Horse Care

MyRacehorse Pledges $1 Of Every Microshare Sale To Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance

MyRacehorse, an investment platform that allows individuals to purchase micro shares of Thoroughbred racehorses, will pledge $1 to the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance for each micro share sold in its marketplace. MyRacehorse is the first of its kind experiential investment platform allowing fans the opportunity to purchase an equity stake in a racehorse for as little […]

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Old Friends Receives ASPCA Grant For New Hoop Barn

Old Friends, the non-profit Thoroughbred Retirement Farm in Georgetown, KY, has received a generous grant from the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals® (ASPCA®) to build a hoop barn for winter roll bale storage. Old Friends founder and President Michael Blowen made the announcement today. The grant, part of the ASPCA® Rescuing […]

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Study: Does Baker’s Yeast Increase Feed Digestibility?

A form of baker’s yeast added to equine grain rations does not increase feed digestibility, a Brazilian study found. The study team, from University of São Pau, used 10 Arabian geldings for the study; they tested the volatile fatty acids, fecal yeast and bacterial counts, and serum endotoxin levels before during and after the yeast […]

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Elisa Wallace And Reloaded Claim 2018 Most Wanted Thoroughbred Title At Retired Racehorse Project

Several times, Elisa Wallace has come tantalizingly close to winning the top prize at the $100,000 Thoroughbred Makeover, presented by Thoroughbred Charities of America, but things have never quite gone her way in the Finale. This year, she doubled her chances by finishing first and third in the initial round of the Eventing competition and qualifying […]

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Cozmic One Amongst Finalists In 2018 Thoroughbred Makeover; Finale Set For Saturday

That’s a wrap for the initial rounds at the 2018 Thoroughbred Makeover, presented by Thoroughbred Charities of America! Here are today’s final results; the top five in each division will continue on to tomorrow’s Makeover Finale, which starts at 8 a.m. and will be livestreamed on the USEF Network. Competitive Trail 1. B’s Honey, a 2011 mare […]

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Rescheduled Totally Thoroughbred Horse Show Set For Sunday, Oct. 7

The rescheduled Totally Thoroughbred Horse Show presented by Beyond the Wire will take place Sunday, Oct. 7 beginning at 8 a.m. in the infield at legendary Pimlico Race Course. Now in its seventh year, the show was postponed from his original July 7 date due to heavy rains in the weeks leading up to the […]

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Continuing Education Conference For Racetrack, Regulatory Vets Set For March At Gulfstream

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) Safety & Integrity Alliance and the Racing Medication & Testing Consortium (RMTC) today announced that RegVetCE19, a two-day continuing education conference for regulatory and official racetrack veterinarians, will be held March 4-5, 2019 at Gulfstream Park Racing & Casino. The one-of-kind-conference provides training and implements best practices directly related to the protection […]

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High On Helium? Horses Undergoing Surgery Improved When Offered Oxygen/Helium Mix

Horses that have to undergo surgery that requires anesthesia can have a hard time; to be completely anesthetized, they must be placed on the back or their side, which places pressure on internal organs, sometimes leading to partially collapsed lungs. Horses undergoing surgery have better outcomes when offered a mix of helium and oxygen in […]

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How Much Hay To Feed Horses: Where To Begin

Horses thrive on diets rife with forages, whether it is a medley of pasture grasses, baled hay, or another forage product, such as hay cubes, hay pellets, or haylage. They are capable of processing huge quantities of forage to meet their nutritional demands, but where does a horse owner start in determining how much forage to […]

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Drug To Prevent Laminitis In European Trials, Results Promising

European trials are underway on a drug that has been shown to prevent laminitis from developing in at-risk ponies. Called velagliflozin, the drug is related to one used to treat human metabolic syndrome. Laminitis is one of the biggest health threats to domestic horses. Laminitis is triggered by high concentrations of insulin, which occur when […]

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