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UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Kelsey Smith

March 26, 2016

Smith's research is focused on determining the dietary requirement for the amino acid threonine in growing horses.... Read More

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Researchers Working to Address Risk of AHS Spread

March 26, 2016

Climate change is creating conducive conditions for African horse sickness to spread further than it has in the past.... Read More

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NYRA Equine Injury Rate Remains Below National Average

March 25, 2016

The fatality rate at Aqueduct Racetrack, Belmont Park, and Saratoga Race Course in 2015 was 1.1 per 1,000 starts. ... Read More

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AAEP Announces Summer Continuing Education for Vets

March 24, 2016

Seminar topics include imaging the equine neck, reproduction, and soft-tissue injuries in performance horses.... Read More

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Thoroughbred Sales Companies Amend Anabolic Steroid Policy

March 24, 2016

Keeneland, Fasig-Tipton, and OBS amended their policies regarding steroids in weanlings, yearlings, and 2-year-olds.... Read More

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OSRC Sets Cobalt Limits and Penalties

March 24, 2016

The thresholds and penalties will take effect April 15, the day cobalt testing begins at all Ohio racetracks.... Read More

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NYSGC, NYRA Announce Enhanced Security Protocols

March 24, 2016

Horses in the 2016 Wood Memorial will be subject to out-of-competition testing, publicized veterinary records, and more.... Read More

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Men Accused of Maltreating Horses at Ohio Fairgrounds

March 23, 2016

Five men were charged in connection to two allegedly maltreated horses residing at the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds.... Read More

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UK Researcher Launches Equine Sports Science Initiative

March 23, 2016

The collaborative and research-based initiative is designed to advance the health and well-being of equine athletes.... Read More

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10th Equine Infectious Diseases Conference Scheduled

March 23, 2016

The 10th International Equine Infectious Diseases Conference will convene April 4-8 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.... Read More

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Fatal Thoroughbred Racehorse Injuries Decline by 14% in 2015

March 22, 2016

The fatality rate of 1.62 per 1,000 starts is the lowest since the Equine Injury Database started publishing statistics.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Achieving the Work-Life-Riding Balance

March 22, 2016

Of the 441 respondents, 330 (75%) said they work full time but still find time to ride and care for their horses. ... Read More

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Reward Offered for Information on Lily's Abusers

March 21, 2016

Investigators hope a $10,000 reward will help them find whomever who shot an elderly mare with a paintball gun.... Read More

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TVMDL Drug Testing Lab Receives RMTC Accreditation

March 20, 2016

Texas A&M's Drug Testing Laboratory is the seventh to receive full RMTC accreditation.... Read More

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Queensland Parliament Seeking Opinions on Hendra Vaccine

March 19, 2016

Officials are asking for thoughts on Hendra virus and use of the available equine vaccine in Australia.... Read More

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BLM Seeks Experienced Horse Trainers to for Pilot Program

March 19, 2016

The BLM is seeking experienced individuals to help train wild horses and place them into good homes.... Read More

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Jockey Club Grants for Out-of-Competition Testing Available

March 18, 2016

Racetracks in California, Florida, Kentucky, New York, and Ontario have participated since the program began in 2014.... Read More

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Florida Fire Claims Standardbred Horses

March 17, 2016

A dozen horses are dead and 11 more are recovering after fire destroyed their barn at South Florida Trotting Center.... Read More

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Positively Playful

March 17, 2016

My 5-year-old gelding is very playful. Can I turn his playfulness into an advantage when I train him?... Read More

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USA Equestrian Trust Opens Grant Program for Nonprofits

March 17, 2016

The trust is now accepting proposals from IRS-registered equine nonprofit organizations for its 2016 grants program.... Read More

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BLM Seeking Bids for Off-Range Wild Horse Care Facilities

March 17, 2016

The BLM is seeking proposals from those who can care for a minimum of 200 horses in a free-roaming pasture setting. ... Read More

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Working Equids' Influence on Human Health, Livelihood

March 17, 2016

Researchers recently confirmed that in poor and rural communities, equid health is intrinsically linked to human health.... Read More

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Foundation Commits $1.16 Million to Equine Research

March 16, 2016

Research topics include EHV-1 latency, foal pneumonia, training and surface factors in preventing injury, and more.... Read More

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Horse Pelted With Paintballs, Then Abandoned

March 16, 2016

The aged mare, who was shot 130 times, is also underweight, blind in one eye, and has an ulcer in the other eye.... Read More

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Fire Destroys Georgia Equestrian Center

March 15, 2016

One horse is dead and 20 others are displaced after fire swept through a barn at an equestrian center in Villa Rica.... Read More