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Canker is a chronic infection of the frog of the hoof.

How to Treat Equine Canker of the Hoof

Canker is a chronic infection of the frog of the hoof. The frog is the soft, cushioned area at the rear of the sole of the horse’s hoof. ...
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Contaminated Horse Feed Questions regarding Nutrena

Nutrena Acknowledges Tainted Feed Allegations

Nutrena states it is conducting an investigation after receiving complaints. It comes after a horse owner's allegations of contaminated feed caused panic for some horse owners on social media this week. ...
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Ralph's Responders gives gift of Preparedness

Ralph's Responders Gives Emergency Gift

'Ready and Living Prepared: Horses (RALPH)' Trained to rescue large animals when emergencies strike, a volunteer is giving the gift of emergency preparedness in memory of her Quarter Horse, Ralph. Sara Deen is helpi...
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Prep for Hurricane Season and Horses: 5 Tips for Before the Storm

5 Hurricane Prep Tips for Horse Owners

Weeks after Louisiana was hit by a super storm, experts have upped their hurricane projections. Here are 5 tips to keep your horses safe....
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Florida Veterinary Action against Horse Vet Scott Langton, DVM

Florida Regulators Discipline Equine Vet

The Florida Board of Veterinary Medicine placed equine vet Scott Langton, DVM on probation for one-year for failing to keep written medical records....
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Field safety studies, which examined the vaccine when used in the first, second and third trimesters of pregnancy, showed no systemic or local reactions to vaccination

Leptospirosis Vaccine Approved for Mare Pregnancy

The equine leptospirosis vaccine against L. pomona receives additional approval for use in all three trimesters of a mare's pregnancy....
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This indicates that horses both had an understanding of the consequence of their choice on own thermal comfort, and that they successfully had learned to communicate their preference by using the symbols.

Horses Use Symbols to Communicate Preferences

A study finds horses can use symbols to communicate their preferences with their human counterparts....
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The new technology captures three-dimensional, high-resolution computed tomography (CT) images in the standing and moving horse without the need for anesthesia.

Barrel Racer's Mystery Injury Solved

The barrel racer’s bone scan showed a hot spot right where the spine attaches to the base of the skull, indicating an injury. But the radiographs were inconclusive....
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A Kentucky based animal health supplement manufacturer is voluntarily recalling three animal optic eye drop products after bacteria was detected in product samples.

Kinetic Vet Recalls Equine Eye Drops Due to Bacteria

Recall Bacteria detected in product samples leads a Kentucky based animal health supplement manufacturer to voluntarily recall three animal eye drop products. Lexington based Kinetic Vet is recalling the following produ...
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Keeping horses' bars aligned and healthy are key to prevent a "stacked sole," or worse, a bruised sole or abscess.

Consistent Trimming Keeps Hooves Maintained, Bars Aligned

Proper hoof trimming is vital to preventing injury causing lameness in horses. Keeping horses’ bars aligned and healthy are key to prevent a “stacked sole,” or worse, a bruised sole or abscess....
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Efforts to save horses and care for them continue in Louisiana. You can help support the Louisiana State Animal Response Team by making a donation here to the organization.

500+ Horses Saved from Louisiana Flooding

Even as historic water levels paralyze Louisiana more than 500 horses were saved from the flooding that ripped through parishes. ...
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Merial said in a statement that an injection is the best way to initiate therapy, while the paste is convenient for accurate dosing. Equioxx Tablets can be given with or without feed.

FDA Approves Equioxx Tablets for Horses

Equioxx Equine veterinarians will soon have a new formulation of Equioxx in their arsenal to help relieve osteoarthritis in their horse patients. The once-daily, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) treatment fo...
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Big Bones and Little Chef Die in Horse Trailer Accident

Graphic Video: Two Horses Killed in Horrific Trailer Accident

It was supposed to be a fun day of trail riding for two Maryland brothers, but the day ended in tragedy over the weekend. Jesse Pearsall said in a post his two-horse trailer was cut off by another vehicle causing them...
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Crowley's Sales Barn and Stable

Horse Dies in Fire at Crowley's Sales Barn in MA

Barn Fire One horse is dead after an intense fire at Crowley's Sales Barn and Stables in Massachusetts. Several other horses were saved. Agawam Fire Lt. James Deming says 8 to 12 horses were in the barn...
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Fire Strikes Horse Stable

10 Horses Die in California Stable Fire

80 Firefighters Ten horses died in a California stable fire that is being called suspicious, according to the fire chief. It happened early Sunday morning at C&K Horse Ranch in Montebello. Flames and smoke bill...
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Navicular vs Caudal Heel Syndrome

Navicular or Caudal Heel Syndrome: Detection and Treatment

When horses show lameness, but the prognosis isn’t obvious, it is often diagnosed as Navicular Disease. Navicular is a degenerative disease that affects the Navicular bone and surrounding tissue. More often than not, ho...
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Hero Saves 25+ Horses from Houston Flooding

Hero Saves 25+ Horses from Houston Flooding

A Texas horse trainer is being called a hero the day after he saved more than 25 horses from drowning in Houston's raging flood waters. Justin Nelzen humbly says he isn't so sure about the title. "I'm definitely no hero,"...
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Horses Struggle to Survive in Houston's Rising Floodwaters

Horses Struggle to Survive in Houston's Rising Floodwaters

Authorities responded to Cypress Trails Equestrian Center in Humble after more than a foot of rain deluged parts of Houston in a 24 hour period. Horses struggled to keep their heads above the rising floodwaters as onlook...
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Robotic Medical Device May Improve Equine Healing: Researchers

Robotic Medical Device May Improve Equine Healing: Researchers

Researchers say they hope a robotic lift system will help improve how horses recover from limb fractures and other traumatic injuries. After a horse undergoes surgery to fix a broken leg, it's normally confined to a stall a...
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Colic 911

Colic 911

The most common reason horses require emergency veterinary care is colic, the general term for abdominal pain. Colic is considered the number-one killer of horses....
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