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Dog Food Blamed for Assateague Pony Death

July 25, 2017

The mare reportedly consumed a large quantities dog food, which caused an impaction and deadly ruptured intestine.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Beating the Heat in Horse Barns

July 25, 2017

Of the 630 respondents, 323 (51%) said they use fans to keep horse barns cool during the summer.... Read More

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South Carolina Confirms First Equine EEE Case of 2017

July 25, 2017

The affected horse from Dillon County was not known to have been vaccinated and did not survive.... Read More

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Wisconsin Reports First Equine WNV Case of 2017

July 25, 2017

The unvaccinated yearling Standardbred-cross gelding from Clark County was euthanized.... Read More

The senior horses in Dr. Amanda Adams' herd experienced decreased immune function and elevated stress hormones following transport, changes that could take more than a month to return to normal levels.

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How Does Transport Impact Senior Horse Immune Function?

July 25, 2017

Decreased Immune function following transport could take more than a month to return to normal, researchers found.... Read More

A horse competing in the Endurance World Championship appreciates a long, cool sip of water during the race.

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Avoiding Dehydration in Sport Horses During Summer

July 24, 2017

Keeping competition horses well-hydrated isn't always easy. Our nutritionist offers tips to help prevent dehydration.... Read More

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What You Need to Know About Equine Stomach Acid

July 24, 2017

Common feeding practices could be causing your horse's stomach acid levels to rise.... Read More

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Wildfire Near Yosemite Displace Horses

July 24, 2017

More than 100 horses were evacuated to several locations after fire destroyed their pastures and polluted the air.... Read More

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Bug Off: Controlling Flies in Horse Barn

July 24, 2017

Take steps to limit fly populations this summer.... Read More

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TCA Awards 2017 Grants

July 23, 2017

Seventy-one Thoroughbred industry-related nonprofits received grants totaling $462,139 in 2017.... Read More

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Work-Life Balance Focus of 2017 AAEP Convention as Keynote

July 23, 2017

Nigel Marsh will explore how vets can balance their career, family, personal time, and productivity.... Read More

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Sugars and Starches: They're Not All Bad!

July 23, 2017

Although owners are frequently warned against the consequences of feeding these carbs, horses need them in their diets.... Read More

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BLM Wyoming Holds Hearing on Vehicle Use In Horse Management

July 22, 2017

The public can share comments regarding helicopter and motorized vehicle use in wild horse management.... Read More

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Does Parade Participation Stress Horses?

July 22, 2017

On average, horses' stress levels remained within the range observed during routine work and management.... Read More

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Fetlock Injuries in Racehorses

July 21, 2017

Learn about the signs, diagnosis, and management of repetitive stress-related fetlock injuries in racehorses.... Read More

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West Nile Cases Confirmed in California, Wyoming Horses

July 21, 2017

The California horse died while the Wyoming horse is recovering. ... Read More

Przewalski's horses in the Mongolian Gobi desert.

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Modern Przewalski's Horses Eat Different Diet Than Ancestors

July 21, 2017

Today wild Przewalski's horses eat high-quality grass year-round. Previously, they ate less-nutritious bushes, as well.... Read More

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Senate Committee Nixes Horsemeat Inspections

July 21, 2017

This comes after the House of Representatives declined forbid the USDA from funding horsemeat inspections.... Read More

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Top Tweets from the AAEP Equine Colic Symposium

July 21, 2017

Read some of The Horse staff's top tweets and take-home messages related to recent equine colic research. ... Read More

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When the Herd Moves, Who Leads and Who Follows?

July 20, 2017

Contrary to conventional wisdom, horse herds are likely egalitarian and don't have a dominant stallion and "alpha" mare.... Read More

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AHC Economic Impact Survey Deadline Extended

July 20, 2017

The horse owner and supplier survey in the National Economic Impact Study will remain open until Aug. 18.... Read More

The Grooms Working Group had its first meeting at FEI Headquarters in Lausanne (SUI) this week. (L-R) Nanna-Riikka Nieminen (FIN), jumping; Brent Kuylen (BEL), jumping; Jackie Potts (GBR), eventing; FEI President Ingmar De Vos; and Alan Davies (GBR) dressage.

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New Grooms Working Group Meets with FEI President

July 20, 2017

The group was created to improve communications and interaction with grooms about what the FEI can do to help them.... Read More

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Swiss Barn Fires Kill More Than 20 Horses

July 20, 2017

An investigation is underway to determine if the fires at the Swiss National Institute of Equitation are arson-related.... Read More

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Study Confirms Horses Read Other Horses' Facial Expressions

July 20, 2017

Horses reacted to facial expressions in the absence of any other cues, such as body movements, vocal sounds, or odors.... Read More

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House Committee Passes BLM Funding Bill

July 19, 2017

The bill would allow the BLM to transfer horses and burros to other government agencies for use as work animals. ... Read More