Recent News for Horse Care

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Two Horses Test Positive for EIA in Montana

May 14, 2010

Two horses recently tested positive for equine infectious anemia (EIA) in Montana.... Read More

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Prince Harry's Polo Pony Dies

May 14, 2010

Drizzle, a cherished polo pony belonging to the Royal Family of Wales, died during a polo match May 8 following a cardiac event, according to several sources.

The 10-year-old dark brown and white spotted mare "could not be saved... Read More

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New Bolton Critical Care Center Emphasizes Biosecurity

May 13, 2010

The James M. Moran Jr. Critical Care Center, the newest facility at the New Bolton Center, has been built to emphasize biosecurity in large animal veterinary care. The center, located on the Kennett Square, Pa., campus of the University of Penn... Read More

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Equine Gunshot Survivor Off to New Home

May 13, 2010

Picaro, the Paso Fino stallion shot in the head when his despondent owner apparently killed himself and his wife, is off to his new home in Virginia. After four months of care through Tufts University in North Grafton, Mass., the horse is en ro... Read More

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Twelve New Equine Fact Sheets Available From TheHorse.com

May 12, 2010

This week TheHorse.com has launched 12 free, handy Fact Sheets on topics of interest to hands-on horse owners. These are invaluable additions to the more than 30 widely acclaimed Fact Sheets that TheHorse.com launched in 2009...... Read More

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Colorado Fire Claims 12 Horses

May 12, 2010

Law enforcement authorities and fire officials in Colorado are working together to determine who is responsible for a fire that killed 12 horses and several other animals on May 9.

The horses, a goat, and several chickens and rooster... Read More

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Horse Rescued From Tennessee Flood

May 11, 2010

A 3-year-old Paint horse is safe at home with his owner after traveling more than 10 miles down the Cumberland River when heavy rains caused flooding in Nashville, Tenn., and surrounding areas earlier this month.

The horse was in a p... Read More

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Hoof Lameness: Readers Share Common Complaints

May 11, 2010

More than 910 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "What type of hoof lameness have you experienced with your horse?" ... Read More

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Night Vision-Appaloosa Spotting Link Investigated

May 11, 2010

Appaloosas lacking in spots might be lacking in night vision.... Read More

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Thoroughbred Charity Fundraiser Set for Del Mar

May 09, 2010

After the Finish Line will hold its 2010 annual charity fundraiser, "A Tribute to the Majesty of Thoroughbreds," on Aug. 5 in Del Mar, Calif. The reception and dinner will include silent and live auctions.

Jack Van Berg, Ha... Read More

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Be Prepared for First Aid and Equine Emergencies

May 08, 2010

Although it is the most basic form of health care, horse owners should be aware that horses need first aid care just as much as people do, if not more. There are many situations that a horse owner might run into, such as soft tissue injuries ... Read More

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Horses Unlikely to Spread Arboviruses to New Areas

May 07, 2010

Traveling horses are not a major source for the emergence of equine encephalitis viruses into new areas, according to Prof. Dr. Martin Pfeffer and Gerhard Dobler, MD, who looked at the role of animal trade and migration in spreading arboviruses... Read More

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Rutgers' Young Horse Teaching and Research Program a Success

May 07, 2010

The Equine Science Center and Young Horse Teaching and Research Program are pleased to announce the results of the annual young horse auction. Despite unseasonably cold and rainy weather, a sizeable crowd, including 21 bidders attended the auct... Read More

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AHC to Hold Recreation Forum

May 05, 2010

The American Horse Council (AHC) invites all recreational riders and equestrians to attend the AHC Recreation Forum June 22, from 1–5 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.

The highlight of the program wi... Read More

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Evacuated Tennessee Horses Head Home

May 05, 2010

Tennessee horse owners took advantage of fair weather May 5 to bring their horses home from their temporary shelter at the Williamson County Agriculture Center in Franklin.

Owners brought between 200 and 300 horses to the center this... Read More

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PreveNile West Nile Virus Vaccine Recalled

May 04, 2010

In a letter to veterinarians dated April 28, Brett Whitehead, Director, Equine and Ag Retail Business, of Intervet Schering-Plough Animal Health, encouraged practitioners to return all PreveNile vaccine. The recall was initiated after an increa... Read More

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On-Site Drug Detection May Soon Be Possible

May 03, 2010

Costas Georgakopoulos, PhD, and his colleagues in Greece are working to create technologies that enable officials to quickly discover whether athletes--animals or people--are using illegal substances or exceeding the allowable levels of legal m... Read More

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Belgian and Car Collide: Car Loses

May 03, 2010

What started as a simple training exercise in Independence, Kan., turned into a two-mile chase involving five police officers, two highway patrolmen, concerned citizens, a horse-drawn wedding carriage, and Rocky, an 1,800-pound, 7-year-old Belg... Read More

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Cecal Impaction: Surgery Can Make a Difference

May 02, 2010

Horses with life-threatening cecal impactions only have a fair prognosis after surgery, but those that survive to discharge have a good prognosis, reported a group of veterinarians led by Lewis C.R. Smith, BVetMed, CertES(Orth), MRCVS, from Ros... Read More

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Awards to Spotlight Second Careers for Thoroughbreds

May 01, 2010

After Thoroughbreds have completed their race careers, they are often ideal candidates for another vocation. To call attention to these horses' second career possibilities, nationally recognized Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital has created a series of a... Read More

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Vaccinating Older Horses

May 01, 2010

Should older horses still be vaccinated for equine influenza or other ailments?... Read More

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Does Hand-Feeding Treats Promote Biting?

May 01, 2010

I am a novice horse handler/rider. I've been told that hand-feeding treats to horses promotes biting. What is ... Read More

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Horse Wounds 101 (Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention)

May 01, 2010

With increased activity all horses are at a higher risk of sustaining traumatic lacerations or other wound types. Some might appear more serious than others. Often the wound might be hours, days, or even weeks old before it is observed.... Read More

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Feeding the Immune System: Nutrient Support for Horses

May 01, 2010

Both humans and horses must consume nutrients to support all body systems, including the immune system. But how do we know which nutrients support the immune system?... Read More

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Hoofin' It in Boots

May 01, 2010

Hoof boots aren't just for emergencies or soaking injured feet; these boots are made for walking, running, climbing, and more. Are boots right for you and your horse? If so, how do you pick out the right boot? Read on to find out.... Read More