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A Window Into Your Horse's Sole

November 29, 2017

Does your horse have thin soles? Here's how to manage his feet to help keep him sound.... Read More

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Digital Foal Certificates to be Introduced in 2018

November 29, 2017

The Jockey Club will be using digital foal certificates to replace hard copies beginning with the 2018 foal crop.... Read More

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Are Peppermints Spoiling My Horse's Diet?

November 29, 2017

Will giving my horse peppermints offset the hard work we're doing to help her lose weight? ... Read More

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Horse Owners Face Animal Cruelty Charges After Traffic Crash

November 29, 2017

The owners were ordered to repair fencing the day before the crash that left a motorist injured and a horse dead.... Read More

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Boise Wild Horse Corral Reopens After Strangles Outbreak

November 29, 2017

About 75% of the horses at the facility contracted strangles, and all have fully recovered. ... Read More

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Poll Recap: Holiday Horse Care

November 28, 2017

Of the 783 respondents, 316 (40%) said they stay home during the holidays to care for their horses.... Read More

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Saddle Fit Conference to Take Place in December 2018

November 28, 2017

The program will focus on the latest research, from equine pain recognition to rider posture and equine biomechanics.... Read More

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Horses Saved From Vermont Barn Blaze

November 28, 2017

The property owner, neighbors, and fire crews removed all 40 horses from inside the burning structure safely.... Read More

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BLM Beginning Second Year of Conger Horse Gather, Study

November 28, 2017

The gather is part of a two-year study in which researchers are evaluating wild horse behavior and ecology.... Read More

A sarcoid is a nonmalignant but locally aggressive tumor most often seen on the head, belly, groin, and legs. The most common are verrucous, with a warty look, or fibroblastic, which resembles proud flesh. Bovine papilloma virus (BPV) is probably a causative factor in sarcoids, and a 2010 study of 222 horses at the University Equine Clinic of Bern identified a possible genetic basis for sarcoid development in horses as well.

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Is Time the Best Treatment for Some Equine Sarcoids?

November 28, 2017

In a recent study nearly half the small sarcoids found on young horses regressed on their own over several years.... Read More

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Your Obese Horse or Pony is Costing You Money

November 28, 2017

Study results suggest caretakers spend nearly $435 more annually managing obese equids compared to their nonobese ones.... Read More

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Corolla Wild Horse Fund Executive Officer Resigns

November 28, 2017

The fund manages a herd of approximately 120 horses that roam the northernmost Currituck Outer Banks of North Carolina.... Read More

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Butler County, Pennsylvania, Horse Tests Positive for EHV

November 27, 2017

A dressage barn and a small private facility are under quarantine as the affected horse recovers.... Read More

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EIA Confirmed in Havelock, Quebec, Horse

November 27, 2017

The affected horse was tested prior to being moved to a new premises, officials said. The animal is now quarantined.... Read More

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Senate Calls for 'Politically Viable' Wild Horse Solutions

November 27, 2017

The Senate's proposed 2018 budget bill calls for the DOI to explore "politically viable" wild horse management options.... Read More

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Louisiana Man Charged in Horse Thefts

November 27, 2017

Authorities credited the stolen horses' identifying tattoos with their ability to trace the animals.... Read More

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Equine Weight Loss Mysteries

November 27, 2017

How to unravel the reason behind your horse's head-scratching weight loss.... Read More

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Researchers: Sensors Can Help Improve Rider Aids

November 27, 2017

Understanding the biomechanics of cues from a rider's legs, seat, and hands could improve horse welfare, scientists say.... Read More

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Winter Horse Feeding: Ration Balancer Feeds and Supplements

November 26, 2017

Learn the difference between ration balancer feeds and supplements and how they benefit horses when pastures are scarce.... Read More

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AAEP Foundation Establishes Equine Research Endowment

November 26, 2017

The endowment is funded in part by a donation from the late Dr. Michelle LeBlanc's estate.... Read More

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Reseeding Success: Improving Pastures Through Renovations

November 26, 2017

Completely re-establishing pastures might sound daunting, but can result in healthier grass and more forage for horses.... Read More

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Virginia Owners, AAEP Foundation Create Scholarship

November 25, 2017

Renee and John Grisham and the AAEP Foundation awarded $5,000 scholarships to five equine veterinary students. ... Read More

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UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Jamie Norris

November 25, 2017

Norris is studying apicomplexan parasites, specifically Sarcocystis neurona, EPM's primary causative agent.... Read More

Comparing parts left-to-right is key to interpreting images, with the horse as its own control.

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Equine Thermography

November 25, 2017

Thermography is a noninvasive, safe, and cost-effective diagnostic imaging tool used in equine health care.... Read More

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Dr. Harry Werner Named AAEP Distinguished Life Member

November 24, 2017

The award honors an AAEP member who has made outstanding contributions to the association throughout their career.... Read More