Recent News for Horse Care

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Shipping and Disease: EVA

September 01, 2006

One of the major problems with EVA is how easily it can be transferred from one horse to another. Of course there is the respiratory route, where nasal secretions spread the virus from horse to horse through a barn or training stable.... Read More

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Barbaro "Stable," Has Laminitis

September 01, 2006

In early- to mid-July, Barbaro developed "acute, severe" laminitis in his uninjured left hind foot, and his prognosis for recovery was pronounced "poor" by Dean Richardson, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, chief of surgery at the University of Pennsylvania's New... Read More

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Scientists Investigate Dewormers' Effects

September 01, 2006

Recent research indicates that when selecting a dewormer, a horse owner should consider the season, the horse's access to grass, and the animal's body condition. German scientists have shown that the bowel walls of small strongyle-infected ponies... Read More

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Canadian Anthrax Outbreak Worst on Record

September 01, 2006

Saskatchewan, Canada, is experiencing its worst anthrax year on record. Animal health authorities have quarantined more than 86 premises in Saskatchewan for suspected anthrax contamination and have deemed 409 animal deaths (including one horse)... Read More

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WEG Photo Gallery: Driving Competition Underway

August 31, 2006

The Horse Gallery is a collection of images by photographer Doug Prather at the FEI World Equestrian Games 2006, in Aachen, Germany. For more information on the World Equestrian Games, see Read More

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Katrina Still Affecting Louisiana Racehorse Sales, Breeders

August 31, 2006

One year ago all eyes were on the Gulf of Mississippi and the path of Hurricane Katrina. The category four storm made landfall in New Orleans Aug. 29 while many of Louisiana's breeders and consignors were attending the Fasig-Tipton Texas summer... Read More

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Ernesto Gaining Strength, Carolinas Under Hurricane Watch

August 31, 2006

The National Weather Service released a statement at 11 a.m. today (Aug. 31), warning that Ernesto is gaining strength over open water.

Ernesto passed over the Florida peninsula as a comparatively docile tropical storm, but it has since... Read More

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Animal ID and the Horse Industry

August 31, 2006

Amy Mann of the American Horse Council presented an update on efforts of the Equine Species Working Group (ESWG) in her presentation at the National Institute of Animal Agriculture (NIAA) ID Info Expo held in Kansas City, Mo., Aug. 22-24. The... Read More

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Post-Katrina Images from the Gulf Coast

August 30, 2006

  • Post-Katrina Louisiana and Mississippi images from Read More

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Two Others With Horse Industry Ties Identified as Crash Victims

August 30, 2006

As the investigation continued into the crash of Comair Flight 5191 in Lexington, Ky., two more individuals connected with the Thoroughbred industry have been identified as victims of the crash.

The plane, which went down in a field about a... Read More

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Wading Through Katrina's Aftermath

August 30, 2006

Charbonnet Mid-City Carriages' trucks were gassed and ready to evacuate horses and mules yesterday (Aug. 29) from New Orleans, La., as Hurricane Ernesto began its move toward the United States. Fortunately, the storm didn't track toward the... Read More

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Remembering the Victims, Heroes of Hurricane Katrina

August 29, 2006

One year after Hurricane Katrina pounded the Louisiana and Mississippi coasts, we pause to reflect on what horses and horse owners endured on August 29, 2005, and in the following days, weeks, and months. Katrina scattered buildings and life in... Read More

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"Thank God We Got Out!"

August 29, 2006

One Recovery Story From New Orleans

Foresight, planning, and quick action allowed 72 horses to be rushed from Equest Farm in New Orleans, La., to safety before Hurricane Katrina hit on this day last year. Among the stories of... Read More

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Bluegrass Cat Retired Due to Pastern Injury

August 28, 2006

WinStar Farm's Bluegrass Cat, runner-up in Saturday's (Aug. 26) Travers Stakes, was retired Sunday morning after X rays revealed a fractured right hind pastern.

Trainer Todd Pletcher said copies of the X rays will be forwarded to tw... Read More

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Richardson Reports Barbaro's Right Pastern Completely Fused

August 28, 2006

Veterinarians at the University of Pennsylvania's George D. Widener Hospital changed the right hind leg cast of Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro yesterday, Sunday, August 27. "The cast was changed because there was a small crack in it," said Dean W... Read More

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Matthew Broderick Breaks Collarbone in Riding Accident

August 28, 2006

Matthew Broderick's vacation in Ireland was marred when he suffered a broken collarbone after falling off a horse Sunday, his publicist, Simon Halls, told The Associated Press.

The 44-year-old actor, accompanied by actress-wife Sarah... Read More

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Barbaro Might Soon Get Cast Removed Completely

August 28, 2006

Based on the latest examination of Barbaro's injured right hind leg, there is a possibility the classic winner will soon have the cast removed completely.

The cast on the leg was changed Sunday (Aug. 27) by veterinarians at the Universit... Read More

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Vet Med Expertise Gives Barbaro a Lift

August 27, 2006

By Dave Jones, Dateline UCDavis

First they put Barbaro in a Kimzey ambulance. Then they put a Kimzey splint on the racehorse's broken leg. And then the colt was in an Anderson sling several hours a day.

The ambulance,... Read More

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New Details Emerge Regarding Saint Liam's Accident, Death

August 24, 2006

Horse of the Year Saint Liam, who was euthanized Aug. 22 after suffering a fracture of his left hind leg, had no chance for survival because of the severity of the injury. The 6-year-old son of Saint Ballado was taken to Rood & Riddle Equine... Read More

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Restraining a Horse (Book Excerpt)

August 23, 2006

The horse might appear to be well restrained while nothing is being done, then react with great speed when the procedure is attempted. If a restraint device is only partially applied, there is a much greater chance of the device coming off... Read More

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Surgeries and Steroids

August 22, 2006

A survey of buyers of Thoroughbred weanlings, yearlings, and 2-year-olds discovered that surgeries to correct conformation defects have a significant influence on whether or not someone will buy a horse at public auction.

In fact, 28.4%... Read More

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Barbaro Remains Comfortable on Both Hind Limbs

August 22, 2006

Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro remains comfortable according to veterinarians at Penn's George D. Widener Hospital. "Barbaro is doing well on both hind limbs," said Dean Richardson, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, Chief of Surgery. "Because of this, we do not... Read More

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Thoroughbred Horse of the Year Saint Liam Dead

August 22, 2006

Horse of the Year Saint Liam, who completed his first year at stud at William S. Farish's Lane's End Farm near Versailles, Ky., suffered a fractured hind leg while being led to his paddock today (Tuesday, Aug. 22). The 6-year-old son of Saint... Read More

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Triumph of the Neigh-Sayers

August 21, 2006

They didn't paw the ground or snort with impatience, but when they got going the team of Percherons pranced along at a clip that had photographers scrambling to keep up. Decked out in well-coiffed manes and tails, the 1,800-pound black horses... Read More

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WEG 2006 Opening Ceremonies Wet, Yet Wonderful

August 21, 2006

After four long years of waiting, an anxious equestrian world watched the clock roll down to the moment everyone had their eyes turned to-- the Opening Ceremonies of the 2006 Aachen FEI World Equestrian Games. And while gray skies and wet and... Read More