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Dental Pain Often Overlooked As Potential Culprit In Horses With Behavioral Issues

Some behavioral issues in horses may be related to tooth pain, which is not readily recognized by owners, researchers say. Dr. Jaana Pehkonen, of the University of Helsinki, along with Drs. Leena Karmab and Marja Raekallioc, interviewed 47 horse owners whose equines had had a tooth removed because of a bacterial infection in the tip […]

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Bad Luck Hopefully At An End For Hong Kong Vase Candidate Red Verdon

It’s been quite an adventure, or perhaps misadventure, over the past 10 weeks for the G1 LONGINES Hong Kong Vase candidate Red Verdon and his ever attentive companion Robin Trevor-Jones, assistant to trainer Ed Dunlop. The story begins with his late September flight to Australia which was delayed mid-route, for some 14 hours, when the […]

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What Does It Mean When A Horse Is ‘Foot-Sore’?

Most horse owners have heard the phrase “tender-footed,” meaning foot soreness, and the same number have probably dealt with the problem in one way or another, but what causes the problem and what can you do to avoid it? “Foot soreness is characterized by sensitivity when pressure is applied to the foot,” said Laura Petroski-Rose, […]

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I Will Survive: Strangles Bacteria Viable Much Longer Than Originally Thought

Scary news from British researchers should have horse people on high alert: A research team has discovered that the bacteria that causes strangles can survive in the environment for up to 34 days. Infected horses can “shed” the bacteria, even when not showing signs of the disease; the bacteria can survive for significant lengths of […]

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Strangles Confirmed in Los Angeles County, CA

Strangles has been confirmed at an equestrian facility in Los Angeles County, Calif. During the last week in December, two horses were cultured for Streptococcus equi via nasal swab. One horse tested positive for the disease. The facility was placed under quarantine and the horse that tested positive was placed in isolation. Strangles is a […]

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Classic Empire ‘Hasn’t Been As Aggressive,’ Will Skip Haskell Invitational

Juvenile champion Classic Empire has officially been taken out of consideration for the July 30 Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park, trainer Mark Casse told drf.com. The 3-year-old son of Pioneerof the Nile was scratched out of the Belmont Stakes with an abscess, and seems to have not fully recovered from the hoof ailment. Classic Empire recently […]

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Heel Discomfort Has Classic Empire Behind Schedule For Haskell

Classic Empire was forced to scratch from the Belmont Stakes when an abscess was discovered in his hoof, and the champion juvenile has not breezed since that time, according to drf.com. Though trainer Mark Casse has been pointing the colt at the Haskell Stakes at Monmouth at July 30, and hopes to work him this […]

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Equine Owners Provide Valuable Insight Into Laminitis Cases

Many horse owners are well versed in the symptoms of laminitis: a stretched-out stance, reluctance to move and heat in the hooves, including a bounding digital pulse. Educated owners know to immediately call the veterinarian, as these signs are all indicators that a horse is experiencing inflammation of the laminae that connect the coffin bone […]

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Classic Empire Back On Track For Haskell; Always Dreaming, Cloud Computing Look At Jim Dandy

Though a hoof abscess denied juvenile champion Classic Empire a start in the final jewel of the Triple Crown, in which he would have likely been the favorite, the colt has been healing well and returned to jogging on the racetrack. According to drf.com, the 3-year-old son of Pioneerof the Nile, winner of this year’s Arkansas […]

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Abscess Leads To Life-Saving Brain Surgery For Foal

The equine veterinary staff at the Lloyd Veterinary Medical Center have become quite familiar with D’Kela Sunrise almost since her birth last May. The foal was born three weeks premature and has made several visits to Ames and the large animal hospital in her lifetime for various treatments. But it was a highly unusual surgical […]

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