Recent News for Horse Care

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$10K Offered for Information on California Horse Shootings

September 13, 2007

Several people called the Madera, Calif., sheriff's department to express outrage of the shooting of two horses over the weekend, but one anonymous caller went further, offering $10,000 in cash to anyone with information leading to the shooter,... Read More

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Annual Maryland Horse Conference Scheduled for November

September 11, 2007

University of Maryland will be holding its 3rd Annual Maryland Horse Conference on Saturday, November 10, 2007. The event will be held from 8:00 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. at Montgomery College in Germantown, Md.

The conference attracts hundreds of... Read More

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New Surgery for Roarers Restores Talented Racehorse

September 10, 2007

A new way to correct a respiratory condition commonly called "roaring" has returned a Thoroughbred mare to the track, earning her owners more than $300,000 since her recovery in 2006.

Raging Rapids, a strapping 5-year-old mare, won a race... Read More

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Millionaire Pacer Sharky Spur Recovering From Training Injury

September 09, 2007

The Standardbred racing industry was rocked when one of their superstars, millionaire pacer Sharky Spur, suffered a career-ending injury when a training accident June 6 left the long pastern bone of his right front leg shattered.

With an... Read More

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Remember Horses During National Preparedness Month

September 07, 2007

September is National Preparedness Month. The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) is joining the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, along with other veterinary and equine organizations, to promote the need for equine emergency... Read More

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Lloyds of London, 15 Years of Partnering With UK

September 07, 2007

Lloyd's of London Underwriters, Brokers, and their Kentucky Agents recently presented the University of Kentucky's Maxwell H. Gluck Equine Research Center $45,000 for the continued support of The Lloyd’s Equine Disease Quarterly. This year marke... Read More

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When Your Horse Visits the Hospital: 12 Tips

September 02, 2007

Taking your horse to the equine hospital can be confusing and emotionally taxing. As the owner, you will be asked to assist the treatment team, and also to make decisions for your horse.

Here are tips to prepare you from... Read More

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Understanding Horses Part 9: Sans Twitch

September 01, 2007


Anderson believes twitched horses are dangerous, and twitches aren't needed to tube, clip, trim/shoe, float, deworm, or medicate a horse.
I have no... Read More

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Antibiotics

September 01, 2007


Most owners forget that antibiotics are drugs, and, if misused, they can cause short- and long-term problems for horses and, potentially, humans. Read More

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Shoeless and Satisfied

September 01, 2007

I must take exception to comments by Stephen E. O'Grady, DVM, MRCVS, in "Barefoot vs. Shod: An Equine Podiatrist's Perspective" online at www.TheHorse.com/ViewArticle.aspx?ID=9796. Nail... Read More

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Smart Mare, Smarter Vet

September 01, 2007

I am doing some positive reinforcement-based behavior modification for needle shyness in a draft broodmare. This mare is just too big and strong for the old-fashioned restraint methods of working around the problem. She has quite a repertoire of... Read More

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Detecting Pain

September 01, 2007

Recent studies have shown that horses are far more stoic than we had imagined. On the scale of pain tolerance, they are much higher than people. For example, the thrashing colicky horse often needs surgery, and after surgery, pain is very difficult... Read More

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Helping Horses with Heaves

September 01, 2007

Heaves is the equine equivalent to human asthma, with owner management as the key to preventing future episodes.

If a horse can't breathe, he can't work. Unimpeded respiration is needed to supply working muscles with oxyge... Read More

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Older Horses Part 3: Vaccinations and Deworming

September 01, 2007

Experts share opinions and research on guidelines for deworming and vaccinating aging equines. ... Read More

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New PCR Assay Developed for Bloodworm Detection

August 31, 2007

A Danish PhD student from University of Copenhagen has developed a novel diagnostic method for detection the horse bloodworm, Strongylus vulgaris.

The bloodworm gets its name from its extensive migrations in the blood vessels of... Read More

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USDA Approves Destron Fearing RFID Chip for Equine Use in NAIS

August 31, 2007

The United States Department of Agriculture announced Aug. 31 that Destron Fearing's LifeChip equine radio-frequency identification (RFID) injectable transponder is approved for use as part of the National Animal Identification System... Read More

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Building Back: Two Years after Katrina

August 31, 2007

After Hurricane Katrina struck in 2005, many coastal Louisiana horse owners said "enough's enough" and moved farther inland, while others stayed behind to reclaim their farms that were battered and drenched by the storm. Either way, most have... Read More

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AHC to Host National Issues Forum in Kentucky

August 30, 2007

The American Horse Council (AHC) will host a National Issues Forum at the Keeneland Race Track in Lexington, Ky., on Nov. 2, 2007. The AHC National Issues Forum provides an excellent opportunity for all horse enthusiasts and industry... Read More

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Tufts School of Vet Medicine Hosting Open House Sept. 8

August 24, 2007

The Tufts Cumming School of Veterinary Medicine will be hosting an open house Sept. 8 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in North Grafton, Mass.

Visitors are invited to walk through the facilities for small and large animals, as well as visit with the... Read More

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28-Year-Old Pony Reported Stolen in Maryland

August 23, 2007

Stolen Horse International has turned to NetPosse volunteers and the public to help with the recovery of Nick, a 28-year-old grey pony that disappeared from his Elkton, Md., home Aug. 21.

Since there were no clear signs on how he could... Read More

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Three Pennsylvania Horses Killed by Lightning

August 22, 2007

Three horses found dead on a Pennsylvania farm Aug. 10 were struck and killed by lightning, according to the owners' veterinarian.

The Quarter Horses were in a pasture on the farm in Carmichaels, about 40 miles south of Pittsburgh, when the... Read More

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South Texas Prepares for More Flooding

August 21, 2007

Texas braced for the possibility of flooding from Hurricane Dean after the storm plowed into Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula early today as the most intense hurricane to hit land in almost two decades.

Forecasters say Dean's outer bands could bring... Read More

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Preparing for Winter Trailer Storage

August 18, 2007

While it might be hard to imagine that winter weather is only a few months away, now is the time to perform preventative maintenance on your horse trailer so that your rig is road-safe and ready come spring.

"Your trailer has safely... Read More

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ACell Therapy for Injuries; Powder Form Again Available

August 17, 2007

Tissue-engineered products such as extracellular matrix (a graft material that can be implanted at the site of damaged tissue) are being used by a growing number of equine veterinarians to stimulate swifter and better healing for tendon and... Read More

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Deputies Seize 9 Oregon Horses

August 17, 2007

Deputies from the Crook County, Ore., sheriff's office seized nine allegedly neglected horses from a Prineville woman.

Authorities received a report of horses being neglected and got a warrant for the seizure of the horses.

Deputy... Read More