Euthanasia

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Time to Say Goodbye

March 12, 2014

If possible, make decisions regarding euthanasia ahead of time to make the process less stressful.... Read More

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Senior Horse Care Tips and Tricks

February 17, 2014

What tips do you have for managing senior horses? ... Read More

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U.S. Olympic Eventer Biko Dies at 30

January 31, 2014

The 17.3-hand former mount of U.S. equestrian Karen O'Conner was euthanized earlier this week. He was 30.... Read More

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The Top 10 Blogs of 2013

January 04, 2014

Here's a look back at TheHorse.com's 10 most popular blog posts in 2013. Did your favorites make the list? ... Read More

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Caring for Horses Through Life and Death

November 22, 2013

Considering end-of-life decisions ahead of time serves to provide optimal care for your horse.... Read More

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BHS Launches "Friend at the End" Initiative

January 25, 2013

Welfare officers have attended training to help them support owners through and following a horse's death.... Read More

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The Horse: Top 10 Blog Posts of 2012

December 31, 2012

We've taken a few minutes to tally our most popular blog posts of 2012. Did your favorites make the list?... Read More

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Composting as Carcass Disposal Option for Horse Owners

November 10, 2012

Composting allows owners to dispose of their animals and naturally improve the soil conditions on properties.... Read More

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Euthanasia and What Comes Next

August 01, 2012

Electing to euthanize is a difficult part of horse ownership, and the hard decisions don't stop there.... Read More

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Pfizer Donates $25,000 to AAEP Foundation Memorial Program

November 23, 2011

Pfizer will continue the Matching Challenge with another $25,000 pledge to match donations in 2012.... Read More

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12 Australian Horses Dead of Unknown Cause

October 08, 2011

Seven horses died and five were euthanized, but Australian officals say the cause of death is unknown so far.... Read More

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AAEP Names Thomas Hoyme, DVM, August Good Works Honoree

September 21, 2011

Hoyme provides low-cost health services and helps make "difficult decisions" for True Innocents Equine Rescue.... Read More

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Common Reasons for Death in Older Horses Examined

July 31, 2011

Researchers examined the top reasons for death and euthanasia in older horses.... Read More

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"Unwanted" Horses

June 28, 2011

The United States has a growing problem with "unwanted" horses. This live chat event discussed many solutions.... Read More

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AAEP Foundation and Pfizer Announce Equine Memorial Program Matching Challenge

December 13, 2010

Pfizer Animal Health has pledged to match up to $25,000 to donate to the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Foundation's Equine Memorial Program in 2011. Pfizer Animal Health's matching challenge that urges practitioners to ... Read More

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On Farm Mortality: Consider Composting

August 05, 2010

Many horse owners will eventually face tough decisions regarding animal mortality and disposal. The Unwanted Horse Coalition receives many calls from concerned owners regarding the legalities and options for disposing of horse carcasses. The pr... Read More

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Unwanted Horse Coalition Takes the Next Step

June 21, 2010

The Unwanted Horse Coalition, now in its fifth year, adopted a multifaceted strategic plan June 21 designed to continue advocacy and education programs but move the organization to the next level. Coalition members met in Washington,... Read More

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Feeding the Starved Horse

June 01, 2010

When dealing with a starved horse, how should you feed him? How much, how often, and what type of feed will bring the horse back to good health without causing more problems? The starved horse is in a most delicate health predicament... Read More

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Taming the Beast: A Review of Equine Neurologic Disease

June 01, 2010

To take the dizzy factor out of understanding neurologic disease in horses, I.G. Joe Mayhew, BVSc, FRCVS, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM, ECVN, has dedicated much of his career to helping practitioners and owners understand equine neurology.... Read More

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Elmer Bandit Necropsy Performed at Kansas State

February 19, 2010

"We are looking for what was right with Elmer, not what was wrong," said Lucy Hirsch, DVM, friend of Elmer Bandit, as she accompanied owner Mary Anna Wood on Elmer's final journey, which was, fittingly, to a veterinary teaching ho... Read More

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Man Accused of Hanging Horse to Plead Not Guilty

January 20, 2010

A man accused of starving and then hanging a 27-year-old Appaloosa plans to plead not guilty at his next court appearance Jan. 25, at which time a trial date will also be set.

David Whiffin of Vancouver Island faces charges of killin... Read More

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Composting: A Viable Alternative for Mortality Disposal

December 19, 2009

Proper livestock stewardship does not cease when an animal dies. Despite sound management, all horse producers will experience losses due to weather, disease, or other natural causes. Options for carcass disposal are dwindling due to enhanced r... Read More

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Under the Blue Tarps

December 01, 2009

Guest editorial commentary on euthanasia of unwanted horses by veterinarian Christy Corp-Minamiji.... Read More

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Remembering Deceased Horses; Equine Guelph Launches Memorial Feature

October 26, 2009

A new memorial program that celebrates the lives of horses has been launched through Equine Guelph. Hoofprints honors the memory of deceased horses through stories and pictures on Read More

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Thoroughbred Sire Gone West Euthanized Due to Colic Complications

September 08, 2009

Gone West, who carved out a successful branch of the Mr. Prospector sire line all his own as the sire of 98 stakes winners, was euthanized the night of Sept. 7 because of complications following colic surgery. The 25-year-old stallion, who was... Read More