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25 Vet Students Rewarded for Commitment to Equine Medicine

May 27, 2016

The Winner's Circle Scholarship Program has provided $1,102,500 in scholarships since its inception in 2008.... Read More

Terence Wan, PhD, EurChem, CChem, FRSC, FAORC, head of the Hong Kong Jockey Club’s Racing Laboratory.

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Hong Kong Jockey Club Pioneers New Methods of Doping Control

May 27, 2016

Researchers in the club's Racing Laboratory are studying biomarkers for use in drug testing.... Read More

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Author Donates Portion of Book Proceeds to Gluck Center

May 27, 2016

Kristen Halverson chose to donate after Dan Howe, PhD, offered advice and answered her questions about EPM.... Read More

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Five Sentenced in Ohio Fairgrounds Horse Abuse Case

May 26, 2016

The five were sentenced to probation in relation to the maltreatment of two horses at the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Volunteering in the Horse Industry

May 24, 2016

Of the 633 respondents, 305 (48%) said they volunteer their time in the horse industry.... Read More

UC Davis' new portable PET scanner is the first of its kind to be used to image horses.

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UC Davis Acquires First Equine PET Scanner

May 24, 2016

PET reveals activity at the molecular level and detects changes in tissue before the size or shape is modified.... Read More

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Lecture to Feature New Bolton Center Medical Director

May 24, 2016

Dr. Barbara Dallap Schaer will share the latest developments at the New Bolton Center and take questions on June 7.... Read More

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'Lily' Adopted

May 23, 2016

Comedian Jon Stewart and his wife Tracey adopted the mare who recovered after being abandoned at an auction barn.... Read More

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BEVA Receives Award for Antibiotic Stewardship

May 22, 2016

The British Equine Veterinary Association was the only organization from the veterinary profession to be recognized.... Read More

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LSU Seeking Horses With Gastric Ulcers for Study

May 22, 2016

Clinicians are evaluating a new investigational drug for treating equine gastric ulcers. ... Read More

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Exaggerator Victorious in Sloppy Preakness

May 21, 2016

Meanwhile, Uncle Lino was vanned off following the race with what appears to be a minor tendon injury.... Read More

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Rhode Island Man Found Guilty of Abusing 'Lily'

May 20, 2016

The 20-year-old mare recovered after being abandoned at a Pennsylvania auction barn.... Read More

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Bill Protecting Salt River Herd Signed

May 20, 2016

The bill is designed to protect the herd and place the animals under local and U.S. Forest Service jurisdiction.... Read More

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Senate Committee Passes Anti-Slaughter Budget Amendment

May 20, 2016

The amendment would prevent the USDA from using any of its 2017 budget revenue to pay for horsemeat inspections. ... Read More

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EHV-1 Quarantine at Howard County Horse Farm Lifted

May 19, 2016

Two horses stabled at the Maryland facility tested positive for non-neuropathogenic EHV-1 on.April 19.... Read More

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Planning for Equine Evacuations During Hurricanes

May 19, 2016

Preparing ahead for equine evacuations can be crucial to horses' survival. Here's what to remember.... Read More

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Texas Horse Shooters Sought

May 18, 2016

A Thoroughbred and an Arabian were found dead in their pasture near Austin earlier this week.... Read More

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Florida Woman Accused of Grand Theft Involving Horses

May 18, 2016

Elena Escoda allegedly stole three show horses valued in excess of $220,000 and attempted to sell one of them online.... Read More

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Equine Genetics Researcher Lear Dies at 64

May 17, 2016

Teri Lear, PhD, worked on the Horse Genome Project, which resulted in the first map of a horse's genetic sequence.... Read More

Grooming helps improve horses' skin and coat condition and allows us to identify any unusual injuries, skin conditions, or behavioral changes. And grooming before riding is an important way to prevent irritation caused by dirt and debris trapped under tack. Additionally, research shows grooming can serve as a bonding experience for horse and human and produces marked relaxation in both.

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Poll Recap: Favorite Time of Day at the Barn

May 17, 2016

Of the 811 respondents, 408 (50%) said they'll take any time they can get with their horse. ... Read More

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Hurricane Preparedness

May 17, 2016

Dr. Becky McConnico offers advice on planning for hurricane season. ... Read More

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New Equine Canada Horse Welfare Rule Effective Immediately

May 17, 2016

Horses not accepted at the first FEI inspection may not compete in national classes at the same event for 48 hours.... Read More

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BLM Cites Herd Growth as One Cause of $1 Billion Shortfall

May 17, 2016

But some wild horse advocates believe the shortfall is due to the agency's failure to manage the animals effectively.... Read More

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Pimlico Reaccredited by NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance

May 15, 2016

Pimlico is home of the Preakness Stakes, the second jewel in Thoroughbred racing's Triple Crown.... Read More

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Rider, Horse Die in Two Jersey Fresh Cross Country Falls

May 15, 2016

Philippa Humphreys died after a rotational fall, and Skyler Decker's horse, Inoui Van Bost, suffered a fatal injury. ... Read More