Recent News for Horse Care

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State Equine Transport Requirements Available Online

December 21, 2009

You're planning to take your horse to a big event several hundred miles away. To reach your destination, you might travel through states you've never before visited. Since equine transportation regulations vary from state to state, how ... Read More

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Zenyatta Paintings to Benefit Thoroughbred Adoption

December 21, 2009

Two "Moneigh" paintings created by Zenyatta will be available for sale in ReRun's eBay store December 26, 2009. On that day Zenyatta, the Breeders' Cup Classic winner with an unbroken 14 for 14 win record, will make her final ... Read More

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Cartilage Repair Tissue 'Substantially Different'

December 21, 2009

Repair tissue occupying full-thickness articular lesions is very different from normal articular cartilage.... Read More

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250 Horses Find Homes through Adoption Service

December 21, 2009

Just in time for Christmas, more than 250 horses have found new homes via their free listings on TheHorse.com's adoption service.

The service is a bulletin board on whic... Read More

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Lameness Exams: Vets Seek Reliable Approach

December 20, 2009

After identifying a lack of reliability and repeatability in experienced veterinarians' evaluation of lameness, a group of vets have challenged the industry to search for and develop "a more objective and reliable method of lameness evaluation for us... Read More

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Composting: A Viable Alternative for Mortality Disposal

December 19, 2009

Proper livestock stewardship does not cease when an animal dies. Despite sound management, all horse producers will experience losses due to weather, disease, or other natural causes. Options for carcass disposal are dwindling due to enhanced r... Read More

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Mounted Police Unit Disbanded in San Diego

December 19, 2009

The San Diego mounted police unit is being disbanded and the horses sold due to budget deficits.... Read More

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Senior Horse Contest Winners Selected

December 18, 2009

Purina has selected the winners of its online Senior Horse Tales Contest. Four national winners and seven regional winners were chosen in categories that included best senior horse essay, best senior horse or senior pony photo, oldest horse in ... Read More

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Degenerative Suspensory Ligament Desmitis Update

December 17, 2009

ESPA is a "new" name for an old disease: degenerative suspensory ligament desmitis (DSLD), a heritable, debilitating syndrome characterized by "an insidious onset of either bilateral or quadrilateral lameness with no history of trauma or injury,"... Read More

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Horse Owners Reminded to Plan for Winter Hazards

December 17, 2009

As winter progresses, the Michigan Department of Agriculture (MDA) reminds animal owners to plan for routine winter hazards. All pet and livestock owners must ensure an adequate supply of feed and water for their animals, as well as shelter fro... Read More

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Gestational Weight Gain in Mares

December 16, 2009

It's generally known that a mare gains weight during gestation, but University of Kentucky (UK) researchers are studying how much weight a normal mare should gain for the health of the fetus.

A 1,100-pound mare will produce a foa... Read More

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Equine Regenerative Medicine Conference Scheduled for 2010

December 16, 2009

The University of California, Davis, Alamo Pintado Equine Medical Center, and Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital have teamed up to offer the first North American Veterinary Regenerative Medicine Conference. The conference will take place March 5... Read More

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Fellowship Benefits Ukrainian Researcher at Gluck Center

December 16, 2009

Limited funding prevented Tetiana Kuzmina, PhD, from completing her parasitology research in her native Ukraine. But after receiving the Albert and Lorraine Clay fellowship, the scientist was able to continue her research at the University of K... Read More

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Winterizing Your Senior Equine

December 16, 2009

When preparing your senior equine for winter, small steps can go a long way to support health and comfort.... Read More

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USDA Revises Veterinary Accreditation Program

December 15, 2009

The USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has revised its National Veterinary Accreditation Program. The changes will strengthen animal health safeguarding activities and increase the training and skills of accredited ve... Read More

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New Horse Weight Management Book Available

December 14, 2009

Knowing whether your horse is overweight and understanding how to manage the problem is crucial to your horse's wellbeing. Understanding Your Horse's Weight is the newest addition to Eclipse Press' Horse Health Care Library.... Read More

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Exercise Causes Slight Hoof Changes, Researchers Report

December 12, 2009

About 30% of lameness in horses is associated with foot problems, yet little research focuses on the biomechanics and function of the equine hoof. Researchers recently found slight differences in horses' hooves following exercise.... Read More

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USEF Horse of the Year Candidates Announced

December 12, 2009

Excellence in equestrian sport does not come easy. It takes an amazing sense of dedication, incredible skill, and a courageous heart. In 2009, five horses (and their riders, drivers, and handlers) have shown the world exactly those qualities. F... Read More

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Aging Horses' Immune Systems Reviewed

December 11, 2009

Lymphoid cells are found to be weaker in older horses, thus, causing weaker immune systems as they age.... Read More

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Herbal Insulin Resistance Treatment Options Reviewed

December 10, 2009

Insulin resistance has profound consequences for affected horses, yet there are currently no licensed treatment options. Management of the condition is primarily aimed at modifying the affected horse's diet, maintaining a healthy body ... Read More

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International Spread of Disease Reviewed for World Equine Vets

December 08, 2009

Increased worldwide movement of equids means increased potential for spread of horse diseases. The impact of a disease outbreak on the health of the animals in a country, as well as the health of the country's economy, was evidenced with... Read More

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Racehorse Issues Leader to Receive AAEP Distinguished Service Award

December 08, 2009

The American Association of Equine Practitioners will recognize a past president who has guided the AAEP in racing and welfare issues with the annual Distinguished Service Award during the 55th Annual Convention in Las Vegas, Nev. AAEP Past Pre... Read More

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AAEP Convention Lights Up Las Vegas

December 07, 2009

The American Association of Equine Practitioners' 55th Annual Convention is on stage in Las Vegas, Nev., Dec. 5 - 9, as the world's largest continuing education meeting for equine veterinarians.

The convention was expecte... Read More

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AAEP to Induct Dr. Jay Addison to the Board of Directors

December 07, 2009

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) will install longtime Louisiana practitioner Jay Addison, DVM, as a new member of the board of directors during the Dec. 8 President's Luncheon at the 55th Annual Convention, which is ... Read More

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Wisconsin Livestock Shootings: Reward Offered for Information

December 07, 2009

Law enforcement authorities in three Wisconsin counties are hoping the offer of a cash reward will lead to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for a series of incidents that left several animals dead or dying in their pastures. The H... Read More