Recent News for Horse Care

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Sport Horse Weanling Sale in Kentucky

September 19, 2007

Thirteen CanAm Sport Horse breeders have collaborated to present the first select sale of CanAm Sport Horse weanlings ever held in the United States at the CanAm Sport Horse Classic Showcase, Sale and Futurity, Oct.19-21, 2007, at the Kentucky... Read More

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Fecal Egg Count Exams Offer Useful Information for Horse Health Management

September 17, 2007

For many horse owners and managers, a fecal egg count exam is just one part of the usual equine healthcare services provided by their veterinarians. This one simple, inexpensive test can provide a wealth of information about general health and... Read More

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Horses with Septic Arthritis Can Be Monitored Via Synovial Fluid Analysis

September 15, 2007

Synovial fluid analysis, including evaluation of white blood cell counts and matrix metalloproteinases -2 and -9 (which degrade articular cartilage), can be employed to monitor effect of treatment and predict survival in horses with septic... Read More

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Ariat Dally and Latigo Boots for Men

September 14, 2007

Ariat International, Inc., announces the introduction of two performance leather sole boots--Latigo and Dally for men. The two styles combine Ariat's performance technology with authentic, handcrafted Butyl-treated leather soles. Unlike conventional ... Read More

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Mistrial Motion Delays Horse Killing Case Verdict

September 13, 2007

The trial of two Pike County, Ky., teenagers accused of killing three horses and torturing several others was put on hold Sept. 11 when presiding Pike County Circuit Judge Eddy Coleman declared a mistrial in the case.

According to his... Read More

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Safety for Horses During Hunting Season

September 13, 2007

Horse owners often worry about safety of their animals during hunting seasons, especially if the horse's color might be mistaken for a deer or other large game animal. Fortunately, there are some simple steps you can take to help distinguis... Read More

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$10K Offered for Information on California Horse Shootings

September 13, 2007

Several people called the Madera, Calif., sheriff's department to express outrage of the shooting of two horses over the weekend, but one anonymous caller went further, offering $10,000 in cash to anyone with information leading to the shooter,... Read More

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Annual Maryland Horse Conference Scheduled for November

September 11, 2007

University of Maryland will be holding its 3rd Annual Maryland Horse Conference on Saturday, November 10, 2007. The event will be held from 8:00 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. at Montgomery College in Germantown, Md.

The conference attracts hundreds of... Read More

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New Surgery for Roarers Restores Talented Racehorse

September 10, 2007

A new way to correct a respiratory condition commonly called "roaring" has returned a Thoroughbred mare to the track, earning her owners more than $300,000 since her recovery in 2006.

Raging Rapids, a strapping 5-year-old mare, won a race... Read More

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Millionaire Pacer Sharky Spur Recovering From Training Injury

September 09, 2007

The Standardbred racing industry was rocked when one of their superstars, millionaire pacer Sharky Spur, suffered a career-ending injury when a training accident June 6 left the long pastern bone of his right front leg shattered.

With an... Read More

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Remember Horses During National Preparedness Month

September 07, 2007

September is National Preparedness Month. The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) is joining the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, along with other veterinary and equine organizations, to promote the need for equine emergency... Read More

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Lloyds of London, 15 Years of Partnering With UK

September 07, 2007

Lloyd's of London Underwriters, Brokers, and their Kentucky Agents recently presented the University of Kentucky's Maxwell H. Gluck Equine Research Center $45,000 for the continued support of The Lloyd’s Equine Disease Quarterly. This year marke... Read More

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When Your Horse Visits the Hospital: 12 Tips

September 02, 2007

Taking your horse to the equine hospital can be confusing and emotionally taxing. As the owner, you will be asked to assist the treatment team, and also to make decisions for your horse.

Here are tips to prepare you from... Read More

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Understanding Horses Part 9: Sans Twitch

September 01, 2007


Anderson believes twitched horses are dangerous, and twitches aren't needed to tube, clip, trim/shoe, float, deworm, or medicate a horse.
I have no... Read More

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Antibiotics

September 01, 2007


Most owners forget that antibiotics are drugs, and, if misused, they can cause short- and long-term problems for horses and, potentially, humans. Read More

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Shoeless and Satisfied

September 01, 2007

I must take exception to comments by Stephen E. O'Grady, DVM, MRCVS, in "Barefoot vs. Shod: An Equine Podiatrist's Perspective" online at www.TheHorse.com/ViewArticle.aspx?ID=9796. Nail... Read More

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Smart Mare, Smarter Vet

September 01, 2007

I am doing some positive reinforcement-based behavior modification for needle shyness in a draft broodmare. This mare is just too big and strong for the old-fashioned restraint methods of working around the problem. She has quite a repertoire of... Read More

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Detecting Pain

September 01, 2007

Recent studies have shown that horses are far more stoic than we had imagined. On the scale of pain tolerance, they are much higher than people. For example, the thrashing colicky horse often needs surgery, and after surgery, pain is very difficult... Read More

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Helping Horses with Heaves

September 01, 2007

Heaves is the equine equivalent to human asthma, with owner management as the key to preventing future episodes.

If a horse can't breathe, he can't work. Unimpeded respiration is needed to supply working muscles with oxyge... Read More

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Older Horses Part 3: Vaccinations and Deworming

September 01, 2007

Experts share opinions and research on guidelines for deworming and vaccinating aging equines. ... Read More

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New PCR Assay Developed for Bloodworm Detection

August 31, 2007

A Danish PhD student from University of Copenhagen has developed a novel diagnostic method for detection the horse bloodworm, Strongylus vulgaris.

The bloodworm gets its name from its extensive migrations in the blood vessels of... Read More

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USDA Approves Destron Fearing RFID Chip for Equine Use in NAIS

August 31, 2007

The United States Department of Agriculture announced Aug. 31 that Destron Fearing's LifeChip equine radio-frequency identification (RFID) injectable transponder is approved for use as part of the National Animal Identification System... Read More

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Building Back: Two Years after Katrina

August 31, 2007

After Hurricane Katrina struck in 2005, many coastal Louisiana horse owners said "enough's enough" and moved farther inland, while others stayed behind to reclaim their farms that were battered and drenched by the storm. Either way, most have... Read More

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AHC to Host National Issues Forum in Kentucky

August 30, 2007

The American Horse Council (AHC) will host a National Issues Forum at the Keeneland Race Track in Lexington, Ky., on Nov. 2, 2007. The AHC National Issues Forum provides an excellent opportunity for all horse enthusiasts and industry... Read More

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Tufts School of Vet Medicine Hosting Open House Sept. 8

August 24, 2007

The Tufts Cumming School of Veterinary Medicine will be hosting an open house Sept. 8 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in North Grafton, Mass.

Visitors are invited to walk through the facilities for small and large animals, as well as visit with the... Read More