Horse Care

Stretching Exercises Can Help Horses Return To Work After Colic Surgery

Colic surgery that opens a horse’s abdominal cavity requires an extensive recovery time, where the horse is generally kept as still as possible in a stall to allow his muscles to heal. Though necessary, this confinement causes a horse to lose muscle strength and tone, and makes the return to an athletic career even more […]

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EQUUS Foundation Awards Over $405,000 In Grants In 2019

The EQUUS Foundation announced today the award of over $405,000 in grants, including $136,000 in awards of new and gently used riding apparel to individual riders in need, scholastic riding programs, pony clubs, equestrian camp programs and equine charities through The Rider’s Closet program. Primary support is awarded to equine charities nationwide that save and […]

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Educational Opportunities Abound On Friday, October 4, At Thoroughbred Makeover

The Retired Racehorse Project’s Thoroughbred Makeover and National Symposium, presented by Thoroughbred Charities of America, may be best known as the competition that’s a culmination of 10 months of training for recently-retired racehorses — but educational opportunities abound during the Makeover at the Kentucky Horse Park on Friday, October 4, 2019. TERF Makeover Master Class […]

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Makeover Master Class: Three Experienced Re-Trainers, Three Off-Track Thoroughbreds

Education takes center stage at the Thoroughbred Makeover and National Symposium, presented by Thoroughbred Charities of America, on Friday, October 4 at the Kentucky Horse Park: the Makeover Master Class, sponsored by Thoroughbred Education & Research Foundation (TERF) will feature three experienced horse trainers demonstrating their methods of restarting prospects off the track. The TERF […]

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Facebook Group Offers Support To Struggling Veterinarians

The number of veterinarians committing suicide each year is staggering: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that veterinarians are more likely to die by suicide than the general population. Male veterinarians are 2.1 times more likely, and female vets are 3.5 times more likely, to take their own lives than the general population. Not One […]

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Ask Your Veterinarian Presented By Equistro: How Long Do You Have To Perform Corrective Surgery?

Veterinarians at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital answer your questions about sales and healthcare of Thoroughbred auction yearlings, weanlings, 2-year-olds and breeding stock. Email us at [email protected] if you have a question for a veterinarian. QUESTION: What’s the deadline for performing corrective surgery on a yearling prospect for angular deformities of the ankles or knees? DR. […]

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First Case Of West Nile Virus In Kentucky

The University of Kentucky’s Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory confirmed that a 7-year-old Paint horse has been infected with West Nile virus (WNV). Located in Boyle County, the horse presented with mild ataxia that was more pronounced in the front limbs. The attending veterinarian reports that the horse is responding well to treatment and has a favorable […]

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Manes of Two Japanese Racehorses Chopped Off, No Suspects In Vandalism Case

Retired Japanese racehorses Taiki Shuttle, a Hall of Famer in Japan, and Rose Kingdom had their manes unceremoniously cut off on Sept. 15. Police were called to investigate the case at Kimura Farm in Hidaka, Hokkaido after being alerted to the horses’ unusual appearance by their caretaker. A sharp tool was used to remove the […]

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Horses From Counties With VS Banned From Entering Ohio

The Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) has announced new veterinary inspection requirements for horses entering the state to prevent the spread of Vesicular Stomatitis (VS). VS is a viral disease that can infect horses, cattle, sheep, pigs and goats. The disease causes painful lesions that look like blisters. VS has been confirmed in Colorado, Oklahoma, […]

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‘Old Friends Day’ At Crittenden Lexington Men’s Fine Clothing Store To Benefit Equine Retirement Farm

Saturday, September 28, is “Old Friends Day” at Crittenden Lexington, the men’s fine clothing store located at the Summit at Fritz Farms. The store will be open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. showcasing its new fall line of sport coats, trousers, shirtings, and accessories, and store owners, Crittenden Rawlings, and Bradley and Kevin Miller, […]

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