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The Equine Industry's Top Welfare Issues

December 22, 2015

A rundown of equine welfare issues currently plaguing the U.S. industry and what's being done to address them. ... Read More

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BLM Seeks Comment on Sulphur Wild Horse Gather EA

December 21, 2015

The assessment includes a proposal to remove excess wild horses and apply fertility control over a 10-year period.... Read More

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Congress Passes Three-Year Tax Depreciation for Racehorses

December 21, 2015

Congress passed important tax incentives for horse owners as part of comprehensive budget and tax legislation.... Read More

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61st Convention Goes Down as Second Largest in AAEP History

December 21, 2015

Nearly 7,400 veterinary professionals, students, exhibitors, and guests attended the convention in Las Vegas, Nevada.... Read More

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Breaking Down Body Condition

December 21, 2015

Assess your horse's body condition regularly so you can adjust his diet accordingly and identify potential problems.... Read More

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Sugars and Peppermints: Not Safe Treats for All Horses

December 20, 2015

Horses with certain health conditions should skip sweet treats. Find out if your horse is one.... Read More

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Kentucky Ag Economy Slumps in 2015

December 20, 2015

Still, the equine market held the gains it made the last few years, with Thoroughbred sale stats improving slightly.... Read More

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Head Tack Mechanics

December 20, 2015

Bridles, reins, and martingales serve a variety of biomechanics functions. Here's what you should know.... Read More

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UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Christine Latham

December 19, 2015

Latham is researching amino acid supplementation's effects on whole body and muscle protein synthesis in aged horses.... Read More

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Understanding Round and Square Bale Hay for Horses, Part 1

December 19, 2015

In this two-part series, we'll explore the two bale types and how to best utilize each. Here we'll look at round bales.... Read More

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Long-Toe, Low-Heel Hooves: Let Them Grow Naturally?

December 18, 2015

Would a horse with long-toed, low-heeled conformation benefit from allowing their hooves to grow out naturally? ... Read More

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Stop the Mugging! Using Treats in Equine Training

December 18, 2015

My trainer says feeding my horse treats has caused his poor ground manners. Should I stop?... Read More

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UK's READ Club Focuses on Equine Research

December 18, 2015

The club is designed to provide undergrads with a way to interact with researchers and learn about current research.... Read More

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UK Ag Equine Programs Unveils New Website

December 18, 2015

The updated website launch coincides with UK Ag Equine Programs' 10th anniversary.... Read More

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Senior Horse Dental Health

December 18, 2015

When your older horse's pearly whites are past their prime, keep an eye out for signs of specific problems. ... Read More

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AAEP Convention Day 4: Do or Die in a Day

December 17, 2015

Our veterinary-reporter on the ground shares tidbits from AAEP Day 4.... Read More

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2016 U.S. Omnibus Bill Denies Horsemeat Inspections

December 17, 2015

The bill includes a provision that forbids funding of horsemeat inspections at horse processing plants.... Read More

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Two UK Venture Studio Bootcamp Teams Earn Top Awards

December 17, 2015

Two teams with an equine focus recently earned top awards during a local contest for startup pitches.... Read More

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The Grass Guide: Smooth Bromegrass

December 17, 2015

Smooth bromegrass is a common pasture and hay grass in the northern United States and Canada.... Read More

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Taking a Bite Out of Cribbing

December 17, 2015

Find out what researchers have learned in recent years about this annoying and destructive habit.... Read More

One method of hoof crack repair includes the use of wiring, screws, and patching materials.

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Hoof Cracks: Types and Treatment

December 16, 2015

Whether big or small, these hoof wall imperfections all require prompt repair and stabilization.... Read More

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Sudden Conformation Change in an Aged Mare

December 16, 2015

A vet weighs in on what might cause a well-conformed senior mare to become over at the knee and fall during a ride.... Read More

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Illinois Group Adopts Retirement Plan for County Horse Herds

December 16, 2015

The ordinance allows retired horses to be rehomed or for the district to keep and maintain the retired animals.... Read More

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Oklahoma Police Probe Fatal Horse Stabbing

December 16, 2015

A police report indicated that an owner reported finding her horse covered with blood and dead in a stall on Dec. 14.... Read More

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Understanding the Equine Immune System

December 16, 2015

This important protective system is extremely complex. Here's a rundown of how your horse's immune responses function.... Read More