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Omaha Beach ‘A Go’ For Aug. 25 Shared Belief Stakes

The early favorite for this year’s Kentucky Derby before he was scratched due to an entrapped epiglottis, Fox Hill Farm’s Omaha Beach is nearing his return to racing. According to drf.com, the 3-year-old War Front colt breezed six furlongs at Del Mar on Monday in 1:13.60, putting him on track for the Aug. 25 Shared Belief […]

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Online Survey Seeks To Understand Decisions Surrounding Colic

Horse owners from around the globe are invited to complete an online survey on colic. The findings will help create resources and recommendations for equine owners and caretakers to recognize and diagnose the condition. Researchers at Britain’s University of Nottingham have shown that colic is the most common emergency condition and it is the most […]

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Omaha Beach ‘Back On The Road’ With Three-Furlong Workout

Pre-Kentucky Derby favorite Omaha Beach, scratched the week of the race with an entrapped epiglottis, executed his first breeze since returning to the track this Tuesday. The 3-year-old War Front colt completed three furlongs at Del Mar in :36.60, fastest of 20 at the distance. “We’re back on the road,” trainer Richard Mandella told drf.com. […]

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Some Anti-Inflammatories May Increase Risk Of Colic Complication

The University of North Carolina has recently completed a study that indicates that one of the best ways to reduce a complication of small intestinal strangulating obstruction (SISO) is by choosing the correct pain medication. Endotoxemia occurs when a bacterial toxin crosses the gut lining, initiating a large immune response and causing shock. This happens […]

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No Day At The Beach: Sand Colic In Horses

Sand colic in horses refers to abdominal pain caused from ingested sand. Sand colic can be an irritation or an impaction; a complete blockage of the gastrointestinal tract can occur if enough sand accumulates. Horses can eat sand if they’re grazing on pastures with sandy soil that clings to plant roots or if they are […]

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Emergency Tracheotomy Saves Camp Horse’s Life

A horse at Camp Kitaki in Louisville, NE, was saved by the quick action of a camp employee earlier this week. Moo, who is used on trail rides at the camp, was battling a case of strangles, a contagious upper respiratory infection that can cause airway obstruction. Though he was on the road to recovery, […]

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Grade 3 Winner Yankee Fourtune Euthanized

Grade 3 winner Yankee Fourtune was euthanized May 28 at Old Friends, the Thoroughbred retirement farm in Georgetown, KY, due to issues of chronic arthritis. The 12-year-old gelding had been pensioned at the non-profit organization since 2015. Campaigned by New Jersey business man Harvey Clarke and trainer Kiaran McLaughlin, in 2010 the 3-year-old Yankee Fourtune […]

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Sherman Keeping ‘Occupied’ During Recovery From Cancer Surgery

Trainer Art Sherman, best-known as the conditioner of California Chrome, is in the process of recovering from surgery to remove a cancerous tumor from his bladder, according to brisnet.com. At 82, Sherman is still training and gets out to watch training at Los Alamitos four mornings per week. “I like to be involved, and we’ve got […]

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Castration Complications: Some Breeds More Prone To Issues

Castration of male horses not fit to be breeding stallions is common. Though this procedure is considered routine, it’s not without potential complications, one of which is evisceration. Evisceration is where the horse’s intestines protrude through the incision made for the castration; this can be fatal if not addressed immediately, reports The Horse. Dr. John […]

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Omaha Beach’s Return To California Delayed, Colt’s Throat ‘Not Healed Enough Yet’ After Surgery

Omaha Beach’s landing at Santa Anita has been delayed. Originally scheduled to arrive tomorrow, the pre-race favorite for the May 4 Kentucky Derby was declared out of the race on May 1 due to an entrapped epiglottis, necessitating throat surgery that was performed May 3 at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington. The son of […]

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