Horse Care

Vets And Farriers Must Work Together To Keep Horses Healthy And Sound

Both veterinarians and farriers are of critical importance to equine welfare, and many times it’s essential that both professionals work in conjunction to keep a horse healthy and sound. While this can bring together a variety of personalities, it is possible for common ground to be found using care, consideration and respect. The issue of […]

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ASPCA Launches Open-Admission Support Center For Horses In Oklahoma City

The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) today announced the ASPCA Regional Support Center, a pilot program to provide fully-subsidized services to horse owners in need in the Oklahoma City area. In collaboration with a local veterinary clinic and several re-homing partners, the open-admission center provides a safe place for horse owners […]

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Keys For Feeding Free-Choice Hay To Horses

Free-feeding hay to a horse that has not had previous had access to as much hay as he can eat can be a bit daunting—it may seem like the horse will gorge himself forever and become obese. Most horses will self-regulate after a few weeks, but there are some who don’t even learn to moderate […]

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Jan. 15: Last Chance To Apply For 2020 Thoroughbred Makeover

Less than nine months from now, hundreds of recently-retired Thoroughbreds and their trainers will meet at the Kentucky Horse Park in a culmination of the first year of retraining. The road to get there will be full of unique challenges in transitioning and training, but with the support of the Retired Racehorse Project and the […]

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Potentially Deadly: Acorn Toxicity In Horses

A 2015 study from England followed nine horses over a nine-year period that were suspected of becoming ill after eating acorns. Five of the horses presented with shock and bloody diarrhea—all five of those horses either died or were euthanized. The other four horses had colic and diarrhea; three of those survived and the fourth […]

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Fake News: Veterinarians Should Be Skeptical About Some Online Journal Articles

Traditional, subscription-based, peer-reviewed journals have been a go-to for veterinarians to find new, cutting-edge information for decades. However, with the advent of the internet and the rise of “open access” journals, there is some confusion on how to determine which articles are legitimate. Open access journals are free, so academic authors tend to pay to […]

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Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance Accreditation Application Available For 2020

The 2020 application for accreditation by the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA) is now available and can be accessed here. Thoroughbred aftercare nonprofits interested in applying must complete the application by the closing date of April 1 at 6 p.m. ET. Since TAA accreditation is only granted for a specific period of time, organizations with accreditation […]

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Treatment For Human Inflammation Shows Promise In Horses

Capacitive and resistive electric transfer (CRET) is a treatment that has been used on humans to reduce pain and improve quality of life in those who have orthopedic degenerative and inflammatory issues. Applied externally, the treatment uses long-wave radiofrequency energy to warm the tissues. This treatment was recently used in a study that focused on […]

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Managing Age-Related Bone Loss In Horses

As people age, bone density decreases and the risk of fractures from falls increases. However, one veterinarian notes little research has been done on if the same conditions affect older horses. Equine nutritional consultant Dr. Elanor Kellon recently studied the question on her blog, Dr. K’s Horse Sense. Kellon points to a 1979 study found […]

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Study Explores Causes Of Watery Manure

Watery manure in horses can be a horse owner’s nightmare, coating the tail, hind legs and buttocks of horses, potentially scalding skin and encouraging flies. the condition, called “free fecal liquid,” is when a horse excretes manure that has both solid and liquid components. The liquid can be voided by itself or with the solid […]

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