Recent News for Horse Care

Aerial shots of the Olympic equestrian center at Deodoro taken at the beginning of July, prior to completion of the venue in time for the test event—the Aquece Rio (“Warm Up Rio”) International Horse Trials—which get underway on Aug. 6.

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Glanders Detected at 2016 Olympic Equestrian Facilities

August 04, 2015

A horse at the site tested positive in April, but officials say the diagnosis isn't necessarily cause for concern.... Read More

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My Horse Has a Fever. Now What?

August 04, 2015

Learn to recognize the signs of various temperature-raising conditions.... Read More

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PPID Horses' Hair Cortisol Levels Examined

August 04, 2015

Scientists theorized that hair cortisol levels could help identify early-stage pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction.... Read More

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Movement Asymmetry in Working Polo Ponies Evaluated

August 02, 2015

Polo ponies showed a high degree of movement asymmetry, but this doesn't necessarily mean the animal is lame or in pain.... Read More

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Saddle Research Conference Review Published in Journal

August 01, 2015

The review appeared in the British Equine Veterinary Association's Equine Veterinary Education.... Read More

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Deltamethrin for Culicoides, AHS Control Studied

August 01, 2015

Researchers found that the insecticide deltamethrin did not appear to prevent midges from feeding on horses.... Read More

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Nine Tips on Keeping Your Horse Safe from Pests

July 31, 2015

From vaccinating against disease to storing feed properly, learn how to protect your horses from pests.... Read More

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Diagnosing Colic in a 'FLASH'

July 31, 2015

Learn how vets use a technique called FLASH, a targeted abdominal ultrasound examination, to diagnose colic.... Read More

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Texas Horse Owners: Take Steps to Protect Against EEE, WNV

July 30, 2015

As of July 30, three and five Texas horses have tested positive for WNV and EEE, respectively, so far this year. ... Read More

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FEI Issues Decisions on 2014 Prohibited Substance Cases

July 30, 2015

The tribunal suspended two riders and an owner for 24 months each after their horses tested positive for propoxyphene.... Read More

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Penn Vet's New Bolton Center Offers New MRI Service

July 30, 2015

The new MRI replaces a previous system at New Bolton Center, installed in 2005 and used until recently.... Read More

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Can Lavender, Tea Tree Oils Treat Chewing Lice in Donkeys?

July 30, 2015

Tea tree and lavender essential oils appear to be valuable aids in managing lice infestations, researchers found.... Read More

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10 Resources on Creating a Horse Facility from TheHorse.com

July 29, 2015

Building or renovating a horse farm requires substantial planning, finances, and hard work, but we're here to help. ... Read More

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AAEP Aims to Enhance Horse Health, Racing Integrity

July 29, 2015

The 'Prescription for Racing Reform' seeks non-race day EIPH treatments, supports a 48-hour NSAID rule, and more.... Read More

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Managing the Club Foot

July 29, 2015

Veterinarians and farriers can work together to help club-footed horses lead productive lives.... Read More

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Wet Spring, High Mosquito Numbers Could Mean More WNV

July 29, 2015

Horse owners should take steps to protect their animals, including vaccinating and implementing insect control measures.... Read More

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Firocoxib, Acetaminophen Eyed as Laminitis Treatments

July 29, 2015

Firocoxib and acetaminophen showed promise in alleviating acute equine foot pain, researchers found.... Read More

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Operation Gelding Receives Grant From AAEP

July 28, 2015

The AAEP has awarded the Unwanted Horse Coalition a grant of $5,000 to be put towards its Operation Gelding fund.... Read More

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Evicting Carpenter Bees

July 27, 2015

What is the best way to get rid of carpenter bees without harming my horse? ... Read More

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FEI Lifts United Arab Emirates Suspension

July 27, 2015

The move follows an investigation into horse welfare issues and noncompliance with FEI endurance rules and regulations.... Read More

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Skinny Horse Help

July 27, 2015

Learn how to determine if your horse is underweight and what feeding options are available for hard keepers.... Read More

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Signs That Your Saddle Doesn't Fit Your Horse

July 27, 2015

Watch for these telltale signs of poor saddle fit in your horse's body, behavior, and movement.... Read More

This horse with EGS exhibits weight loss and the characteristic "tucked up" abdomen.

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Equine Grass Sickness: What You Need to Know

July 27, 2015

This potentially deadly condition affects grazing horses. Learn about its clinical signs, treatments, and prognosis.... Read More

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Trainer Amoss to Serve 45-Day Suspension in Indiana

July 26, 2015

Thoroughbred trainer Tom Amoss was suspended for 45 days and fined $5,000 for a 2011 positive test for methocarbamol.... Read More

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First Colorado Horse of 2015 Infected with WNV

July 24, 2015

Officials say a horse in Boulder County has been diagnosed with West Nile Virus (WNV). ... Read More