Horse Care

Application For Texas Race Withdrawn Amid EIA Outbreak

Jose Manuel Rico has withdrawn his application for a mass gathering permit to hold a horse race in Scurry, Texas, on July 21. The location of the proposed race was just 1.5 miles from a facility that is under quarantine from an equine infectious anemia (EIA) outbreak. Earlier in July, the Texas Animal Health Commission […]

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Causes Of Colic: More Than Just Feed Changes

Equine management changes can increase the risk of colic, and it’s not just the changing of feed horse owners and caretakers need to be concerned with: changes in exercise, pasture, water or housing can also up a horse’s risk of gastrointestinal distress. Also, a new study shows that the more caregivers a horse has, the […]

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Ask Your Veterinarian Presented By Equistro: Treating Tricky Skin Diseases

In our Ask Your Veterinarian series, we bring your questions to the practitioners of Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, Ky., and they provide answers. Got a question you want to see in this series? Email info at paulickreport.com QUESTION: Skin diseases can be so tricky to get rid of; should I be using […]

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Racehorse Rescued From Sinkhole On Fort Erie Backstretch

Earlier this morning, a horse was safely rescued from a sinkhole in the backstretch at Fort Erie Race Track. Mr Changue, trained by Ken Albu, was grazing this morning and the ground gave way, creating a sinkhole which was caused by a broken water main. Key members of our maintenance, security and race office staff have […]

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New Bolton Center Welcomes Dr. Olivia Lorello

The University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine (Penn Vet) is pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Olivia Lorello, VMD, PhD, to New Bolton Center’s Equine Field Service team. “I am beyond excited for this opportunity to work alongside some of the best veterinarians in the world,” said Lorello. “New Bolton Center is uniquely surrounded […]

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Stripes May Help Zebras Handle The Heat

The stripes on zebra coats may do more than just assist with fly control: They may help control body temperature, new research shows. Small-scale convection currents created between the stripes aid evaporation and the zebra’s ability to erect the hair on their black stripes also helps with heat loss. Former biology technician Alison Cobb and […]

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Study: No Mechanism Can Stop A Determined Equine Escape Artist

Most equine enthusiasts have known a Horse Houdini that can let themselves out of nearly any locked situation. Researchers have discovered that there is not one conventional door or gate latch that cannot be opened by a determined equine—some horses have even been able to open locks that required keys! Until this study, completed by […]

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Grain And Colic: Is There A Connection?

Straight grains, like corn, barley, sweet feed or oats, can contribute to the onset of colic in horses. Bagged feeds, which have higher-fiber ingredients, are processed so they are gentler on equine digestive tracts. The equine small intestine cannot absorb loads of starch at one time; what can’t be absorbed goes into the large intestine, […]

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Mower Donations To Aftercare Programs Now Total 11

Equine Equipment is proud to announce the conclusion of its inaugural “For the Good” program for 2019 with almost a dozen aftercare programs being helped by a donation of a Toro or Exmark commercial mower for the summer mowing season. The initiative was launched as a way to give back and show support for the […]

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Hard To Breathe: Are Upper Respiratory Issues Related To Equine Asthma?

Equine asthma (EA) was the focus of a new study out of Poland that sought to determine if horses that suffered from the disease were more likely to have pharyngeal abnormalities in their upper airways during exercise. Conducted by Dr. Blanka Wysocka of the Warsaw University of Life Sciences and Dr. Kluciński, the study examined […]

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