Recent News for Breed-Specific Health Issues

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Lil Ruf Peppy Becomes a Three Million Dollar Sire

January 18, 2014

Lil Ruf Peppy is the National Reining Horse Association's ninth Three Million Dollar Sire.... Read More

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Top N.Y.-bred Dancin' Renee Dies at Old Friends

January 15, 2014

The 22-year-old Thoroughbred mare lost a long battle with laminitis and was euthanized Jan. 11.... Read More

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Irish Star St Nicholas Abbey Dies From Colic

January 14, 2014

Champion Irish racehorse St Nicholas Abbey died the morning of Jan. 14 due to complications from colic.... Read More

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Old Friends Retiree Sunshine Forever Dies

January 08, 2014

The 29-year-old stallion was discovered in his paddock at dawn on Jan. 7; a necropsy will be performed.... Read More

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Old Friends Retiree Patton Euthanized

January 07, 2014

The 23-year-old stallion had been at a clinic for several days for diagnostic tests and medical care.... Read More

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Transporting Mares and Foals

December 23, 2013

Avoid problems when traveling with a mare and foal with these tips from researchers, vets, and horsemen.... Read More

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Michigan Man Charged for Allegedly Maltreating DNR Donkey

December 12, 2013

The allegedly neglected donkey was one of three residing at one property; the others allegedly died.... Read More

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Court Says AQHA can Delay Clone Registrations

December 04, 2013

The AQHA can delay registering clones until the association's appeal of an earlier court ruling is decided. ... Read More

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Feeding a Senior Hinny

December 02, 2013

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

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Researchers Study Connemara Hoof Wall Separation Syndrome

November 30, 2013

The recently discovered hoof condition can strike Connemara ponies down before they reach weanling age.... Read More

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Utah Man Accuses AQHA of Anti-Trust Violations

November 23, 2013

The Quarter Horse trainer alleges the AQHA violated anti-trust laws by preventing him from earning a living. ... Read More

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Healthy working donkeys enjoy some time off by the roadside in Nyahururu, Kenya.

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Workshop Aims to Reduce Disease Impact on Working Equids

November 15, 2013

Delegates will try to find ways to reduce impact of diseases on working equids.... Read More

The tallest living horse is Big Jake, a Belgian gelding, who measured 20 hands, 2.75 inches, without shoes, at Smokey Hollow Farms in Poynette, Wis., on Jan. 19, 2010.

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Equine World Records Reviewed

November 14, 2013

TheHorse.com staff has collected a sampling of some of the most interesting horse-related world records.... Read More

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New Bolton Center, TERF Announce Scholarships Awards

November 13, 2013

Two Penn Vet students received scholarships from the Thoroughbred Education and Research Foundation (TERF). ... Read More

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Arkansas Awarded Leading Thoroughbred Award

November 12, 2013

The award is open to all Thoroughbreds competing at the National Horse Show. ... Read More

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Poll Recap: Draft Horse Fans

November 05, 2013

Of the 737 voters, the majority (58%) indicated that they own or have owned a draft horse or draft-cross.... Read More

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Scientists Work to Save Persian Onager from Extinction

November 02, 2013

Researchers recently accepted the challenge of producing onager foals via artificial insemination. ... Read More

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AQHA Asks Court to Stay Clone Registrations

October 25, 2013

The AQHA has asked a federal court to stay clone registrations pending the outcome of an appeal.... Read More

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Parasite Egg Shedding on Central Kentucky Horse Farms

October 25, 2013

Study data showed the benefit of establishing strongyle egg counts to determine the need for treatment.... Read More

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AQHF Announces Funding for 2013-14 Equine Research Projects

October 13, 2013

The American Quarter Horse Foundation (AQHF) has announced their 2013-14 equine research grant recipients. ... Read More

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BHA Looks Ahead to IFHA Debate on Anabolic Steroids

October 04, 2013

The BHA supports the introduction of a minimum standard for anabolic steroid across racing nations.... Read More

Researchers believe the revived quagga, seen here in a London zoo in 1870, could offer scientists some exciting equine research opportunities.

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Extinct Zebra Subspecies Could Aid Equine Research

September 21, 2013

This revived species could offer scientists some exciting equine research opportunities.... Read More

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UC Davis to Host Donkey Welfare Symposium

September 20, 2013

Goals of the symposium are to improve participants' knowledge of donkey behavior, physiology, and more.... Read More

Approximately 80% of gray horses will develop melanomas by the time they’re 15 years old. These skin growths are malignant tumors usually located near the anus, vulva, sheath, penis, ears, salivary glands, and underside of the tail.

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Melanoma Risk in Gray Quarter Horses Studied

September 20, 2013

Gray Quarter Horses could be less susceptible to melanomas compared to grays of other breeds.... Read More

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Mules Rule Over Horses, Donkeys in Spatial Cognition Tests

September 16, 2013

Mules appear to have a faster capacity to navigate around objects than horses and donkeys, researchers say.... Read More