Recent News for Horse Care

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Autumn Challenges for Cushing's Diagnosis, Management

September 27, 2008

Owners of older horses that exhibit any of the classic signs of Cushing's during the fall months work with their veterinarians to determine whether they should test or treat horses until diagnoses can be confirmed.... Read More

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State Regulators Investigate Breeder Incentive Recipients

September 26, 2008

Kentucky Walking Horse Association (KWHA) President Earl Rogers says he’s cooperating with Kentucky Horse Racing Commission (KHRC) investigators looking into the Horse Protection Act (HPA) compliance records of KWHA members who collected cash... Read More

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Palm Beach Equine Clinic Acquires Katy Equine Clinic

September 26, 2008

Veterinarians at the Palm Beach Equine Clinic, headquartered in Wellington, Fla., have formed a strategic partnership with the Katy Equine Clinic in Katy, Texas. Lone Star State residents now will have access to state of the art resources,... Read More

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More Evidence Supports Glucosamine for Joint Disease

September 25, 2008

Skeptics continue to doubt the effects of glucosamine and other oral joint health supplements, but mounting research seems to be proving, one step at a time, that there is more to these products than meets the eye.

Canadian researchers, led... Read More

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Time for a New Horse Trailer? See What Our Readers Had to Say

September 25, 2008

More than 1,000 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "Will you purchase a new horse trailer in the next year?"

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Kentucky Equine Drug Testing Laboratory Plans in the Works

September 24, 2008

The Governor's Task Force on the Future of Horse Racing hopes to have the framework for a plan to create an equine drug-testing laboratory in Kentucky in place by the end of this year.

A task force subcommittee met Sept. 23 in Lexington to... Read More

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Test Allows Arabian Breeders to Scan for Inherited Neurologic Disorder

September 23, 2008

Equine cerebellar abiotrophy is a debilitating neurologic disorder that affects Arabian horses.... Read More

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Imprint-Trained Trotting Filly Passes $1 Million Mark

September 21, 2008

Buck I St. Pat has been trotting along the road to glory since she was two days old.

That was the first time that breeder Ron Fuller, DVM, hooked the Standardbred filly to an old goat cart and let her pull it around. "They'll follow their... Read More

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Shadow Play Wins Little Brown Jug

September 21, 2008

Shadow Play won the $551,225 Little Brown Jug on Thursday at Delaware County Fairgrounds, pulling away for a 6 1/4-length victory in the second leg of the pacing Triple Crown.

The black colt paced a mile in 1:50 1-5. He took the lead at start... Read More

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Jones Appeals Clenbuterol Suspension

September 20, 2008

Thoroughbred trainer Larry Jones has appealed a seven-day suspension and $500 fine levied by the stewards at Delaware Park in connection with the highly-publicized case in which the horse Stones River tested positive for the prohibited substance... Read More

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After the Hurricane: Flooding, Mosquitoes, and Equine Disease

September 19, 2008

Recent flooding, including flooding from storm surge and rains due to Hurricane Ike, likely will lead to significantly increased mosquito activity in many parts of Texas.

"Flooding in many parts of the state has created optimal conditions... Read More

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Equine Ambulance Hits the Road for Marion duPont Scott Center

September 19, 2008

They travel up to five hours one way to staff an event--and during the whole trip, they hope their services won't be needed when they get there. The five-member ambulance crew from Virginia Tech's Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center and... Read More

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New Bulletin Covers Michigan Pasture and Hay Maintenance

September 19, 2008

According to the 2007 Michigan Equine Survey, there are about 155,000 horses, ponies, mules, and donkeys in Michigan. And they are as hungry as, well, horses.

Horse owners and... Read More

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Equine Laser Surgery Now Available through Wisconsin Vet School

September 19, 2008

Lasers are changing the options available to horse owners whose animals need surgical procedures.

"Laser surgery can not only save horse owners money for certain procedures, it can also be more effective than traditional surgery, with fewer... Read More

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Ohio State to Offer Online Courses for Vets, Horse Owners

September 18, 2008

Beginning in November, The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine will begin to offer new online continuing education courses available to all veterinarians, technicians, breeders, and owners--nationally.

This program continue... Read More

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Ike's Remnants Batter Farm Crops in South, Midwest

September 18, 2008

From Texas rice farms to Midwest cornfields, some farmers in the path of Hurricane Ike's remnants saw profits sink as strong winds battered crops.

"The timing was devastating," said Mike Smith, an agricultural extension agent in Henderson... Read More

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Tips on Caring for Livestock After Hurricanes

September 18, 2008

Immediate danger to livestock from hurricanes comes from drowning due to storm surges and accumulated rainfall. Injury can occur from flying debris or electric shock from downed power lines. But the risk of injury doesn't end when the... Read More

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Wait Too Long to Call the Vet? See What Our Readers Said

September 18, 2008

More than 900 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "Do any of your horse-owning friends wait too long to call the veterinarian for injury or illness?"

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Feed, Hay Needed for 20,000 Animals Displaced by Hurricane

September 17, 2008

An estimated 20,000 head of displaced cattle and horses in both the Chambers and Jefferson counties of Texas are in immediate need of hay and fresh water resulting from Hurricane Ike's storm surges in southeast Texas, livestock officials said... Read More

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Hurricane Recovery: Protocol Established for Livestock Carcass Disposal

September 17, 2008

Texas livestock owners who lost animals during Hurricane Ike need to make sure they follow protocol when disposing of carcasses, said two Texas AgriLife Extension Service engineers and other state officials.

The Texas Animal Health Commission... Read More

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Equine Evacuation Site Reports Smooth Sailing During Ike

September 17, 2008

With around 175 horses protected under its roof, the Brazos County Special Event Facilities came through Hurricane Ike in fine shape, according to facility Director Tom Quarles.

"The horses and the livestock made it through fine," Quarles... Read More

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Hurricane Update: Horses in Coastal Texas Receive Care, Hay

September 17, 2008

As of the afternoon of Sept. 17, about 100 horses remained on Galveston Island, while another 23 had been moved to a staging area on the mainland for further care, according to Jerr... Read More

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Racetrack Injury Database Could Face Resistance

September 16, 2008

A new national racetrack injury database will have problems achieving widespread compliance without a large measure of anonymity and confidentiality, a Kentucky racetrack veterinarian said Sept. 15.

"I think there is going to be a ton of... Read More

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Midwest Braces for Flooding as Ike's Rain Moves Downriver

September 16, 2008

Just a few months after near-record flooding in the Midwest, authorities in towns along the Mississippi and Missouri rivers fear a soggy repeat following heavy rain from the remnants o... Read More

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Groups Working to Rescue Stranded Galveston Horses

September 16, 2008

While most residents fled the island of Galveston, Texas, as Hurricane Ike approached amid National Weather Service warnings of "certain death," numerous horses and other livestock were left behind. Now rescuers are working to get the surviving... Read More