Researchers found that sidebone does not appear to affect horses' performance.
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Such testing requirements aim to prevent the birth of JEB foals and reduce the number of carriers.
Photo by Courtesy Dr. J.D. Baird
March 21, 2014
Researchers found that sidebone does not appear to affect horses' performance.... Read More
February 05, 2014
Such testing requirements aim to prevent the birth of JEB foals and reduce the number of carriers.... Read More
January 20, 2014
Caring for draft horses involves both physiological and logistical challenges. ... Read More
November 14, 2013
TheHorse.com staff has collected a sampling of some of the most interesting horse-related world records.... Read More
November 05, 2013
Of the 737 voters, the majority (58%) indicated that they own or have owned a draft horse or draft-cross.... Read More
April 23, 2013
Find out how the Budweiser Clydesdales stay in top shape while traveling frequently.... Read More
February 23, 2010
A Table Topic session on standing surgery in draft horses attracted about 65 for the 1Â½-hour session at the 2009 American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) convention, held Dec. 5-9 in Las Vegas, Nev. The attendees included a wi... Read More
September 10, 2009
A 2,400-lb draft horse named Sylvia is recovering after firefighters in Estacada, Ore., rescued her from a 15-foot-deep hole on Monday night,
May 31, 2009
According to an update from the American Horse Council (AHC), the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has suspended the recent changes to the H-2A program made by the Bush Administration in December 2008.
On Dec. 18 DOL adopted a final rule... Read More
June 10, 2008
UltraShield Fly Bonnets provide protection against all types of flies, mosquitoes, and gnats, and this draft horse size bonnet has been designed to offer more face protection, a longer top panel, and a secure fit. Made with Rip-Shield tear-resistant... Read More
March 28, 2008
Suffering dramatic drops in numbers of registered animals, several European draft horse breed societies are coming up with targeted promotional campaigns in order to keep their breeds alive.
In England, the critically endangered Suffolk is... Read More
January 19, 2008
There are several animal attractions at the Cornwall's Crealy park near Wadebridge in the United Kingdom, but one of the most popular is the draft horse exhibit. Roger Harvey, manager of the park's animal attractions, teaches the draft horses... Read More
July 30, 2007
A 4-year-old girl on her way to her Roanoke, Va., birthday party was thrown from a horse-drawn carriage after two draft horses pulling it bolted.
The child, the driver, and her teenage daughter were bruised and battered Sunday after the... Read More
July 21, 2007
There's been no letup in demand for David Glover's hay crop from livestock producers with stunted pastures and hungry herds.
"I've gotten calls from everywhere," said Glover, who delivered a tractor-trailer load of alfalfa in Tennessee on... Read More
July 16, 2007
The owners of a State Fair patrol horse have offered a $500 reward for help finding the person who slashed the horse's throat over the weekend in their pasture in Inver Grove Heights, Minn.
Owner Patty Stadt said the 15-year-old Quarter... Read More
April 09, 2007
The century-old Michigan State University (MSU) draft horse program will hold its annual Plow Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 14 on the east side of the MSU Pavilion for Agriculture and Livestock Education. Local aficionados and... Read More
March 06, 2007
Animal Science 141 is more about the warm gloves than the notebooks, more about remembering to bring a hat than a pen.
We're talking draft-horse driving, and a Michigan State University class last month hitched students with horses in an... Read More
January 01, 2007
As the AAEP enters its 53rd year of protecting the health and welfare of the horse, I am extremely honored to serve as the association's president.
The AAEP's long-range goals and mission have been clearly defined by its board of directors and... Read More
December 21, 2006
Isabel and Irene are moving along at a casual pace among the Scotch pines and matted grass, as casually as 1,500-pound giants do anything. A brisk wind is blowing through a windbreak of oak trees nearby.
The sounds of brown leaves rustling... Read More
March 01, 2004
Draft horses are enjoying a comeback. Not since the days when they were required to move the nation have the "gentle giants" been so sought after as riding and driving competitors. Draft crosses are found worldwide, competing at many levels and... Read More
February 17, 2004
Junctional epidermolysis bullosa (JEB) is an inherited disease that causes skin lesions over pressure points of the body in newborn Belgian foals and results in large areas of skin loss. The disease is a lethal condition and affected foals typically ... Read More
February 11, 2004
The 5th Annual Auction of the North American Equine Ranching Information Council (NAERIC) Incentive registered yearlings will be at the Round House, Cook College, Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ. This year, five adult Belgian and Belgian... Read More
November 01, 2001
Because of our closeness to nature and our dealings with domestic creatures that still exhibit many of their wild instincts, horse owners are blessed with a high sense of survival. (How many times have you almost been hurt by horses, but... Read More
September 13, 2001
Nothing says sheer power like a draft horse. Nothing else exudes such strength with such a mild-mannered attitude. To watch these gentle giants in action is to get a sense of our own history and the invaluable role horses played, and continue to... Read More
January 01, 2001
Draft mares usually make excellent mothers, providing a large amount of milk and rarely rejecting a foal. Because of these traits, draft mares make good nurse mares; some mares can even support and feed two foals. Also, the tendency for multiple... Read More