Recent News for Horse Care

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Good Hygiene Blocks Horse-Human MRSA Transmission

November 01, 2007

Equine veterinarians and public health officials are urging horse owners and others who come in frequent contact with horses to wash their hands and clean grooming tools after each use in order to reduce the risk of contracting an... Read More

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9-Year-Old Racehorse The Tin Man Retired due to Fracture

November 01, 2007

The Tin Man, a 9-year-old multi-millionaire who has experienced continued stakes success on the racetrack, suffered a fractured knee while coming out of anesthesia following an Oct. 25 surgical procedure.

Trainer Richard Mandella, who was... Read More

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Wildfires: Dealing With Smoke Inhalation

October 31, 2007

Learn what health problems smoke and ash from wildfires can cause for horses.... Read More

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Wolves that Killed Horse to be Removed from New Mexico Forest

October 30, 2007

Two endangered Mexican gray wolves have been targeted for removal from the Gila National Forest in southwestern New Mexico.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service authorized the trapping of the wolves, both part of the Aspen Pack, because the... Read More

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Illinois Trailer Accident: Two More Horses Dead

October 30, 2007

The number of horses surviving the semitrailer truck rollover in Wadsworth, Ill., fell to 42 on Monday when two more horses were euthanatized due to their injuries, according to Vickie Wancho, spokesperson for Carney Farm in... Read More

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Carb Testing Program for Horse Feed and Hay

October 30, 2007

When it comes to horses, what does "low carb" mean? Lower than what? "There are several analytical procedures that measure sugar, and each one measures a slightly different fraction," said Kathryn Watts, BS, owner of Rocky Mountain Research & Consult... Read More

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Agriculture Officials Join Illinois Trailer Accident Investigation

October 29, 2007

State and national agriculture officials are joining Lake County, Ill., authorities to investigate a tractor trailer rollover accident that left 13 Belgian horses dead. A total of 59 horses in the double-decker trailer--most of them... Read More

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Hay Shortage Hits Southern Illinois Horse Owners

October 28, 2007

An article by Scott Fitzgerald on TheSouthern.com reports that horse owners in Southern Illinois are facing difficulties feeding horses because... Read More

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Indiana Man and 22 Horses Killed in Barn Fire

October 28, 2007

A late-night fire swept through a northern Indiana barn Oct. 25 killing a man and 22 horses he was hired to care for, police said.

John Lesniak, 60, died in the barn, which was fully engulfed in flames when police and firefighters arrive... Read More

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Gait Analysis During Lameness Rehabilitation

October 26, 2007

At the AAEP Blue-Ribbon Panel Research Meeting in Ft. Collins, Colo., on Aug. 1, 2007, Hilary Clayton, BVMS, PhD, MRCVS, Mary Anne McPhail Dressage Chair in Equine Sports Medicine at Michigan State University, presented her findings on... Read More

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Public Forum Set for New Florida Horse-Sale Law

October 26, 2007

A public forum to discuss a new state law concerning the sale of horses in Florida will be held Oct. 29 in Tallahassee.

The forum, which will be held at 2 p.m. at the Eyster Auditorium of the Connor Building, 3125... Read More

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Intensive Care Unit to be Added to University of Liverpool Equine Hospital

October 25, 2007

The University of Liverpool in the U.K. will be able to create a special intensive care unit (ICU) for horses as the result of a £300,000 ($615,308) gift.

The ICU will provide unique facilities to help horses recuperate following colic... Read More

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Merial Acquires New Zealand Animal Health Company Ancare

October 24, 2007

Merial Limited, one of the world's largest animal health companies, has acquired Ancare, an animal health products company based in New Zealand.

The acquisition includes all of Ancare's commercial and manufacturing... Read More

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Breeders' Cup Contender a Stem Cell Success Story

October 24, 2007

The day after winning a big stakes race in 2005, Greg's Gold turned up in his barn with a bowed tendon--the kind of injury that depresses owners and puts expensive Thoroughbreds out to pasture forever.

Not this time.

Using stem cells... Read More

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Equine 911: Making the Call on When to Call the Vet

October 24, 2007

If you contact your veterinarian at the first sign of a problem, you might actually end up spending less and having better results. Let your veterinarian decide which of these three situations you fall in:

Situation one: Your veterinaria... Read More

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Dogs Kill Miniature Horse Donated to Cancer-Stricken Child

October 24, 2007

A Miniature Horse given to a boy with brain cancer by the Make-A-Wish Foundation was killed by a pair of pit bulls who were found roaming in his yard, authorities said.

The 31-inch tall horse, Anniversary, was donated by the foundation to... Read More

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California Wildfires: Winds Expected to Ease

October 24, 2007

On the fourth day of a vicious firestorm, exhausted firefighters and weary residents looked forward Wednesday to a break--an expected slackening of the fierce winds that have fanned the state's explosive wildland blazes.

Forecasters said the... Read More

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Some Southern California Horse Owners Returning Home

October 24, 2007

Southern California horse and farm owners were beginning to gather information on their animals and property Oct. 24 in the wake of the wildfires that have hit the area. Fires continue to rage in San Diego County, but some evacuated people were... Read More

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Horse Sets Off Chain Reaction Montana Highway Crash; Two Killed

October 23, 2007

A van that became stranded after hitting a horse on Montana 212 near Busby was rear-ended by a semi tractor-trailer, killing two people, Big Horn County, Mont., officials said.

The van struck the horse around 10:15 p.m. Sunday. The driver... Read More

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California Horse Owners, Vets Wait to Access Burned Areas

October 23, 2007

It's a waiting game now for horse owners and veterinarians in the areas of Southern California affected by wildfires--waiting to see if the fires still roaring through the area will miss the designated evacuation points that each hold hundreds o... Read More

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USRider: Hauling Vehicles are Easy Targets for Catalytic Converter Theft

October 22, 2007

According to USRider, catalytic converters are being stolen from vehicles across the country. The group recently warned horse owners and others who regularly haul animals to be on guard.

"This is especially relevant to our members who drive... Read More

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Wildfires Rage in Southern California

October 22, 2007

Wildfires fanned by fierce desert winds consumed huge swaths of bone-dry Southern California on Monday, burning buildings and forcing evacuations from Malibu to San Diego, including a jail, a hospital, and nursing homes.

About a dozen blazes... Read More

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Tilt Tables Help Horses Recover from Anesthetic

October 20, 2007

To use a tilt table, a horse recovering from anesthesia is restrained to the top of the table--which is generally hydraulic--in lateral recumbency (down and on his side). The table is slowly tilted upright as the horse returns to consciousness... Read More

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Helicopter Crashes During Wild Horse Roundup

October 19, 2007

A helicopter being used to round up wild horses at Theodore Roosevelt National Park crashed Thursday above a corral. The park superintendent said two people aboard "seem to be all right."

The helicopter was hovering above the corral when its... Read More

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Study of EIPH Drug Seeks to Answer Effectiveness, Enhancement Concerns

October 17, 2007

A study led by Colorado State University and research partners will help to answer a long-debated question about health and performance effects of a drug commonly used to treat racehorses in the U.S. to prevent bleeding into their airways as the... Read More