Recent News for Seasonal Care

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Anhidrotic Horses -- New, More Accurate Risk Factors Found

June 03, 2010

Nearly 5,000 horses from 500 different farms helped identify anhidrosis factors for University of Florida researchers. Geography, breed, and use of horse were examined to determine factors for anhidrosis--the lack or decreased production of swe... Read More

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Twelve New Equine Fact Sheets Available From TheHorse.com

May 12, 2010

This week TheHorse.com has launched 12 free, handy Fact Sheets on topics of interest to hands-on horse owners. These are invaluable additions to the more than 30 widely acclaimed Fact Sheets that TheHorse.com launched in 2009...... Read More

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TheHorse.com en Español: Entrenamiento de Primavera

February 05, 2010

This is one of a series of articles translated as part of our partnership with A Caballo, an equine publication based in Mexico, and Jorge Murga, DVM. Keep an eye on TheHorse.com for more Spanish-language resources coming soon. Read this article in E... Read More

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Winter Care for Older Horses

February 01, 2010

Owners need to consider how they will meet their older horses' nutrient requirements during the winter.... Read More

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Kentucky Horse Owners Urged to Prepare for Winter Storm

January 26, 2010

Kentucky livestock producers and other animal owners have been urged to prepare for a severe winter storm that is expected to strike the Commonwealth near the end of the week.

"Kentucky has been slammed by severe winter weather ... Read More

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Free 2010 Equine Seminar Series in Kentucky

January 18, 2010

The 2010 Universitiy of Kentucky's Department of Veterinary Science Equine Diagnostic and Research Seminar series kicks off Jan. 28 at 4 p.m. with a presentation by the University of Pennsylvania's Sue McDonnell, PhD, Certified Applied ... Read More

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Horse Hauler Caution Advised at Icy Intersections

January 12, 2010

Authorities are testing several solutions, including weather shields and heating elements to combat the downside of the new generation traffic lights, LEDs, which can be obscured by ice/snow. Until a solution is found, drivers are reminded to be ... Read More

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Winter Barn Preparation Starts Before the Freeze

January 11, 2010

Horse owners need to make plans to protect the animals from a possible deadly combination of extreme cold and rain, said Louisiana State University AgCenter equine agent Howard J. Cormier, MS

"Weak adults and newborn colts can&#... Read More

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Winter Horse Care Resources

January 06, 2010

What to do when the weather turns bitter? Bring the horses in or leave them out? Blankets or no blankets? Hay or grain? Or both?

While bringing your horse into the house might seem like the simplest option, TheHorse.com offers a weal... Read More

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Winter Hoof Care Tips

January 05, 2010

Winter is generally a good time to pull your horse's shoes if hoof quality and health allow it.... Read More

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Cold Weather Horse Care Review

January 05, 2010

Winter has an icy grip on most of the United States, and with even sunny Florida facing record freezing temperatures, horse owners across the country need to keep a close eye on their herds to prevent cold-weather related ailments.

I... Read More

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Watch for Snow Accumulation on Barn, Arena Roofs

December 30, 2009

Horse owners should monitor the snow load situation on their barns and take appropriate action.... Read More

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Horse Rescued from Deep Snow

December 22, 2009

A 31-year-old horse is recovering after firefighters in Milford, Conn., used a boom truck to rescue him from deep snow Sunday morning, the ... Read More

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Horse Owners Reminded to Plan for Winter Hazards

December 17, 2009

As winter progresses, the Michigan Department of Agriculture (MDA) reminds animal owners to plan for routine winter hazards. All pet and livestock owners must ensure an adequate supply of feed and water for their animals, as well as shelter fro... Read More

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Winterizing Your Senior Equine

December 16, 2009

When preparing your senior equine for winter, small steps can go a long way to support health and comfort.... Read More

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Formidable Frostbite

December 01, 2009

Healthy horses handle frigid temperatures well, but their extremities still are vulnerable to frostbite.... Read More

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Older Horse Elmer Bandit Ready for Winter

November 29, 2009

With four days of consecutive dressage lessons that ran from Nov. 20-23, Elmer Bandit, the 38-year-old National Competitive Trail mileage holder, observed Thanksgiving by resting at his Independence, Mo., boarding stable home.

How... Read More

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Prepare Your Horse for Winter: Two Free Webinars from Purina

October 29, 2009

Winter can bring challenges for horses and horse owners. Harsh weather conditions can affect the horse's nutrition, health, and conditioning. Purina is offering two free Webinars to help educate horse owners on preparing horses for winter... Read More

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Horse Rescues Prepare for Long Winter Ahead

October 11, 2009

Tawnee Preisner doesn't need a calendar to know that winter is approaching--all she has to do is count the number of inquiries she receives from horse owners wanting to place their animals at her California equine rescue. Calls from financially... Read More

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Tips for Safe Horse Transport during Hot Weather

August 27, 2009

Hot weather can pose serious health problems for horses, including dehydration, heatstroke, and exhaustion. ... Read More

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Equine Heat Tolerance Parameters Examined in Study

August 26, 2009

Brazilian researchers are working towards understanding heat tolerance in horses.... Read More

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Anhidrosis: Should I Sweat It?

August 01, 2009

Anhidrosis, or nonsweating, is a poorly understood condition affecting thousands of horses worldwide. Horses are most commonly affected in areas with hot, humid climates, such as in the southeastern United States. Let's look at the causes of and... Read More

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Equine Vet Receives ACVIM Award for Professional Excellence

July 16, 2009

Susan White, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, professor emerita at the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine, was recently awarded the Robert W. Kirk Award for Professional Excellence at the 2009 American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine... Read More

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Ranch Hand Arrested in Texas Horse Deaths

July 13, 2009

A ranch worker was arrested on multiple animal cruelty counts for the heat-related deaths of 11 horses in Weatherford, Texas.  

Parker County law enforcement... Read More

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11 Horses Die in Texas Pasture, Heat and Dehydration Cited

July 08, 2009

Equipment failure and employee negligence are being blamed for the heat-related deaths of 11 horses in Weatherford, Texas, last week.

Parker County animal control authorities discovered the horses on July 1 after a tipster reported a... Read More