Horse Care

Canadian Researchers Embark On Study Of Air Pollution And EIPH

Exercise-Induced Pulmonary Hemorrhage (EIPH) is estimated to affect between 44 and 85 percent of Thoroughbreds and 87 percent of Standardbreds worldwide. Racehorse owners and trainers are concerned that EIPH can shorten a racehorse’s career or even cause sudden death. Dr. Janet Beeler-Marfisim of the Ontario Veterinary College’s Department of Pathobiology, is part of a team […]

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Rood And Riddle To Host Workshop On Equine Neurologic Diseases

Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital will present a workshop on Neurologic Diseases of the Horse Feb. 20-22 at its main campus in Lexington, Ky. “The workshop aims to bring together experienced equine veterinarians to foster discussion and skill development. This collaborative environment will advance the skill set of all attending, as well as raise new […]

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Never Eclipsed: Off-Track Thoroughbreds To Be Honored At Eclipse Awards

In addition to honoring excellence in 17 equine and human categories this year, the 49th annual Eclipse Awards on January 23 will pay tribute to those Thoroughbreds who have moved on to a second athletic career. The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) is inviting fans to participate in saluting Off-Track Thoroughbreds by submitting photos or videos […]

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Racehorse Aftercare Forum Part Of Asian Racing Conference In Cape Town

The fourth International Forum for the Aftercare of Racehorses (IFAR) will be held in conjunction with the Asian Racing Conference (ARC), which is scheduled February 18-23, 2020, in Cape Town, South Africa. Both events are being hosted by the Asian Racing Federation (ARF) and the ARC local organizing committee, consisting of Phumelela Gaming and Leisure, […]

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Thoroughbred Charities Of America Named Beneficiary Of Holiday Giving Campaign

Thoroughbred Charities of America was named the charitable beneficiary of the Thoroughbred Club of America’s annual holiday giving campaign. More than $5,000 was raised and will be used for 2020 grant making to qualified and approved organizations that work on behalf of Thoroughbreds and the people who care for them. “We greatly appreciate the support […]

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Australian Racing Bodies Stepping Up To Help Those Affected By Fires

Multiple horse racing entities are trying to help horse owners and racing stakeholders as wildfires continue to batter the east coast of Australia. Racing Victoria has opened relief centers in three areas to provide assistance to those who have been affected by the fires. Racing NSW has created an emergency relief package for trainers, owners […]

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Victoria Trainer Proposes Industry-Led End-Of-Life Options For Retired Racehorses

Peter Moody, a former top trainer in Victoria, took to Twitter to encourage the racing industry to consider opening its own facility to humanely euthanize retired racehorses that cannot be rehomed because or soundness or behavioral issues. His tweet came in response to Racing Victoria’s statement that 2 percent of all prize money would go […]

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Study: Seasonal Weather Impacts Growing Horses

Young, growing horses experience rapid changes in their body mass and size, as well as in their hoof length and size. In order to determine how seasonal weather affects younger horses, researchers at the University of Connecticut created a study that used 16 stock horses under the age of four. They studied weather’s effects on […]

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Blister Beetles In Hay Claim Lives Of 14 Wisconsin Horses

Last year’s volatile weather affected hay production throughout much of the United States. Wisconsin was no different, with many horse owners having to purchase hay from out state. Peterson Kanarowski, owner of Red Ridge Ranch in Mauston, WI, purchased a load of hay from an online auction in South Dakota. This fall, Kanarowski noticed that […]

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Prince Lucky Discharged, Will Continue Recovery At Payton Training Center

Prince Lucky has officially been discharged from the equine hospital, trainer Todd Pletcher reported on his Twitter account on Friday. The 5-year-old gelding underwent successful surgery to repair bilateral sesamoid fractures to his right-front leg in mid-December, and will continue his recovery at the Payton Training Center in Ocala, Fla. The two-time graded stakes winner […]

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