Horse Care

2011 Belmont Winner Ruler On Ice Visits With Trainer Breen At Monmouth Park

A horse that knows exactly what it takes to win the Belmont Stakes is back “home” at Monmouth Park just in time to witness Justify’s attempt to become the sport’s 13th Triple Crown winner in Saturday’s 150th renewal of the 1½-mile race. Ruler On Ice, the 2011 Bemont Stakes winner, has returned to trainer Kelly Breen’s barn on the Monmouth Park backstretch […]

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UC Davis Veterinary Hospital Launches Free Public Lecture Series

The UC Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital (VMTH) has launched a public educational series of lectures on animal health topics. The series—entitled “An Evening with Vet Med”—will feature on-campus seminars once a month that are free and open to the public. The lecture series is geared toward both large and small animal owners interested in […]

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Equine Assisted Therapy For Veterans Gets $5-Million Boost From Barr Amendment

The American Horse Council reports that on Friday, June 8, the House of Representatives approved H.R. 5895, the Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Energy and Water, Legislative Branch, and Military Construction and Veterans Affairs (VA) Appropriations Act.  Per an amendment offered by Rep. Andy Barr (R-KY), the House bill increases funds for Equine Assisted Activities and […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: Collaboration As A Powerful Force For Good

There is something to be said for the idea of strength in numbers, as the more people you have working toward a common goal, the more ideas you generate, networks you access and work you accomplish. When you want to tackle an issue or fix a problem two heads – or 20 or 50 – […]

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Totally Thoroughbred Horse Show Rescheduled For October 7

The seventh annual Totally Thoroughbred Horse Show, presented by Beyond the Wire, has been rescheduled to Saturday, Oct. 7 at legendary Pimlico Race Course. The show has been moved from its original date of July 7 due to heavy rains the past month. Please not that Canter for the Cause will take place on Pimlico’s […]

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Tick Trouble: Foreign Longhorn Tick Found In VA

The second case of an invasive and exotic tick has been reported to the Virginia Department of Agriculture. Found in Warren County on horses that are locally owned, the first report of a longhorn (bush) tick was on a calf in Albemarle County. Native to Japan, China and Australia, little is known about these ticks […]

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Connections Of Triple Crown Contender Justify Pledge To Support New Vocations

New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program announced today that all five of Justify’s owning connections, as well as trainer Bob Baffert and jockey Mike Smith, have committed to donating a percentage of earnings from the Belmont Stakes to support the program’s mission to rehab, retrain and rehome retired racehorses. WinStar Farm, China Horse Club, Starlight Racing, […]

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Risk Assessment: Equine Gastric Ulcers

Poor performance in athletic horses can have multiple causes, including equine gastric ulcer syndrome (EGUS). Not only can EGUS negatively impact training and competition outcomes, these lesions contribute to decreased appetite, weight loss, and colic. Does your horse have EGUS? Is he at risk? If so, what can be done? EGUS includes ulcers found in either the […]

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Oregon Racehorse Positive For Equine Infectious Anemia

A Quarter Horse mare who was slated to race at Grants Pass Downs in Oregon during their nine-day race meet has tested positive for Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) in a Coggins test. EIA is a blood-borne, potentially fatal disease that is transmitted by biting insects or by the use of contaminated syringes or surgical equipment. […]

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Kentucky’s First 2018 Case Of Potomac Horse Fever Confirmed In Thoroughbred Filly

A 4-year-old Thoroughbred filly in Bourbon County, Ky. has been confirmed to be suffering from equine Potomac Horse Fever (PHF), according to the office of the Kentucky State Veterinarian. The filly presented on June 1 with watery diarrhea, lethargy, and a fever of approximately 104 degrees. She has since been hospitalized in an isolation unit, […]

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