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BLM Issues Draft EA on Wyoming Wild Horse Gather

July 14, 2017

The population of 2,836 horses in three HMAs exceeds the cumulative AML of 1,560 animals by about 80%, the BLM says.... Read More

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Common Sense Biosecurity

July 14, 2017

Guidelines are readily available, but common sense is the first step to effective biosecurity, one veterinarian says. ... Read More

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How Horses Learn

July 13, 2017

Learning theory describes how we can influence horse behavior and improve training outcomes. ... Read More

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House Appropriations Bill Allows Horsemeat Inspections

July 13, 2017

The measure would allow funding for USDA personnel to conduct horsemeat inspections at U.S. processing plants.... Read More

Horses learn to associate movements (such as backing up) with the release of pressure (the handler stops tapping the whip), which in horse training circles is known as negative reinforcement.

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10 Horsemanship Science Resources on TheHorse.com

July 13, 2017

Learn about horsemanship and how to incorporate learning theory in your own horse training.... Read More

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BLM Offering Public Off-Range Pasture Tour in Oklahoma

July 13, 2017

The BLM is hosting two free tours on Aug. 12, at a wild horse off-range pasture in Bartlesville, Oklahoma.... Read More

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Rehabbing Neglected Horses: No Small Task

July 13, 2017

Restoring a neglected horse's health can be rewarding, but also complicated, time-consuming, and sometimes unsuccessful.... Read More

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Horse Dies After Injury in Calgary Stampede Event

July 12, 2017

A Thoroughbred sustained a left hind cannon bone fracture during a chuckwagon race and was euthanized.... Read More

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Horse Owners Warned About Blister Beetle Toxicity in Goat

July 12, 2017

Owners are urged to check alfalfa carefully for beetles before feeding to prevent additional cases from developing.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Summer Horse Health Challenges

July 11, 2017

Of the 250 respondents, 110 (44%) said their biggest challenge in the summer is keeping horses cool in extreme heat.... Read More

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Biosecurity at Equine Events

July 11, 2017

Find tips on managing and preventing a "perfect storm" of infectious disease spread at horse competition facilities.... Read More

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FEI Issues Decisions on Three Banned Substance Cases

July 11, 2017

The cases involve a Belgian endurance horse, a South African jumper, and a Mexican jumper.... Read More

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FEI: British Reining Horse Tests Positive for Stanozolol

July 10, 2017

Shiners Chic, ridden by Jessica Sternberg tested positive for the anabolic steroid at a CRI3* in Texas, in April.... Read More

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AAEP Foundation Seeks Equine Research Fellow Applications

July 10, 2017

These annual scholarships are awarded to AAEP-member veterinarians who are beginning careers in equine research.... Read More

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Protecting Against Wildfire

July 07, 2017

Learn how to identify and reduce fire risk on your property.... Read More

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Scientists Study How Climate Change Affects Horses

July 07, 2017

Horses suffered the effects of rapid climate change during the late Pleistocene and early Holocene epochs.... Read More

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How to Handle Wild Animal Encounters With Your Horse

July 06, 2017

Before you hit the trail, make sure both you and your horse are prepared for any wildlife encounters that might occur.... Read More

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Illinois Barn Fire Claims 18 Horses

July 05, 2017

Investigators are probing the cause of a fire that claimed 18 horses in Plainfield in the early morning hours of July 5.... Read More

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Kentucky Horse Owners Seek Stiffer Firework Regulations

July 05, 2017

Owners say firework-related injuries in horses have increased since the state lifted its firework ban in 2011.... Read More

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Recycling on the Farm

July 05, 2017

Find out how you can set up a farm-friendly recycling system, as well as reuse common materials around the barn. ... Read More

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Poll Recap: Radiographs for Horse Hoof Care

July 04, 2017

Of the 359 respondents, 101 (28%) said their hoof care professionals use radiographs to make trimming/shoeing decisions.... Read More

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KHC Hosting Level II Livestock Investigation Training

July 02, 2017

Registration is open for all county and state officials, such as animal control officers, sheriffs, and police officers.... Read More

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ASPCA Awards Grants to Help a Horse Day Contest Winners

July 01, 2017

Twelve equine rescues received more than $100,000 in grants to support their efforts to protect horses.... Read More

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Time to Ride Reaches Major Milestone

July 01, 2017

The industry outreach program is celebrating 100,000 horse-human connections.... Read More

Bornaviruses cause a lethal disease in horses, the borna disease. The pathogens are transmitted by shrews.

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Regional Borna Disease Hot Spot Discovered in Upper Austria

June 30, 2017

Bornaviruses are known to cause a lethal form of encephalitis, called borna disease, in horses and sheep. ... Read More