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2016-17 Penn Vet Lecture Schedule Released

August 04, 2016

Topics will include neurologic exams, lameness diagnosis, regenerative medicine, laminitis, dynamic endoscopy, and more.... Read More

Horses learn to associate movements (such as backing up) with the release of pressure (the handler stops tapping the whip), which in horse training circles is known as negative reinforcement.

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Study Pans Equestrians' Understanding of Learning Theory

August 04, 2016

Researchers found that while many riders think they understand learning theory and its applications, few really do.... Read More

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Borell Pleads Not Guilty to Cruelty Charges

August 03, 2016

Chuck Borell, accused of maltreating more than 40 horses in Mercer County, Kentucky, has pleaded not guilty.... Read More

Great Britain's Charlotte Dujardin and Valegro on the way to winning gold in the Grand Prix Special

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Olympic Dressage Preview: Can Dujardin, Valegro Do It Again?

August 03, 2016

World record holders Charlotte Dujardin and Valegro (GBR) will face stiff competition in Rio.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Farm and Liability Insurance

August 02, 2016

Of the 325 respondents, 187 (58%) said they have a farm policy or extra liability insurance.... Read More

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Stover Receives AVMA Lifetime Excellence in Research Award

August 02, 2016

Dr. Sue Stover's research focuses on diagnosing, treating, and preventing musculoskeletal injuries in equine athletes.... Read More

Germany’s Michael Jung took individual gold in Olympic Eventing at London 2012, with Sara Algottsson Ostholt (SWE) in silver and Sandra Auffarth (GER) in bronze.

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Olympic Eventing Preview: Jung Could be Hard to Beat

August 02, 2016

Reigning Olympic champion Michael Jung (GER) and the rest of the field will kick off the competition on Aug. 6. ... Read More

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FDA Approves Equine Firocoxib Tablets

August 01, 2016

Merial says the prescription tablets will be available on the market in early fall.... Read More

Di Arbuthnot, Diana Cooper, Jim Gagliano, and Jamie Stier join delegates at the "Lifetime Care for Thoroughbreds: Godolphin Forum," which was held in Newmarket, United Kingdom.

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New International Forum for Racehorse Aftercare

August 01, 2016

The forum is designed to unite the operations around the world that facilitate and promote the retraining of racehorses.... Read More

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Three Female Burros Shot and Killed in Arizona

August 01, 2016

The BLM is offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible.... Read More

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Iowa State Seeks Participants for Equine Skin Tumor Study

August 01, 2016

Researchers are studying immunotherapy using an antibody called anti-CD47 for reducing equine skin tumors.... Read More

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UK, USDA Researchers Live by the Word 'Collaboration'

July 31, 2016

Together the groups have studied fescue toxicosis, equine gut health, and other horse health and management aspects.... Read More

Christian Baillet, president of the Jumping Owners Club (left), and FEI President Ingmar De Vos (right) at the FEI Headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland.

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Jumping Owners Club, FEI Sign Memorandum of Understanding

July 30, 2016

The JOC provides a communication link between horse owners and the FEI. ... Read More

Horses bound for the Rio 2016 Olympic games are loaded onto an Emirates SkyCargo Being 777-F at London Stansted Airport. On the flight were 34 horses from 10 of the nations competing in Equestrian at Rio 2016.

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How Do Horses Get to the Rio Olympic Games?

July 29, 2016

Find out how the equine competitors from around the world got to Brazil.... Read More

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New Lawsuit Alleges Horse Feed was Tainted

July 29, 2016

Two horse owners allege that feed manufacturer ADM knowingly sold and distributed horse-feed tainted with monensin.... Read More

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Suit Seeks Halt to BLM Wild Horse Spaying Plan

July 29, 2016

A wild horse advocacy group filed a lawsuit to stop the BLM from surgically sterilizing mares from an Oregon herd.... Read More

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UKVDL Releases 2016-17 Testing Fees

July 29, 2016

The new fees came into effect on July 1.... Read More

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10 Emergency Care Resources on TheHorse.com

July 28, 2016

Learn how to navigate a variety of equine emergencies, from lacerations and colic to hoof and neurologic problems. ... Read More

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AHC to Update National Economic Impact Study

July 28, 2016

The 2005 study documented the economic effects of the racing, showing, and other segments of the horse industry.... Read More

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FEI Announces Details of Three Banned Substance Cases

July 28, 2016

The cases focus on prohibited substances identified in a para-dressage horse, an endurance horse, and a jumping horse.... Read More

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Hundreds of Horses Displaced by California Wildfire

July 27, 2016

More than 300 horses and other animals were evacuated ahead of a raging wildfire in Los Angeles County.... Read More

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BLM Changes Location of July 28 Motor Vehicle Hearing

July 27, 2016

The hearing on the use of motor vehicles in wild horse management will now be held at the Lander County Courthouse.... Read More

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USDA Proposes HPA Enforcement Rule Change

July 26, 2016

The proposed change would ban action devices and require training for veterinarians conducting compliance inspections.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Trailer Loading Competency

July 26, 2016

Of the 901 respondents, 703 (78%) said they are confident their horse would load in a trailer on the first try. ... Read More

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Multiple Graded Stakes Winner Futural Euthanized

July 26, 2016

The 20-year-old gelding was euthanized July 25 due to complications caused by advanced chronic osteoarthritis.... Read More