Horse Care

Economic Impact of Vesicular Stomatitis Outbreak Expected

While the scope of the  recent vesicular stomatitis (VS) outbreak in the United States has yet to be determined, affected states can expect some economic consequences, says Dr. Angela Pelxel-McCluskey, a VS specialist with the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), said the 2014 outbreak of the disease was the worst seen in the […]

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$10 Million Gift Will Launch Equine Hospital At Colorado State

A transformative gift of $10 million from the Helen K. and Arthur E. Johnson Foundation is launching plans at Colorado State University to build a state-of-the-art equine hospital that will be among the world’s best in teaching veterinary students, promoting discoveries in equine medicine and providing specialty care for horses. “We deeply appreciate this generous […]

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Get Off My Back: Foal Has A Mini-Me On His Shoulder

  Born in May at Fyling Hall Riding School at Robin Hood’s Bay in North Yorkshire, Da Vinci, or “Vinny,” has a unique marking running up his left shoulder and neck: a perfect, white equine shadow. Owned by Wendy Bulmer, Vinny was quite a surprise, in more ways than one: Wendy had bought Vinny’s mom […]

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Bureau Of Land Management To Host Public Tour Of Wild Horse Environment In Oklahoma

The Bureau of Land Management is hosting in August a free half-day public tour of a wild horse off-range pasture in Nowata, OK, located about 10 miles east of Bartlesville. The free tour, which will take place on Saturday, August 1, 2015, will give the public an opportunity to observe approximately 850 mares roaming in […]

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Swiss Researchers Seeking Veterinarian, Trainer Input On Equine Sudden Deaths

Researchers at the University of Bern are seeking information from trainers, riders, and veterinarians with experience in collapse or sudden deaths of horses as part of a study to design prevention techniques for these episodes. The research group has put together two online surveys to learn more about the overall health and presence/absence of warning […]

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Grayson-Jockey Club Meets Oak Tree’s $100,000 Challenge Gift

The Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation has met the $100,000 challenge gift announced by Oak Tree Racing Association in January 2015. The gift and the matching program honor Dr. Jack Robbins, who passed away at the age of 93 on Nov. 29, 2014. As a racetrack veterinarian, farm manager, breeder/owner, and racing association president, Dr. Robbins […]

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A Farrier’s Take On Nerving A Horse

The process of “nerving” a horse, formally known as a posterior digital neurectomy, is often a topic of controversy among horse owners. The procedure is often a last-ditch effort to bring comfort to a horse with chronic and significant heel lameness who has not responded to other treatments, which include therapeutic shoeing and pain-masking medications, […]

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Disabilities No Obstacle For This Horse-And-Rider Team

Julianna Scarborough is a successful equestrian. She’s also deaf. Early in Julianna’s life her mother, Luanne, who is also deaf, realized her daughter’s passion for horses; three years ago she brought Julianna to Carrie Keener, a Tabor City, N.C., trainer with extensive experience. Luanne wanted to teach her daughter to be brave, even when faced […]

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“Swamp Fever” As Scary As It Sounds

Pythiosis, also called Swamp Fever, is a visually startling infection that affects mainly the limbs, abdomen and chest of a horse exposed to standing water infected with the causative organism. Occurring worldwide, the infection causes ulcerative lesions in skin tissue or in the tissue directly below the skin. These large areas of granulated tissue require […]

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Make Every Horse An Easy Shipper

Trailering can be a stressful experience for a horse, especially if he hasn’t done it regularly or has had a bad experience with it in the past. If he is frightened and you force the situation, each time thereafter can get more and more difficult. Taking the time to make the loading process a positive […]

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