Recent News for Horse Care

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Basic Hoof Care

October 01, 2009

A horse is only as sound as his feet. Care and management of the feet will vary, however, depending on the individual horse, his conformation and hoof structure, environment and climate, and use. Whether he needs to be shod or can be left barefoot wi... Read More

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Nearly 100 Thoroughbreds Placed through Maryland Group this Year

September 30, 2009

Maryland's Thoroughbred Placement and Rescue, Inc. (TPR) is a 501(c)(3) charity that was created by Thoroughbred horsemen for Thoroughbred horsemen as a way to retire former racehorses. Last year TPR placed over 150 horses. This year, they... Read More

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Predicting Colic: Horse Breeds at Higher Risk

September 30, 2009

Researchers have noticed that certain breeds of horses are predisposed to certain types of colic. ... Read More

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Horse Feed Donated to 'Extreme Makeover' Families

September 30, 2009

Purina has donated horse feed to two deserving families featured on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. Episodes featuring the Hamptons of Springfield, Mo., and the Marshalls of Dallas, Texas, will air this fall on ABC.

Purina donated five tons... Read More

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Man Charged in Barrel Horse Theft

September 30, 2009

A Fort Pierre, S.D., man faces multiple charges in connection with the theft of Dually, a champion barrel racing horse allegedly stolen from the Stanley County fairgrounds in July.... Read More

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Oregon Rider Injured when Bees Swarm Horse

September 29, 2009

An Oregon woman was injured when bees swarmed her horse as she was riding on the Pacific Crest Trail, The Seattle Times reported.... Read More

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NYC Carriage Horse Audit Pushes for Licensing, Inspections

September 29, 2009

New York City's 203 carriage horses could be better monitored by city agencies, according to a follow-up audit report recently issued by the office... Read More

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Measuring Ponies: Laser Device Might Give More Accurate Height

September 29, 2009

A laser device for measuring horses and ponies might give more reliable and objective measurements than a traditional stick, researchers said. Ponies currently competing in Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) events must not measure more than... Read More

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Heparin Might Prevent Laminitis after Colic Surgery

September 27, 2009

Low molecular weight heparin (LMWH) is proving highly effective in preventing laminitis and reducing the severity of laminitis following colic surgery, according to Belgian researchers.

Prior to the study period, more than 10% of colic... Read More

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Drivers Urged to Move Over for Safety

September 27, 2009

Trucks and horse trailers are large rigs that can be difficult to manuever in tight spaces, namely when hauling down the highway. USRider, the national provider of roadside emergency assistance for equestrians, urges motorists to move over when... Read More

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Study Sheds Doubt on Marbles' Effect on Mare Heat Cycles

September 26, 2009

Many people have offered solutions to overcome the problems of inconsistent performance while mares are in heat. One method popular with owners today is the implantation of marbles as glass intrauterine devices (IUDs).

"The original paper... Read More

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Pony and Miniature Horses Reported Stolen

September 26, 2009

Miniature Horses in California and Alabama, and a pony in New York, have been reported stolen, said an alert from Stolen Horse International, Inc., aka NetPosse.com.

In Mendocino County, Calif., two Miniature Horses, a black stallion known... Read More

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Equine Antibiotic Resistance Increased after Hospitalization

September 25, 2009

A team of researchers working at Philip Leverhulme Equine Hospital in Liverpool found that Escherichia coli bacteria in a horse's intestine appear to acquire antibiotic resistance while a horse is hospitalized.

The researchers found ... Read More

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Visiting Scientist Examines Equine Parasites on a Molecular Level

September 25, 2009

Mariana Ionita, DVM, PhD, is no stranger to the Gluck Equine Research Center. A resident of Romania, Ionita has been a visiting scientist in the Parasitology program four times since 2006 and completed her fourth visit to the Gluck Center at the... Read More

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EHV-1 Neurologic Disease a Challenge for Researchers

September 25, 2009

Despite the remarkable advances in understanding neurologic disease in horses, including the identification of the single genetic mutation that gives rise to the neuropathogenic form of equine herpesvirus type-1 (EHV-1), virologists continue to... Read More

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Champion Racehorse Kona Gold Euthanized

September 25, 2009

Kona Gold, a resident of the Hall of Champions at the Kentucky Horse Park, was euthanized today after a paddock accident. The 15-year-old gelding had resided at the park since November 2007.

Cathy Roby, Hall of Champions manager, said ... Read More

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Louisiana State Animal Team Acquires Disaster Response Vehicle

September 24, 2009

The Louisiana State Animal Response Team (LSART), in partnership with the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), has acquired a deluxe custom-designed animal... Read More

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More than 200 Horses Adopted Through TheHorse.com Service

September 24, 2009

Success stories on TheHorse.com's Adoption Service for Thoroughbreds and Standardbreds climbed steadily toward number 200, but as we waited to declare reaching the benchmark of our 200th adoption, we got a surprise--horses 200 and 201... Read More

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Retired Racehorse Lava Man Back in Training after Stem Cell Treatment

September 23, 2009

Lava Man, the former claimer who earned more than $5 million, has returned to training at Doug O'Neill's Hollywood Park barn. The 8-year-old gelding worked three furlongs in :36 flat Sept. 23 at Hollywood, his first official work.

O'Neill,... Read More

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Joint Problems: Blood Tests Might Aid Early Screening

September 22, 2009

Research using biomarkers in horse's blood to predict whether he is at risk of developing bone/joint disorders... Read More

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AAEP: Vaccinate Horses to Prevent Rabies

September 22, 2009

When a horse is infected with rabies, the outcome is invariably fatal. But taking the simple step of ensuring an annual vaccination for your horse will nearly eliminate your horse’s risk of contracting this deadly disease.

In observation of... Read More

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Miami Horse Poaching: Another Arrest Made

September 22, 2009

A second Florida man is in custody in connection with two horse poaching incidents, including the death of horse in Miami Gardens butchered for its meat.

Miami-Dade Police arrested Santiago Cabrera, 19, on Monday in connection with Read More

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Iris Scan Horse Identification in the Works

September 21, 2009

A new tool that will allow horses to be identified quickly via an iris scan should be available next year, said the company pioneering it.

"We plan to develop this technology to identify horses," said Bobby Varma, director of business... Read More

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North Dakota Urges Livestock Anthrax Prevention

September 21, 2009

Livestock producers in areas with a history of anthrax cases should take measures to protect their animals from the disease, North Dakota animal health officials advise.

"We have just received confirmation of a case of anthrax in cattle... Read More

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Coat Color Studies Aid Health Research, Breeding Choices

September 21, 2009

Certain horse coat colors or patterns are associated with health or medical problems.... Read More