Horse Care

CA Police Officer Adopts Loose Horse Found On Patrol

A 22-year-old San Bernardino police officer adopted a Thoroughbred that was found wandering loose on Highland Avenue. Shea Malone found the 5-year-old chestnut grazing in a parking lot; she used the hobble on one of her legs as a makeshift halter while waiting on animal control. The mare was underweight and her hooves were in […]

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Placentitis: A Tricky Disease With Few Warning Signs

In mid-April, former Horse of the Year Zenyatta tragically aborted her Into Mischief foal. This was the sixth pregnancy for the 14-year-old mare. Zenyatta’s connections wrote in her blog, “The cause of the abortion was found to be a low-grade placentitis that triggered premature placental separation.” Since the abortion, Queen Z, as her fans call […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: Spreading The Word About The ‘Good Guys’

This past weekend, Justify carried the hopes and dreams of millions around the Belmont oval and across the finish line to become racing’s 13th Triple Crown winner. In the minutes and hours after the race, social media lit up with everything from well-wishes and jubilation to conspiracy theories, comparisons and criticisms. As so often happens […]

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Researchers Say ‘Obesity Epidemic’ Now Being Seen In Horses Worldwide

An “obesity epidemic” threatens the world’s horse population, according to some researchers*. “Studies from all over the world indicate that far too many horses are overweight, putting them at risk for obesity-related health issues such as equine metabolic syndrome and laminitis,” noted Kathleen Crandell, Ph.D., a nutritionist for Kentucky Equine Research. One study found that 45 percent of 319 […]

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Santa Anita, CARMA Sponsoring Aftercare Awareness Day Sunday

Santa Anita Park, in conjunction with the California Retirement Management Account (CARMA), will host an event celebrating retired racehorses and those that attend to and develop them, with Aftercare Awareness Day, on Sunday, June 17. CARMA Youth Ambassadors Amanda Gomez (15) and Jolee Craigmyle (14) will be demonstrating the versatility of retired Thoroughbreds in their […]

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Can Beet Pulp Prevent Gastric Ulcers in Horses?

Any horse can develop gastric ulcers—painful erosions of the stomach lining that contribute to weight loss, poor performance, irritability, and colic. Despite intense study of equine gastric ulcer syndrome (EGUS) in horses, failsafe management strategies have yet to be identified. One recent study on EGUS in warmbloods* reported that horses offered beet pulphad a lower risk of […]

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Indiana HBPA Pledges Support Of Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance

Indiana Horsemen’s Benevolent & Protective Association has pledged $5,000 to the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance in support of accredited Thoroughbred aftercare. “It is absolutely imperative to the Indiana HBPA that our equine athletes have the opportunity to have a quality life after being retired from racing,” Indiana HBPA president Joe Davis said. “The TAA plays a […]

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Can Bandages Cause Tendon Damage In Racehorses?

Many racehorses have their legs bandaged in an effort to reduce the chance of overreaching and injury when they are worked or exercised; many sport horses and those ridden for pleasure have their legs bandaged or wrapped by owners who believe they are providing support to equine legs. In horses that are not racing, the […]

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Second Case Of Potomac Horse Fever In Kentucky

On June 5, 2018, a second case of Potomac Horse Fever in Bourbon County, KY, was confirmed. A 2017 Thoroughbred filly presented on May 29 with dehydration, a fever and diarrhea. Blood and feces were tested and Potomac Horse Fever was confirmed. Treatment began on June 5 and the filly has improved and is expected […]

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Drought In Australia Affecting Even Large Thoroughbred Farms

Drought conditions in Australia are affecting all livestock owners, including large Thoroughbred breeding farms, with an increased cost for hay and the potential for limited quality hay in the near future. Farms like Yarraman Stud and Arrowfield are considering or have implemented an additional fee on horse owners to cover the rising cost of quality […]

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