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Where Did Horses' Extra Toes Go?

August 15, 2014

Researchers believe modern horses' "extra" toes either don't develop fully or disappear during development.... Read More

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How Do I Get My Horse to Respect Me?

August 14, 2014

Dr. Nancy Diehl shares how you can earn your horse's respect through consistent training. ... Read More

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EEE Confirmed in Eastern Ontario Horse

August 14, 2014

The 12-year old unvaccinated gelding was euthanized after developing fever and neurologic signs.... Read More

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Slow Crawl to Uniformity

August 14, 2014

The Blood-Horse's editor-in-chief shares thoughts on the path to racehorse medication uniformity.... Read More

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Additional VS Cases Reported in Texas, Colorado

August 14, 2014

Officials have quarantined additional premises after animals tested positive for vesicular stomatitis (VS).... Read More

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Trusts Help Provide Care for Horses when Owners Cannot

August 14, 2014

Take steps to ensure your horse receives proper care if you're unable to provide for them.... Read More

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Dietary Fat's Role in Equine Athletic Performance

August 14, 2014

Find out how horses' bodies use nutrients for athletic endeavors and why fat can benefit equine athletes.... Read More

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Brazilian Triple Crown Winner Being Treated for Laminitis

August 13, 2014

Bal A Bali is being treated by Dr. Weston Davis of Palm Beach Equine and Dr. Vern Dryden of Rood & Riddle.... Read More

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North Dakota Man Faces Probation Violation Charges

August 13, 2014

A man who pleaded guilty to maltreating more than 100 horses last year has violated terms of his probation.... Read More

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Lowndes County, Georgia, Horse Contracts EEE

August 13, 2014

The USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service says Georgia reported 25 equine EEE cases in 2013.... Read More

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Panel: Racehorse Welfare Tied to Cultural Change

August 13, 2014

Panelists say improvements in regard to horse health and welfare is closely tied to racing cultural changes.... Read More

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Rehabilitating Horses with Back Problems

August 13, 2014

Learn about methods, from stretches to massage, that can help horses suffering from back issues recover.... Read More

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Researchers Define Botulism Survival Rates in Adult Horses

August 12, 2014

Penn Vet researchers found that adult horses that retained the ability to stand had a 95% survival rate.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Barn Wear Splurges

August 12, 2014

Of the 1,138 respondents, 532 (47%) said they're most likely to splurge on riding boots. ... Read More

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Nunnery Joins Penn Vet as Large Animal Ophthalmologist

August 12, 2014

Catherine Nunnery, DVM, will begin seeing cases at the New Bolton Center on Sept. 3.... Read More

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USADA Chief: Independent Drug Testing Necessary

August 12, 2014

The USADA's head outlined how the organization could assist the Thoroughbred racing industry.... Read More

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How Do Different Saddles Impact Horses' Movement?

August 12, 2014

Researchers found that saddle type did not appear to impact movement in a group of Icelandic horses.... Read More

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How is a Caslick's Procedure Supposed to be Done in a Mare?

August 11, 2014

A reader seeks answers about a Caslick's procedure and how the area should be opened prior to foaling.... Read More

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Promoting Metabolic Wellness

August 11, 2014

Find out what you can do to help prevent your horse from developing equine metabolic syndrome or PPID.... Read More

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WEG and Welfare: Are They Compatible? Science Says Yes!

August 11, 2014

Our reporter wonders if competitions reach the borders of unethical, but top researchers say that's not so.... Read More

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Arizona Woman Accused of Maltreating Minis

August 11, 2014

A woman is facing charges in connection with allegedly maltreating more than 20 Miniature Horses.... Read More

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Jockey Club to Explore Federal Rules on Racehorse Drugs

August 11, 2014

The Jockey Club cited progress on adopting uniform medication rules, but will advocate for federal assistance.... Read More

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Study: Post-Exercise Snacks Benefit Horses

August 11, 2014

Allow exercised horses to eat and drink after cooling down to restore lost water and energy, researchers say.... Read More

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Lobbyist: Federal Drug Reform Action Unlikely

August 10, 2014

Lobbyist Greg Means believes federal action into horse racing medication reform is unlikely.... Read More

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Is Your Horse's Feed Safe for Him to Consume?

August 10, 2014

Feed milled at plants that produce other feeds with ionophores could contain a substance toxic to horses.... Read More