Horse Care

Emirates Racing Authority Issues Statement Regarding Newmarket Strangles Case

The Emirates Racing Authority on Wednesday moved to distance itself from the case of strangles which has been discovered in horse trained by Newmarket-based conditioner, Marco Botti. The unnamed horse raced during the Dubai World Cup carnival over the winter, and has since tested positive for the potentially fatal disease. However, the ERA issued the […]

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iStable Launches Equine Management Application Platform

iStable has announced both the release of iStable Web+ Mobile and the official public launch of the company’s application platform to all equine professionals. With over six months of invitation-only client testing completed, along with thousands of man-hours simultaneously allocated to development of the browser-based platform, iStable is excited about officially launching its expanded value proposition to equine professionals worldwide. […]

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Maker’s Mark Secretariat Center, RunTheBluegrass Partner For Family Fun Day

On Saturday, March 28th, the Maker’s Mark Secretariat Center hosted runners and their families for an afternoon of fun in collaboration with RunTheBluegrass. A day of running and experiencing the best of Central Kentucky’s farms and horse parks, RunTheBluegrass offered races of various length from Kids’ One Mile to Half-Marathon. After crossing the finish line, […]

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Tattoo Artist Treats Horse To Stave Off Optical Cancer

A Missouri Fox Trotter named Ace is sporting new, permanent eyeliner thanks to a veterinarian and two tattoo artists. The 5-year-old gelding sports a pale coat and skin, making him more vulnerable to sun damage and skin cancer than average horses. When owner Beverly Bundren purchased Ace two years ago, she knew his right eye could […]

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Standing MRI Can Signal Breakdowns Before They Happen

Regulators have spent a lot of time drafting, editing, and implementing industry reforms with the goal of reducing the rate of fatal breakdowns in Thoroughbred racing. The challenge for many has been reconstructing the factors behind a fatal breakdown, but that there may be a way to predict one without calculating surface slide or finding […]

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The Duchess And The OTTBs

Street Art is a rangy chestnut who seems much bigger than his 16.3 hands. He’s a follower more than a leader, as evidenced by his race record. He raced twice; once, he failed to officially finish and the other time, he entered the stretch nearly 50 lengths behind and was eased, walking across the finish […]

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Parasites Egg Counts? There’s An App For That

Kentucky-based MEP Equine Solutions has developed an app that will allow horse owners and veterinarians to take a horse’s fecal egg count on-site in less than five minutes. Users simply collect a fecal sample from the horse and use the company’s proprietary stain to  prepare the sample. After five minutes, the various parasite eggs will glow […]

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The Benefits Of Natural Trimming

Hoof care is one of those topics in which everyone (at least every horse person) has an opinion. While the primary objective is always to create a balanced hoof, but the ways to achieve that goal are plentiful. One approach to this objective is natural trimming. Based on how evolution and natural erosion of the […]

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Thoroughbred Horse Show Association To Host Event At KY Horse Park May 3

The Thoroughbred Horse Show Association (THSA) will host its fourth annual show on Sunday May 3 at the world-renowned Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington. Entries for the event, which will benefit Our Mims Retirement Haven for broodmares, close April 18. This year’s renewal is held in conjunction with Thoroughbred Alliance Show Series (TASS) and the […]

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Months After Adoption, DNA Test Reveals Mare’s Identity

It’s been several months since an emaciated Thoroughbred mare was seized, along with several other horses, from a South Florida farm. Thanks to a DNA test from the Jockey Club, her adoptive owner finally knows the horse’s identity. The bay mare’s body condition score was between a 1 and 2 on the Henneke Body Condition […]

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