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A Look Behind the Scenes at WEG

August 28, 2014

Our reporter offers a peek of what goes on behind the stadium for both horses and people at the World Equestrian Games.... Read More

Veterinary Services Manager Dr. Anne Couroucé-Malblanc is in charge of the multi-venue veterinary facilities for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games 2014.

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Inside the World Equestrian Games' Veterinary Facilities

August 28, 2014

Care is available to equine athletes at the on-site veterinary facilities operating at all venues on a 24/7 basis.... Read More

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Texas Confirms Additional Vesicular Stomatitis Cases

August 28, 2014

The Texas Animal Health Commission has quarantined two more premises due to vesicular stomatitis in horses. ... Read More

This is a <em>Hipparionini</em> horse from 16-12 million years ago from Nebraska.

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What We Can Learn from Horses' Evolving Tooth Enamel

August 28, 2014

By studying teeth from different eras, we can see how horses adapted to different grazing lands and domestication.... Read More

Great Britain’s Lee Pearson (center) celebrates clinching the Grade Ib individual title with Austria’s Pepo Puch (left) taking silver and The Netherlands’ Nicole Den Dulk scoring bronze.

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Dressage, Para-Dressage Medals Awarded at 2014 WEG

August 27, 2014

Charlotte Dujardin, Lee Pearson, and Hannalore Brenner took home gold medals at the World Equestrian Games (WEG) today.... Read More

Isabell Werth’s mare, Bella Rosa, come up lame on Day Two of WEG.

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X: You're Out

August 27, 2014

Imagine making it all the way to WEG and then finding out your horse can't compete after all.... Read More

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Indiana Hires Second Lab to Handle Backlog

August 27, 2014

A backlog at its primary laboratory has led the Indiana Horse Racing Commission to contract with a second lab.... Read More

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Late Summer Heat Wave Could Stress Livestock

August 27, 2014

Regulating body temperature becomes difficult for horses when temperatures exceed 90 degrees Fahrenheit. ... Read More

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Kentucky State Police Accounts for Horse Herd

August 27, 2014

Horses that were reported killed near Harlan, Kentucky, have been accounted for, the state police say.... Read More

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Limitations and Advances in Lameness Assessment

August 27, 2014

Learn about scientific advancements that are helping veterinarians better assess lameness in horses.... Read More

Team USA won reining gold in Normandy today. Belgium took silver followed by Austria with an historic bronze.

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First Medals Handed Out at 2014 WEG

August 26, 2014

Team reining and dressage medals were awarded today at the World Equestrian Games (WEG), while para-dressage continued.... Read More

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Why is the Frog of My Horse's Foot Falling Off?

August 26, 2014

A veterinarian and certified farrier explains frog exfoliation and what you should do if it happens to your horse.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Tipping Farriers

August 26, 2014

Of the 1,727 respondents, 1,220 people (71%) said they do not tip their farrier.... Read More

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Missing Oklahoma Horses at Center of Theft Investigation

August 26, 2014

The 10 horses are now at the center of a theft investigation involving several states and a federal agency. ... Read More

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AAEP Foundation Allocates Funds to Support Equine Welfare

August 26, 2014

The foundation has approved $284,000 for 24 equine organizations and projects committed to improving equine welfare.... Read More

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The Basic Physical Examination

August 26, 2014

All owners should know their horses' normal vital signs and how to take them correctly. Here's a review.... Read More

Andrea Fappani (USA) and Custom Cash Advance are in the lead after the first individual reining qualifier.

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First Competition Day at 2014 WEG in the Books

August 25, 2014

Dressage, para-dressage, and reining competitors kicked off the action at the 2014 World Equestrian Games (WEG).... Read More

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Superheroes in a Syringe: How Vaccines Work

August 25, 2014

A behind-the-scenes look at how your horse's immune system is best primed for battle. ... 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

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KSU Vet: Watch for Vesicular Stomatitis

August 25, 2014

A KSU vet is cautioning owners about the contagious viral disease that affects horses, livestock, and sometimes humans.... Read More

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Haynet Design and Forage Consumption Rates Studied

August 25, 2014

Haynets with small openings reduced adult horses' dry matter intake rates and extended foraging time, researchers found.... Read More

Seventy-four nations will be represented at the 2014 Alltech World Equestrian Games.

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The WEG Opening Ceremony from the Press Box

August 25, 2014

Our international reporter offers a look into the best moments of the 2014 World Equestrian Games' opening ceremony.... Read More

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Ohio Family Appeals Service Horse Decision

August 24, 2014

The family is appealing a court's decision to dismiss their case to keep their service Miniature Horse at their home.... Read More

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Outside the Lines

August 24, 2014

The Blood-Horse's editor-in-cheif shares thoughts on why racing needs to beef up out-of-competition testing.... Read More

When you look at the hoof as the horse stands, you are seeing the hoof wall. If you pick up the hoof to look at the bottom, you will see the sole, frog, sulci, heels and bar.

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Bute, Firocoxib Compared for Alleviating Hoof Lameness

August 24, 2014

While Bute was more effective at label dose, one vet says new dosing firocoxib recommendations could impact the results.... Read More