Recent News for Basic Care

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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

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Managing a Horse's Underrun Heels

June 15, 2016

The long-toed, low-heeled hoof is a common and difficult-to-manage hoof abnormality. Here's what you should know.... Read More

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Jockey Concussion Management Protocol Study Starting Soon

June 14, 2016

The UK and Jockeys' Guild study could evolve into the first comprehensive concussion management protocol for jockeys.... Read More

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Not Just Old Age: Why Do Senior Horses Die?

June 14, 2016

Despite the growing body of research into senior horses' health, their exact causes of death remain poorly documented. ... Read More

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Virginia Tech Equine Medical Center Launches Farrier Service

June 13, 2016

Paul Goodness, CJF, and his team will provide full-time services at the Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center.... Read More

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Finding a Farrier

June 13, 2016

Use these six tips to seek out a horseshoer who will keep your steed sound.... Read More

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Equine Guelph Introduces Fire Prevention Outreach Program

June 10, 2016

Equine Guelph will hold outreach events this summer to educate Ontario's racing community about barn fire prevention.... Read More

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RMTC Adds Cooper to Task Force on Glaucine

June 09, 2016

Carolyn Cooper, DVM, is the director of the Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency's Equine Drug Control Program.... Read More

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Study Confirms Horses 'Talk' to Human Handlers

June 09, 2016

New research has revealed that horses do, in fact, try to intentionally communicate with us to achieve certain goals.... Read More

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New Mexico Horse Owners Advised to Vaccinate Against WNV

June 08, 2016

Owners are encouraged to vaccinate their horses prior to the onset of peak mosquito season.... Read More

Your veterinarian might insert needles into the infected joint and flush it with sterile saline.

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Getting a Jumpstart on Joint Infections

June 08, 2016

Infected joints can be scary and cause stress, but early aggressive treatment offers the best chance for full recovery.... Read More

The typical swollen face and big head associated with nutritional secondary hyperparathyroidism.

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What is Big-Head Disease?

June 07, 2016

This condition, caused by an unbalanced diet, can have serious musculoskeletal implications for affected horses.... Read More

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EEE Confirmed in Young Palm Beach County, Florida, Horse

June 07, 2016

The 14-month-old vaccinated Arabian began showing clinical signs began on May 31 and was euthanized the same day.... Read More

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Disease Trends Reinforce Importance of Good Biosecurity

June 07, 2016

Is your horse protected from infectious disease? Here are tips on how to keep him safe at home and on the road.... Read More

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Researchers Evaluate Parasite Patterns in Feral Horses

June 06, 2016

Overall horses coped well with parasites. But the heavier the parasite load, the lower the horse's body condition score.... Read More

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Butte Co., California, Officials Warn Horses at Risk for WNV

June 05, 2016

Officials are encouraging vaccination, which has proven to be an effective disease prevention tool. ... Read More