Recent News for Horse Care

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Hauling Q&A

September 01, 2005

Get the answers to 10 frequently asked trailering and equine transport questions from industry authorities.... Read More

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Strategies to Enhance Vaccine Efficiency

September 01, 2005

When it comes to protection from infectious diseases, the best defense is a good offense. Not only is a strategic vaccination program important, but the housing and handling of horses on a farm can enhance vaccination efficacy. A successful... Read More

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Disaster Prep Reflections

September 01, 2005

The time available to evacuate horses in an emergency is limited. Having a plan ready may make the difference between survival and disaster. At the very least, keep halters ready for your horses. ... Read More

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Animal Aid Worker on Katrina:

September 01, 2005

The macabre images flashing on our television screens don't even begin to capture the grief, the chaos, and the stench that is being experienced by individuals in several Gulf Coast states as a result of deadly Hurricane Katrina. Thousands of... Read More

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Horse Rescue Groups Mobilizing Hurricane Relief Effort

September 01, 2005

In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, horse rescue groups are mobilizing to provide assistance to horses and livestock impacted by the devastating storm and are seeking financial support for the effort.

The National Horse Protection... Read More

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Texas Equine Rescue Group Helping Louisiana's Horses

September 01, 2005

Habitat for Horses/Lone Star Equine Rescue is organizing a massive relief and rescue effort to help the equines of southern Louisiana after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina forced millions to evacuate. A large number of horses, mules, and... Read More

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AVMA: Teams Ready to Assess Hurricane Damage

September 01, 2005

According to the latest Hurricane Katrina disaster update from the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) at 9:00 pm CDT on Aug. 31, four Veterinary Medical Assistance Teams (VMAT) were deployed and awaiting mission assignments for... Read More

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Fair Grounds Race Course Sustains Hurricane Damage

August 31, 2005

Hurricane Katrina, which ravaged the Gulf Coast of the United States with damaging winds, rains, and flood waters, caused damage to Fair Grounds Race Course in New Orleans, La. Fair Grounds and its affiliated off-track betting facilities and... Read More

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Filly Recovering from Tail Burning Incident

August 31, 2005

"Her tail is just barely hanging on," says Vonda Hamilton of Dixie, her 2-year-old Spotted Saddle Horse filly whose tail was ignited and burned by trespassers during the night of Aug. 19 near Erwin, N.C. Hamilton is treating the filly's tail and... Read More

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Safe Havens and Veterinary Services Needed for Hurricane Katrina's Equine Refugees

August 31, 2005

Place Your Facility on the USEF Hurricane Equine Relief List

(Lexington, KY) – As Americans view the newscasts of the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina it is clear that both humans and animals require immediate emergency... Read More

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Deworming Principles (Book Excerpt)

August 30, 2005

A thorough parasite control program involves a complete understanding of helpful management practices and knowing how different types of dewormers work.... Read More

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Katrina Strands Many; Rescuers Wait for Evaluation of Worst Hit Areas

August 30, 2005

Katrina's fury has been felt widespread in Louisiana and Mississippi, scattering storms and high winds across hundreds of square miles. Many horse owners are likely stranded in the storm's wake, says Bonnie Clark, publisher of the Horseman's... Read More

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Fair Grounds Racetrack Damage Unknown; Track Used as Staging Area

August 30, 2005

As Hurricane Katrina moved through New Orleans, La., Monday, the Fair Grounds racetrack sustained some structural damage and the track's parking lot was being used as a staging area from which rescue vehicles and personnel could... Read More

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Damage on Louisiana Thoroughbred Farms Not as Bad as Expected

August 30, 2005

The damage of Hurricane Katrina on south Louisiana Thoroughbred farms wasn't as bad as originally feared, but it will take time to repair and replace fencing and barns, as well as remove debris and tree limbs.

"It's not as bad as I... Read More

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Katrina's Damage Minor at Florida Tracks

August 29, 2005

For the fourth time in less than a year, a hurricane has disrupted Calder Race Course's racing schedule and track president Ken Dunn says he has seen enough.

"Making plans for a storm is an expertise I wish I didn't have," Dunn said afte... Read More

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In Wait for Hurricane Katrina

August 29, 2005

Hurricane Katrina made landfall again this morning (Aug. 29) as a Category 4 storm, striking the Louisiana coastline days after damaging parts of south Florida, particularly Miami-Dade and Broward Counties. Florida and Louisiana equine... Read More

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Hurricane Evacuation Information for Louisiana Horse Owners

August 29, 2005

The Horseman's Guide of the South Central Region has joined efforts with the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry, Office of Animal Health Studies, State Veterinarian's Office in compiling information for a evacuation site... Read More

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Study Might Link American Robins to West Nile Virus

August 26, 2005

A recent DNA study of the blood consumed by 300 mosquitoes in Connecticut over the past three years found that 40% of them fed on American robins (Turdus migratorius), while only 1% fed on American crows (Corvus brachyrhynchos)... Read More

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Rabies Vaccination Revisited

August 23, 2005

Each year the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) releases a comprehensive report detailing the number of reported rabies cases in 49 states and Puerto Rico. The most up-to-date report, which details 2003 cases, reveals that more... Read More

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Identity Mix-Up Regarding Dubai Excellence

August 16, 2005

 By Ric Chapman with additional reporting

Authorities are conducting DNA testing to determine the identity of a horse shipped to stand in Australia after preliminary tests proved it is not Dubai Excellence. Th... Read More

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Tapeworm Treatment Time

August 15, 2005

Tapeworms (Anoplocephala perfoliata) are the only major variety of cestode, or flatworm, to infect horses. Recent studies have shown they are more plentiful in horses than previously thought and have described the harm they can do.... Read More

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Aggressive Treatment Key to Afleet Alex's Recovery

August 10, 2005

As Afleet Alex walked the shedrow for the second of three times Tuesday morning (Aug. 9), his ears were up and he was looking for peppermints from trainer Tim Ritchey. It was obvious the colt was happy being out of his stall and walking... Read More

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Practical Mosquito Control

August 09, 2005

In addition to vaccination, mosquito control is critical in protecting your horses against WNV. Here's quick review on controlling mosquito populations in your barn:

  • Eliminate areas of standing water through improved drainage, or... Read More

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Feed Label Laws

August 03, 2005

Oregon implemented a provisional equine feed label law on June 1 that would allow feed manufacturers to add non-structural carbohydrates (NSC) to the list of nutrient requirements already found on feed bags in that state. Adding NSC to the feed... Read More

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Sales Integrity Program Committee Addresses Concerns Over Surgery Disclosure

August 02, 2005

The monitoring committee for the Sales Integrity Program is taking action to address some consignors' concerns about how the Thoroughbred auction industry will handle the disclosure of invasive joint surgeries and other procedures designed to... Read More