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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Hemp And Horse Health: Are There Any Benefits To CBD?

The 2018 Farm Bill legalized industrial hemp, which has been made into CBD oil that some horse owners use on equines that have arthritis or anxiety. There have not been any studies on the efficacy of the CBD products in horses — until now. Scientists at Tarleton State University’s Equine Center in Stephenville, Texas, have […]

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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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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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BLM Gets Funding Boost For Wild Horse And Burro Population Control

The $1.4 trillion budget deal approved by Congress includes a significant funding boost for the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) wild horse and burro program. However, to gain access to the $21 million in funds, the BLM must produce an aggressive, nonlethal strategy to mange the mustang and burro populations that resides on public lands—this […]

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Police Seeking Information After 15 Horses On Kentucky Strip Mine Shot And Killed

At least 15 horses have been shot and killed in Floyd County, KY. The horses were killed on a strip mine near the Pike and Floyd County lines. Law enforcement report that it looks like the shooters used a low-caliber rifle(s); rescue groups say the horses were scattered significant distances from one other, so it […]

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Florida Horses Being Slaughtered For Meat

Horse owners in Florida are being warned to keep close tabs on their steeds as incidences of horses being slaughtered for their meat across the state are on the rise. A horse in Sumterville was found dead Wednesday morning, across the road from the pasture in which she was boarded. The fence had been cut […]

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