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Sunland Park Reaccredited by NTRA Safety, Integrity Alliance

March 21, 2015

Best practices in use include out-of-competition testing, "supertesting" of suspect plasma or urine samples, and more.... Read More

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Multiple Celiotomies in Short Span Yield a Guarded Prognosis

March 21, 2015

Horses undergoing multiple colic surgeries in a 14-day period are at greater risk for incisional infections.... Read More

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Nutrition-Related Problems: Ionophore Poisoning

March 20, 2015

Horse feed contaminated with even a tiny amount of an ionophore antibiotic can result in long-term problems or death.... Read More

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Safe Longeing

March 20, 2015

This common exercise modality can be surprisingly risky; learn how to keep your horse--and yourself--safe.... Read More

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Louisiana Horses Shot in Barn

March 20, 2015

Two Louisiana horses are dead after sustaining multiple gunshot wounds and authorities are seeking those responsible.... Read More

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Horses' Remains Found in Florida

March 20, 2015

Authorities are seeking whoever butchered two horses and left their remains at a roadside in Lee County, Florida.... Read More

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Researchers Study Bit-Induced Trauma

March 20, 2015

Bits that do not fit properly, are aggressive, or used incorrectly can cause damage to horses' mouths, researchers said.... Read More

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Managing Breeding Stallions

March 19, 2015

Dr. Nancy Diehl offers advice on keeping stallions happy and safe during routine handling and breeding. ... Read More

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Researchers Evaluate Henderson Equine Castration Instrument

March 19, 2015

The Henderson equine castrating instrument resulted in a low complication rate, especially among younger horses.... Read More

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Spring Turnout Tips for Horses

March 19, 2015

Proper turnout management and monitoring body condition are important steps to keeping your horse healthy.... Read More

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Maryland Launches Network of 'Horse Discovery Centers'

March 19, 2015

The centers will welcome people of all ages and experience levels into their barns to learn about horses.... Read More

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The ABCs of Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine for Horses

March 19, 2015

Researchers are studying and using everything from MSCs to PRP and ACS to BMPs. Here are the basics you should know.... Read More

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Embryo Transfer: From One Mare to Another

March 18, 2015

The technology behind equine embryo transfers means exciting assisted reproduction options are on the horizon.... Read More

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Jockey Club Offers Grants for Out-of-Competition Testing

March 18, 2015

The Jockey Club budgeted $250,000 for out-of-competition testing for tracks hosting graded stakes races in 2015.... Read More

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TRF Launches Seventh Annual Hay Drive

March 18, 2015

The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation expects its hay costs in 2015 to exceed $220,000.... Read More

Jochen Schleese of Schleese Saddlery offered a lecture on saddle fitting at PSS University, an educational event hosted by the California Dressage Society's Sacramento Valley Chapter.

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USA Equestrian Trust Opens 2015 Grants for Equine Nonprofits

March 18, 2015

In 2014, the trust awarded nearly $300,000 to help fund nearly 20 projects.... Read More

Researchers tested the safety of stem cell injections in horses' subconjunctiva. This image shows a subconjunctiva immediately following stem cell injection.

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Are Stem Cells Safe to Use in Horse Eyes?

March 18, 2015

Researchers determined that administering subconjunctival allogeneic stem cell injections to horses appears safe.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Flooding and Horse Facilities

March 17, 2015

Of the 585 respondents, 190 (32%) said they use preventive measures to prevent their barns from flooding. ... Read More

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Smith to Discuss Equine Acupuncture During Free Lecture

March 17, 2015

On April 7 Meagan Smith, DVM, will describe how she uses the ancient technique of acupuncture on her equine patients.... Read More

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Arizona Men Charged in Horse Shooting

March 17, 2015

Two Arizona men are in custody after being charged with animal cruelty for allegedly shooting a horse multiple times.... Read More

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Kentucky Legislators Pass Estray Animal Bill

March 17, 2015

The bill will reduce the number of days counties must keep estray animals, including horses, in their custody.... Read More

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Device for Studying Horses' Lying Down Behavior Tested

March 17, 2015

The device could allow researchers to evaluate normal--and abnormal--lying behavior and how it relates to welfare.... Read More

Install a bat box to attract these bug-loving flyers - but be patient, it can take up to two years for residents to move in.

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Bats in My Barn

March 16, 2015

Bats have moved into one horse owner's barn. Find out if that's a good or bad thing.... Read More

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Oregon Horse Shooter Sought

March 16, 2015

Authorities are seeking whoever is responsible for tying a horse to a tree before fatally shooting the animal.... Read More

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Researchers Investigating Silicate-Associated Osteoporosis

March 16, 2015

Silicate-associated osteoporosis, or SAO, affects horses' lungs and bones.... Read More