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Today's News - Monday, July 25, 2016
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.
Bromont, Canada, Will Not Host 2018 World Equestrian Games
The FEI and the organizing committee for the games in Bromont have terminated the contract to host the event due to ongoing financial issues.
Knowing When to Retire an Arthritic Horse
Dr. Dave Frisbie of Colorado State University shares his thoughts on retiring horses due to arthritis.
Hyperinsulinemia in Horses: What to Watch For
Researchers identified several disease predictors, including advancing age, laminitis, and a cresty neck, among others.
California Confirms Second Equine WNV Case for 2016
The unvaccinated filly from Sacramento County is recovering.
Florida Confirms New EEE Case in Washington County Horse
The adult pony, which had no known vaccine history and no recent travel history, was euthanized July 9.
Lightning Strike Kills Horse at North Carolina Trailhead
A lightning strike is being blamed for death of a horse tied to a trailer at a popular trail riding destination.
Investigation to Prosecution: Making an Equine Cruelty Case
Proving an animal cruelty case is legitimate, then levying charges and prosecuting those responsible takes time and involves lots of cooperative casework.
Vale District BLM Postpones Wild Horse Gather
The Oregon gather was expected to start on July 26, but has been postponed to a tentative date of Aug. 23.
Common Senior Horse Behavior Problems
What is the most common behavior problem or case you see in aging horses?
15 is the New 10: Keeping the Middle-Aged Horse Healthy
Find out how to keep your middle-aged horse's teeth, feet, joints, and more healthy.
Hearing on BLM Helicopter, Motor Vehicle Use Scheduled
The BLM Wyoming will host its annual statewide hearing on Aug. 4 in Rock Springs.
Equestrian Sport Gallops Into the Rio Limelight
The Olympic dressage, eventing, and jumping competitions will feature 200 horses and riders from 43 countries.
How Behaviorists Help Vets Diagnose Horse Health Problems
Behaviorist Dr. Sue McDonnell, of University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine's New Bolton Center, explains how behaviorists and vets can work together to identify the source of a horses' pain and disease.
A Look at Serum-Based Proteins for Horses
Researchers at Iowa State and Texas A&M are evaluating the impact of these naturally occurring proteins in combating performance-induced physiologic stress in horses.
Osteochondrosis: Harmless Lesion or Permanent Problem?
Leading researchers from around the world share their findings on this common joint disease of young horses.
Endocrinopathic Laminitis Likelihood
Are horses that develop sepsis-related or idiopathic laminitis at a higher risk of developing endocrinopathic laminitis down the road?
Apparently Abandoned Horse Found in Arizona
The horse was transported to a veterinary facility to receive rehabilitative care.
Wise Dan to Receive Inaugural Rood & Riddle Comeback Award
The award is given to an equine athlete who overcame a major health complication and returned to elite competition.
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