horse care

Kentucky Horse Council Ready With A ‘Safety Net’ For Horse Owners Impacted By COVID-19

As the country braces for long-term economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, it seems all but certain a number of Americans will find themselves unemployed or underemployed. The Kentucky Horse Council anticipates that some of those people will be horse owners. The Council is a 501c3 organization which provides a number of educational and support […]

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Ask Your Insurer Presented By Muirfield Insurance: Covering Your Racehorse In A Partnership

Equine insurance experts answer your questions about insuring Thoroughbreds for the breeding and auction realms. Email us at [email protected] com if you have a question for an insurer. QUESTION: If I’m dividing shares of my horse off into a racing partnership but still retaining interest myself, what information does my insurance company need, and how […]

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Thoroughbred Makeover Diaries Presented By Excel Equine: The Difference Between Picture Perfect And Real Life With An OTTB

I used to love watching TV shows about buying houses. (Just curious, did you read that last sentence as “houses” or “horses”?) Then, I bought my first house. Television: After the most adorable agony over which of the three amazing options they’ve looked at would be their dream home, the hopeful couple chooses one. The […]

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Redefining Thoroughbred Racing: The Stronach Group Launches Consumer Facing Brand 1/ST

The Stronach Group, a world-class entertainment and real estate development company with Thoroughbred horse racing at the core, introduced a new consumer facing brand: 1/ST (pronounced “First”). 1/ST represents the company’s continued movement toward redefining Thoroughbred racing and the ecosystem that drives it. 1/ST is the engine that advocates for and drives the 1/ST Horse […]

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Wild Boars Attacking Horses in South Carolina

The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) has concluded that wild boars are responsible for five recent attacks on horses that have taken place in the last month in Greenville and Spartanburg counties. Horses that were attacked had lacerations on their hind legs and faces. Joined by several other law-enforcement agencies, SLED concluded that these […]

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Kidney Function Imperative To Equine Health

Kidneys are of vital importance to the overall health of any animal. These organs provide important functions, including balancing electrolytes, maintaining blood pressure, removing waste, producing calcium and more. To accomplish all these tasks, kidneys require significant blood flow—nearly 25 percent of cardiac output. Because of this, any changes in blood flow can have significant […]

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Rise In Neurologic Form of EHV-1 Cause For Concern

A new review reports that equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1)—specifically the neurologic form of the disease–is still a large threat to the equine industry, potentially disrupting training and breeding schedules; restricting movement of horses; and potentially cancelling equine events such as shows and races. There has been a marked increase in the number of reported neurologic cases […]

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Outrage Over Equine Abuse In Australia Prompts Call For National Horse Registry

The Australian Veterinary Association is requesting a national horse registry be established by the federal government as rapidly as possible. The group is also asking for better enforcement of animal welfare standards for horses that are sent to slaughterhouses. This outcry for regulation is in response to footage shown by ABC of racehorses being mistreated […]

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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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