Recent News for Breed-Specific Health Issues


Jockey Club TIP Increases 2018 Shows and Offerings

January 14, 2018

The TIP also announced its 12 participants in the its 2018 Youth Ambassador Program.... Read More


2018 TAA Accreditation Application Available Online

January 14, 2018

Thoroughbred aftercare organizations interested in applying for accreditation must do so by 6:00 p.m. on Apr. 15.... Read More


10 Retired Racehorse Resources on

January 11, 2018

Get tips and information on considerations for choosing and transitioning racehorses for second careers.... Read More


The State of Microchip Use in Horses

January 09, 2018

More horse organizations are requiring owners to use this identification technology.... Read More


Study: Hay Helps Shetland Ponies Adapt to Winter Conditions

January 05, 2018

Ponies that didn't receive extra hay adapted to the available food supply, but could also be at risk for health issues.... Read More


Purdue Horsemen's Forum Scheduled for Feb. 10

January 04, 2018

Presentation topics will include metabolic issues, breeding, melanoma, lameness in prepurchase exams, and more.... Read More


Study: Donkeys Need Added Protection in Cold Climates

December 19, 2017

Donkeys lack an insulating winter coat, meaning they aren't as well-equipped to deal with cold weather as horses.... Read More


TAA Accredited 37 Organizations for 2017

December 09, 2017

The organizations include 31 that were reaccredited and six that received accreditation for the first time.... Read More


BHA: Foal Notifications Aid in Thoroughbreds' Care for Life

December 02, 2017

Starting Jan. 1, 2018, breeders/owners will be required to report the birth of a foal in Great Britain within 30 days.... Read More


ASPCA Grants $185,000 to Help Retired Racehorses

December 02, 2017

The ASPCA Rescuing Racers Initiative has granted more than $2 million to help protect former racehorses.... Read More


Stubborn as a Donkey?

November 30, 2017

One behavior expert explains the differences in behavior between donkeys and horses. ... Read More


Digital Foal Certificates to be Introduced in 2018

November 29, 2017

The Jockey Club will be using digital foal certificates to replace hard copies beginning with the 2018 foal crop.... Read More


Asiatic Wild Ass Returns to Kazakhstan's Central Steppes

November 14, 2017

For the first time in more than a century kulan (or Asiatic wild asses) are residing on Kazakhstan's central steppes.... Read More


New Dairy Donkey Management, Welfare Guidelines Published

November 08, 2017

Researchers from The Donkey Sanctuary and the University of Milan developed the guidelines during a two-year study.... Read More


Food Enrichment Activities for Donkeys

November 05, 2017

Is your donkey bored? Here are suggestions for adding entertaining food to your donkey's environment.... Read More


IFHA Reaffirms Anti-Doping Commitment

November 03, 2017

The IFHA chairman received authority to work with relevant racing jurisdictions the anti-doping policy's implementation.... Read More


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


BLM Concludes Marietta Wild Burro Gather

August 12, 2017

The BLM gathered 129 wild burros within and outside the Marietta Wild Burro Range, in Mineral County, Nevada.... Read More


Genomewide Study Identifies Arabian Horses' Risk for EMS

July 03, 2017

Researchers say this seems to confirm lore that some horse breeds are more susceptible to EMS than others.... Read More


The Ins and Outs of Feeding the OTTB

June 16, 2017

Careful dietary consideration is needed when transitioning a Thoroughbred from racing to a pleasure or sport career.... Read More


New Method of Fixing Fractures in Small Equids

June 13, 2017

A special splint and cast can produce good fracture healing and pasture soundness in ponies, donkeys, and small horses.... Read More


AQHA to Examine Furosemide Ban for Show Horses

June 09, 2017

The Animal Welfare Commission will review the proposed furosemide ban for show horses set to take effect Jan. 1, 2018.... Read More


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


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


Horseracing Integrity Act of 2017 Introduced

May 26, 2017

Among other points, the new bill would prohibit the use of any substance within 24 hours of a race.... Read More