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Today's News - Monday, October 24, 2016
Exercise Benefits Senior Horses
Unsoundness and other frailties of old age often call for horses to be relieved of day-to-day performance requirements, but regular exercise remains important for older horses.
Safe Horse Handling for Vet Techs
As a handler, the veterinary technician plays an important role in whether a procedure is performed safely. Here's what to remember when handling horses for procedures to keep the veterinarian, the patient, and yourself safe.
Trail Horse Hoof Care
Learn about the best trimming and shoeing practices to ensure your horse stays sound while traveling the trails.
Court Rules Borells Have No Claim to Seized Horses
The ruling noted that Charles Borell relinquished his ownership of the horses in connection with his Alford plea deal.
The Vet Tech's Role in Colic Surgery
Veterinary technicians play many roles before, during, and after colic surgery. Learn more about their roles.
The Equine Digestive System
Do you want a better understanding of how the equine digestive system works? Here's what you need to know about how your horse's body digests the food he consumes.
10 Horse Sales Fraud Warning Signs
Learn how to protect yourself when buying your next horse with these tips from an experienced equine-industry attorney.
ND Authorities Offer Reward in Horse, Cattle Killing Cases
The North Dakota Stockmen's Association offers a $10,000-plus reward after a mare was shot and skinned.
The Vet Tech's Role in Collecting and Handling Semen
The goal is to collect the best possible sample while ensuring everyone's safety, and a technician's role in this process is important from beginning to end.
BLM Plans Public Tours of Nevada Wild Horse, Burro Corral
Two public tours of the Indian Lakes Off-Range Wild Horse and Burro Corral, in Fallon, will take place Oct. 28.
Protect Horses From Potomac Horse Fever Through First Frost
The bacteria that causes this seasonal disease can infect horses from the late spring to fall in temperate areas.
How Long Does it Take Jumping Horses' Muscles to Recover?
Researchers found that jumping at shows two weekends in a row did not allow horses adequate muscle recovery.
Infographic: Sweet Itch in Horses
Do you have an itchy horse? Learn more about insect bite hypersensitivity with our visual guide!
The Vet Tech's Role in Ambulatory Broodmare Care
A well-trained and skilled technician can make a reproduction veterinarian's job much easier and more enjoyable, especially during breeding season.
BLM Concludes Pancake Emergency Wild Horse Gather
The agency removed 297 horses from the Big Sand Spring Valley portion of the Pancake herd management area.
An Equine Simulator: The New First Horse?
Researchers say using a simulator could allow novice riders to train in a safe environment and safeguard equine welfare.
Managing and Maintaining the Older Equine Athlete
Do you have a mature or senior horse? Find out how to keep him comfortable and competitive as he ages!
Are Peppermints Spoiling My Horse's Diet?
Will giving my horse peppermints offset the hard work we're doing to help her lose weight?
Equine Rehab Therapies: How Do They Work?
A look at five noninvasive high-tech therapies--from lasers to ceramic-thread blankets--and how they might help horses heal.
The Vet Tech's Role in Recovery From Anesthesia
The veterinary technician is often the primary staff member responsible for overseeing recovery from anesthesia.
Sport Horse Medicine Focus of AAEP's 2017 Resort Symposium
Lecture topics will include distinguishing neurologic and orthopedic problems, imaging techniques, and treatment and rehabilitation options.
Resveratrol Supplement Can Help Reduce Hock Lameness
Horses consuming the supplement following lower hock joint injections were less lame than horses consuming a placebo, researchers found.
Poll Recap: Boarding and Riding Horses During Winter
Of the 1,300 respondents, 558 people (43%) said they keep their horse at home, where they do not have an indoor arena.
14 Up-to-Date Horse Deworming Facts
No doubt about it, parasite control in horses has changed dramatically during the past decade. Find out what's new.
What is an Equine Vet Tech?
In celebration of National Veterinary Technician Week, let's take a closer look at our veterinarians' right-hand men and women.
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