Recent News for Breed-Specific Health Issues

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Preventing Developmental Orthopedic Disease through Nutrition

July 29, 2009

Developmental orthopedic disease can rob a young horse of his future as a sound athlete. ... Read More

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Neurologic EHV-1 Reported in Pennsylvania

July 24, 2009

Four horses stabled in Allegheny County, Pa., have been euthanized after developing neurologic signs consistent with equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1), according to a statement circulated by the Animal Health Emergency Management and Information... Read More

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TheHorse.com en Español: Furosemida Previene HPIE en Estudio Nuevo

July 23, 2009

This is one of a series of articles translated as part of our partnership with A Caballo, an equine publication based in Mexico, and Jorge... Read More

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Registering a Thoroughbred Foal? Remember Retirement Program

July 23, 2009

The majority of Thoroughbred registration applications were recently mailed to the breeders fo 2009 live foals. The Jockey Club is reminding owners and breeders that they can contribute to the post-racing care of Thoroughbreds through a voluntar... Read More

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CEM Study: Antibiotic-Treated Semen Can Reduce Transmission Risk

July 19, 2009

Researchers at the Gluck Equine Research Center will publish a study this fall on contagious equine metritis (CEM), a sexually transmitted disease in horses. Stallions are asymptomatic carriers of Taylorella equigenitalis, the causative agen... Read More

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Science Proves What Jockeys Know: Posture Matters

July 18, 2009

Over a century after a Yankee Doodle jockey revolutionized how racehorses are ridden, scientists are figuring out why a jockey's posture speeds up the horse.

Nope, it's not wind resistance. That tough balancing crouch saves the horse som... Read More

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WCVM Student's Horse Anatomy Project Goes Live

July 16, 2009

When Dane Tatarniuk began his summer research project in 2008, the second-year veterinary student wasn't expecting to play a role in developing a minimally-invasive surgical technique... Read More

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Parasite Resistance Live Q&A on TheHorse.com

July 14, 2009

Have questions about parasite resistance and how to manage it on your farm?

On Tuesday, July 14, at 8 p.m. EDT, TheHorse.com will host a live question and answer session with Martin... Read More

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Funny Cide Hits the Road

July 13, 2009

Kentucky Derby winner Funny Cide, currently a resident of the Hall of Champions at the Kentucky Horse Park, expanded his résumé Saturday when he traveled to Ellis Park Race Track in Henderson, Ky.

The track star and ambassador found a new... Read More

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Detecting Tapeworms, Reducing Resistance through 'Diagnostic Deworming'

July 12, 2009

Diagnostic deworming of horses with anti-tapeworm drugs could play an important role in reducing resistance to antiparasitic drugs, report veterinarians from Japan and North America.

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Commentary: Horse Health Research Needs Funding

July 09, 2009

Research is an important, but not always visible, part of the horse industry. Basic research is often conducted in laboratories away from horse farms and racetracks. However, results from basic research are frequently the starting point for... Read More

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Thoroughbred Identification Service Enhanced by Jockey Club

July 08, 2009

Owners and equine rescue groups with unidentified Thoroughbreds that sport lip tattoos now have access to free identification services provided by the Jockey Club.

Unveiled in April, the free tattoo lookup service allows horse owners and... Read More

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Sarcoids, Pain Management Among WCVM Horse Research Studies

July 08, 2009

The Western College of Veterinary Medicine's Equine Health Research Fund (EHRF) has allocated a total of $69,000 to five new equine health research projects--all of which cover topics of vital importance for researchers and for horse owners.... Read More

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Equine ER Book Now Available

July 07, 2009

Readers can now take a behind-the-scenes tour of one of the leading equine veterinary hospitals with the release of Equine ER: Stories From a Year in the Life of an Equine Veterinary Hospital. Published by Eclipse Press, the book captures th... Read More

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Equine Herpesvirus Myeloencephalopathy Resources Available

July 06, 2009

A 74-page report on equine herpesvirus myeloencephalopathy (EHM), for which equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) has been identified as a causative agent, was released by the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services, Centers for Epidemiology and... Read More

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New Strangles Vaccine Research in Progress

July 06, 2009

There are about 150,000 horses in Montana, about one-sixth the number of people living in the state. Whether they are used for pleasure riding, racing, ranching, or hunting, all of these horses are susceptible to strangles.

"Most horses wil... Read More

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'Welfare of the Horse' Forum Available on H-SPAN

July 05, 2009

On June 16 the American Horse Council held "The Welfare of the Horse" forum in Washington, D.C. The Forum, sponsored by Luitpold, was held as part of the AHC's National Issues Forum and featured speakers from segments of the horse community as... Read More

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Horse Farms Damaged in Ice Storm Will Not Receive USDA Aid

July 01, 2009

Dozens of Central Kentucky horse farms that suffered significant damage from a January ice storm will not receive any relief from the USDA due to the wording in the agency's... Read More

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Broodmare's Laminitis Battle Aided by Volunteer Vet

July 01, 2009

After more time at Shawhan, Halo Silver's left foot improved, but the right foot became even worse and she was in considerable pain. The options were clear for Blowe: euthanasia or removing the entire hoof wall in order to stop the pinching.... Read More

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International Equine Disease Report, First Quarter 2009

June 30, 2009

The International Collating Centre, Newmarket, England, and other sources reported the following disease outbreaks:

Contagious equine metritis (CEM) was confirmed on four premises in France. In December 2008, four stallions (three Quarter... Read More

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Racehorse Medication Policies to be Focus of Jockey Club Speech

June 30, 2009

The need for international harmonization of racehorse medication rules will be the topic of the keynote address at The Jockey Club's 57th annual Round Table Conference on Matters Pertaining to Racing. Louis Romanet, chairman of the International... Read More

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Study: Exercise-Induced Pulmonary Hemorrhage Prevented by Furosemide

June 29, 2009

Furosemide does more than enhance performance in Thoroughbred racehorses; it also has beneficial effects on the health and welfare of those horses, the American Veterinary Medical Association announced in a statement regarding a study to be... Read More

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Hoof Anatomy Video Released by Racehorse Safety Group

June 29, 2009

A free educational video that examines the physiology of the equine hoof and demonstrates proper care and shoeing techniques is now available. "The Hoof: Inside and Out" is offered online and as DVD by the Shoeing and Hoof Care Committee of the... Read More

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Racehorse All Smiles Recovering After Serious Injury

June 27, 2009

Veterinarians at New Bolton Center in Kennett Square, Pa. are cautiously optimistic that All Smiles, who broke down near the finish line of the June 20 Obeah Stakes (gr. III) at Delaware Park, will make a full recovery, the mare's owner said Jun... Read More

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'Rachel' Gallops, All Set For Mother Goose

June 27, 2009

Preakness (gr. I) and Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) winner Rachel Alexandra galloped about a mile and a quarter on Belmont's fast main track early June 26, well in advance of a 9:30 a.m. EDT downpour.

Today racing's hottest star will be a... Read More