Horse Care

Kentucky Equine Humane Center To Host Stock The Barn Fundraiser April 18

The Kentucky Equine Humane Center will be hosting their annual fundraiser, Stock the Barn on the evening of April 18, 2015 at Ballantrae Farm in Lexington, Ky. This exciting event will include a plated dinner by Chef Hannah McCauley of McCauley Catering, and an open bar. The live auction will feature items such as an […]

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For Some, Keeneland Surface Change Impacts Shoeing On The Backstretch

This past weekend, Keeneland began its first spring meet since switching back from its artificial to a dirt surface. The impacts of the switch were obvious for handicappers, trainers, and jockeys, but many fans may not have considered that the change would affect farriers, too. Fran Jurga’s Hoof Blog reported that Tahoe Warrior, a Wayne […]

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USDA Study To Examine Horse Care Trends, Demographics, And Costs

The American Horse Council released the following information this week: The US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Animal Health Monitoring System (NAHMS) has announced the launch of a new equestrian health study called “Equine 2015”  to begin in May.  This will be NAHMS third national study of the U.S. equine health issues; the previous studies […]

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22 OTTBs Set To Compete In Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event

This year’s Rolex Kentucky CCI**** will see 22 off-track Thoroughbreds among the entries list for one of eventing’s biggest prizes. America’s only four-star rated event will take place April 23-26 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky., and includes some returning OTTBs as well as some first-time entrants. There are more Thoroughbreds entered in […]

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Horses More Sensitive To Pain Than Previously Thought

Horses may be more sensitive to pain than originally thought, according to Dr. Lydia Tong, an Australian forensic veterinary pathologist. While it’s been said that horses are “thick-skinned,” Dr. Tong’s research found that a horse’s skin is thicker than human skin by only 1 millimeter. The primary difference, she found, was in the deep collagen […]

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New Type Of Colic Identified, Still Misunderstood

Researchers are working on identifying horses most at risk for a new and still-misunderstood type of colic called idiopathic focal eosinophilic enteritis (IFEE). First identified in the United States in the late 1990s, IFEE causes abnormal focal thickening of the small intestine that can cause an obstruction of food and the abdominal pain. Surgery may […]

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How Changes In Diet Affect Horses’ Digestive Tracts

Researchers in New Zealand aiming to study the affect abrupt changes in diet have on the hind gut have concluded that horses adapt surprisingly well to changes in their diet. The team of researchers studied twelve yearling Thoroughbreds, feeding one group an ensiled conserved forage-grain diet and the other yearlings pasture-only forage for three weeks. […]

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Aspen Veterinary Resources Launches Banamine Competitor

Aspen Veterinary Resources, Ltd, an Animal Health International company, today introduces Vetameg® Equine Paste (flunixin meglumine), indicated for the alleviation of inflammation and pain associated with musculoskeletal disorders in the horse. Each Aspen Veterinary Resources’ Vetameg Paste (flunixin meglumine) 30mg syringe contains flunixin meglumine equivalent to 1500mg flunixin, which is the same active ingredient in […]

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TRF Rescues Horse With Proceeds From Sigler Fund

Ex-racehorse Cannwyll, seized by animal control off a Florida property weighing a mere 847 pounds, now has a new home and future at the Ocala location of the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation. According to the Off Track Thoroughbreds blog, Cannwyll was the first horse rescued using proceeds from the newly-established Adam Sigler Fund. Adam Sigler, whose […]

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Stevens Joins TRF As Director Of Development And Horse Sponsorship

Jennifer Stevens has joined the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation, as Assistant Director of Development and Horse Sponsorship. Stevens comes to the TRF from Cornell University Cooperative Extension (CCE) of Saratoga County, where she was the Ag Economic Development Educator and Equine Specialist. In that role, her duties ranged from education on best management practices and farm […]

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