Recent News for Horse Care

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'Extensive' Study on Arena Surfaces Published

April 18, 2014

The study brings together the latest data on arena and turf surfaces and the effects these have on horses.... Read More

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Florida Racehorse Stolen

April 18, 2014

Authorities are seeking whoever allegedly stole a racing Quarter Horse from a boarding facility near Odessa.... Read More

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5 Tips for Feeding Weanlings

April 18, 2014

With increased energy, protein, and mineral requirements, weanlings require carefully planned diets.... Read More

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Bonding With a Trail Buddy

April 17, 2014

How quickly can horses bond, and what can be done to help reduce their anxiety when they're separated?... Read More

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Tygart: Parallels between Olympics and Horse Racing

April 17, 2014

The USADA's CEO sees parallels between racing and the Olympics when it comes to oversight on medications.... Read More

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How to Clip and Bathe Safely

April 17, 2014

Clipping and bathing can be safe, efficient, and positive experiences for you and your horse.... Read More

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West Virginia to Tackle Latest Round of Model Drug Rules

April 16, 2014

Industry stakeholders will meet to consider changes related to the National Uniform Medication Program. ... Read More

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The Importance of Limb Conformation

April 16, 2014

Researchers are always working to determine which deviations from the norm are performance-limiting. ... Read More

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Infographic: Equine Metabolic Syndrome (EMS)

April 15, 2014

Learn the risks of equine metabolic syndrome and how to manage horses with this all-too-common disorder.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Longeing Lessons

April 15, 2014

Of the 797 respondents, 329 (41%) said longeing is a regular part of their horses' fitness program.... Read More

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National HBPA Endorses Changes in Racehorse Drug Rules

April 15, 2014

The National HBPA endorsed changes the Association of Racing Commissioners made to model medication rules.... Read More

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Jockey Club Chairman: Make Triple Crown Vet Records Public

April 15, 2014

Ogden Mills Phipps called for public release of the records of horses entered in the 2013 Triple Crown races.... Read More

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Peterson: Be Proactive on Racetrack Surface Maintenance

April 14, 2014

Peterson told regulators racing surfaces shouldn't be considered the cause of fatal breakdowns. ... Read More

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Biosecurity Tip of the Month: Hay and Feed Storage

April 14, 2014

Store feed and hay carefully to reduce the number of potentially disease-carrying animals in barns.... Read More

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Colostrum for Foals

April 14, 2014

To a newborn foal, colostrum can mean the difference between life and death.... Read More

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Conditioning and Modifying Horse Behavior

April 13, 2014

An equine behaviorist offers tips on how to change your horse's behavior.... Read More

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Take Steps to Prevent Equine Herpesvirus Infection

April 11, 2014

From vaccination to disinfection--learn how you can help prevent equine herpesvirus (EHV) infection spread.... Read More

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Mare Aggression

April 10, 2014

My mare is very aggressive toward geldings and will kick out when they're close. Why would she react this way?... Read More

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Study: Younger Horses Appear Able to Learn by Watching

April 10, 2014

Younger, lower-ranking, and more curious horses are most likely to exhibit social learning, researchers say.... Read More

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Veterinary Mobility Bill Moves to Full House

April 10, 2014

The bill would allow veterinarians to transport to and dispense controlled substances at treatment sites.... Read More

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Variations in Body Conformation

April 09, 2014

There is no one ideal body type; there are, however, conformation traits that can affect performance.... Read More

Grooming halters don’t have throatlatches. This makes for easy grooming of the face.

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Horse Grooming Tips and Tools

April 09, 2014

Here are some of our favorite horse-grooming tips, tricks, and tools from our Facebook fans.... Read More

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RCI Chief: Horse Racing Industry Must Get Its Act Together

April 09, 2014

The RCI president said participants' refusal to take responsibility for actions threatens racing's future.... Read More

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CT Scans can Help Diagnose Stifle Lameness

April 09, 2014

Although CT scan is useful for diagnosing stifle lameness, scanning horses' large body parts can be difficult.... Read More

Identifying a horse by their lip tattoo.

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Poll Recap: Identification Methods

April 08, 2014

Readers share insights on the various identification methods they use to identify their horses. ... Read More