Recent News for Horse Care

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Injured Jockey Fundraiser Postponed

October 19, 2009

A sign of the economic hard times, the Don MacBeth Memorial Jockey Fund's annual Celebrity Team Penning competition at the Kentucky Horse Park has been postponed until spring, according to Fund co-founder Judy McCarron.

The event was... Read More

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Vital Signs: Readers Share Their Knowledge

October 18, 2009

More than 800 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "Do you know how to check your horse's vital signs?"... Read More

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Upper Respiratory Tract Disorders Evaluated in Detail

October 18, 2009

What do you get when you "scope" 1,005 horses after 230 races, each within 24 minutes of the race, with the cooperation of 97 trainers over 28 race meets? A great deal of valuable data about the equine throat and the impact disorders of the... Read More

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Controlling Ammonia in Horse Stalls

October 17, 2009

One of the irritating compounds that can accumulate inside a horse barn is ammonia (NH3). High concentrations of ammonia in the air can irritate the mucous membranes of the eyes, nose, and mouth and possibly increase the susceptibility o... Read More

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Phenylbutazone in Horses, A Reminder For Veterinarians From the FDA

October 17, 2009

On Oct. 14, the FDA posted an open letter to veterinarians on its product safety Web site regarding the legal and illegal use of... Read More

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Prevent Weight Gain to Minimize Metabolic Changes in Horses

October 16, 2009

Weight gain and obesity in horses should be avoided to prevent insulin resistance, increased insulin and leptin blood levels, and laminitis, and to maintain a healthy metabolic state. To date, "it is unknown whether obesity is the primary ... Read More

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Conceptualizing the Kentucky Horse Industry as an Economic Cluster

October 16, 2009

"A critical challenge for all U.S. regions is to determine their competitive advantage in the global economy, and industry clusters are a key vehicle for describing, understanding, and enhancing sources of regional competitiveness. In... Read More

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Four Horse Deaths At Track's Opening Day Sparks Investigation in England

October 16, 2009

Following the death of four jump horses on opening day at Wetherby Racecourse and Conference Centre in England, the track will be investigated by the British Horseracing Authority (BHA), according to an article today (Oct. 16) on Read More

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Six Tulsa Horses Killed on Highway

October 16, 2009

Six horses were killed and two drivers were hospitalized after a reported eight horses got out of their pasture and ran loose on Highway 169 in Tulsa, Okla., about three o'clock this morning (Oct. 16), according to Read More

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Kids' Safety on the Horse Farm to be Covered at Canadian Event

October 15, 2009

Equine Guelph's youth program, EquiMania!, will be back at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Nov. 6-15 to teach kids about horse health care and safety in a fun, interactive setting.

Safety will be a big theme at this year's EquiMania!.... Read More

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Insulin Resistance: Variation in Blood Test Levels

October 14, 2009

A blood sample is usually a key step in diagnosing a horse as insulin resistant. But a recent study showed that one sample might not give enough information for an accurate diagnosis, because the horse's blood sugar and insulin fluctuates daily. ... Read More

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Osteoarthritis: Turmeric Spice Might Provide Natural Remedy

October 13, 2009

Curcumin, an extract of the spice turmeric, is a natural product with potent anti-inflammatory properties that also exerts beneficial effects on cartilage metabolism. Scientists believe curcumin inhibits degradative enzymes such as... Read More

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Older Horses: Researcher Awarded Grant for Aging Study

October 13, 2009

Kristine Urschel, PhD, assistant professor in Animal and Food Sciences at the University of Kentucky, has been awarded a two-year $100,000 grant by the Morris Animal Foundation. Her study will be supervised by David Horohov, PhD, William Robert... Read More

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TheHorse.com en Español: El Otoño Trae Desafío Para el Diagnóstico y Manejo de la Enfermedad de Cushing

October 13, 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 on... Read More

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Equine Surgeon Will Examine Better Ways to Treat Lameness with MAF Grant

October 13, 2009

Jennifer Barrett, DVM, MS, PhD, an assistant professor of equine surgery at Virginia Tech's Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center, was recently awarded a grant from the Morris Animal Foundation (MAF) to conduct research that will help... Read More

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University of Kentucky Launches Rider Safety Awareness Campaign

October 13, 2009

Kentucky's first lady, Jane Beshear, and representatives from the University of Kentucky officially launched "Saddle Up Safely," a rider safety awareness campaign, at a press conference today.

Led by UK HealthCare in response to the... Read More

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Stolen Horse Recovered; Max Home With 14-Year-Old Owner

October 12, 2009

A horse that was stolen from his Eastern Illinois home more than a year ago has turned up in Springfield, Mo. The paint gelding, named Max, was reunited with his 14 year old owner this week.

Kaitlynn Bilskie never gave up hope in finding... Read More

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Horse Rescues Prepare for Long Winter Ahead

October 11, 2009

Tawnee Preisner doesn't need a calendar to know that winter is approaching--all she has to do is count the number of inquiries she receives from horse owners wanting to place their animals at her California equine rescue. Calls from financially... Read More

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Zenyatta Stays Perfect; Ties Record

October 11, 2009

As professional as ever, undefeated Zenyatta equaled the legendary Personal Ensign's 13-race winning streak to begin her career, sweeping past the pacesetters in upper stretch to capture Oak Tree's $300,000 Lady's Secret Stakesbefore 20,329 at... Read More

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Study: Throat Anatomy Differs in DDSP Horses

October 10, 2009

Horses with persistent dorsal displacement of the soft palate (DDSP), an important performance-limiting abnormality of the upper respiratory tract, have a different anatomic location of the larynx than horses with only intermittent DDSP, report... Read More

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Transporting Horses with Fractures

October 09, 2009

Some of the most important factors for a successful fracture outcome are limb stabilization and first-aid.... Read More

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EU Grants Authorization for Use of Yeast Additive in Horses

October 09, 2009

Global animal health and nutrition company Alltech announced yesterday that its Yea-Sacc1026, a live yeast culture based on Saccharomyces cerevisiae strain 1026, has been granted full European Union (EU) authorization as a feed... Read More

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Researchers Describe New Equine Respiratory Condition

October 08, 2009

The bacterium Stenotrophomonas maltophilia can be associated with chronic lower airway disease in horses, reports a group of Danish researchers.

S. maltophilia is a Gram-negative bacterium that is causing disease more... Read More

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Competitors for WEG 2010 Kentucky Cup Endurance Races Announced

October 08, 2009

On Oct. 14, riders from more than 20 countries will compete in the Kentucky Cup Endurance race, sponsored by Emirates Equestrian Federation. This is the official endurance test event for the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian... Read More

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Proposal to Move Western Wild Horses to New Eastern Preserves

October 08, 2009

Thousands of mustangs that now roam the West would be moved to preserves in the Midwest and East under a new Interior Department plan to protect wild horse herds and the rangelands that support them.

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said... Read More