Horse Industry News

Here at <em>The Horse</em>, we've been anxiously counting down the days until spring. Check out some of our top tips from our Countdown to Spring Challenge to get your horses and farm ready!

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The Horse's Countdown to Spring Challenge

March 20, 2017

Our staff has been anxiously counting down to spring. Check out our top tips to get your horses and farm ready! ... Read More

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Participation Sought in National Equine Health Survey

March 20, 2017

British horse owners and keepers are urged to take part in the National Equine Health Survey from May 22-29.... Read More

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USEF, AERC Issue Joint Statement on Endurance Horse Welfare

March 19, 2017

The groups expressed "alarm over continued disproportionate equine deaths, equine doping, and catastrophic injuries."... Read More

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Equine Charities Unite to Put Welfare Policy Into Practice

March 18, 2017

Brooke, The Donkey Sanctuary, SPANA, and World Horse Welfare will help implement global working equid welfare standards.... Read More

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Strangles Spread Slowing in Nevada

March 18, 2017

However, the state agriculture department is still receiving reports of new cases, predominantly in western Nevada. ... Read More

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Equine Herpesvirus Update

March 16, 2017

With EHV cases reported from California to Kentucky already in 2017, get information you need to protect your horse.... Read More

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Shake Off the Winter Doldrums and Get Back in the Saddle

March 16, 2017

Get a head start on readying horses for the warmer weather with these tips.... Read More

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Rate of Fatal Thoroughbred Racing Injuries Declines Again

March 16, 2017

The fatal injury rate in Thoroughbred racehorses declined for a fourth consecutive year and has dropped 23% since 2009.... Read More

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Study Reveals Working Donkey Pain Behavior

March 16, 2017

Researchers have confirmed that donkeys have far more subtle ways of expressing pain than horses.... Read More

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Merck, AVMF Award Scholarships to 34 Veterinary Students

March 15, 2017

Award recipients are second- and third-year students pursuing careers in companion animal or large animal medicine.... Read More

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New Rule Tightens Canadian Horse Processing Imports

March 15, 2017

Regulations would require horses imported from the U.S. to be held in Canadian feedlots for a minimum of 6 months.... Read More

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UC Davis, CEH Advancing Disaster Prep for Horses

March 14, 2017

A partnership with the International Animal Welfare Training Institute will help California horses during disasters.... Read More

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Officials Seize More Than 40 Horses in Idaho

March 14, 2017

Authorities charged an Idaho couple each with 23 counts of misdemeanor animal cruelty. ... Read More

You can use a bristled brush on a horse's mane as pictured (a strong human hairbrush works) or a mane comb. However, some people opt for finger combing to prevent hair breakage.

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Poll Recap: Business or Hobby?

March 14, 2017

Of the 552 respondents, 418 (76%) said they were involved with horses primarily as a hobby.... Read More

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Florida Wildfire Displaces More Than 100 Horses

March 13, 2017

More than 100 horses were displaced when wildfires swept through a neighborhood in Naples last week.... Read More

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Horse Remains Found in Mark Twain National Forest

March 13, 2017

The remains of the young horse were discovered on March 3.... Read More

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USA Equestrian Trust 2017 Grant Application Period Open

March 12, 2017

Nonprofit organizations can submit applications for the foundation's 2017 grants program until May 1.... Read More

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More Than 40 Horses Seized From New York Farm

March 11, 2017

The allegedly maltreated horses are among 150 animals investigators seized from the Watertown, New York, farm.... Read More

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Workshop on Depo for Competition Horses Takes Place March 13

March 10, 2017

The USEF will review the science and use of medroxyprogesterone acetate (Depo-Provera) in competition horses.... Read More

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Kentucky Equine Welfare Measure Advances

March 09, 2017

The legislation requires those convicted of equine cruelty to pay restitution for the animals' care.... Read More

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Denny Emerson, Down the Stretch Ranch Receive TCA Award

March 08, 2017

Award of Merit recipients work to provide a better life for Thoroughbreds or the people working with them.... Read More

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BLM Conducting Scoping for Wyoming Wild Horse Gather

March 08, 2017

The BLM estimates it will gather 1,029 horses to achieve appropriate management levels in three herd management areas.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Picky Eaters

March 07, 2017

Of the 413 respondents, 212 (51%) have dealt with an equine picky eater. ... Read More

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Make Brexit an Opportunity, British Equine Industry Says

March 07, 2017

Panelists discussed the potential impact on equine trade, identification, biosecurity, competition travel, and more.... Read More

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Grayson-Jockey Club Board Approves Record Funding in 2017

March 07, 2017

Study topics include laminitis, EHV, joint treatments, pain management, racehorse injury risk and prevention, and more.... Read More