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The Grooms Working Group had its first meeting at FEI Headquarters in Lausanne (SUI) this week. (L-R) Nanna-Riikka Nieminen (FIN), jumping; Brent Kuylen (BEL), jumping; Jackie Potts (GBR), eventing; FEI President Ingmar De Vos; and Alan Davies (GBR) dressage.

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New Grooms Working Group Meets with FEI President

July 20, 2017

The group was created to improve communications and interaction with grooms about what the FEI can do to help them.... Read More

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Swiss Barn Fire Kills More Than 20 Horses

July 20, 2017

An investigation is underway to determine if the fires at the Swiss National Institute of Equitation are arson-related.... Read More

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Study Confirms Horses Read Other Horses' Facial Expressions

July 20, 2017

Horses reacted to facial expressions in the absence of any other cues, such as body movements, vocal sounds, or odors.... Read More

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House Committee Passes BLM Funding Bill

July 19, 2017

The bill would allow the BLM to transfer horses and burros to other government agencies for use as work animals. ... Read More

Mosquitoes and gnats are poor fliers, so using a barn fan can produce enough breeze to disrupt them. Warning! To prevent electrical barn fires, make sure to use fans intended for outdoor/agricultural applications.

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As Summer Heats Up, Keep Horses Cool

July 19, 2017

Keep your horse happy, healthy, and in the game with these health and management tips.... Read More

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Study Confirms Diet Can Help Manage Equine Gastric Ulcers

July 19, 2017

A low-starch, fiber-based diet can help manage equine gastric ulcer syndrome after medical treatment is stopped.... Read More

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Why Can't You Kill Equine Internal Parasites in the Field?

July 19, 2017

Are there any parasite-killing products I can apply to pastures after I rotate my horses to a different one?... Read More

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Conditioning Young Horses

July 19, 2017

Before your young horse begins full-scale training, he can benefit greatly from physical conditioning.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Free Horses

July 18, 2017

Of the 502 respondents, 348 (69%) said they have acquired a horse for free.... Read More

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Clemson Offering Master Equine Manager Certification Course

July 18, 2017

The course will cover horse welfare, nutrition, health care, and selection, as well as practical skills and more.... Read More

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Meet a Horse in Washington, D.C. on July 21

July 18, 2017

The AHC and partners hope to introduce new people to the world of horses on July 21 during the USDA's Farmers Market.... Read More

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The Ark at JFK Opens Quarantine Facilities

July 18, 2017

The Ark's facilities are designed to eliminate the introduction of disease to the United States from imported horses. ... Read More

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How Well do Horse Owners Recognize Laminitis?

July 18, 2017

Owners did not recognize laminitis in 42 out of 93 cases; rather, they cited undefined lameness, hoof abscess, or colic.... Read More

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A Look at Pony Club's Feeding Rules

July 17, 2017

Our nutrition expert, who's also a USPC regional supervisor, shares the basic nutrition rules every Pony Clubber learns.... Read More

Oriental horses are the male ancestors of modern European stallions.

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Study: Most Modern Horses Descendants of Oriental Stallions

July 17, 2017

The paternal lines of nearly all modern horses trace to stallions brought to Europe from Asia over the last 700 years.... Read More

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5 Tips for Packing the Pounds on Performance Horses

July 17, 2017

Here's what to consider when managing a hard-keeping equine athlete.... Read More

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Feeding the EOTRH Horse

July 17, 2017

Learn how to design a diet for horses suffering or recovering from this dental condition.... Read More

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Farrier Association Creates Veterinary Student Scholarship

July 17, 2017

The American and International Associations of Professional Farriers created the award in honor of Dr. Frank Gravlee.... Read More

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Helping Horses in Hot Weather

July 16, 2017

Washington State University vets say Inland Northwest owners should watch horses carefully as temperatures rise.... Read More

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Australian Horse Owners: Vaccinate Against Hendra

July 16, 2017

Animal health officials say vaccination is the most effective way of reducing the risk of Hendra infection in horses.... Read More

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Weaning Ways

July 16, 2017

Here's how to help your weanling transition to adulthood as smoothly as possible.... Read More

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Genomewide Study Identifies Arabian Horses' Risk for EMS

July 16, 2017

Researchers say this seems to confirm lore that some horse breeds are more susceptible to EMS than others.... Read More

The veterinarian should check the horse’s mouth for any issues or dental abnormalities. These can include evidence of tongue or cheek injury or missing or damaged teeth. This will also give your veterinarian a chance to verify the horse’s age.

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Equine Dental Care 101

July 15, 2017

Regular dental checkups will protect your horse's overall health, comfort, and well-being. Here are the basics.... Read More

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BLM Seeks Comments on Silver King HMA Assessment

July 15, 2017

The BLM hopes the horse gather proposed in the EA would help improve vegetation, habitat, and watershed health. ... Read More

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Swiss Researchers Encourage Modern Parasite Control Methods

July 15, 2017

Using their "check-before-treat" program, scientists are finding record-low equine parasite burdens in Switzerland.... Read More