allergic reactions in horses with this step-by-step visual guide. ... Read More

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Biosecurity Tip of the Month: Equipment Use

May 15, 2014

Learn how to reduce your horse's risk of catching a disease via equipment, such as feed and water buckets.... Read More

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CHRB Clarifies Rules for Thyroid Medication

May 15, 2014

Veterinarians use thyroxine to treat hypothyroid conditions and, in some cases, to assist in weight loss.... Read More

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Breaking Down Ethics and Equine Medicine

May 15, 2014

Whether a vet is practicing or working in research, ethics play a central role in his or her decision-making.... Read More

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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