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Educational Opportunities Abound On Friday, October 4, At Thoroughbred Makeover

The Retired Racehorse Project’s Thoroughbred Makeover and National Symposium, presented by Thoroughbred Charities of America, may be best known as the competition that’s a culmination of 10 months of training for recently-retired racehorses — but educational opportunities abound during the Makeover at the Kentucky Horse Park on Friday, October 4, 2019. TERF Makeover Master Class […]

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Most Owners Believe Horses Have Emotions; Sometimes Feelings Are Ignored

Many equine owners feel their horses have emotions. However, people continue to manage horses in ways that could garner negative emotions, Dr. Maria Hotzel of the Federal University of Santa Catarina Laboratory of Applied Ethology and Animal Welfare, in Florianópolis, Brazil says. Isolating a horse or exposing him to stressful situations, while they cause negative […]

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Education Key For Equestrians To Understand The ‘Soundness Spectrum’

Several top equestrians and practitioners convened in Wellington, FL, to offer insight on how they maintain soundness in equine athletes. Dubbed the Masterclass Innovation Series, it was created by Equine Tech Collaborative to support equestrian education to aid in equine care, welfare and management. “The Soundness Spectrum: Maintaining Horses’ Soundness Through Proactive Management” panel included […]

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Rood & Riddle To Host International Podiatry Conference

Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital will host the Rood & Riddle International Podiatry Conference, an educational seminar for veterinarians and farriers on April 12-13 at the Lexington campus on Georgetown Road. The conference is aimed at creating a collaborative experience for veterinarians and farriers to work together, increasing and sharing their knowledge of biomechanics, laminitis and new innovations within equine podiatry.   The conference will […]

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New ‘Equine Soundness Professionals’ Organization To Host First Seminar, Welcomes Charter Members

The new Equine Soundness Professionals (ESP) group has launched its inaugural year of educational and professional development for veterinarians and professional farriers in the United States. The first educational event hosted by the organization will be held Saturday, March 16 at The Wanderers Country Club in Wellington, Florida, with clinicians Raul Bras, DVM of Rood […]

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AAEP To Celebrate “Good Works” Of Veterinarians Throughout 2019 Campaign

The American Association of Equine Practitioners is applauding the “good works” of veterinarians who are dedicating their time, money and resources to the health and welfare of the horse beyond the call of their normal day-to-day obligations. The AAEP’s Good Works Campaign will feature AAEP-member veterinarians whose volunteer efforts are positively impacting the equine community. […]

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Online Equine Certificate Courses Offered By University Of Minnesota

Adults interested in learning more about horses can register for online courses from the University of Minnesota Extension. Certificates are offered in Basic Horse Nutrition, Growing and Feeding Horse Hay, Pasture Establishment and Management, and Manure Management. Each course costs $75 and lasts 6 weeks. The courses are self-paced and do not result in college […]

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Farrier And Equine Veterinarian Halls Of Fame Inductees Announced

The International Hoof-Care Summit (IHCS) will take place Jan. 22-25 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The world’s largest equine footcare educational event and trade show will feature nearly 40 leading farriers, veterinarians and equine researchers who will help increase attendees’ equine hoof-care knowledge. This is the 16th annual IHCS, which was started by American Farriers Journal. In addition to […]

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Don’t Be Duped: Scientific Standards For Genetic Testing Released

The scientists whose research created the Horse Genome Project began meeting in 1995 and most recently met in Italy in September of 2018. The group met to create a set of genetic testing standards that reinforce the need for scientific validation when using research discoveries in clinical practice. The Horse Genome Project is a group […]

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Keeneland, Daily Racing Form Work To Enhance Fan Education

Keeneland announced today new fan education programming for beginner- and intermediate-level fans with the launch of BETology 101 and 201 sessions as well as expanded outreach to patrons across the grounds during the 2018 Fall Meet, to be held Oct. 5-27. “These initiatives build on our signature BETology program to provide short-form betting content to […]

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