Horse Care

Let There Be Light: Length Of Day Used As Mare Management Tool

Mares have been put under artificial light in order to encourage the onset of seasonal reproductivity for years; extending the length of “daylight” to about 16 hours is a common management tool on may farms. Research has shown that blue light, which has a shorter wavelength, is very effective at suppressing melatonin secretion and initiating […]

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How Physics And Drinking Straws Relate To A Horse’s Airway

The following sponsored content comes from the makers of Flair Nasal Strips. Have you ever tried drinking a thick smoothie through a narrow straw? It’s not easy. In fact, you’d probably have just as much luck trying to drink liquid concrete. However, trade in that skinny straw for one with a wider diameter and suddenly […]

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Sooner Rather Than Later: Roarers May Benefit From Early Intervention

“Roaring,” a term commonly used for horses that have one side of their larynx paralyzed, is more common in Thoroughbreds and draft horses than in other breeds. Some reports suggest that up to 64 percent of Thoroughbreds could suffer from roaring, which is also called laryngeal hemiplegia. In horses that are expected to perform at […]

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Research To Examine Whether Dementia Patients Benefit From Equine Therapy

Equimed reports that the University of California Davis School of Medicine, the Connected Horse and the Center for Equine Health have joined forces on a groundbreaking research study which will examine whether dementia patients and their caregivers can benefit from equine therapy. Non-mounted equine-assisted therapy is commonly accepted as beneficial for children and adults with […]

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Rood & Riddle Responds: Veterinarians Answer Your Questions At March 4 Event In Lexington

Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital will host Rood & Riddle Responds, an educational seminar for people engaged in the equine industry, on March 4, 2020 at Embassy Suites in Lexington. Now in its 35th year, the Rood & Riddle Client Education Seminar will continue with the popular question-and-answer format. Questions submitted by clients and veterinarians […]

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Godolphin Flying Start Partners With Maker’s Mark Secretariat Center

The Godolphin Flying Start Program has been a well-respected organization that prepares students for a future in the racing industry since its inception in 2003. Focused on Thoroughbred breeding and racing, students now receive education on responsible equine aftercare, as well. This year, from January to July, when the Flying Start trainees are in Kentucky, […]

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Old Friends Welcomes New Retirees Stormy Liberal And Patch On April 6

Old Friends, the Thoroughbred Retirement facility based in Georgetown, KY, will host a special “Welcome Day” for new retirees Stormy Liberal and Patch on Monday April 6, 2020 from 12 to 2:30 p.m. The meet-and-greet will be held at Old Friends main farm, located at 1841 Paynes Depot Road in Georgetown, KY.  Light refreshments will […]

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New Vocations Joins Visit Horse Country, Combo Tours Launch For Spring 2020

The Visit Horse Country Board of Directors is proud to announce the addition of New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program to its membership roster. The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance-accredited (TAA) program is the 40th organization to join Visit Horse Country. New Vocations will begin offering tours of its Mereworth Farm facility location in April. Tour dates and […]

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Quarantine, Shipping Ban Lifted At Mahoning Valley In Ohio

The Ohio Department of Agriculture’s Division of Animal Health gave Mahoning Valley Race Course approval to lift a quarantine in one of its barns and once again permit the shipment of horses into and out of the Youngstown facility. Barn 5 at Mahoning Valley was quarantined on Feb. 14 after an initial serum neutralization test […]

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