Safety

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UK Launches Thoroughbred Worker Health and Safety Study

November 23, 2012

The goal of the study is to make jobs safe for workers on Thoroughbred farms.... Read More

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FEI Co-Sponsors Conference on Concussion in Sport

November 04, 2012

The conference covered updates on concussion studies from four years ago and how to keep athletes safe.... Read More

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Aging Farmers' Health and Safety

November 22, 2011

Farmers have high-stress and hard-laboring lifestyles, which researchers are trying to better understand.... Read More

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Trailer Safety Q&A

August 04, 2011

See answers to trailer safety questions we couldn't get to in the Healthy, Safe Trailering Ask the Vet LIVE.... Read More

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Riders4Helments to Host 2011 Helmet Safety Symposium

July 11, 2011

The helmet awareness campaign Riders4Helmets will be hosting the 2011 Riders4Helmets Helmet Safety Symposium ... Read More

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Quiz Tests Equestrians' Rider Safety

May 24, 2011

Are you aware of the potential accidents that could happen if you're not well-versed in the safety rules of... Read More

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USEF Passes New Safety Helmet Rules for Eventing and Dressage

January 26, 2011

The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) Board of Directors during this year's annual meeting approved new helmet rules for riders in both eventing and dressage--just two weeks after dozens of stakeholders in equestrian sport met with the goal ... Read More

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Riders4Helmets to Host Helmet Safety Symposium

December 13, 2010

Riders4Helmets, the helmet awareness campaign founded by Jeri Bryant and equine health product SUCCEED Digestive Conditioning Program, will host a "by invitation only" Helmet Safety Symposium Jan. 8, at the White Horse Tavern in Wellington, Fla.,... Read More

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Cell Phone Safety Tips for Equestrians

December 11, 2010

Obtaining roadside assistance from USRider, the national provider of roadside emergency assistance for equestrians, is a piece of cake for its traveling members. They simply call the toll-free number on the back of their membership card. But ...... Read More

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TheHorse.com Finds 500th Horse a Home

October 19, 2010

TheHorse.com reached a new milestone Oct. 12, when the 500th horse found a new home via the website's all-breed free horse listings. Saucy Dance, a 3-year-old Thoroughbred filly, was fresh off the track at Laurel Park in Maryland... Read More

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Stout Named Kentucky Veterinarian of the Year

October 14, 2010

State veterinarian Robert C. Stout was honored as the Kentucky Veterinarian of the Year by the Kentucky Veterinary Medical Association on Oct. 9 during the Mid-America Veterinary Conference in Louisville. "Dr. Stout's dedica... Read More

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Majority of Readers Vaccinate Against Rabies

October 12, 2010

More than 840 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "Is your horse vaccinated against rabies?"... Read More

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Improve Digestion to Prevent Intestinal Upset in Sport Horses

October 03, 2010

One of the many factors that can affect a competition horse's focus is intestinal upset--specifically impaction and spasmodic colic. Kyle Newman, PhD, of Venture Laboratories, explored how sport horse owners can help prevent these colic epi... Read More

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Farm Safety Tips

September 01, 2010

How do you create the safest possible environment for your horses? ... Read More

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Nutrition For Horsewomen: Excerpt from Riding For Life

August 09, 2010

As an equestrian, you know the importance of your horse getting good nutrition. You realize the quality of the feed and forage is key in determining how he looks, feels, and performs. You probably invest in high-quality grain, hay, and nutritio... Read More

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SmartPak Receives Vet-VIPPS Certfication

July 08, 2010

SmartPak was recently awarded the Veterinary Verified Internet Pharmacy Practice Sites (Vet-VIPPS) certification from the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP). SmartPak is only the fifth veterinary pharmacy to receive Vet-VIPPS certifica... Read More

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Share Horse Safety Tips to Win Tickets to WEG

July 01, 2010

Saddle Up SAFELY, a program began by University of Kentucky HealthCare and UK College of Agriculture Equine Initiative and now including more than 30 medical and equine-related organizations, is giving away prizes in exchange for horse riding safety ... Read More

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Dressage Committee Strongly Recommends Safety Helmets

June 21, 2010

Following an accident in which Courtney King-Dye (USA) suffered serious head injuries in a schooling fall in Florida earlier this year, the FEI Dressage Committee strongly recommends that all riders wear properly fastened safety helmets when tr... Read More

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Horsemeat Investigation Under Way in Florida

May 27, 2010

Police in Miami-Dade Florida are examining a vehicle to determine whether the meat found inside was derived from a horse. The probe is the latest into a series of incidents involving the slaughter of horses for their meat. Since Janu... Read More

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Training Challenge to Showcase Rescued Horses

May 24, 2010

Equine victims of abuse, neglect, and abandonment will be the stars at the second annual Bluebonnet Rescue Horse Training Challenge. The Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society in College Station, Texas, is hosting the challenge to showcase the talent... Read More

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Hoof Lameness: Readers Share Common Complaints

May 11, 2010

More than 910 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "What type of hoof lameness have you experienced with your horse?" ... Read More

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Illinois Slaughter Bill Returns to Committee

April 29, 2010

The sponsor of an Illinois bill that would reestablish horse processing in that state has referred it back to committee.

HB 4812 would repeal a state prohibition against horse processing for human consumption. The measure was poised ... Read More

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Horse Trailer Drivers: Signal for Safety

March 24, 2010

"Observing safe driving practices is important for everyone. Proper use of turn signals should be observed in any vehicle, however, it is critically important when trailering your horse," Cole said.... Read More

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AHC Releases Report on Equestrian Access

March 18, 2010

Today, the American Horse Council released its 2009 Report on Equestrian Access on Federal Land. The 2009 report is intended to provide a brief overview of the responses the AHC received from equestrians to its ongoing access survey in 2009. ... Read More

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MRSA Human, Animal Health Risks Focus of Symposium

March 17, 2010

Health workers are aware that methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) can be transferred from person to person; they might be less aware of the risks posed to animals by human transmission, and might not know that animals can ... Read More