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Tips for Returning Horses to Work After Soft-Tissue Injury

February 25, 2017

Tailored rehab plans and frequent veterinary checks are just two pieces of the rehabilitation puzzle.... Read More

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Disease Maps, Surveillance System Help Navigate Outbreaks

February 24, 2017

To mitigate the consequences of a disease outbreak, it is important to understand where the disease is spreading.... Read More

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Massage Therapist Could Face Charges in Tennessee

February 24, 2017

Laurie Wheeler could be charged with practicing veterinary medicine without a license.... Read More

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Nevada Officials: Horses Exposed to Infectious Diseases

February 24, 2017

The Nevada Department of Agriculture has received reports of horses being exposed to EHV-4 and strangles.... Read More

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Female Equestrians Needed for Study on Breast Health

February 24, 2017

Researchers hope studying breast biomechanics could lead to the development of a better equestrian sports bra. ... Read More

Smart Snap, a 17 year old Quarter Horse stallion owned by Nadine Galbraith, DVM, has competed in France, Italy, Germany, and Canada and won 150 events. Galbraith says good conformation and judicious training can help a reiner continue performing past his youth.

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Super Senior Sport Horses

February 24, 2017

Meet three equine athletes that are excelling in their golden years.... Read More

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EHM Confirmed in Denton County, Texas, Horse

February 23, 2017

The affected horse attended barrel racing events in two Texas cities prior to disease presentation and confirmation.... Read More

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Annual Career Fair Unites College Students, Equine Industry

February 23, 2017

The ninth UK Ag Equine Programs' Equine Career and Opportunity Fair will be held March 7 at 4:30 p.m., in Lexington.... Read More

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Tweets from Rood & Riddle's Client Education Seminar

February 23, 2017

Read the top tweets and take-homes from Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital's client education seminar.... Read More

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Eastern Tent Caterpillar Eggs Could Hatch Early in Kentucky

February 23, 2017

Entomologists predict that this year's egg hatch could beat the previous record for early hatching "soundly."... Read More

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New Nonsurgical Equine Sterilization Technique in the Works

February 23, 2017

While the actual product might still be several years away, researchers are currently testing "promising technologies."... Read More

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A New Equine Joint Pain Treatment Might be on the Horizon

February 22, 2017

Anti-nerve growth factor has been shown to have significant pain-relieving effects in other species.... Read More

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Take-Homes from February KENA Discussion on EHV-1

February 22, 2017

Read our editor's take-home EHV-1 tweets from the Kentucky Horse Council's KENA meeting held Feb. 21. ... Read More

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The 'Creaky' Performance Horse

February 22, 2017

Seasoned sport horses often need a little extra TLC to continue performing well into middle age.... Read More

Mari puts a cotton scrim sheet on Posey and hand walks her while she dries. Doing so keeps the mare clean and prevents her from rolling while wet. Tip: Avoid using new sheets in bold colors on light colored horses, such as grays or pintos. The sheet’s color can bleed and stain the horse’s coat.

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What's so Cool About Coolers?

February 22, 2017

Find out why using coolers on horses post-exercise makes good sense.... Read More

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BLM Plans Challis Wild Horse Bait Trap Gather

February 22, 2017

The BLM hopes to gather 150 horses, remove 50, and treat mares returned to the range with a fertility control vaccine.... Read More

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Kentucky Derby, Preakness Winner Charismatic Dies

February 21, 2017

A necropsy revealed a pelvic fracture caused of death of the 1999 Horse of the Year.... Read More

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Van de Walle Named Zweig Assistant Professor at Cornell

February 21, 2017

Gerlinde Van de Walle, DVM, PhD, is studying equine gastric ulcers, hepatitis, and wound healing.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Complementary Therapies

February 21, 2017

Of the 665 respondents, 220 (33%) said their horses receive chiropractic care on a routine basis.... Read More

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Nielsen Named Co-Editor of Parasitology Journal

February 21, 2017

Dr. Martin Nielsen was recently named the North American co-editor-in-chief of Veterinary Parasitology.... Read More

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How do Horses Get Hurt During Transport?

February 21, 2017

One in four drivers surveyed said they'd had a horse suffer an injury during transport.... Read More

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Do Horses Need Vitamin D Supplementation?

February 20, 2017

If you live at northern latitudes, you might lack vitamin D. But what about your horse?... Read More

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Trace Mineral Basics: Selenium

February 20, 2017

Selenium is required in very small amounts in the equine diet, but it has an important role in maintaining horse health.... Read More

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UK Animal Shelter Study First in More Than 20 Years

February 20, 2017

Researchers found that a lack of sufficient funding was the major problem identified by most shelter workers. ... Read More

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Henning Leaving Post as Head of UK Cooperative Extension

February 20, 2017

Dr. Jimmy Henning will return to the UK faculty as an extension forage specialist. ... Read More