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Today's News - Friday, January 20, 2017
Horses' Physiologic Responses to Exercise
Physiologic and anatomic systems coordinate to allow a horse to reach his maximum athletic potential. Several factors can limit performance, but an understanding of these issues can help owners get the most from their equine athletes.
EEE Confirmed in Jefferson County, Florida, Horse
The 6-year-old Quarter Horse mare, a recent rescue with an unknown vaccination history, was euthanized.
Fair Grounds EHV: Some Horses Could be Released Soon
The quarantine will phase out starting with the 42 barns where horses never showed clinical signs of disease.
The Veterinarian's Role in Equine Abuse Investigations
How a veterinarian goes about examining and treating allegedly abused horses can mean the difference between a successful or unsuccessful case against the owner.
Life After Laminitis
Your laminitis survivor's true prognosis depends on how you mange him after the worst is over.
Hay: Does Fertilization Matter?
Should I look for hay that comes from a fertilized or unfertilized field? In what ways would the nutrition be affected? Does fertilizing the field increase the protein content of the hay? What are appropriate questions to ask regarding the hay?
AHF Funds Arabian Horse Research Projects
The Arabian Horse Foundation is funding research on juvenile idiopathic epilepsy and occipitoatlantoaxial malformation.
SAFE Act Reintroduced in Congress
The bill is the latest attempt to outlaw the purchase and transport of U.S. horses for slaughter.
Walking Horse Group to Challenge USDA Rule
The legal team for FAST is preparing a response to the new rule which bans the use of action devices and pads or stacks.
Scientists Find Genes Behind Crooked Legs in Shetland Ponies
A hereditary disease--skeletal atavism--leads to disturbed skeletal development and usually requires euthanasia.
Poll Recap: Winter Horse Care Concerns
Of the 556 respondents, 190 (34%) said their biggest concern is keeping horses' water sources from freezing.
Kentucky EHV: Additional Cases Confirmed at One Facility
While two premises in Oldham County remain under quarantine, the outbreaks are unrelated as different strains of the virus were detected at the two facilities.
Seeking Relief: Current Directions in Equine Pain Management
Learn what veterinarians are doing to improve how they control equine pain.
Fair Grounds EHV: Entire Facility Quarantined
The EDCC reports that at least 38 horses have tested positive for non-neuropathogenic EHV-1 and two have tested positive for neuropathogenic EHV-1.
Chains, Stacks Banned in Walking Horse Training, Exhibition
The new rule prohibits the use of action devices, pads, and wedges, except for those used for therapeutic or protection purposes.
How Much Grain Should I Feed My Colic-Prone Horse?
An owner with a colicky horse is worried that grain could be the culprit and wants to know how much to feed.
BLM to Begin Sulphur Wild Horse Gather, PZP Treatment
About 400 horses, including 100-150 mares treated with the contraceptive vaccine, will be released back onto the Sulphur HMA.
Is an Equine IBH Vaccine on the Horizon?
A recently tested vaccine induced high IgG antibody levels and Th1/Treg immune responses (strong signs of immunity) in naive horses.
Before You Sell a Horse Property
Barn and farm improvements small and large can boost your property's appeal to equine real estate buyers.
BLM to Begin Reveille Wild Horse Gather
About 80 horses will be removed from the HMA while approximately 55 horses will be released back to the range.
Researchers Develop Saliva-Based Equine Tapeworm Test
This could encourage the use of targeted deworming programs to help reduce parasite resistance, scientists said.
Screwworm Myiasis: A Re-emerging Concern
Although maggots typically pose little serious threat to hosts, screwworms are a separate and often dire exception.
Health Alert: Equine Herpesvirus (EHV)
Nicola Pusterla, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM, of the University of California, Davis, shares what owners need to know about EHV, its clinical signs, and treatment and prevention methods.
Researchers Test Joint Supplement's Impact on Old Horses
A resveratrol and hyaluronic acid supplement could have anti-inflammatory effects in aged horses, researchers found.
Late-Term Troubles
Learn about five complications veterinarians might encounter toward the end of a mare's gestation.
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