Recent News for Breed-Specific Health Issues

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Applications Open for 2017 Thoroughbred Makeover

December 07, 2016

The event will take place Oct. 5-8, 2017 at the Kentucky Horse Park.... Read More

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AAEP Lavin Cup Awarded to Michael Blowen

December 07, 2016

Michael Blowen is an advocate of racehorse aftercare and founder of Old Friends Thoroughbred retirement center.... Read More

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Improving the Standard Tieback Technique

November 22, 2016

Surgeons have honed a new approach to correct airway collapse in horses. ... Read More

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Horses at Work: Lifestyles of Working and Service Horses

November 14, 2016

Horses that plow, heal, or protect have distinctly different lifestyles than the average riding horse.... Read More

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How Old is My Pony?

September 14, 2016

I have a pony who is a rescue, and I have no idea how old he is. How can I estimate his age? ... Read More

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Feeding a Senior Hinny

September 07, 2016

My 30-year-old hinny is losing weight. How can I help him regain his weight without causing him harm?... Read More

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Cornell Vet College to Host Donkey Health, Welfare Event

September 01, 2016

The event offers two tracks: one geared to veterinary professionals and the other to nonmedical donkey enthusiasts.... Read More

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Inbred Horses Help Scientists Identify IBH Gene Locations

August 11, 2016

Researchers studied a group of related Exmoor ponies to find the chromosomes that could carry IBH-related genes.... Read More

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12 Miniature Horse Health Risks

July 26, 2016

While small in size, Minis have the same health needs and risks as other breeds, as well as a number of unique issues. ... Read More

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Feeding an OTTB-Turned Barrel Horse

July 11, 2016

Off-track Thoroughbreds have special nutritional needs as they begin transitioning to new careers.... Read More

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Stubborn as a Donkey?

June 02, 2016

One behavior expert explains the differences in behavior between donkeys and horses. ... Read More

A man harnesses his horse after treatment for epizootic lymphangitis at the Society for the Protection of Animals Abroad veterinary center in Debre Zeit, Ethiopia.

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OIE's New Priorities Include Working Equid Health, Welfare

May 31, 2016

Improving working equids' health and welfare could help them work longer and better to the benefit of their owners.... Read More

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Researchers Study Glucose and Insulin Testing in Donkeys

May 29, 2016

Researchers found that test results should be interpreted differently for donkeys than they are for horses.... Read More

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Super Derby Winner Wallenda Euthanized at Old Friends

May 10, 2016

The 26-year-old stallion had been dealing with complications brought on by a collapsed suspensory ligament.... Read More

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The Ins and Outs of Feeding the OTTB

May 09, 2016

Careful dietary consideration is needed when transitioning a Thoroughbred from racing to a pleasure or sport career.... Read More

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Donkeys' Unique Nutritional Needs

March 13, 2016

Donkeys aren't horses, and nowhere is that more apparent than in their feed needs. Find out what your donkey should eat.... Read More

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Jockey Club TIP Creates Youth Ambassador Program

February 19, 2016

The Youth Ambassador Program is designed to expand awareness of the TIP and the versatility of the Thoroughbred.... Read More

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TAA Accreditation Application Available Online

January 11, 2016

Applications are due by April 15, and organizations must meet certain requirements to be eligible for accreditation.... Read More

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The Horse's Top Special Features of 2015

January 01, 2016

Learn about donkeys, leptospirosis, West Nile virus, influenza, preparing for disasters, and working equids.... Read More

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UC Davis Researchers Seeking Appaloosas for Clinical Trial

December 29, 2015

The researchers are conducting a clinical trial on equine recurrent uveitis in Appaloosas.... Read More

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AQHA Executive Committee Modifies Lip Chain Rule

December 10, 2015

The committee approved the use of a lip cord in amateur and open halter classes for stallions aged 1 year and older.... Read More

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Researchers Study Light's Impact on Young Thoroughbreds

December 06, 2015

Longer light exposure appears to have numerous effects, from prompting coat shedding to increasing bone mineral density.... Read More

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Sir Prize Birthday Euthanized at 35

December 04, 2015

The oldest member of the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation's herd died Dec. 2 at the Wallkill Correctional Facility.... Read More

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Churchill Downs, Kentucky HBPA Donate to $28,410 TAA

December 02, 2015

The TAA awarded more than $2.4 million in grants to 42 accredited Thoroughbred aftercare agencies in 2014.... Read More

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Choosing an Ex-Racehorse

November 11, 2015

Before you take the plunge, learn what to be wary of as well as what to expect when choosing an ex-racehorse.... Read More