Transport Stress

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National Equine Health Plan Published

October 31, 2017

This resource is designed to help curtail the risk of equine disease spread.... Read More

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5 Tips for Feeding Frequent Travelers

October 09, 2017

Getting ready to head south for the winter? Prepare in advance to keep your horse healthy during and after transport.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Hot-Weather Horse Transport Concerns

August 08, 2017

Of the 502 poll respondents, 224 (45%) said their biggest concern is keeping horses from overheating in the trailer.... Read More

Western exhibitors at the Kentucky Horse Park

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On the Road? Shield Your Horse From Environmental Risks

August 08, 2017

Make biosecurity a priority before, during, and after traveling with your horse.... Read More

The senior horses in Dr. Amanda Adams' herd experienced decreased immune function and elevated stress hormones following transport, changes that could take more than a month to return to normal levels.

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How Does Transport Impact Senior Horse Immune Function?

July 25, 2017

Decreased Immune function following transport could take more than a month to return to normal, researchers found.... Read More

Mosquitoes and gnats are poor fliers, so using a barn fan can produce enough breeze to disrupt them. Warning! To prevent electrical barn fires, make sure to use fans intended for outdoor/agricultural applications.

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As Summer Heats Up, Keep Horses Cool

July 19, 2017

Keep your horse happy, healthy, and in the game with these health and management tips.... Read More

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How to Get a Horse to Drink When Away From Home

July 10, 2017

Find out why some horses won't consume water away from home and learn how to keep him hydrated.... Read More

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Nutrition Tips for Traveling With Your Horse

July 02, 2017

Travel stress can lead to gastric ulcers and colic. Use these strategies to help keep your horse healthy away from home.... Read More

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Summer Horse Health Tips

June 13, 2017

Remember these pointers to help ensure your summer riding season is fun and safe. ... Read More

Emma Ford (right) leads Mighty Nice as they walk with team manager Joanie Morris during the 2016 Rio Olympics.

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Q&A: Veteran Rolex Three-Day Event Groom Emma Ford

April 27, 2017

U.S. Olympian Philip Dutton's head groom shares her secrets to keeping horses healthy during international competition.... Read More

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On the Road Again: Equine Respiratory Health in the Trailer

March 19, 2017

Ammonia exposure during transport can have negative effects on the respiratory system. Here's how to control it.... Read More

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Natural Disaster: Are You and Your Horse Ready?

March 04, 2017

Are you and your horse ready for emergency evacuation? Get tools and information you need to keep your horse healthy.... Read More

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Tow a Horse Trailer Much?

February 28, 2017

Here's a guide to buying a vehicle to haul your horses.... 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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Are Appeasing Pheromones Effective in Horses?

November 30, 2016

How effective are appeasing pheromones for reducing nervousness or anxiety in horses? ... Read More

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Transporting Older Equine Athletes

November 09, 2016

Drs. Erin Denney-Jones and Ann Rashmir-Raven give tips for keeping horses healthy when hauling them.... Read More

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All Wound Up: Is Your Horse 'Stressed Out'?

October 02, 2016

Physiological stress can be an important equine welfare issue. Here's what you should know.... Read More

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Does Short-Distance Hauling Harm Horses' Respiratory Tracts?

September 20, 2016

Based on study results, researchers believe short trips likely have limited implications for healthy horses.... Read More

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Shipping and Showing Horses

July 27, 2016

Monitor and optimize your horse's training, diet, health, and shipping experience in order to help him perform his best.... Read More

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Long-Haul Transport and Horse Health Risks

May 05, 2016

Long-distance transport poses risks for horse health and welfare that should not be taken lightly, researchers found.... Read More

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How Can I Tell if My Horse is Stressed?

April 07, 2016

Learn about what causes stress for horses, how they respond to stressful situations, and what we can do about it.... Read More

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Flying Horses: What to Consider

March 03, 2016

Be mindful of the associated health risks and understand how to best manage your horse before and after air travel.... Read More

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New Guidelines for Assessing Welfare of Equids for Transport

February 19, 2016

The European Commission supported the development of the guidelines on assessing equids' fitness for transport.... Read More

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Equine Sleep Patterns from A to Zzzzzzzzz

December 28, 2015

Have you ever wondered if your horse is getting enough sleep? Here's what you need to know. ... Read More

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On the Move With Your Horse

September 17, 2015

Before you hit the asphalt trail, consider these expert tips to make sure your horse arrives healthy and happy.... Read More