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Today's News - Saturday, July 30, 2016
Tissue Level Events and Immune Response in Horses
David Hurley, PhD, of the University of Georgia, shares insight into how tissue level events influence the development and control of immune system responses to infection, vaccines, and tumors.
Potomac Horse Fever Detected in Maryland
Potomac horse fever was confirmed in two Frederick County horses, one of which died from the disease.
How Do Horses Get to the Rio Olympic Games?
The Olympic horses have begun their trek to Rio! Find out how they're getting to Brazil.
New Lawsuit Alleges Horse Feed was Tainted
Two horse owners allege that feed manufacturer ADM knowingly sold and distributed horse-feed tainted with monensin.
Suit Seeks Halt to BLM Wild Horse Spaying Plan
A wild horse advocacy group filed a federal lawsuit aimed at stopping the BLM from surgically sterilizing mares from an Oregon wild horse herd.
UK Researcher Develops New Tall Fescue Variety
Plant breeder Tim Phillips, PhD, has developed a new tall fescue variety that is nontoxic to grazing animals, including horses.
Researchers Examine Horse Management, Use, and Health Risks
Findings include dressage horses have the greatest risk of locomotor problems, and horses that get only a few hours of turnout each day that are more likely to injure themselves in the field than those with constant turnout.
UKVDL Releases 2016-17 Testing Fees
The new fees came into effect on July 1.
Help! How to Manage Equine Emergencies
Your horse is wounded, bleeding, or critically ill: What should you do? Get advice from our expert!
10 Emergency Care Resources on
Learn how to navigate a variety of equine emergencies, from lacerations and colic to hoof and neurologic problems.
Ocular Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Squamous cell carcinoma is something an owner might notice; it is one of the most common cancerous tumors of the equine eye. Fortunately, with early intervention it's treatable.
AHC to Update National Economic Impact Study
The 2005 Economic Impact Study documented the economic effects of the racing, showing, recreation, and other segments of the horse industry.
FEI Announces Details of Three Banned Substance Cases
The cases focus on prohibited substances identified in a para-dressage horse, an endurance horse, and a jumping horse.
South Carolina Reports Two New Equine EEE Cases
Neither horse had been vaccinated according to label instructions and neither survived.
Does Exercise Impact Horses' Nighttime Resting Behavior?
Horses spend less time resting at night during a "working week" than they do during an "off-work week," researchers say.
Nebraska Confirms First Equine WNV Case of 2016
The affected horse, an unvaccinated 3-year-old Quarter Horse mare from Garden County, has been euthanized.
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.
BLM Changes Location of July 28 Motor Vehicle Hearing
The hearing on the use of motor vehicles in wild horse management will now be held at the Lander County Courthouse.
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.
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