Horse Care

Doc’s Products, Inc. Presents How To Fix: The Girthy Horse

Today, we continue the Paulick Report’s new series on equine behavior and training challenges. This week, we’ll focus on horses commonly described as “girthy,” which often means they exhibit irritation or stress when the girth or cinch is tightened. Horses may pin their ears, bite, kick, or charge forward to escape the stimulus. The term […]

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New Vocations to Add Dressage to 2018 KY Show Roster

Due to the overwhelming popularity of The New Vocations All-Thoroughbred Charity Horse Show held each fall at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky., dressage and western dressage will be added to the two-day show schedule. This expansion will showcase even more retired racehorses in successful second careers. A destination event for many Thoroughbred owners […]

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Stomach Aches: Vast Majority Of Foals Have Ulcers Upon Weaning

Though it’s long been suggested that weaning can cause gastric ulcers in foals, the first true study has found that a “staggering” percentage of foals developed gastric lesions within two weeks of being separated from their dams: 98 percent, to be exact. Equine gastric ulcer syndrome, also called EGUS, can cause disease. Although it is […]

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Breathe Easy: Horse And Human Respiratory Patterns Similar

Dr. Normand G. Ducharme is a professor of clinical sciences at Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine who has a passion for collaborating with others to better the lives of horses. Specifically interested in equine respiratory illnesses, Ducharme gets to collaborate with many different people from around the world to determine how to help horses—including […]

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OTTBs Take Part In Operation Open Arms

Kids in the Operation Open Arms program and their foster families came out to Oldham County’s Stone Place Stables to ride, brush and feed treats to a group of off-track Thoroughbreds during a session led and planned by Stone Place instructors Sarah Younger and Debbie Iezzi. Younger is the University of Louisville’s hunt-seat team coach, […]

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Fertility And Fetal Sexing: Broodmare Questions, Answered

As Thoroughbred foaling season gets into full swing, Central Kentucky fields are filling up with fluffy foals, the majority of which will have had uncomplicated entry into the world. Inevitably though, a small minority of dams may find themselves faced with a dystocia (difficult birthing) and will be whisked away to the hospital for a […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: Thoroughbreds Poised For Strong Showing At Kentucky Three-Day Event

It’s that time of year again! It’s the magical time in Kentucky when the Keeneland meet is in full swing, the Land Rover (formerly Rolex) Kentucky Three-Day Event is a week away, and just a week after that is the Kentucky Derby. For a horse lover, it just doesn’t get much better than this. Every […]

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Multiple Facilities In Florida Under Quarantine For Strangles

According to the Equine Disease Communication Center (EDCC), the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services put out two separate alerts on April 13 for confirmed cases of strangles in Florida. According to the EDCC, throughout the month of March five facilities in Sarasota, Mario, Palm Beach, Osceola and Seminole Counties that were put under […]

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Horse Rescued From Abandoned Trailer In Arizona

Firefighters in Phoenix, Az. worked alongside veterinarians on Saturday to free a horse from an abandoned horse trailer that was found wrecked, according to reports. Police were notified after a passerby noticed the trailer on the side of the road and what looked like a horse trapped inside. Captain Jake Van Hook of the Phoenix […]

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An End To Roaring? New Prosthesis May Be The Answer

“Roaring” in horses is an upper-airway obstruction caused by the paralysis or weakening of throat structures. Also knows as laryngeal hemiplegia, roaring is degenerative. The condition restricts air intake during exercise and causes the horse to make a whistling or roaring noise as he breathes. Dr. Ben Ahern, a veterinarian at the University of Queensland, […]

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