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An Ethogram for Ridden Horse Facial Expressions of Pain

June 06, 2017

Researchers said the ethogram allowed an assessor to differentiate between clinically lame and sound horses.... Read More

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Enhanced Security Protocols for 2017 Belmont Stakes Entries

June 06, 2017

Policies include publishing daily vet records of all medications and treatments given to horses leading up to the race.... Read More

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Top Tweets From the 2017 Equine Science Society Symposium

June 05, 2017

We've collected tweets and take-homes from the 2017 Equine Science Society Symposium. Take a look!... Read More

Jason Peters, RVT, RLAT, a technician in the hospital’s diagnostic imaging service, recently created a new CT table that will improve how scans on horses are performed.

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UC Davis Develops New Carbon Fiber CT Table for Horses

June 05, 2017

Performing a CT scan on a horse used to take nearly a dozen technicians, but the new table simplifies the process.... Read More

Dr. Wayne McIlwraith tosses a horseshoe into a foundational pillar hole at the groundbreaking of the C. Wayne McIlwraith Translational Medicine Institute. His wife, Dr. Nancy Goodman, looks on.

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Translational Medicine Institute launched at CSU

June 05, 2017

Officials estimate that the C. Wayne McIlwraith Translational Medicine Institute will open its doors in late fall 2018.... Read More

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2017 U.S. Horse Industry Economic Study Launches June 5

June 05, 2017

The American Horse Council Foundation is distributing the survey link online. The last study took place in 2005.... Read More

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AYHC Invites Proposals for 2018 Symposium Presentations

June 04, 2017

Organizers of the annual youth-focused horse industry conference will give preference to interactive workshops.... Read More

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Law Students Seek to Stop Montreal Rodeo

June 04, 2017

A group of law students in Canada have asked the courts to forbid a rodeo on grounds that the event is cruel to animals.... Read More

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Study: Spotted Horse Coats Lost Luster in Middle Ages

June 04, 2017

In the Middle Ages sorrel horses outnumbered all other coat colors, with bay and black following close behind.... Read More

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Join TheHorse.com's Newsletter Scavenger Hunt

June 03, 2017

Participate in TheHorse.com's newsletter scavenger hunt June 5-9 for a chance to win prizes!... Read More

"Knight Heir is an 18-year-old Saddlebred gelding, who, 13 years after we met, is still afraid of his own shadow," said Sarah Erush. "He's not afraid of any kind of vehicle, traffic, power tools, large machinery, or any kind of human hustle and bustle, unlike many spooky horses. However, nature absolutely sets him over the edge. Birds, squirrels, rabbits, groundhogs, deer, wind in the trees, rain, sleet or snow in his face, spooky sounds at night, or frankly, the complete unknown."

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Don't Spook! Contest: Editors' Picks

June 03, 2017

Readers submitted photos and stories of different things that spook their horses. ... Read More

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AAEP Equine Colic Research Symposium Slated for July

June 03, 2017

The event is held every three years and focuses on new innovations in colic care.... Read More

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Stolen Rescue Horse Returned in Texas

June 03, 2017

Reynolds, the 6-year-old bay gelding, went missing May 28. ... Read More

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IFAR Attendees Look for Racehorse Aftercare Solutions

June 02, 2017

Advocates shared options to support OTTBs. Speakers included U.S Team rider Boyd Martin and RRP founder Stuart Pittman.... Read More

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Surpass Available After Two-Year Absence

June 02, 2017

The non-steroidal anti-inflammatory cream is FDA-approved for use in horses with osteoarthritis. ... Read More

Fans selected this photo, submitted by Sarah Borns, as our Don't Spook! photo contest winner.

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TheHorse.com Announces Don't Spook! Contest Winner

June 02, 2017

TheHorse.com Facebook fans selected Sarah Borns' photo as the overall winner of the Don't Spook! contest.... Read More

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The Horse, KindredBio Partner for Colic Awareness

June 01, 2017

Find equine colic content on TheHorse.com throughout June. ... Read More

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Missing Florida Horses Found

June 01, 2017

Two horses taken from their Florida barn in May have been found abandoned in a nearby field.... Read More

"Reynolds" went missing from a 50-acre pasture in Galveston County, Texas on May 29.

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Horse Stolen From Texas Rescue Farm

June 01, 2017

The 6-year-old bay gelding went missing from a 50-acre pasture in Galveston County, Texas, on May 29.... Read More

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Scientists Study Rapidly Adaptive Horse Breed

June 01, 2017

The Yakutian horse made one of the fastest evolutionary adaptations known in large mammals, in just 800 years.... Read More

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Queensland, Australia, Reports its First 2017 Hendra Case

May 31, 2017

One horse in the Gold Coast Hinterland area was euthanized on the property after rapid deterioration.... Read More

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NYSGC Suspends Harness Trainer for Four 'Kratom' Positives

May 31, 2017

Mitragynine, known as Kratom, has performance-enhancing and analgesic effects similar to cocaine and morphine.... Read More

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Groundbreaking Set for CSU Translational Medicine Institute

May 31, 2017

The $65 million facility will be named for renowned equine surgeon and researcher Dr. Wayne McIlwraith.... Read More

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Stakes Winner Diamond Stripes Euthanized

May 30, 2017

The 10-year-old Old Friends resident suffered from a benign but highly invasive sinus cancer.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Public or Private Lands for Horseback Riding?

May 30, 2017

Of the 825 respondents, 370 (45%) said they do most of their riding on private land.... Read More