Equus

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Four horses on New York farm test positive for EHV-1; one horse had recently competed at large show facility

Veterinary officials urge owners who may have been at the same show to follow monitoring protocols to detect signs of illness in their horses

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FDA warns against using animal ivermectin to treat or prevent COVID-19

The agency cautions that inappropriate use of the medication can have deadly side effects.

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Dog who loves horse racing goes viral

Bella gets so excited, she must have money on the favorite.

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4 Tips for safe holiday decorating

Make sure your efforts to bring holiday cheer to the barn don't put your horse's health in jeopardy.

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Saddles for the Hard to Fit Horse

Here’s how to choose the right saddle for three equine body types that are especially difficult to fit.

Emotion can quickly overwhelm rational judgement when horse shopping.

What percent horse girl are you?

Take this quick quiz to find out just how "horse girl" you are.

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Fall laminitis alert

Fall can be a high-risk time for horses prone to this devastating condition.

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How Horses Keep Cool

Consider how our equine partners regulate body temperature and keep cool.

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Tips for Fighting Flies

Practicing good fly control around the barn will make your horse happier and healthier. By Melanie Wallace for EQUUS Magazine.

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The trouble with bran mashes

Though your horse may relish a nice, warm bran mash from time to time, too much of it can do more harm than good.

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Should You Feed Bran Mash?

Bran mashes will not protect your horse's digestive health. Rice bran or wheat bran confer few health benefits for horses and carry some risks.

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What whinnies may mean

Researchers have identified the emotions conveyed by specific types of equine vocalizations.

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Ride Along With A Veterinarian—Sarah Puchalski, DVM, DACVR | Equine MRI

What you can learn about your horse's lameness through equine MRI.

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Ride Along With A Veterinarian—Weston Davis, DVM, CVS | Kissing Spine

When should you consider kissing spine surgery for your horse?

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Ride Along With A Veterinarian—Sarah Puchalski, DVM | Bone Scans

How equine nuclear scintigraphy "bone scans" works and how it can help determine areas of injury in your horse.

Dream Rides: Horse Vacations

For the trip of a lifetime, put a horse in your next vacation. By Dale Leatherman for EquiSearch.com.

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Limited land? No Problem!

With a little extra effort, you can enjoy the advantages of a large farm even if you keep your horses on a relatively small acreage.

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EQUUS Pop Quiz on Bathing Products

Are you shampoo savvy when it comes to bathing your horse? Take this Pop Quiz to find out.

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EQUUS Pop Quiz: Horse Terms

Take a mini quiz from the editors of EQUUS for a quick test of your horse knowledge.

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EQUUS Pop Quiz: Ponies

What do you really know about ponies? Here's a short EQUUS pop quiz to test your smarts on the little but mighty.

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4 must-do tasks when spring-cleaning your barn

This is the season to clean, organize and repair. If you set your spring-cleaning sights on the barn, don't overlook these four important tasks.

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Coping With Muddy Trails

Here's how to safely ride through sloppy footing.

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What horses think of winter turnout

Researchers find that horses benefit from turnout time even during poor weather.

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EQUUS Pop Quiz: Tendon Troubles

How much do you know about what stresses the critical connectors between your horse's muscle and bone? Take this test to find out.

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EQUUS Pop Quiz: Toxic Groceries

Do you know what fruits and veggies to keep from your horses? Take this Pop Quiz to find out.

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Pop Quiz: Horse Nutrition

Pop quiz! Answer two questions on horse feed to test your nutrition knowledge.

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EQUUS Pop Quiz: Vital vitamins

Do you know which five vitamins help regulate your horse's body functions?

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EQUUS Pop Quiz: Heaves

What is the most effective way to control RAO, or heaves, in horses? Take this Pop Quiz to test your knowledge.

5 tips for winter

Be sure to cool down carefully after a winter ride

Cooling your horse properly after exercise will help prevent him from catching a chill.

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What to do when your horse has a fever

When your horse’s temperature climbs, it may be best to simply let the process run its course. But sometimes you’ll want to get a veterinarian in right away. Here's what you need to know.

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Be wary of these winter footing challenges

Cold weather sometimes creates hazardous footing, especially for older, arthritic horses.

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Which clip to pick?

Let your horse's lifestyle dictate how much coat you remove this winter.

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How to Interpret Your Horse's Head Bobs

How a horse's head bobs up and down can be an important clue to lameness. Here's how to read what you see.

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Ride Along With A Veterinarian – John Janicek, DVM, MC | Lameness and Flexing

John Janicek, DVM, MS of Brazos Valley Equine Hospital demonstrates flexion tests.

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Manage Your Horse for Stronger Hooves

Each day brings another opportunity to help your horse grow better feet. Here’s a simple hoof-building strategy you can easily incorporate into your daily routine.

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Ride Along With A Veterinarian— Kathy Anderson, DVM | Lameness

The art and science of lameness exams

Tried and True Grooming Techniques

Here are 7 time-tested methods that will help you bring out your horse’s beauty quickly and easily.

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Basic Training by David O'Connor | Episode Twelve: Leading though water

Training a horse to go through water takes preparation and patience

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Basic Training with David O'Connor | Episode Ten: Mounting

Teach your horse to stand still at a mounting block

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Basic Training by David O'Connor | Episode Eleven: Spooking

Go by a scary object rather than toward it