Recent News for Discipline-Specific Issues

When you look at the hoof as the horse stands, you are seeing the hoof wall. If you pick up the hoof to look at the bottom, you will see the sole, frog, sulci, heels and bar.

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Trail Horse Hoof Care

September 05, 2017

Learn about the best trimming and shoeing practices to ensure your horse stays sound while traveling the trails.... Read More

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RMTC Approves Illicit Substance Research Funding

August 29, 2017

Two research programs will focus on selective androgen receptor modulators and small doses of EPO-stimulating agents.... Read More

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Causes of Death in Ontario Racehorses Examined

August 29, 2017

Ontario's racing--and, thus, study--population includes Thoroughbreds, Standardbreds, and Quarter Horses.... Read More

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Enhanced Horse Health Measures Put in Place at Saratoga

August 21, 2017

Seventeen horses have died or been euthanized after racing- and training-related incidents at the track this year.... Read More

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NYSGC Investigating Spate of Horse Deaths at Saratoga

August 15, 2017

The NYSGC is working to determine what might have contributed to a dozen recent racing- and training-related deaths.... Read More

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ARCI Updates Model Rules, Will Review Penalty Guidelines

August 14, 2017

Some believe the recommended penalties aren't enough for egregious violations and too harsh for isolated minor offenses.... Read More

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Jockey Club's 2017 Round Table Meeting in the Books

August 14, 2017

Topics covered included the Horseracing Integrity Act of 2017, Thoroughbred Safety Committee recommendations, and more.... Read More

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Whip Use Violations in Australian Racing Scrutinized

August 10, 2017

Most of the violations in a recent study involved excessive use of the whip before the 100-meter mark.... Read More

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FEI Suspends U.S. Show Jumper Paige Johnson for a Year

August 09, 2017

The FEI also announced that a Belgian show jumping horse has tested positive for a metabolite of the analgesic tramadol.... Read More

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Five IFHA Reference Laboratories Appointed

August 09, 2017

Labs in Australia, France, Great Britain, Hong Kong, and the United States earned reference laboratory accreditation.... Read More

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Saratoga Race Meet Marred by Horse Deaths

August 08, 2017

Eleven horses have died in racing or training at Saratoga Race Course since the start of the year.... Read More

Tennessee Lane and the 17-year-old Arabian gelding Auli Farwa finished the 2017 Tevis Cup around 10 p.m., 12 minutes ahead of the second place pair.

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Auli Farwa and Tennessee Lane Win 2017 Tevis Cup

August 07, 2017

Jeremy Reynolds' Treasured Moments received the Haggin Cup, which recognizes the horse in the most superior condition.... Read More

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Congress Continues to Promote Land Access

August 06, 2017

New legislation, the Recreation Not Red-Tape Act, focuses on streamlined permitting to access public lands.... Read More

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New Technique Tests Horse Urine for 100+ Drugs

July 30, 2017

The automatic test's short run time enables a high throughput with minimal labor requirements, researchers say.... Read More

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New HBLB Equine Science Research, Education Awards in 2017

July 28, 2017

Also, the HBLB announced that the application round for awards to start in 2018 is now open.... Read More

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Forage-Only Diet a 'Win' for Standardbred Racehorses

July 28, 2017

The key is to ensure the hay, haylage, or grass has enough high-energy nutrient value to cover the horse's needs.... Read More

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TCA Awards 2017 Grants

July 23, 2017

Seventy-one Thoroughbred industry-related nonprofits received grants totaling $462,139 in 2017.... Read More

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Fetlock Injuries in Racehorses

July 21, 2017

Learn about the signs, diagnosis, and management of repetitive stress-related fetlock injuries in racehorses.... Read More

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Genetics and Genomics in Racing: Speed Isn't Everything

July 12, 2017

Genetic and genomic research could help veterinarians diagnose disease early and select more targeted treatments.... 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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Improving Arena Surfaces

July 04, 2017

Find a safe and durable footing to support your horse's soundness.... Read More

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Mountain Bikes on the Trail? No Problem for Prepared Horses

June 29, 2017

Introduce horses systematically to bikes, hikers, backpackers, strollers, and ATVs to reduce spooking on the trail. ... Read More

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The Healthy-Backed Horse

June 23, 2017

Learn how the all-important equine back functions and how to prevent problems from developing. ... Read More

Troy Heikes (USA) and Lil Gun Dunit were the leaders in the second individual reining qualifier .

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Keeping Your Equine Athlete at the Top of His Game

June 21, 2017

Our sources share nine ways to help your sport horse perform at his best.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Training Across Riding Disciplines

June 20, 2017

Of the 305 respondents, 166 (54%) said they've cross-trained their horses outside their primary riding disciplines. ... Read More