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California Chrome Wins Preakness, Shot at Triple Crown

May 17, 2014

California Chrome will head to the Belmont Stakes and a chance to be the first Triple Crown winner since 1978.... Read More

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Two More Horses Dead After Receiving Compounded Medication

May 16, 2014

The FDA said initial testing indicates the drug contained higher pyrimethamine levels than the label states.... Read More

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Colorado Horse Tests Positive for Neurologic EHV-1

May 16, 2014

The horse began showing signs consistent with neurologic EHV-1 this week; the animal has been euthanized.... Read More

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California Chrome Camp Dispels Sickness Rumor

May 15, 2014

The colt has a small blister in his throat, but further complications are unlikely, his connections say. ... Read More

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Iowa Man Waives Hearing in Equine Cruelty Case

May 15, 2014

An Iowa man accused of maltreating more than 60 horses has waived a hearing connected to the case.... Read More

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Wisconsin Therapy Horses Discovered Drowned

May 15, 2014

Two therapy horses believed to be stolen from their pasture in March were found drowned in a nearby river.... Read More

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Biosecurity Tip of the Month: Equipment Use

May 15, 2014

Learn how to reduce your horse's risk of catching a disease via equipment, such as feed and water buckets.... Read More

Cassandra Carl's photo of her yearling Appaloosa "Khaleesi" received the most votes in our 2014 Muddiest Horse photo contest and was declared the winner.

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2014 Muddiest Horse Contest: Editors' Picks

May 14, 2014

Here are a few of our favorite photos submitted by fans for The Horse's Muddiest Horse contest. ... Read More

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UF to Dedicate New Equine Sports Performance Complex

May 14, 2014

The new venue is designed to allow vets to better evaluate performance horses under saddle.... Read More

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Cruelty Charges against Arkansas Horse Trader Dropped

May 14, 2014

The charges were dropped due to "a number of flaws with the case," authorities say.... Read More

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Compounded Drug Eyed in Thoroughbred Deaths

May 13, 2014

The FDA is investigating whether a compounded medication might have played a role in two horses' deaths.... Read More

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Filly Ria Antonia Confirmed for Preakness

May 13, 2014

The filly Ria Antonia will compete in the May 17 Preakness Stakes and be ridden by Calvin Borel.... Read More

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New Connecticut Law: Horses Not Vicious

May 12, 2014

The Connecticut Senate passed HB 5044, which prevents domesticated horses from being classified as vicious. ... Read More

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Remembering Equine Lessons Learned from Moms

May 11, 2014

Here are some things The Horse staff and readers learned from the horsewomen in their lives.... Read More

Eight Thoroughbreds died in an early morning fire at a barn and adjoining annex located on Rice Road in Lexington across from the rear entrance to the Keeneland stable area.

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Eight Horses Die in Barn Fire near Keeneland Race Course

May 09, 2014

Eight Thoroughbreds died in an early morning fire in a barn located near the Keeneland stable area.... Read More

BLM horses in round-up

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BLM Extends Deadline for Herd Growth Suppression Proposals

May 09, 2014

The BLM says it extended the deadline to ensure it receives "the best ideas" for effective contraception.... Read More

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Utah Ranchers Sue BLM over Removal of Excess Animals

May 08, 2014

Utah ranchers accused the BLM of violating federal law by not removing excess wild horses from rangelands. ... Read More

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BLM Seeks Bids for Short-Term Wild Horse Care Facilities

May 08, 2014

The is soliciting bids for new short-term holding facilities in 17 states for animals removed rangelands.... Read More

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Recycling Tips for Equine Veterinary Practices

May 08, 2014

One equine practitioner shares tips on how veterinary practices and horse farms can "go green."... Read More

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NYTHA Adds Per-Start Fee to Support Thoroughbred Aftercare

May 06, 2014

Owners racing horses at New York Racing Association tracks will donate $5 per start to Thoroughbred aftercare.... Read More

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No Serious Equine Injuries Reported after Kentucky Derby

May 05, 2014

However several contenders received treatment for nicks and cuts sustained during the race.... Read More

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Online Equine Exercise Physiology Course Offered

May 04, 2014

The course is designed to teach students about the physiologic pathways important to equine performance.... Read More

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California Chrome Shines in Kentucky Derby

May 03, 2014

Favored California Chrome pulled clear in the stretch to win the May 3 Kentucky Derby by 1 3/4 lengths. ... Read More

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SPANA Launches Fundraising Effort to Train African Farriers

May 03, 2014

A survey found that most cart horses in two Ethiopian towns suffer from problems caused by poor farriery.... Read More

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Walking Horse Owners Sue Blount County Humane Group

May 02, 2014

The owners are seeking $2.1 million in connection with horses seized during a cruelty investigation.... Read More