Recent News for Horse Care

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National Equine Welfare Code of Practice Endorsed

November 12, 2009

A national Welfare Code of Practice has been endorsed by the American Association of Equine Practitioners, the American Quarter Horse Association, the Kentucky Thoroughbred Association, the National Thoroughbred Racing Association, the U.S.... Read More

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Breeders' Cup Drug Tests Return Clean Results

November 11, 2009

All horses that ran in the Breeders' Cup have tested negative for illegal performance-enhancing drugs.

The California Horse Racing Board said testing was completed Tuesday and all the samples came back clear from the UC Davis... Read More

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Quality Road to Van Home, Gate Work Planned

November 11, 2009

Quality Road not only suffered several injuries from his traumatic incident at the starting gate prior to the Breeders' Cup Classic, he suffered mentally as well and now will have to van home to Belmont Park from California after refusing... Read More

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USEF Medication Group Proposes Further Restriction of NSAIDs

November 10, 2009

The U.S. Equestrian Federation's Drugs and Medications Committee has reviewed a motion to further restrict the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) in horses at USEF licensed competitions. The group put forth a rule chang... Read More

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U.K. Pony Euthanized After Fireworks Injury

November 09, 2009

A pony in Dartford, U.K., had to be put down Friday morning after he panicked and crashed into a lamppost during fireworks, Horse and Hound reported. The... Read More

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225 Free Horses Placed via Adoption Listings on TheHorse.com

November 09, 2009

In a little more than a year, 225 Thoroughbreds and Standardbreds have found new homes via their free listings on TheHorse.com's adoption service.

The service is a... Read More

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Study: Horse Manure Storage Conditions Impact Fecal Egg Counts

November 09, 2009

Environmental conditions during collection and storage of equine fecal samples impact the resulting fecal egg counts (FECs), report parasitologists from both Denmark and the United States.

"Due to the concern regarding... Read More

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Guttural Pouch Anatomy, Problems Reviewed for World Equine Vets

November 08, 2009

Guttural pouches are more than just ill-defined air-filled vats located somewhere in the horse's head, said Julie Fjeldborg, DVM, PhD, an associate professor in the department of large animal sciences at the University of Copenhagen,... Read More

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Lillie Langtry Suffers Knee Fracture

November 08, 2009

Thoroughbred Lillie Langtry, the beaten favorite in the Nov. 6 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf, suffered a slab fracture in a knee during the race.

John Magnier of Coolmore, co-owner of the filly, was quoted in The... Read More

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Family that Returned Stolen Horse Gets Replacement

November 06, 2009

A 7-year-old girl who had to give up her horse when he was identified as stolen has found a new partner.... Read More

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Working Animal Welfare: Seeking Sustainable Solutions

November 06, 2009

In developing countries, working horses, donkeys, and mules are most often used for heavy labor, whether it be hauling heavy loads of cargo or carrying tourists up and down a mountain.

The animals might be suffering from... Read More

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Merck, Schering-Plough Complete Merge

November 06, 2009

Merck & Co. Inc. has outlined its global plans following the completion of Merck's merger with Schering-Plough Corporation.

"With our merger now complete, we are ready to deliver on the promise of a new Merck built on ... Read More

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Horse Art Auction Benefits Retired Racehorses

November 06, 2009

It's time to find that unique holiday gift and make a tax deductible donation at the same time.

ReRun, a 501 (c)(3) Thoroughbred racehorse adoption program, will hold its annual holiday eBay auction of Moneigh paintings Nov. 29... Read More

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Lexington Mounted Police to Share Training Tips with Civilian Riders

November 05, 2009

Civilian riders can earn their stripes, so to speak, by attending a presentation November 19 by the Lexington Mounted Police. The free public program offered by Alltech, sponsor of the FEI World Equestrian Games 2010, is entitled "Sensor... Read More

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Horsemanship Group, Saddle Up Safely Campaign Working Together

November 05, 2009

The Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA), in support of the University of Kentucky Saddle Up Safely campaign, is waiving its fees for the CHA Instructor Certification Clinic... Read More

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U.K. Couple Sentenced in Pony Obesity Cruelty Case

November 05, 2009

A couple in the United Kingdom have become the first horse owners convicted of obesity-related animal cruelty under that country's Animal Welfare Act, said a report from Read More

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Soaking Hay Key to Stable Dust Reduction

November 05, 2009

Horse owners' selection and preparation of their animals' feed has a greater influence on concentrations of dust and endotoxin in the stable than the type of bedding used, researchers recently reported.... Read More

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Tendon Sheaths as a Source of Lameness in Horses

November 04, 2009

Tendons can be an important source of lameness in athletic horses, but issues with the tendon's sheath--the thin connective tissue wrapped around the tendons, containing synovial fluid--shouldn't be overlooked as another potential... Read More

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Piroplasmosis: Texas Horse Owners Urged to Check Regulations Before Hauling

November 04, 2009

A number of U.S. states and Canada have imposed movement restrictions or additional entry requirements for horses from Texas after equine piroplasmosis, a tick-transmitted blood disease of equine animals, was detected in South Texas in... Read More

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Boehringer Ingelheim to Acquire Some Fort Dodge Equine Products

November 03, 2009

Boehringer Ingelheim, a global pharmaceutical group of companies, together with its U.S. animal health business Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica Inc., has closed its deal with Pfizer to acquire a significant portion of the Fort Dodge Animal... Read More

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Parasite Resistance: 10 Things to Remember

November 03, 2009

Parasite control is an important part of every equine health care program. Today, it's no longer enough just to know what worms are bugging your horse. Now, you need to understand the basics of parasite resistance to ensure your program i... Read More

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Tips to Keep Your Horses Safe

November 03, 2009

Stolen Horse International has released the following tips to help secure your property and horses.... Read More

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Controversial Dressage Training Method Under FEI Investigation

November 03, 2009

Responding to public outcry following the Internet posting of a video showing an international-level dressage competitor warming up a horse using a method some call inhumane, the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) has... Read More

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Miami Trail Riders Find Butchered Horse

November 02, 2009

The number of horses apparently butchered for their meat in the Miami area since January rose to 21 on Saturday when trail riders discovered the remains of a Thoroughbred mare alongside a rural road in Miami-Dade County.

In... Read More

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Horse Sleep Disorders and Seizures Reviewed for Equine Vets

November 02, 2009

If you have ever witnessed a horse having a so-called "episodic event," you aren't likely to soon forget it, particularly if the event occurred while the horse was under saddle. Episodic events are defined here as unusual or... Read More