Horse Care

Louisiana Man Charged With 18 Counts Of Cruelty To Animals After Horses Seized By Sheriff

Following the announcement last week that 18 horses had been seized from a Ptikin, La., property, the Vernon Parish Sheriff’s Office announced on Facebook Wednesday that they have charged a man with 18 counts of cruelty to animals. Gary Thompson, 64, of Pitkin, was arrested March 20. According to the social media post, Thompson’s bond […]

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Ask Your Insurer: Considerations For Your New 2-Year-Old

Equine insurance experts answer your questions about insuring Thoroughbreds for the breeding and auction realms. Email us at [email protected] if you have a question for an insurer. QUESTION: I’ve just bought a 2-year-old at auction. How do you recommend I cover my new purchase? BRYCE BURTON: First of all, congratulations on your new purchase! Your […]

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Danthebluegrassman Euthanized At 20 Due To Irreparable Small Intestinal Obstruction

Danthebluegrassman, a 2002 Kentucky Derby contender, was euthanized Monday March 19, at Park Equine Hospital in Woodford due to an irreparable small intestinal obstruction that was causing chronic colic. The 20-year-old gelding had been pensioned at Old Friends, the Thoroughbred retirement center in Georgetown, KY., since 2008. A son of Pioneering, out of the Grey […]

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All Equine Events Cancelled In Nevada After Additional EHV-1 Cases Confirmed

Dr. JJ Goicoechea, the Nevada State Veterinarian, has confirmed two additional cases of EHV-1 in Clark County, Nevada. This has resulted in two additional premises being placed under quarantine. Goicoechea has requested that all equine events in Nevada be cancelled or postponed for the upcoming week. The initial quarantine was for horses that competed at […]

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Statistics Show Most Horses Need To Be Re-Homed More Than Once

The Standardbred Retirement Foundation (SRF), operating since 1989, compiled its data on the number of homes an adopted horse needed, based on the information it has collected from 1992-March 11, 2019. The number of horses this data is based on is 1,692. 1 Home       8.5% 2 Homes     49.0% 3 Homes     20.0% 4 Homes     10.5% 5 […]

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Equine Land Conservation Resource To Host Webinar On Handling Trail Opposition

The Equine Land Conservation Resource will host a webinar on Tuesday, March 19, at 7 p.m. Titled “How They Did It: Dealing with Opposition to Equestrian Trails,” the webinar will focus on understanding the causes of opposition, and developing an organization and communication plan long before trail plans are implemented. Presenter Mark Flint will offer […]

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Sable Island’s Feral Horses Perishing From Starvation And Worms

Horses have been found on Sable Island, off the coast of Nova Scotia, since the 18th century. Though hardy, the feral horses are dying; a team of researchers has been investigating the cause of the recent deaths. Dr. Emily Jenkins, one of the researchers, has discovered that the horses are perishing from starvation as well […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: ‘So Much More Than A Horse Show’

At first glance, they seemed out of place, like when basketball great Michael Jordan played minor league baseball for a season or when MMA champion Conor McGregor stepped in a boxing ring against that sport’s best, Floyd Mayweather. There was the trainer of the Breeders’ Cup Classic winner putting on a show coat like an […]

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Retirement From Tendon Injury May Be A Thing Of The Past, New Research Shows

Tendon injuries in horses account for between 30 and 50 percent of all musculoskeletal injuries and reinjury is common; treatment with embryonic stem cells may increase a horse’s chances of successfully returning to work–and staying there. When a horse tears the fibers in a tendon, inflammation occurs at the injury site and scar tissue is […]

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Easy To Swallow: Miniature Camera Shows Inside Of Equine Intestines

A tiny camera can now give veterinarians a peek into the inner workings of equine intestines, showing them any ulcers or injuries they may contain. Dr. Renaud Leguillette, professor of equine internal medicine in the University of Calgary’s Department of Veterinary Clinical and Diagnostic Science, was interested to find out if  the camera, used in […]

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