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Today's News - Thursday, September 01, 2016
Mechanisms of Exercise-Induced Pulmonary Hemorrhage
David Poole, PhD, DSc, of Kansas State University, presents information about horses' oxygen transport pathway.
First Cases of WNV for 2016 Reported in Montana
One horse in Petroleum County has tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV).
Brevard County, Florida, Horse Tests Positive for Rabies
The adult mare had no previous vaccine history and had not been off her home premises in over a year.
Kentucky Downs 2016 Research Day Sponsorships Sold Out
Funds from race sponsorships will support Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation equine research.
Obsessed with Salt
My new 2-year-old filly is obsessively licking and biting her salt block. Does this suggest there's a problem with her diet or health, and can she hurt herself by consuming too much salt?
Police in Alabama Probe Horse Shootings
Authorities are seeking whoever fatally shot four horses, a mule, and a dog and wounded another horse.
New Jersey Horses Contract EEE
A 3-year-old Morris County gelding and a 1-year-old Ocean County mare have been euthanized after testing positive for EEE.
Horses Evacuated From Louisiana Flood Heading Home
Most of the evacuated horses have returned to their owners' farms, but 149 horses are still waiting to go home.
Laminitis, PPID, and Hyperinsulinemia: What's the Link?
Researchers explored whether the degree of hyperinsulinemia correlates with laminitis severity in horses when first diagnosed with PPID.
Oklahoma Horse Stabbed to Death
Police are investigating after a horse sustained four stab wounds in the neck.
Poll Recap: Horse Water Options
Of the 1,413 respondents, 936 (66%) said their horses get water from a trough or bucket that they fill manually.
EEE Confirmed in Ulster County, New York, Horse
The unvaccinated 11-year-old mare was euthanized after she became recumbent and unresponsive.
West Nile Cases Confirmed in Oregon, Minnesota Horses
Oregon reported its first case of the year, while the case count in Minnesota has reached 11.
BLM Vale District Conducting Emergency Wild Horse Gather
The gather comes in response to the Cherry Road Wildfire, which has burned about 90% of the pasture in which more than half of the herd resides.
Does Skeletal Muscle Inflammation Lead to Hyperinsulinemia?
While this appears true in humans, researchers could not identify a positive relationship between inflammation and obesity or insulin resistance in horses.
Why Are Horses Nervous When It's Windy?
Behaviorist Dr. Sue McDonnell offers reasons horses might be spookier than normal in windy weather.
Washington State Diagnostic Lab Confirms 10 Equine WNV Cases
The recent cases are located farther north than detections in previous years, Washington State University reported.
Feeding the Horse With Asthma
Recurrent airway obstruction is a medical condition, but feed changes might help your horse breathe better.
Scientists Evaluate Equine Blood Compatibility, Typing Tests
Penn Vet researchers tested more efficient ways to identify blood compatibility and type prior to transfusions.
Kentucky Reports First Equine WNV Cases of 2016
Both affected horses--one from Barren County and one from Hardin County--were unvaccinated, but are recovering.
All Horse, Human Drug Tests From Rio Olympics Clean
A total of 60 equine samples--30% of the 200 competing horses--were tested during the Games.
Is Selenium Deficiency Deadly to Horses?
Too much selenium in a horse's diet can cause signs of toxicity or even death. But too little selenium can also be life-threatening.
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.
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