Recent News for Breed-Specific Health Issues

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Testing Available for Dwarfism Gene in Miniature Horses

April 24, 2014

The tests can identify for four aggrecan gene mutations associated with dwarfism in Miniature Horses. ... Read More

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Australia's Rules Banning AI in Thoroughbreds Upheld

April 19, 2014

The Full Federal Court of Australia dismissed a challenge to a ban on artificial insemination (AI).... Read More

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Florida Racehorse Stolen

April 18, 2014

Authorities are seeking whoever allegedly stole a racing Quarter Horse from a boarding facility near Odessa.... Read More

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Old Friends Retiree Bull Inthe Heather Euthanized

April 08, 2014

The 24-year-old had been receiving treatment for several health issues, but his quality of life diminished.... Read More

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Old Friends, New Vocations Enter Partnership

April 04, 2014

The agreement is designed to jointly benefit Thoroughbreds in their post-racing and -breeding careers.... Read More

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TRF Names Messer, Scherf to Board

March 26, 2014

The TRF has named Nat T. Messer IV, DVM, ABVP, and Christopher Scherf to its board of directors.... Read More

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AQHA Files Cloning Lawsuit Reply

March 26, 2014

The AQHA has filed its reply in a case involving the registration of cloned horses and their offspring.... Read More

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Sidebone might be Normal in Swedish Cold-Blooded Horses

March 21, 2014

Researchers found that sidebone does not appear to affect horses' performance.... Read More

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AQHA Gets More Time to Make Cloning Arguments

March 18, 2014

The AQHA will have more time to to slate oral arguments in their appeal regarding cloned horse registrations.... Read More

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New Vocations Announces 16 Ambassadors for 2014

March 12, 2014

The ambassadors will represent the organization and help promote retired racehorses in second careers.... Read More

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Thoroughbred The Name's Jimmy Euthanized at Old Friends

March 10, 2014

The 1992 American Derby record setter The Name's Jimmy died March 7 at Old Friends in Georgetown, Ky.... Read More

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Thoroughbred Dies in Indianapolis Barn Blaze

March 04, 2014

A 2-year-old Thoroughbred is dead after fire swept through the barn in which it was residing.... Read More

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Thoroughbred Hoof Care: Foal to Racehorse to Sport Horse

February 26, 2014

To help your Thoroughbred perform to his potential, tailor his hoof care to his specific age, needs, and job.... Read More

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2014 TAA Application Available Online

February 25, 2014

The 2014 application for organizations seeking accreditation from the TAA Foundation is now available online.... Read More

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Western Gunslinger Dies

February 18, 2014

The AQHA halter world champion and world champion sire died due to complications from an intestinal tumor.... Read More

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CANTER Pa. Offers Grants to 4-H and Pony Club Riders

February 15, 2014

4-H and Pony Club members in Pennsylvania who ride an OTTB can apply for a $250 educational scholarship.... Read More

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Eight Horses Die in Central Kentucky Barn Fire

February 10, 2014

A Feb. 9 barn fire at Equine Integrated Medicine veterinary clinic near Georgetown, Ky., killed eight horses.... Read More

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Belgian JEB Carrier Rate Steady; Mare Testing To Be Required

February 05, 2014

Such testing requirements aim to prevent the birth of JEB foals and reduce the number of carriers.... Read More

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BLM Seeks Shooters in Burro Case

February 03, 2014

The BLM is hoping the public can help identify those responsible for the shooting deaths of two wild burros.... Read More

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New Vocations Launches Ambassador Program

January 29, 2014

Those who have adopted a New Vocations horse can assist the organization in promoting retired racehorses.... Read More

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Keeping the Big Guys Healthy

January 20, 2014

Caring for draft horses involves both physiological and logistical challenges. ... Read More

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Lil Ruf Peppy Becomes a Three Million Dollar Sire

January 18, 2014

Lil Ruf Peppy is the National Reining Horse Association's ninth Three Million Dollar Sire.... Read More

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Top N.Y.-bred Dancin' Renee Dies at Old Friends

January 15, 2014

The 22-year-old Thoroughbred mare lost a long battle with laminitis and was euthanized Jan. 11.... Read More

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Irish Star St Nicholas Abbey Dies From Colic

January 14, 2014

Champion Irish racehorse St Nicholas Abbey died the morning of Jan. 14 due to complications from colic.... Read More

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Old Friends Retiree Sunshine Forever Dies

January 08, 2014

The 29-year-old stallion was discovered in his paddock at dawn on Jan. 7; a necropsy will be performed.... Read More