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New York Agencies Combine to Battle Animal Cruelty

June 09, 2017

Nassau County agencies established a coalition to investigate and prosecute animal crimes more efficiently.... Read More

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Forest Officials Investigating Salt River Foal Death

June 09, 2017

A foal was found dead two days after being picked up and held by a Tonto National Forest visitor.... Read More

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What's New in Equine Parasite Control?

June 08, 2017

Learn the most up-to-date information about when and how to deworm your horses. ... Read More

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Time to Ride's Fourth 'Meet a Horse Day' Set for July 22

June 08, 2017

Equine professionals nationwide will work to help new enthusiasts meet a horse for the very first time. ... Read More

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How Horse Genetics Relate to Equestrian Disciplines

June 08, 2017

A scientific basis behind breeding can allow for more informed decisions as horse breeding and equestrian sports evolve.... Read More

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FEI Tribunal Finds Irish Show Jumper Guilty of Horse Abuse

June 07, 2017

Kevin Thornton was found guilty of abusing the horse Flogas Sunset Cruise, who died at Cagnes-sur-Mer on Oct. 10, 2016.... Read More

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California Approves Third-Party Furosemide Administration

June 07, 2017

The rule changes are expected to go into effect at all California tracks by Dec. 26.... Read More

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AAEP Issues Statement on Horseracing Integrity Act

June 06, 2017

The organization opposes the current legislation because it would eliminate the use of race-day furosemide.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Horses and Water Crossings

June 06, 2017

Of the 820 respondents, 396 (48%) said they are confident that their horses would cross water. ... Read More

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An Ethogram for Ridden Horse Facial Expressions of Pain

June 06, 2017

Researchers said the ethogram allowed an assessor to differentiate between clinically lame and sound horses.... Read More

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Enhanced Security Protocols for 2017 Belmont Stakes Entries

June 06, 2017

Policies include publishing daily vet records of all medications and treatments given to horses leading up to the race.... Read More

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Top Tweets From the 2017 Equine Science Society Symposium

June 05, 2017

We've collected tweets and take-homes from the 2017 Equine Science Society Symposium. Take a look!... Read More

Jason Peters, RVT, RLAT, a technician in the hospital’s diagnostic imaging service, recently created a new CT table that will improve how scans on horses are performed.

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UC Davis Develops New Carbon Fiber CT Table for Horses

June 05, 2017

Performing a CT scan on a horse used to take nearly a dozen technicians, but the new table simplifies the process.... Read More

Dr. Wayne McIlwraith tosses a horseshoe into a foundational pillar hole at the groundbreaking of the C. Wayne McIlwraith Translational Medicine Institute. His wife, Dr. Nancy Goodman, looks on.

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Translational Medicine Institute launched at CSU

June 05, 2017

Officials estimate that the C. Wayne McIlwraith Translational Medicine Institute will open its doors in late fall 2018.... Read More

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2017 U.S. Horse Industry Economic Study Launches June 5

June 05, 2017

The American Horse Council Foundation is distributing the survey link online. The last study took place in 2005.... Read More

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AYHC Invites Proposals for 2018 Symposium Presentations

June 04, 2017

Organizers of the annual youth-focused horse industry conference will give preference to interactive workshops.... Read More

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Law Students Seek to Stop Montreal Rodeo

June 04, 2017

A group of law students in Canada have asked the courts to forbid a rodeo on grounds that the event is cruel to animals.... Read More

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Study: Spotted Horse Coats Lost Luster in Middle Ages

June 04, 2017

In the Middle Ages sorrel horses outnumbered all other coat colors, with bay and black following close behind.... Read More

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Join TheHorse.com's Newsletter Scavenger Hunt

June 03, 2017

Participate in TheHorse.com's newsletter scavenger hunt June 5-9 for a chance to win prizes!... Read More

"Knight Heir is an 18-year-old Saddlebred gelding, who, 13 years after we met, is still afraid of his own shadow," said Sarah Erush. "He's not afraid of any kind of vehicle, traffic, power tools, large machinery, or any kind of human hustle and bustle, unlike many spooky horses. However, nature absolutely sets him over the edge. Birds, squirrels, rabbits, groundhogs, deer, wind in the trees, rain, sleet or snow in his face, spooky sounds at night, or frankly, the complete unknown."

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Don't Spook! Contest: Editors' Picks

June 03, 2017

Readers submitted photos and stories of different things that spook their horses. ... Read More

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AAEP Equine Colic Research Symposium Slated for July

June 03, 2017

The event is held every three years and focuses on new innovations in colic care.... Read More

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Stolen Rescue Horse Returned in Texas

June 03, 2017

Reynolds, the 6-year-old bay gelding, went missing May 28. ... Read More

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IFAR Attendees Look for Racehorse Aftercare Solutions

June 02, 2017

Advocates shared options to support OTTBs. Speakers included U.S Team rider Boyd Martin and RRP founder Stuart Pittman.... Read More

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Surpass Available After Two-Year Absence

June 02, 2017

The non-steroidal anti-inflammatory cream is FDA-approved for use in horses with osteoarthritis. ... Read More

Fans selected this photo, submitted by Sarah Borns, as our Don't Spook! photo contest winner.

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TheHorse.com Announces Don't Spook! Contest Winner

June 02, 2017

TheHorse.com Facebook fans selected Sarah Borns' photo as the overall winner of the Don't Spook! contest.... Read More