Transport Stress


The Long and Short of Horse Trailering

August 01, 2011

In true summer riding season fashion, horse owners are heading down the road to trail rides and shows. ... Read More


Shipping Fever: Prevention is Key

July 05, 2011

Transportation is a rish factor for the development of broncho or pleuropneumonia (commonly known as shipping ... Read More


Bill Would Forbid Double-Decker Horse Transport

June 30, 2011

Transporting horses in double-deck trailers would be banned nationwide under legislation introduced into the ... Read More


Tips for Long Distance Hauling

May 29, 2011

Mitigate the stress of transporting horses over a long distance by understanding good trailering practices.... Read More


Mass Transit; To the World Equestrian Games We Go!

September 25, 2010

Starting in late summer, the largest airlift of competition horses ever--more than 650 in all--will begin. The horses will compete in the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG) at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, and they will come from... Read More


WEG: Australian Event Horse Withdrawn Due to Shipping Fever

September 23, 2010

Australian event horse Kirby Park Irish Jester, ridden by Megan Jones, was withdrawn from the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games due to a travel-related illness. The 17-year-old Australian-bred gelding developed a fever after arriving in quaran... Read More


Judge Denies Ohio Woman's New Trial Bid

September 09, 2010

Former Ohio Arabian horse trainer Robin Vess, who was found guilty on multiple animal cruelty charges in April, has lost her bid for a retrial. Animal welfare authorities charged Vess with 42 counts of misdemeanor animal cruelty in F... Read More


Summer Travel Concerns Shared by Readers

June 15, 2010

More than 660 readers of responded to a poll asking, "What is your biggest health concern when traveling with your horse?" ... Read More


Horses Unlikely to Spread Arboviruses to New Areas

May 07, 2010

Traveling horses are not a major source for the emergence of equine encephalitis viruses into new areas, according to Prof. Dr. Martin Pfeffer and Gerhard Dobler, MD, who looked at the role of animal trade and migration in spreading arboviruses... Read More


Hit the Road (Trailer Maintenance)

April 01, 2010

Teaching a horse to load like a champ is an oft-covered topic, but have you considered whether you're starting with an enclosure that's safe and pleasant for both horse and human? By maintaining your trailer properly... Read More


Transport Stress and EHV-1

December 03, 2009

Dormant equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) resides in the horse's nervous system, where it can reactivate when the horse's immune system is compromised by stress or illness. Results of a study on transport stress and EHV-1 reactivation. ... Read More


Transport Precautions Reduce Risks to Traveling Horses

October 20, 2009

Horses being transported appear at increased risk of disease or distress when specific needs are not met.... Read More


Trailering Anxiety or Heat?

October 01, 2009

My 24-year-old Arab gelding recently came off the trailer very sweaty and with tremors in his muscles...... Read More


Tips for Safe Horse Transport during Hot Weather

August 27, 2009

Hot weather can pose serious health problems for horses, including dehydration, heatstroke, and exhaustion. ... Read More


Stress Busters

April 01, 2009

What horses eat and when they eat play a significant role in promoting stress. ... Read More


Horse Management

August 15, 2008

General management topics were discussed at the 2007 AAEP convention: poisoning, dentistry, acupuncture & more... Read More


Ohio State Veterinarian Faces Familiar Challenges at 2008 Olympics

August 01, 2008

Catherine Kohn, VMD, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM, professor in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences at The Ohio State University, will be part of a multinational team of veterinarians caring for horses competing at the 2008 Olympics.... Read More


20 Hot Weather Trailering Tips

July 01, 2008

Keep your horses cooler, less stressed, and happier when hauling in hot, humid conditions.... Read More


Providing Horse Transport Breaks

June 11, 2008

"Since transport is known to be stressful and few studies have examined the effect of a mid-journey rest, the purpose of this study was to examine if a 12-hour rest and feeding stop during a long journey would impact the horses' immune response,"... Read More


Getting Horses to the Olympics (Book Excerpt)

May 19, 2008

From the days before air travel, when horses traveled by boat to reach competitions on faraway shores, to modern times, when horses and riders alike rack up their share of frequent-flyer miles, Olympic Games-bound mounts have endured their share... Read More


Olympic Horse Transporter Aims for 'First Class' Service

April 07, 2008

Martin Atock has seen a lot of things in the more than 20 years he has spent coordinating international equine travel. Atock is managing director of Peden Bloodstock, the official Olympic horse transportation company.

In 1990 he was... Read More


Keep Expo Horses Healthy

April 03, 2008

Although the stress of exposition environments might be unavoidable, according to several exposition professionals, its effects on horses can be reduced through careful selection of the horses that will be participating and management at the event.... Read More


Two Canadian Riders Opt Out of Olympics

January 12, 2008

Three top dressage riders--one from Switzerland and two from Canada—have renounced their participation in the 2008 summer Olympics in China, citing potential equine health hazards posed by extreme climate and travel conditions.

Canadian... Read More


Swiss Dressage Team Opts Out of Beijing Games; Humidity, Travel Stress Cited

January 09, 2008

Switzerland's dressage team will not take part at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

The move follows the withdrawal of the team's top rider, Silvia Ikle, who doesn't want to expose her horse to travel-related stress and the humid conditions in Hon... Read More