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Dr. Richard Stephenson watches Lucy Ireland put a lameness patient through his paces in the clinic's arena.

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Observation, Science, and Equine Lameness Diagnosis

January 10, 2017

Vets can glean crucial information by evaluating horses with performance issues in hand, on the longe, and under saddle.... Read More

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Yes, Your Overweight Horse is at Risk for Laminitis

January 10, 2017

The good news is that many of the laminitis risk factors researchers identified can be detected early and modified.... Read More

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International Equine Disease Report, Third Quarter

January 09, 2017

Diseases reported include African horse sickness, influenza, EHV, EIA, rabies, and more.... Read More

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EHV Confirmed in Northern Kentucky Horses

January 09, 2017

Four horses from the Oldham County facility have tested positive for neurologic EHV-1 so far.... Read More

“Clients often ask, ‘What kind of grain should I use?’” Tanner says. “I always ignore that question and immediately ask, ‘What kind of hay are you giving them?’ If you have bad hay, you’re not going to fix that with more grain.” Tanner also recommends checking with your vet before giving your horse supplements, since nutraceuticals are not regulated by the FDA. “You could be wasting a good bit of money on something that’s not good for your horse,” he says.

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Resolve to Weigh Your Horse's Feed

January 08, 2017

Do you want to make sure your horse is getting the right amount of feed? Use a scale!... Read More

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Plants That Kill

January 08, 2017

Minimize your horse's risk of ingesting a deadly plant by identifying and eliminating harmful species.... Read More

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Equine Ration Balancer Pellets Explained

January 08, 2017

When fed with forage, ration balancer pellets supplement equine diets without excess calories. ... Read More

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Diseases That Affect Nutrient Delivery in Horses

January 08, 2017

Watch for these conditions that impact nutrient absorption and lead to weight loss.... Read More

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Secretariat Center Places Record Number of Horses in 2016

January 07, 2017

The Kentucky-based organization placed 62 retired Thoroughbred racehorses in new homes for second careers.... Read More

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Cancer in Horses

January 07, 2017

New methods to facilitate cancer diagnosis in horses as early, simply, and accurately as possible are needed.... Read More

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Latest Equine Hendra Case 'Unusual,' Veterinarians Say

January 06, 2017

The case confirmed in New South Wales last week revealed unusual signs and aspects of the disease, EVA says.... Read More

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What is ERU and How Does it Impact Horses?

January 06, 2017

Equine recurrent uveitis, or ERU, is the most common cause of blindness in horses worldwide. Here's what to remember.... Read More

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Innovations in Confinement Area Horse-Keeping

January 06, 2017

Find out how to construct safe, aesthetic, and eco-friendly confinement areas on your horse property.... Read More

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TCA Beneficiary of Thoroughbred Club Holiday Campaign

January 06, 2017

The Thoroughbred Club of America's annual giving campaign raised more than $5,000.... Read More

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Hiring a Horse Broker? Get a Contract

January 05, 2017

A good contract describes what is required of involved parties and what happens if they don't fulfill their obligations.... Read More

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MHIB Awards $30,000 in Grants for 2017

January 05, 2017

Funds will be used for a project that provides training for animal control workers in equine welfare cases and more.... Read More

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Fair Grounds EHV: New Positive Test Result Returned

January 05, 2017

Meanwhile, movement restrictions on horses that have recently been at the track are being implemented.... Read More

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Evolution of Italy's Horse Breeds Studied

January 05, 2017

Italian horses are product of diversity coming from across Europe, Asia, and northern Africa, researchers found.... Read More

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Formidable Frostbite

January 04, 2017

Healthy horses handle frigid temperatures well, but their extremities still are vulnerable to frostbite.... Read More

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Scared Horse? Try Counter-Conditioning

January 04, 2017

Learn how to teach your horse an alternate response to triggering stimuli. ... Read More

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Reward Offered in Alabama Horse Shooting

January 04, 2017

A Quarter Horse/Thoroughbred-cross was fatally shot in a Shelby County pasture last week.... Read More

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BLM to Begin Frisco Wild Horse Gather, Removal, and Research

January 04, 2017

Some gathered horses will be fitted with tracking devices and returned to the range as part of the research project.... Read More

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Can Subchondral Bone Thickness Predict Catastrophic Injury?

January 04, 2017

Researchers found that MRI images of bone thickness could provide critical information about fracture risk.... Read More

“I’m very fortunate to have friends with a variety of horses in their barn that I can ride, as I don’t own a horse here locally,” says Editor-in-Chief Stephanie Church. “Still, it requires very intentional planning on my part, because if I’m not careful, my evenings can get eaten up by other priorities. This year I want to be more deliberate about getting out to the farm to ride.”

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Poll Recap: Horsey New Year's Resolutions

January 03, 2017

Of the 220 respondents, 150 (68%) said they do have horse-related resolutions for 2017.... Read More

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Fair Grounds EHV: Additional Horses Test Positive

January 03, 2017

Four horses have now tested positive for EHV at the New Orleans, Louisiana, racetrack.... Read More