Recent News for Horse Care

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Poll Recap: Longeing Lessons

April 15, 2014

Of the 797 respondents, 329 (41%) said longeing is a regular part of their horses' fitness program.... Read More

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National HBPA Endorses Changes in Racehorse Drug Rules

April 15, 2014

The National HBPA endorsed changes the Association of Racing Commissioners made to model medication rules.... Read More

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Jockey Club Chairman: Make Triple Crown Vet Records Public

April 15, 2014

Ogden Mills Phipps called for public release of the records of horses entered in the 2013 Triple Crown races.... Read More

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Peterson: Be Proactive on Racetrack Surface Maintenance

April 14, 2014

Peterson told regulators racing surfaces shouldn't be considered the cause of fatal breakdowns. ... Read More

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Biosecurity Tip of the Month: Hay and Feed Storage

April 14, 2014

Store feed and hay carefully to reduce the number of potentially disease-carrying animals in barns.... Read More

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Colostrum For Foals

April 14, 2014

To a newborn foal, colostrum can mean the difference between life and death.... Read More

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Take Steps to Prevent Equine Herpesvirus Infection

April 11, 2014

Get tips on how you can help prevent equine herpesvirus (EHV) infection spread.... Read More

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Mare Aggression

April 10, 2014

My mare is very aggressive toward geldings and will kick out when they're close. Why would she react this way?... Read More

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Veterinary Mobility Bill Moves to Full House

April 10, 2014

The bill would allow veterinarians to transport to and dispense controlled substances at treatment sites.... Read More

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Variations in Body Conformation

April 09, 2014

There is no one ideal body type; there are, however, conformation traits that can affect performance.... Read More

Grooming halters don’t have throatlatches. This makes for easy grooming of the face.

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Horse Grooming Tips and Tools

April 09, 2014

Here are some of our favorite horse-grooming tips, tricks, and tools from our Facebook fans.... Read More

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RCI Chief: Horse Racing Industry Must Get Its Act Together

April 09, 2014

The RCI president said participants' refusal to take responsibility for actions threatens racing's future.... Read More

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CT Scans can Help Diagnose Stifle Lameness

April 09, 2014

Although CT scan is useful for diagnosing stifle lameness, scanning horses' large body parts can be difficult.... Read More

Identifying a horse by their lip tattoo.

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Poll Recap: Identification Methods

April 08, 2014

Readers share insights on the various identification methods they use to identify their horses. ... Read More

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Horse Racing Industry Told to Drop Hammer to Force Reforms

April 08, 2014

Regulators and industry officials were told to use existing tools to push a uniform medication program. ... Read More

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Old Friends Retiree Bull Inthe Heather Euthanized

April 08, 2014

The 24-year-old had been receiving treatment for several health issues, but his quality of life diminished.... Read More

If a horse ingests enough corn, he might go into fatal endotoxic shock.

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Corn Consumption

April 07, 2014

My horses got into a pasture yesterday where deer corn had been spread. Could this be a problem?... Read More

Nutrigenomics researchers are trying to uncover interactions between diet and gene expression

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What is Nutrigenomics?

April 07, 2014

The future of feeding horses is here: Learn how diet can impact your horse right down to his genetic core. ... Read More

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New NTRA Safety, Integrity Alliance Code Available

April 07, 2014

The NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance's 2014 Code of Standards is now available for public comment.... Read More

This saddle has slipped to the right in association with right hind limb lameness.

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Saddle Study Reveals High Degree of Lameness in Sport Horses

April 07, 2014

Of the 506 working sports horses assessed, 46% were classified as lame or having a stiff, stilted canter.... Read More

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Mini-Microchips for Horses Get Thumbs Up

April 07, 2014

Researchers recently tested a "mini-microchip" that's roughly 70% the size of the standard microchip.... Read More

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Foaling Horses: 101 to 911

April 07, 2014

During and after foaling are two of the most critical times in a neonate and his mother's lives.... Read More

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Commentary: Horse Racing Medication Reform

April 06, 2014

Eric Mitchell, editor-in-chief of The Blood-Horse, shares his thoughts on medication reform.... Read More

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Transporting Your Horse to a Warmer Climate

April 06, 2014

Here's what to to consider when moving horses to hot places, from new feed options to a risk of hyperthermia.... Read More

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Old Friends, New Vocations Enter Partnership

April 04, 2014

The agreement is designed to jointly benefit Thoroughbreds in their post-racing and -breeding careers.... Read More