Recent News for Horse Care

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Large Animal Rescue Training Covered for Louisiana State Partner Groups

November 30, 2009

Partner groups of the Louisiana State Animal Response Team (LSART) combined their expertise Nov 13-15 in Minden, La., for a course in technical large animal emergency rescue (TLAER). The course was held at the LSU Fire & Emergency Trainin... Read More

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USEF Issues Statement on FEI Drug Guidelines

November 30, 2009

The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) today issued a statement on new Equine Anti-Doping and Controlled Medication Regulations passed by the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) General Assembly Nov. 19. The passed... Read More

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Management of Blind Horses Discussed at Equine Ophthalmology Meeting

November 29, 2009

Blind horses can usually get by with a little help from a friend; or, in this case, a trustworthy companion horse, said Ann Dwyer, DVM, a private practitioner with a strong interest in equine ophthalmology and co-owner of Genesee Valley Equin... Read More

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Older Horse Elmer Bandit Ready for Winter

November 29, 2009

With four days of consecutive dressage lessons that ran from Nov. 20-23, Elmer Bandit, the 38-year-old National Competitive Trail mileage holder, observed Thanksgiving by resting at his Independence, Mo., boarding stable home.

How... Read More

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Horse Racing to Return to Florida's Historic Hialeah

November 28, 2009

For years, the fabled Hialeah Park race track has sat idle — battered, broken, and left to rot.

These days, fresh paint coats the walls, pink flamingos are practicing their familiar moves and some of the luster has been... Read More

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Horse Deaths Cause Australian Jump Race Ban in 2011

November 27, 2009

The State of Victoria in Australia will prohibit jump racing after the 2010 season, stated an article on straitstimes.com.

The... Read More

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Abandoned Horse Finds Permanent Home

November 26, 2009

A 6-year-old Thoroughbred that was abandoned with a gaping wound in his head has recovered from his injury and found a permanent home at Equine Voices Rescue in Green Valley, Ariz.

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Equine Osteoarthritis Update and New Targeted Therapies

November 25, 2009

There are different causes of osteoarthritis, but generally they come down to either abnormal forces on normal cartilage or normal forces on damaged cartilage.

One of the world's leading clinicians and... Read More

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Free Horses: All-Breed Adoption Service Launched on TheHorse.com

November 24, 2009

In honor of this Thanksgiving season, TheHorse.com is proud to announce it has opened a no-cost listing service for any breed of horse that is free to a good home.

Horses of any age, breed, or sex are eligible to be placed on the... Read More

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Off-the-Track Thoroughbred Dubbed 'World's Smartest Horse'

November 24, 2009

For 37 years Karen Murdock has dedicated her life to horses, doing everything from dressage and barrel racing to jumping and trail riding. But in all her experiences she has never encountered a horse quite like Lukas. Starting out as a... Read More

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FEI Takes Steps on Equine Welfare, Doping Issues

November 23, 2009

In the wake of the hyperflexion controversy sparked by viral video of an international dressage competitor's horse, the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI)... Read More

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New West Nile Virus Vaccines for Horses Approved

November 23, 2009

New equine West Nile virus vaccines have been approved by the USDA. The vaccine line, called Vetera, is manufactured by Boehringer-Ingelheim, a privately held pharmaceutical company.

The Vetera line of West Nile virus vaccines... Read More

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Horse Genome Publication Key to Enhanced Research, Understanding

November 22, 2009

Where does an Appaloosa get its spots? What makes one horse more naturally suited for Western pleasure than dressage? Why do some horses get laminitis, and others don't? The short answer we all know is, "It's in the... Read More

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Topical NSAID Permeation Through Horse Skin Investigated

November 20, 2009

Veterinarians in Argentina recently tried to use versions of the topical NSAID (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug) diclofenac made for human pain management on horses, but found horses' skin does not absorb those formulations of the... Read More

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Local Stolen Horse, Suspicious Activity Alerts Coming Soon

November 20, 2009

Stolen Horse International is working to set up an early warning system so that owners and riders can be contacted with information about possible crimes in their area.

The group sometimes receives reports of suspicious activity.... Read More

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Horse Barn Workers Report More Respiratory Symptoms

November 19, 2009

The estimated 4.6 million Americans involved in the equine industry might be at risk of developing respiratory symptoms due to poor air quality in horse barns, according to a questionnaire study undertaken earlier this year by investigators a... Read More

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Old Horse Saved from Louisiana Flood

November 19, 2009

The Louisiana State Animal Response Team (LSART) partnered with local Ouachita Parish officials and Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries to rescue and evacuate a geriatric horse from the rising floodwaters of the Ouachita River on Nov. 9, 2009, i... Read More

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Donors Recognized at Equine Reproduction Facility Groundbreaking

November 18, 2009

A groundbreaking ceremony for the University of Kentucky (UK) Equine Reproduction Facilities was held Oct. 26 at UK's Maine Chance Equine Campus. The ceremony recognized supporters who generously donated money to fund the remodeling of... Read More

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Osteochondrosis: Oral Hyaluronic Acid Study in Spain

November 18, 2009

An oral hyaluronan product in Spain didn't produce any improvement in horses with osteochondrosis says study. ... Read More

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Tendon and Ligament Injuries: Improving the Outcome

November 17, 2009

Tendon and ligament injury in horses causes both economic and personal hardship for horse owners and industry professionals. A prolonged period of layup and rehabilitation is necessary, but whether the horse will be sound at the end of the rehabilita... Read More

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Endurance Horse Study Reveals Common Complaints, Resolutions

November 15, 2009

A lot of things can happen over the many miles of an endurance event. California veterinarians recently tracked the incidence and resolution of equine medical issues encountered during endurance competition.

C. Langdon Fielding,... Read More

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Old Horse Colicking? Consider Surgery a Viable Option

November 14, 2009

Geriatric horses have lower survival rates than younger horses following exploratory colic surgery.... Read More

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Quarter Horses Arrive For Reopening of Hialeah Racetrack in Florida

November 14, 2009

  Quarter Horses began arriving at Hialeah Park in Florida on Nov. 12, and within several days they will begin training for the track's 40-day meet that will begin Nov. 28.

Meanwhile, City of Hialeah officials said they... Read More

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Churchill Downs Inc. Will Buy Online Wagering Site

November 14, 2009

Churchill Downs Inc. has agreed to buy online wagering site Youbet.com Inc. for $126.8 million.

The companies said in a statement Wednesday (Nov. 11) that they expect the percentage of wagering that's done online to grow, citin... Read More

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The Horse and Equine Vet Techs Become Media Partners

November 13, 2009

The Horse and the American Association of Equine Veterinary Technicians (AAEVT) have become official Media Partners.

"Vet techs are the unsung heroes of veterinary hospitals," said Kimberly S. Brown, publisher/editor of... Read More