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Why Does a Horse Shake His Head?

October 30, 2014

What causes horses to shake their heads, and how can this issue be resolved?... Read More

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Breeders' Cup Participants Pledge to Support New Vocations

October 30, 2014

To date, 36 horses have owners and/or trainers pledging a percentage of their Breeders' Cup earnings to New Vocations.... Read More

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Contraception Begins for San Felipe Pueblo Wild Horses

October 30, 2014

The San Felipe Pueblo will employ porcine zona pellucida as recommended by a National Academy of Sciences report.... Read More

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AAEP On Call Veterinarians to Assist at 2014 Breeders' Cup

October 30, 2014

Drs. Larry Bramlage and Wayne McIlwraith will be able to provide health reports regarding the horses in each race.... Read More

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Blanketing Basics

October 30, 2014

Take these tips into account when deciding how (or if) to blanket your horse this winter.... Read More

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CSU Releases New Furosemide Research Results

October 30, 2014

Dr. Paul Morley found evidence suggesting furosemide is effective in reducing EIPH incidence and severity. ... Read More

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Weanling Daughter of Champion Zenyatta Dies

October 29, 2014

The filly was euthanized Oct. 28 at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital after a paddock accident at Lane's End Farm.... Read More

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Nevada, Wild Horse Advocates Clash over Estrays

October 29, 2014

In a statement, authorities said gathers only take place when horses pose a danger to themselves or the public.... Read More

Silver Charm wins the 1997 Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs.

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Derby Winner Silver Charm Pensioned, Returning to Kentucky

October 29, 2014

The 20-year-old stallion has been standing at stud in Japan and is expected to be back in Kentucky by late November.... Read More

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Meet 'Down the Fence' Producer MJ Isakson

October 29, 2014

Filmmaker MJ Isakson is completing a film documenting the sport of 'reined cow horse,' its horses, and its legends.... Read More

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Sesamoid Injuries

October 29, 2014

Such injuries can be difficult to repair and even fatal; here's how to prevent sesamoid injuries.... Read More

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UC Davis Launches Equine Ophthalmology Service

October 29, 2014

Mary Lassaline, DVM, PhD, MA, Dipl. ACVO, is heading the UC Davis equine ophthalmology service.... Read More

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Developing the Sport Horse: Common Injuries

October 29, 2014

Learn about three common sport horse injuries and how to prevent and treat them.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Horse Feeding Frequency

October 28, 2014

Of the 2,049 respondents, 698 (34%) said their horse receives hay twice per day.... Read More

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Wyoming Legislators to Study Wild Horse Management

October 28, 2014

A state committee voted to draft a resolution to study the animals' environmental impact on the state's rangelands.... Read More

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Indiana Racing Commission Suspends Vet Russell for 20 Years

October 28, 2014

Ross Russell, DVM, was suspended and fined $20,000 for allegedly administering cobalt to a horse before a race.... Read More

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Equine Veterinarian, Parents Killed in Kentucky

October 28, 2014

Emily Champion, DVM, was the victim of a homicide Oct. 26 while visiting her parents at their western Kentucky home.... Read More

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Researchers Study Equine Influenza Vaccination Schedules

October 28, 2014

Horses vaccinated at longer intervals were more likely to have gaps in immunity than those vaccinated at shorter ones.... Read More

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Smartphone App Helps Animal Cruelty Investigators

October 27, 2014

The app allows users to record videos of suspected animal cruelty and to establish GPS coordinates of the alleged crime.... Read More

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Breeders' Cup Modifies Convicted Trainer Rule

October 27, 2014

Starting in 2015, convicted trainers won't be able to transfer horses to assistant trainers for Breeders' Cup races.... Read More

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Navicular Disease and Fracture

October 27, 2014

My horse has a fractured navicular bone that has calcified. Is there any treatment or surgery available to repair it?... Read More

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Lab: Delays Followed Suspicious Samples Spike

October 27, 2014

Lab officials blame delays on a spike of nearly 100 times the number of suspicious results compared with 2013. ... Read More

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Are We Prepared for African Horse Sickness?

October 27, 2014

One vet recommends taking these steps to prepare ahead of time, which could help reduce the impact of an outbreak.... Read More

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WEG Heads to Canada in 2018

October 26, 2014

The World Equestrian Games will take place in Bromont, Canada, only the second time it's been held in North America.... Read More

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BLM Ely, Nevada, District to Gather Wild Horses

October 26, 2014

The BLM will gather about 120 excess wild horses from in and around the Triple B and Silver King herd management areas.... Read More