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Competitors for WEG 2010 Kentucky Cup Endurance Races Announced

October 08, 2009

On Oct. 14, riders from more than 20 countries will compete in the Kentucky Cup Endurance race, sponsored by Emirates Equestrian Federation. This is the official endurance test event for the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian... Read More

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Proposal to Move Western Wild Horses to New Eastern Preserves

October 08, 2009

Thousands of mustangs that now roam the West would be moved to preserves in the Midwest and East under a new Interior Department plan to protect wild horse herds and the rangelands that support them.

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said... Read More

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Update on Hoosier Park Equine Infectious Disease Outbreak

October 08, 2009

The Associated Press today (Oct. 8) reported that 54 quarantined horses are being removed from the Hoosier Park racetrack in central Indiana after two other horses tested positive for Streptococcus equi (the bacterium that causes the... Read More

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Retired Racehorse Training Clinic Draws Crowd of 350 From 10 States

October 08, 2009

"The ticket sales to this event prove that people's fascination with the Thoroughbred horse remains strong," said Steuart Pittman, the Maryland horse trainer who conceived of and conducted the Retired Racehorse Training Symposium at Maryland... Read More

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2009 Manitoba Youth Equine Extravaganza Features Two Clinicians

October 08, 2009

A large crowd of youth and youth group leaders are expected to attend the 2009 Youth Extravaganza, a weekend of equine activities and attractions. The Youth Extravaganza, co-hosted by the Manitoba 4-H Program and North American Equine Ranching... Read More

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Horse People Unite at Canter Against Cancer Event

October 08, 2009

"It does not matter how or when you die. The only question is, did you really live?" These words, by the late Dr. Jerri Lin FitzGerald, defined the success and palpable enthusiasm among participants who united Oct. 3 at Twin Orchard Farm in... Read More

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Mares' Social Bonds Might Enhance Reproductive Success

October 07, 2009

Mares that form close social bonds with other mares have improved pregnancy, foal birth, and foal survival rates, said a group of researchers studying wild herds in the North Island of New Zealand. The mares' enhanced reproductive... Read More

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TheHorse.com en Español: AAEP 2008 Causas de Laminitis

October 07, 2009

This is one of a series of articles translated as part of our partnership with A Caballo, an equine publication based in Mexico, and Jorge Murga, DVM. Keep an... Read More

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Compost Horse Manure Appropriately to Reduce Disease Spread

October 06, 2009

Horse manure needs to be 'cooked' for a specific length of time and at high enough temperatures to result in sufficient reductions in viability of roundworm (Parascaris equorum) eggs and Rhodococcus equi populations, report... Read More

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Anesthetic Drug Propofol Might have a Role in Equine Sedation

October 06, 2009

Many medical procedures are performed while the horse is under standing chemical restraint, but anesthesia in horses can be risky. One study cites an almost 2% mortality rate for equine patients within seven days of receiving general... Read More

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Commentary: Animal Guardianship and Horses

October 05, 2009

Imagine that overnight a new state law goes into effect declaring that from now on you do not own your animals but rather you are their "guardian." Does this sound farfetched? Some local communities have already made this change The first legal... Read More

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Free Rabies Vaccines for Some Rescue Horses

October 05, 2009

Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health plans to donate 7,250 doses of EquiRab rabies vaccine to the Unwanted Horse Veterinary Relief Campaign (UHVRC) in honor of World Rabies... Read More

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Racehorse, Greyhound Adoption Fair Oct. 17

October 05, 2009

The U.S. Trotting Association and the Harness Racing Museum and Hall of Fame will team up to present an adoption fair featuring racehorses and greyhounds on Saturday, October 17. The event will be held at the Museum, at 240 Main Street in Goshen... Read More

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Study: Horse Whinnies Packed with Information

October 05, 2009

Through their whinnies, horses convey specific information about their identities, including sex, height, and weight, according to French researchers. Acoustic analyses of whinnies and the reactions of horses to various recorded whinnies also... Read More

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Condition Horses to Prevent Lameness

October 02, 2009

An athlete's body is conditioned to withstand an amazing amount of work and stress. From runners to swimmers, all athletes train their bodies to handle the specific stress their sport requires. Unfortunately, it is still not uncommon for these ... Read More

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Fecal Egg Counts Can Help Guide Deworming Choices

October 02, 2009

Worried about resistance? Concerned that your parasite control program isn't working as well as it used to? With questions like these, it can pay to incorporate fecal egg count reduction... Read More

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Trailering Anxiety or Heat?

October 01, 2009

My 24-year-old Arab gelding recently came off the trailer very sweaty and with tremors in his muscles...... Read More

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15,000 Articles Available on TheHorse.com

October 01, 2009

TheHorse.com, companion Web site to The Horse: Your Guide To Equine Health Care, the equine industry's foremost horse health care magazine,... Read More

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Retired Racehorse Training Project to Debut in Maryland

October 01, 2009

Both the Maryland Jockey Club and the Maryland Horse Breeders Association are supporting a new project to train Maryland riders to work with ex-racehorses.

Maryland trainer Steuart Pittman, Jr. of Dodon Farm in Davidsonville is kicking off... Read More

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Dominance Issues

October 01, 2009

I have a 2-year-old Fox Trotter gelding that seems to always be in a bad mood. He hardly ever puts his ears f... Read More

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Gelding Still Acting Like a Stallion

October 01, 2009

Q: My friend has a 14-year-old gelding who was gelded late (I'm not sure how late, but he did sire some foals) and is pastured with a 23-year-old mare. Last spring they were fine pastured together. This spring, however,... Read More

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Dealing With Colic: 32 Dos and Don'ts

October 01, 2009

Do you know what to do--and what not to do--if your horse displays vague, mild, or serious signs of what might be colic?... Read More

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Managing Airway Disease

October 01, 2009

Can you adequately treat your horse's inflammatory airway disease if you have little control over his environment and face strict drug withdrawal times? Researchers have proven that anomalies of the equine uppe... Read More

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Basic Hoof Care

October 01, 2009

A horse is only as sound as his feet. Care and management of the feet will vary, however, depending on the individual horse, his conformation and hoof structure, environment and climate, and use. Whether he needs to be shod or can be left barefoot wi... Read More

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Nearly 100 Thoroughbreds Placed through Maryland Group this Year

September 30, 2009

Maryland's Thoroughbred Placement and Rescue, Inc. (TPR) is a 501(c)(3) charity that was created by Thoroughbred horsemen for Thoroughbred horsemen as a way to retire former racehorses. Last year TPR placed over 150 horses. This year, they... Read More