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Equine Influenza: Do Vaccines Need Updated?

Equine Influenza: Do Vaccines Need Updated?

Some people ask why a new influenza vaccine is created for humans every year, but not for horses. This is because of the phenomena known as antigenic shift and antigenic drift. more »

Feb 19, 2017 by in Equine Health

Influenza in Horses: Types of Vaccines

Influenza in Horses: Types of Vaccines

"There are a number of influenza vaccines available, and they are updated periodically," said Dr. Katie Wilson of the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine... more »

Feb 18, 2017 by in Equine Health

Equine Influenza: Which Horses Should be Vaccinated?

Equine Influenza: Which Horses Should be Vaccinated?

Influenza in Horses             Part Three: Risk Factors – Which Horses Should be... more »

Feb 17, 2017 by in Equine Health

Equine Influenza: Use Biosecurity for Prevention of Disease Spread

Equine Influenza: Use Biosecurity for Prevention of Disease Spread

There are two ways to protect a horse from influenza--vaccination and biosecurity. "Vaccination is helpful, but it simply protects the horse for a short period of time," said... more »

Feb 16, 2017 by in Equine Health

Influenza in Horses: Clinical Signs and Treatment

Influenza in Horses: Clinical Signs and Treatment

Influenza in Horses Part One - Clinical Signs and... more »

Feb 15, 2017 by in Equine Health

Herd Health Planning

Herd Health Planning

A farm or boarding facility with multiple horses always needs a good herd health plan. This involves more than just vaccinations and deworming. Often the way you handle preventive medicine on your... more »

Feb 02, 2017 by in Equine Health

Winter Travel Tips for Equestrians

Winter Travel Tips for Equestrians

With winter right around the corner, USRider--the national provider of roadside emergency assistance for equestrians--reminds those who travel with Horses to be careful when traveling... more »

Jan 27, 2017 by in Equine Health

Research on Equine Behavior During Feeding

Research on Equine Behavior During Feeding

The competition for environmental resources in horse herds can result in agonistic behaviors (behaviors associated with conflict) with the dominant animal usually winning. These behaviors may result... more »

Jan 26, 2017 by in Equine Health

Inexpensive Dry Lot for PSSM Horse

Inexpensive Dry Lot for PSSM Horse

Editor's note: The following question and answer are from our Ask the Expert forum on barns and farm building that is hosted by Animal Arts. If you would like to read other posts or ask a question of... more »

Jan 20, 2017 by in Barns/Grounds

Analgesics to Have on Hand in an Equine Stable

Analgesics to Have on Hand in an Equine Stable

It is nice to have a properly stocked medicine chest that provides first aid to your horse in time of need. One desirable ingredient to the list of helpful pharmaceuticals includes one or more types... more »

Jan 16, 2017 by in Equine Health

Problems with Analgesics in Horses

Problems with Analgesics in Horses

Analgesics are a helpful tool for modifying acute pain or improving a chronically painful horse's quality of life. Whenever giving any medication to a horse, it is important to be circumspect... more »

Jan 15, 2017 by in Equine Health

When to Use Analgesic in Horses

When to Use Analgesic in Horses

Whether your horse is an athlete that incurs aches and pains associated with training and competition, or is an older horse in its golden but creaky years, analgesic medications play an important role... more »

Jan 14, 2017 by in Equine Health

Analgesics on Hand at the Horse Farm

Analgesics on Hand at the Horse Farm

It is nice to have a properly stocked medicine chest that provides first aid to your horse in time of need. One desirable ingredient to the list of helpful pharmaceuticals includes one or more types of pain-relieving medications... more »

Jan 08, 2017 by in Equine Health

Understanding Tranquilizers, Sedatives and Anti-Anxiety Medications

Understanding Tranquilizers, Sedatives and Anti-Anxiety Medications

Pharmacological intervention can play an important role in many veterinary procedures as well as with behavior modification. The terms tranquilizer and sedative often are used interchangeably, and the... more »

Jan 07, 2017 by in Equine Health

The Healthy, Older Horse

The Healthy, Older Horse

Let me tell you about Bugsy. He was an Appendix Quarter Horse I rescued a few years ago. When he came to me, he was significantly underweight, suffered from an old stifle injury, and had a distrustful... more »

Jan 03, 2017 by in Equine Health

 


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