Horse Care

New Calendar Celebrates Secretariat’s Last Living Offspring, Benefits Horse Welfare Groups

A new 2019 calendar features the last living sons and daughters of legendary 1973 Triple Crown winner Secretariat. The first calendar in this series, released last winter for 2018, was quite successful, raising more than $4,600 for the equine industry groups it benefits despite the late December launch. “We were very happy with the support […]

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Large Animal Rescue Training Imperative For First Responders In The Bluegrass

A core tenet of the Kentucky Horse Council (KHC) is its dedication to the protection of the state’s equine community and its horses. The organization has multiple programs in place to act as safety nets for horses in the state of Kentucky, but one opportunity in particular focuses on strategic teamwork to preserve the safety […]

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Copper-Coated Nails Prove Beneficial To Hoof Health

Copper has long been hailed by humans due to its electric conductivity, malleable nature and perceived health benefits, and science has proven that the soft metal has antibacterial properties, as it can kill bacteria and other microbes on contact. Recently this has led some blacksmiths in Australia to begin testing the benefits of using copper […]

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3D Printing Makes Surgery Safer, Less Invasive And More Effective

Bento was like any other puppy – energetic, adorably cute and eager for attention. But one day staff members at the Pennsylvania pet store where Bento was being offered to a loving home noticed the pup was in pain and had an injury to his forearm, likely due to being dropped. A good Samaritan offered […]

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Sweet Emotions: Most Horse Owners Believe Equines Have Feelings

The majority of Brazilian horse owners and handlers believe that horses have the ability to feel fear, pain and joy. Many owners also felt that horses could feel both boredom and jealousy. While some would feel that these attributions of emotion to horses are examples of anthropomorphism, researchers from the Federal University of Santa Catarina […]

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Does Hurdle And Fence Color Affect Horse And Rider Safety?  

New research from the University of Exeter indicates that horses may see white and yellow more clearly than the color orange. Strips of orange are currently used on hurdles and fences on British racecourses to help the human eye process the location of the obstacle, but the new study indicates changing the colors of the […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: Thoroughbred Makeover Bridges Gap Between On-Track And Off

It was hard to be at the Kentucky Horse Park this past week and not be inspired by all that surrounded you. There, hundreds of Thoroughbreds, all with eight months or less of retraining since their last race or published work, showed off their new skills, doing everything from jumping and running with hounds through […]

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Q and A: How To Feed An Underweight Horse

In a recent question and answer column on TheHorse.com, a reader asked veterinarian Dr. Clair Thunes, PhD about the best ways to put weight on an off-track Thoroughbred she recently adopted. The horse, says the reader, is selective in what it wants to eat and is generally disinterested in hay and pellets. Thunes, who is […]

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Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance To Highlight Retired Racehorse Issues At Equestricon

From the time of its creation, Equestricon has committed itself to the cause of aftercare and advancing initiatives that support the well-being of retired racehorses. To that end, and for the second year in a row, the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA) has been named the Official Charity Partner of Equestricon. Horse racing’s only convention and fan festival, Equestricon […]

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Sutter, Devis Join Surgery Department At Rood And Riddle

Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital is very pleased to announce that Dr. Wes Sutter will be joining their highly regarded team of Board Certified Surgeons this year on December 1st. Dr. Sutter is well recognized for both his skills as a surgeon and as a lameness diagnostician and will be a welcome addition to Rood & Riddle’s impressive group […]

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