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Today's News - Monday, August 29, 2016
UK Pasture Evaluation Work Showcased at Rangeland Congress
The UK Horse Pasture Evaluation Program has performed 160 evaluations representing more than 30,000 acres in 20 Kentucky counties.
The Grass Guide: Red Clover
Red clover provides excellent forage quality when grazed or harvested before the flower blooms.
Kentucky Downs Schedules Day to Support Research
The third annual Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation Day at Kentucky Downs, in Franklin, is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 3.
Studying Heaves in Horses Could Help Humans With Asthma
Researchers are studying underlying genetic factors that lead some horses to develop heaves while others don't.
UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Iris Cui
Cui's research focused on understanding more about the pricing of Thoroughbreds at public sales.
Novel Surgery Successful for Treating Clogged Tear Ducts
The standing procedure, in which tubing is temporarily inserted from the tear duct into the sinus cavity, is helping horses' tear ducts return to full function.
University of Melbourne Vets Aim to Improve Racehorse Safety
Researchers hope to reduce the risk of racehorse fatalities on the track as part of a $5.25 million funding commitment from the Victorian Government and Racing Victoria.
How to Protect Your Horse from West Nile Virus Infection
Late summer is peak transmission season for West Nile virus (WNV), and confirmed cases are rising among horses in many regions.
Forest Service Offers Wild Horse Gather Operation Viewing
The United States Forest Service Modoc National Forest office will conduct a wild horse gather from private and tribal lands between Sept. 6 and 16.
Carter Receives AVMA Veterinary Congress Prize
Dr. Craig Carter received the 2016 AVMA International Veterinary Congress Prize in recognition for his international contributions to veterinary public health.
NYSGC to Host Retired Racehorse Meeting on Aug. 30
The public meeting is part of the commission's efforts to drive attention and resources to racehorse retirement.
What We're Learning About Senior Horses
Hot topics include digestion, metabolism, soft tissue injuries, and inflamm-aging.
The Horse Launches New Program for College Students
Through the Schoolmasters program, students will receive complimentary digital access to The Horse while enrolled at partner schools.
Managing the Fearful and Anxious Horse
Do you feel unsafe with your horse when you're on the ground or riding? Our behavior and vet experts are here to help!
Maryland Owners Urged to Keep Horses' Vaccinations Updated
Preventing disease is less expensive than treating it, so officials are encouraging horse owners to be proactive.
Understanding Equine Insurance Policies
Need some help choosing the right equine insurance policy for your horses? Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about the types and stipulations of equine insurance.
10 Anxious Horse Resources on
Get tips on steps you can take to help soothe your horse's nerves and create a safer environment for everyone involved.
EIPH Research a Fundraising Priority for AAEP Foundation
Up to 68% of Thoroughbred racehorses have evidence of EIPH post-exercise.
Utah Confirms First Equine WNV Cases of 2016
Both cases were confirmed in unvaccinated horses from Uintah County.
Old Friends Hosts Field Day, Highlights Pasture Improvements
Old Friends worked with Scott County Extension agent Michelle Simon and the UK Horse Pasture Evaluation Program to evaluate and develop plans for improving all the paddocks on the farm.
Behind the Scenes at the Rio 2016 Olympics Equestrian Events
While you watched world-class horses jump and passage on your favorite streaming device, farriers, vets, and grooms kept busy back in the barns.
Noseband Tightness in Competition Evaluated
Researchers found that 44% of nosebands examined were so tight that even the tip of the gauge could not fit under at the frontal nasal plane.
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.
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