Recent News for First Aid & Emergency Care

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Infographic: SAA: Infection Detection in Horses

November 13, 2017

Learn about serum amyloid A and how veterinarians can use it for early identification of inflammation in horses.... Read More

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Lymphangitis: A Frustrating Condition in Horses

November 07, 2017

This recurrent limb infection and swelling is challenging to treat. Here's what you need to know.... Read More

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Equine Rehab Therapies: How Do They Work?

October 18, 2017

A look at noninvasive high-tech therapies--from lasers to ceramic-thread blankets--and how they might help horses heal.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Managing Equine Arthritic Aches and Pains

October 17, 2017

Of the 515 respondents, 232 (45%) said they use joint supplements to help keep their arthritic horses comfortable.... Read More

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A New Horse With an Unknown History: Where to Start?

October 11, 2017

I purchased a horse, and she came with no health records. How do I get her back on a preventive care regimen?... Read More

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Fall Wellness Exams for Horses

October 05, 2017

Consider having your veterinarian perform a wellness check on your horse before winter arrives.... Read More

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Helping Old Horses Gain Weight Before Winter

September 25, 2017

Our nutrition expert offers care and feeding tips for a thin senior horse before the cold weather hits.... Read More

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2017 BEVA Congress: Friday's Top Tweets and Take-Homes

September 15, 2017

Tweets and take-homes from Friday's educational sessions on osteoarthritis, tendon injuries, strangles and more.... Read More

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Time-Saving Tips: Equine Veterinary and Farrier Visits

September 14, 2017

Veterinarians and farriers often have busy schedules. Here are some tips to help expedite their visits when they arrive.... Read More

Your veterinarian will help create a vaccination plan to keep your horse's immune system strong. What's right for your horse depends on his age, health history, and exposure to other animals, as well as your location.

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Fall Equine Wellness: What Your Horse Needs

September 07, 2017

Administer booster vaccinations and target deworming treatments to help protect your horse's health.... Read More

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Penn Vet Announces 2017-18 First Tuesday Lecture Series

September 03, 2017

Lecture topics will include anesthesia, eye emergencies, sports medicine, biosecurity, foaling problems, and more.... Read More

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Managing the Anxious Horse

September 03, 2017

Find out how to keep you, your prone-to-worry horse, and those around him safe.... Read More

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Emergency 911: Horse Show Edition

August 25, 2017

Critical conditions can strike when you're at a competition with your horse. Here's how to handle them. ... Read More

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How Can I Tell if My Horse Needs Stitches?

August 23, 2017

If my horse gets a cut, how can I tell if it's severe enough to require a veterinarian to suture it?... Read More

Colicking horses often have slow capillary refill time and white gums, which is a sign of shock.

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SIRS Scoring System Useful in Assessing Equine Emergencies

August 19, 2017

A recently developed scoring system can help veterinarians make treatment recommendations, researchers say.... Read More

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Managing Your Horse's Back Pain

August 15, 2017

Two veterinarians share how they diagnose, treat, and rehab back-sore horses.... Read More

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August KENA Meeting to Focus on Equine Emergencies

August 04, 2017

The dinner and lecture will take place Aug. 15 at Fasig-Tipton, in Lexington, Kentucky. ... Read More

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Helping Horses in Hot Weather

July 16, 2017

Washington State University vets say Inland Northwest owners should watch horses carefully as temperatures rise.... Read More

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Hoof-Care Triage

July 12, 2017

Punctures, abscesses, and worse: What to do when your horse's hoof is hurting and who to call for help.... Read More

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Keeping the Aging Horse Comfortable

June 30, 2017

Here's how to manage senior horses' aging teeth, joints, lungs, and more.... Read More

Troy Heikes (USA) and Lil Gun Dunit were the leaders in the second individual reining qualifier .

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Keeping Your Equine Athlete at the Top of His Game

June 21, 2017

Our sources share nine ways to help your sport horse perform at his best.... Read More

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Summer Horse Health Tips

June 13, 2017

Remember these pointers to help ensure your summer riding season is fun and safe. ... Read More

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Dealing With a Down Horse

June 07, 2017

Learn how to right a recumbent horse and what factors influence his survival.... Read More

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An Ethogram for Ridden Horse Facial Expressions of Pain

June 06, 2017

Researchers said the ethogram allowed an assessor to differentiate between clinically lame and sound horses.... Read More

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Surpass Available After Two-Year Absence

June 02, 2017

The non-steroidal anti-inflammatory cream is FDA-approved for use in horses with osteoarthritis. ... Read More