Horse Care

African Horse Sickness Infects Additional Horses In Thailand

Thailand has experienced two additional outbreaks of African horse sickness, with 57 horses officially declared dead from the disease. Members of the media, however, are putting the equine death toll at 131. The original outbreak was in the Nong Sarai area of the Pak Chong district; on March 27, 62 cases were reported, along with […]

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World-Renowned Research Organization Animal Health Trust Faces Imminent Closure

Established in England 1942, the Animal Health Trust was created by Dr. Reginald Wooldridge to advance veterinary medicine. The organization has since become the leading veterinary and scientific research charity dedicated to the health and welfare of dogs, cats and horses. The organization has conducted detailed research on blindness, epilepsy, cancer, equine flu, equine herpes […]

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3D Printer A Gamechanger For Godolphin Farrier

Charlie Appleby is an extremely successful trainer for Godolphin, who is quick to give credit to other team members who work to keep the horses in top form, including his farrier, Derek Poupard, reports Thoroughbred Racing Commentary. Poupard spends three months in Dubai with Appleby, where he focuses on making the horse’s hooves as natural […]

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Hats Off To The Horses: Slim Shadey Chapeau Will Be Auctioned To Benefit Old Friends

The annual “Hats off to the Horses: The Road to the Derby” online fashion auction continues this week with a new Derby-style chapeau going on the virtual block to raise money for Old Friends, the Thoroughbred Retirement Facility in Georgetown, KY. This is the 11th consecutive year that Old Friends has joined with acclaimed milliner […]

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Ask Your Veterinarian Presented By Kentucky Performance Products: Switching Vaccine Sources

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. QUESTION: Since some veterinarians and farms use different types of vaccines, is it a problem to buy an individual and start it on another type? DR. KEVIN HYDE: The short answer to this […]

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MRI And PET Machines At Santa Anita Identifying Potential Breakdowns

Put into place nearly a year ago, Santa Anita’s use of both the Longmile Positron Emission Tomography (MILE-PET) Scan machine and the standing MRI machine have successfully identified injuries that may become catastrophic, proponents say. The PET machine is used on a standing horse and produces scans that veterinarians hope will detect pre-existing injuries that […]

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Thoroughbred Charities Of America To Host Webinar: Fundraising In Challenging Times

Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) will host a webinar entitled Fundraising in Challenging Times on Friday, April 3 at 2 p.m. EST to aid nonprofit organizations amid the COVID-19 pandemic. “When the pandemic hit we reached out to our grant recipients to ask how they were doing,” said Erin Crady executive director of TCA. “One […]

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TAA Issues Second Round Of Grants Early To Help Organizations Cope With COVID-19 Disruptions

The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance released this statement to media and the public April 2 from TAA President John Phillips: “Amid a global crisis, even one that closes the doors to many businesses, horses still need care. “Thanks to our supporters, industry partners, sustainable funding programs, and rigorous financial discipline throughout our history, the TAA is […]

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Turning Out On Spring Grass: Hold Your Horses

Though it can be tempting to turn out horses onto fields as soon as the first hint of green graces the ground, it’s best to wait until grasses are well established and between 6 and 8 inches tall. Delaying turnout in this way will keep both horses and pastures healthy, says Dr. Krishona Martinson of […]

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