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Michigan EHV-1: Two Additional Positives Reported

April 06, 2015

An additional Livingston County horse and a Saginaw County horse have tested positive and are under veterinary care.... Read More

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Illinois Horse Shooter Sought

April 06, 2015

Illinois authorities are seeking whoever shot a horse grazing in a Woodford County pasture.... Read More

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Strange Stance for Shoeing

April 06, 2015

Learn why one gelding acts odd during farrier visits.... Read More

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USDA to Begin Equine Study This Spring

April 06, 2015

The study's results will serve as a basis for education and research related to equine health and management, and more. ... Read More

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Researchers Review Subchondral Bone Remodeling in Racehorses

April 06, 2015

Bone turnover in horses rested after intense training was better than in those in consistent intense work.... Read More

Routine hoof care is critical for your horse’s soundness and well-being. “A lot of times, when horses are on pasture, not in performance and not getting ridden very often, hoof problems arise due to longer intervals between care,” Tanner says. Whether a horse is barefoot or shod, “routine trimming by a skilled farrier,” is essential to reduce the possibility of laminitis, he adds.

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Introduction to Farriery Course Scheduled for May 15

April 05, 2015

Lecture topics will include hoof anatomy and physiology, trimming the balanced foot, when shoes are necessary, and more.... Read More

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Kentucky Horse Park to Honor Cigar with Statue

April 05, 2015

Cigar died last October following complications from surgery for severe osteoarthritis in his neck.... Read More

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Compounded Enrofloxacin: Safe and Effective for Use in Mares

April 05, 2015

Researchers said a water-based enrofloxacin suspension could be useful for treating some bacterial endometritis cases.... Read More

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Caterpillars that Cause Abortion in Mares

April 04, 2015

Learn how researchers determined that hairy, bristly caterpillars can cause abortions and how to protect mares.... Read More

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Vets in Australia Support New Biosecurity Bills

April 04, 2015

The bills are designed to strengthen control measures to better manage the risk of diseases entering Australia.... Read More

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Double Trouble: Multiple Ovulations in Mares

April 04, 2015

Researchers recently evaluated multiple ovulations and how vets can detect them and, thus, prevent twin pregnancies.... Read More

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Understanding Herd Dynamics

April 03, 2015

What are your horses' pasture behaviors telling you and what can you do to help groups live together harmoniously? ... Read More

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Kentucky HPBA, Keeneland, Churchill Downs to Support TAA

April 03, 2015

Consenting owners will donate $5 to the TAA when their horses start and the two tracks will match donations.... Read More

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Young Horse Health, Conformation Impacts Career Longevity

April 03, 2015

Good health and soundness in 4- to 5-year-olds goes a long way in keeping horses performing long-term, researchers said.... Read More

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Nutrition-Related Problems: Enteroliths

April 02, 2015

Enteroliths are stony formations that can block horses' digestive tracts and trigger colic signs.... Read More

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Orphan Foal Behavior

April 02, 2015

An equine behavior expert offers advice on raising and training an orphan foal to reduce future unwanted behaviors. ... Read More

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Ohio Racing Stakeholders Discuss Medication Rules, Cobalt

April 02, 2015

The group discussed model medication rules, testing procedures, and cobalt thresholds at a recent meeting.... Read More

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Managing Horses During Drought

April 02, 2015

Drought conditions pose unique health care and management challenges for horse owners.... Read More

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Managing Feral Horses on National Park Service Lands

April 02, 2015

Horses and ponies currently reside several National Park Service units. Here's how the service cares for these animals.... Read More

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Spring Horse Feeding Considerations

April 01, 2015

Consider your horse's diet when helping him make a smooth transition from winter to spring.... Read More

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Is My Horse's Feed Safe?

April 01, 2015

Learn what steps you can take to help ensure your horse's feed is safe for him to consume.... Read More

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EHV Reported in Pennsylvania

April 01, 2015

A quarantine has been placed on a farm in the Dover area of York County, officials said.... Read More

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Whip Use in Horse Racing Debated

April 01, 2015

Equitation scientists and a national racing authority share their differing opinions on whip use and horse welfare.... Read More

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The Unnerving Reality of Perineural Nerve Blocks

April 01, 2015

Learn about the challenges associated with interpreting perineural nerve blocks used to help diagnose lameness.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Adopting a Wild Horse

March 31, 2015

Of the 620 poll respondents, 266 (43%) said they would like to adopt a wild horse, but have not yet. ... Read More