Recent News for Breed-Specific Health Issues

Di Arbuthnot, chairman of IFAR and chief executive of Retraining of Racehorses, said, "We all have a shared responsibility for the welfare of racehorses, which extends beyond the track.”

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Advocates Stress Responsibility at Racehorse Aftercare Forum

May 19, 2017

Advocates emphasized owner responsibility and humane treatment and shared insights on racehorse retirement programs.... Read More

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AQHA Executive Committee Approves Welfare Recommendations

May 18, 2017

Recommendations include adding to the forbidden drugs or substances list, creating educational efforts, and more.... Read More

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2017 TIP Noncompetition Award Applications Available

April 28, 2017

Applications for the Thoroughbred of the Year and Young Rider of the Year awards are due June 30.... Read More

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New Vocations Named TCA Award of Merit Recipient

April 16, 2017

New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program was founded in 1992 to help transition retired racehorses into second careers. ... Read More

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Do Radiographs Change as Weanlings Grow to Yearlings?

April 05, 2017

Many of the abnormalities researchers evaluated in weanling X rays improve by the time the horse was a yearling.... Read More

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Study Reveals Working Donkey Pain Behavior

March 16, 2017

Researchers have confirmed that donkeys have far more subtle ways of expressing pain than horses.... Read More

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Stifle Abnormalities in Young Thoroughbreds

March 03, 2017

Early diagnosis could allow vets to implement management strategies, such as restricted exercise, that promote healing.... Read More

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AAEP Publishes Guidelines for Race Day Injury Management

March 02, 2017

The guidelines provide protocols for appropriate preparation for, response to, and management of on-track injuries.... Read More

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2017 Thoroughbred Makeover Accepts Entries From 578 Trainers

February 07, 2017

Trainers will compete for their share of $100,000 in prize money when the event takes place Oct. 5-8..... Read More

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NYSGC Releases Racehorse Aftercare Video

January 26, 2017

As of Feb. 1 owners and trainers seeking to race horses in New York must view the video for licensure.... Read More

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Jockey Club TIP Increases Shows and Offerings in 2017

January 22, 2017

TIP will offer awards and classes for Thoroughbreds at more than 1,000 shows in 42 states and six Canadian provinces.... Read More

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AHF Funds Arabian Horse Research Projects

January 18, 2017

The Arabian Horse Foundation is funding research on juvenile idiopathic epilepsy and occipitoatlantoaxial malformation.... Read More

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New Vocations Opens Facility in New York

January 12, 2017

Trainer Leandra Cooper will spearhead the training and adoption operations at October Hill Farm, in Fort Edward.... Read More

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The State of the Microchip

January 10, 2017

More horse organizations are requiring owners to use this identification technology.... Read More

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Secretariat Center Places Record Number of Horses in 2016

January 07, 2017

The Kentucky-based organization placed 62 retired Thoroughbred racehorses in new homes for second careers.... Read More

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Researchers Review Types of Tumors Found in Donkeys

December 23, 2016

Donkeys are commonly diagnosed with sarcoids. Other common horse tumors, however, are not prevalent in donkeys.... Read More

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Genetic Mutation Behind Albino Donkeys Pinpointed

December 15, 2016

A missense mutation is behind the donkeys' lack of pigmentation, researchers learned.... Read More

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New York Mandates Continuing Education for Trainers

December 14, 2016

Thoroughbred trainers must obtain annual continuing education in equine health, welfare, and safety, among other topics.... Read More

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Where We Stand With Shivers

December 09, 2016

Learn the latest about this puzzling neuromuscular disease. ... Read More

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Applications Open for 2017 Thoroughbred Makeover

December 07, 2016

The event will take place Oct. 5-8, 2017, at the Kentucky Horse Park.... Read More

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AAEP Lavin Cup Awarded to Michael Blowen

December 07, 2016

Michael Blowen is an advocate of racehorse aftercare and founder of Old Friends Thoroughbred retirement center.... Read More

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Improving the Standard Tieback Technique

November 22, 2016

Surgeons have honed a new approach to correct airway collapse in horses. ... Read More

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Horses at Work: Lifestyles of Working and Service Horses

November 14, 2016

Horses that plow, heal, or protect have distinctly different lifestyles than the average riding horse.... Read More

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How Old is My Pony?

September 14, 2016

I have a pony who is a rescue, and I have no idea how old he is. How can I estimate his age? ... Read More

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Feeding a Senior Hinny

September 07, 2016

My 30-year-old hinny is losing weight. How can I help him regain his weight without causing him harm?... Read More