Horse Care

Racing’s Red Tape Keeps Equine Therapists From Their Work In New York

In a stall at Todd Pletcher’s Keeneland barn in mid-April, a normally-fractious colt could be found relaxing, one leg cocked, lower lip drooping and eyes half-closed. Veronica Caravella was busy moving a flexible hose deliberately around various muscle groups as she applied pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) therapy to relax tense or tired muscles. Caravella watched […]

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International Museum Of The Horse Shares Discoveries From History Harvests For African American Equestrians

The International Museum of the Horse will hold a Shareback Session as a follow-up to the recent History Harvests. The event is free and open to the public, and will be held on Thursday, June 13, from 6 to 7 p.m., at the Central Branch of the Lexington Public Library in Meeting Room A. Museum […]

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Ask Your Veterinarian Presented By Equistro: Venograms Tell The Real Story Behind Laminitis

QUESTION: What are venograms and how can they be used in equine diagnostics? DR. RAUL BRAS: One of the most significant developments not only in the evaluation and treatment of laminitis, but also our understanding of the mechanics of the foot in general, has been the venogram. The venogram is a simple but technique-sensitive procedure […]

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Equine Lameness Expert Dr. Sue Dyson To Retire From Animal Health Trust’s Centre for Equine Studies

Renowned equine expert in equine orthopedics, Dr. Sue Dyson, has retired from the Animal Health Trust’s Centre for Equine Studies in Newmarket, England. Dyson was the head of clinical orthopedics at the school, where she has been employed since 1982. She will continue to work part-time as a clinical consultant and remain involved in education. […]

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Over 170 Riders Participate In Canter For The Cause Event at Pimlico Benefits TAA

More than 170 riders from across the Mid-Atlantic region, ranging in age from 2 to 80, took part in the sixth annual Canter for the Cause at Pimlico Race Course Sunday, June 2, to raise awareness and funds for the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA). Sponsored by the Maryland Jockey Club and The Equiery, Canter for the […]

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New Bolton Developing Biological Passports, With Help From Pennsylvania Breeders

It sounds like something out of a science fiction movie: Rows of vials in a laboratory freezer, each containing detailed biological maps of what’s going on inside the bodies of dozens of horses at specific moments in time. The frozen blood samples might one day hold the keys to making racing clean and drug-free, predicting […]

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Equine Atypical Myopathy Caused By Sycamore Maple Seedlings, Researchers Say

The seeds and seedlings from sycamore maples (called simply “sycamores” in Europe) have been determined to be the cause of equine atypical myopathy in horses in Europe, according to a recent study. Also called “sycamore poisoning,” the winged fruits (commonly called “helicopters”) contain hypoglycin A (HGA), which is poisonous to equines. Although the poisonous nature […]

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Dr. Tom Lenz Recipient Of 2019 Equine Industry Vision Award

Dr. Tom Lenz, DVM, MS, DACT, was named the recipient of the 2019 Equine Industry Vision Award. Zoetis presented the award to Dr. Lenz, in partnership with American Horse Publications (AHP), during the AHP Equine Media Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Zoetis established and sponsors the annual Equine Industry Vision Award, which showcases an individual’s […]

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Potential NJ License Plate Appeals To Equine Enthusiasts

A new license plate representing New Jersey’s state animal, the horse, is in the works if Assemblyman Kevin Rooney has his way. Available for a $50 application fee with a $10 renewal, the funds raised from the plate purchase would support therapeutic riding programs in the Garden State. Therapeutic riding uses horses to assist people […]

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British Horses Still Threatened By Equine Influenza

Outbreaks of equine influenza are still occurring across Britain and horse owners are encouraged to remain cautious and utilize measures to prevent the spread of the disease. The Animal Health Trust saw the second highest number of confirmed cases of equine flu in 2019 during the last week in May. Dr. Richard Newton, the director […]

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