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North Dakota Mule Dies of West Nile Virus

August 09, 2016

The mule, located in Burleigh County, had not been vaccinated against the disease.... Read More

Dr. Thomas Wolff, president of the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Veterinary Commission, leads a 130-strong world-class team of veterinary experts, including leading surgeon Dr. Carlos Eduardo Veiga

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World Class Veterinary Care for Equine Olympic Athletes

August 09, 2016

Take a look inside equine veterinary care at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.... Read More

Australia leads both the team and individual rankings after Eventing cross-country at Deodoro Olympic Park thanks to a superb clear round from Christopher Burton and Santano ll.

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Aussies Lead After Olympic Eventing Cross-Country

August 09, 2016

Australia topped both the eventing team and individual rankings after cross-country concluded Monday. ... Read More

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Using 'Epiduroscopy' to Diagnose Back Pain in Horses

August 09, 2016

This approach involves inserting a video endoscope into the epidural space to visualize potentially painful lesions.... Read More

Aerial shots of the Olympic equestrian center at Deodoro taken at the beginning of July, prior to completion of the venue in time for the test event—the Aquece Rio (“Warm Up Rio”) International Horse Trials—which get underway on Aug. 6.

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Glanders: Are Equine Olympic Athletes at Risk?

August 09, 2016

While the deadly disease is endemic in Brazil, animal health authorities say the Rio Games' equestrian facility is safe.... Read More

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8 Horses at UC Davis Vet School Test Positive for Flu

August 08, 2016

The index case showed clinical signs of the respiratory disease after being admitted for an unrelated surgery.... Read More

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Best Alternatives to Daily Supplementation for Horses

August 08, 2016

What do you do if you can't get to the barn to supplement your horse every day? A nutritionist offers advice.... Read More

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Grants Offered to Help Horses Displaced by California Fire

August 08, 2016

An anonymous company is offering money to help cover feed and veterinary costs.... Read More

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Is Your Horse Ready to Learn?

August 08, 2016

Researchers found that some mental warm-up to prepare your horse to learn can go a long way toward effective training.... Read More

A solid ride by Ingrid Klimke maintained Team Germany's lead as eventing dressage came to a close.

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Germans Lead After Dressage in Olympic Eventing

August 07, 2016

A solid ride by Ingrid Klimke maintained team Germany's lead as eventing dressage drew to a close on Sunday.... Read More

Great Britain's William Fox-Pitt holds the lead in eventing with the 16-year-old stallion Chilli Morning.

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Fox-Pitt, Chilli Morning Lead Eventing After Dressage

August 07, 2016

The pair from Great Britain hold the lead on a score of 37. Germany leads the team competition with 122 points.... Read More

Much like human athletes, performance horses have special nutritional needs. And with all athletes, it’s important for diets to match activity and athletic level, to reach the highest level of achievement.

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6 Ways to Feed Performance Horses for Greater Achievement

August 07, 2016

Performance horses have special nutritional needs. Here are some tips on how to get the most out of your athlete's diet.... Read More

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Study: Young Foals can Learn Basic Handling Skills

August 07, 2016

Researchers found that training using learning theory principles can yield excellent results in weeks-old foals.... Read More

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Drink Up! Water Consumption in Horses

August 06, 2016

A lack of water in your horse's diet can have serious consequences. Here's what to remember.... Read More

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Pennsylvania Man Accused in Horse Beating Incident

August 06, 2016

The man is facing animal cruelty charges for allegedly striking a horse overburdened by the wagon load he was pulling.... Read More

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Cardiac Arrhythmias and Performance in Young Standardbreds

August 06, 2016

Horses with significant cardiac arrhythmias or ones found during multiple sessions might be less likely to race.... Read More

Sweden’s Frida Andersen (left) and Sarah Algotsson Ostholt (right) attracted the full attention of the photographers during today’s eventing first horse inspection at Deodoro Olympic Park in Rio de Janeiro.

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Eventing Horse Inspection Complete, Reserve Riders Called Up

August 05, 2016

Three team horses--one each from Germany, New Zealand, and Sweden--have been withdrawn; reserve horses will compete.... Read More

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Charges Against Virginia Horse Rescue Dropped

August 05, 2016

New Beginnings Horse Rescue operator Cassy Newell-Reed had been charged with three counts of misdemeanor animal cruelty.... Read More

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New York Horse Contracts West Nile Virus

August 05, 2016

The unvaccinated 8-year-old stallion from Cayuga County was euthanized on July 27.... Read More

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Prepurchase Exams: Not a Yes or No Answer

August 05, 2016

Learn what a buyer and veterinarian need to be aware of when conducting an equine prepurchase examination.... Read More

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Colorado Tests Positive for West Nile Virus

August 05, 2016

A horse in Weld County is the first confirmed case of WNV in a Colorado horse in 2016.... Read More

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Assessing Equine Welfare Objectively

August 05, 2016

The key is not to point out what is right or wrong, but what changes to make to improve horse and human welfare alike.... Read More

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Wild Horse, Burro Advisory Board to Meet in September

August 05, 2016

The meeting will take place Sept. 8-9 in Elko, Nevada, and will be live-streamed online.... Read More

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Can Owners Help Horses Achieve Weight Loss at Home?

August 05, 2016

Weight loss is possible in most situations, provided the owner remains actively involved in the nutrition program.... Read More

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Minnesota Confirms Second Equine WNV Case for 2016

August 04, 2016

The affected draft-cross stallion, residing in Mille Lacs County, is alive but showing neurologic signs of disease. ... Read More