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Today's News - Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Zika Virus: Are Horses at Risk?
Zika virus recently made news for its reported link to human birth defects. But can this WNV relative affect horses?
Hundreds of Horses Displaced by California Wildfire
More than 300 horses and other animals are being cared for at Los Angeles County, California, shelters since being evacuated ahead of a raging wildfire there.
How Can I Tell if My Horse Has Vesicular Stomatitis?
Vesicular Stomatitis causes mouth blisters, coronet band lesions lameness, and more. Learn about this insect-spread disease's clinical signs from Dr. Angela Pelzel-McClusky, who serves as the USDA's national equine epidemiologist.
Shipping and Showing Horses
Monitor and optimize your horse's training, diet, general health, and shipping experience in order to help him perform his best.
USDA Proposes HPA Enforcement Rule Change
The proposed change would ban action devices and require training for veterinarians conducting compliance inspections.
12 Miniature Horse Health Risks
While small in size, Minis have the same health needs and risks as other breeds, as well as a number of unique issues.
Poll Recap: Trailer Loading Competency
Of the 901 respondents, 703 (78%) said they are confident their horse would load in a trailer on the first try.
Multiple Graded Stakes Winner Futural Euthanized
The 20-year-old gelding was euthanized July 25 due to complications caused by advanced chronic osteoarthritis.
BLM to Bait Trap Wild Horses from Silver King, Triple B HMAs
Horses removed from the range will be prepared for the BLM's adoption program.
Large Reward Offered in New Mexico Barn Fire Case
Authorities hope that a $10,000 cash reward will help identify whoever is responsible for a barn fire that claimed four horses' lives.
Washington Confirms First Equine WNV Case of 2016
The unvaccinated 2-year-old mare from Grandview is showing neurologic signs of disease, including stumbling and difficulties eating.
New Insight on How Surfaces Impact Horses' Limbs
Researchers found that hard surfaces, shallow footing depths, and compacted footing could increase horses' injury risk.
Help! How to Manage Equine Emergencies
Your horse is wounded, bleeding, or critically ill: What should you do? Get advice from our expert!
Is It Okay to Ride an Ulcer-Prone Horse After She's Eaten?
Old wisdom tells us not to feed horses before exercise. But this outdated belief might be hurting your horse.
Fat in the Equine Diet
Fat is an energy powerhouse that is a horse's most abundant energy source.
Virginia Confirms Third Equine EEE Case of 2016
The affected horse--a mare from Chesapeake with an unknown vaccination history--died the day after contracting the disease.
Karen Donley and Royal Patron Take 2016 Tevis Cup
Additionally, Lisa Ford and GE Cyclone received the Haggin Cup, which recognizes the horse in the most superior condition and recognizes the rider's sportsmanship and horsemanship.
What Does a Horse Need in His Diet?
Take a tour through the horse's innards and learn about the links between his physiology and what he needs in his diet.
Horse Castration: What Could Possibly Go Wrong?
There are health risks for horses being castrated, but vets and owners can work together to manage them.
Practicing Science-Based Horse Husbandry
Practical ways to improve your horse's welfare, based on discoveries from the growing field of equitation science.
What's New in Equine Standing Surgery?
One equine surgeon reviews the growing trend toward surgery in the standing horse rather than in anesthetized patients.
BLM Colorado to Hold Hearing on Motorized Equipment Use
The public hearing will focus on discuss the use of motorized vehicles in managing wild horses in Colorado.
Promoting Lifelong Equine Joint Health
Balanced nutrition, sensible exercise, and prompt treatment can help a horse's joints function comfortable past their prime.
Horse Health Research Continues at 2016 Tevis Cup
Researchers will again be studying horses' hydration status and how it relates to ride completion or noncompletion.
Kentucky Agriculture Officials to Study Equine Welfare Laws
The Kentucky Department of Agriculture will explore ways it can help counties expedite how they carry out equine cruelty investigations.
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