Grade 1 Winner Game On Dude Nominated To National Museum Of Racing And Hall of Fame

Earlier today the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame announced its nominees for induction in the class of 2020. Old Friends, the Thoroughbred Retirement farm in Georgetown, KY, is proud to announce multiple-graded-stakes winner and racing superstar Game On Dude was among the equine nominees. The 13-year-old gelded son of Awesome Again – […]

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Responses Needed For Equine Behavior Study

In an effort to explore how training and management influence equine behavior, and how this behavior affects equine welfare, scientists at the University of Sydney have designed a questionnaire that will eventually allow for the creation of a global database of equine behavior. Called the Equine Behavior Assessment and Research Questionnaire (E-BARQ), the survey is […]

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Can Microchips Accurately Assess Equine Temperature?

Taking a horse’s temperature is helpful to identify early signs of sickness, but it can be time consuming and risky for a person to take the temperature of every horse on a farm every day. A new study shows that some microchips can aacurately measure body temperature, in addition to providing unique identification. The study, […]

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Minimizing Risk For Horses In Herds

Group turnout, though great for a horse’s metal and physical well being, can be hard on herd members who are not at the top of the pecking order. However, there are some ways to improve safety and minimize risk to horses that are turned out in groups. Before horses are turned out together or a […]

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Kentucky Horse Recovering After Being Shot; Police Seeking Tips

A horse has been shot near the Fayette-Jessamine county line in Lexington, KY., close to the location of an equine shooting that took place in at Springhouse Farm in 2018. In that incident, multiple rounds were fired into a paddock that housed horses; one colt had to be euthanized. The horse, located off Tates Creek […]

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Horses Look To Humans For Cues On How To React

Horses take emotional cues from their handlers when they’re exposed to new objects, a German study has found. Though dogs and cats have been known to use emotional information from humans to guide their behavior in unfamiliar situations, it was not clear if other domestic animals show the same aptitude. Drs. Anne Schrimpf, Marie-Sophie Single […]

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New Holland And Equine Equipment Form Alliance To Bring Ag Equipment To Horse Industry

Equine Equipment, a Georgetown, KY, company offering dedicated discounts to participants in the horse industry, has formed a sales alliance with New Holland, a leading agricultural and construction equipment manufacturer. With roots firmly established in the farm-equipment industry, New Holland has a brand heritage reaching back to 1895, manufacturing low, mid- and high horsepower tractors, […]

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Horse Industry Priorities Included In Congress’ FY2020 Spending Bill

While controversy surrounding impeachment proceedings dominated headlines at the end of 2019, federal lawmakers managed to pass a $1.4 trillion spending package to finance government operations through September 30, 2020. Fortunately for the equine sector, the appropriations law includes provisions consistent with industry advocacy, ranging from support for Equine Assisted Therapy (EAT) programs to a […]

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Kentucky Humane Society Takes In Surviving Mare, Colt From Herd Killed In Eastern Kentucky

Late Friday night, the Kentucky Humane Society (KHS) received a pregnant mare and her weanling colt from the same herd where 20 horses were found shot dead on a strip mine near the Pike and Floyd County KY line on Dec. 17. The two survivors are recovering at the Kentucky Humane Society’s Willow Hope Farm […]

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