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Study Suggests Furosemide Creates Lingering Sodium Imbalance Horses Struggle To Correct

Few racehorses compete without furosemide, a diuretic known commercially as Lasix, to reduce bleeding in the lungs, or exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage (EIPH). Horsemen and armchair veterinarians alike have questioned whether horses suffer a long-term impact from repeated dosing of furosemide. Furosemide causes horses to lose sodium, and they might not be able to make up […]

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Sunglasses For Horses? Mounted Police Horse Wears Special Equipment After Cancer Battle

The horses of England’s Greater Manchester Mounted Patrol are revered for their bravery. In 2016, three of them — Hexam, Captain, and Tangle — shared the Service Animal of the Year award for their heroism in quelling a riot after the Manchester United – Liverpool soccer match. But another in their ranks, Brunswick, showed a […]

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Can Microchips Save A Horse From Slaughter? It Depends

With horse slaughter remaining a hot topic in the equine welfare community, many horsemen are seeking a way to keep their horses from that fate when they no longer own them or if they are lost or stolen. Microchipping would appear to be the logical solution. But despite what you read on the Internet, no […]

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When The Storm Clears, Veterinary Challenges Remain For Horses Stuck In Flood Waters

Hurricanes Harvey and Irma flooded two of the largest horse populations in the United States. Texas has a million horses and Florida has a half-million. During the hurricanes, the major threat to these animals was flying debris, but in their aftermath, horses struggled through floodwater to survive. Floodwater is particularly hazardous because of the level […]

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Study: Low Starch Diet Is Best For Ulcers, But May Not Work For Racehorses

In 1999, veterinarians and horsemen welcomed the introduction of omeprazole as a treatment for gastric ulcers in horses. The new animal drug was welcomed as an effective treatment for the estimated 60-90 percent of performance horses that suffer from gastric ulcers – a particularly common problem for on-track Thoroughbreds. But a common problem in humans […]

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I Owe You How Much? The Cost Of Shoeing Horses

Your farrier finishes shoeing your horse and hands you a bill for the work. You look at the bill, muster a smile, and grab your checkbook even though you may be thinking, ‘A set of horseshoes costs about $15 and he spent less than an hour putting them on. Why is the bill so much?’ […]

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Proper Mowing, Pasture Management Now Can Ensure Better Fields In Spring

Although farm managers probably feel they’re doing nothing but mowing pastures these days, experts say now is the time to take steps to ensure healthy pastures next year. The primary tasks to accomplish this goal are: rotational grazing, proper mowing, and preparation for fall maintenance and seeding. Most importantly in the heat of summer, the root structure of […]

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Hot And Cold: Custom Shoeing Versus ‘Plating’ For Thoroughbreds

A farrier pounding a red-hot shoe on an anvil is part of our equine heritage. Most disciplines prefer their farriers to hand-make shoes from bar stock using a forge to custom-fashion them for each particular horse. The shoes are applied to the bottom of the horse’s feet while still hot, a process called “burning,” which […]

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Not Feeling Hungry? Why Overtraining May Put A Horse Off His Feed

When a racehorse goes off its feed, something is wrong. The horse may have caught a bug, it may have a digestive problem, or it may be in pain. If an examination shows nothing significant, the problem may be overtraining. When horses do not get adequate rest between workouts, several physiological responses can activate the […]

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Can Horses Get Narcolepsy? Not Exactly

The ability to sleep standing up enables a horse in the wild to escape predators. At the crack of a twig, a standing horse can sprint away from danger, something it could not do quickly if it were lying down. Domestic horses rarely need to escape predators, but genetics preserve the physical characteristics that make […]

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