Recent News for Breed-Specific Health Issues

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Graded Stakes Winner Williamstown Dead at 25

February 26, 2015

The 25-year-old son of Seattle Slew was euthanized Feb. 25 due to complications with equine protozoal myeloencephalitis.... Read More

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Participation Sought in Study on JIE in Arabians

February 24, 2015

Researchers are working to identify the genetic cause of juvenile idiopathic epilepsy (JIE) in Arabian horses.... Read More

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Study: Genetic Differences in Racing, Cutting Quarter Horses

February 22, 2015

Researchers identified specific genes that distinguish racing-type Quarter Horses from cutting-type Quarter Horses.... Read More

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Genetic Disorders: Breed by Breed

February 11, 2015

By knowing what conditions certain horses are predisposed to, owners and breeders can take preventive steps.... Read More

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Retired Racehorses: Transitioning from Racetrack to Ribbons

February 09, 2015

From selecting a horse to rehabbing and feeding him, learn how to transition an ex-racer to life as a riding mount.... Read More

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Thoroughbred Incentive Program Approves 750 Shows for 2015

February 07, 2015

The TIP has approved awards and classes for nearly 750 shows in 43 states and Canadian provinces during 2015.... Read More

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EIA Outbreak in California's Racing Quarter Horses

February 01, 2015

Thirty-four racing Quarter Horses, ranging in age from 3 to 8 years, have tested positive for EIA since 2012.... Read More

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Arabian Association Rescinds Horses' Registrations

January 26, 2015

The registrations were revoked after it was determined the champion horses were not, in fact, half-Arabians.... Read More

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New Vocations Helped More Than 450 Ex-Racehorses in 2014

January 25, 2015

Of those horses, 80% were successfully retrained and adopted while the remaining 20% are being rehabilitated or trained.... Read More

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Old Friends Retiree Escapedfromnewyork Dead at 10

January 20, 2015

The 10-year-old Thoroughbred gelding suffered a cardiac event brought on by colic.... Read More

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New Kentucky Horse Tourism Group Formed

January 18, 2015

The group aims to become a booking outlet for tours of Kentucky farms, equine vet clinics, and equine attractions.... Read More

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Appeals Court Rules AQHA Can Reject Clones

January 15, 2015

The ruling overturned a lower court decision mandating that the AQHA include clones in its registry.... Read More

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Awakening to Thoroughbred Aftercare

January 15, 2015

The Blood-Horse's editor-in-chief explains how the TCA's creation raised both money and awareness.... Read More

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Australian Racehorse Wastage Evaluated

January 13, 2015

Researchers believe improved training and breeding could lead to reduced wastage and more "viable" horses.... Read More

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Three Yearlings Die in Kentucky Barn Fire

January 12, 2015

Three Thoroughbred yearlings died in a Central Kentucky barn fire just before midnight on Jan. 10.... Read More

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2015 Application for TAA Accreditation Now Available Online

January 11, 2015

Equine aftercare organizations can apply for Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA) accreditation through April 15.... Read More

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CANTER, Retired Racehorse Project Join Forces

January 10, 2015

The groups will join forces to facilitate the sale of more Thoroughbred ex-racehorses to the equestrian market.... Read More

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Multiple Graded Stakes Winner Kiri's Clown Dead at 25

December 23, 2014

The 25-year-old Thoroughbred stallion was euthanized Dec. 22 due to complications following colic surgery.... Read More

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Catastrophic Injuries in Racing Quarter Horses Studied

December 23, 2014

More than 56% of injuries occurred in the right forelimb, the opposite of what's most commonly seen in Thoroughbreds.... Read More

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Bell to Head Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance

December 22, 2014

James G. "Jimmy" Bell, president and racing manager of Darley America, has been elected president of the organization.... Read More

Scratches commonly affects the rear aspect of nonpigmented pasterns.

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Getting a Handle on Scratches

December 17, 2014

Address the condition's primary, predisposing, and perpetuating causative factors for a successful outcome. ... Read More

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Researchers Identify Signs a Painful Donkey is Improving

December 14, 2014

Scientists behind a new study have identified behavior changes donkeys show when they experience pain relief.... Read More

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Aftercare Alliance to Award $2.4M in Grants

December 13, 2014

The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance will award $2.4 million in grants to its 42 accredited facilities for 2014.... Read More

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CANTER USA Principal Awarded AAEP Lavin Cup

December 10, 2014

Robbie Timmons' vision has helped place more than 20,000 Thoroughbred ex-racehorses into new homes since 1997.... Read More

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Saylor Joins Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation Board

December 07, 2014

Thoroughbred owner and businessman Paul Saylor has been elected to the board of directors.... Read More