Horse Care

Effectiveness Of Monty Roberts’ Dually Halter Called Into Question

Professional natural horsemanship trainer Monty Roberts designed the Dually halter to encourage the horse to respect the handler with minimal pressure. The halter has an adjustable double noseband as well as left and right side training rings. Roberts believes that the halter has helped him train more than 4,000 horses that will not load. A […]

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Coming Soon: Old Friends To Open A West Coast Branch

Old Friends Farm, a popular retirement home for Thoroughbreds in Georgetown, KY, has agreed to have a new affiliate on the West Coast. Doug Freeland of Flagstone Group and Elizabeth Neil are developing a 95-acre parcel of land just outside of Temecula, Calif., to be used for both the retraining and retirement of Thoroughbred horses. […]

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Figures Show Number Of Horses Shipped To Mexico For Slaughter Up From 2017

As of Dec. 6, nearly 66,000 U.S. horses have been transported to Mexico for slaughter, according to the USDA Economics, Statistics and Marketing Information System. The exact number, 65,915 is an increase over the 62,832 horses sent to Mexico for slaughter as of the same date in 2017. The number of horses exported to Mexico […]

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ASPCA Grants $225,000 To Help Rehabilitate And Retrain Retired Racehorses

ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) today announced it has granted $225,000 to nine equine rescue groups to support their efforts to rehabilitate and retrain retired racehorses. Launched in 2010, the ASPCA Rescuing Racers Initiative has awarded over $2 million to prepare retired racers for new homes and second careers after […]

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Congress Passes Agriculture Bill Defining Horses As Livestock, Not Pets

As the countdown to close the 115th Congress heads to the final stretch, Congress on Wednesday passed the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (H.R. 2), sending the legislation to the president, who is expected to sign the bill into law this week, according to the American Horse Council. Horse industry highlights include a revised statutory […]

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What Happened There? Cliffs of Moher’s Death Reveals Complex Nature Of Shoulder Fractures

On Nov. 6, Cliffs of Moher (IRE) shattered his shoulder during the running of the Melbourne Cup at Flemington Racecourse in Australia and was euthanized. The Williams family, co-owners of the 4-year-old Galileo colt, were stunned and distressed when he broke down. “That horse was sound as a bell, there’s no doubt about that,” owner […]

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Combining Forces For Change: U.S., Canada and Europe Fight Antimicrobial Resistance

Veterinarian organizations in Canada and Europe have released a statement in conjunction with the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) to encourage best practices regarding microbial resistance. The Joint Statement on Continuous Monitoring of Antimicrobial Use and Antimicrobial Resistance encourages the use of targeted strategies to diminish antimicrobial resistance and guarantee antimicrobial oversight so that both animal […]

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More Than 5,100 Gather For American Association Of Equine Practitioners Convention In San Francisco

With a focus on practical knowledge and skills, cutting-edge treatments and advanced diagnostics, the American Association of Equine Practitioners’ 64th Annual Convention drew 5,156 veterinary professionals, students, guests and exhibitors from 45 countries to San Francisco, Calif., Dec. 1–5. The meeting offered 127.5 hours of continuing education across all aspects of equine medicine, including dentistry, […]

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Hagyard Pharmacy Introduces New Equine Pre and Probiotic Product, REVYVE

Hagyard Pharmacy introduced the newest addition to its RESOLVET line of equine products on December 1st, during the 2018 AAEP Convention in San Francisco, CA. The new product, REVYVE, is a pre- and probiotic designed to maintain gastrointestinal (GI) health during periods of antibiotic use and recovery from a variety of GI ailments. “Like the […]

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Godolphin Holiday Halter Auction To Benefit Kentucky Equine Humane Center

This Holiday Season, Godolphin is providing a unique opportunity for fans to get their hands on halters and help an equine charity. The Godolphin Holiday Halter Auction is an online sale of halters worn by the renowned Darley stallions and some of Godolphin’s star racemares and broodmares.  All proceeds will go to the Kentucky Equine […]

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