Horse Health

Study: Horse Owners More Confident In Colic Recognition Than They Should Be

A 2014 survey of 1,331 horse owners revealed crucial gaps in horse owner’s knowledge of colic and how to respond to an episode of it. This lack of knowledge was the driver behind the creation of the REACT To Beat Colic campaign in Britain, which was developed by the University of Nottingham and the British […]

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Fall Frost And Horse Health

As cooler weather comes on, horse health concerns can shift from heat-impact issues to handling the cold. Before wintry weather really sets in, horse owners must contend with frost and what that can mean for a horse’s health. Pastures with frost on them have higher amounts of nonstructural carbohydrates, which can increase the risk for […]

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Vesicular Stomatitis Virus Confirmed In New Mexico

As fair season approaches, the New Mexico Livestock Board announced several recommendations as a result of confirmed Vesicular Stomatitis Virus (VSV) cases in New Mexico horses. New Mexico State Veterinarian Dr. Ralph Zimmerman urges people to be diligent. “While we are not ordering the cancellation of any events at this point, we recommend several advisable […]

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Rutger’s Carey Williams Receives Equine Nutrition Award

The Equine Science Society (ESS) recognized Carey Williams, Ph.D., an equine extension specialist at Rutgers University, for her professional achievements in the equine industry on June 6 at the 2019 ESS Symposium in Asheville, N.C. The Equine Nutrition Research Award is sponsored by the American Feed Industry Association as part of its ongoing awards program, […]

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Soothe His Skin: Equine Sun Protection Options

Horses with pink skin on any area of their body are prone to sunburn, but around the eyes and around the muzzle tend to be the most-commonly affected areas. However, photosensitivity in horses can also cause a sunburn-like reaction, reports The Horse. Sunburned horses will have skin that is dark pink or red, as well […]

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Monmouth Park Given Reaccreditation By NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced today that Monmouth Park has earned reaccreditation from the NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance. The Oceanport, NJ racetrack opens its 61-day meet on May 4 – Kentucky Derby Day – with the Grade 1TVG.com Haskell Invitational on July 20 again headlining a season that will feature 64 stakes worth $7.1 million.  The […]

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Ticked Off? Donkeys May Help

Donkeys may help keep people and animals safe in more ways than just with their guardian capabilities: Their sebum may help repel a deadly type of tick. A tick found in South America, Amblyomma sculptum, is an important vector for Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, also called Brazilian Spotted Fever.  The most lethal tick-born pathogen that […]

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Dr. David Turoff Recognized As February’s Good Works Recipient

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) applauds Dr. David Turoff, the February honoree of the Good Works for Horses Campaign, for his two decades of volunteer service improving the lives of working horses, donkeys and mules in underdeveloped regions of the world. Good Works for Horses honors AAEP-member practitioners who perform volunteer service to […]

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Survey Results Establish Equine Research Priorities

Colic (gastrointestinal diseases) is considered by both equine veterinarians and horse owners as the most important equine health care problem in need of more answers, according to the results of research surveys conducted in partnership by the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Foundation and the American Horse Council (AHC) Foundation. In 2018, AAEP and […]

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Repeat After Me: Study Shows Biomarkers Again Linked To Injury Risk In Thoroughbreds

Orthopedic injuries in racehorses are responsible for nearly 70 percent of lost training days; these injuries have an impact on equine welfare and income generated from racing. Injury diagnosis and prevention has been at the forefront of racehorse research, and a new study has again shown that serum biomarkers in bone and cartilage can be […]

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