Recent News for Horse Care

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Study Sheds Doubt on Marbles' Effect on Mare Heat Cycles

September 26, 2009

Many people have offered solutions to overcome the problems of inconsistent performance while mares are in heat. One method popular with owners today is the implantation of marbles as glass intrauterine devices (IUDs).

"The original paper... Read More

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Pony and Miniature Horses Reported Stolen

September 26, 2009

Miniature Horses in California and Alabama, and a pony in New York, have been reported stolen, said an alert from Stolen Horse International, Inc., aka NetPosse.com.

In Mendocino County, Calif., two Miniature Horses, a black stallion known... Read More

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Equine Antibiotic Resistance Increased after Hospitalization

September 25, 2009

A team of researchers working at Philip Leverhulme Equine Hospital in Liverpool found that Escherichia coli bacteria in a horse's intestine appear to acquire antibiotic resistance while a horse is hospitalized.

The researchers found ... Read More

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Visiting Scientist Examines Equine Parasites on a Molecular Level

September 25, 2009

Mariana Ionita, DVM, PhD, is no stranger to the Gluck Equine Research Center. A resident of Romania, Ionita has been a visiting scientist in the Parasitology program four times since 2006 and completed her fourth visit to the Gluck Center at the... Read More

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EHV-1 Neurologic Disease a Challenge for Researchers

September 25, 2009

Despite the remarkable advances in understanding neurologic disease in horses, including the identification of the single genetic mutation that gives rise to the neuropathogenic form of equine herpesvirus type-1 (EHV-1), virologists continue to... Read More

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Champion Racehorse Kona Gold Euthanized

September 25, 2009

Kona Gold, a resident of the Hall of Champions at the Kentucky Horse Park, was euthanized today after a paddock accident. The 15-year-old gelding had resided at the park since November 2007.

Cathy Roby, Hall of Champions manager, said ... Read More

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Louisiana State Animal Team Acquires Disaster Response Vehicle

September 24, 2009

The Louisiana State Animal Response Team (LSART), in partnership with the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), has acquired a deluxe custom-designed animal... Read More

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More than 200 Horses Adopted Through TheHorse.com Service

September 24, 2009

Success stories on TheHorse.com's Adoption Service for Thoroughbreds and Standardbreds climbed steadily toward number 200, but as we waited to declare reaching the benchmark of our 200th adoption, we got a surprise--horses 200 and 201... Read More

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Retired Racehorse Lava Man Back in Training after Stem Cell Treatment

September 23, 2009

Lava Man, the former claimer who earned more than $5 million, has returned to training at Doug O'Neill's Hollywood Park barn. The 8-year-old gelding worked three furlongs in :36 flat Sept. 23 at Hollywood, his first official work.

O'Neill,... Read More

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Joint Problems: Blood Tests Might Aid Early Screening

September 22, 2009

Research using biomarkers in horse's blood to predict whether he is at risk of developing bone/joint disorders... Read More

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AAEP: Vaccinate Horses to Prevent Rabies

September 22, 2009

When a horse is infected with rabies, the outcome is invariably fatal. But taking the simple step of ensuring an annual vaccination for your horse will nearly eliminate your horse’s risk of contracting this deadly disease.

In observation of... Read More

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Miami Horse Poaching: Another Arrest Made

September 22, 2009

A second Florida man is in custody in connection with two horse poaching incidents, including the death of horse in Miami Gardens butchered for its meat.

Miami-Dade Police arrested Santiago Cabrera, 19, on Monday in connection with Read More

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Iris Scan Horse Identification in the Works

September 21, 2009

A new tool that will allow horses to be identified quickly via an iris scan should be available next year, said the company pioneering it.

"We plan to develop this technology to identify horses," said Bobby Varma, director of business... Read More

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North Dakota Urges Livestock Anthrax Prevention

September 21, 2009

Livestock producers in areas with a history of anthrax cases should take measures to protect their animals from the disease, North Dakota animal health officials advise.

"We have just received confirmation of a case of anthrax in cattle... Read More

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Coat Color Studies Aid Health Research, Breeding Choices

September 21, 2009

Certain horse coat colors or patterns are associated with health or medical problems.... Read More

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Drug Testing, Prosecution Focus of Racing Conference

September 20, 2009

A seminar focused on drug testing and the prosecution of a medication case will be the focus of the Racing Officials Accreditation Program’s second annual Officiating Horse Racing Conference on Dec. 7, 2009, at the University of Arizona Race... Read More

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Training Alters Stride in Racehorses

September 19, 2009

Training mature racehorses produces a decrease in the protraction (extension) time of the forelimb and might reduce the risk of training-induced injuries, said Marta Ferrari, DrMedVet, PhD, MRCVS, of Park Veterinary Centre in Watford, U.K, and... Read More

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Kentucky Horse Council Facilitates Meeting of Equine Rescues

September 19, 2009

Equine rescue facilities in Kentucky and throughout the nation are experiencing an overflow of surrendered horses. Increasingly, such facilities struggle with funding and necessary support for ongoing management and care of the... Read More

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Gulfstream Donates to Slaughter Reward Fund

September 19, 2009

Roadside discoveries over the past months of horses slaughtered in west Dade and Broward counties in Florida have prompted Gulfstream Park to contribute $5,000 to the reward fund for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those... Read More

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Mule Races Canceled after Multiple Medication Violations

September 18, 2009

Fairplex canceled the first two races of its Sept. 17 card when it was discovered that more than three-quarters of the entries for both mule races had been given medication within 24 hours of the races.

The California Horse Racing Board, th... Read More

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Arrest Made in Miami Horse Poaching Investigation

September 17, 2009

An arrest has been made in connection with the recent spate of horse killings in the Miami-Dade County area, multiple local media outlets report.

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LSU Equine Drug Testing Lab Receives Racehorse Contract Extension

September 17, 2009

The Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine’s Equine Medication Surveillance Laboratory (EMSL) has received a three-year extension of its contract with the Louisiana State Racing Commission to provide drug testing of racehorses... Read More

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Miami Horse Poaching: Arrest, Criminal Charges Made

September 17, 2009

A Florida man faces multiple criminal charges in connection with two horse poaching incidents including the death of a horse in Miami Gardens butchered for its meat.

The horse was Read More

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Equine Industry: Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse Registrations Down

September 17, 2009

The economy seems to be taking its toll on the registration of purebred horses. While the number of registered Quarter Horses at the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) actually rose slightly from 2007-2008, that number is... Read More

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Delaying Dewormer Resistance: Advice Offered in Study

September 17, 2009

Nonchemical parasite control strategies, fecal egg count monitoring, and controlled quarantine treatments all can delay the development of anthelmintic resistance (AR... Read More