Today's News - Friday, April 29, 2016
Mites, lice, flies, and mosquitoes can cause irritation and carry dangerous diseases. Be aware of the external parasite species that are in your area and when they are prevalent so you can control them.
A foal's first hours are fragile. Here, Dr. Peter Morresey of Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital, in Lexington, Kentucky, shares the early signs of trouble to look for in both the neonate foal and its placenta. What you learn might save a foal's life.
Stallions with access to each other through stall walls interacted frequently with a "surprisingly low" injury rate.
Take a behind-the-scenes look at how the group provided care to more than 300 working equids during a trip to Southern Honduras.
Long-term confinement is difficult for horses but often necessary for healing from certain injuries and illnesses, such as tendon and ligament strains, bone fractures, and laminitis. Learn how to keep horses happy and healthy while on stall rest.
Get a behind-the-scenes look at some of the services performed by veterinarians and veterinary students during an Equitarian Initiative clinic in Honduras.
Churchill Downs was the first racetrack to receive accreditation in 2009, the NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance's inaugural year.
Joint health and mobility supplements were the most frequently used in both disciplines, researchers found.
Why do horses do the things they do? A behaviorist talks about how horses learn, stereotypies, herd dynamics, and more!
We've scoured our archives and gathered 10 resources you can use to decode your horses' behavior.
Researchers found that "an unexpectedly large number of normal horses" had temporomandibular joint (TMJ) variations.
The Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit will also feature talks on racing surfaces, rider safety, equine injuries, nutrition, biosecurity, respiratory health, and more.
Horses in the group housing situation had fewer stress indicators than those stalled individually, researchers found.
In this capacity, he will represent the equine welfare charity throughout the country and in his travels abroad.
Dr. Ashley Embly of Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital describes scratches and offers tips for managing the skin condition.
Could a relaxed mental state caused by positive reinforcement training also be associated with penile relaxation?
The New Mexico Racing Commission announced it would enhance its out-of-competition drug testing program effective immediately.
A group of Oregon equestrians are concerned that a letter from a Congressman might erroneously link the illegal practice of soring to dressage.
Horse inspections are designed to evaluate the horse's "fitness to compete" in the competition ahead; they're not designed to be as in-depth as the first veterinary examination at an event or as a typical soundness or prepurchase examination.
Overconditioning, grazing during sunlight hours, and frozen footing could potentially trigger laminitic episodes, scientists found.
Investigators believe the horse probably died of strangulation after being improperly loaded into a trailer.
Of the 1,442 respondents, 684 (47%) said their horses have access to fresh pasture for 12 hours or more each day.
The celebration, which will benefit the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation, will take place June 9 in New York City.
Researchers hope study results will help establish standard guidelines for performing intra-articular anesthesia nerve blocks in equine hind limbs.
Temple Grandin, PhD, is an internationally recognized leader in humane animal handling techniques.