Safety

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Going to the Barn? Don't Forget Your Helmet

October 19, 2014

No matter what the riding discipline, wearing a helmet is one of the best ways to minimize the chance of a brain injury.... Read More

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When to Leave the Boarding Barn

October 09, 2014

Deciding when to move your horse is a subjective decision, but here are a few factors that could influence your choice.... Read More

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Horse Drowns on Oregon Beach

September 30, 2014

The horse reportedly fell and was unable to rise before being washed into the ocean, where the animal drowned.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Your Veterinarian's Horsemanship Skills

September 09, 2014

Of the 675 respondents, 519 (77%) said their veterinarian's strongest horse handling skill is being patient and calm.... Read More

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Saddle Up Safely Releases Booklets on Safe Equine Travel

August 25, 2014

"Trailering Your Horse Safely" and "Travel to a New Environment" cover topics from choosing a trailer to horse behavior.... Read More

Commentary

How Do I Get My Horse to Respect Me?

August 14, 2014

Dr. Nancy Diehl shares how you can earn your horse's respect through consistent training. ... Read More

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Poll Recap: Horses Injured by Dogs

August 05, 2014

Of the 989 respondents, 731 (74%) said they have not had a horse injured by a dog. ... Read More

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Cougar Attack Blamed for Washington Horse Death

August 05, 2014

State fish and wildlife personnel are hunting a cougar believed to have attacked a horse in Stevens County.... Read More

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Effort Aims to Improve Animal Feed Safety

August 03, 2014

The new network aims to facilitate information sharing about feed-related illnesses and product defects.... Read More

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Del Mar Once Again Shifting Races Off Turf

August 01, 2014

The move comes following another breakdown, the fifth since July 17, on the newly installed turf course.... Read More

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Stronach Group Names O'Neil Equine Health, Safety Director

July 31, 2014

Robert O'Neil, DVM, is a veterinarian with more than 35 years' experience in the Thoroughbred industry.... Read More

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Cross-Training Sport Horses for Body and Mind

July 31, 2014

Cross-training is a "central pillar" to athletic success and longevity, one veterinarian says. Learn why.... Read More

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Lightning Strike Kills Mississippi Rider, Horse

July 15, 2014

In the wake of the 23-year-old rider's death, learn how to protect yourself from a lightning strike.... Read More

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Information Collection Key in Maintaining Track Surfaces

July 10, 2014

Presenters discussed how improved information collection is helping to improve racetrack surfaces.... Read More

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Panel: Culture Change Needed in Thoroughbred Racing

July 09, 2014

Panelists pushed for better communication and more transparency to help keep racehorses safe.... Read More

Store chemicals or medications in special designated locations to they don't contaminate horse feed or poison children or pets around the barn.

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Storing Toxic Substances in Stables

July 09, 2014

Find out how to use, store, and discard flammable, toxic, or hazardous products found on horse farms.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Horses on the Fourth of July

July 08, 2014

Of the 716 respondents, 203 people (28%) said they bring their horses into a barn before fireworks start.... Read More

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International Helmet Awareness Day to Take Place July 12

July 07, 2014

Riders4Helmets has teamed with leading helmet manufacturers and retailers to offer education and discounts.... Read More

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Protect Your Horse from Hazards on the Farm

July 02, 2014

Spend time minimizing hazards on your property through identification and removal. Here's what to look for.... Read More

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Compounded Drug Eyed in Thoroughbred Deaths

May 13, 2014

The FDA is investigating whether a compounded medication might have played a role in two horses' deaths.... Read More

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New NTRA Safety, Integrity Alliance Code Available

April 07, 2014

The NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance's 2014 Code of Standards is now available for public comment.... Read More

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Racehorse Welfare, Safety Summit Set for July 8-9

January 23, 2014

The two-day workshop brings together a cross-section of the breeding, racing, and veterinary communities.... Read More

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Fireworks Displays Prompt Warning for Animal Owners

December 31, 2013

Horse owners are being reminded to prepare animals this New Year’s Eve ahead of noisy fireworks displays.... Read More

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Congressional Hearing on Horse Racing Scheduled

November 18, 2013

A U.S. House subcommittee has scheduled a hearing on horse racing safety and integrity for Nov. 21. ... Read More

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New British Horse Industry Health and Safety Guide Published

November 17, 2013

The sixth edition of the Health and Safety in the Racing and Breeding Industry guide is available. ... Read More