Recent News for Horse Care

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Insulin Resistance and Sensitivity, Causes and Management

July 23, 2008

Insulin sensitivity and insulin resistance in horses have become increasingly important areas of research in equine medicine over the past several years, as evidenced by the timely and popular presentations at this year's American College of... Read More

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Farnam's SuperMask Miniature Horse Fly Masks: Two New Designs

July 23, 2008

Farnam has expanded its assortment of SuperMask Miniature Horse Fly Masks to include two new designs for 2008: an A size mask without ears and an A/B size with ears. 

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Trainer Suing Over Barn Fire, Six Horse Deaths

July 22, 2008

A Thoroughbred trainer claims in a lawsuit that an incorrectly installed vending machine caused a barn fire that killed six horses in western Kentucky.

John Hancock claims in his suit against Royal Crown Bottling Corp. that the faulty... Read More

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Jockey Club Launches Racehorse Injury Database

July 22, 2008

The Jockey Club has launched the Equine Injury Database system that will provide the racing industry with its first national database of racing injuries. The Equine Injury Database grew out of a proposal first put forth at the Read More

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Study: Positive Reinforcement Aids Equine Training

July 21, 2008

In a preliminary study on equine training, Michigan State researchers found that while adding positive reinforcement did not make horses learn a frightening task faster than horses that were handled using only traditional negative... Read More

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Horsemen's Group Hosts Racehorse Welfare and Safety Forum

July 21, 2008

During a July 18 equine welfare and safety forum, Jay Hickey recalled that in 1982, legislation to regulate parts of the horseracing industry was circulated in the halls of Congress. The bill, which had the not-so-enticing name of the "Corrupt... Read More

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Laminitis, PPID: The Science of Seasons Behind Them

July 20, 2008

Research groups reported their findings of the impact of seasonal variations for pituitary glad dysfunction.... Read More

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ACVIM Forum: 10 Years of Infection Control

July 19, 2008

After 10 years as Director of Biosecurity at Colorado State's large animal hospital, Paul Morley, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM, recently relayed some of the key lessons he and his colleagues have learned while developing the school's biosecurity... Read More

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Equine Dentistry: Straight From the Horse's Mouth

July 19, 2008

As a veterinarian with more than 20 years of experience in veterinary dentistry, James Anthony, DVM, Dipl. AVDC, offers a unique perspective on issues related to this specialized field, the growing recognition of dentistry's... Read More

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Backordered Guaifenesin Available through Compounding Pharmacy

July 18, 2008

Wedgewood Pharmacy is now offering Guaifenesin, as the drug is currently on manufacturer backorder.

Guaifenesin is a centrally acting muscle relaxant that is commonly used by veterinarians during surgery as a pre-anesthetic.

During the... Read More

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Tail Blocking Gone Wrong

July 18, 2008

No one likes a rebellious horse, particularly in the show ring, and excessive tail swishing or wringing is often penalized by judges as a sign of resistance. To avoid this penalty, or simply to ensure low tail carriage, trainers and exhibitors... Read More

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Carpal Spavin Surgery, Fine-Tuned

July 18, 2008

Several years ago, Spencer Barber, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, of the Western College of Veterinary Medicine, achieved a first in equine surgery when he developed a successful arthrodesis (surgical fusion) technique for treating a debilitating arthritic ... Read More

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Federal Ban on Equine Transport via Double-Decker Introduced

July 18, 2008

The use of double-decker trailers to transport horses for any purpose would be banned nationwide if a new bill recently introduced into the U.S. House of Representatives becomes law. But some equine welfare advocates say the bill is flawed.... Read More

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Horse Trailer Railroad Crossing Safety Brochure Available

July 17, 2008

The average freight train traveling at 55 mph takes a mile or more to stop--that's about the length of 18 football fields. So when a vehicle gets stuck on the tracks and a train is coming, the outcome is usually very bad for the vehicle, and... Read More

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Total Comfort System Saddle Pads

July 17, 2008

Cavallo Horse and Rider Inc. introduces Total Comfort System Saddle Pads.

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Understanding the USEF Equine Drugs and Medications Program

July 17, 2008

The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) is the national governing body for equestrian sport and is a member of the U.S. Olympic Committee. The USEF is responsible for enforcing the rules of 27 breeds and disciplines. Formerly this... Read More

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Avoiding Hazardous Horseplay

July 16, 2008

Swiss researchers have released new data on risk factors and prevention measures for some of the greatest dangers to horses: other horses.

Anyone who has spent time on a farm with more than one horse could tell you that bites and kicks are... Read More

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Scratch n All

July 16, 2008

Animent has created its first animal care product, Scratch n All, a high-quality, silicone rubber scratching and grooming pad created to allow animals to safely satisfy the need to self-groom and scratch. The pads are designed for use in stables... Read More

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Large Animal Emergency Rescue Course Offered at KHP

July 15, 2008

Hagyard Equine Medical Institute will offer extensive three-day training courses in large animal emergency rescue techniques August 18-20, and August 22-24, at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky. This training is designed to educate first... Read More

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Exotic Tastes: Equine Flavor Preferences

July 15, 2008

Does your horse have a favorite flavor?

Eight research horses in England did. Deborah Goodwin, BSc, PhD, research director of Applied Animal Behaviour Programmes at the University of Southampton, set out to discover what flavors horses... Read More

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Mysteries of Equine Herpesvirus-1 Shedding

July 15, 2008

While it's widely hypothesized that horses shed equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) during times of stress and illness, researchers on a new study say that critically ill horses with acute gastrointestinal disease (colic or colitis) in a veterinary hospital... Read More

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Behavioral Therapy Reduces War Emblem's Breeding Foibles

July 14, 2008

Moved to a tranquil area away from other stallions and shielded from most visitors, temperamental champion and dual classic winner War Emblem now spends his days in a quiet grassy paddock over looking fields containing grazing mares and... Read More

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Weekend Search for Lost Horse Unsuccessful

July 14, 2008

Charlz, the 17-year-old Arabian horse that became separated from his rider on May 25, continued to elude searchers this weekend.

Eight mounted volunteers from a local stable combed the Freetown Massachusetts State Forest on Sunday.... Read More

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Stallion Reported Stolen is Focus of Ownership Dispute

July 14, 2008

Capone 1, the Holsteiner show jumping stallion reported as stolen in Washington State, is the focal point of a civil lawsuit concerning his ownership, according to attorneys representing both sides of the dispute.

According to terms of... Read More

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Fires: Emergency Planning For Your Horse

July 11, 2008

A wildfire occurs and you need to evacuate. In the smoke and confusion, a beloved horse refuses to load in the trailer. Now you're faced with making decisions. What's the best thing to do?
 
This is just one of many stressful... Read More