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Today's News - Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Why Do Horses Have to Learn Tasks on Both Sides?
Have you taught a horse a task on his left but had him be clueless about it on his right? Dr. Camie Heleski explains.
Dog Food Blamed for Assateague Pony Death
The mare reportedly consumed a large quantities dog food, which caused an impaction and deadly ruptured intestine.
Poll Recap: Beating the Heat in Horse Barns
Of the 630 respondents, 323 (51%) said they use fans to keep horse barns cool during the summer.
South Carolina Confirms First Equine EEE Case of 2017
The affected horse from Dillon County was not known to have been vaccinated and did not survive.
Wisconsin Reports First Equine WNV Case of 2017
The unvaccinated yearling Standardbred-cross gelding from Clark County was euthanized.
How Does Transport Impact Senior Horse Immune Function?
Senior horses experienced decreased immune function and elevated stress hormones after transport, and these changes could take more than a month to return to normal, researchers found.
Avoiding Dehydration in Sport Horses During Summer
Keeping competition horses well-hydrated isn't always easy. Our nutritionist offers tips to help prevent dehydration.
Do Horses Learn From Each Other?
Dr. Camie Heleski shares scientific information about how much horses might learn from watching each other.
What You Need to Know About Equine Stomach Acid
Common feeding practices could be causing your horse's stomach acid levels to rise.
Wildfire Near Yosemite Displace Horses
More than 100 horses were evacuated to several locations after Detweiler Fire destroyed their pastures and polluted the air.
Bug Off: Controlling Flies in Horse Barn
While flies might be a fact of life, we can limit population their numbers, allowing us to enjoy the time that we spend in the barn even more.
TCA Awards 2017 Grants
Seventy-one Thoroughbred industry-related nonprofits received grants totaling $462,139 in 2017.
Work-Life Balance Focus of 2017 AAEP Convention as Keynote
Nigel Marsh will explore how equine veterinarians can learn to balance their career, family time, personal time, and productivity to rediscover overall wellness and personal balance.
Sugars and Starches: They're Not All Bad!
Although we frequently warn against the consequences of feeding these carbohydrates, horses do need them in their diets.
Taking Care of the Mature Pony Club Mount
Join us live from the United States Pony Club 2017 Festival and learn how to take care of your experienced Pony Club mount!
BLM Wyoming Holds Hearing on Vehicle Use In Horse Management
Interested parties are invited to share comments regarding the use of helicopters and motorized vehicles in the management of wild horses throughout Wyoming.
Water-Wise Tips for Horse Owners
In most parts of North America it’s that rare time of year when we stop thinking there is too much rain and start worrying that we aren’t getting enough. Here are some tips for horse owners on how you can use water wisely throughout the summer.
Does Parade Participation Stress Horses?
Horses' stress levels remained within the range of stress levels often seen during routine work and management. For example, galloping, jumping, and short-term social isolation cause similar cardiac changes.
Fetlock Injuries in Racehorses
Learn about the signs, diagnosis, and management of repetitive stress-related fetlock injuries in racehorses.
West Nile Cases Confirmed in California, Wyoming Horses
The California horse died while the Wyoming horse is recovering.
Modern Przewalski's Horses Eat Different Diet Than Ancestors
Wild Przewalski's horses currently eat high-quality grass year-round. Previously, they ate less nutritious bushes along with grass.
Senate Committee Nixes Horsemeat Inspections
This comes after the House of Representatives declined forbid the USDA from using funds to conduct horsemeat inspections.
Top Tweets from the AAEP Equine Colic Symposium
The AAEP Focus on Colic and International Equine Colic Symposium recently took place in Lexington, Kentucky. Here are some of the top tweets and take-home messages presented.
When the Herd Moves, Who Leads and Who Follows?
Contrary to conventional wisdom, horse herds are likely egalitarian and don't have a dominant stallion and "alpha" mare.
AHC Economic Impact Survey Deadline Extended
The horse owner and supplier survey in the National Economic Impact Study will remain open until Aug. 18.
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