Horse Industry News

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FEI Rules on 2016 Prohibited Substance Cases

March 26, 2017

An endurance rider received a 30-month suspension while a para-equestrian's provisional suspension was lifted.... Read More

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UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Victoria Taylor

March 26, 2017

Taylor is studying how Kentucky 31 tall fescue and a novel endophyte tall fescue affect nonpregnant and pregnant mares.... Read More

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Sunland Park Reaccredited by NTRA Safety, Integrity Alliance

March 25, 2017

The alliance is designed to establish standards and practices to promote safety and integrity in horse racing.... Read More

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Michigan Man Held in Horse Shootings

March 24, 2017

Luke Wool is accused of shooting two draft horses in the same pasture at separate times.... Read More

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Alabama Horse Shooter Sought

March 24, 2017

Authorities are hoping the public can help identify who shot two horses in the Punkin Center community of Morgan County.... Read More

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UKto Host Second 3-MT Competition for Doctoral Students

March 24, 2017

The three-minute thesis (3-MT) competition teaches students to communicate about their research in a concise manner.... Read More

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UKVDL Map of the Month: Lawsonia in Kentucky Equids

March 23, 2017

L. intracellularis can cause segments of small intestines and sometimes large intestines to thicken.... Read More

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Scientists Revisit Historic Exercise Research in Racehorses

March 23, 2017

Scientists are highlighting early 20th century studies and Japanese researchers who were well ahead of their time.... Read More

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Loux Receives Storm Cat Career Development Award

March 22, 2017

Dr. Shavahn Loux is studying mares' microRNA population during normal gestation and experimentally induced placentitis.... Read More

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Registration Open for AHC Annual Meeting

March 22, 2017

The meeting and National Issues Forum will take place June 11-14 in Washington, D.C.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Shedding Season

March 21, 2017

Of the 1,106 respondents, 866 (78%) said they curry or groom their horses to help them shed their winter hair coats.... Read More

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Data Collection to Begin for 2017 Economic Impact Study

March 21, 2017

The American Horse Council will begin collecting data on April 1.... Read More

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Participation Sought in National Equine Health Survey

March 20, 2017

British horse owners and keepers are urged to take part in the National Equine Health Survey from May 22-29.... Read More

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USEF, AERC Issue Joint Statement on Endurance Horse Welfare

March 19, 2017

The groups expressed "alarm over continued disproportionate equine deaths, equine doping, and catastrophic injuries."... Read More

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Equine Charities Unite to Put Welfare Policy Into Practice

March 18, 2017

Brooke, The Donkey Sanctuary, SPANA, and World Horse Welfare will help implement global working equid welfare standards.... Read More

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Strangles Spread Slowing in Nevada

March 18, 2017

However, the state agriculture department is still receiving reports of new cases, predominantly in western Nevada. ... Read More

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Shake Off the Winter Doldrums and Get Back in the Saddle

March 16, 2017

Get a head start on readying horses for the warmer weather with these tips.... Read More

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Rate of Fatal Thoroughbred Racing Injuries Declines Again

March 16, 2017

The fatal injury rate in Thoroughbred racehorses declined for a fourth consecutive year and has dropped 23% since 2009.... Read More

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Study Reveals Working Donkey Pain Behavior

March 16, 2017

Researchers have confirmed that donkeys have far more subtle ways of expressing pain than horses.... Read More

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Merck, AVMF Award Scholarships to 34 Veterinary Students

March 15, 2017

Award recipients are second- and third-year students pursuing careers in companion animal or large animal medicine.... Read More

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New Rule Tightens Canadian Horse Processing Imports

March 15, 2017

Regulations would require horses imported from the U.S. to be held in Canadian feedlots for a minimum of 6 months.... Read More

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UC Davis, CEH Advancing Disaster Prep for Horses

March 14, 2017

A partnership with the International Animal Welfare Training Institute will help California horses during disasters.... Read More

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Officials Seize More Than 40 Horses in Idaho

March 14, 2017

Authorities charged an Idaho couple each with 23 counts of misdemeanor animal cruelty. ... Read More

You can use a bristled brush on a horse's mane as pictured (a strong human hairbrush works) or a mane comb. However, some people opt for finger combing to prevent hair breakage.

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Poll Recap: Business or Hobby?

March 14, 2017

Of the 552 respondents, 418 (76%) said they were involved with horses primarily as a hobby.... Read More

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Florida Wildfire Displaces More Than 100 Horses

March 13, 2017

More than 100 horses were displaced when wildfires swept through a neighborhood in Naples last week.... Read More