Recent News for Horse Care

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Young Horse Health, Conformation Impacts Career Longevity

April 03, 2015

Good health and soundness in 4- to 5-year-olds goes a long way in keeping horses performing long-term, researchers said.... Read More

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Nutrition-Related Problems: Enteroliths

April 02, 2015

Enteroliths are stony formations that can block horses' digestive tracts and trigger colic signs.... Read More

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Orphan Foal Behavior

April 02, 2015

An equine behavior expert offers advice on raising and training an orphan foal to reduce future unwanted behaviors. ... Read More

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Ohio Racing Stakeholders Discuss Medication Rules, Cobalt

April 02, 2015

The group discussed model medication rules, testing procedures, and cobalt thresholds at a recent meeting.... Read More

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The Unnerving Reality of Perineural Nerve Blocks

April 01, 2015

Learn about the challenges associated with interpreting perineural nerve blocks used to help diagnose lameness.... Read More

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Spring Health Preparations

March 31, 2015

Check all these tasks off your list as you transition your horse into spring riding season.... Read More

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Double-Decker Horse Transport Bill Introduced

March 31, 2015

The bill stems from a deadly 2007 incident involving the crash of a double-decker trailer carrying Belgian draft horses.... Read More

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Six Signs of Sacroiliac Disease in Horses

March 31, 2015

Sacroiliac disease is a newly recognized condition that vets are seeing a lot of in performance horses.... Read More

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Gulfstream Park Reaccredited by Safety, Integrity Alliance

March 30, 2015

Best practices cited included reporting of injuries and fatalities, post-race inspections, and more.... Read More

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Veterinarians Charged With Drugging Racehorses

March 30, 2015

Four vets are facing criminal charges for allegedly administering drugs to Thoroughbreds within 24 hours of races.... Read More

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New Technology for Wound Repair Follow-Up in Horses

March 29, 2015

Researchers tested two approaches that could help them monitor wound size and the healing process more easily.... Read More

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Researchers Review Gastrocnemius Muscle Rupture in Foals

March 28, 2015

A rupture to this hind leg muscle can be fatal. Here's what to watch for in young foals.... Read More

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Stray Mexican Donkey Tests Positive for Glanders

March 27, 2015

The stray donkey tested positive after being apprehended and quarantined at a USDA holding pen in Texas.... Read More

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It's Not Too Early to Vaccinate Horses Against EEE, WNV

March 27, 2015

Horses require two doses of the vaccinations initially and then boosters at least annually.... Read More

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L. intracellularis Infection, Risk Evaluated

March 27, 2015

Foals' sex and weaning dates could increase or decrease their risk of developing L. intracellularis infection.... Read More

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RMTC Board Approves Cobalt Threshold

March 27, 2015

The cobalt threshold will be submitted to the RCI for consideration as a model rule at its April meeting. ... Read More

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Normal Mare and Newborn Foal Behavior

March 26, 2015

Find out what to expect as your mare goes into labor and during your foal's first hours of life.... Read More

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Updated Security Protocols for Blue Grass Stakes Horses

March 26, 2015

Measures include out-of-competition drug testing, increased security, monitoring veterinary records, and more.... Read More

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Weed Management in Pastures, Hayfields, and More

March 25, 2015

A program that integrates several control strategies is generally more successful than relying on only one method. ... Read More

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Enhanced Security Protocols for High-Profile New York Races

March 25, 2015

Protocols will include out-of-competition drug testing, heightened security, publicized veterinary records, and more.... Read More

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How to Manage the Club Foot: Birth to Maturity

March 25, 2015

A club foot can often be corrected with proper and early intervention, especially in young horses.... Read More

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Study: Common Equine Parasite Misidentified in Textbooks

March 25, 2015

Parascaris equorum, known for infecting foals, is actually a different species: Parascaris univalens.... Read More

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Fit for the Trail

March 24, 2015

Learn how recreational riders can condition and protect their equine weekend warriors.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Starting Horses Under Saddle

March 23, 2015

Of the 700 respondents, 522 (75%) said yes, they have started a horse under saddle themselves.... Read More

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Infectious Arthritis Incidence Following Joint Injections

March 23, 2015

Researchers determined that the overall incidence of infection was 9.2 per 10,000 injections.... Read More