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Spring Grass Safety

May 09, 2017

As benign as it might seem, this fresh forage can cause more harm than good. Here's what to remember.... Read More

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Should I Feed My Horse Garlic to Repel Insects?

May 08, 2017

Our equine nutritionist takes a closer look at garlic's potential to fight off flies and biting insects.... Read More

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Testing for Equine Cushing's Disease

May 08, 2017

Weighing the pros and cons of pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction tests old and new.... Read More

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Sacramento County EHV Quarantine Released

May 08, 2017

No additional EHM cases have been identified since the removal of the positive horse on April 21.... Read More

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Omnibus Bill Sparks Controversy

May 08, 2017

While the bill effectively prohibits horse processing in the United States, some believe it could endanger wild horses.... Read More

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The Link Between Osteochondrosis Lesions and Limb Forces

May 08, 2017

Foals with lesions had reduced peak vertical forces in the affected limb, suggesting reduced weight-bearing. ... Read More

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What is Equine Otohematoma?

May 07, 2017

Equine otohematoma is an uncommon ear condition affecting horses of all ages. Here's what to know about it.... Read More

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2017 BEVA Congress Registration Open

May 07, 2017

Those who register before Aug. 3 will receive significantly reduced booking fees.... Read More

Foals with meconium impactions strain to defecate and also show signs of persistent abdominal pain.

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Watch for Meconium Impactions in Foals

May 07, 2017

Learn to recognize and treat this condition that can threaten foals within the first 24 hours of life. ... Read More

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Favored Always Dreaming Wins 2017 Kentucky Derby

May 06, 2017

Trained by Todd Pletcher and ridden by John Velazquez, the colt covered the 1 1/4 miles on a wet-fast track in 2:03.59.... Read More

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Salt River Colt Born During Wildfire

May 06, 2017

Volunteers discovered a healthy colt, now named Cactus Fire, near the wildfire zone on May 3.... Read More

<em>Maps courtesy of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Tick photos courtesy of Mat Pound/USDA/Bugwood.org and Wikimedia Commons</em>

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Tick-Borne Disease: Tremendously Tricky in Horses

May 06, 2017

Learn the latest on diseases horses can get from ticks and why they continue to frustrate veterinarians and researchers.... Read More

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How Much Do You Know About PPID?

May 05, 2017

Here's a look at some common misconceptions about PPID and the truth behind them.... Read More

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Why is This Horse Rearing?

May 05, 2017

A behaviorist offers feedback about a Facebook fan's video of a rearing horse. Her take? Aggressive rearing is unsafe.... Read More

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From Efficacy to Reactions: What to Expect From Vaccines

May 05, 2017

Your veterinarian is the best resource when it comes to choosing the right vaccine for your horse.... Read More

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Effects of Obesity on Mares' Follicles and Oocytes

May 05, 2017

Researchers found that obesity appears to negatively impact mares' follicles and oocytes and, thus, their fertility.... Read More

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AAEP 'On Call' Vet to Assist at 2017 Kentucky Derby, Oaks

May 04, 2017

Dr. Keith Latson will provide timely health reports to the media regarding the athletes in the Kentucky Oaks and Derby. ... Read More

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Bee Swarm Kills Arizona Horse

May 04, 2017

Three other horses were attacked but survived.... Read More

Working horses undergo treatment for the fungal disease epizootic lymphangitis (EZL) at the Society for the Protection of Animals Abroad veterinary clinic in Debre Zeit, Ethiopia. Both animals' limbs are affected, but the horse on the left also suffers from facial lesions.

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New Test Could Improve EZL Diagnosis in Working Equids

May 04, 2017

The new test could lead to faster, low-cost diagnosis and enable better treatment and management.... Read More

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BLM, Partners to Host Tour of Piceance-East Douglas HMA

May 04, 2017

The tour and barbeque will take place May 6 at the Piceance-East Douglas Herd Management Area (HMA), in Colorado.... Read More

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Cushing's Characteristics, Clinical Signs at Diagnosis

May 03, 2017

Researchers confirmed some suspected patterns in PPID clinical signs and identified others they considered surprising.... Read More

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Habituation vs. Learned Helplessness in Horses

May 03, 2017

Learn about a welfare-friendly way to desensitize horses.... Read More

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H-2B Cap Relief to Be Part of Spending Bill

May 03, 2017

Some in the horse industry use the H-2B program when they can't find Americans to fill jobs at tracks, shows, and farms.... Read More

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Four Zoetis/AAEP Foundation Scholarship Recipients Selected

May 03, 2017

Each soon-to-be veterinary graduate committed to careers in equine medicine will receive $4,000 in scholarships.... Read More

A basic prepurchase exam should include a thorough medical and performance history, as well as a complete full physical evaluation of the horse.

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Sacroiliac Joint Pain in Horses

May 03, 2017

Sacroiliac disease can affect any horse, potentially limiting performance abilities.... Read More