Recent News for First Aid & Emergency Care


Caring for the Disciplines, Part 3: Trail and Endurance

July 01, 2012

Attention to conditioning and minimizing wear and tear can help horses stay on the trail for years to come.... Read More


Study Evaluates Exercise During Yearling Sales Preparation

June 30, 2012

Researchers collected information about health problems experienced by young horses being prepped for sale.... Read More


Horses Displaced by Colorado Wildfires

June 25, 2012

More than 200 horses have been evacuated from a wildfire burning near Manitou Springs, Colo.... Read More


Planning for Equine Evacuations During Hurricanes

June 24, 2012

Preparing ahead for equine evacuations can be crucial to horses' survival.... Read More


Laminitis Claims Injured Racehorse Giant Ryan

June 17, 2012

His owners elected euthanasia after the colt began showing laminitis signs in one of his uninjured legs.... Read More


CSU Vets, Students Helping Horses Affected by Colo. Wildfire

June 14, 2012

CSU staff and students have examined and/or treated about 150 horses displaced by the wildfire so far.... Read More


Jockey Club Announces Project to Identify At-Risk Horses

June 13, 2012

The statistics-based system would notify track officials and regulatory vets if a horse is deemed at-risk.... Read More


Sprinter Injured on Belmont Stakes Undercard Awaits Surgery

June 11, 2012

Giant Ryan fractured both sesamoids in his left front leg during a race at Belmont Park on June 9.... Read More


Results of Standing Fracture Repair in Racehorses Examined

June 10, 2012

Standing fracture repair avoided general anesthesia risks and allowed most study horses to return to racing.... Read More


Bramlage: I'll Have Another Injury is Minor But Slow-Healing

June 08, 2012

I'll Have Another was retired from racing June 8, the day before he had a shot at the Triple Crown t... Read More


AAEP On Call Team to Support Belmont Stakes Telecasts

June 07, 2012

An equine veterinarian will be on call to provide timely health reports to the media on the equine athletes.... Read More


Horse Owners Urged to Prepare for Active Wildfire Season

June 03, 2012

National authorities have cautioned horse owners to prepare for wildfires before they occur.... Read More


Firocoxib's Effect on Equine Osteoarthritis-Related Pain

June 01, 2012

Firocoxib improved lameness scores, comfort, and mobility in most horses with osteoarthritis, a study showed.... Read More


Hurricane Season Resources for Horse Owners

June 01, 2012

Learn how to prepare yourself, your horse, and your farm for the hurricane season.... Read More


Nutritional Support for Injured Equine Athletes

May 29, 2012

Although injured horses need time off, they could need greater amounts of some nutrients than during training.... Read More


Minnesota Makes Racehorse Drug Threshold Changes

May 22, 2012

The new guidelines will be "based on the latest science, testing technology, and veterinarian expertise."... Read More


Prevalence of Post-Anesthesia Cardiac Arrhythmias in Horses

May 16, 2012

Study links common post-surgical heart arrhythmia in horses to anesthesia, surgery, and recovery.... Read More


AVC to Offers Large Animal Emergency Rescue Course

May 13, 2012

Atlantic Veterinary College's Technical Large Animal Emergency Rescue course will take place July 5-7.... Read More


Study Evaluates Injectable Treatment for Tendon Injuries

May 12, 2012

Researchers are evaluating the safety of a new injectable treatment modality for SDFT injuries.
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Kentucky Derby Contender Take Charge Indy to Have Surgery

May 07, 2012

The colt sustained a long pastern chip fracture during Saturday's Kentucky Derby.... Read More


Regulatory Veterinarian Checks in Horse Racing

May 05, 2012

At the center of vet checks is a close examination for signs of general illness, injury, or lameness.... Read More


Equine Lameness Detection

May 01, 2012

Some veterinarians are adding a new tool to their lameness diagnosis arsenal... Read More


Rolex 2012: No Serious Cross-Country Injuries Reported

April 29, 2012

Parker, the horse vanned off yesterday's cross-country course, has no serious injuries.... Read More


Three-Day Eventing Horse Inspections

April 25, 2012

Horse inspections are designed solely to evaluate the horse's "fitness to compete" in the competition ahead.... Read More


Congress Sets Hearing on Health, Safety in Horse Racing

April 24, 2012

The last congressional hearing on horse racing was held in June 2008 and dealt with similar issues.... Read More