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Find out why Rhodococcus equi may be more prevalent this year and how to protect your foals from pneumonia.

How to Keep Young Foal Lungs Healthy

An equine veterinarian warns horse owners that respiratory disease in young foals may be more prevalent this year. Find out why and how to keep your foals healthy......
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Colic and Your Horse: A Veterinarian's Perspective

Colic and Your Horse: A Veterinarian's Perspective

Since intestinal problems are so common in horses, it’s important for every horse person to know something about colic, and the basics of equine intestinal health....
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Rethinking Parasite Control in Horses

Rethinking Parasite Control in Horses

In the last few years, there has been increasing evidence of worm resistance to common de-worming compounds. If worms develop resistance to all de-wormers, we will no longer be able to protect our horses from worm-associate...
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Fanning the Flames of Education to Reduce Barn Fires

Fanning the Flames of Education to Reduce Barn Fires

The best way to combat stable fires is to identify all potential ignition sources and take the necessary steps to eliminate them. This starts with good housekeeping, which includes installing a fire detection system and kee...
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Equine Researchers Tackle Coronavirus

Horse Deworming Compounds and the Shifting Paradigm

Parasite resistance is a real and growing threat. It is a problem that veterinarians and horse owners need to work together to manage. Resistance is inevitable. Our goal in changing the paradigm is to slow the problem and ...
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NC Investigators Narrow Contaminated Blister Beetle Hay to 500 Bales

NC Investigators Narrow Contaminated Blister Beetle Hay to 500 Bales

After six horses died from eating alfalfa contaminated with blister beetles, North Carolina officials say they have determined a single load of 500 bales from Kansas was the source of the problem. The hay was delivered th...
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EPM Treatment

FDA Issues Warning Letter to Compounding Pharmacy after Horses' Deaths

The FDA reports it initiated its investigation after two Kentucky horses died from being treated with an oral paste compounded by Wickliffe Pharmaceutical for the treatment of EPM....
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Horse Feed Recall

Lakeland Animal Nutrition Feed Recall Due to Deaths of 3 Florida Horses

New information reveals three horses died before a Florida horse feed manufacturer recalled its products stating there may be a "quality issue."...
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Shield Your Horse from Mosquito-Borne Diseases

Shield Your Horse from Mosquito-Borne Diseases

Balmy summer days mean the return of a particularly annoying creature - the mosquito. Veterinarians are urging horse owners to take precautions now to protect their horses from mosquito-borne illnesses....
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Hoofing it Through Winter

Hoofing it Through Winter

Prolonged wet situations may cause soft feet that are susceptible to more serious problems, including hoof wall separation, thrush and sole abscesses....
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Maffitt Lake Equestrian Center Barn Fire Total Loss

Thoroughbred Ozzie Found after Barn Fire at Maffitt Lake Equestrian Center

  Help Find Missing Event Horse Ozzie Thirty horses at an Iowa boarding stable escaped a massive barn fire Friday night. Officials received reports regarding the fire that started around 5:40 p.m. a...
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Management of the Foundered Horse with Sole Support

Management of the Foundered Horse with Sole Support

When a farrier shoes the horse, all of the weight is placed on the hoof wall. When the horse moves, the coffin bone and sole are moving downward toward the ground. This creates more stress on the already inflamed lamina....
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Shod to Barefoot: Help Ensure a Comfortable Transition

Shod to Barefoot: Help Ensure a Comfortable Transition

As horses enter breeding season, broodmares become less active while bearing extra weight from pregnancy. Owners can help ensure the transition from shod to barefoot is a comfortable process......
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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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Temperature and moisture both directly impact the anatomy and health of hooves.

How to Protect your Horse's Hooves from Negative Impacts of Weather, Temperature

When horseshoes don’t fit correctly, horses distribute their weight unevenly and land on their feet differently. If they put excessive force and stress on one area of the hoof wall, it can cause a vertical crack, otherwis...
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Sound Shoeing for Timed Event Horses

Sound Shoeing for Timed Event Horses

Optimal arch support is achieved by having a healthy frog and sole on a hoof. When a shoe is applied, the frog and sole move away from the ground, so it’s crucial to assure that there is arch support....
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Adequan Ships

Adequan Ships, Remains Limited

Adequan® IM and IA are the only polysulfated glycosaminoglycan (PSGAG) approved by the FDA for the treatment of non-infectious degenerative and / or traumatic joint dysfunction and associated lameness in horses....
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Kody Lostroh Buckin' Colorado Disaster

Kody Lostroh Bucks Colorado Disaster

There were no adoring fans screaming or bright lights, just rushing flood waters and horses in need, when Kody Lostroh saddled up Saturday in Colorado. "I couldn't stand the thought of all of it going on while I was away...
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Orr Family Farm Sustains Massive Losses in OK Tornado

Orr Family Farm Sustains Massive Losses in OK Tornado

The Orr Family Farm, located in Moore, was struck and ripped apart. Farm worker, Lando Hite says he didn't realize the monster storm was coming until moments before....
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34 Horses Survive Oklahoma Tornado at Orr Family Farm

34 Horses Survive Oklahoma Tornado at Orr Family Farm

Rain and hail batter the tornado ravaged area in Oklahoma Tuesday as victims try to pick up what remains of their lives. Despite the bad weather and devastation, the Orr Family Farm reports 34 horses survived the massive...
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