Recent News for Basic Care

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Creating a Parasite Control Program

April 01, 2014

Consider your property's equine traffic, location, and parasite control goals to create an effective program. ... Read More

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Recognizing Pain on a Horse's Face

April 01, 2014

European researchers created and validated a technique for quantifying horse pain based on facial expressions.... Read More

Fecal egg counts help owners identify high-shedding horses and whether the dewormer used worked.

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Deworming: Less is More

March 31, 2014

My vet said we should stop deworming our horses and do two fecal egg counts per year instead. Is this okay?... Read More

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Gluck Foundation Releases Fifth Research Report

March 28, 2014

The report focuses on research accomplishments and scientific publications during the 2013 calendar year.... Read More

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First UK Equine Research Crowdfunding Project Raises $6,000

March 28, 2014

The crowdfunding project is possibly the first such effort in the veterinary science field.... Read More

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Optimizing the Care and Management of Your Equine Athlete

March 28, 2014

Here's how to keep your equine athlete happy, healthy, and at the top of his game.... Read More

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PETA Makes Case; Medication Reforms Touted

March 27, 2014

PETA said it will "go away" if racing addresses medication issues. Racing officials say progress is ongoing.... Read More

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Enhanced Security Protocols for Wood Memorial

March 27, 2014

Horses competing in the race will be subject to out-of-competition testing for banned substances, and more.... Read More

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New Statistical Model to Evaluate Dewormer Efficacy

March 26, 2014

Researchers have defined a new advanced statistical model to evaluate anthelmintic dewormer efficacy. ... Read More

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Vt. State Vet Urges Horse Owners to Vaccinate for EEE, WNV

March 24, 2014

Ensure horses are vaccinated for diseases transmitted by mosquitoes, including EEE and WNV.... Read More

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Groups Step Up Call for Model Racehorse Drug Rules

March 24, 2014

Racing groups stepped up their call for swift adoption of national model rules on medication and drug testing.... Read More

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Report: PETA Probe Alleges Cruelty to Horses

March 20, 2014

A major Thoroughbred racing stable was the subject of a 2013 undercover PETA investigation.... Read More

The work therapy horses such as Elliot perform is priceless; their health and welfare should be, as well.

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Therapeutic Riding Horse Health

March 20, 2014

Like any equine athlete, therapy horses require specialized training, care, and management. ... Read More

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RMTC Amends Therapeutic Medications List

March 19, 2014

The RMTC is working toward the nationwide adoption of uniform medication rules, penalties, and testing.... Read More

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Study Compares Laparoscopic, Conventional Cryptorchidectomy

March 19, 2014

Researchers say laparoscopy's advantages might not always outweigh conventional surgery's disadvantages.... 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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Careful Compounding

March 18, 2014

Drug compounding seems to hit the news every few years. What's the big deal?... Read More

A horse patient completes an underwater treadmill therapy session in the new Equine Performance and Rehabilitation Center at the University of Tennessee's Veterinary Medical Center, in Knoxville.

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Underwater Treadmill Exercise's Effects on Horses' Backs

March 18, 2014

Using these treadmills in a horse's fitness regimen might help relieve back pain and increase range of motion.... Read More

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KHRC Drug Tests: Turfway Meet 'Cleanest'

March 17, 2014

Four months of racing at Turfway are the "cleanest" in Kentucky, according to drug-testing result analysis. ... Read More

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Univ. of Florida to Offer Online Horse Care Course

March 16, 2014

The course will shed light on the science behind common horse management practices.... Read More

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Biosecurity Tip of the Month: Water Sources

March 15, 2014

Your horse needs water when he travels, but some water sources could harbor infectious disease.... Read More

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Relieving Laminitis Pain in the Field

March 15, 2014

An appropriate and timely approach to pain management is critical in caring for laminitic horses.... Read More

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Kentucky Horsemen Prepped on New Racehorse Drug Rules

March 14, 2014

Kentucky horsemen received a few tips to avoid headaches when new regulations take effect later in the spring.... Read More

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New York Regulators Approve Racehorse Health-Related Rules

March 14, 2014

At a March 12, New York racing regulators passed several racehorse health regulations.... Read More

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Buck Brannaman on Horse Herd Behavior and Yielding Softly

March 14, 2014

Brannaman said owners need to train their horses to yield softly to their humans--including veterinarians.... Read More

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Feeding Horses to Reduce Weight or Body Condition

March 13, 2014

Here are some tips to remember about feeding overweight horses to promote weight loss.... Read More