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Marketer Voluntarily Recalls Equine Gastric Ulcer Product

December 19, 2014

Tristar Equine Marketing has recalled Gastrotec after receiving a warning letter from the FDA regarding its marketing.... Read More

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No New VS Cases Reported in Colorado in Last Week

December 19, 2014

Twenty-six Colorado premises remain under quarantine after animals tested positive for vesicular stomatitis (VS).... Read More

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Rodenticide Linked to Six Sudden Racehorse Deaths

December 19, 2014

Officials found trace amounts of anticoagulant rodenticide in six horses that died suddenly following exercise.... 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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Small Square Bale Feeder Economics, Hay Waste Evaluated

December 19, 2014

Using a hay feeder produces less waste and will save horse owners money in the long run, researchers say.... Read More

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10 Winter Horse Care Resources on TheHorse.com

December 18, 2014

Review these cold-weather horse care articles to help you keep your horses happy and healthy this winter.... Read More

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Why Do Horses Nicker?

December 18, 2014

Dr. Nancy Diehl explains what we know—and don't know—about a horse's nicker.... Read More

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Spending Bill Maintains Horse Slaughter Ban

December 18, 2014

The bill will effectively prevent any horse slaughterhouses from opening until Sept. 30, 2015.... Read More

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New Rules Lead to Spike in Positive Drug Tests in Indiana

December 18, 2014

The adoption of new model rules on medication use in racehorses has led to an increase in positive tests in Indiana.... Read More

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EVA Vaccines: What You Need to Know

December 18, 2014

Implementing a proper vaccination regimen for breeding stock is key to minimizing EVA's spread around the world.... Read More

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Firestones Honored by duPont Scott Equine Medical Center

December 17, 2014

Bertram and Diana Firestone were recognized for their leadership, support, and dedication to the center.... Read More

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RCI Request Would Change RMTC's Current Role

December 17, 2014

The RCI has asked the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC) to merge into a new RCI scientific advisory board.... Read More

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RCI Uniform Classification Guidelines Updated

December 17, 2014

The organization updated entries on ketoprofen, alclofenac, firocoxib, aminorex, and more.... Read More

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Helpful Tips on Caring for Senior Horses This Winter

December 17, 2014

From joint health to hoof care and nutrition to dental issues, learn how to help your old horse conquer the cold.... Read More

Scratches commonly affects the rear aspect of nonpigmented pasterns.

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Getting a Handle on Scratches

December 17, 2014

Address the condition's primary, predisposing, and perpetuating causative factors for a successful outcome. ... Read More

Proper hay soaking can benefit several different, and sometimes related, equine health conditions. The process can reduce both allergens and nonstructural carbohydrates in forage.

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Poll Recap: Hay Soaking

December 16, 2014

Of the 755 respondents, 584 (77%) said they do not soak their horses' hay.... Read More

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Fourth Horse Death Connected to Recalled Feed

December 16, 2014

A fourth Florida horse has died after consuming an equine feed tainted with an antibiotic intended for use in cattle.... 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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Teeth in Strange Places

December 16, 2014

Can a tooth grow out of the front of the horse's head, close to the eye? ... Read More

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Horse Welfare: Keeping Horses Healthy Through the Winter

December 16, 2014

Here's a look at three health conditions to watch for during the winter that could negatively impact equine welfare.... Read More

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LSU Vets Successfully Treat Equine Coronavirus Case

December 15, 2014

Vets at Louisiana State University (LSU) have treated the first case of equine coronavirus reported in Louisiana.... Read More

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BLM Approves Third Ecosanctuary for Off-Range Wild Horses

December 15, 2014

The new ecosanctuary will be located in Lander, Wyoming, with horses arriving as early as the spring of 2015.... Read More

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Infographic: Vaccinating Your Horse

December 15, 2014

Learn how vaccines can protect horses, why they're important, and which ones your horse needs in our visual guide.... Read More

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Biosecurity Tip of the Month: Biosecurity Notices

December 15, 2014

Something as simple as a sign can help organizers run events that promote horse health and biosecurity.... Read More

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Belgium's Ingmar De Vos Elected FEI President

December 15, 2014

De Vos was elected by an overwhelming majority in the first round of voting, earning 98 votes out of a possible 131.... Read More