Horse Care

Miami Animal Import Center Closed To New Arrivals Due To Illness Outbreak

The USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Agency (APHIS) has reported that the Miami Animal Import Center will be temporarily closed to new arrivals of horses beginning on Jan. 19 in response to illness in a handful of horses quarantined at the facility. APHIS is investigating to determine the specific cause of illness, but salmonella […]

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Course To Cover Thoroughbred Industry In Kentucky

A six-week course covering all aspects of the Thoroughbred industry will be presented at the Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning in Lexington, KY, beginning Jan. 15. The course, held from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. EST every Tuesday through Feb. 19, is sponsored by the Kentucky Thoroughbred Association and Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders. The […]

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Anthropomorphism Not Always A Threat To Equine Health

A study out of Australia shows that horse owners believe that access to pasture and an equine buddy meet a horse’s behavioral and social needs. Lead by researcher Kirrilly Thompson and Larissa Clarkson, of the Australian College of Applied Psychology, the national survey found that owners felt they could improve their horse’s well-being by offering […]

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Stonewall’s Prestige Stallions Under Strangles Quarantine; Some Farm Clients Claim They Were Not Notified

The Florida Department of Agriculture has instituted a quarantine for strangles at Stonewall’s Prestige Stallions in Ocala, Fla., impacting approximately 93 horses on the property. Officials placed the farm under quarantine Dec. 20 after one horse presented with clinical signs of strangles and a positive test result on PCR. At the time of the Department’s […]

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Chill Out: Stressed Mares Produce Anxious Offspring

While great importance is normally placed on the selection of a stallion, what a mare imparts on her offspring should not be underestimated, reports Janne Winther Christensen, an associate professor in Animal Science at Aarhus University and president of the International Society for Equitation Science. Multiple research projects have shown that mares have greater influence […]

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Locating A Lost Love: What The Future Holds For One Retired Racehorse

Blogger, researcher, and former farm manager Carleigh Fedorka is deeply immersed in the Thoroughbred racing industry and is an avid proponent of Thoroughbreds in second careers. Having worked hands-on in the foaling, care and sales of hundreds of Thoroughbreds, Fedorka is keenly aware of what a fragile position a horse can be in once it […]

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Thoroughbred Enthusiasts Honored At USEF Pegasus Awards

The United States Equestrian Federation Pegasus Awards honor some of the great men and women in equestrian sport. Presented during the USEF Annual Meeting, held in 2019 in West Palm Beach, FL, many equestrians and equine enthusiasts were honored for their hard work, including Isabela de Sousa and Steuart Pittman. Steuart Pittman, of Davidsonville, MD, […]

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Report: New York, Maryland, Charles Town Refuse Parx Horses After Positive EHV Test

According to the Daily Racing Form’s Jim Dunleavy, several mid-Atlantic tracks have scratched entries from Parx shippers after a horse there tested positive for the non-neurological strain of equine herpesvirus. There is no state quarantine in place at the facility currently and racetrack personnel say everything there is business as usual. Dunleavy reports the state […]

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Illinois Horsemen Pledge $1 Per Start At Arlington And Hawthorne To TAA

The Illinois Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association has pledged $1 per start at Arlington International Racecourse and Hawthorne Race Course in 2019 to the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance. In addition to its support of the TAA, the Illinois THA created and supports Galloping Out, a TAA-accredited organization in North Riverside, Illinois that focuses on retraining, rehabbing, and adoption […]

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AAEP To Celebrate “Good Works” Of Veterinarians Throughout 2019 Campaign

The American Association of Equine Practitioners is applauding the “good works” of veterinarians who are dedicating their time, money and resources to the health and welfare of the horse beyond the call of their normal day-to-day obligations. The AAEP’s Good Works Campaign will feature AAEP-member veterinarians whose volunteer efforts are positively impacting the equine community. […]

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