Recent News for Horse Care

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Senior Feeds and the Unthrifty Horse

December 31, 2017

I used a senior equine feed to help my hard keeper gain weight. Now, should I switch him to a low-NSC product?... Read More

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TheHorse.com's Top Infographics of 2017

December 31, 2017

Find information on stress in horses, skin conditions, conditioning, metabolic syndrome, serum amyloid A, and more.... Read More

Standing wraps are applied for support and to reduce inflammation in the limbs.

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Bandaging Fundamentals

December 31, 2017

There are right and wrong ways to bandage horses' limbs, no matter the wrap's purpose.... Read More

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TheHorse.com's Top Slideshows of 2017

December 30, 2017

Learn about horse coat colors, skin conditions, pasture weeds, parasites, horse properties, and more.... Read More

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How Season Impacts Horses' Insulin Secretion, Metabolism

December 30, 2017

Horses secrete more insulin during winter, which could pose problems for some pregnant mares, researchers say.... Read More

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How Paddock Size Impacts Equine Social Interactions

December 29, 2017

Larger paddocks led to fewer social interactions--both positive and negative--among horses, researchers found.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Shopping for Saddle Pads

December 28, 2017

Most respondents said their horses' comfort is the most important factor when choosing a saddle pad.... Read More

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A Hands-On Approach for Assessing Working Equid Welfare

December 28, 2017

A five-step approach makes it easier for owners to remember which basic health and welfare aspects to assess.... Read More

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PZP, Please?

December 27, 2017

Where can I order the PZP (porcine zona pelucida, used for fertility control in some animals) vaccine? ... Read More

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TheHorse.com's Top Videos of 2017

December 27, 2017

Find videos on fear in horses, body condition scoring, hoof adaptability, sweet itch, and more.... Read More

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A Closer Look at the Normal Asil Arabian Hoof

December 27, 2017

Veterinarians could be able to use this baseline data to identify prelaminitic changes in Arabian horses.... Read More

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TheHorse.com's Top Articles of 2017

December 26, 2017

Articles on laminitis, colic, hoof abscesses, licking and chewing, and wound care are among the most-read in 2017.... Read More

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Softening the Hard Mouthed-Horse

December 26, 2017

Does it feel like your horse hangs on the reins? A behaviorist offers possible causes and solutions to the problem.... Read More

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Body Language in Horse and Human Interactions

December 26, 2017

Understanding body language when working with equids can improve how we interact with and study them.... Read More

Charish Arthur, USDF Silver Medalist and former long time ARIA Certified Instructor shared on a Facebook post "What not to do".

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Heated Water Trough Safety

December 25, 2017

Are you using heated water buckets or troughs this winter? Stay safe with these tips.... Read More

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TheHorse.com's Top Downloads of 2017

December 24, 2017

Find reports and forms on horse identification, scratches, supplements, harmonious housing, senior horses, and more.... Read More

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House Arrest: Your Horse on Stall Rest

December 24, 2017

Stall rest can be anything but restful for horse and owner alike. Here's how to achieve the best possible outcome.... Read More

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2018 UK Equine Research Seminar Series Announced

December 23, 2017

Lecture topics will include parasitology, gastric ulcers, fescue management, respiratory conditions, and more.... Read More

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Stirrup Placement and Rider Biomechanics: What's the Link?

December 23, 2017

Rider biomechanics significantly impact horse biomechanics, affecting performance, musculoskeletal health, and welfare.... Read More

From left to right: Dr. Gene Lyons, Jamie Norris, Ashley Steuer, Katie Lacy, Alex Bertke, Jessica Scare, Jennifer Bellaw, and Sharon Tolliver.

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Gene Lyons and Sharon Tolliver: An Era in Parasitology

December 22, 2017

Take a look back at the lives and work of veterinary parasitologists Dr. Eugene T. Lyons and Sharon C. Tolliver.... Read More

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Atrial Fibrillation a Heritable Trait in Standardbreds

December 22, 2017

Researchers found high degrees of heritability (up to 0.17), especially in male horses and in pacers.... Read More

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Holiday Gifts Your Horse Will Love

December 21, 2017

Not sure what to get your horse? Consider an enrichment toy or activity!... Read More

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Does Your Horse's Saddle Fit?

December 20, 2017

Having your saddle fit is paramount to your horse's comfort and soundness. ... Read More

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Equine Farm-Sitting Peace of Mind

December 20, 2017

What should be included in a liability contract for farm sitters? ... Read More

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Veterinarians Test New Hoof Cancer Treatment

December 20, 2017

After surgically debulking the tumor, veterinarians administered electrochemotherapy directly into the cancer site.... Read More