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Today's News - Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Equine Injuries, Racing Integrity to Highlight Welfare, Safety Summit

Other topics to be addressed are disaster planning, the Thoroughbred’s versatility as a sport horse, racing surfaces, and more.

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Allegedly Maltreated Horses, Donkeys Receiving Care in Texas

Authorities removed 27 donkeys, four horses, and a mule from a property near Houston on June 13.

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How Can I Combat My Senior Horse’s Loose Manure?

Why might replacing long-stem hay with hay pellets help a senior horse's loose manure resolve? Our equine nutritionist weighs in.

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VetPrep Partners With Merck Animal Health for Season 3 of the Veterinary Student Innovation Competition

The IDEA Veterinary Innovation Competition is intended to stimulate and develop creative ideas from young veterinary problem solvers.

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Understanding Horses’ Water Requirements

Water is one of the essential nutrients a horse's body needs to perform a number of life-support functions. Here's what to remember about supplying your horse with water as summer approaches.

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Grant Joins HSUS Horse Racing Advisory Council

Barrie Grant, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, has been an equine veterinarian for more than 50 years and has been an official California Horse Racing Board veterinarian since 2009.

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Mares and Foals Have Field of Vision Preferences

Researchers have learned that foals and dams appear to prefer looking at each other with their left eyes and keeping each other in their left field of vision in most situations.

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House Nixes Farm Bill, Reschedules Vote

The Farm Bill contains legislation regarding horses, but its failure had nothing to do with equine industry issues.

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Study Shows Some Vet Students Misinterpret Horse Behavior

Misinterpretations (believing a horse is happy when in fact he's depressed, for example) could cause these future professionals to miss signs of poor welfare and put themselves at risk of injury (if they perceive an agitated horse as playful, for instance).

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Internal Medicine Researcher Dr. Steeve Giguère Dies

Giguère, professor and Marguerite Hodgson Chair in Equine Studies at the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine, died unexpectedly following an accident on May 27. He was 48.

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