Horse Care

$750 OTTB On Track for Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event

AP Prime, the off-track Thoroughbred bought for just $750 in southern Illinois, is headed to Rolex this year. Leah Lang-Gluscic purchased the AP Indy grandson off a fairgrounds track and has ridden him through just two full seasons of professional competition. AP Prime was one of five horses from 54 entries at Richland Park CIC** […]

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Track Veterinarians Respond to Proposed Regulations for Compounds

The newly-formed North American Association of Racetrack Veterinarians objected to language released by regulatory vets this week encouraging harsher regulations for compounded drugs. NAARV believe that wording of the proposed rules, which discourage the use of compounded medication without authorized use, opens regulators to restrict the use of certain regenerative therapies by veterinarians, and may […]

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Barbaro, Secretariat Remembered on Laminitis Memorial Wall

Ponies like Flash and Casey are right up there with Secretariat and Barbaro. Beloved trail and amateur show horses Little Dixie, Chief, and Midnight are not far behind. The Animal Health Foundation (AHF), a US charity dedicated exclusively to funding laminitis research, has set a new goal: to make sure that no horse with laminitis […]

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Nutritionists Look to Probiotics for Answers in Colic Prevention

Colic. It’s a grim word with dire meaning for horse owners. Colic kills backyard ponies and million-dollar race horses alike. The early symptoms can be subtle, easily missed. By the time the signs are unmistakable, sometimes it’s too late. Erin Venable, assistant professor of equine science at Southern Illinois University Carbondale and an expert in […]

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Veterinary X-Ray Vision? New Smartphone Technology Lets Students ‘Look Into’ Horses

Veterinary students at the University of Liverpool have been able to use their smartphones in a new way in the last few months, according to a Horse and Hound report last week. The school has introduced augmented reality, a software that allows students to “look inside” an animal by holding their phone against a special […]

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$48 Million Facility to Aid Equine Transport at JFK Airport

A new $48 million facility at JFK International Airport will make air travel for animals a little more comfortable. ARK Development, LLC signed a 30-year lease with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to develop, construct and manage an animal handling and air cargo facility called “The ARK at JFK.” The building […]

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Pass the Sunscreen: Sun Protection Key to Horse’s Recovery From Skin Cancer

Silver must wear a mask, just like his owner, the man who calls himself the Lone Ranger. Diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma of the eye, the Tennessee Walking Horse has undergone surgery at Penn Vet’s New Bolton Center to remove multiple cancerous lesions. To prevent a recurrence, when this very white horse goes outside, he […]

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Palm Meadows Gets Standing MRI Thanks to Gulfstream, Local Veterinarian

Palm Meadows, the satellite training center of Gulfstream Park and state-of-the-art facility conceived and designed by Frank Stronach, has become the first Thoroughbred racetrack or training center in North America to have a standing magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) unit. The standing MRI at Palm Meadows is the result of a cooperative relationship between Gulfstream Park […]

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Florida Feed Company Fined for Contaminated Product

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services announced this week that it will fine Lakeland Animal Nutrition in connection with tainted feed that has killed eleven horses to date. Rate My Horse Pro reported that the company has the option to pay $4,000 or request a hearing, though officials with Lakeland have not revealed […]

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RCI Seeks to Crack Down on Compounded Drugs

In an effort to strengthen rules to combat the use of illegally compounded medications in racing, regulators are taking steps to ensure that commissions have adequate authority to sanction licensees who violate existing federal restrictions limiting the use of such substances. “Commission investigators are finding that some are seeking to circumvent existing doping rules by […]

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