Recent News for Breed-Specific Health Issues


How Old is My Pony?

September 14, 2016

I have a pony who is a rescue, and I have no idea how old he is. How can I estimate his age? ... Read More


Feeding a Senior Hinny

September 07, 2016

My 30-year-old hinny is losing weight. How can I help him regain his weight without causing him harm?... Read More


Cornell Vet College to Host Donkey Health, Welfare Event

September 01, 2016

The event offers two tracks: one geared to veterinary professionals and the other to nonmedical donkey enthusiasts.... Read More


Inbred Horses Help Scientists Identify IBH Gene Locations

August 11, 2016

Researchers studied a group of related Exmoor ponies to find the chromosomes that could carry IBH-related genes.... Read More


12 Miniature Horse Health Risks

July 26, 2016

While small in size, Minis have the same health needs and risks as other breeds, as well as a number of unique issues. ... Read More


Feeding an OTTB-Turned Barrel Horse

July 11, 2016

Off-track Thoroughbreds have special nutritional needs as they begin transitioning to new careers.... Read More


Stubborn as a Donkey?

June 02, 2016

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

A man harnesses his horse after treatment for epizootic lymphangitis at the Society for the Protection of Animals Abroad veterinary center in Debre Zeit, Ethiopia.


OIE's New Priorities Include Working Equid Health, Welfare

May 31, 2016

Improving working equids' health and welfare could help them work longer and better to the benefit of their owners.... Read More


Researchers Study Glucose and Insulin Testing in Donkeys

May 29, 2016

Researchers found that test results should be interpreted differently for donkeys than they are for horses.... Read More


Super Derby Winner Wallenda Euthanized at Old Friends

May 10, 2016

The 26-year-old stallion had been dealing with complications brought on by a collapsed suspensory ligament.... Read More


The Ins and Outs of Feeding the OTTB

May 09, 2016

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


Donkeys' Unique Nutritional Needs

March 13, 2016

Donkeys aren't horses, and nowhere is that more apparent than in their feed needs. Find out what your donkey should eat.... Read More


Jockey Club TIP Creates Youth Ambassador Program

February 19, 2016

The Youth Ambassador Program is designed to expand awareness of the TIP and the versatility of the Thoroughbred.... Read More


TAA Accreditation Application Available Online

January 11, 2016

Applications are due by April 15, and organizations must meet certain requirements to be eligible for accreditation.... Read More


The Horse's Top Special Features of 2015

January 01, 2016

Learn about donkeys, leptospirosis, West Nile virus, influenza, preparing for disasters, and working equids.... Read More


UC Davis Researchers Seeking Appaloosas for Clinical Trial

December 29, 2015

The researchers are conducting a clinical trial on equine recurrent uveitis in Appaloosas.... Read More


AQHA Executive Committee Modifies Lip Chain Rule

December 10, 2015

The committee approved the use of a lip cord in amateur and open halter classes for stallions aged 1 year and older.... Read More


Researchers Study Light's Impact on Young Thoroughbreds

December 06, 2015

Longer light exposure appears to have numerous effects, from prompting coat shedding to increasing bone mineral density.... Read More


Sir Prize Birthday Euthanized at 35

December 04, 2015

The oldest member of the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation's herd died Dec. 2 at the Wallkill Correctional Facility.... Read More


Churchill Downs, Kentucky HBPA Donate to $28,410 TAA

December 02, 2015

The TAA awarded more than $2.4 million in grants to 42 accredited Thoroughbred aftercare agencies in 2014.... Read More


Choosing an Ex-Racehorse

November 11, 2015

Before you take the plunge, learn what to be wary of as well as what to expect when choosing an ex-racehorse.... Read More


Does a Racehorse Know if He Wins or Loses?

November 05, 2015

And what difference would it make to the horse if he wins or loses? An equine behaviorist weighs in. ... Read More


Poll Recap: Off-Track Thoroughbreds

November 03, 2015

Of the 775 respondents, 560 (72%) said they have owned or ridden an off-track Thoroughbred.... Read More


Court Sides With AQHA in Cloning Case

November 02, 2015

The U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals sided with the AQHA in a long-running case involving the registration of clones.... Read More


Caring for the Disciplines: Racing

October 30, 2015

It takes careful conditioning and management to keep racehorses in tip-top shape. Here's how vets and trainers do it.... Read More