Turning Out On Spring Grass: Hold Your Horses

Though it can be tempting to turn out horses onto fields as soon as the first hint of green graces the ground, it’s best to wait until grasses are well established and between 6 and 8 inches tall. Delaying turnout in this way will keep both horses and pastures healthy, says Dr. Krishona Martinson of […]

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Lesson Horses Presented By Texas Thoroughbred Association: Catherine Parke On Heartlight No. One

You never forget the name of your first lesson horse – that horse who taught you what you need to know to work with every one that follows. In this series, participants throughout the Thoroughbred industry share the names and stories of the horses that have taught them the most about life, revealing the limitless […]

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I Am Horse Racing Helps Answer The Common Question: What Is Colic?

The team at I am Horse Racing would like to introduce our newest endeavor, a series entitled “Vet’s Corner.” This new arm of our video and social media installments will focus on delving into many of the most common ailments, issues, and physical aspects associated with horses, sport horses, and racehorses. We will gather the nation’s top minds to speak […]

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Can Humans Get Coronavirus From Horses?

“Coronavirus” is the buzzword lately, but mainly with regard to human health. Horses, too, can get coronavirus, but it affects them differently than it does humans. Kimberley Brown, host of the podcast Disease Du Jour brought in Dr. Nicola Pusterla to go over how the virus affects equines. Coronavirus is host-specific, and rarely jumps species, […]

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Enteritis In Horses: A Source Of Colic And Of Mystery

Fan favorite California Chrome may have suffered a bout of enteritis since his arrival to Arrow Stud in Japan, but one veterinarian familiar with the illness says there’s no reason to be concerned about his long-term health. Enteritis is the inflammation of either the large or small intestine and often results in part of the […]

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Panel Of Vets Offer Insights On Equine Colic

Colic is the No. 1 killer of horses in the United States. An extremely relevant topic for both horse owners and veterinarians, a panel of experts gathered to talk about the condition at a workshop hosted by the Dorothy Russell Havemeyer Foundation in August of 2019. Conclusions from the workshop were reviewed at the American […]

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Potentially Deadly: Acorn Toxicity In Horses

A 2015 study from England followed nine horses over a nine-year period that were suspected of becoming ill after eating acorns. Five of the horses presented with shock and bloody diarrhea—all five of those horses either died or were euthanized. The other four horses had colic and diarrhea; three of those survived and the fourth […]

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Five Management Strategies To Help A Horse Live Longer

The way a horse is managed throughout his life has a direct impact on how long he lives. With proper care that includes disease prevention, parasite control, routine dental care and others, a horse has a good chance of living well into his twenties or even longer, reports EQUUS. Poor mobility, founder, and the inability […]

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A Honey-do List For Colic Surgeries

Colic is one of the most common equine ailments. It can be caused by a plethora of things, including grain overload, impaction, gas, parasite infection and sand ingestion. Nearly three percent of horses colic a year, reports The Horse. Of these, nearly 17 percent require colic surgery. Between 11 and 42 percent of the horses […]

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