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Bacterial and fungal cultures can help veterinarians diagnose eye problems in foals. Here, a veterinarian collects a sample.

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Eye Problems in Neonatal Foals

February 09, 2015

Because ocular problems are prevalent in foals, a veterinarian should examine a neonate's eyes within 36 hours of birth.... Read More

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BLM Seeking Comments on Proposed Colorado Gather Plan

February 08, 2015

The BLM is proposing to gather excess horses in the West Douglas area and Piceance-East Douglas areas.... Read More

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New Mexico Teen Victimized by Alleged Scammer

February 08, 2015

The teen who spent two years saving for a horse has fallen victim to an alleged off-shore cyber scam, authorities say.... Read More

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Nutrition as a Component of Equine Dental Care

February 08, 2015

The condition of your horse's teeth can have a big impact on how he's fed. Here's what to know.... Read More

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How to Build an Automatic Milking Device for Orphan Foals

February 08, 2015

Here's how to construct an automatic milking device with four parts, some tools, and less than $400.... Read More

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Humboldt Herd Area Wild Horse Gather Concludes

February 07, 2015

A total of 303 wild horses were gathered from the range, located 10 miles northeast of Lovelock, Nevada.... Read More

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Thoroughbred Incentive Program Approves 750 Shows for 2015

February 07, 2015

The TIP has approved awards and classes for nearly 750 shows in 43 states and Canadian provinces during 2015.... Read More

The veterinarian should check the horse’s mouth for any issues or dental abnormalities. These can include evidence of tongue or cheek injury or missing or damaged teeth. This will also give your veterinarian a chance to verify the horse’s age.

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Equine Dental Exams in Five Easy Steps

February 07, 2015

Learn how a systematic approach can help practitioners identify minor dental issues before they become serious problems.... Read More

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Neurologic EHV-1 Confirmed in Virginia Horse

February 06, 2015

A 14-year-old gelding from western Albemarle County has tested positive for neurologic equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1),... Read More

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State of Utah Sues BLM Over Horse Removal

February 06, 2015

The suit seeks the removal wild horses from state lands on grounds that the animals damage those rangelands.... Read More

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Nutrient Digestibility in Healthy Adult and Senior Horses

February 06, 2015

Researchers determined that healthy aged horses are able to digest various nutrients similarly to healthy adult horses.... Read More

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Stewards: Australian Yearling Not Positive for Steroids

February 06, 2015

The colt's bloodwork showed the presence of altrenogest, a product typically used to regulate mares' estrous cycles.... Read More

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Managing Foal Rejection

February 06, 2015

From physical restraint to pharmaceutical intervention, learn how veterinarians manage this uncommon phenomenon.... Read More

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Time to Ride Invests in Growing the Horse Industry

February 06, 2015

The American Horse Council's Marketing Alliance has grown to include 20 organizations and businesses.... Read More

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Why Do Horses Weave?

February 05, 2015

Find out why a horse might start weaving and what, if anything, you can do about this stereotypy. ... Read More

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Federal Environmental Regulations and Horse Farms

February 05, 2015

The EPA might not come knocking on your barn door anytime soon, but that's no reason not to practice good stewardship.... Read More

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Studying Exercising Arrhythmias in Sport Horses

February 05, 2015

Researchers at the University of Bern are studying cardiac adaptations to training in eventing and endurance horses.... Read More

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Australian Veterinarians Defend Equine Hendra Vaccine

February 05, 2015

Equine veterinarians are responding to recent social media commentary criticizing the hendra vaccine's safety.... Read More

A sarcoid is a nonmalignant but locally aggressive tumor most often seen on the head, belly, groin, and legs. The most common are verrucous, with a warty look, or fibroblastic, which resembles proud flesh. Bovine papilloma virus (BPV) is probably a causative factor in sarcoids, and a 2010 study of 222 horses at the University Equine Clinic of Bern identified a possible genetic basis for sarcoid development in horses as well.

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The Top Equine Medicine Studies of 2014

February 05, 2015

Study topics include ophthalmology, respiratory issues, cardiovascular problems, sarcoid treatments, and more.... Read More

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British Racehorse Steroid Policy Has U.S. Ramifications

February 04, 2015

The policy says racehorses must not be given anabolic steroids. Positive tests will result in a 12-month training ban.... Read More

Dr. John Madigan inspects a maladjusted foal.

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Newborn Foals Could Offer Clues About Autism

February 04, 2015

Researchers at UC Davis are exploring a possible link between neonatal maladjustment syndrome and childhood autism.... Read More

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EDCC Raising Funds to Begin Operations

February 04, 2015

Officials are seeking donations to help launch and fund the new Equine Disease Communication Center (EDCC).... Read More

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Exercise's Effects on Horses' Back Dimensions and Saddle Fit

February 04, 2015

Researchers determined that exercise causes horses' back dimensions to change, which could negatively impact saddle fit.... Read More

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Australian Racing Regulators Probing Steroids Report

February 04, 2015

Officials are looking into a report that a yearling sold at a recent auction has tested positive for anabolic steroids.... Read More

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Florida Man in Custody for Killing Horse, Injuring Rider

February 03, 2015

The man allegedly rammed his truck into a horse and rider following a verbal exchange with another horseback rider.... Read More