Horse Care

Scopolamine: More Information About The Drug In Justify’s Post-Race Test

The following informational bulletin was released by the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium after news broke late Sept. 11 that 2018 Triple Crown winner Justify tested positive for scopolamine after the Santa Anita Derby.  Scopolamine (also known as hyoscine) is conventionally used in human medicine for the prevention of motion sickness. It is available by […]

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Nighttime Nibbles: Why Horses Need Constant Access To Forage

Most equine owners and caretakers know a horse needs to have something in his stomach almost constantly to avoid issues like colic, ulcers and mental stress. But what about during the night, when he should be asleep? Research shows that horses need something to nibble even when it’s dark out–but the solution isn’t just to […]

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Life After Two Colic Surgeries: Eventing Horse Back In Training

Monty, a 6-year-old Thoroughbred gelding, was down and displaying signs of colic when owner Ashley Aguado received the late-night call that he was sick. She rushed to him and found her three-day eventing horse in a dire condition. “When I arrived, Monty’s face was cut up from all the rolling he was doing,” said Aguado. […]

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Ask Your Insurer Presented By Muirfield Insurance: What Types Of Coverage Does A Sales Consignor Need?

Equine insurance experts answer your questions about insuring Thoroughbreds for the breeding and auction realms. Email us at [email protected] if you have a question for an insurer. QUESTION: Are there policies or protections unique to people consigning horses, as opposed to the owners of the horses themselves? BRYCE BURTON: Consignors should have a Workers’ Compensation […]

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Kentucky Horse Council’s Prosecco for Ponies Fundraiser Announced

The Kentucky Horse Council announces Prosecco for Ponies, a brunch fundraiser to be held at New Vocations at Mereworth Farm on October 12, 2019, at 10:30 am. Prosecco for Ponies is a brunch event to benefit the Kentucky Horse Council. Brunch will be catered by Local Feed out of Georgetown, KY and there will also […]

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Get A Load Of This: Study Helps Determine Potential Mechanical Cause Of Injury

Scientists are using inertial sensors to learn how horse hooves interact with the ground. This information will help researchers discover more about the strain on horse’s legs and the causes of injury. Dr. Jeff Thomason at the Ontario Veterinary College has been studying hoof/ground interaction as well as shock and the forces that act on […]

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Thoroughbred Charities Of America Grants Over $450,000 To 64 Organizations

Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) announced today that grants totaling nearly $475,000 have been awarded to 64 approved organizations that provide Thoroughbred aftercare and incentive programs, equine-assisted therapies, and health and human services for backstretch and farm workers. Grant recipients from the last three years can be found on www.tca.org. One of TCA’s grants is […]

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11-Year-Old Millionaire Slim Shadey Pensioned To Old Friends

Old Friends, the Thoroughbred Retirement farm based in Georgetown, KY., today welcomed long-time turf hero Slim Shadey. The 11-year-old gelding was pensioned by current owner Michael Hui after a nine-year career. Slim Shadey made his final start on August 2 at Indiana Grand. A two-time graded-stakes winner, Slim Shadey was bred in Great Britain by […]

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Ask Your Veterinarian Presented By Equistro: Will CBD Oil Help My Horse?

In our Ask Your Veterinarian series, we bring your questions to the practitioners of Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, Ky., and they provide answers. Got a question you want to see in this series? Email info at paulickreport.com.  QUESTION: There are lots of new products on the pet/equine markets touting the benefits of CBD […]

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More Than 450 Thoroughbreds Compete at New Vocations Charity Horse Show, T.I.P. Championships

The fifth annual New Vocations All-Thoroughbred Charity Horse Show was a resounding success with a record-breaking number of horses—more than 450—traveling from 26 states to compete in hunter, jumper, pleasure, Western and dressage disciplines. Additionally, nearly $120,000 in sponsorships were raised through this year’s event. This is the most the show has ever raised and will go […]

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