Horse Care

Stolen Horse International Helps Proposed SC Bill To Track Horse Sales

Stolen Horse International, Inc., also known by NetPosse, a North Carolina-based nonprofit organization, always keeps lost and found horses and their wellbeing in mind, especially stolen horses. The organization has been bringing horses home for 21 years despite the problems they’ve experienced tracing the whereabouts of missing horses. One problem in particular involves the people […]

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Farrier And Equine Veterinarian Halls Of Fame Inductees Announced

The International Hoof-Care Summit (IHCS) will take place Jan. 22-25 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The world’s largest equine footcare educational event and trade show will feature nearly 40 leading farriers, veterinarians and equine researchers who will help increase attendees’ equine hoof-care knowledge. This is the 16th annual IHCS, which was started by American Farriers Journal. In addition to […]

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Farrier Tim Shannon & Dr. Marvin Beeman To Headline 33rd Annual Heumphreus Lecture At UC Davis

The 33rd Annual Charles Heumphreus Memorial Lecture will take place February 16, 2019 at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine (SVM). This year’s event features farrier Tim Shannon and equine veterinarian Dr. G. Marvin Beeman. Farriers and equine veterinarians are invited to attend the event, which takes place from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. […]

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Silver Ray, Graded Stakes Winner And Slaughter Rescue, Dies At 30 At Old Friends

Silver Ray, a graded stakes winner who was rescued from potential slaughter in 2013, was euthanized yesterday due to chronic orthopedic disease at Old Friends, the Thoroughbred Retirement Center in Georgetown, KY. The stallion was 30 years old. Bred in Kentucky, Silver Ray (Silver Hawk -Danceland, by Little Current) won six of his 26 starts for owners Jerry […]

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Ask Your Insurer Presented By Muirfield Insurance: Coverage For In-Utero Foals Purchased At Auction

Question: What options are available to insure the in-utero foals that are purchased with a broodmare at auction? Bryce Burton: In Utero, or Prospective Foal Insurance (PFI), can be put into effect once a mare has been declared 42 days in foal or more. This coverage can be effected not only during the breeding season […]

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‘Swamp Cancer’ Is Killing Chincoteague’s Famous Wild Ponies

Wild ponies that have made the Chincoteague and Assateague islands famous are in a fight for their lives — literally. To date, seven horses have died after developing serious infections from stepping in wetlands contaminated with Pythium insidiosum. This bacteria causes pythiosis, a fungus-like infection of the hooves and legs. The organism enters small cuts on […]

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Mysterious Disease Causes Airway Obstruction In Equines

Nasopharyngeal cicatrix is a condition in horses that causes scarring of the upper airway. Found only in a Central and Southeast Texas, the condition is believed to be caused by an environmental agent. Symptoms include coughing, nasal discharge and difficulty swallowing, said Canaan Whitfield, an assistant professor of large animal surgery at the Texas A&M […]

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Low-Intensity Exercise Reaps Additional Benefits Besides Weight Loss

While restricting caloric intake in horses that need to lose weight is important, new research shows that low-intensity exercise is also key to helping horses shed pounds and garner additional health benefits. A study done by the University of Melbourne used 24 horses and ponies with a body condition score of at least 7 (out […]

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Ask Your Veterinarian Presented By Equistro: Do You Need To Supplement A Mare’s Progesterone During Pregnancy?

QUESTION: If some progesterone is good, is more better? Should you be supplementing with progesterone during pregnancy? DR. CHARLIE SCOGGIN: Speed or stamina? Pedigree or performance? Regu-MateTM or redundant?  These are all questions to ponder as the breeding stock sales season approaches.  And, for each one of these questions, opinions will abound by the boatload. Now, some […]

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Bad Bedding? Straw Hard On Equine Lungs

Straw bedding and dry hay can be risk factors for inflammatory airway disease (IAD) in performance horses, a new study shows. Julie Dauvillier, Fe ter Woort and Emmanuelle van Erck‐Westergren, who represent the Equine Sports Medicine Practice in Waterloo, Belgium, studied the role of fungi in IAD. Horses affected with IAD generally have poor performance, […]

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