Recent News for Horse Care

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Poll Recap: Fencing Options

July 14, 2015

Of the 873 respondents, 257 (29%) said they use electric fence on their horse farm or facility.... Read More

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Two Texas Horses Test Positive for EEE

July 14, 2015

Both horses--one from Newton County and one from Orange County--were unvaccinated against Eastern equine encephalitis.... Read More

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Valberg Named MSU McPhail Dressage Chair

July 14, 2015

Dr. Stephanie Valberg assumes her position at the Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine on Nov. 1.... Read More

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

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Hoof Abscesses in Horses

July 14, 2015

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

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Researchers Study Impact's Impact on Bone Health

July 13, 2015

Finite-element modeling is providing a more in-depth look at equine joint health under varying loading conditions.... Read More

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Tackling Tough-to-Heal Wounds

July 13, 2015

When a horse's healing process gets derailed, wounds can become chronic. Here's how to prevent complications.... Read More

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Feeding Foals

July 13, 2015

A foal's diet during the first year impacts his musculoskeletal health and future athletic performance.... Read More

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Are Horses Vaccinated Against Influenza Still Susceptible?

July 12, 2015

Researchers found that of 239 horses that tested positive for equine influenza virus, 84 had been vaccinated.... Read More

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Your Horse Ate What?

July 12, 2015

Readers share some of the strange things that their horse have consumed.... Read More

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Building a Horse Property From the Ground Up

July 10, 2015

Here's how to design your dream equestrian setup--in this case, on a small acreage... Read More

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Rabies Cases on the Rise in Kansas

July 10, 2015

Vaccinate horses to help protect against this invariably fatal zoonotic disease.... Read More

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Macrolide Antibiotics' Effects on Sweating in Foals Examined

July 10, 2015

Researcher found that three commonly used macrolides suppressed foals' normal sweat responses to varying degrees.... Read More

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Understanding Horses' Water Requirements

July 09, 2015

Water is one of the essential nutrients a horse needs to perform a number of life-support functions.... Read More

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Swiss Researcher Shares Equine Welfare Innovations

July 09, 2015

These new devices meet the demands for optimum animal welfare while keeping human management capacities in mind.... Read More

Routine hoof care is critical for your horse’s soundness and well-being. “A lot of times, when horses are on pasture, not in performance and not getting ridden very often, hoof problems arise due to longer intervals between care,” Tanner says. Whether a horse is barefoot or shod, “routine trimming by a skilled farrier,” is essential to reduce the possibility of laminitis, he adds.

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From Toeing-Out to Toeing-In

July 08, 2015

What could cause a change in an adult horse's leg conformation? ... Read More

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Virginia Confirms First Equine EEE Case for 2015

July 08, 2015

The affected horse, a 12-year-old Miniature mare from Chesapeake, had not been vaccinated against the virus.... Read More

Standardbred racehorses are prone to coffin bone wing fractures.

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Coffin Bone Fractures

July 08, 2015

Learn why this inner hoof structure fails and what veterinarians do to diagnose and treat it. ... Read More

Comparing parts left-to-right is key to interpreting images, with the horse as its own control.

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Equine Thermography

July 08, 2015

Thermography is a noninvasive, safe, and cost-effective diagnostic imaging tool used in equine health care.... Read More

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RMTC Notes Progress in National Uniform Medication Program

July 08, 2015

Racing jurisdictions in nine states have now adopted the program in its entirety.... Read More

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TCA Named Title Sponsor of Thoroughbred Makeover

July 07, 2015

The TCA Thoroughbred Makeover will feature 350 recently retired racehorses competing in 10 disciplines.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Electrolytes for Horses

July 07, 2015

Of the 804 respondents, 429 said they give their horses electrolytes year-round, after hard work, or during the summer.... Read More

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University of Bristol Installs Equine Standing MRI Unit

July 07, 2015

The MRI unit adds to the school's imaging modalities, including a CT, radiography, nuclear scintigraphy, and more. ... Read More

Tender is one of the first patients to benefit from an eye removal procedure designed to minimize surgical stress and complications.

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Mississippi State Vets Devise Standing Eye Removal Technique

July 07, 2015

The procedure is designed to minimize surgical stress and complications associated with enucleations. ... Read More

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Laser Surgery for Equine Sarcoid Removal Evaluated

July 07, 2015

Laser resection resulted in reduced postoperative complications and a positive prognosis, researchers determined.... Read More

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Racehorse Welfare, Safety Summit to be Live-Streamed Online

July 06, 2015

Among the topics to be covered are racetrack surfaces, injury databases, continuing education, and post-mortem programs.... Read More