Horse Industry News

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BLM Off-Range Facilities Inefficient, OIG Finds

November 04, 2016

The OIG also says the off-range facility use is noncompliant with some federal regulations and lacks strategic planning,... Read More

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EHV Confirmed in Los Angeles County, California

November 04, 2016

Two Saddlebred horses tested positive for the non-neuropathogenic strain. One of the horses has been euthanized. ... Read More

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UHC Releases 2017 Operation Gelding Policies

November 04, 2016

The UHC voted in June 2016 to expand the Operation Gelding program by offering up to $100 per horse gelded.... Read More

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Does Electric Fencing Stress Horses?

November 04, 2016

Electric fencing might not cause horses extra stress, but most stay farther away from an electric fence than a wood one.... Read More

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North Carolina to Host 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games

November 03, 2016

The 2018 World Equestrian Games will be held Sept. 10-23 at the Tryon International Equestrian Center.... Read More

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Jockey Club TIP Introduces Recreational Riding Program

November 03, 2016

The program is designed for Thoroughbred owners who spend most of their time outside of the show ring.... Read More

Commentary

Behavior Contest Winner: An Obsessive Licker

November 02, 2016

Our "Why Does My Horse Do That?" winner wants to know why her mare's buddy licks the mare after meals.... Read More

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UC Davis Veterinary Hospital Welcomes New Farrier

November 02, 2016

Shane Westman, APF, is a lifelong horseman and has worked as a farrier for 23 years.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Managing Working Horses

November 01, 2016

Of the 258 respondents, 49 (19%) said they manage horses in a lesson program, dude string, or riding program. ... Read More

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Louisiana Man Accused of Horse Theft

November 01, 2016

Jonas Gibson is accused of stealing at least three racehorses.... Read More

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New York Horse Shooter Sentenced

November 01, 2016

Robert Webster Jr. will serve a prison term and pay restitution to the owner of the horse that died after being shot.... Read More

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2016 Thoroughbred Makeover Wraps Up

November 01, 2016

This year's America's Most Wanted Thoroughbred was Fairway King, trained and ridden by Lauren Turner.... Read More

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AAEP On Call Vets to Assist at 2016 Breeders' Cup Races

November 01, 2016

Drs. Scott Palmer and Alan Ruggles will provide timely health reports regarding the equine athletes in each race.... Read More

Chantel Hooks' horse found this pumpkin decoration particularly spooky.

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Your Horse Spooked at What?

October 31, 2016

What spooks your horse? Here are some horses' scariest encounters, as told by our readers. ... Read More

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Drivers: Watch for Wild Horses, Burros During Low Visibility

October 31, 2016

Wild horses and burros wandering into the road can create safety hazards as daylight saving time comes to an end.... Read More

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Vermont Horse Shooter Arrested, Charged

October 31, 2016

Quinton Clayton is facing multiple charges for allegedly shooting and killing a Quarter Horse with a bow and arrow.... Read More

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Necropsies Teaching About Catastrophic Racehorse Injuries

October 31, 2016

Researchers are making steady progress toward understanding catastrophic fractures and, ultimately, how to prevent them.... Read More

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Registration Open for Equine Reproductive Diseases Symposium

October 30, 2016

The Reproductive Diseases in Horses Symposium will take place Nov. 19 in Lexington, Kentucky.... Read More

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Research on Streptococcus in Horses Reviewed

October 30, 2016

Decades of studies have shown scientists numerous differences between S. equi and S. zooepidemicus.... Read More

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duPont Scott Equine Medical Center Gets High-Def CT Scanner

October 28, 2016

The new unit allows veterinarians to perform high-definition CT scans on standing or recumbent (lying down) horses.... Read More

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AVA Welcomes Hendra Vaccine Recommendations

October 28, 2016

The Queensland, Australia, parliament has determined that the Hendra vaccine is safe and effective.... Read More

Blog

Two Very Different Racehorses

October 27, 2016

Stephanie shares the stories of two off-track Thoroughbreds in her life. Who is your favorite OTTB, and why?... Read More

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Yoho Urges Soring Rule Approval Before Administration Change

October 27, 2016

Representative Ted Yoho (R-FL) is the primary sponsor of the Prevent All Soring Tactics Act in the current Congress.... Read More

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Equine Guelph Conducting Ontario Racing Industry Survey

October 27, 2016

The survey is focused on racehorse health and well-being to direct future research and programs for the industry.... Read More

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BLM to Gather Horses at Owyhee Complex Starting Nov. 1

October 27, 2016

The BLM will gather horses from the Owyhee, Little Owyhee, and Rock Creek herd management areas.... Read More