Recent News for Basic Care

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HBPA Horsemen Reaffirm Support of Furosemide

August 18, 2014

Furosemide is currently the only recognized treatment for exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage.... Read More

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Second Lowndes County, Georgia, Horse Contracts EEE

August 18, 2014

Officials announced last week that the first Lowndes County horse had tested positive for the disease. ... Read More

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What are the Most Common Equine Toxins?

August 18, 2014

Researchers sought the most common causes of poisoning in Swiss equids. Toxic plants and medications topped the list.... Read More

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Feeding the Hard-Keeper Horse that has Ulcers

August 17, 2014

Consider alfalfa hay, small meal portions, forage access, and more when feeding an ulcer-prone hard keeper.... Read More

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Gulfstream Plans Furosemide-Free Races in 2015

August 17, 2014

Gulfstream Park plans to offer such races for 2-year-olds and eventually operate an on-track pharmacy.... Read More

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Five Biosecurity Resources on TheHorse.com

August 15, 2014

Get tips on steps to take that will help protect your horses from equine infectious diseases.... Read More

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New Mexico Reports First Equine WNV Case of 2014

August 15, 2014

The unvaccinated horse was euthanized last week after contracting West Nile virus (WNV).... Read More

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Biosecurity Tip of the Month: Isolation Facilities

August 15, 2014

Here are some points to consider when creating a quarantine area at an event facility.... Read More

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Infographic: Basic Principles of Conditioning

August 15, 2014

Learn how to safely take your horse from flabby to fit step-by-step with our visual guide.... Read More

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How Do I Get My Horse to Respect Me?

August 14, 2014

Dr. Nancy Diehl shares how you can earn your horse's respect through consistent training. ... Read More

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Slow Crawl to Uniformity

August 14, 2014

The Blood-Horse's editor-in-chief shares thoughts on the path to racehorse medication uniformity.... Read More

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Lowndes County, Georgia, Horse Contracts EEE

August 13, 2014

The USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service says Georgia reported 25 equine EEE cases in 2013.... Read More

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Panel: Racehorse Welfare Tied to Cultural Change

August 13, 2014

Panelists say improvements in regard to horse health and welfare is closely tied to racing cultural changes.... Read More

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USADA Chief: Independent Drug Testing Necessary

August 12, 2014

The USADA's head outlined how the organization could assist the Thoroughbred racing industry.... Read More

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Jockey Club to Explore Federal Rules on Racehorse Drugs

August 11, 2014

The Jockey Club cited progress on adopting uniform medication rules, but will advocate for federal assistance.... Read More

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Lobbyist: Federal Drug Reform Action Unlikely

August 10, 2014

Lobbyist Greg Means believes federal action into horse racing medication reform is unlikely.... Read More

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Reducing Risk from Tick-Borne Diseases

August 09, 2014

Get tips on how you and your horse can avoid contracting a tick-borne disease.... Read More

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British Steroid Could Impact American Horses Racing Abroad

August 09, 2014

Enforcing the ban on steroid use could be tricky for American horses, depending on how testing is conducted.... Read More

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Potomac Horse Fever: True or False?

August 08, 2014

How much do you know about Potomac horse fever? Test your knowledge! ... Read More

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Horsemen's Groups Circle Wagons on Furosemide

August 08, 2014

Some Thoroughbred horsemen's groups said they have not changed their stance in supporting race-day furosemide.... Read More

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Does a Horse's Attention Span Help or Hinder his Training?

August 08, 2014

Scientists believe paying too little or too much attention to a trainer can hinder a horse's learning ability.... Read More

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North Carolina Reports First Equine EEE Cases of 2014

August 07, 2014

Two unvaccinated horses--one from Carteret County and one from Bladen County--died after contracting EEE.... Read More

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Hay Grid Feeders Can Reduce Horses' Intake

August 07, 2014

Horses consumed less of the offered hay when fed in the grid feeder (48%) than when fed on the ground (60%).... Read More

Commentary

Salix: Is Change on the Horizon?

August 06, 2014

The Blood-Horse's editor-in-chief shares thoughts on Salix's state in Thoroughbred racing.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Horses Injured by Dogs

August 05, 2014

Of the 989 respondents, 731 (74%) said they have not had a horse injured by a dog. ... Read More