Horse Care

Whoa! Life-Sized Horse Statue Vanishes From Sidewalk

A life-sized horse statue has gone missing from Kelly’s Eastside restaurant in Plano, Texas. A fixture at the eatery for years, the fiberglass horse statue was originally purchased as part of a local school fundraiser. Tim Kelly, owner of the restaurant, liked the statue so much he decided to keep it and put it on display. It […]

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Salt River Horse Found Dead After Protests Over Planned Roundup

One week after protests deterred a plan to round up and wild horses in the Tonto National Forest in Arizona, a Salt River horse has been killed. The horses roam free on forest land and occasionally cross the roads; the horse named Thunder was found dead on the side of the highway. Though investigators cannot […]

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Equine Influenza: What You Need To Know To Protect Your Horse

Just like with humans, when a horse gets the flu, they just plain don’t feel well. They are lethargic, they’re uninterested in food, they have runny nasal discharge, their lymph nodes may be enlarged and they are running a fever. Equine influenza (EI) is a highly contagious viral disease that can put a horse on […]

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How Does Your Racehorse Grow? Some Intriguing Findings In Research

It’s no secret that young Thoroughbreds seem to be constantly growing in their first months of life, but how exactly does that growth occur, and what does it mean for managers and sales agents? In a presentation before the Thoroughbred Breeder’s Association annual seminar in the United Kingdom last month, Kentucky Equine Research president Dr. […]

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Equine Vision To Be Focus Of Free Lecture At New Bolton Center

On Tuesday, September 8, at 6:30 p.m., New Bolton Center’s Large Animal Ophthalmologist Catherine Nunnery, DVM, will discuss many aspects of the equine eye and vision in her talk, “Equine Vision: What Does My Horse See?” The presentation is part of the First Tuesday Lecture Series at Penn Vet’s New Bolton Center, 382 West Street […]

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Horse Whiskers Among Inspirations For Robotic Device That Could Be Used In Human Medicine

Horses are among the many mammals that rely on a set of whiskers to help them find their way around the world. The whiskers protruding from a horse’s muzzle or chin are known as vissebrae, an are technically a sensory organ that helps a horse detect the location of a food or water source, especially […]

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Are Charleston Carriage Horses Safe?

Heavy machinery has been spooking carriage horses in downtown Charleston, S.C., incident reports show. The city of Charleston’s Tourism Department had had 18 carriage horse incidents reported since 2012. Three of the incidents involved carriages and heavy equipment; there is more equipment present as construction on the peninsula has increased in the last few years. […]

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Rare Tumor Cause Of Aggressive Behavior in OTTB

Mintz, a Thoroughbred mare owned by physician Dr. Carl Gittens of Stuart, Florida, recently became very aggressive toward other horses, a marked change from her typically gentle self. Gittens knew that there must be an underlying cause to the polo pony’s behavior, which included mounting other mares, kicking at the walls and acting similarly to […]

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Equine Industry Poised For Growth According To American Horse Publications Survey

The equine industry has found stability and shows positive signs of growth, especially among young adult horse owners and event participants, according to results of a survey by American Horse Publications (AHP) sponsored by Zoetis. The survey included responses from over 10,662 horse owners. Among the highlights, the third online nationwide equine industry survey shows1: […]

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Arizona: Decision On Salt River Mustangs Delayed Until September

The U.S. Forest Service has tabled any plans to immediately remove up to 100 wild horses from along the Salt River area in the Tonto National Forest in Arizona. Arizona State Rep. Kelly Townsend told KNXV-TV/ABC-15 that she met with Forest Service officials Aug. 5 and they agreed to hold off on the roundup and […]

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