Recent News for Horse Care

Article

Link Between Drugs and Racehorse Injuries is a Work In Progress

August 10, 2009

Higher levels of two different non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) were identified in Thoroughbred racehorses suffering musculoskeletal injuries in Kentucky Racing Commission races compared to non-injured horses. But whether these... Read More

Article

Two Horses Killed by Honeybee Attack in France

August 09, 2009

Two horses in France died from complications following a rare, but ferocious, attack by domestic honeybees.... Read More

Article

New Equine Pain Scoring System Could Provide Quicker, More Effective Intervention

August 08, 2009

A new stall-side pain scoring system for horses could help veterinarians better determine the need for analgesics in lame horses, according to Kirsten Wegner, DVM, Dipl. ACVA (veterinary anesthesiology), an assistant professor of anesthesia at... Read More

Article

Research in Horses Shows Parasite that Causes Babesiosis Can Be Eliminated

August 07, 2009

Many countries in the world outside of the United States are home to the parasite Babesia caballi, which can cause illness or death in horses. Some infected horses might recover and become inapparent carriers of the parasite.

According... Read More

Article

West Nile Virus-Positive Mosquito Pool in 2009 Confirmed in Maryland

August 06, 2009

The Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) announces the first state detection of a West Nile virus (WNV) mosquito pool in Maryland in 2009. State Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH) laboratory results confirmed the presence of WNV in... Read More

Article

Research Shows Exercised Horses Have Fewer Unwanted Behaviors

August 06, 2009

Providing a stabled horse with one hour of exercise daily has beneficial effects on horse welfare, as well as handler safety, according to a new study.

"Providing horses with a daily exercise regime, as well as regular positive... Read More

Article

Katrina Survivor Molly to Visit the Kentucky Horse Park This Weekend

August 06, 2009

Molly the Pony, Katrina survivor and amputee, will be appearing at the United States Equestrian Federation Pony Finals at the Kentucky Horse Park this weekend (Aug. 8-9).

Read More

Article

Equine Leg Wounds: Should You Bandage?

August 05, 2009

Managing wounds on the lower limbs of horses can be expensive, frustrating, and wrought with complications. ... Read More

Article

Horses Transported to Mexico Require Permanent ID

August 04, 2009

As of May 2009, U.S. horses are required to have identification when being transported into Mexico.

The regulations were changed to improve animal identification and because of the reappearance of contagious equine metritis (CEM), a... Read More

Article

HSUS Releases List of Humane Options for Disposal of Horse Remains

August 04, 2009

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) released a national list of humane resources for horse owners making end-of-life arrangements for their equine companions.

"Providing a humane, dignified death for your horse is simply... Read More

Article

Arlington Park Thoroughbred Racetrack Receives Safety Accreditation

August 04, 2009

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced that Arlington Park in Arlington Heights, Ill., has been fully accredited by the NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance following a complete review of all racing operations at the... Read More

Article

Storm Causes Severe Flooding at Churchill Downs; Horses Safe

August 04, 2009

A torrential rainstorm in the Louisville, Ky., area Aug. 4 is wreaking havoc at Churchill Downs. Flooding has caused several horses to be removed from the barn area, both the main track and infield are completely underwater, and employees at the... Read More

Article

EPM: Is DMSO the Cure for Treatment Issues?

August 03, 2009

New research on treating horses with equine protozoal myeloencephalitis (EPM) has found dissolving toltrazuril sulfone, commercially known as ponazuril, in dimethylsulfoxide (DMSO) instead of water prior to oral administration in horses increase... Read More

Article

Hygiene Shovel

August 03, 2009

Union Jack Stable and Garden announce the release of the Solid One-Piece Hygiene Shovel, an ideal tool for stable owners, barn managers, and equine health professionals.

This new product is made from a solid piece of lightweight,... Read More

Article

Equine Visual Laterality Reinforces Horse Handling Traditions

August 02, 2009

The convention of leading and mounting the horse from the left might be more than just tradition, according to a new study from St. Andrews University. The study, led by Kate Farmer, MA, at the Harmony Center in Austria, shows that horses... Read More

Article

Expert and Novice Riders See Jumps Differently, Study Says

August 01, 2009

Training unmounted riders to look at jumps the right way could enhance horse and rider performance and prevent jumping accidents, suggest researchers who recently published a study on rider visualization.

Researchers from the United Kingdom... Read More

Article

Headshaking Triggers and Treatment

August 01, 2009

What triggers a horse to flip his head uncontrollably, sometimes to the point of endangering him and his rider?

The amazing thing about horses is how such large, powerful animals can be exquisitely aware of the slightest... Read More

Article

Anhidrosis: Should I Sweat It?

August 01, 2009

Anhidrosis, or nonsweating, is a poorly understood condition affecting thousands of horses worldwide. Horses are most commonly affected in areas with hot, humid climates, such as in the southeastern United States. Let's look at the causes of and... Read More

Article

Nip Nipping in the Bud

August 01, 2009

A few of our therapy horses are very mouthy. When they are in session and have a child on their back they try ... Read More

Article

Earning Back Trust

August 01, 2009

I have a 15-year-old Thoroughbred gelding, Simon, that I have owned for five years. I need some real advice be... Read More

Article

Causes of Diarrhea in Horses (Beyond Salmonella)

August 01, 2009

Diarrhea can rapidly develop into a life-threatening condition that can cost thousands of dollars to treat. Knowing the potential causes of diarrhea can help ensure a full recovery and minimize the chances of the development of... Read More

Article

Ventilation: Go With the Flow

August 01, 2009

Ventilating your equine facilities is critically important for your horses' and your own health and well-being. Taking advantage of natural ventilation is the best way to design your facility for long-term comfort.... Read More

Article

The Equine GI Tract: Down the Hatch

August 01, 2009

If the horse's gastrointestinal (GI) tract were a highway, no self-respecting engineer would take credit for its design. Take a trip along the highway of the equine GI tract to learn more about how your horse digests his food.... Read More

Article

Horse Hock Health

August 01, 2009

The hock is one of the most complex and hardest-worked joints in the horse's body, so it must be strong and sturdy to avoid injury. Much of what we ask our horses to do, whether high-performance dressage, reining, jumping, or simply going up and... Read More

Article

Equine Sinus Surgery Aided by CT Scan

July 31, 2009

Paranasal sinus surgery is a challenging operation that can encounter complications, such as pneumocephalus, a condition in which air is trapped inside the brain. Veterinarians recently used a computed tomography (CT) scan to decide the best way... Read More