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Horses and Lightning Storms

September 26, 2017

Are horses safest inside or outside during a thunder and lightning storm? Dr. Eric Davis shares his insight.... Read More

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Concussion Awareness for Equestrians

September 15, 2017

Would you know if someone was suffering from a concussion? Here's what to watch for.... Read More

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Time-Saving Tips: Equine Veterinary and Farrier Visits

September 13, 2017

Veterinarians and farriers often have busy schedules. Here are some tips to help expedite their visits when they arrive.... Read More

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Scientists Study How Hard Horses Kick

September 09, 2017

Knowing those forces could pave the way for safer stables and interactions with (and between) horses, researchers say.... Read More

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After the Flood: Cleaning Your Horse Farm

August 28, 2017

Here's how to get your farm back to normal so your horses have a safe and comfortable place to, once again, call home.... Read More

Some disaster areas, such as Moore, Oklahoma, after the 2013 tornado, can look like war zones.

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Before You Volunteer at a Disaster Site

August 26, 2017

Consider these important factors before you volunteer in an emergency or disaster situation.... Read More

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Low-Stress Horse Loading and Trailering

July 31, 2017

Trailering can be unnerving for some horses. Learn how to keep your horse's trailering experience safe and stress-free. ... Read More

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Humans Might Be to Blame for Some Horse-Related Injuries

July 27, 2017

Of the so-called human-generated injuries, 63% were considered preventable by riding safety experts.... Read More

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How to Handle Wild Animal Encounters With Your Horse

July 06, 2017

Before you hit the trail, make sure both you and your horse are prepared for any wildlife encounters that might occur.... Read More

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Yes, Horse Owners Can Take Vacations

June 30, 2017

Planning a vacation? Here are some tips for finding the perfect farm-sitter to care for your horses while you're gone.... Read More

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Mountain Bikes on the Trail? No Problem for Prepared Horses

June 29, 2017

Introduce horses systematically to bikes, hikers, backpackers, strollers, and ATVs to reduce spooking on the trail. ... Read More

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Is It My Horse, or Is It Me?

June 02, 2017

We're quick to blame a horse for misbehaving, but a closer look at equine behavior might reveal we're the problem.... Read More

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BEVA Issues New Guidelines on Managing Equine Risks

May 21, 2017

The guides are designed to help equine veterinarians assess and manage risks with horses. ... Read More

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Why is This Horse Rearing?

May 05, 2017

A behaviorist offers feedback about a Facebook fan's video of a rearing horse. Her take? Aggressive rearing is unsafe.... Read More

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Biosecurity, Hygiene, and Horses

April 27, 2017

The mainstays of biosecurity still center around good hygiene, diagnostics, quarantine, isolation, and traffic control.... Read More

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FEI, EquiRatings Partner on Data, Risk Analysis Initiatives

April 04, 2017

The two organizations will work together on risk management initiatives for eventing and endurance.... Read More

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Sunland Park Reaccredited by NTRA Safety, Integrity Alliance

March 25, 2017

The alliance is designed to establish standards and practices to promote safety and integrity in horse racing.... Read More

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The Springtime Sweep for Horse Facilities

March 15, 2017

Get tips for cleaning and repairing your horse facility this spring. ... Read More

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Selecting a Horse Boarding Stable

March 06, 2017

Are you searching for a facility at which to board your horse? Here are a few things to consider.... Read More

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AAEP Publishes Guidelines for Race Day Injury Management

March 02, 2017

The guidelines provide protocols for appropriate preparation for, response to, and management of on-track injuries.... 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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Narrow Escape: Caring for Equine Barn Fire Survivors

February 07, 2017

Just because a horse survives a barn fire doesn't mean he's out of harm's way.... Read More

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Farm Worker Safety Study Yields Bilingual Education Material

January 29, 2017

The material is designed to equip horse farm managers and workers with information needed to stay safe on the job.... Read More

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Two-Year Frangible Pin Study Continues

January 29, 2017

Researchers will continue examining the physics behind rotational falls on cross-country courses.... Read More

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Saddle Up Safely Participates in Concussion Conference

November 25, 2016

University of Kentucky representatives presented at the International Sports Concussion Consensus Conference in Germany.... Read More