Reported Equine Deaths Exceed 150 in Oklahoma
More than 150 horses reportedly perished in the tornadoes that hit Moore and the Oklahoma City area May 20.
How To: Condition Your Horse for Summer Riding
Dr. Erica McKenzie shares how to get your horse into riding shape after a winter's rest.
UKAg Dean Scott Smith Receives Lyons Award
Smith’s nominators highlighted his creative and effective leadership of the college during tumultuous times for Kentucky agriculture.
RRTP Selects Trainers for Thoroughbred Makeover
The Retired Racehorse Training Project (RRTP) board of directors announced May 23 its selection of the 26 horse trainers who will participate in the RRTP Thoroughbred Makeover.
TOC Commits to Uniform Racehorse Medication Program
Thoroughbred Owners of California (TOC) will join regulators from eight states in the mid-Atlantic and Northeast by committing to implement the Mid-Atlantic Uniform Medication Program beginning in January 2014.
Update on Equine Australian Bat Lyssavirus Case
Biosecurity Queensland officers revisited the affected horse's home property May 21 and reported that no animals were showing any signs of illness.
Stabilizing Equine Limb Fractures in the Field (AAEP 2012)
Many fractures once deemed inoperable can now be surgically repaired successfully, but management approaches during the critical post-fracture window, such as stabilization techniques, can have a major impact on outcomes.
Research Shows Responses to Flexion Tests can be Measured
A comprehensive study has shown that a wireless, inertial sensor-based system can effectively measure the horse’s response to a flexion test.
New Vocations Seeking Summer Intern
The internship was established in 2011 to allow college students the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the Thoroughbred aftercare industry by working for New Vocations Racehorse Adoption.
Georgia Horses Removed from Flood Zone
A herd of Georgia horses were brought to higher ground last weekend after flood water from heavy rains threatened their stable.
Study: Pasturing Stallions Together is Possible
Long-term study results continue to show that under certain conditions, stallions can successfully be pastured together, and the researchers supervising the experiment have issued recommendations on how breeders can implement this practice safely.
AAEP Foundation Aids Horses Affected by Severe Weather
Relief organizations responding to equine emergencies in the aftermath of destructive storms, fires, floods, or other natural disasters are eligible for funding from the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Foundation.
Probe of Horse Death at Mountaineer Racetrack Continues
West Virginia Racing Commission (WVRC) officials said May 21 they are continuing an investigation into the April death of a horse at Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack, and Resort, and are developing protocol to handle such incidents in the future.
Florida Horse Found Slain for Meat
Miami-Dade, Fla., law enforcement authorities are seeking whoever entered a private property and slaughtered a horse for meat.
Equine Internal Parasites
Take an up-close look at common internal parasites and the damage they can do to your horse. Also learn about parasite resistance and the drugs and management methods that can help control certain worms.
Enhanced Security Measures for Belmont Stakes Horses
Submission and publication of veterinary records for horses competing in the June 8 Belmont Stakes is among the enhanced security measures announced May 21 by the New York State Gaming Commission and New York Racing Association.
Understanding Mare and Foal Behavior (AAEP 2012)
One behaviorist describes common mare and foal behavior and how to avoid perpetuating undesirable behavior when raising an orphan foal.
Eventing Gold Medalist King Artus Dies at Competition
King Artus, a 17-year-old Holsteiner gelding, collapsed at the end of a cross-country course Saturday (May 18) in Weisbaden, Germany.
Oklahoma Horse Owners Face Tornado Devastation
After two days of high winds and driving rains, horse owners in Oklahoma are assessing their losses while bracing for yet another round of strong storms.
Authorities Monitoring EHV-1 Cases in Canada
Two Canadian Standardbred horses have tested positive for equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1), according to the Ontario Racing Commission's (ORC) manager of veterinary services.
Tying Up Explained
Dr. Erica McKenzie describes the common causes of exertional rhabdomyolysis in horses.
Helping the Gassy Horse
Are there any products available to give on a daily basis to horses that develop gas easily, or do you have any other suggestions on how to address the problem?
TAHC Continues Equine Piroplasmosis Testing
As of May 20, 283 premises and 747 equids in Kleberg County, Texas, have been tested. A total of 19 horses residing on six premises have tested positive for the disease.
Consider Trotting Speed when Diagnosing Subtle Lameness
British researchers found that trotting mildly lame horses quickly during lameness exams could mask clinical signs, while slowing down the trot could yield more accurate results.
Seized Utah Horses to be Sold at Auction
More than 30 allegedly maltreated horses seized by Utah law enforcement authorities will be sold at auction to recover costs connected to their care.