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Benefits And Challenges To Cryotherapy For Laminitic Horses

Laminitis remains a common and devastating condition that frequently results in long-term incapacitation, recurrence of disease, and even loss of life. While laminitis can’t always be predicted or avoided, sepsis-related laminitis secondary to colic, colitis, or uterine infections, for example, may be avoided with cryotherapy. “Cryotherapy involves the controlled cooling of a horse’s hooves using either ice water or […]

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Many Horse Owners Lack Basic Equine Knowledge, Study Shows

A study that surveyed 128 horse owners about equine care shows a “fundamental lack of knowledge” reports HorseTalk. The British study used an online, multiple-choice format disseminated through Facebook and was presented in a poster at the International Society for Equitation Science conference in Rome. The results of the study showed that many horse owners […]

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Lava Man ‘Looks Phenomenal,’ Returns To Santa Anita Park

Fan-favorite racehorse-turned-stable pony Lava Man has once again returned to Santa Anita Park. The 17-year-old gelding underwent colic surgery on July 31 this year, and was sent back to trainer Doug O’Neill’s stable in late August. From there, the Hall of Fame racehorse was sent to a farm to continue his recovery. “Lava Man is […]

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Are Maple Seeds Making Your Horse Sick?

The seeds of box elder trees, also called boxelder maple, can be fatal to horses that consume them. The seeds can cause a disease called seasonal pasture myopathy (SPM), which is triggered by the ingestion of Acer negundo. Most prevalent in the Midwestern United States, symptoms come on rapidly and the fatality rate for affected […]

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Old Friends: A P Valentine Euthanized Due To Colic Complications

A P Valentine, a Gr. 1 winner, was euthanized due to complications from colic on September 1 at Park Equine Hospital in Woodford County. The 20-year-old son of A.P. Indy had been pensioned at Old Friends, the Thoroughbred Retirement farm in Georgetown, KY. Campaigned by Rick Pitino’s Ol’ Memorial Stable (formerly Celtic Pride Stables) and […]

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Lava Man ‘Looks Phenomenal,’ Back At O’Neill Stable

Hall of Famer Lava Man, who underwent a colic-related procedure to repair a colon displacement on July 31, has returned to trainer Doug O’Neill’s stable at Del Mar, according to drf.com. The 17-year-old gelding had previously been acting as a stable pony for O’Neill. “He’s just chillin’,” O’Neill said. “He looks phenomenal. He’s on a different […]

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‘Still A Warrior’: Lava Man’s Recovery From Colic Surgery Progressing Well

Among the thousands in attendance in the first weeks of Del Mar’s 79th summer season was an old, familiar face. Fourteen years prior, during the track’s 65th summer season, a dark bay Thoroughbred gelding with a star, a stripe and a blaze on his head finished second, beaten by four lengths in the first race […]

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United Kingdom Suspends Sale Of Injectable Flunixin Due To Safety Concern

The United Kingdom has suspended all sales of the injectable forms of flunixin, a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug used in horses, as well as some other forms of medicine. The Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD) suspended the sale of exicipient [inactive substance] diethanolamine (DEA) for food-producing animals, reports HorseTalk. The chemical was classified as “possibly carcinogenic to […]

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Hall Of Famer Lava Man Recovering From Colic Surgery

Doug O’Neill posted updates on his Facebook page and on Twitter Tuesday concerning fan-favorite Lava Man, the ex-racehorse and stable pony who underwent treatment and surgery for colic. “We know he’s a tough guy but certainly would appreciate your good wishes,” reads the post. “We will keep everyone posted on his progress. Thank you!” Later […]

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Eighteen Cases Of Potomac Horse Fever Confirmed In Kentucky In 2018

On June 1 the first case of Potomac horse fever (PHF) was confirmed by PCR testing  in Kentucky. Typically PHF is not seen in Kentucky until mid-July, and the Office of the Kentucky State Veterinarian has asserted this early appearance was probably due to the wetter than normal conditions this April, followed by record-breaking warmth […]

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