Horse Care

FEI Removes UAE Endurance Events From Calendar, Citing Welfare Concerns

The FEI distributed the following press release this week: Following the first meeting of the new FEI Executive Board, chaired by recently elected President Ingmar De Vos, Secretary General Sabrina Zeender has removed the two remaining international Endurance events scheduled to be held in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in March 2015 from the FEI […]

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USDA Announces $160 Million Available For Research

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) announced the availability of more than $160 million in funding for research, education, and extension projects that address challenges affecting U.S. agriculture production. NIFA funds these awards through Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI). This year, NIFA released six separate requests for […]

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Just The Right Mix: Finding A Reputable Compounding Pharmacy

Compounding pharmacies have been in the news a lot in recent years, from illegal formulations to mathematical errors. Compounders have developed something of a murky reputation as a result, but reputable outlets can often play a vital role in a horse’s treatment plan—the trick is distinguishing the difference between those that cut corners and those […]

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University Of Florida Researchers Warn Rare Snail Parasite Could Infect Horses And Humans

A rare parasite that can cause sickness in humans and animals is present in more species of snails in Florida than previously thought, potentially putting people and pets who eat snails at risk. University of Florida scientists made the discovery after an orangutan treated at UF died from eating snails carrying the parasite Angiostrongylus cantonensis, […]

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Thoroughbred Charities of America Announces February Award Of Merit Winners

Thoroughbred Charities of America has announced the recipients of its Award of Merit to be honored at state breeders associations’ awards ceremonies in February. Launched last month, in celebration of its 25th anniversary, TCA will honor nearly 20 recipients throughout the year. Recipients are nominated by the leadership of various state Thoroughbred owners and breeders […]

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Over 260 Contestants Already Entered in Thoroughbred Makeover

The Retired Racehorse Project (RRP) recently updated central Kentucky equine enthusiasts and media about the $100,000 Thoroughbred Makeover, which will take place the weekend before the Breeders’ Cup at the Kentucky Horse Park. Rosie Napravnik, the first female jockey to win the Breeders’ Cup Distaff and current RRP board member, spoke on the importance of […]

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New Bolton Center Offers Equine Reproduction And Behavior Short Courses

Penn Vet’s Hofmann Center at New Bolton Center is offering four short courses on equine reproduction and behavior this spring, including stallion handling and horse behavior modification. The continuing education courses are open to veterinarians, owners, breeders, trainers, stallion handlers, vet techs, behavior specialists, vet students and residents. Typically limited to 10 participants, these courses […]

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Schoenthal Reaping Rewards Of Homegrown Feed

Trainer Phil Schoenthal has had an unusual hobby the past three years: when he’s not conditioning his horses, he’s ducking in and out of a hydroponic growing shed he built onto his barn at Laurel Park. Schoenthal had noticed that his horses had become slow to drink water during chilly winters, when their buckets often […]

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Questions Remain After Animals Pulled From Fallen Horses Rescue

A little over a week after 33 malnourished horses were removed from the custody of Fallen Horses Inc., questions still linger about how the situation disintegrated without anyone knowing about the rescue’s troubles. HiCaliber Horse Rescue has already relocated 25 horses from the Fallen Horses facility, and a spokesperson told the Hesperia Star last week […]

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Management Key to Preventing Hay Loss

Round bales of hay aren’t cheap, so protecting them from mold is of the utmost importance. Several management practices can reduce hay loss. These include: Baling round bales tightly Wrapping round bales in netting rather than wrapping them in twine Minimizing ground contact, which can wick dampness up into the bale Restricting exposure to precipitation […]

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