June 26, 2009
A gathering of different summer horse health articles to help you battle the heat.... Read More
June 11, 2009
Latherin, a soaplike protein in horse sweat and saliva, helps spread sweat over the coat, maximizing evaporation of water for heat loss, and causing the foam that we see when horses sweat profusely. Latherin is also found in saliva, which might... Read More
June 01, 2009
Heat and humidity are major concerns for the horse since heat-related illness can be dangerous--even fatal. ... Read More
March 14, 2009
Endurance rides are often held in wilderness areas without good road access, posing a challenge when trying to reach a horse in distress. A Treatment Veterinarian should be equipped with sufficient horsepower (vehicle, ATV, or horse) to reach a horse... Read More
February 10, 2009
What's it like to be an equine veterinarian behind the scenes at the Olympic Games? Horse owners got to hear about the experience at the Healthy Horses Workshop of the 2008 American Association of Equine Practitioners Convention (held Dec. 6-10... Read More
August 16, 2008
By now, the Swiss dressage team might be feeling pangs of regret at its decision not to enter the 2008 Olympic equestrian competition.
Citing concerns about weather conditions and pollution, the Swiss
August 13, 2008
Years of in-depth preparation, planning, and some luck combined to make cross-country at the 2008 Olympics a success, according to vets on the scene.
"We were lucky with the weather," said Foreign Veterinary Delegate Leo Jeffcott, MA,... Read More
August 11, 2008
The good news is that the anxiously awaited eventing cross-country competition at the 2008 Olympic Games was a success, with careful planning and course design, the weather, and a dollop of luck combining to produce a four-hour contest with no... Read More
August 05, 2008
The Hong Kong Observatory (HKO) has deployed a dedicated team of meteorologists to provide weather information at the equestrian event venues to ensure that both the organizers and the public are fully informed of the weather conditions during... Read More
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
July 27, 2008
The decision to hold the equestrian competitions of the 2008 Beijing Olympics in Hong Kong continues to be a topic of interest and debate. The events were moved because competition organizers sought to minimize the risk o... Read More
July 01, 2008
Keep your horses cooler, less stressed, and happier when hauling in hot, humid conditions.... Read More
June 25, 2008
Representatives of the Animal Welfare Advisory Group (AWAG) visited the Sha Tin and Beas River Olympic equestrian facilities in Hong Kong June 24.
"It's very impressive," said AWAG spokesperson Chan Pui-tin. "Before I came here I had a lot... Read More
June 13, 2008
More than 1,100 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "What activities will you do with your horse this summer?"