Recent News for Horse Care

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BHA Amends Racing Rules on Cobalt, Horse Shoes

April 03, 2016

The BHA adopted a urinary cobalt threshold of 0.01 micrograms and mandated full sets of shoes for flat turf races.... Read More

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Vets: Need for New AHS Vaccines 'Urgent'

April 03, 2016

African horse sickness has the potential to spread due to climate change and increased international horse movement.... Read More

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Equine Epistaxis: What You Need to Know

April 02, 2016

Causes of epistaxis--bleeding from the nose--can range from mild to life-threatening conditions. Here's what to know.... Read More

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Tips for Managing Suspensory Disease

April 01, 2016

Suspensory ligament disease, a leading cause of poor performance in horses, can be challenging to manage.... Read More

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Can My Horse Read My Thoughts?

March 31, 2016

A certified equine behavior consultant addresses the seemingly telepathic relationship some of us have with our horses.... Read More

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Eastern Equine Encephalitis Basics

March 30, 2016

Eastern equine encephalitis, or EEE, can be deadly in up to 90% of equine cases. Here's what you should know.... Read More

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Club Foot Heritability

March 30, 2016

Is club foot an inherited condition? A veterinarian offers her thoughts.... Read More

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A Review and Update on Tendon and Ligament Injuries

March 30, 2016

A look at three of the most common tendon and ligament injuries in horses and how to treat them. ... Read More

Transabdominal ultrasonography is useful for reliably identifying worm burdens of more than 10 ascarids.

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Monitoring Foal Ascarid Burdens With Ultrasonography

March 29, 2016

Researchers confirmed that transabdominal ultrasonography can reliably identify worm burdens of more than 10 ascarids.... Read More

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5 Tips for Feeding Weanlings

March 28, 2016

Don't wait until your foal is weaned to plan a diet that meets his increased energy, protein, and mineral requirements.... Read More

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Researchers Compare Strangulating Intestinal Lesions

March 27, 2016

Epiploic foramen entrapments and gastrosplenic ligament entrapments are similar, but have some key differences.... Read More

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Researchers Working to Address Risk of AHS Spread

March 26, 2016

Climate change is creating conducive conditions for African horse sickness to spread further than it has in the past.... Read More

WCVM student Jacqueline Harrison learning how to bleed a horse with the help of her summer project supervisor Dr. Stacy Anderson.

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Temperature and Equine Inflammation: Is There a Link?

March 25, 2016

A vet student shares her experience studying equine neutrophil function at various incubation temperatures.... Read More

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Virginia Owners Advised to Vaccinate Horses

March 25, 2016

Don't wait to vaccinate horses against diseases including West Nile virus, Eastern equine encephalitis, and rabies.... Read More

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Is a Respiratory Virus Behind Equine IAD?

March 25, 2016

Researchers found a "strong association" between horses developing asthma after contracting a rhinitis virus.... Read More

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NYRA Equine Injury Rate Remains Below National Average

March 25, 2016

The fatality rate at Aqueduct Racetrack, Belmont Park, and Saratoga Race Course in 2015 was 1.1 per 1,000 starts. ... Read More

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When Horses Don't Respond to Corrections

March 24, 2016

Our behavior expert looks at the reasons punishment often doesn't work with horses and offers alternative solutions.... Read More

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AAEP Announces Summer Continuing Education for Vets

March 24, 2016

Seminar topics include imaging the equine neck, reproduction, and soft-tissue injuries in performance horses.... Read More

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Are Chestnut Horses Crazy? Not Necessarily, Scientists Say

March 24, 2016

But, they were more likely to display "bold" behaviors (i.e., approaching unfamiliar objects) than bay horses.... Read More

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Time to Retire?

March 24, 2016

Find out when and how to transition your horse from the show ring to a more leisurely lifestyle.... Read More

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UK Researcher Launches Equine Sports Science Initiative

March 23, 2016

The collaborative and research-based initiative is designed to advance the health and well-being of equine athletes.... Read More

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10th Equine Infectious Diseases Conference Scheduled

March 23, 2016

The 10th International Equine Infectious Diseases Conference will convene April 4-8 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.... Read More

Inertial sensor systems, like the one being applied here, have enabled veterinarians to obtain more objective lameness measurements.

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Man vs. Machine on Post-Nerve-Block Lameness Evaluation

March 23, 2016

There was a strong correlation between vet and inertial sensor system when evaluating lameness change post-nerve-block.... Read More

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Fatal Thoroughbred Racehorse Injuries Decline by 14% in 2015

March 22, 2016

The fatality rate of 1.62 per 1,000 starts is the lowest since the Equine Injury Database started publishing statistics.... Read More

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The Trouble With Mud

March 22, 2016

When the going gets muddy, the muddy get hoof problems. Here's what to watch for in your horses.... Read More