Horse Industry News

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Pair Charged in Wyoming Horse Abandonment Case

August 03, 2017

David and Bradley Flint allegedly abandoned three horses in the Washakie Wilderness earlier this year.... Read More

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Amendment Funds Equine-Assisted Therapy for Veterans

August 03, 2017

The amendment transfers $5 million to the VA's Adaptive Sports Grant Program to expand equine-assisted therapy programs.... Read More

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The Horse Owner, Farrier, and Veterinarian Trinity

August 03, 2017

The collaborative work of the owner, farrier, and veterinarian can dictate a horse's soundness and overall health.... Read More

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Kentucky Downs 2017 Research Day Sponsorships Sold Out

August 02, 2017

Sponsorships were $1,000, with those funds going to support the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation.... Read More

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Four Vet Students to Receive Coyote Rock Ranch Scholarships

August 01, 2017

The AAEP Foundation and Coyote Rock Ranch will present the $75,000 scholarships at 2017 AAEP Convention.... Read More

Wireless devices like the one attached to this horse's girth can record data about gaits, transitions, symmetry, cadence, and more and display that information on a smartphone app.

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High-Tech Horse Science

August 01, 2017

Researchers are using technology to study equine locomotion, physiology, signs of stress, cognition, and more.... Read More

"After teaching young riders for several years, I believe there's nothing more rewarding than passing a passion for horses on to a new generation of equestrians," says News Editor Erica Larson. Have young horse lovers in your life? Consider opening your barn to them and educating them on horse safety, care, and riding.

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Poll Recap: Youth Equine Organizations

August 01, 2017

Of the 392 respondents, 202 (52%) said they were or are a member of at least one equine youth organization.... Read More

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Companion Horse Medical Coverage Options Expanding

July 31, 2017

Owners now have the option of purchasing insurance policies to cover some of companion horses' medical expenses.... Read More

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New Technique Tests Horse Urine for 100+ Drugs

July 30, 2017

The automatic test's short run time enables a high throughput with minimal labor requirements, researchers say.... Read More

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UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Veronica Bill

July 29, 2017

Veronica Bill is studying the relationship between forage chemical composition and equine digestion and nutrition.... Read More

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USEF Board Approves Strict Horse Welfare Penalties

July 28, 2017

The guidelines can help advise the Hearing Committee on the types and ranges of penalties to render in welfare cases.... Read More

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New HBLB Equine Science Research, Education Awards in 2017

July 28, 2017

Also, the HBLB announced that the application round for awards to start in 2018 is now open.... Read More

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BLM Seeks Comment on Eastern Nevada Horse Gather EA

July 28, 2017

The BLM plans to gather and remove wild horses from within and outside the Antelope and Triple B wild horse complexes.... Read More

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100th Equine Diagnostic, Research Seminar is Sept. 27

July 27, 2017

A mini-symposium will focus on "Ensuring the Golden Years: Problems and Care of Old Horses." ... Read More

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Humans Might Be to Blame for Some Horse-Related Injuries

July 27, 2017

Of the so-called human-generated injuries, 63% were considered preventable by riding safety experts.... Read More

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USEF Approves Further Investigation Into Depo-Provera Use

July 26, 2017

The board also approved a ban on injectable magnesium sulfate and will assess pergolide use for PPID horses.... Read More

The tapeworm, <em>Anoplocephala perfoliata</em>, gathers around the junction between the small and the large intestine in the cecum. This parasite is very common and most horses tolerate it well. Large tapeworm burdens can cause colic in the horse. Pyrantel (double dose) and praziquantel are effective drugs for treating tapeworms.

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Saliva-Based Tapeworm Test Available to U.S. Horse Owners

July 26, 2017

The test is designed to detect evidence of tapeworms in horses' saliva and help guide dewormings.... Read More

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Why Do Horses Have to Learn Tasks on Both Sides?

July 25, 2017

Have you taught a horse a task on his left but had him be clueless about it on his right? Dr. Camie Heleski explains.... Read More

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Dog Food Blamed for Assateague Pony Death

July 25, 2017

The mare reportedly consumed a large quantities dog food, which caused an impaction and deadly ruptured intestine.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Beating the Heat in Horse Barns

July 25, 2017

Of the 630 respondents, 323 (51%) said they use fans to keep horse barns cool during the summer.... Read More

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Do Horses Learn From Each Other?

July 24, 2017

Dr. Camie Heleski shares scientific information about how much horses might learn from watching each other.... Read More

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Wildfire Near Yosemite Displace Horses

July 24, 2017

More than 100 horses were evacuated to several locations after fire destroyed their pastures and polluted the air.... Read More

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TCA Awards 2017 Grants

July 23, 2017

Seventy-one Thoroughbred industry-related nonprofits received grants totaling $462,139 in 2017.... Read More

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Work-Life Balance Focus of 2017 AAEP Convention as Keynote

July 23, 2017

Nigel Marsh will explore how vets can balance their career, family, personal time, and productivity.... Read More

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Taking Care of the Mature Pony Club Mount

July 22, 2017

Join us live from the United States Pony Club 2017 Festival and learn how to take care of your mature Pony Club mount!... Read More