Recent News for Horse Care

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Tips for Keeping Horses Safe During July 4th Festivities

June 23, 2017

TheHorse.com readers and staff share their tips for preparing and keeping horses safe during 4th of July festivities. ... Read More

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Farm and Facilities Expo Provides Practical Information

June 23, 2017

Find tips on barn design, farm site planning, nutrition, and pasture management.... Read More

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The Healthy-Backed Horse

June 23, 2017

Learn how the all-important equine back functions and how to prevent problems from developing. ... Read More

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What to Expect After Colic Surgery

June 23, 2017

Equally as important as knowing if you'd send a horse to surgery is understanding what to prepare for once he's home.... Read More

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Researchers Study Muzzled Horse Behavior

June 22, 2017

Although horses spent more time walking when muzzled, they also more than doubled the time they spent standing.... Read More

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Colic: To Refer or Not to Refer

June 21, 2017

Does your colicking horse need to go to a clinic? Here's how veterinarians determine the need for referral.... Read More

Troy Heikes (USA) and Lil Gun Dunit were the leaders in the second individual reining qualifier .

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Keeping Your Equine Athlete at the Top of His Game

June 21, 2017

Our sources share nine ways to help your sport horse perform at his best.... Read More

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Mending Equine Tendons and Ligaments

June 20, 2017

Researchers are exploring improved ways to heal these notoriously complicated soft tissue structures. ... Read More

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Collected, Medium, and Extended Trot Biomechanics Studied

June 20, 2017

Researchers focused on the effect of collected and lengthened paces in young and mature dressage horses.... Read More

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Anhidrosis in Horses

June 19, 2017

Our equine nutritionist and physiology expert offers advice on managing horses that have stopped sweating.... Read More

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Feeding to Prevent Colic

June 19, 2017

Horses are more prone to digestive upset than other domestic animals because of how their GI tract functions. ... Read More

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Heat Advisory for Horses

June 16, 2017

Veterinarians from UC Davis offer 10 important tips to prevent heat-related problems in horses:... Read More

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How Old is Too Old for Colic Surgery?

June 16, 2017

The New Bolton Center has made some surprising discoveries concerning older horses and colic surgery.... Read More

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Addressing Unwanted Behavior in Performance Mares

June 16, 2017

Unwanted behavior can have a significant impact on mares' and fillies' performance across a range of competition events.... Read More

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The Ins and Outs of Feeding the OTTB

June 16, 2017

Careful dietary consideration is needed when transitioning a Thoroughbred from racing to a pleasure or sport career.... Read More

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Equine Dental Care: Painful Points and Uneven Arcades

June 15, 2017

Here are some common dental issues to watch for and how they can be corrected. ... Read More

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How Much Food and Water do My Horses Need if I Evacuate?

June 15, 2017

Here are some tips on leaving food and water for horses should you need to evacuate without them during a disaster.... Read More

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Medical Colic Management: What to Know

June 14, 2017

The goal of medical management centers around breaking the associated pain cycle and reestablishing proper GI function.... Read More

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Heat in a Compensating Limb

June 14, 2017

My horse has heat in his hock. Could he be compensating for a pre-exisiting suspensory injury? ... Read More

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It's All in the Genes: Horse Traits and Heritability

June 13, 2017

Scientists are continuing to uncover which genes are responsible for certain traits in horses.... Read More

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ARCI Model Regulatory Standards Updated

June 13, 2017

The standards were reviewed and modified at the ARCI's equine welfare and racing integrity conference in April. ... Read More

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Poll Recap: Taking Time Off Work for Horses

June 13, 2017

Of the 430 respondents, 93 (22%) said they take more than two weeks off work each year for horse-related activities.... Read More

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Summer Horse Health Tips

June 13, 2017

Remember these pointers to help ensure your summer riding season is fun and safe. ... Read More

When you look at the hoof as the horse stands, you are seeing the hoof wall. If you pick up the hoof to look at the bottom, you will see the sole, frog, sulci, heels and bar.

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Back to Barefoot

June 13, 2017

Going barefoot can benefit hoof health, but consider management and physical needs before pulling shoes.... Read More

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New Method of Fixing Fractures in Small Equids

June 13, 2017

A special splint and cast can produce good fracture healing and pasture soundness in ponies, donkeys, and small horses.... Read More