Recent News for Basic Care

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Feeding Horses on Stall Rest

January 11, 2016

Take steps to manage your horse's weight and behavior while he's cooped up. ... Read More

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USEF to Continue Eventing Frangible Technology Grants

January 09, 2016

The ultimate goal with frangible technology is to reduce the incidence of potentially fatal injuries to horse and rider.... Read More

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WHO Opposes Global Control of Ketamine

January 05, 2016

Veterinarians worldwide rely on the analgesic to treat animals--including horses--in their care.... Read More

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Cold Weather Tips for Horse Owners

January 05, 2016

Here are six important tips to help owners keep horses healthy and safe during the cold days of winter.... Read More

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How Much Grain Should I Feed My Colic-Prone Horse?

January 04, 2016

An owner with a colicky horse is worried that grain could be the culprit and wants to know how much to feed.... Read More

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Hand Protection in Equine Veterinary Care

January 04, 2016

Disposable gloves are made of numerous materials with varying levels of protection appropriate for different uses.... Read More

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Feeding Horses Before Laparoscopic Surgery

January 03, 2016

Fasting horses before laparoscopic surgery decreases the amount of gas in the intestines, which can prove beneficial.... Read More

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The Horse's Top Infographics of 2015

December 31, 2015

Topics included stress, scratches, hoof abscesses, deworming, vaccinations, metabolic syndrome, healthy coats, and more.... Read More

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Achieving Full Mobility After Bone Chip Surgery

December 30, 2015

What therapies might help relieve the rest of a horse's body when treating a specific injury or recovering from surgery?... Read More

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Nutrition New Year's Resolutions

December 28, 2015

Are you resolving to improve your horse's nutritional status next year? An equine nutritionist shares her tips.... Read More

MRI is considered the “gold standard” for identifying abnormalities contributing to caudal heel pain.

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The Horse's Top Videos of 2015

December 27, 2015

View videos on topics including navicular disease, saddle fitting, body condition scoring, joint treatments, and more.... Read More

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The Horse's Top Articles of 2015

December 24, 2015

Readers learned about a variety of topics from sweat marks under saddles and laminitis to beet pulp and hoof cracks.... Read More

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Addressing Old Racing Injuries in Prepurchase Exams

December 23, 2015

How do I explain a horse's previous injury to a potential buyer?... Read More

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Poll Recap: Is It Time for a New Helmet?

December 22, 2015

Of the 926 respondents, 506 (55%) said they are most likely to replace their riding helmet after a fall. ... Read More

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Breaking Down Body Condition

December 21, 2015

Assess your horse's body condition regularly so you can adjust his diet accordingly and identify potential problems.... Read More

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Stop the Mugging! Using Treats in Equine Training

December 18, 2015

My trainer says feeding my horse treats has caused his poor ground manners. Should I stop?... Read More

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Senior Horse Dental Health

December 18, 2015

When your older horse's pearly whites are past their prime, keep an eye out for signs of specific problems. ... Read More

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AAEP Convention Day 4: Do or Die in a Day

December 17, 2015

Our veterinary-reporter on the ground shares tidbits from AAEP Day 4.... Read More

One method of hoof crack repair includes the use of wiring, screws, and patching materials.

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Hoof Cracks: Types and Treatment

December 16, 2015

Whether big or small, these hoof wall imperfections all require prompt repair and stabilization.... Read More

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Making Winter Manageable on the Farm

December 12, 2015

These preparations can help carry you and your horses through the cold, dark, and wet months ahead.... Read More

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Australian Vets Condemn Cobalt Misuse in Horses

December 11, 2015

Equine Veterinarians Australia says the misuse of cobalt in horses is a serious welfare issue.... Read More

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NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance Updates Code of Standards

December 10, 2015

The changes encourage governing jurisdictions to adopt RMTC criteria pertaining to official drug testing laboratories.... Read More

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Wednesday's Top Tweets from the 2015 AAEP Convention

December 10, 2015

Tweets and take-homes from sessions on equine respiratory health, medicine, wobbler's syndrome, and more. ... Read More

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Keeping Horses in the Asphalt Jungle

December 10, 2015

From vets stuck in city traffic to vexing ventilation issues, urban-dwelling horse owners deal with unique challenges. ... Read More

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Tuesday's Top Tweets from the 2015 AAEP Convention

December 09, 2015

Tweets and take-homes from sessions on mature performance horse health, field surgery, heaves, lameness, and more. ... Read More