Horse Care

Safely Feeding Horses In Herds: It Can Be Done

While spending as much time as possible turned out is beneficial for horses, feeding them in groups can sometimes lead to problems as the more-dominant horses get most of the grain or hay, even when resources are plentiful. In the wild, stallions eat first, then mares, and finally young horses; in domesticated situations, dominance is […]

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British Vet Clinic Makes ‘Bricks’ From Unwanted Plastic

White Cross Vets Liverpool – Gateacre is recycling the plethora of non-recyclable plastic used in their clinic by creating environmentally friendly “Ecobricks.” These bricks are made by stuffing plastic bottles with soft plastic, wires, small batteries, Styrofoam and other non-biologic things that are not recyclable. The bricks are then used to make small garden spaces, […]

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Law Enforcement Seizes 18 Horses From Louisiana Feed Lot, Investigation Ongoing

Authorities with the Vernon Parish Sheriff’s Office and Louisiana Department of Agriculture have seized 18 horses after executing a search warrant at an address in Pitkin, La. A statement from the sheriff’s office on Facebook explained the offices had received “numerous” complaints of animal neglect against the Thompson Horse Lot, long known for its Facebook-based […]

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Equitana Trade Fair And Exhibition Fair Coming To Kentucky Horse Park In Fall 2020

Today officials from the Kentucky Horse Park announced a new, three-day equestrian event, EQUITANA USA, will be coming to Kentucky fall of 2020. The announcement, made in Essen, Germany, coincided with EQUITANA Germany, the world’s largest equestrian trade fair and exhibition produced by Reed Exhibitions. Over the course of nine days, the bi-annual German event […]

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Ask Your Veterinarian Presented By Equistro: How Worried Should I Be About Ticks?

QUESTION: How concerned should I be about ticks biting my horse? How do I look for ticks on a horse? DR. BILL GILSENAN: With the spring and summer just upon us, it is natural to consider some of the trouble horses might get into as they will be outside more and active more in the […]

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New Vocations, Flying Start Team Up To Give Trainees Exposure To Thoroughbred Aftercare

New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program has joined forces with the Godolphin Flying Start program to further expand trainee exposure to all facets of the Thoroughbred industry. Each trainee enrolled in the Flying Start program will now complete a week-long rotation at the New Vocations’ Lexington facility. The intention of the time at New Vocations is for Godolphin […]

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Self-Mutilation In Horses: A Violent Reaction To Pain?

Horses can exhibit some startling behaviors in which they harm themselves; these behaviors are dubbed “self-mutilation,” where the horse inflicts serious self-harm. These behaviors are most likely the result of nutritional factors or the domestic environment, Dr. Sue McDonnell reports in The Horse. Self-mutilation is uncontrollable violent behavior, which can include bucking, spinning in circles, […]

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Dr. David Turoff Recognized As February’s Good Works Recipient

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) applauds Dr. David Turoff, the February honoree of the Good Works for Horses Campaign, for his two decades of volunteer service improving the lives of working horses, donkeys and mules in underdeveloped regions of the world. Good Works for Horses honors AAEP-member practitioners who perform volunteer service to […]

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Thoroughbred Incentive Program Reveals Winners Of 2018 Awards

The Jockey Club Thoroughbred Incentive Program (T.I.P.), which encourages the retraining of Thoroughbreds into other disciplines upon completion of careers in racing or breeding, today announced the winners and other placings from its 2018 performance awards program. The complete list of winners and participants is available at tjctip.com/PerformanceAwardsWinners. The performance awards recognize Thoroughbreds accumulating the most […]

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Study: New Drug Shows Promise For Managing Equine Insulin Levels

A new study has shown that the drug velagliflozin may be an effective tool for controlling laminitis risk factors in ponies. The drug is capable of managing equine’s insulin dysregulation; current treatment for insulin dysregulation includes restricting pasture and feeding a diet low in non-structural carbohydrates. The research team was led by Dr. Martin Sillence […]

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