Recent News for Horse Care

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Horses Fine Following Belmont Efforts

June 08, 2009

Belmont Stakes winner Summer Bird obviously loves New York. He loves it so much that he might return this summer to run at Saratoga Race Course in the Aug. 1 Jim Dandy Stakes and the Aug. 29 Shadwell Travers Stakes.

"We've discussed the Jim... Read More

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Virginia Extension Hosts Large Animal Rescue Training

June 08, 2009

Virginia Cooperative Extension hosted a Technical Large Animal Emergency Rescue three-day emergency training program at the Middleburg Agricultural Research and Extension... Read More

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Farriery: Past, Present, and Future

June 08, 2009

In the future Moyer predicted more use of glue-on shoes, more new shoeing materials from metals to composites, a move to more group/corporate farriery and veterinary operations, more partnering between veterinarians and farriers... Read More

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LSU Vets Aid Horses Trapped in Trailer

June 08, 2009

Veterinarians from Louisiana State University (LSU) responded to an emergency call the evening of May 30 after learning that two horses were trapped in an overturned horse trailer as a result of a single vehicle accident.

LSU veterinarians,... Read More

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Rabies Danger, Exposure Cost Reinforce Equine Vaccination Need

June 07, 2009

Rabies is a rhabdovirus that has been a human threat since antiquity. The virus is capable of infecting all warm-blooded animals with some variation in susceptibility. Rabies is considered 100% fatal to the infected host. However, in order for... Read More

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Summer Bird, Not Mine That Bird, Wins Belmont

June 07, 2009

With the filly Rachael Alexandra out of the Belmont because her owners didn't feel it was in the filly's best interest, all eyes turned back to the Kentucky Derby winner and Preakness Stakes runner-up Mine That Bird.

He was sent off as... Read More

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Horse Soccer?

June 07, 2009

Looking for something new to do with your horses? How about forming a "horse soccer" league!

In this author's experience, the only time this had been seen before was with the Lexington Mounted Police Unit, who use large, inflatable balls... Read More

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Monitoring Horses after Plasma Transfusions Recommended

June 06, 2009

Plasma is widely administered to horses and foals for a variety of reasons, such as a critical illness, failure of passive transfer in foals, or prophylaxis against Rhodococcus equi. ... Read More

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Kentucky Horse Owner Education DVD Wins Award

June 05, 2009

HorseSmarts: Essential Advice for Today's Horse Owner, a 60 minute educational DVD created by the Kentucky Horse Council (KHC) and produced by Marvo Entertainment Group of Princeton, Ky., was recently awarded a 2009 Silver Communicator... Read More

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Euthanasia Drug Found in Carcass Compost

June 05, 2009

Composting is one option for disposing of a horse carcass after euthanasia. Researchers at West Texas A&M recently conducted a study to determine if residues of sodium pentobarbital might remain in compost as a potential environmental hazard... Read More

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Keeping Performance Horses Sound, AAEP 2008

June 04, 2009

Evaluating what trimming/shoeing these horses need requires a combination of gait evaluation; hoof tester examination; discussion of the horse's history with the owner, trainer, and veterinarian; and evaluation of the wear patterns of the old shoes. ... Read More

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Secretariat Foundation Benefits Laminitis, Thoroughbred Programs

June 04, 2009

On the eve of the 141st running of the Belmont Stakes June 6, the legacy of one of the race's most illustrious winners continues to shine throughout the equine community.

Helen "Penny" Chenery, owner of 1973 Triple Crown champion Secretaria... Read More

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Standardbred Adoption Service Launched for FREE Horses

June 04, 2009

TheHorse.com and the U.S. Trotting Association have joined forces to create a Standardbred Adoption Service listing for horses offered free to good homes. This is designed after TheHorse.com's successful Thoroughbred Adoption Service.

The... Read More

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Mine That Bird's Registration Papers Reported Stolen

June 03, 2009

Trainer Chip Woolley Jr., who trains Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird, woke up the morning of June 2 to find his truck had been broken into at the Louisville hotel where he was staying. The registration papers for Mine That Bird were missing... Read More

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AHC Sets Agenda for Horse Welfare Forum

June 03, 2009

The American Horse Council (AHC) is gearing up for what it calls "the most inclusive presentation on safety and welfare ever assembled"--a June 16 forum on equine welfare.

The forum, called "Welfare of the Horse," is the focus on this year'... Read More

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Wisconsin Vet School Offers Free Talk on Equine Podiatry

June 03, 2009

Horse owners who want to learn more about proper equine foot care and maintenance are invited to attend a free talk at the University of Wisconsin's Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital Oct. 22.

Farrier Dean Johanningmeier, who has... Read More

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Managing a Laminitic Pony's Overgrown Hooves

June 03, 2009

The end result of laminitis is often a discrepancy in hoof growth, in which the heels grow faster than the toe... Read More

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Contracted Tendons and "Tippy-Toed" Foals

June 02, 2009

One of the most common deformities that equine veterinarians deal with in newborns is contracted digital flexor tendons. This might cause foals to walk on the toes of their front hooves instead of being flat footed.... Read More

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CEM Investigation Finds 21 Positive Stallions

June 02, 2009

The ongoing investigation into venereal disease contagious equine metritis (CEM) has now located 21 stallions--one of which is now a gelding--positive for causative organism... Read More

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TheHorse.com en Español: Aparición de Huevecillos de Pequeños Estróngilos

June 02, 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 eye... Read More

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Kentucky Offers Stallion Castration Incentive Program

June 02, 2009

Indiscriminate breeding is one contributing factor to the number of unwanted horses. The Kentucky Horse Council (KHC) is now offering incentives for responsible Kentucky horse owners to reduce the number of horses capable of reproduction through... Read More

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Remember Rabies Vaccination Before Attending Horse Shows

June 01, 2009

Before you hit the show circuit this season, be sure to do your part to keep horses, other animals, and competitors safe by including a rabies vaccination at your pre-event health exam. Vaccinations can do more than just help horses--they can... Read More

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Rehabilitating Muscle

June 01, 2009

What would be the best avenue to take to prevent too much scar tissue from forming and limiting muscle use?... Read More

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Keeping Horses Cool

June 01, 2009

Heat and humidity are major concerns for the horse since heat-related illness can be dangerous--even fatal. ... Read More

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Trailer Loading Methods

June 01, 2009

Do you recommend a particular method for efficiently helping owners load their horses under these veterinary c... Read More