Horse Care

Hold Your Horses: Chemo Successfully Slows Equine Lymphoma Progression

Cancer in horses is often treated similarly to cancer in humans: with chemotherapy. Recent research has shown that this choice of medical intervention can put horses with lymphoma into remission and give them several more months or years to live. The Horse reports that Daniela Luethy, DVM, lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania School of […]

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Ask Your Veterinarian Presented By Equistro: Walking Vs. Swimming Yearlings

In conjunction with Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital, “Ask Your Veterinarian” is a regular feature in the PR Special newsletter distributed online and at Thoroughbred sales. Veterinarians at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital answer your questions about sales and healthcare of Thoroughbred auction yearlings, weanlings, 2-year-olds and breeding stock. Email us at [email protected] you have a […]

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Ask Your Veterinarian Presented By Equistro: How Much Does Yearling Conformation Matter On-Track?

Question: How would the conformation of my yearling affect his racing career? Dr. Raul Bras: Obviously, this is a loaded question that we wouldn’t be able to answer with a short description. Also, we must understand that evaluation of equine conformation is usually subjective and based upon experience or opinion. Conformation is the physical appearance of an animal […]

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Four Endangered Przewalski’s Horse Foals Born At Smithsonian In 2018

Four endangered Przewalski’s (sha-VAL-ski) horse foals were born at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI) between March and June. The first foal, a filly named Dahlores, was born March 20. The younger three foals are colts and were born March 23, April 30 and May 29. It is the first time in 28 years that […]

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Retraining Racehorses As Movie Stars In Italy

There is a quiet barn on the outskirts of the 345-acre Ippodromo Roma Capannelle, a race training facility in Rome, Italy where movie stars are being made out of retired Standardbred and Thoroughbred racehorses. At Relived Horses, retired jockey-turned movie stunt woman Jaqueline Freda and accomplished horse show rider Sabina Findlay use natural horsemanship combined […]

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Can Herd Hierarchy Affect Racehorse Performance?

Where a horse falls in the herd hierarchy can greatly affect his stress management and performance, says Kerry Thomas of THT Bloodstock. Herd hierarchy is based on emotional intelligence. About 85 percent of horses fall into the middle range of herd dynamics. The horses with the most power in a herd tend to be quieter. […]

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Application Period Underway For Thoroughbred Incentive Program

The application period for horse shows to apply for Thoroughbred Incentive Program (T.I.P.) awards in 2019 is now open. T.I.P. offers high point awards and classes for Thoroughbreds in multiple disciplines, including dressage, eventing, hunter, jumper, pleasure, and Western. The T.I.P. application period for 2019 shows is open through September 30, 2018. Shows should apply even […]

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Michigan Man Offering Amish Uber?

Timothy Hochstedler, an Amish man in Colon, MI, is offering rides in his horse and buggy to patrons who pay $5. Dubbed “Amish Uber,” he’s giving new meaning to the term “ridesharing.” Unlike Uber, passengers can’t order this ride from their cell phones; they have to flag Hochstedler down to get a ride in his […]

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Veterinarian: Stifle OCDs Don’t Always Spell Disaster

“In this town, the words ‘stifle OCD’ are cause for great angst and concern,” said Dr. Kathleen Paasch of Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital at a client education seminar earlier this year. “If you’re a veterinarian and you write these words on a report, you’d better be prepared to answer some questions. “People are not […]

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Select Sales Agency Pledges Support Of Retired Racehorse Project

On Friday, the Retired Racehorse Project announced that Select Sales Agency will be launching a new initiative, donating $5 to RRP per horse sold at public auction during the 2018-2019 sales season. Select Sales will also offer their clients the opportunity to donate, and will match those donations up to $10 per horse. “We feel that this […]

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