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Today's News - Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Top Tweets From the 2016 Equitation Science Conference
A collection of tweets and take-homes from the 2016 International Society for Equitation Science conference.
BLM Initiates Wild Horse Research in Oregon
The agency will works with veterinarians to study safe methods to spay mares and control herd growth
Kentucky Authorities Probe Horses' Alleged Abandonment
Authorities are investigating the circumstances surrounding more than 40 apparently abandoned horses, mostly Thoroughbreds, in Mercer County.
Does Acupuncture Alleviate Navicular Syndrome Pain?
While acupuncture seemed to relieve pain in some horses, there was no strong evidence to suggest that it alleviates pain in all affected horses.
EIA Hold Order at Arapahoe Park Lifted
The EIA-positive mare was euthanized and a second exposed horse was removed from the track to a newly quarantined premises.
Poll Recap: Stocking Up on Hay
Of the 1,102 respondents, 397 (36%) said they purchase hay once a year for their horses.
ASPCA Awards $100,000 to Help a Horse Day Contest Winners
Eleven equine rescues received grants in recognition of their efforts to protect horses.
EEE, WNV Confirmed in Florida Horses
A Polk County horse tested positive for EEE while a Osceola County contracted WNV. Neither had a vaccination history.
What Should I Plant in My Horse Pasture?
Vet Erin Denney-Jones, DVM, and nutritionist Clair Thunes, PhD, share their thoughts on selecting grasses for horse pastures.
Medical Colic Management: What to Know
The goal of treating colic in the field centers around breaking the pain cycle and reestablishing proper gastrointestinal function,
Variations in Body Conformation
There is no one ideal body type; there are, however, conformation traits that can affect performance across the species.
EEE Reported in Florida, South Carolina Horses
Six Florida horses and four South Carolina horses have tested positive for EEE thus far in 2016.
Queensland Introduces New Biosecurity Rules for Horse Owners
The new approach to managing the cattle tick will provide more flexibility for moving horses across the so-called "tick line."
BLM Plans South Steens Wild Horse Bait Trap Gather
The objective is to capture 200 horses, selectively remove 100 horses for adoption, and apply a fertility vaccine to up to 40 mares that will be returned to the range.
Strangles in Horses: Predicting Disease and Complications
Few study horses with strangles showed the "classic" signs of disease, researchers determined.
The Grass Guide: Tall Fescue
Tall fescue is a very hardy forage able to withstand high summer temperatures, drought, moisture stress, and shade.
Parasight System Featured on Cover of Parasitology Journal
The Parasight System is a smartphone-based fecal egg diagnostic and intestinal parasite management tool for vets,
A Closer Look at Genetic Testing in Horses
Scientists are learning more about horses' DNA and how mutations impact health, behavior, performance, and more.
Minnesota Veterinarian Brings Equine Science to Mongolia
A Minnesota veterinarian is challenging tradition, skepticism, and the remnants of Russian socialism to bring modern veterinary medicine to Mongolia's most remote horse herders.
UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Lauren Goedde
Goedde's research focused on whether omega-3 DHA supplementation affected a stallion's sperm motion characteristics and viability.
Toxin Topic: Johnsongrass Poisoning in Horses
Johnsongrass is a drought-tolerant weed that can cause nerve and fetal damage in horses.
Managing Horses on Small Acreages
Do you want to keep horses at home? Are you looking to develop and improve efficiency on your small farm? Join us for this information-packed hour! Our experts will answer your questions about fencing, housing, storage, arenas, pasture and more!
Keeping Your Equine Athlete at the Top of His Game
Our sources share nine ways to keep your sport horse performing his best.
Save the Dates for Fall Events Hosted by UK Gluck Center
The John F. Timoney Symposium, Equine Research Hall of Fame ceremony, and Reproductive Diseases in Horses Symposium will take place this fall.
EIA-Suspect Horse Identified In Colorado
Confirmatory tests are currently being run after a nonracing horse at Arapahoe Park tested positive for equine infectious anemia (EIA).
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