Horse Care

New Bill Would Prevent Re-Establishment Of American Slaughter Houses

Lawmakers from states across the country have come together to introduce a bill that would prevent the export of horses from the United States to Canada and Mexico and would also halt the possibility of the re-establishment of American slaughter houses. Representatives Frank Guinta (R-NH), Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), Vern Buchanan (R-FL) and Michelle Lujan Grisham […]

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Ohio Commission Funding Series Of Studies On Cobalt

The Ohio State Racing Commission (OSRC) will fund a series of research studies on the effects of Cobalt in racehorses, partnering with veterinary clinicians and scientists from the Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine and the Ohio Department of Agriculture Analytical Toxicology Laboratory which has accreditation from the American Association of Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) […]

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Hullinger Appointed Director Of UC Davis Large Animal Clinic

The UC Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital (VMTH) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Pam Hullinger, DVM, MPVM, DACVPM, as director of the Large Animal Clinic. Dr. Hullinger joins UC Davis from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), where she served as chief veterinary officer of the Agricultural Security Program. She will also […]

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Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance Magazine Launched By Daily Racing Form

Daily Racing Form in conjunction with the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA) will be publishing a new annual Magazine to increase awareness of the TAA’s mission and its ongoing efforts to support Thoroughbred Aftercare on a national level and in Canada. The inaugural Magazine will be published on October 15, 2015, and distributed throughout Lexington, Ky., […]

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Latson Succeeding Bramlage As AAEP’s ‘On Call’ Vet For Derby-Oaks Telecasts

Equine surgeon Keith Latson, DVM, DACVS, will represent the American Association of Equine Practitioners’ On Call program and assist NBC Sports with horse-health information during the May 1 and 2 live racing telecasts at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky.Dr. Latson will be available to provide timely health reports to the media concerning the equine athletes […]

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AQHA Cracking Down On Clenbuterol Positives In Race, Show Horses

Recent penalty changes for American Quarter Horse Association shows suggest that clenbuterol overuse is not limited to the racetrack. The AQHA released updated welfare guidelines this week, including harsher fines and penalties for violators of the organization’s welfare rules, and the establishment of a database to track and punish repeat offenses. The new rules also […]

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‘Protecting And Promoting The Horse’ Theme For AHC’s 2015 National Issues Forum

The American Horse Council has announced that its theme for this year’s National Issues Forum, sponsored by Luitpold Animal Health, is “Protecting and Promoting the Horse.”  The issues that the horse industry has faced over the last decade have changed, but there are several consistent challenges.  These include federal regulatory challenges, attracting newcomers to horses […]

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Probiotics: Not A Miracle Cure For Foal Diarrhea

A recent study indicated that prophylactic probiotic treatment did not reduce the incidence or duration of diarrhea in foals and actually could contribute to the development of more severe disease. Diarrhea occurs in almost 60 percent of foals during their first 6 months of life. Though typically mild, diarrhea can become severe and in some […]

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State-Of-The-Art Lameness Detection

It seems as though horses are constantly finding new ways to hurt themselves. Luckily, the veterinary community is constantly coming up with new ways to detect the source and severity of that lameness. There are customary first steps that any horse owner should take when they find one of their horses is less than 100% […]

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Absorbine Presents Photos Of the Week: OTTB’s Shine At Rolex Three-Day Event

This week, follow our intrepid photographers as they cover the OTTB’s that made it through the grueling Rolex Three-Day Event. Starting with the ceremony of the inspections and dressage, to the slog of the Cross Country, finally ending with sun drenched stadium jumping, 11 of the 21 OTTB’s entered made the distance. About half the […]

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