Recent News for First Aid & Emergency Care

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NSAIDs Might Impair Horses' Response to Influenza Vaccines

February 01, 2014

Researchers found that NSAID administration reduced immune response in previously exposed and naive horses.... Read More

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University of Illinois to Host Horseman's Clinic

January 26, 2014

Lecture topics will include exercise intolerance, wound care, hoof care, ophthalmology, and more.... Read More

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Blood Testing Healthy Horses

January 20, 2014

Should routine blood tests be used to assess a horse's health as part of a prepurchase exam?... Read More

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Friesians' Blood Work Alike but Different

January 16, 2014

Vets caring for Friesians should interpret a few tests differently than they would in the average horse.... Read More

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Fire Agency Adopts Large Animal Rescue Guidelines

January 15, 2014

The guidelines cover recommended practices for animal rescues, equipment used in such situations, and more. ... Read More

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The Meds Maze

January 13, 2014

Get helpful information for navigating the crowded field of performance-horse medications. ... Read More

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Purdue to Host 2014 Horseman's Forum on Feb. 8

January 05, 2014

The program includes lectures on feeding senior horses, saddle fitting, moon blindness, bandaging, and more. ... Read More

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The Top 10 Blogs of 2013

January 04, 2014

Here's a look back at TheHorse.com's 10 most popular blog posts in 2013. Did your favorites make the list? ... Read More

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Your Barn's First-Aid Kit

December 28, 2013

A barn's first-aid kit, with all the essentials in one place, is a great idea for any horse owner. ... Read More

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AAEP Veterinarians Discuss Neonatal Medicine Concerns

December 27, 2013

Attendees discussed "dummy" foals, gastric acid suppressant use, and resuscitating foals, among other topics.... Read More

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Taking Vital Signs

December 26, 2013

Every horse owner or caretaker should know how to take a horse's temperature, pulse, and respiration.... Read More

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Pain Management for Horses with Laminitis: Where Are We Now?

December 02, 2013

There's still no one-size-fits-all formula to managing laminitic horses' pain. ... Read More

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Dealing with Burns on Horses

November 28, 2013

A burn requires careful treatment to prevent complications, regardless of severity.... Read More

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Joint Injections

November 11, 2013

When injecting multiple joints, is it unusual for one joint to show more improvement than the other?... Read More

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Mucous Membranes

October 28, 2013

The mucous membranes can provide useful clues about the health of the internal workings of a horse.... Read More

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Maintaining Ideal Body Condition in Athletic Horses

October 19, 2013

Here's what to consider if your athletic horse isn't maintaining ideal body weight and condition.... Read More

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What's In a Blood Test?

October 09, 2013

This step-by-step graphic will guide you through your horse's blood test and results.... Read More

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Vital Signs of Life

October 09, 2013

Temperature, pulse, and respiration are three vital signs to know how to check if you own or ride horses.... Read More

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Taking a Horse's Heart Rate

October 07, 2013

The easiest place to take a horse's heart rate, or pulse, is the mandibular artery located under the jaw.... Read More

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Horse Pain and its Impact on Reproduction

August 24, 2013

Learn how equine pain might influence reproduction ability, along with how to detect subtle signs of pain.... Read More

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Hoof-Care Triage

August 01, 2013

Punctures, abscesses, and worse: What to do when your horse's hoof is hurting and whom to call for help.... Read More

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Registration Open for KHC's Livestock Investigation Training

June 10, 2013

Attendees will learn how to handle horses, assess body condition score, and more.... Read More

This photo from May 21 shows the Main Barn at the Orr Family Farm. The Main Barn was used for group events, wedding receptions, and other events associated with the Orr Family Farm.

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Oklahoma Horse Owners Face Tornado Devastation

May 21, 2013

Horse owners in Oklahoma are assessing their losses while bracing for yet another round of strong storms. ... Read More

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Know Your Horse in Health

May 01, 2013

Examine your horse's vital signs, body, and behavior on a regular basis to be a better horse owner.... Read More

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Bandages for Fracture Stabilization Evaluated (AAEP 2012)

April 29, 2013

Researchers evaluated Robert Jones bandage application methods to determine the best way to limit limb motion.... Read More