Recent News for Basic Care

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My Horse's Vet Bill is How Much?

July 07, 2016

Understand the costs of veterinary care before you're faced with a sick or injured horse.... Read More

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Do Foals, Yearlings Need Fecal Egg Counts of Zero?

July 05, 2016

Study foals and yearlings had good body condition scores and growth rates even when their fecal egg counts weren't zero.... Read More

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Feeding Horses to Reduce Weight or Body Condition

July 04, 2016

Obesity in horses can lead to health problems. Here are tips for feeding overweight horses to promote weight loss.... Read More

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The Current State of Managing Airway Disease in Horses

July 01, 2016

One researcher believes additional studies are needed to improve IAD diagnosis, treatment, and prevention.... Read More

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Could a Cream Eliminate Equine Aural Plaques?

July 01, 2016

Researchers found that applying 5% imiquimod cream resulted in clinical resolution in 93% of the treated ears.... Read More

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How to Keep Your Horse Safe During the 4th of July

June 29, 2016

A veterinarian offers tips to keep your horse calm despite the noise and sight of festive fireworks.... Read More

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EEE, WNV Confirmed in Florida Horses

June 28, 2016

A Polk County horse tested positive for EEE while a Osceola County contracted WNV. Neither had a vaccination history.... Read More

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Queensland Introduces New Biosecurity Rules for Horse Owners

June 27, 2016

The new approach to managing cattle ticks will provide flexibility for moving horses across the so-called "tick line."... Read More

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Parasight System Featured on Cover of Parasitology Journal

June 26, 2016

The Parasight System is a smartphone-based fecal egg diagnostic and intestinal parasite management tool for vets.... Read More

Troy Heikes (USA) and Lil Gun Dunit were the leaders in the second individual reining qualifier .

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Keeping Your Equine Athlete at the Top of His Game

June 24, 2016

Our sources share nine ways to help your sport horse perform at his best.... Read More

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More Than 200 Horses Displaced by California Wildfires

June 24, 2016

Most of the evacuated horses are residing at the Fairplex fairgrounds, while some are stabled at Santa Anita Park.... Read More

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Time for Kentuckians to Take Mosquito Protection Measures

June 24, 2016

UK entomologists have captured Asian tiger mosquitoes, a possible carrier for the Zika virus, in Central Kentucky.... Read More

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North Carolina Horse Owners Urged to Vaccinate

June 23, 2016

Eastern equine encephalitis was confirmed in horses in a South Carolina county that borders North Carolina.... Read More

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UK Grad Student Named Zoetis Vet Parasitology Resident

June 23, 2016

Ashley Steuer, DVM, will carry out a dual residency and PhD program in veterinary parasitology.... Read More

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Unwanted Horse Coalition Hosts Annual Meeting

June 22, 2016

The coalition announced that Operation Gelding will be expanded based on positive survey results.... Read More

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2016 Racehorse Welfare, Safety Summit to be Live-Streamed

June 22, 2016

The summit will feature talks on racing surfaces, equine injuries, nutrition, biosecurity, respiratory health, and more.... Read More

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Horse Foot Bruises

June 21, 2016

Learn how to treat and prevent common stone bruises in your horse's hooves.... Read More

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Dealing With a Down Horse

June 21, 2016

Learn how to right a recumbent horse and what factors influence his survival.... Read More

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Canada Introduces New Equine Biosecurity Standards

June 21, 2016

The document chronicles simple ways for owners and handlers to protect horses from disease.... Read More

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Endurance Horse Positive for Banned, Controlled Substances

June 21, 2016

The Jordanian horse tested positive for boldenone, dexamethasone, meloxicam, phenylbutazone, and oxyphenbutazone.... Read More

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How Hoof Boots Impact a Horse's Walk

June 20, 2016

Horses fitted with hoof boots had longer hoof contact time with the ground than barefoot horses, researchers found. ... Read More

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Male Horse Health Care: Don't Forget Sheath Cleaning

June 19, 2016

One veterinarian offers some tips on an often overlooked but extremely important task: sheath cleaning.... Read More

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Help Your Horse Beat the Heat

June 18, 2016

As tough as steamy summers can be on humans, they can be even harder on horses.... Read More

Nursing foals acquire essential "good" bacteria for proper hindgut fermentation through their mares' udder and milk.

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Young Horse Digestive Health

June 17, 2016

Understanding how your growing foal's digestive system works can help you recognize and avoid potential problems. ... Read More

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10 Hot Weather Horse Care Tips

June 17, 2016

Janet Johnston, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, ACVS, shares 10 tips to keep horses comfy and safe in the summer heat.... Read More