Equus

Majority Of American Horses Exposed To EPM

A new study confirms that the majority of American horses are exposed to equine protozoal myeloencephalitis-causing organisms. Caused by two types of protozoans, Sarcocystis neurona and Neospora hughesi, horses contract EPM through the feces of infected opossums. While most horses won’t show signs of the disease, the organisms can pass the blood-brain barrier and attack […]

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MSU’s Manfredi Awarded EQUUS Foundations Research Fellow Grant

Dr. Jane Marie Manfredi, DVM, MS, Sipl. ACVS, a doctoral candidate at Michigan State University, was awarded the 2015 EQUUS Foundation Research Fellow, lauding her research on risk factors of equine metabolic syndrome (EMS) at this week’s 61st annual AAEP Convention in Las Vegas, NV. Founded in 2011, the $5,000 fellow award is supported in […]

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USDA Launches Third Equine Study In June

A survey of horse owners, as well as others connected with the equine industry, will be launched in June by the U. S. Department of Agriculture’s National Animal Health Monitoring System (NAHM). The study aims to explore a variety of topics, including the management of lameness, infectious disease protocols, and the health-related costs of horse […]

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ECLIPSED VOTING PROCESS

By Ray Paulick Last week I wrote that if I had a vote in the Eclipse Awards, I’d cast my Horse of the Year ballot for unbeaten Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Zenyatta. Well, I don’t have a vote, and I have no one to blame but myself. A little more than seven years ago, […]

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GOOD NEWS FRIDAY sponsored by Liberation Farm: FREE TO A GOOD HOME

By Ray Paulick Antony Beck saw the writing on the wall just before the 2008 Keeneland November breeding stock sale. Overstocked breeders were trying to sell mares they no longer wanted or planned to breed, and an economic calamity was reducing demand for their product. Beck worried what might become of so many of […]

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