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Today's News - Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Tennessee Piroplasmosis: 19 Horses Now Confirmed Positive
All the positive cases are connected to two locations in Rutherford County and Bedford County.
When is a Young Horse Ready to Ride?
I have a fine-boned 3-year-old Welsh/Quarter Horse cross that I would like to start in regular work and training, but I'm reluctant for fear of placing too much stress on her young spine. When is it safe to start and ride her on a regular basis?
GoFundMe Page Benefits Louisiana Animal Shelters
Contributions will be used to provide supplies and equipment necessary to care for horses and other animals.
Several Horses Found Deceased at Pickens' Sanctuary
While an investigation continues, Madeleine Pickens is offering a $100,000 reward in connection with the incident.
10 Early Warning Signs of Laminitis
Your horse's best chance of overcoming this hoof disease might lie in your ability to catch it early. Here's what to watch for.
2016 UK Equine Research Hall of Fame Inductees Announced
Drs. Norm Ducharme, Sue Dyson, and Susan Stover will be inducted into the UK Equine Research Hall of Fame in October.
California Racehorse Drug Testing Moving Forward
Researchers will be studying the use of biomarkers drug testing.
Poll Recap: Horse Camping Options
Of the 669 respondents, 415 (62%) said they would choose to take a living-quarters trailer when camping with horses.
New York Horse Owners Urged to Minimize West Nile Virus Risk
There has been one confirmed equine WNV case in the state so far this year.
Pennsylvania Track Groom Accused of Fixing Horse Races
Several horses had allegedly received clenbuterol, and groom Marian Vega was found to be in possession of the drug.
Study Confirms Demonstrator Horses Can Have Calming Effect
Horses that watched another horse perform a scary task were less spooked when it was their turn, researchers found.
Fats: Not Just a Fad
Fats serve many important functions for your horse, from increasing calorie consumption to reducing gastric ulcer severity.
New Jersey, South Carolina Confirm New Equine EEE Cases
This is New Jersey's first case of 2016. Two new cases bring South Carolina's total to 14 for the year.
Oklahoma Quarter Horse Contracts Rabies
The 4-year-old Quarter Horse gelding from Caddo County presented with a fever, ataxia, and depression. The horse was not current on vaccinations and died.
New Equine WNV Cases Confirmed in California, Minnesota
California has confirmed eight and Minnesota has reported seven WNV cases in horses thus far in 2016.
Is There Such Thing as Too Many Horse Treats?
Is your horse is getting too much sugar? Drs. Clair Thunes and Erin Denney-Jones offer advice for "treating" your horse.
Neurologic EHV-1 Confirmed in Washington
The 18-year-old Quarter Horse mare from Newport was euthanized at the Washington State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital.
Creating an Equine Diet: What to Remember
Don't panic over formulating a balanced diet for your horse. Here are some important tips to remember.
Niall Brennan Stables Contributes to Ocala Initiative
The Ocala Initiative is a $200,000 undertaking designed to advance equine research in Florida.
New Test to Detect Toxic Blue-Green Algae in Water
Blue-green algae can produce toxins that cause health problems and even death in animals, including horses.
Can Alpha-Fetoprotein Help Diagnose Neonatal Disease?
Researchers found that AFP could be a useful biomarker to help assess neonatal health soon after birth.
The Grass is Always Greener: Quick Pasture Management Tips
Basic pasture management is relatively simple, but requires diligence and understanding.
Horses Impacted by Floods in Louisiana in Need
Find out how you can assist with the rescue and care of horses impacted by the flooding in Louisiana.
Treating Biofilms and Latent Infections in Mares
Vets should suspect a biofilm or latent infection if a mare is treated for bacterial endometritis appropriately, but the infection persists.
Comeback King Skelton Takes Individual Gold in Jumping
Nick Skelton made Olympic history when becoming the first ever British rider to win individual jumping gold at Deodoro Olympic Park in Rio de Janeiro today.
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