Horse Care

Potomac Horse Fever And Strangles Confirmed In TN

Potomac Horse Fever has been confirmed in a horse in Davidson County, TN. Caused by a bacteria that is carried by freshwater snails, PHF can causes fever, diarrhea and colic; it can be deadly. It is not transmitted between horses. Strangles was also confirmed in four horses at a private facility in Shelby County, Tenn. […]

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Breeding For A Pretty Face Can Mean Massive Dental Problems

Vikki Fowler, a veterinarian and an equine dental technician, has warned that breeding equines for “designer” faces can cause them pain by not leaving enough room in their mouth for their teeth. Breeders are emphasizing very dished faces, which means the horses and ponies are being born with smaller mouths. If there is not enough […]

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SIU Carbondale Encourages Community To Bring Horses To Campus

Southern Illinois University Carbondale is encouraging the community to participate in a one-day training session with their horses and learn more about equine science. Hosted by Stephanie Speiser, a senior lecturer at the school in animal science, food and nutrition, horse owners will focus on riding and handling in the morning, then create an afternoon specific […]

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Thoroughbred Makeover To Offer Extra Award For New York-Breds

The Retired Racehorse Project announced today that a new special award will be offered at the 2018 Thoroughbred Makeover, taking place Oct. 4-7 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY. The New York Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association, New York Racing Association, and New York Thoroughbred Breeders Inc. are jointly sponsoring the $5,000 Empire State Success Story Award, which will go […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: Brass Hat Helps BreyerFest Celebrate 29th Year

For many horse lovers, Breyer model horses evoke a certain sense of nostalgia. So often for horse-crazy kids, a stable of Breyer horses laid the foundation for dreams of one day owning a horse – or stable – of their own. Each year at the Kentucky Horse Park the Breyer model horse company puts on […]

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Colic Care: Do’s And Don’ts

Colic can be a very scary situation, even if it’s a “mild” case that is resolved without surgical intervention. “Colic” is a broad term that can be applied to any abdominal discomfort. It can commonly occur with the ingestion of sand or too much grain; it can also be caused from an impaction or parasites, […]

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Which Is Which? Matching Feed Ingredients With Nutrients

Anyone who has made an effort to read the label on a bag of horse feed knows that recognizing and understanding the ingredients is not easy. We know that three basic feed components — protein, fat, and fiber — are necessary in a horse’s diet, as well as various vitamins and minerals, but what ingredients […]

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Is Your Foal Nutritionally Ready For Weaning Day?

Weaning is a time of major transition for foals, both nutritionally and psychologically. In addition to being separated from their dams, milk becomes completely absent from the diet. Following weaning, foals must acquire all of their nutrition from forage and a concentrate. Because weaning is a significant stressor, foals are also at high risk for […]

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Porky Porcine Leverages Star Power To Bring CT Scanner To Canada

Esther the Wonder Pig is 600-pounds of porcine celebrity and she’s using her star power for good. Cared for by Steve Jenkins and Derek Walter, who own the Happily Ever Esther Farm Sanctuary in Milton, Ontario, Esther has over 1.3 million followers on Facebook. After falling ill last year and being referred to the University […]

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Boyd Gaming-Owned Tracks In Louisiana Join NTWO Horse-Rehoming Efforts

The National Thoroughbred Welfare Organization (NTWO) today announced a partnership with Delta Downs Racetrack Casino Hotel and Evangeline Downs Racetrack Casino Hotel, which have each agreed to provide financial assistance and other support to NTWO’s horse-rehoming efforts in the state of Louisiana. The Boyd Gaming Corporation-owned tracks are the first in Louisiana – and the […]

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