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Stout Named Kentucky Veterinarian of the Year

October 14, 2010

State veterinarian Robert C. Stout was honored as the Kentucky Veterinarian of the Year by the Kentucky Veterinary Medical Association on Oct. 9 during the Mid-America Veterinary Conference in Louisville. "Dr. Stout's dedica... Read More

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Saddle Tree Types and Pressure Distribution

September 08, 2010

Modern saddles provide new options for tree type, with the goal of sparing a horse pain from localized saddle pressure. But new Swiss research suggests that, at least when a horse trots, tree type makes little difference in pressure distribution alon... Read More

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Horse Trailer Tip: Locate Special Keys for Tires

August 08, 2010

Did you know that some wheels require a special lug nut key in order to remove tires from a vehicle? Your spare tire could also require a special key to unlock it. Having locking lug nuts on each wheel and a lock on your spare tire holder ... Read More

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Horse Transport Bill Advances

July 30, 2010

Legislation that would ban the use of double-decker trailers to transport horses advanced this week when it was passed by the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure July 29. The Horse Transportation Act of 2009 (HR305) would prohibit... Read More

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Tips on Merging While Pulling a Trailer

June 25, 2010

While driving safely is important for everyone's safety and welfare, it is particularly important for vehicles that are towing trailers. While it is best for a merging vehicle to accelerate to the speed of the other vehicles on the interstate... Read More

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Summer Travel Concerns Shared by Readers

June 15, 2010

More than 660 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "What is your biggest health concern when traveling with your horse?" ... Read More

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Horsemeat Investigation Under Way in Florida

May 27, 2010

Police in Miami-Dade Florida are examining a vehicle to determine whether the meat found inside was derived from a horse. The probe is the latest into a series of incidents involving the slaughter of horses for their meat. Since Janu... Read More

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Ohio Horses Recovering from Accident Injuries

May 25, 2010

Two Quarter Horse geldings are under treatment for trauma and other injuries sustained when the gooseneck trailer in which they were riding overturned during a single-car incident on Ohio Interstate 71 May 22. The truck's driver and four ot... Read More

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Training Challenge to Showcase Rescued Horses

May 24, 2010

Equine victims of abuse, neglect, and abandonment will be the stars at the second annual Bluebonnet Rescue Horse Training Challenge. The Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society in College Station, Texas, is hosting the challenge to showcase the talent... Read More

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Biosecurity for Horse Farms: Stall Disinfection and Other Management Techniques

May 19, 2010

It is important to thoroughly clean and disinfect stalls where mares foal. ... Read More

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Farm Equipment

May 01, 2010

Tractors, lawn mowers, trucks, and trailers are among the biggest purchases you'll make for your farm. It's not surprising that for the uninitiated, buying farm equipment can be an intimidating and confusing process.... Read More

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Donated Snaffle Bits Delivered to India

April 05, 2010

Friends of Marwari/Kathiawari Horse UK announced the first successful delivery of over 80 snaffle bits to India. The bits had been donated by horse lovers from all over the United Kingdom specifically for the welfare of Indigenous Indian horses... Read More

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Hit the Road (Trailer Maintenance)

April 01, 2010

Teaching a horse to load like a champ is an oft-covered topic, but have you considered whether you're starting with an enclosure that's safe and pleasant for both horse and human? By maintaining your trailer properly... Read More

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Horse Trailer Drivers: Handle a Sticking Gas Pedal

March 31, 2010

While sticking accelerators have been recently been pegged to Toyota vehicles, this can occur in any vehicle for a variety of reasons, ranging from a broken motor mount or improper floor mat, to a system glitch, so it is best to be prepared.Read More

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Horse Trailer Drivers: Signal for Safety

March 24, 2010

"Observing safe driving practices is important for everyone. Proper use of turn signals should be observed in any vehicle, however, it is critically important when trailering your horse," Cole said.... Read More

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Researching Horse Boots

March 01, 2010

Research shows horse boots might not offer legs the protection we expect.... Read More

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Saddle Up Safely Campaign Unveils New Booklet

February 18, 2010

"Can you catch a disease from a horse?" was the question.

Roberta Dwyer, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVPM, professor in the Department of Veterinary Science in the University of Kentucky's College of Agriculture, took the lead for ... Read More

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Used Snaffle Bits Requested by UK Group

February 15, 2010

A group based in the United Kingdom is asking for horse owners' help in replacing homemade bits often used in India. Friends of Marwari/Kathiawari Horse U.K. has put out an open call for donations of small (5" and under) snaffle bits.<... Read More

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Horse Haulers Urged to Follow Commercial Driver Texting Ban

January 29, 2010

The U.S. Department of Transportation on Jan. 26 issued a nationwide ban on texting by drivers of commercial vehicles such as large truck and buses.

Horse owners are urged to voluntarily comply with this ban while transporting horse... Read More

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Horse Hauler Caution Advised at Icy Intersections

January 12, 2010

Authorities are testing several solutions, including weather shields and heating elements to combat the downside of the new generation traffic lights, LEDs, which can be obscured by ice/snow. Until a solution is found, drivers are reminded to be ... Read More

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2009 Year in Review: Staff Picks

January 01, 2010

Of the nearly 2,200 horse health, care, management, and welfare news articles posted on TheHorse.com in 2009, which ones stood out to our editors? Here are their top picks:

Kimberly S. Brown (Editor/Publisher) Read More

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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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Horsemanship Group, Saddle Up Safely Campaign Working Together

November 05, 2009

The Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA), in support of the University of Kentucky Saddle Up Safely campaign, is waiving its fees for the CHA Instructor Certification Clinic... Read More

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Western Saddle Fit Study in Progress at New Mexico State University

October 26, 2009

The Agricultural Marketing group at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, N.M., has undertaken the first scientific saddle fit study of Western performance saddles. Using a force sensor array (FSA) pressure pad, which shows exactly how the... Read More

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Drivers Urged to Move Over for Safety

September 27, 2009

Trucks and horse trailers are large rigs that can be difficult to manuever in tight spaces, namely when hauling down the highway. USRider, the national provider of roadside emergency assistance for equestrians, urges motorists to move over when... Read More