Safety

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Racehorse Welfare, Safety Summit to be Live-Streamed Online

July 06, 2015

Among the topics to be covered are racetrack surfaces, injury databases, continuing education, and post-mortem programs.... Read More

Commentary

Help, My Horse Won't Get Out of the Trailer!

May 14, 2015

A Facebook fan asks for help with his horse, who's become a reluctant unloader. ... Read More

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Study Evaluates Horseshoes, Track Type, Thoroughbred Safety

April 15, 2015

Researchers examined the loading rates on a hoof of a galloping horse wearing different aluminum racing shoes.... Read More

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Twitch Efficacy and Endorphin Levels

April 13, 2015

Learn about applying a lip twitch and the endorphin release that occurs during application.... Read More

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Gulfstream Park Reaccredited by Safety, Integrity Alliance

March 30, 2015

Best practices cited included reporting of injuries and fatalities, post-race inspections, and more.... Read More

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EquiMania! Celebrates 10 Years at Can-Am

March 22, 2015

EquiMania! is designed to educate visitors about equine safety, horses' skeletal and digestive systems, and more.... Read More

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Sunland Park Reaccredited by NTRA Safety, Integrity Alliance

March 21, 2015

Best practices in use include out-of-competition testing, "supertesting" of suspect plasma or urine samples, and more.... Read More

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Safe Longeing

March 20, 2015

This common exercise modality can be surprisingly risky; learn how to keep your horse--and yourself--safe.... Read More

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Tiludronate's Safety for Navicular Treatment Studied

March 14, 2015

Researchers determined that tiludronate is safe to use in horses as directed.... Read More

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New York Authorities Probe Horse Shootings

January 29, 2015

Two horses were shot by hunters; one horse died in the incident while the other is receiving veterinary treatment.... Read More

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Coyotes Blamed for Michigan Horse's Death

January 29, 2015

Five or six coyotes attacked the 27-year-old mare, who was subsequently euthanized as a result of her injuries.... Read More

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Catastrophic Equine Injuries' Impact on Jockey Injuries

January 26, 2015

Reducing the prevalence of catastrophic equine injuries and sudden deaths could help improve jockey safety.... Read More

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Proposed Montana Law Would Protect Police Horses

January 15, 2015

Proposed legislation would protect horses used by Montana police from harm while in the line of duty.... Read More

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New York Racing Officials Meet in Wake of Breakdowns

January 12, 2015

Officials said racing participants will be asked to be more vigilant in an effort to prevent injuries to racehorses.... Read More

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WVRC Eyes Independent Review of Head-On Collision

December 19, 2014

The Dec. 13 collision led to a horse being euthanized after a race at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races.... Read More

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Officials Investigate Head-On Collision During Horse Race

December 16, 2014

The Dec. 13 collision led to a horse being euthanized after a race at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races. ... Read More

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Laurel Park Reaccredited by Safety Alliance

December 12, 2014

The 103-year-old racetrack received its initial NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance accreditation in 2013.... Read More

Flat halters made of nylon are inexpensive, strong, versatile, and a popular choice for regular barn use. Their synthetic material wears well and comes in a rainbow of colors.

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Poll Recap: Halter Preferences

December 09, 2014

Of the 1,228 respondents, 378 (31%) said they primarily use flat nylon halters for their horses.... Read More

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2015 Racehorse Welfare and Safety Summit Scheduled

December 05, 2014

The summit will be held July 8 at Keeneland and is open to the public. A live webcast also will be available.... Read More

Article

Electric Fencing

December 01, 2014

Can electric fencing be used to separate a stallion from other mares and geldings on the property?... Read More

Commentary

What Can I Do About My Horses Rushing the Gate?

November 13, 2014

An equine behavior expert and veterinarian offers tips on handling horses that crowd and rush the gate at mealtime.... Read More

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Santa Anita Confident in New Dirt Surface

November 01, 2014

"The surface has been very safe," said Rick Arthur, DVM, equine medical director for the California Horse Racing Board.... Read More

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Going to the Barn? Don't Forget Your Helmet

October 19, 2014

No matter what the riding discipline, wearing a helmet is one of the best ways to minimize the chance of a brain injury.... Read More

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When to Leave the Boarding Barn

October 09, 2014

Deciding when to move your horse is a subjective decision, but here are a few factors that could influence your choice.... Read More

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Horse Drowns on Oregon Beach

September 30, 2014

The horse reportedly fell and was unable to rise before being washed into the ocean, where the animal drowned.... Read More