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Common OTTB Behavior Traits

November 23, 2017

I'm considering purchasing an ex-racehorse. Are there any common behavior problems in OTTBs that I should be aware of? ... Read More

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FEI, Glasgow Extend Equine Injury Research Agreement

November 22, 2017

The FEI and the University of Glasgow will further develop the Global Endurance Injuries Study. ... Read More

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Are You Riding a Lame Horse?

November 20, 2017

Nearly 75% of horses in a recent study had significant motion asymmetry, but were sound according to their owners.... Read More

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FEI: Two Horses Test Positive for Banned Substances

November 18, 2017

An endurance horse and a jumping horse tested positive for ractopamine and o-desmethyltramadol, respectively.... Read More

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Swayback in a Young Horse

November 15, 2017

A young horse's swayback is getting worse as he ages. A veterinarian shares insight on why this might be.... Read More

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Fat Options to Help Your Horse Hold Weight During the Winter

November 13, 2017

Oil? Rice bran or flax seeds? Fat-fortified feed? Learn how to pick the best option for horses that are hard-keepers.... Read More

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Getting Ahead of Gene Doping in Racehorses

November 09, 2017

Gene doping's effects, good or bad, remain unclear. It might not affect performance and could have serious side effects.... Read More

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All 2017 Breeders' Cup Drug Tests Clean

November 08, 2017

The out-of-competition tests from all horses preparing for the Breeders' Cup were clear, as well.... Read More

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Troubleshooting Horse Arena Hazards

November 08, 2017

Maximize safety, soundness, and performance by solving your equine arena surface snafus. ... Read More

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Poll Recap: Favorite Riding Season

November 07, 2017

Of the 795 respondents, 437 (55%) said fall is their favorite riding season.... Read More

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Lymphangitis: A Frustrating Condition in Horses

November 07, 2017

This recurrent limb infection and swelling is challenging to treat. Here's what you need to know.... Read More

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Five Tips for Feeding Mature, Healthy Hard Keepers

November 06, 2017

Does your otherwise healthy horse have trouble keeping pounds on? Here are five tips for feeding hard keepers.... Read More

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Stirk Receives Outstanding Veterinary Achievement Award

November 05, 2017

Due to Dr. Anthony Stirk's data collection and analysis, equine racing fatalities dropped by a third over 20 years... Read More

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Gene Mutation: No Performance Effect in Coldblooded Trotters

November 05, 2017

The "Gaitkeeper" gene mutation has been linked to success in trotting races in Standardbreds.... Read More

 Gun Runner as he set blistering fractions through every call and then pulled away in the stretch to record a 2 ¼-length victory in the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic on the second and final day of the World Championships at Del Mar Racetrack.

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Gun Runner Closes 2017 Breeders' Cup With Classic Romp

November 04, 2017

The 4-year-old son of Candy Ride set blistering fractions throughout the race before pulling away in the stretch.... Read More

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Forever Unbridled Sparkles in 2017 Breeders' Cup Distaff

November 03, 2017

Charles Fipke's 5-year-old homebred mare scored a half-length victory over Abel Tasman in the Breeders' Cup Distaff.... Read More

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Cold Weather Challenges for Horses With Osteoarthritis

November 03, 2017

Plunging temperatures, snow, and freezing rain can trigger joint discomfort. Here's how to keep your horse comfortable.... Read More

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IFHA Reaffirms Anti-Doping Commitment

November 03, 2017

The IFHA chairman received authority to work with relevant racing jurisdictions the anti-doping policy's implementation.... Read More

Mopotism walks through the paddock before working out to exercise in preparation for the Breeders' Cup Distaff at Del Mar Thoroughbred Club on Oct. 27, 2017, in Del Mar, California.

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NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance Reaccredits Del Mar

November 01, 2017

The California Thoroughbred racetrack will host the 2017 Breeders' Cup World Championships Nov. 3-4.... Read More

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Heritable Heart Traits Can Help Endurance Horses Succeed

November 01, 2017

An "athletic" heart is a heritable characteristic that's favorable good endurance performance, researchers confirmed.... Read More

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Study: Gene Therapy can Help Reduce Equine Lameness

October 31, 2017

Study horses returned to full health after tendon and ligament injuries and treatment without adverse side effects.... Read More

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The Science Behind the Equine 'Biological Passport'

October 30, 2017

Horses' RNA could contain clues about even the sneakiest substance abuse cases, researchers have learned.... Read More

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Does 'Performance Dentistry' Improve Horse Rideability?

October 29, 2017

Dentistry--including balanced alignment of the teeth and jaws--is an important part of good horse health and welfare.... Read More

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Six Steps to Keep Aging Performance Horses Healthy

October 27, 2017

Find tips on how to extend horses' "health spans," maximize performance years, and maintain a good quality of life.... Read More

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Equine Genetics Research Center to Open in Australia

October 26, 2017

The center will DNA test all Thoroughbred foals and serve 30 other horse breed societies across Australia. ... Read More