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How Veterinarians Assess Horses With Acute Colic

April 14, 2017

A complete, thorough, and timely workup of the horse has the greatest effect on successfully treating colic.... Read More

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Your Guide to an Outrageously Shiny Coat

April 13, 2017

Experts share feeding, grooming, and bathing tips to keep your horse's hair coat gleaming.... Read More

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AHC Urging Horse Owners to Take Part in USDA Census

April 13, 2017

The USDA is preparing to conduct its 2017 USDA Census of Agriculture, which will include horses.... Read More

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Recognizing Pain in Stoic Horses

April 13, 2017

Some horses readily express their discomfort. Others are quieter. Learn to look for subtle signs of pain in your horse.... Read More

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10 EMS Resources on TheHorse.com

April 13, 2017

Improve your knowledge about diagnosing, treating, and preventing equine metabolic syndrome (EMS).... Read More

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Adopting a Mustang: What It Takes

April 13, 2017

Considering adopting a mustang? Here's what you need to know. ... Read More

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Hoof Growth and Compression: Shoeing Considerations

April 12, 2017

Research has provided farriers with a better understanding of how weight-bearing and loading affect hoof wall growth.... Read More

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Condition Your Horse Like a Pro

April 12, 2017

How to help performance horses of all types reach peak fitness.... Read More

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Pasture Management for Parasite Control

April 12, 2017

With parasites' growing anthelmintic resistance, remember to include pasture management in control efforts.... Read More

Panelists at the FEI Sports Forum session on eventing risk management (L-R): Sam Watson and Diarmuid Byrne, EquiRatings; David O'Connor, chair of the FEI Risk Management Working Group; and Giuseppe Della Chiesa, chair of the FEI Eventing Committee.

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Horse, Human Welfare Focus of Day Two of FEI Sports Forum

April 12, 2017

Panelists presented scientific data on eventing risk management, endurance risk factors, and bone fatigue.... Read More

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My Horse Keeps Eating his Himalayan Salt Block: Is He Okay?

April 12, 2017

An equine nutritionist explains how to ensure your horse gets an appropriate amount of salt.... Read More

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Tips for Providing Veterinary Care for Foals in the Field

April 12, 2017

Neonatal medicine is an important area of equine practice, because time is of the essence when youngsters are sick.... Read More

The average horse produces 9 tons of manure a year. Having a well-designed composting system like this one can help turn waste into a useful, and possibly salable, product.

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Poll Recap: Horse Manure Management Strategies

April 11, 2017

Of the 804 respondents, 344 (43%) said they compost horse manure and use it to amend soil on their property. ... Read More

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Panel Speakers Set for AHC's 2017 National Issues Forum

April 11, 2017

The Research and Youth Panels will take place at the upcoming National Issues Forum, June 11-14 in Washington D.C.... Read More

A mare's teats will become waxy around one to four days before foaling, and sometimes sooner.

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Mammary Gland Secretion pH Could Predict Foaling

April 11, 2017

Prefoaling secretions have a pH of 8.0 to 8.5 which decreases to 6.5 or lower as foaling approaches, researchers found.... Read More

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Retired Racehorse Project, Palmetto Carriage Works Join UHC

April 11, 2017

The UHC aims to reduce unwanted horse numbers and improve their welfare through education and industry collaboration.... Read More

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What is Leptospirosis?

April 11, 2017

Learn whether your horse is at risk and if you should be vaccinating for this "new" disease.... Read More

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Therapy Horses Killed in Suspicious Michigan Barn Fire

April 10, 2017

Authorities are investigating a fire at The Barn for Equine Learning that claimed the lives of 13 therapy horses.... Read More

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How Long Can I Store Horse Feed?

April 10, 2017

Your feed store is having a big sale, but here are some tips before you stock up.... Read More

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Manure Storage Methods for Fecal Egg Counts Tested

April 10, 2017

Researchers found that samples can be refrigerated for up to a week without adverse effects on egg counts.... Read More

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BLM to Host Public Tour of Axtell Wild Horse Corrals

April 10, 2017

The tour of the Utah facility will take place April 19, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., local time.... Read More

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How MRI Helps Manage Hock, Suspensory Ligament Injuries

April 10, 2017

Vets can use MRI to help diagnose injuries, select treatments, monitor healing progress, and determine prognosis.... Read More

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Nocardioform Placentitis from an Epidemiological View

April 09, 2017

Through the third week of February, 44 cases of nocardioform placentitis were confirmed in the 2017 Kentucky foal crop.... Read More

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LSU Receives Grant to Support Large Animal Shelter Program

April 09, 2017

The ASPCA grant will help enhance disaster planning and response, and expand services in underserved areas, and more.... Read More

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The Trouble With Mud

April 09, 2017

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