Recent News for Horse Care

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Poll Recap: Horses Living with Livestock

May 31, 2016

Of the 362 respondents, 137 (38%) said they own or keep other types of livestock in addition to horses.... Read More

A man harnesses his horse after treatment for epizootic lymphangitis at the Society for the Protection of Animals Abroad veterinary center in Debre Zeit, Ethiopia.

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OIE's New Priorities Include Working Equid Health, Welfare

May 31, 2016

Improving working equids' health and welfare could help them work longer and better to the benefit of their owners.... Read More

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UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Sarah Elzinga

May 29, 2016

Elzinga hopes to gain a better understanding of mechanisms that could predispose a horse to developing laminitis.... Read More

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Researchers Study Glucose and Insulin Testing in Donkeys

May 29, 2016

Researchers found that test results should be interpreted differently for donkeys than they are for horses.... Read More

Terence Wan, PhD, EurChem, CChem, FRSC, FAORC, head of the Hong Kong Jockey Club’s Racing Laboratory.

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Hong Kong Jockey Club Pioneers New Methods of Doping Control

May 27, 2016

Researchers in the club's Racing Laboratory are studying biomarkers for use in drug testing.... Read More

Acute and generally non-weight-bearing lameness caused by infection within the hoof.

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Hoof Abscesses in Horses

May 27, 2016

This common problem can cause sudden, severe lameness but often resolves quickly with the proper treatment.... Read More

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How Do I Get My Horse to Respect Me?

May 26, 2016

An equine behaviorist describes how you can earn your horse's respect through consistent training.... Read More

Grooming helps improve horses' skin and coat condition and allows us to identify any unusual injuries, skin conditions, or behavioral changes. And grooming before riding is an important way to prevent irritation caused by dirt and debris trapped under tack. Additionally, research shows grooming can serve as a bonding experience for horse and human and produces marked relaxation in both.

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10 New Horse Owner Resources on TheHorse.com

May 26, 2016

From feeding to vaccines and colic to lameness, here are some basic resources to get the new horse owner started.... Read More

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What Can a Horse's Facial Whorl Tell You?

May 26, 2016

A whorl's characteristics could help predict which direction a horse will turn in response to a frightening stimulus.... Read More

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Is Surgery an Option for Equine Cushing's Disease?

May 25, 2016

Researchers recently described a novel and still experimental procedure designed to treat PPID with positive results.... Read More

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Helping an Easy Keeper Breathe Easy

May 25, 2016

My older horse has respiratory allergies. Is there anything I can do to help him breathe easier while wearing a muzzle?... Read More

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Infographic: Rain Rot

May 25, 2016

Learn about this frustrating contagious equine skin disease and how to prevent its spread.... Read More

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Managing Chronic Laminitis

May 25, 2016

Horses with chronic laminitis should be closely monitored during treatment and recovery. Here's what to consider.... Read More

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South Carolina Confirms First Equine EEE Case for 2016

May 23, 2016

The affected horse from Horry County has been euthanized.... 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

May 23, 2016

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

UC Davis' new portable PET scanner is the first of its kind to be used to image horses.

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UC Davis Acquires First Equine PET Scanner

May 23, 2016

PET reveals activity at the molecular level and detects changes in tissue before the size or shape is modified.... Read More

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How To Pick a Horse's Hoof

May 23, 2016

New to horses? Follow these step-by-step instructions on how to safely clean a horse's hoof.... Read More

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Massachusetts Horse Owners Urged to Vaccinate

May 23, 2016

Officials advise owners to ensure horses are protected from West Nile virus and Eastern equine encephalitis.... Read More

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NDSU Extension to Hold Equine Workshops

May 22, 2016

Lecture topics include weed identification, pasture management; deworming, composting, vaccination programs, and more.... Read More

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BEVA Receives Award for Antibiotic Stewardship

May 22, 2016

The British Equine Veterinary Association was the only organization from the veterinary profession to be recognized.... Read More

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LSU Seeking Horses With Gastric Ulcers for Study

May 22, 2016

Clinicians are evaluating a new investigational drug for treating equine gastric ulcers. ... Read More

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Obesity: Cause or Consequence of Metabolic Disease?

May 22, 2016

The team confirmed that EMS horses aren't always fat, but that obesity can point to an underlying metabolic condition.... Read More

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AVA Welcomes New Annual Hendra Booster Vaccine

May 21, 2016

The Hendra virus vaccine has now been approved to be delivered annually following initial administration.... Read More

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Equine Fractures: What's Fixable?

May 20, 2016

Technological advances and improved surgical procedures mean horses have a better chance of surviving a fracture.... Read More

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The 'Horse Waterboarding' Incident Deconstructed

May 20, 2016

An equine behaviorist weighs in on "flooding" in horse training and offers a less stressful alternative.... Read More