Equine Health

Discover Florida: On The Cutting Edge Of Research, Education, Enforcement In Veterinary Science

The following sponsored article is from the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Nicole “Nikki” Fried, Commissioner. The Bronson Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory (BADDL) is a state-of-the-art $11 million state facility managed by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Animal Industry, headed by Commissioner Nicole ‘Nikki’ Fried.  The new 22,000 square foot […]

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Morris Animal Foundation Awards $940,000 For New Studies Benefiting Horse And Alpaca Health

Morris Animal Foundation, a leader in advancing animal health, has awarded grants totaling $940,000 to 12 research projects in horse and alpaca health. The studies will help veterinary scientists improve the well-being of these large animals through improved prevention and treatment of numerous health challenges, including equine herpesvirus, strangles and fungal infection. “Each of these […]

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New Zealand Study Shows Vet Students Need Hands-on Help

Many veterinary students are not as familiar with horses as students have been in years past, in part because many are raised in settings that are more removed from the farming lifestyle older veterinarians may have experienced. A recent study in New Zealand found that many vet students need to learn basic equine behavior and […]

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UPDATED: Delaware Park Officials Isolate Horse With Strangles

One horse that tested positive for strangles has been put in an isolation barn outside of the stable area at Delaware Park. According to John Mooney, executive director of racing at the Wilmington, Del., track, the horse stabled in a lightly populated barn was sent to a nearby clinic about one week ago after showing […]

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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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Study Shows Thyroxine Harmful To Racing Performance, Equine Health

A study completed by Dr. Janice E. Kritchevsky at Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine shows that the use of thyroxine as a supplement in racehorses can be detrimental to performance and cause cardiac arrhythmias. Kritchevsky noted that thyroid issues in horses are rare; bloodwork that shows thyroid hormone concentrations above the norm don’t necessarily […]

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Human Health Innovations Can Be Used To Keep Horses Sound

Tendon injuries in horses can be difficult to rehabilitate, and should include monitoring of pain, heavy and slow loading, and progressive resistance. Equine veterinarians are turning to human medicine to offer horses additional tendon-healing strategies, which Dr. Seth O’Neill, PhD, MSc, PGCE, HE, MCSP, MMACP, of the University of Leicester’s College of Life Sciences, discussed […]

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Frank Stronach To Receive Dinny Phipps Award For Commitment To Equine Health

The Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation announced today that Frank Stronach, the founder and honorary chairman of The Stronach Group and a leading Thoroughbred owner and breeder, will be presented with the Dinny Phipps Award at the Belmont Stakes Charity Celebration on Thursday, June 7, at the Bryant Park Grill in New York City. Earle Mack, an active […]

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How Do Parasite Infections Affect Gut Health In Horses

Researchers in Europe recently looked at parasitic infections, specifically strongyles, in horses and the effects they have on the host’s gut bacteria. Strongyle infestations can pose major health risks for horses, as this parasite specifically utilizes the same functions as the gut microbiota and can therefore affect the latter’s performance. The researchers executed a 5-month […]

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