Recent News for Horse Care



July 01, 2007

Tapeworms are becoming more of an issue in horses as we learn more about how they affect horse health. Some regions of the country have a greater risk of equine tapeworm problems. In the upper Midwest (Wisconsin and Minnesota), for instance, studie... Read More


Fireworks and Horses: Preparing for the Big Boom

June 30, 2007

Learn how to help prepare your horses for the inevitable flashes of light and deafening noise of fireworks.... Read More


Gender Issues: Training Stallions

June 29, 2007

By Ron Meredith, President, Meredith Manor International Equestrian Centre

Some people make a big deal out of a horse's gender and say people should handle horses of different sexes different ways. We work with every horse, regardless o... Read More


Protecting Equine Athletes from Osteoarthritis

June 28, 2007

Since most horses are used for recreational or performance activities, soundness is understandably of vital importance to horse owners. A 2003 study suggested that 60% of lameness problems in horses are related to osteoarthritis, thus stressing the... Read More


Sweat Glands of Anhidrotic Horses -- Short Circuit Found

June 27, 2007

Results of a study performed by scientists at Glasgow Caledonian University and Michigan State University have revealed that the sweat glands of anhidrotic horses secrete chloride ions differently than normal horses--these chloride ions underpin the ... Read More


Seabiscuit Statue Returned Home After 55 Years

June 27, 2007

Descendants of the owner, trainer, and jockey of Seabiscuit paid tribute to the legendary American racehorse June 23 as a life-sized bronze sculpture of the horse was unveiled and formally dedicated at Ridgewood Ranch in Willits, Calif.... Read More


Summertime Skin Problems

June 26, 2007

Summertime has a tendency to bring sunshine, heat, humidity, and insects to a horse barn. These three things can be hard on a horse's skin, and can lead to the development of several common issues.


Increased da... Read More


Working with Morocco's Horses: Journey's End

June 25, 2007

The article At Work in Morocco, published in The Horse magazine in June 2006, highlighted the conditions of working equids in the African nation. But it also performed an... Read More


American Horse Council Forum Covers Latest Federal Action

June 23, 2007

More than 150 people gathered at Washington’s L’Enfant Plaza Hotel from June 17 to 19 to participate in the American Horse Council’s 2007 National Issues Forum.

“With so many federal bills and regulatory issues facing the horse industry... Read More


NSAID Options: New Pain Reliever for Horses Released

June 22, 2007

Equioxx (firocoxib), a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) for use in horses, is now available from Merial. Equioxx is delivered as a paste (similar to paste dewormer) and i... Read More


Texas A&M CVM and Cargill/Nutrena Create Educational Alliance

June 21, 2007

Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVM) has entered into an agreement to create an Educational Alliance with Cargill/Nutrena, Inc. that will benefit the college and enhance the education of DVM... Read More


Rider Safety to be Focus of British Horse Society Conference

June 20, 2007

The safety of riders, particularly expectant mothers and those who ride alone or work in isolated circumstances, will be the focus of the British Horse Society's Biennial Safety Conference.

Taking place September 15 at the Coventr... Read More


American Miniature Horse Registry Now Affiliated with USEF

June 18, 2007

The American Miniature Horse Registry (AMHR) has announced that the registry is now an Affiliated Association with the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF). As an affiliated association, the AMHR benefits from exposure to more than... Read More


Heat Stress: Prevention, Recognition are Key

June 16, 2007

Now that summer weather is here, it's important to make sure you aren't asking too much of your equine partner. The conditioning program you implement for your horse is a big factor in preventing dehydration and heat exhaustion.

Clinical signs... Read More


American Farrier's Executive Committee Face to Face Termed a Success

June 15, 2007

The American Farrier's Association's (AFA) first effort to reach out to its members proved a worthwhile success in Music City last week. "This will prove to be a turning point for the entire AFA," said Dave Ferguson, CJF, TE. "I think our... Read More


Extreme Drought Spreading Across South

June 14, 2007

The choking dryness that's killing crops and turning streams into dusty trails across the Southeast is getting worse, with the government saying Thursday the nation's most extreme drought has expanded from Alabama into three neighboring states.... Read More


Reduce Insects Organically With Birds

June 13, 2007

Recruiting attractive insect-eating birds to a horse facility, barn, or pasture is an easy and organic way to increase insect control.... Read More


Drug Withdrawal Times Posted on Racing Medication Group Web Site

June 13, 2007

The Racing Medication and Testing Consortium has completed a section of its Web site ( that enables licensed horsemen to look up guidelines for withdrawal times for approximatel... Read More


New Oregon State Park to Include Horse Trails, Camp

June 13, 2007

Oregon's newest state park will open officially on July 8, the Parks and Recreation Department said Wednesday.

The park is named for L.L. "Stub" Stewart, a former Eugene-area lumber company entrepreneur, state legislator, and philanthropist... Read More


Elective Surgeries on the Rise at Va. Tech Equine Medical Center

June 08, 2007

A greater number of owners are choosing to have elective surgeries, typically defined as non-emergency procedures, performed on their horses at Virginia Tech's Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center.

The center's five board certified... Read More


Kansas County's Elusive Feral Stallion Captured

June 07, 2007

Sheriff's officers and horsemen in Douglas County, Kan., on Tuesday captured an Appaloosa stallion that had been running wild in the area for five years, the Read More


U.K. Equine Welfare Charity Launching 'Right Weight' Campaign

June 04, 2007

The International League for the Protection of Horses (ILPH), a U.K. equine welfare charity, has organized a campaign to help horse owners accurately measure their horses' weight and design nutrition plans to keep the pounds in check.... Read More


Animal ID: FFA to Promote Premises Registration

June 04, 2007

The U.S. Department of Agriculture and the National FFA Organization announced June 4 a partnership for a broad-based education in the National Animal Identification System (NAIS) for current FFA members and alumni. The cooperative agreement... Read More


Leptospirosis: Mild Winters Could Mean More Cases

June 03, 2007

Several years of mild winters in the Midwest might bring veterinarians and physicians more than the usual number of cases of leptospirosis, or "lepto," a bacterial disease that can affect cattle, swine, horses, wildlife, dogs, and humans.... Read More


Gender Issues: Training Geldings

June 02, 2007

By Ron Meredith
President, Meredith Manor International Equestrian Centre

Years ago, I had a client with a 2-year-old Arabian colt that she wanted to keep as a breeding stallion. The colt was argumentative and constantly... Read More