Illnesses and Injuries

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Standing Wrap How-To

Learn to apply this most basic bandage that offers support and promotes circulation in your horse’s leg.

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Tendon Injury FAQs

Two vets give you the inside scoop, from causes and prevention, to treatment, rehab and prognosis.

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Hyperflexion: Going to Extremes | Hyperflexion in Horses

Research sheds new light on a divisive training technique, hyperflexion—a position in which a horse’s nose is behind the vertical.

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Discoveries in Equine Metabolic Syndrome

New light is being shed on this syndrome which often affects middle-aged obese horses and certain breeds.

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Research Update: Equine Heart Health

Catching up with the United States Eventing Association’s Cardiopulmonary Research Group as it works to solve the puzzle of sudden equine deaths in competition

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Equine Melanoma Vaccine In the Works

Scientists are working to create a therapeutic vaccine to treat equine melanomas.

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First-ever Equine Vaccine for Leptospirosis

Scientists have created the first vaccine that can protect horses from leptospirosis, an infectious bacterial disease that has been linked to equine recurrent uveitis (ERU, or moon blindness), late-term abortion in pregnant mares and other serious effects

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Equine Proud Flesh Problems

There are new insights into a frustrating, somewhat mysterious, age-old condition.

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Horse Boots 101

Lightweight, cooling qualities and protective powers dominate today’s horse-boot market.

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How to Treat and Prevent Summer Sores in Horses

Summer sores in horses are on the rise. Learn more about these parasite-related skin infections.

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How To Get Rid of Rain Rot

A veterinarian explains how to prevent and treat rain rot, common equine bacterial skin disease

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Preserve Your Horse's Fitness in the Off-Season

Learn how to safely transition your horse from his competition schedule to layoff.

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Jessica Phoenix: Get Him Fit When Footing Is Not

Canadian Olympic eventer Jessica Phoenix shares the program that helps her condition her horses when the ground outside the ring is not suitable for riding.

A compounded medication caused the death of four horses, prompting concerns about the use of unapproved drugs for horses. © Frank Sorge/arnd.nl

Deadly Drug

A compounded EPM drug caused the death of four horses and sickened six others in May, prompting an investigation by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

When a horse goes on stall rest, the change in routine causes slower gut motility and drier gut contents, which may make impaction colic more likely. © CLiX/Shawn Hamilton

Colic Risks Studied

A new study looks at how changes in management, such as switching from pasture to stabling, affect a horse's digestion and why this can lead to colic.

When selecting what vaccinations to give your horse, balance the risk of disease against the risk of side effects. | © Charles Mann/arnd.nl

Which Shots? Choose the Right Vaccinations for Your Horse

Learn how to develop an ideal vaccine protocol for your horse.

During the cross-country phase, event horses gallop over natural terrain, which increases the risk of missteps and injuries. | © Charles Mann/arnd.nl

Soundness Threats for Event Horses

Learn about the occupational hazards of eventing and how to protect your horse.

The Equine Disease Communication Center will get the word out on equine disease outbreaks through a call center, a website and an email alert. | © Dusty Perin

Fast Facts on Disease Outbreaks: The Equine Disease Communication Center

The American Association of Equine Practitioners and the American Horse Council are teaming with national and state animal- health officials to create the Equine Disease Communication Center, a clearinghouse for accurate information about equine diseases.

Delayed shedding can be a sign of Cushing’s disease. © Paula da Silva/arnd.nl

Testing for Equine Cushing’s Disease

New diagnostic guidelines may help find equine Cushing's Disease in its early stages, when signs are mild.

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The Lowdown on Lyme Disease in Horses

Reports of Lyme disease in horses are on the rise. Here's what you need to know.

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Equine Colic Update

Are you prepared for this equine emergency?

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Respiratory Problems? Help Your Horse Breathe Easy

Is a respiratory problem holding your horse back? Here's advice from experts.

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Is My Horse Safe If His Barnmates' Coggins Tests Aren't Drawn?

Dr. Cody Alcott answers a reader's question about the Coggins test for equine infectious anemia in horses.

Jumping and speed work can overload the deep digital flexor tendon when it stretches to the maximum while galloping or landing. ? Amy K. Dragoo

5 Common Sport Horse Injuries

Find out whether your horse is at risk for one of these sideliners, such as suspensory ligament and deep digital flexor tendon injuries, and what you can do about them.