The Horse Staff

The Horse: Your Guide To Equine Health Care is a monthly equine publication providing the latest news and information on the health, care, welfare, and management of all equids.

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301 Horses Adopted Via Service

More than 300 free horses have found new homes through the free listing service provided by since its launch in November 2008.

Originally created to help place Thoroughbreds in new homes, Standardbred listings were added Read More

Share Your Memories of Elmer Bandit

National competitive trail mileage record holder Elmer Bandit was euthanized Feb. 14 at the age of 38 in the pasture of his longtime boarding stable, surrounded by several friends and his lifelong owner, Mary Anna Wood.

Following hi Read More

Memories of Elmer Bandit

Readers react to the death of the National competitive trail mileage record holder Elmer Bandit. Read More

Used Snaffle Bits Requested by UK Group

A group based in the United Kingdom is asking for horse owners' help in replacing homemade bits often used in India. Friends of Marwari/Kathiawari Horse U.K. has put out an open call for donations of small (5" and under) snaffle bits.< Read More

Standing Chemical Restraint of Horses

"Many surgical and medical procedures can be accomplished in the standing horse if appropriate combinations of physical and chemical restraint are employed," began John Hubbell, DVM, MS, professor of veterinary clinical sciences at The Ohio State Uni Read More

Central Kentucky Colostrum Banks in Need

The colostrum banks at both Rood & Riddle and Hagyard equine hospitals in Lexington are dangerously low and in dire need of donations as the foaling season gains speed, the Kentucky Thoroughbred Farm Manager's Club announced in a statem Read More

Last Chance! Horse Industry Survey Closes Soon

Tell the editors of horse magazines and Web sites what equine industry issues matter most to you by participating in the American Horse Publications survey. The survey deadline is Jan. 31, 2010. Read More

Vet Interviews, AAEP Tradeshow Videos Available Online

Did you miss the AAEP Convention this year? Fear not; you can still hear from some of the speakers and tradeshow representatives without trekking to Vegas!

News Editor Erin Ryder interviewed vets on top horse health topics. Read More Facebook Gathers 3,000 Fans

Social media is an important part of the way horse owners, trainers, managers, veterinarians, and others connect today.'s Facebook page has broken the 3,000 friend Read More

Vaccination, WNV, and Colic Fact Sheets Available is getting 2010 off to a great start with three more Fact Sheets on topics that are important to our readers. The new fact sheets cover vaccinations for your horse, West Nile virus, and equine colic. Read More

Winter Horse Care Resources

What to do when the weather turns bitter? Bring the horses in or leave them out? Blankets or no blankets? Hay or grain? Or both?

While bringing your horse into the house might seem like the simplest option, offers a weal Read More Launches Equinomics E-Newsletter

Keeping your horse's surroundings safe and well-managed is an important part of equine management. is launching a new monthly Equinomics newsletter to bring you news, articles, and information about the things involved with hor Read More

Horse Industry Survey Ends This Month

The American Horse Publications (AHP) is conducting an Equine Industry Survey to gauge participation trends in the U.S. equine industry. In ad Read More

2009 Year in Review: Staff Picks

Of the nearly 2,200 horse health, care, management, and welfare news articles posted on in 2009, which ones stood out to our editors? Here are their top picks:

Kimberly S. Brown (Editor/Publisher) Read More

2009: A Year in Equine Health News

The economy and its far-reaching effects on horse health and welfare was a major focus in 2009, along with polo pony deaths, Miami horse poaching, an amazing story of rehabilitation, and disease investigations book-ending the year.

I Read More

Horse Rescued from Deep Snow

A 31-year-old horse is recovering after firefighters in Milford, Conn., used a boom truck to rescue him from deep snow Sunday morning, the Read More

250 Horses Find Homes through Adoption Service

Just in time for Christmas, more than 250 horses have found new homes via their free listings on's adoption service.

The service is a bulletin board on whic Read More

Equine Regenerative Medicine Conference Scheduled for 2010

The University of California, Davis, Alamo Pintado Equine Medical Center, and Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital have teamed up to offer the first North American Veterinary Regenerative Medicine Conference. The conference will take place March 5 Read More

Piroplasmosis Video Now Available

Wondering about equine piroplasmosis? Peter J. Timoney, FRCVS, PhD, of the University of Kentucky's Gluck Equine Research Center, covered the basics of the disease in a new video intervie Read More

New Equine Education Courtesy of Intervet/Schering-Plough and

Horse owners looking for up-to-date information on parasites and drug resistance can find two new videos on containing presentations made in Kentucky to a group of veterinarians, vet techs, and horse owners. These are sponsored b Read More

Vets Object to New FEI Drug Guidelines, FEI Responds

On Nov. 19 the General Assembly of the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) approved new Equine Anti-Doping and Controlled Medication Regulations as well as a new list of prohibited substances. The passed regulations Read More

USEF Issues Statement on FEI Drug Guidelines

The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) today issued a statement on new Equine Anti-Doping and Controlled Medication Regulations passed by the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) General Assembly Nov. 19. The passed Read More

Free Horses: All-Breed Adoption Service Launched on

In honor of this Thanksgiving season, is proud to announce it has opened a no-cost listing service for any breed of horse that is free to a good home.

Horses of any age, breed, or sex are eligible to be placed on the Read More Photo Store Offers Holiday Special and Shipping Dates Photo Store is now offering a special savings coupon code to kick off the online holiday shopping season. Shoppers can save 10% on their online Read More

Equine-Related Podcasts Now on has become a syndication partner for five podcasts presented by and their sponsors. You can listen to these entertaining and educational talk Read More