Recent News for Basic Care

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How Uneven Feet Affect a Horse in Motion

March 11, 2017

Horses with asymmetric feet have altered loading patterns, which could lead to lameness and possibly early retirement.... Read More

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The Relationship Between Hoof Deformation and Underrun Heels

March 10, 2017

Underrun heels can contribute to problems such as chronic heel pain, bruising, lameness, reduced performance, and more.... Read More

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Which Horse Bedding Harbors the Least Bacteria?

March 10, 2017

Researchers found that, of the beddings tested, pine shavings were most effective at inhibiting bacterial growth.... Read More

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Managing Equine Caudal Hoof Problems

March 09, 2017

A farrier shares ways he addresses issues in the caudal aspect of the horse's foot. ... Read More

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What Should I Expect From a Veterinary Visit?

March 08, 2017

I am looking for general information regarding my vet and horse care. What should I expect from my vet?... Read More

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Trimming's Effects on Horse Hoof Morphology

March 07, 2017

Researchers looked at how four trimming models impact hoof form and structure.... Read More

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Make Brexit an Opportunity, British Equine Industry Says

March 07, 2017

Panelists discussed the potential impact on equine trade, identification, biosecurity, competition travel, and more.... Read More

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Equine Vaccination Q&A

March 07, 2017

Confused by the various vaccine types, schedules, and administration routes for horses? Here's what you need to know. ... Read More

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Farriers: Consider More Than Feet When Trimming and Shoeing

March 06, 2017

Farriers need to observe a horse thoroughly, head to tail, to determine how to best trim and shoe him.... Read More

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Selecting a Horse Boarding Stable

March 06, 2017

Are you searching for a facility at which to board your horse? Here are a few things to consider.... Read More

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Farriers Discuss What Shoe Wear Reveals

March 04, 2017

A roundtable at the International Hoof Care Summit covered shoe wear and what it indicates about the horse.... Read More

A rectal thermometer is a necessary tool for monitoring your horse's temperature in case of infection.

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Dipyrone Might Be Effective for Reducing Fever in Horses

March 04, 2017

Currently, there are no medications approved by the FDA to control fever in horses.... Read More

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Dealing with Hoof Capsule Distortion and Dysfunction

March 03, 2017

What do a dish, a crack, a flare, and a sheared heel have in common? All are hoof distortions. ... Read More

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AAEP Publishes Guidelines for Race Day Injury Management

March 02, 2017

The guidelines provide protocols for appropriate preparation for, response to, and management of on-track injuries.... Read More

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How the Horse in Motion Relates to Trimming and Shoeing

March 01, 2017

Find out why understanding hoof biomechanics is important when making trimming and shoeing decisions for your horse.... Read More

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Minding the Great Tooth Transition in Horses

March 01, 2017

The transition from baby to permanent teeth often goes smoothly, but issues can arise along the way. ... Read More

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Managing Severe White Line Disease

February 28, 2017

Learn about the intricacies of treating and shoeing horses with white line disease.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Colic Surgery

February 28, 2017

Many respondents said they'd have to consider the possible outcomes before sending a horse to colic surgery.... Read More

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Feeding Broodmares During Late Gestation

February 28, 2017

With a rapidly growing foal on board, late gestation can pose nutritional challenges for pregnant mares.... Read More

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Practical Biosecurity for Equine Veterinarians

February 27, 2017

Biosecurity, especially for ambulatory practitioners, can present challenges. Here, vets share practical tips.... Read More

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Tips for Returning Horses to Work After Soft-Tissue Injury

February 25, 2017

Tailored rehab plans and frequent veterinary checks are just two pieces of the rehabilitation puzzle.... Read More

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Tweets from Rood & Riddle's Client Education Seminar

February 23, 2017

Read the top tweets and take-homes from Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital's client education seminar.... Read More

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Eastern Tent Caterpillar Eggs Could Hatch Early in Kentucky

February 23, 2017

Entomologists predict that this year's egg hatch could beat the previous record for early hatching "soundly."... Read More

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Take-Homes from February KENA Discussion on EHV-1

February 22, 2017

Read our editor's take-home EHV-1 tweets from the Kentucky Horse Council's KENA meeting held Feb. 21. ... Read More

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The 'Creaky' Performance Horse

February 22, 2017

Seasoned sport horses often need a little extra TLC to continue performing well into middle age.... Read More