Recent News for Horse Care

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Uniform Racehorse Drug Program Picking Up Support

July 10, 2014

Multiple jurisdictions have adopted all or parts of the program, with more expected to be on board soon.... Read More

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Information Collection Key in Maintaining Track Surfaces

July 10, 2014

Presenters discussed how improved information collection is helping to improve racetrack surfaces.... Read More

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Retired Racehorse Project Launches Thoroughbred Contest

July 10, 2014

Ten ex-racehorses will be trained in ten disciplines by ten prominent trainers for a purse of $10,000. ... Read More

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Equine Infectious Disease Outbreak Response 101

July 10, 2014

Remember these steps if an outbreak occurs, regardless of what disease you're faced with.... Read More

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Panel: Culture Change Needed in Thoroughbred Racing

July 09, 2014

Panelists pushed for better communication and more transparency to help keep racehorses safe.... Read More

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Why Are American Thoroughbreds Racing Less Frequently?

July 09, 2014

Panelists discussed if equine fragility, medications, and economics could result in fewer starts for horses.... Read More

Store chemicals or medications in special designated locations to they don't contaminate horse feed or poison children or pets around the barn.

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Storing Toxic Substances in Stables

July 09, 2014

Find out how to use, store, and discard flammable, toxic, or hazardous products found on horse farms.... Read More

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FEI Seeks to Improve Vaulting Horse Welfare

July 08, 2014

As vaulters' movements become more complex, the horse's continued welfare is an important issue for the FEI.... Read More

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Identifying At-Risk Racehorses a Priority

July 08, 2014

The Thoroughbred industry is pushing the need to identify racehorses at risk of catastrophic injury.... Read More

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What is SAA, and Why is it Important to Equine Medicine?

July 08, 2014

Here's what you need to know about SAA, a biomarker veterinarians are using to detect inflammation in horses.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Horses on the Fourth of July

July 08, 2014

Of the 716 respondents, 203 people (28%) said they bring their horses into a barn before fireworks start.... Read More

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Energy and Carbs in the Equine Diet

July 07, 2014

If forage provides maintenance energy, then cereal grains are the turbo-charged portion of your horse's diet.... Read More

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International Helmet Awareness Day to Take Place July 12

July 07, 2014

Riders4Helmets has teamed with leading helmet manufacturers and retailers to offer education and discounts.... Read More

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Could Season Impact Equine Obesity?

July 07, 2014

Researchers found that obesity levels rose significantly from 27% at winter's end to 35% during the summer.... Read More

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How do Equine Dewormers Impact the Environment?

July 06, 2014

Researchers investigated equine parasite control practices and how local insect populations were faring.... Read More

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Endometrial Cups: A Unique Feature of Equine Pregnancies

July 05, 2014

Dr. Douglas Antczak recently commemorated the 100th anniversary of the discovery of endometrial cups.... Read More

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Can Fecal Albumin Tests Identify Equine Parasite Burdens?

July 05, 2014

Horses feces are significantly more likely to contain albumin prior to deworming than after, researchers say.... Read More

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Study Evaluates Surgical Strangulation Colic Survival Rates

July 04, 2014

Researchers found that avoiding small intestine resection, when possible, can help reduce complications.... Read More

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My Filly has No Respect or Fear of Anything. What Can I Do?

July 03, 2014

An equine behaviorist offers advice for managing an orphaned filly who exhibits dangerous behaviors.... Read More

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Trotting Over Poles Can Have Exercise, Therapeutic Benefits

July 03, 2014

Trotting over poles helps increase joints' range of motion and could benefit horses recovering from lameness.... Read More

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Protect Your Horse from Hazards on the Farm

July 02, 2014

Spend time minimizing hazards on your property through identification and removal. Here's what to look for.... Read More

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National Uniform Medication Program for Racing Gets Push

July 02, 2014

American Horse Council convention attendees discussed medication program during forums and conversations.... Read More

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Australian Racehorse Owners Now Must Report Horse Retirement

July 02, 2014

Owners must report Thoroughbred racehorse retirement within 30 days under a new Australian Racing Board rule.... Read More

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Standardbred Racing Performance after OC Surgery Evaluated

July 02, 2014

Yearlings that had surgical treatment for hock osteochondrosis (OC) performed as well as those without OC.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Bathing Horses Warm or Cold

July 01, 2014

Of 1,071 poll respondents, 489 (46%) said they didn't have access to warm water to bathe their horse.... Read More