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Learn what the signs are, how it's transmitted, and prevention
Equine herpesvirus is highly-contagious disease among horses, donkeys, and mules. It’s spread by close contact, and causes respiratory infection, abortion, and neurological disease. Becky...
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Watch out for vermin that bug your horse's ears
A horse uses its ears to express itself. Their position can tell you a lot about the horse’s mood. But if he shakes his head, won’t let you put the bridle on, and doesn’t like his...
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A lot could go wrong if a horse is behaving suspiciously, which could mean they are experiencing early symptoms of a serious condition or disease. We've collected some basic information to help...
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Caring for your newborn foals begins with proper prenatal care for your mares. Follow this expert advice on mare and foal care, and give them the best start possible.
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Good feeding practices are the key to prevention
Botulism is caused by toxins produced by a bacterium in low-or-no-oxygen environments, and can be deadly to horses. They usually ingest the toxins in their feedstuffs. Eating trampled hay, or hay...
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Keep an eye on their diet and lessen the stressors during a show
Horses like having a daily routine. When they're taken to shows, the ability to manage the disruptions can make a difference in their performance. Dave Freeman is an extension equine...
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Some fractures can be fixed. Others cannot.
It used to be that a horse with a broken leg had to be put down. Advancements in equine medicine are now saving many of them. If your horse has a leg fracture, stabilize the leg the best you can and...
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Proper grooming tools help your horse look its best
Radio interview source: Tom Tweeten, Horse Grooming Expert, EquiScentials Listen here to the radio story (mp3) or read below Grooming should always be a part of your horse care routine. Tom...
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Dry weather can mean bacterial infection on the rise
Drought can mean dry skin and more insect bites for horses, and that can be trouble. Philip Johnson, a professor of equine medicine and surgery in the University of Missouri College of Veterinary...
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All horses in the United States should be vaccinated annually for five common infectious diseases. Even with the best management and disease prevention program, your horse can still become ill. Know...

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