Are ear plaques better left alone?

by Christine Barakat with Melinda Freckleton, DVM Efforts to remove these wart-like growths are likely to do more harm than good. READ MORE

When to worry about a hoof crack

by Christine Barakat with Melinda Freckleton, DVM Here's a rundown of common hoof defects, ranked from least troubling to most serious. READ MORE

What to do about a hematoma

by Christine Barakat with Melinda Freckleton, DVM Your horse has a large lump on his hindquarters, about the size of a softball, that wasn’t there yesterday. The lump is slightly squishy and the same temperature as the surrounding skin.... READ MORE

When is a stumble something serious?

by Christine Barakat with Melinda Freckleton, DVM A misstep every now and again isn't much to worry about, but some types of stumbles warrant immediate attention. READ MORE

The fight against equine influenza

by Heather Smith-Thomas with Laurie Bonner This common respiratory disease can spread through entire herds in a matter of days. Here’s what you need to know to protect your horse. READ MORE

The Fundamentals of Farriery Manners

by Heather Smith Thomas It’s never too late to teach your horse to be more at ease with having his hooves handled. READ MORE

What to do when your horse ties up

by Laurie Bonner If your horse develops severe muscle cramping, call your veterinarian, then keep him still and comfortable until help arrives. READ MORE

First U.S. case of equine Chagas disease

by Mick McCluskey, BVSc, MACVSc A protozoal infection mainly found in Mexico, South America and Central America, has been diagnosed in a horse in Texas. READ MORE

Young horse health check

by Heather Smith Thomas In the first five years of life, young horses are prone to a particular set of physical problems. Here’s what you need to know about the 5 most common challenges. READ MORE

The type of exercise that benefits arthritic horses

Question: My horse is beginning to develop minor arthritis, but he is prone to laminitis so I know I need to keep him active. What are some good exercises for him that won’t stress... READ MORE

USEF to require microchips for some events

by Mick McCluskey, BVSc, MACVSc By the fall of 2018, horses competing in the hunter/jumper, jumper and equitation divisions must be ID microchips. READ MORE

Store your medications safely this summer

by Christine Barakat with Melinda Freckleton, DVM As temperatures rise this season, be mindful of the recommended storage conditions for your horse’s medications. Heat or temperature fluctuations can cause drugs to break down, becoming... READ MORE

Be smart about the sun

by Christine Barakat with Melinda Freckleton, DVM With the return of sunny weather, you’ll want to protect your skin from damaging ultraviolet (UV) rays. Don’t forget to do the same for your horse, especially if he has pink skin... READ MORE

Combination dewormer approved for pregnant mares

by Mick McCluskey, BVSc, MACVSc The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved Quest Plus Gel for use in breeding, pregnant and lactating mares. Quest Plus is a combination deworming product containing... READ MORE

Tiny but tough

by Kim Hinson A Miniature Horse’s diminutive size is an asset after an attack by a stallion leaves him with a traumatic head injury. READ MORE

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