Recent News for Breed-Specific Health Issues

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

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Thoroughbred Showcase Features Retired Racers

August 29, 2013

Washington's Thoroughbred Showcase, featuring 30+ former racehorses, will be held Aug. 31 at Emerald Downs.... Read More

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Judge: Registry Must Accept Quarter Horse Clones

August 15, 2013

Judge Mary Lou Robinson said she will sign an order requiring the AQHA to register cloned animals.... Read More

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Commentary: Avoiding the Edge

August 07, 2013

What could a recent Texas ruling about registering horse-clones with the AQHA mean for Thoroughbred breeders?... Read More

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Poll Recap: Mini Matters

July 30, 2013

Of the 705 respondents, 49% (374 voters) said they own or have owned a Miniature Horse.... Read More

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Thoroughbred Stallion Unbridled's Song Euthanized

July 26, 2013

He was euthanized due to an inoperable mass in multiple sinus cavities and around his optic nerves. ... Read More

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Maximizing Mini Health

July 01, 2013

Miniature Horses might be small, but their health needs are just as sizable as their full-sized counterparts.... Read More

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HSUS Receives Grant to Help Wild Burros

June 27, 2013

The HSUS has received a five-year $760,000 grant to help promote the protection of wild burros.... Read More

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Osteochondrosis in Yearlings and Future Racing Performance

June 05, 2013

The number and severity of lesions present could impact a horse's future racing performance.... Read More

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TAA Accredits First Three Aftercare Facilities

May 08, 2013

The facilities are now able to receive financial support from the TAA for the care of retired Thoroughbreds.... Read More

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Texas A&M Drug Testing Lab to Seek A2LA Accreditation

May 08, 2013

The accreditation is designed to meet Association of Racing Commissioners International guidelines.... Read More

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Endoscopic Evaluations in Exercising Thoroughbred Yearlings

May 07, 2013

Vets evaluated the potential application of dynamic endoscopy when examining Thoroughbred yearlings.... Read More

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Caring for the Disciplines: Racing

May 04, 2013

It takes careful conditioning and management to keep any racehorse in tip-top shape.... Read More

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Famed Thoroughbred Stallion Storm Cat Dies at Age 30

April 24, 2013

Storm Cat was euthanized April 24 due to complications from infirmities of old age. ... Read More

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Caring for the Budweiser Clydesdales

April 23, 2013

Find out how the Budweiser Clydesdales stay in top shape while traveling frequently.... Read More

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NYTHA Establishes Equine Retirement Program

April 16, 2013

The NYTHA has launched a retirement program for Thoroughbreds stabled at New York Racing Association tracks. ... Read More

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Castrated and Confused

April 04, 2013

Is it normal to have a gelding burro, not just mount, but actually try to mate with a jenny? ... Read More

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Zenyatta Foals Tapit Colt

April 02, 2013

Zenyatta produced her second foal, a colt by Tapit, on her birthday, April 1. ... Read More

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Rachel Alexandra Returns to Stonestreet Farm

March 26, 2013

Rachel Alexandra was released from Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital and returned home to Stonestreet Farm today.... Read More

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Equine Aftercare Organization Adds Directors

March 19, 2013

The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance announced that four additional individuals will serve as directors. ... Read More

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Penn National Race Course Working for Horse Adoption

March 16, 2013

The track's simulcast feed will run informational slots featuring retired racehorses available for adoption.... Read More

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Grayson-Jockey Club to Fund 12 New Projects in 2013

March 15, 2013

The Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation approved funding of 12 new projects in 2013. ... Read More