Horse Care

Lab-engineered Equine Cartilage Could Go To Trial in 2017

A Canadian laboratory has engineered equine cartilage tissue that could undergo a live trial in horses next year. About 4 millimeters in diameter, Thomas Koch of the Ontario Veterinary College is hopeful that the tiny piece of tissue will help horses that have cartilage injuries, which can potentially end an equine athlete’s career. Damaged joint […]

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Sunland EHV-1 Outbreak Spreads To Texas

Today’s tally of EHV-1 confirmed positive horses is 74. Two of the horses confirmed today reside in Texas; they belong to a trainer who has horses at Sunland. The information on these two positive horses was submitted to the Texas Animal Health Commission for follow-up. To date, 17 barns have been released and 10 barns […]

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Rood And Riddle Purchases Wellington Equine Hospital, Expands Florida Operations

Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital has expanded its veterinary services in Wellington. Rood & Riddle purchased an equine hospital and adjacent property on South Shore Blvd. formerly used by Wellington Equine Associates.  Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital in Wellington will be Rood & Riddle’s second clinical venture outside the state of Kentucky. It established a […]

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RMTC Workshop Focuses On Hair-Sample Testing

The Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC) organized an equine racing chemist workshop February 8-9 at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine to foster uniformity in testing of hair samples. The workshop, hosted by the Maddy Lab, was open to any RMTC-accredited laboratory that wanted to obtain the necessary knowledge and hands-on experience needed […]

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GMOs In Horse Feed: Should You Be Worried?

Most of the corn and soybean that make up a modern horse’s diet are genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Corn and soybean GMOs were introduced in 1997. By 2014, 93 percent of corn, 94 percent of soybean, and 95 percent of sugar beets—staples in horse feed—produced in the United States were genetically modified. In 2011, the […]

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Observing And Understanding Herd Dynamics

Equine caretakers can learn a lot from simply watching horses in the fields and how they interact with one another. There’s always a lot of communication taking place—some of it subtle and some of it not! A lot of these actions and reactions can be applied to human dynamics, as well. Here are a few […]

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Anderson, Palmer Join Thoroughbred Education And Research Foundation Board

The Thoroughbred Education and Research Foundation (“TERF”) Trustees are pleased to announce the addition of two new trustees to its board: Kathleen M. Anderson, DVM, and Scott E. Palmer, VMD. Drs. Anderson and Palmer join the Foundation’s Board at an exciting time of charitable grant giving and expansion and bring a wealth of experience to […]

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Sunland EHV-1 Update: 70 Total Positives, 15 Barns Non-Exposed Status

The New Mexico Livestock Board issued the following update on the Sunland Park EHV-1 outbreak late Monday:  To simplify our reporting on the rapidly-changing EHV-1 virus outbreak at the Sunland Park Racetrack, we will update the list below regularly with the most current information. While the situation warrants, we will also e-mail blast this information as it is […]

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No Tooth Fairy Here: Equine Dental Disease Can Cause Big Problems

Considering that horse’s teeth erupt from their gums for 20 to 30 years, it isn’t surprising that there is a possibility for dental issues. One painful orthodontic issue aging equines face is Equine Odontoclastic Tooth Resorption and Hypercementosis (EOTRH). This disease typically affects a horse’s incisors and canine teeth. As the disease progresses, the roots of the […]

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Retired Racehorse Project Announces 480 Trainers Selected For Thoroughbred Makeover

Retired Racehorse Project (RRP) released Monday a list of 480 trainers from 45 states, three Canadian Provinces and England who will acquire and train a recently retired racehorse for the $100,000 Thoroughbred Makeover and National Symposium, scheduled for October 27-30 at the Kentucky Horse Park. All ten of the discipline winners from last year’s Makeover […]

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