Horse Care

ReRun To Hold Annual Shopping Fundraiser At Upstate Equine Medical Center

ReRun will hold its “Evening for the Equines” fundraising event on the grounds of Upstate Equine Medical Center in Schuylerville, N.Y. on Aug. 18 at 4 p.m. The event will include dinner, live music from the band Children At Play, wine tasting, and various “Shopportunities” from area merchants with proceeds going to support the organization’s […]

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Study Shows Significant Downturn in Economic Indicators for Veterinary Practices

Results of the National Equine Veterinary Economic Study provide an in-depth assessment of the equine veterinary industry, including the current status and economic trends of veterinary practices, and attitudes of veterinarians. Study results will be released in a series of six monthly topics and the first release provides a financial review of the equine veterinary […]

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The Need For Zzzz’s: Competition Horses May Need More Sleep

People aren’t the only ones who need a good night’s sleep to prepare for a competition. British researchers discovered that some equine sleep patterns may affect performance, though more research is needed to confirm their results. Attendees of the International Society for Equitation Science conference in Vancouver, Canada, learned that studies in humans have shown […]

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Mike Rowe Gives Riding a Go

More commonly known for his role on the television show Dirty Jobs and his narration of commercials and documentaries, Mike Rowe tried his hand at horseback riding for his series Somebody’s Gotta Do It. The series spotlights professional trades that require an enormous amount of work; Rowe visited Olympic hopeful Lauren Billys, who trains out […]

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Horse Hits The Highway

A riderless horse running down Interstate 10 in Katy, Texas, was caught on a police dash camera . Having gotten loose from the yard where she lived, the mare was cantering down the freeway into oncoming traffic, with a police officer following closely behind on a motorcycle. Cars and semi-trucks had to pull over to […]

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Alabama Officials Urge Horse Owners To Vaccinate Against EEE, WNV

Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries Commissioner John McMillan announced Friday that two positive tests for Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) have been reported by the department’s diagnostic laboratory located in Auburn. One sample was collected from a horse located in Dallas county and the other sample was collected from a horse located in Mississippi. “This […]

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Saratoga Fundraiser Pulls In $200,000 For Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation

The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation’s The Foods of Anne Burrell event raised over $200,000 for retired racehorses last weekend. The gala, which included an auction of stallion seasons vacation packages, and other unique items, was held at the Fasig-Tipton pavilion the night before the company’s Saratoga Selected Yearling Sale. High-priced items at the auction included a $37,000 […]

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Cloning Attempted As Unique Breed Becomes Extinct

Great Abaco Island in the Bahamas has long been home to the Abaco Wild Horse, also called the Abaco Barb. Brought over from Cuba by a logging company toward the end of the 1800s, 200 horses were set free on the island in the 1940s when the company began to use machinery to harvest wood. […]

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Army Base Battles 700 Feral Horses

Troops at a Fort Polk, an Army base in Louisiana, are having to deal with more than the intensive training that normally occurs at the installation; they’re also facing the inconvenience of training around almost 700 feral horses. Just 20 miles from the Texas state line, the base encompasses 198,000 acres; almost 90,000 of those […]

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CEO Credits Horses With Teaching Her Leadership Skills

Gay Gaddis, founder and CEO of T3, the largest female-owned advertising agency in the country, is not only a business person, but a horse person, and says the two go hand-in-hand. Gay described in a Forbes op-ed how watching the Percherons at her Texas ranch allowed her to glean some of the most important lessons she has […]

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