horse transport

Traveling Affects The Equine Microbiome

Summer is a time for travel—horse shows, trail rides, and horseback vacations. New evidence shows that travel can have an impact on the equine microbiome, the microbial population of the hindgut critical for proper digestion, immune function, and nutrient and energy production. Microbes are sensitive to the environment, and even small changes in diet, exercise, stress […]

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Safe Travels: Questions To Ask Your Horse’s Hauler

When you send your horse on a cross-country trip, you trust the shipper will take good care of it and deliver it safely to its destination. But once that horse is out of your sight, things may go horribly wrong if you haven’t taken time to check out the shipper. Horse transport companies range from […]

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Former University Stallion Rescued From Texas Auction, Potential Slaughter

An 18-year-old Thoroughbred stallion recovered from a small auction house in Texas over the weekend was discovered to have originated from Texas A&M University – Commerce (TAMUC). Tricky Prospect got lucky; Kimberly Underwood saw his Texas Thoroughbred Association papers posted on the Red River Horse Sale’s Facebook page. Underwood shared Tricky’s photos with CANTER Texas, […]

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Helping Horses Settle Into New Surroundings

Moving horses to a new home can be very stressful—for horses and humans. It’s important to take into account every detail that will change for your equine, which might include everything from weather to feed to insects, especially if you’re moving them across state lines. It’s important to remember that not all horses will react to changes […]

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Comforts of Home: JFK Airport to Open ‘Cutting Edge’ Quarantine Facility

One of the busiest airports in the country, New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport, is scheduled to open a state-of-the-art animal quarantine facility in 2014. The New York Post reports that the new 14-acre facility, called The ARK, will be operated by The Spot Experience, a pet-services provider in New York, and its partner, developer […]

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Horse arrives dead at JFK after flight from Belgium

A $140,000 horse being flown from Belgium to JFK was discovered dead at a JFK cargo facility shortly after its flight landed Friday morning, according to the New York Post. The one-year-old European warmblood was headed to a private owner in Illinois.

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Horse transport company sees declining numbers

The primary jet service that transports Thoroughbreds across the country and around the world is feeling the pain of racing’s economic struggles. “The industry is not nose-diving. I don’t want to give that impression, but we are seeing a downturn,” said Rob Clark, president of H.E. “Tex” Sutton Forwarding Co. In 2007, Tex Sutton shipped […]

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