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TCA To Honor Those ‘Working To Provide a Better Life for Thoroughbreds’

In celebration of its 25th anniversary, Thoroughbred Charities of America will be naming nearly 20 recipients of the inaugural Thoroughbred Charities of America Award of Merit. Award recipients will be nominated by the leadership of various state Thoroughbred owners and breeders associations and will be presented at each state association’s annual awards ceremonies. The nominees […]

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2015 Equine Industry Survey Announced

The American Horse Publications has launched its third equine industry survey designed to gauge participation trends and management practices in the United States, identify critical issues facing the industry (as perceived by those who own and manage horses) and better understand horse health issues. While using the word “horse,” the survey refers to all equids, […]

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Racing Commissioners, Chemists Announce Medication Roundtable April 21-23

The Association of Racing Commissioners International (ARCI) and the Association of Official Racing Chemists (AORC) will jointly hold a major racing industry roundtable and conference on equine welfare and medication policy on April 21-23, 2015 at the Grand Hyatt Resort in Tampa, Florida. “The ARCI is the only umbrella organization encompassing the totality of horse […]

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Managers Encouraged to Watch for Eastern Tent Caterpillars

The Eastern Tent Caterpillar (ETC), the bug responsible for the Mare Reproductive Loss Syndrome (MRLS) epidemic of 1999-2001, could be due for a population surge, according to extension specialists at the University of Kentucky. The ETC’s population swells and dips on a 9 to 12-year cycle, and numbers have been increasing steadily over the past few […]

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Old Friends Resident Escapedfromnewyork Dies of Heart Attack

Escapedfromnewyork, a resident of the Old Friends Retirement Facility in Georgetown, Kentucky, died on January 18 from a heart attack brought on by colic at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital. A son of Aristotle out of the Fortunate Prospect mare Prospect Street, the then-4-year-old bay colt arrived at Old Friends unnamed and unregistered. He was […]

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Students Have Hands Full at Equine Massage Therapy School

Horse lovers in eastern Washington state are enjoying a unique educational opportunity at Langley Equine Studies, where the school’s first class of students is getting hands-on experience in equine massage. Langley’s program is one of just two state-licensed equine massage programs in Washington, where animal massage therapists must complete 100 to 300 hours of training before […]

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$750 OTTB On Track for Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event

AP Prime, the off-track Thoroughbred bought for just $750 in southern Illinois, is headed to Rolex this year. Leah Lang-Gluscic purchased the AP Indy grandson off a fairgrounds track and has ridden him through just two full seasons of professional competition. AP Prime was one of five horses from 54 entries at Richland Park CIC** […]

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Track Veterinarians Respond to Proposed Regulations for Compounds

The newly-formed North American Association of Racetrack Veterinarians objected to language released by regulatory vets this week encouraging harsher regulations for compounded drugs. NAARV believe that wording of the proposed rules, which discourage the use of compounded medication without authorized use, opens regulators to restrict the use of certain regenerative therapies by veterinarians, and may […]

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Barbaro, Secretariat Remembered on Laminitis Memorial Wall

Ponies like Flash and Casey are right up there with Secretariat and Barbaro. Beloved trail and amateur show horses Little Dixie, Chief, and Midnight are not far behind. The Animal Health Foundation (AHF), a US charity dedicated exclusively to funding laminitis research, has set a new goal: to make sure that no horse with laminitis […]

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Nutritionists Look to Probiotics for Answers in Colic Prevention

Colic. It’s a grim word with dire meaning for horse owners. Colic kills backyard ponies and million-dollar race horses alike. The early symptoms can be subtle, easily missed. By the time the signs are unmistakable, sometimes it’s too late. Erin Venable, assistant professor of equine science at Southern Illinois University Carbondale and an expert in […]

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