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Today's News - Monday, March 27, 2017
FEI Rules on 2016 Prohibited Substance Cases
An endurance rider received a 30-month suspension while a para-equestrian's provisional suspension was lifted.
UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Victoria Taylor
Taylor is studying Kentucky 31 tall fescue, a novel endophyte tall fescue, and how they affect grazing nonpregnant and pregnant mares.
Arena Surface Impacts Fetlock Kinematics in Extended Trot
Researchers confirmed that footing properties could impact dressage horses' risk for suspensory ligament injury.
Sunland Park Reaccredited by NTRA Safety, Integrity Alliance
The alliance is designed to establish standards and practices to promote safety and integrity in horse racing.
UK to Host Second Equine Nutrition Short Course
Presentation topics include feeding through a horse's life cycle, evaluating body condition, nutrition myths, and more.
New Perspectives on Foal Nutrition
Dr. Laurie Lawrence shares results of studies on mare milk composition and foals' GI microbial colonization.
Broodmares' Nutritional Needs During Late Gestation
Late-pregnancy mares need to be fed adequately so they are not undernourished, because the last few months of fetal development see the most growth, tissue accumulation, and weight gain.
Michigan Man Held in Horse Shootings
Luke Wool is accused of shooting two draft horses in the same pasture at separate times.
Alabama Horse Shooter Sought
Authorities are hoping the public can help identify who shot two horses in the Punkin Center community of Morgan County.
UKto Host Second 3-MT Competition for Doctoral Students
The three-minute thesis (3-MT) competition helps students with communicating about their research in a concise, efficient manner.
Senior Horse Care Strategies
Aging is a natural process. But that doesn't mean it's easy. In horses strength and flexibility diminish. So does the body's ability to handle stress and infection.
Horse Grains and Feeds
Take a look at feeds and pelleted forages commonly found in the equine diet.
Clear and Present Danger: Reduce Your Horse's Disease Risk
Use this four-step plan to keep equine infectious diseases in check.
UKVDL Map of the Month: Lawsonia in Kentucky Equids
L. intracellularis can cause segments of small intestines and sometimes large intestines to thicken.
Scientists Revisit Historic Exercise Research in Racehorses
Scientists are highlighting early 20th century studies and Japanese researchers who were well ahead of their time.
Older Creature Comforts
My senior horse is 30 this year. Overall, he's a healthy horse with minor issues (I have him on a pellet diet because of his teeth). My biggest concern is his mental happiness. As his body deteriorates, how can I keep him comfortable and happy?
Loux Receives Storm Cat Career Development Award
Shavahn Loux, PhD, is studying mares’ microRNA population throughout normal gestation, as well as during experimentally induced placentitis.
Fat in the Equine Diet
Fat is an energy powerhouse that is a horse's most abundant energy source.
Registration Open for AHC Annual Meeting
The meeting and National Issues Forum will take place June 11-14 in Washington, D.C.
Keep 'Em Moving, Part II
After Dorado sustained a serious laceration and faced several weeks of stall rest, Erica reflected on the golden rule for keeping senior horses active: Keep them moving.
Colic: What Should I Do Until the Vet Gets Here?
An equine critical care specialist shares advice for dealing with a colic while waiting for your vet.
Elevated SAA Can Help Diagnose Septic Arthritis in Horses
Experimental findings suggest that serum SAA levels could serve as an earlier indication of joint infection than synovial fluid SAA levels.
Amikacin/Ampicillin: Combo of Choice for Septic Foals
In one study, bacteria in 91.5% of the foals were susceptible to this antimicrobial combination.
4 Misconceptions About Alfalfa
Does alfalfa cause kidney problems or respiratory issues? Does it make horses hyper? Specialists shed light on these myths and more.
Poll Recap: Shedding Season
Of the 1,106 respondents, 866 (78%) said they curry or groom their horses to help them shed their winter hair coats.
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