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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? First, remember you get what you pay for. When you equip your farm or pay board for your horse's living arrangements, investing in farm safety procedures can save a lot of expense... 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

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Researching Horse Boots

March 01, 2010

Research shows horse boots might not offer legs the protection we expect.... Read More

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UC Davis to Develop Plan to Help Animals During Disasters

February 12, 2010

The International Animal Welfare Training Institute at the University of California (UC), Davis School of Veterinary Medicine has received $250,000 from the California Emergency... Read More

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2009 Year in Review: Staff Picks

January 01, 2010

Of the nearly 2,200 horse health, care, management, and welfare news articles posted on TheHorse.com in 2009, which ones stood out to our editors? Here are their top picks:

Kimberly S. Brown (Editor/Publisher) Read More

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Horse Racing to Return to Florida's Historic Hialeah

November 28, 2009

For years, the fabled Hialeah Park race track has sat idle — battered, broken, and left to rot.

These days, fresh paint coats the walls, pink flamingos are practicing their familiar moves and some of the luster has been... Read More

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Kids' Safety on the Horse Farm to be Covered at Canadian Event

October 15, 2009

Equine Guelph's youth program, EquiMania!, will be back at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Nov. 6-15 to teach kids about horse health care and safety in a fun, interactive setting.

Safety will be a big theme at this year's EquiMania!.... Read More

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University of Kentucky Launches Rider Safety Awareness Campaign

October 13, 2009

Kentucky's first lady, Jane Beshear, and representatives from the University of Kentucky officially launched "Saddle Up Safely," a rider safety awareness campaign, at a press conference today.

Led by UK HealthCare in response to the... Read More

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Hendra Virus Safety Tips for Horse Owners Released

September 11, 2009

The Queensland government has released a safety alert for horse owners following several cases of Hendra virus, a rare but potentially fatal zoonotic virus that can pass from horses to humans. Read More

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Horses Optional for a Great Time at QuarterFest

April 11, 2009

If you've ever uttered the word "horse," QuarterFest is the place for you to be the first weekend in May. Everyone from the "horse crazy" of all ages to those who are "horse poor"--they've got one or more horses in their barn--will have a ball at... Read More