Recent News for Breed-Specific Health Issues

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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

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Rachel Alexandra Still on Road to Recovery

March 12, 2013

Rachel Alexandra continues healing well following a March 7 procedure to drain an abscess. ... Read More

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California Authorities Seek Six Horses for EIA Testing

March 12, 2013

Six horses are sought for follow-up testing in connection with a study on EIA in racing Quarter Horses.... Read More

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Thoroughbred Racehorse Fatal Injury Rate Steady in 2012

March 08, 2013

Fatal injuries in North American Thoroughbred races stayed consistent at just under two per 1,000 starts. ... Read More

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Rachel Alexandra Doing Well After Doctors Drain Abscess

March 08, 2013

Rachel Alexandra was "bright and alert" March 7 after an abscess was discovered and drained that morning.... Read More

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TAA Accepting Accreditation Applications

March 06, 2013

Thoroughbred aftercare organizations can now apply for Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA) accreditation.... Read More

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Breeders' Cup Will Not Expand Furosemide Ban in 2013

March 04, 2013

As in 2012, Salix use is prohibited in Breeders' Cup races for 2-year-olds but allowed in all other races.... Read More

Tracks Protege, an OTTB who retired from Deleware Park, is owned by Allie Conrad  and ridden by Liza Horan.

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CANTER Transitions 1,000+ Ex-Racehorses in 2012

March 03, 2013

CANTER is celebrating a milestone year for transitioning ex-racehorses into second careers.... Read More