Recent News for Breed-Specific Health Issues

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TAA Accredited 37 Organizations for 2017

December 09, 2017

The organizations include 31 that were reaccredited and six that received accreditation for the first time.... Read More

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BHA: Foal Notifications Aid in Thoroughbreds' Care for Life

December 02, 2017

Starting Jan. 1, 2018, breeders/owners will be required to report the birth of a foal in Great Britain within 30 days.... Read More

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ASPCA Grants $185,000 to Help Retired Racehorses

December 02, 2017

The ASPCA Rescuing Racers Initiative has granted more than $2 million to help protect former racehorses.... Read More

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Stubborn as a Donkey?

November 30, 2017

One behavior expert explains the differences in behavior between donkeys and horses. ... Read More

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Digital Foal Certificates to be Introduced in 2018

November 29, 2017

The Jockey Club will be using digital foal certificates to replace hard copies beginning with the 2018 foal crop.... Read More

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Asiatic Wild Ass Returns to Kazakhstan's Central Steppes

November 14, 2017

For the first time in more than a century kulan (or Asiatic wild asses) are residing on Kazakhstan's central steppes.... Read More

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New Dairy Donkey Management, Welfare Guidelines Published

November 08, 2017

Researchers from The Donkey Sanctuary and the University of Milan developed the guidelines during a two-year study.... Read More

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Food Enrichment Activities for Donkeys

November 05, 2017

Is your donkey bored? Here are suggestions for adding entertaining food to your donkey's environment.... 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

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Causes of Death in Ontario Racehorses Examined

August 29, 2017

Ontario's racing--and, thus, study--population includes Thoroughbreds, Standardbreds, and Quarter Horses.... Read More

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BLM Concludes Marietta Wild Burro Gather

August 12, 2017

The BLM gathered 129 wild burros within and outside the Marietta Wild Burro Range, in Mineral County, Nevada.... Read More

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Genomewide Study Identifies Arabian Horses' Risk for EMS

July 03, 2017

Researchers say this seems to confirm lore that some horse breeds are more susceptible to EMS than others.... Read More

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The Ins and Outs of Feeding the OTTB

June 16, 2017

Careful dietary consideration is needed when transitioning a Thoroughbred from racing to a pleasure or sport career.... Read More

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New Method of Fixing Fractures in Small Equids

June 13, 2017

A special splint and cast can produce good fracture healing and pasture soundness in ponies, donkeys, and small horses.... Read More

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AQHA to Examine Furosemide Ban for Show Horses

June 09, 2017

The Animal Welfare Commission will review the proposed furosemide ban for show horses set to take effect Jan. 1, 2018.... Read More

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IFAR Attendees Look for Racehorse Aftercare Solutions

June 02, 2017

Advocates shared options to support OTTBs. Speakers included U.S Team rider Boyd Martin and RRP founder Stuart Pittman.... Read More

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Stakes Winner Diamond Stripes Euthanized

May 30, 2017

The 10-year-old Old Friends resident suffered from a benign but highly invasive sinus cancer.... Read More

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Horseracing Integrity Act of 2017 Introduced

May 26, 2017

Among other points, the new bill would prohibit the use of any substance within 24 hours of a race.... Read More

Di Arbuthnot, chairman of IFAR and chief executive of Retraining of Racehorses, said, "We all have a shared responsibility for the welfare of racehorses, which extends beyond the track.”

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Advocates Stress Responsibility at Racehorse Aftercare Forum

May 19, 2017

Advocates emphasized owner responsibility and humane treatment and shared insights on racehorse retirement programs.... Read More

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AQHA Executive Committee Approves Welfare Recommendations

May 18, 2017

Recommendations include adding to the forbidden drugs or substances list, creating educational efforts, and more.... Read More

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2017 TIP Noncompetition Award Applications Available

April 28, 2017

Applications for the Thoroughbred of the Year and Young Rider of the Year awards are due June 30.... Read More

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New Vocations Named TCA Award of Merit Recipient

April 16, 2017

New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program was founded in 1992 to help transition retired racehorses into second careers. ... Read More

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Do Radiographs Change as Weanlings Grow to Yearlings?

April 05, 2017

Many of the abnormalities researchers evaluated in weanling X rays improve by the time the horse was a yearling.... Read More

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Study Reveals Working Donkey Pain Behavior

March 16, 2017

Researchers have confirmed that donkeys have far more subtle ways of expressing pain than horses.... Read More

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Stifle Abnormalities in Young Thoroughbreds

March 03, 2017

Early diagnosis could allow vets to implement management strategies, such as restricted exercise, that promote healing.... Read More