Transport Stress

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Rutgers Horse Management Seminar Scheduled for Feb. 10

December 30, 2012

This year, veterinarians will discuss topics related to equine stress and transportation.... Read More

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Second Equine Handling Center in the Works for Schiphol Airport

November 09, 2012

The facility will include 24 horse stalls, a separate quarantine area, and cleaning facilities for air-stalls.... Read More

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Safe and Healthy Equine Travels Start at Home

August 27, 2012

Whether traveling to an out-of-state show or a mile away to the park, good equine health care starts at home.... Read More

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Study: Antibiotics Might Protect Horses during Transport

July 19, 2012

Study finds giving antibiotics before long-distance transport could reduce fever and decrease airway bacteria.... Read More

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Ask the Vet LIVE: Traveling Safely with Horses, July 31

July 18, 2012

Veterinary panelists will answer questions on keeping horses safe, healthy, and comfortable while on the road.... Read More

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Heart Rate Variability to Detect Equine Transport Stress

June 08, 2012

Researchers used heart rate variability to identify stress in horses during air and ground transportation.... Read More

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Biosecurity on the Road

April 11, 2012

Develop a management routine to reduce your horse’s potential exposure to infectious diseases while traveling.... Read More

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Imported Horses: Prevalence of Fevers Examined (AAEP 2011)

February 10, 2012

Age, breed, previous experience with air travel, and location in the cargo area can impact body temperature.... Read More

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ATA to Host International Horse Transport Conference

January 13, 2012

The conference will take place March 18-21 and will cover a wide variety of transport-related topics.... Read More

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Study Evaluates Pheromone Gel's Calming Effects on Horses

December 04, 2011

Horses treated with pheromones were less stressed during cognitive sessions after travel than untreated ones.... Read More

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OIE, FEI: Updates Needed in South American Horse Movement

October 31, 2011

The OIE and FEI say outdated, unjustified import and export barriers have hurt the growth of equestrian sport.... Read More

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Healthy, Safe Trailering

August 02, 2011

Learn how to ensure your horse arrives safely and legally at your destination.... Read More

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The Long and Short of Horse Trailering

August 01, 2011

In true summer riding season fashion, horse owners are heading down the road to trail rides and shows. ... Read More

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Shipping Fever: Prevention is Key

July 05, 2011

Transportation is a rish factor for the development of broncho or pleuropneumonia (commonly known as shipping ... Read More

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Bill Would Forbid Double-Decker Horse Transport

June 30, 2011

Transporting horses in double-deck trailers would be banned nationwide under legislation introduced into the ... Read More

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Tips for Long Distance Hauling

May 29, 2011

Mitigate the stress of transporting horses over a long distance by understanding good trailering practices.... Read More

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Mass Transit; To the World Equestrian Games We Go!

September 25, 2010

Starting in late summer, the largest airlift of competition horses ever--more than 650 in all--will begin. The horses will compete in the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG) at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, and they will come from... Read More

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WEG: Australian Event Horse Withdrawn Due to Shipping Fever

September 23, 2010

Australian event horse Kirby Park Irish Jester, ridden by Megan Jones, was withdrawn from the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games due to a travel-related illness. The 17-year-old Australian-bred gelding developed a fever after arriving in quaran... Read More

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Judge Denies Ohio Woman's New Trial Bid

September 09, 2010

Former Ohio Arabian horse trainer Robin Vess, who was found guilty on multiple animal cruelty charges in April, has lost her bid for a retrial. Animal welfare authorities charged Vess with 42 counts of misdemeanor animal cruelty in F... Read More

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Summer Travel Concerns Shared by Readers

June 15, 2010

More than 660 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "What is your biggest health concern when traveling with your horse?" ... Read More

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Horses Unlikely to Spread Arboviruses to New Areas

May 07, 2010

Traveling horses are not a major source for the emergence of equine encephalitis viruses into new areas, according to Prof. Dr. Martin Pfeffer and Gerhard Dobler, MD, who looked at the role of animal trade and migration in spreading arboviruses... Read More

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Hit the Road (Trailer Maintenance)

April 01, 2010

Teaching a horse to load like a champ is an oft-covered topic, but have you considered whether you're starting with an enclosure that's safe and pleasant for both horse and human? By maintaining your trailer properly... Read More

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Transport Stress and EHV-1

December 03, 2009

Dormant equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) resides in the horse's nervous system, where it can reactivate when the horse's immune system is compromised by stress or illness. Results of a study on transport stress and EHV-1 reactivation. ... Read More

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Transport Precautions Reduce Risks to Traveling Horses

October 20, 2009

Horses being transported appear at increased risk of disease or distress when specific needs are not met.... Read More