Recent News for Horse Care

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New Oregon State Park to Include Horse Trails, Camp

June 13, 2007

Oregon's newest state park will open officially on July 8, the Parks and Recreation Department said Wednesday.

The park is named for L.L. "Stub" Stewart, a former Eugene-area lumber company entrepreneur, state legislator, and philanthropist... Read More

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Elective Surgeries on the Rise at Va. Tech Equine Medical Center

June 08, 2007

A greater number of owners are choosing to have elective surgeries, typically defined as non-emergency procedures, performed on their horses at Virginia Tech's Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center.

The center's five board certified... Read More

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Kansas County's Elusive Feral Stallion Captured

June 07, 2007

Sheriff's officers and horsemen in Douglas County, Kan., on Tuesday captured an Appaloosa stallion that had been running wild in the area for five years, the Read More

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U.K. Equine Welfare Charity Launching 'Right Weight' Campaign

June 04, 2007

The International League for the Protection of Horses (ILPH), a U.K. equine welfare charity, has organized a campaign to help horse owners accurately measure their horses' weight and design nutrition plans to keep the pounds in check.... Read More

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Animal ID: FFA to Promote Premises Registration

June 04, 2007

The U.S. Department of Agriculture and the National FFA Organization announced June 4 a partnership for a broad-based education in the National Animal Identification System (NAIS) for current FFA members and alumni. The cooperative agreement... Read More

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Leptospirosis: Mild Winters Could Mean More Cases

June 03, 2007

Mild winters in the Midwest might bring veterinarians more than the usual number of cases of leptospirosis.... Read More

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Gender Issues: Training Geldings

June 02, 2007

By Ron Meredith
President, Meredith Manor International Equestrian Centre

Years ago, I had a client with a 2-year-old Arabian colt that she wanted to keep as a breeding stallion. The colt was argumentative and constantly... Read More

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Hitch in the Giddy-Up

June 01, 2007

Question: I have a Trakehner/Thoroughbred cross that starts flexing his hind legs rather noticeably when trotting and/or beginning to canter. He usually does not do this unless he gets excited in the trot, is striking off in the canter, or is ... Read More

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Veterinary Ethics

June 01, 2007

Owners, trainers, and veterinarians are responsible for the health and welfare of the horse. Performance horses need to be treated like any other athletes. This often entails medical treatment by veterinarians, which allows horses to compete in a... Read More

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Bandaging Horses

June 01, 2007

Bandaging has been done in one way or another throughout the ages. In fact, the basics of the concept have really not changed much through the centuries. Sounds simple, right? Well, if you get on the Internet to research bandaging, you will find... Read More

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Orthodontics for Horses

June 01, 2007

Orthodontics is the study of tooth movement and alignment. It includes normal and abnormal tooth movement, bone growth, tooth eruption, and shedding of baby teeth. In general it is a study of the young, growing patient.

The equine jaws and... Read More

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Oral Joint Supplements

June 01, 2007

A shortened stride, a slight hesitation before a jump, or stiffness during warm-up--none of these issues are severe enough to send you scrambling to call your veterinarian. However, these joint-related issues can cause some concern--enough concern... Read More

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Understanding Horses Part 6: Trailer Loading, Part 2

June 01, 2007

Last month we talked about how to aggravate the horse to load into a trailer. Remember, this isn't beating the horse or getting angry. It's like the horsefly being able to make a 1,000-pound horse move. You merely make it more comfortable to be... Read More

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EPM Today: Testing and Treatments

June 01, 2007

Horses need to be serviceably sound and safe to ride to fulfill their functions. It is no wonder that equine protozoal myeloencephalitis (EPM) has been a dreaded disease ever since its rise to prominence in the 1990s, because horses with neurologic... Read More

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Iowa Police Horse Injured By Pit Bull

May 30, 2007

A pit bull terrier is dead after attacking three Waterloo, Iowa, police horse patrol officers in a residential area May 29.

The unleashed and unfenced dog attacked both the officers and their horses yesterday. Police say the dog bit a horse... Read More

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More Horses and Donkeys Impounded from Georgia Farm to be Sold

May 22, 2007

Some of the horses and donkeys impounded in February by the Georgia Department of Agriculture (GDA) from Pike County will be sold at auction at noon, Saturday, June 2, 2007, at the GDA Equine Facility, 2834 Marbin Farm Road, Mansfield, Ga.,... Read More

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Magnesium Bone Cement Aids Fracture Repair

May 21, 2007

Biocompatible magnesium phosphate bone cement might be a better option for aiding fracture healing in horses than the calcium phosphate cement more commonly used today, according to a study performed by researchers at The Ohio State University.... Read More

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Detecting Foal Rib Fractures With Ultrasonography

May 18, 2007

A study conducted by researchers at the University of Montreal has revealed that ultrasonography is more effective than radiography for detecting rib fractures in foals, and that the fracture rate is higher than previously reported.... Read More

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Pony Rescued from Abandoned Well

May 16, 2007

A pony that fell into an abandoned well in Killingworth, Conn., Monday morning was rescued unharmed after crews used a tow truck from a local auto repair shop to lift it to safety.

The pint-sized equine was reported trapped in the well on... Read More

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Finding and Testing Low-Sugar Forage

May 14, 2007

Did the brown, stemmy, overmature hay you thought was perfect for your easy keepers make them even fatter? ... Read More

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Attacked Saddlebreds: Judge Rules Stable Owners Not Negligent

May 12, 2007

The owners of a central Kentucky boarding farm were not negligent when someone injected five Saddlebreds with a tissue-destroying substance in 2003, a judge has ruled.

Woodford Circuit Judge Paul Issacs issued a 13-page opinion Thursday (May... Read More

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Pergolide: FDA to Allow Compounding From Bulk

May 11, 2007

The Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) Center for Veterinary Medicine announced on May 11 it will allow bulk pergolide to be used in compounding pergolide for use in horses.

Pergolide mesylate, a drug commonly used to treat pituitar... Read More

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ReRun Announces eBay Sale of Moneighs

May 09, 2007

With the second leg of the Triple Crown fast approaching, ReRun’s selection of Moneighs by classic contenders and champions will appear on eBay beginning May 20. The popular paintings created by famous racehorses, including John Henry, Victory... Read More

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States Competing for Animal Disease Lab

May 09, 2007

A dozen states are competing for a government research lab full of killer germs like anthrax, avian flu and foot-and-mouth disease--a prospect some of their residents want to avoid like the plague.

The states are bidding for a proposed... Read More

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Buchanan Named Director of Administration for 2010 Games

May 08, 2007

The World Games 2010 Foundation, Inc., the organization responsible for planning and executing the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, has announced that Anne Buchanan has been promoted to Director of Administration. Buchanan is one of... Read More