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ASPCA Celebrates Five Years of 'Rescuing Racers'

July 30, 2014

The ASPCA has granted over $1.7 million to rescue groups since launching the Rescuing Racers Initiative.... Read More

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Utah Horse Owners Advised to Take Precautions against WNV

July 30, 2014

Officials strongly advises owners to vaccinate horses against West Nile virus (WNV) if they haven't already.... Read More

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Check Ligament Surgery Helps Racehorses with SDFT Injuries

July 30, 2014

Of the 332 horses that underwent the procedure, 228 (69%) went on to race post-surgery.... Read More

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Study: EIPH Does Not Shorten Racing Careers

July 29, 2014

Researchers found no difference in career longevity between horses that experience EIPH and those that don't.... Read More

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RCI to Consider Horses-in-Training Rules

July 29, 2014

The rules would govern racehorses in training in an attempt to identify whether they are at risk for injury.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Dental Care Costs

July 29, 2014

Of the 868 respondents, 359 (41%) said their annual dental care costs vary depending on their horses' needs. ... Read More

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California Wildfires Drive Horses from their Homes

July 29, 2014

Eighteen horses were moved to a county fairground when wildfire threatened their Northern California homes.... Read More

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Researchers Link Red Complex Bacteria, EOTRH

July 29, 2014

The presence of red complex bacteria could be a red flag for impending tooth reabsorption, researchers say.... Read More

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Countdown to the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games

July 28, 2014

Our intrepid international reporter offers a look into the excitement surrounding WEG in Normandy.... Read More

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'Exploding' Manure Blamed for California Barn Fire

July 28, 2014

Fire authorities believe "exploding" manure could have started the blaze that killed four Friesian horses.... Read More

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Eight Additional Texas Premises Quarantined for VS

July 28, 2014

To date, 21 facilities in eight counties have been quarantined due to vesicular stomatitis-positive animals.... Read More

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Del Mar Shifts Races Off Turf after Breakdowns

July 28, 2014

Del Mar moved the races to its main track Sunday following four breakdowns on the turf course since July 17. ... Read More

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Two Navajo Nation Horses Test Positive for WNV

July 28, 2014

The Navajo Nation Veterinary and Livestock Program said two neurologic horses tested positive on July 25.... Read More

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Researchers Link Behaviors with Type, Intensity of Emotions

July 28, 2014

Researchers developed a scale to identify the valence (positive or negative) and intensity of equine emotions.... Read More

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Malinowski Delivers Presentation on Senior Horse Health

July 27, 2014

Karyn Malinowski PhD, presented "Ensuring Good Health and Well-Being of the Aging Equine Population."... Read More

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Reducing Risk from Tick-Borne Diseases

July 27, 2014

Get tips on how to reduce the risk of contracting a tick-borne disease for you and your horses.... Read More

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Managing Your Farm's Parasite Portfolio

July 27, 2014

One researcher says "parasite portfolio" monitoring could lead to fewer adult horses needing deworming.... Read More

Seven people contracted the hendra virus from horses since its discovery in 1994.

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AVA: Vaccinate Australian Horses against Hendra Now

July 26, 2014

The Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) urges owners to have horses vaccinated against the deadly virus. ... Read More

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UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Jennifer Janes

July 26, 2014

Janes' research has focused on the roles of orthopedic pathology and genetic determinants in wobbler syndrome.... Read More

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Weed of the Month: Nimblewill

July 26, 2014

Nimblewill often persists in pastures because horses and other animals rarely eat this plant. ... Read More

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Take Precautions against Equine Heat Stress

July 25, 2014

Learn what steps to take to ensure your horses stay cool and comfortable when temperatures rise.... Read More

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Equine Lyme Disease: What You Need to Know

July 25, 2014

Learn how horses contract Lyme disease, what clinical signs to watch for, how to treat it, and more.... Read More

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Hay: Does Fertilization Matter?

July 25, 2014

Should I look for hay that comes from a fertilized or unfertilized field?... Read More

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Intruders Spray-Paint New York Horse

July 25, 2014

Authorities hope the public can help identify who spray-painted a horse and cut the animal's mane and tail.... Read More

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UKVDL Releases New Test Rates

July 25, 2014

The University of Kentucky Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory has increased fees for 17 tests/panels offered.... Read More