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16 Mustangs Collared By BLM To Study Migration Patterns

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has placed radio collars on 16 mustang mares in an attempt to  learn more about how wild horses interact with their environment. Placed on the horses during  a recent gathering of mustangs at the Adobe Town herd management area, the collars will help researchers study the horses migration patterns […]

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Horses Can Read Body Language Of Strangers, Study Shows

It’s long been understood that horses are very perceptive to human body language, which is why leadership training using equines has become all the rage in the last decade. New research out of the University of Sussex now proves that horses can tell the difference between dominant and submissive body postures, even when the humans […]

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Farewell To The ‘Amazing, Magnificent’ Ben’s Cat

Under a brilliant sky of blue on a Saturday morning that brought freezing temperatures to the Mid-Atlantic, they laid the remains of Ben’s Cat in the frozen ground at Laurel Park. In a ceremony attended by approximately 150 horsemen, jockeys and fans – and breeder, owner and Hall of Fame trainer King Leatherbury – Ben’s Cat’s remains were […]

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New Jersey Farm Under Quarantine After Horse Euthanized

A farm in New Jersey has been placed under quarantine by state agriculture oficials after a 25-year-old mare tested positive for Equine Herpesvirus Myeloencephalitis (EHM) and was euthanized. Other horses on the premises in Warren County were exposed to the affected horse, and other horses at a New Jersey horse show were potentially exposed as […]

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Unique Horse Blankets Auctioned To Raise Money For Equine Rescue

McLain Ward, an international rider and Olympic gold medalist, has long been a wonderful ambassador for the sport of riding. In a characteristic philanthropic effort, McLain has donated coolers he has won with his great mare Sapphire to the Silver Oak Jumper Tour, which will auction the coolers and donate the money to Omega Horse Rescue. […]

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Sunglasses For Horses? Mounted Police Horse Wears Special Equipment After Cancer Battle

The horses of England’s Greater Manchester Mounted Patrol are revered for their bravery. In 2016, three of them — Hexam, Captain, and Tangle — shared the Service Animal of the Year award for their heroism in quelling a riot after the Manchester United – Liverpool soccer match. But another in their ranks, Brunswick, showed a […]

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Oregon State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital Temporarily Suspends Elective Procedures

A horse at Oregon State University’s veterinary teaching hospital has been diagnosed with an illness caused by a mutated version of Equine Herpes Virus-1. The horse was taken to the OSU equine teaching hospital on November 4 for treatment. While the virus is likened to a cold in humans, it is highly contagious and, as […]

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A Pretty Poison: Fall Leaves May Be Toxic To Horses

While beautiful, fall can be a time that is fraught with danger for horses that are turned out in pastures with specific types of trees. Falling leaves can pose a very real threat to horses that ingest them. If you suspect a horse in your care has been exposed to any of the following, call […]

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Ask Your Veterinarian: What To Look At In A Broodmare Sale Prospect

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] if you have a question for a veterinarian. QUESTION: What information is available to help a prospective buyer looking at a pregnant mare at the sales? DR. THOMAS […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: Puerto Rico’s Equine Recovery In Transition

Over the past few weeks, as the best horses in the world were competing and selling for millions of dollars on the sport’s biggest stages, our friends in Puerto Rico have been making progress in their recovery from Hurricane Maria. As far as they’ve come, there is still so much that needs to be done. […]

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