Horse Care

Old Friends Resident Escapedfromnewyork Dies of Heart Attack

Escapedfromnewyork, a resident of the Old Friends Retirement Facility in Georgetown, Kentucky, died on January 18 from a heart attack brought on by colic at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital. A son of Aristotle out of the Fortunate Prospect mare Prospect Street, the then-4-year-old bay colt arrived at Old Friends unnamed and unregistered. He was […]

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Students Have Hands Full at Equine Massage Therapy School

Horse lovers in eastern Washington state are enjoying a unique educational opportunity at Langley Equine Studies, where the school’s first class of students is getting hands-on experience in equine massage. Langley’s program is one of just two state-licensed equine massage programs in Washington, where animal massage therapists must complete 100 to 300 hours of training before […]

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$750 OTTB On Track for Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event

AP Prime, the off-track Thoroughbred bought for just $750 in southern Illinois, is headed to Rolex this year. Leah Lang-Gluscic purchased the AP Indy grandson off a fairgrounds track and has ridden him through just two full seasons of professional competition. AP Prime was one of five horses from 54 entries at Richland Park CIC** […]

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Track Veterinarians Respond to Proposed Regulations for Compounds

The newly-formed North American Association of Racetrack Veterinarians objected to language released by regulatory vets this week encouraging harsher regulations for compounded drugs. NAARV believe that wording of the proposed rules, which discourage the use of compounded medication without authorized use, opens regulators to restrict the use of certain regenerative therapies by veterinarians, and may […]

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Barbaro, Secretariat Remembered on Laminitis Memorial Wall

Ponies like Flash and Casey are right up there with Secretariat and Barbaro. Beloved trail and amateur show horses Little Dixie, Chief, and Midnight are not far behind. The Animal Health Foundation (AHF), a US charity dedicated exclusively to funding laminitis research, has set a new goal: to make sure that no horse with laminitis […]

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Nutritionists Look to Probiotics for Answers in Colic Prevention

Colic. It’s a grim word with dire meaning for horse owners. Colic kills backyard ponies and million-dollar race horses alike. The early symptoms can be subtle, easily missed. By the time the signs are unmistakable, sometimes it’s too late. Erin Venable, assistant professor of equine science at Southern Illinois University Carbondale and an expert in […]

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Veterinary X-Ray Vision? New Smartphone Technology Lets Students ‘Look Into’ Horses

Veterinary students at the University of Liverpool have been able to use their smartphones in a new way in the last few months, according to a Horse and Hound report last week. The school has introduced augmented reality, a software that allows students to “look inside” an animal by holding their phone against a special […]

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$48 Million Facility to Aid Equine Transport at JFK Airport

A new $48 million facility at JFK International Airport will make air travel for animals a little more comfortable. ARK Development, LLC signed a 30-year lease with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to develop, construct and manage an animal handling and air cargo facility called “The ARK at JFK.” The building […]

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Pass the Sunscreen: Sun Protection Key to Horse’s Recovery From Skin Cancer

Silver must wear a mask, just like his owner, the man who calls himself the Lone Ranger. Diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma of the eye, the Tennessee Walking Horse has undergone surgery at Penn Vet’s New Bolton Center to remove multiple cancerous lesions. To prevent a recurrence, when this very white horse goes outside, he […]

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Palm Meadows Gets Standing MRI Thanks to Gulfstream, Local Veterinarian

Palm Meadows, the satellite training center of Gulfstream Park and state-of-the-art facility conceived and designed by Frank Stronach, has become the first Thoroughbred racetrack or training center in North America to have a standing magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) unit. The standing MRI at Palm Meadows is the result of a cooperative relationship between Gulfstream Park […]

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