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Potential NJ License Plate Appeals To Equine Enthusiasts

A new license plate representing New Jersey’s state animal, the horse, is in the works if Assemblyman Kevin Rooney has his way. Available for a $50 application fee with a $10 renewal, the funds raised from the plate purchase would support therapeutic riding programs in the Garden State. Therapeutic riding uses horses to assist people […]

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Carolina Equine Sports Medicine Symposium To Be Held In Pittsboro, NC

The Carolina Equine Sports Medicine Symposium will be held at the Chatham County Agricultural Center in Pittsboro, NC, on June 29 and 30, 2019. Hosted by the Equine Podiatry Education Foundation (EPEF), the goal of this educational opportunity is to offer “thought-provoking lectures, demonstrations and discussions related to practical and futuristic ideas related to equine […]

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Interactive Tool Helps Owners Keep Senior Horses Healthy

Owners of older horses now have an easy way to learn about the care and management of their senior horses, as well as what conditions may affect them as they age. Developed by Equine Guelph and Boehringer Ingelheim, the Senior Horse Tool takes into account a horse’s breed, health, use and history as there is […]

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Ticked Off? Donkeys May Help

Donkeys may help keep people and animals safe in more ways than just with their guardian capabilities: Their sebum may help repel a deadly type of tick. A tick found in South America, Amblyomma sculptum, is an important vector for Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, also called Brazilian Spotted Fever.  The most lethal tick-born pathogen that […]

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Safely Feeding Horses In Herds: It Can Be Done

While spending as much time as possible turned out is beneficial for horses, feeding them in groups can sometimes lead to problems as the more-dominant horses get most of the grain or hay, even when resources are plentiful. In the wild, stallions eat first, then mares, and finally young horses; in domesticated situations, dominance is […]

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Pasture Pals: Horses And Sheep Turned Out Together Can Improve Fields

Research has suggested mixing grazing species on pastures to keep fields healthy, but a new study investigated how sheep and horses interacted while turned out together. The study team, which included Dr. Monika Greguła-Kania from the University of Life Sciences Institute of Animal Breeding and Biodiversity Conservation in Lublin, Poland, sought to see how the […]

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Cancer Comparison: Horses, Dogs And Humans

Mucosal melanoma, a rare subtype of melanoma, has been detected in horses, dogs and humans; a new study has found key genes that will help create new cancer therapies. Researchers from the Wellcome Sanger Institute and colleagues from multiple other institutes studied 28 horse, 45 human and 65 dog melanomas, and were able to identify […]

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Additional Pasture Planting Options

Alfalfa and clover are rarely used as pasture grasses for horses, but the legumes have the potential to provide high-quality forage, University of Minnesota research shows. Conducted over multiple years, six horses were used in the study by Devan Catalano, MS, Dr. Craig Sheaffer, PhD, and Dr. Krishona Martinson, PhD. The horses rotationally grazed pastures […]

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“Equus: Story Of The Horse” To Debut On PBS

A new two-part series from PBS explores the age-old relationship between man and horse. “Equus: Story of the Horse” follows this partnership that has allowed man to explore and conquer faraway lands. Anthropologist Niobe Thompson shows viewers through striking 3D reconstruction and videos how this relationship has evolved. Filmed in Mongolia, Kentucky, Saudi Arabia, Montana, […]

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Are Bits Responsible For Racing Breakdowns? One Tufts Professor Thinks So

Bob Cook, Professor Emeritus of Surgery at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University, suggests in a recent editorial for HorseTalk that using a bit on a horse can cause behavioral and breathing-related issues. Cook believes breathing issues like collapse of the roof of the windpipe, displacement of the soft palate, obstruction of the […]

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