Recent News for Horse Care

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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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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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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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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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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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EMS: Equine Enemy No. 1

December 15, 2014

Equine metabolic syndrome doesn't just cause equids' girths to expand; it can also lead to other health conditions.... Read More

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Second Saddle Research Trust Conference Held in England

December 14, 2014

Researchers examined, discussed, and debated the latest research on saddle-related welfare and performance issues. ... Read More

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Australian Veterinarians Welcome New Biosecurity Bills

December 14, 2014

The bills are designed to strengthen measures to better manage the risk of disease entering and spreading in Australia.... Read More

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Researchers Identify Signs a Painful Donkey is Improving

December 14, 2014

Scientists behind a new study have identified behavior changes donkeys show when they experience pain relief.... Read More

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Aftercare Alliance to Award $2.4M in Grants

December 13, 2014

The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance will award $2.4 million in grants to its 42 accredited facilities for 2014.... 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

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Help! My Horse Keeps Tossing His Head at Mealtime!

December 11, 2014

A veterinarian and equine behavior expert addresses a possible learned head tossing behavior at feeding time.... Read More

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Cold Weather Tips for Horse Owners

December 11, 2014

Here are five important tips to help owners keep horses healthy and safe during the cold days of winter.... Read More

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How Researchers Track Equine Influenza Virus

December 11, 2014

Keeping on top of changes to the equine influenza virus is critical to keeping vaccines up-to-date.... Read More

Dr. Johanna Reimer developed the ROST shoe after deconstructing a traditional shoe to fit one of her horses. With wear, she found her horse’s hoof health and balance improved.

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A Deconstruction of the Horseshoe

December 10, 2014

A veterinarian's search for better foot care options for her own horses led to a new way to shoe. ... Read More

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Should I Deworm My Horse in the Winter?

December 10, 2014

Is it worthwhile to deworm my horses during the winter?... Read More

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RMTC Cites Progress in Medication Reform Plan

December 10, 2014

More jurisdictions are operating or will soon be operating under all or part of the National Uniform Medication Program.... Read More

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CANTER USA Principal Awarded AAEP Lavin Cup

December 10, 2014

Robbie Timmons' vision has helped place more than 20,000 Thoroughbred ex-racehorses into new homes since 1997.... Read More

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Delay OCD Surgery for Optimal Racehorse Performance

December 10, 2014

When it comes to some OCD lesions, letting nature run its course might be the better option, researchers say.... Read More