Recent News for Horse Care

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A New Equine Joint Pain Treatment Might be on the Horizon

February 22, 2017

Anti-nerve growth factor has been shown to have significant pain-relieving effects in other species.... Read More

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Kentucky Derby, Preakness Winner Charismatic Dies

February 21, 2017

A necropsy revealed the cause of death to be fatal bleeding caused by a pelvic fracture.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Complementary Therapies

February 21, 2017

Of the 665 respondents, 220 (33%) said their horses receive chiropractic care on a routine basis.... Read More

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How do Horses Get Hurt During Transport?

February 21, 2017

One in four drivers surveyed said they'd had a horse suffer an injury during transport.... Read More

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Tips for Refeeding Malnourished Horses

February 20, 2017

Time, patience, and care are critical as full rehabilitation can take weeks, months, or even longer. ... Read More

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The ARK at JFK Equine, Livestock Export Center Now Open

February 19, 2017

The Equine and Livestock Export Center has 23 stalls, non-slip flooring, and high-quality hay and bedding. ... Read More

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Establishing Health Care Programs for Aging Horses

February 19, 2017

Recent large-scale surveys suggest clients want their veterinarians to provide more services for geriatric horses.... Read More

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Life-Threatening Hyperkalemia in Horses

February 18, 2017

High blood potassium levels cause hyperkalemia. Here's what to watch for and how to treat this dangerous condition.... Read More

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Think Before You Medicate Your Horse

February 17, 2017

Here's why it's important to reach out to your veterinarian before administering an NSAID to your horse.... Read More

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Time-Saving Feeding Tips for Horse Owners

February 17, 2017

Here are a few ways to make feeding time more efficient without sacrificing your horse's dietary balance.... Read More

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EEE, WNV Vaccinations Do Not Interfere With Disease Testing

February 17, 2017

None of the samples from recently vaccinated horses had antibody titers close to the value cutoff for true disease.... Read More

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USEF to Host Workshop on Depo-Provera Use in Show Horses

February 17, 2017

Some veterinarians use this synthetic progestin in an attempt to suppress estrus and related behaviors in mares. ... Read More

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Natural Disasters and Horses: Tips to Remember

February 16, 2017

Navigate natural disasters with proper planning and research ahead of time and patience during the aftermath.... Read More

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Rabies Vaccine Efficacy Might Last Longer Than we Thought

February 16, 2017

This finding could help veterinarians manage owners of horses that have reacted adversely to the vaccine in the past.... Read More

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Louisiana Veterinarian Accused of Doping Racehorses

February 15, 2017

Dr. Kyle Hebert allegedly supplied trainers with dermorphin, saying the drug would make horses "focus and run faster."... Read More

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Understanding Foal Immunity In Utero and Beyond

February 15, 2017

The science behind immunity is complex, but many aspects are useful in everyday mare and foal management.... Read More

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MSTN Gene: Not Just for Evaluating Racehorse Potential

February 14, 2017

The gene appears to affect horses' muscular ability to carry out specific gaits, such as the tolt in Icelandics.... Read More

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An Inside Look at Przewalski's Horse Hooves

February 14, 2017

Researching wild and feral horse hooves helps us better understand domestic horse hoof health. ... Read More

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Paint-On Aseptic Skin Prep Easy, Effective, Cost-Efficient

February 13, 2017

Products that don't requiring scrubbing to remove dirt and bacteria from skin are gaining in popularity.... Read More

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Time to Thrive: Neonatal Health Concerns

February 13, 2017

A look at health risks and survival rates among equine neonates.... Read More

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Farriers Play an Important Role in Horse Health

February 13, 2017

Farriers manage and provide protection for horse hooves. Here's a look at how they help maintain horses' health.... Read More

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University of Illinois Adds Farrier Service

February 13, 2017

The university is acquiring Middlefork Forge and the Midwest Horseshoeing School, both located in Illinois.... Read More

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How to Tell if Your Saddle Hurts Your Horse

February 13, 2017

A properly fitting saddle is key to keeping any ridden horse healthy and performing at its best.... Read More

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How to Feed Senior Horses

February 12, 2017

Age is a number, not a disease, said Dr. Megan Shepherd. Remember this when tailoring a diet for your older horse.... Read More

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What We Know (and Don't Know) About Bisphosphonates

February 12, 2017

Many navicular horses have benefited from bisphosphonate treatment, but some questions remain about these medications.... Read More