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Today's News - Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Studs: Boosting Horses' Traction in Sporting Events
Take a look at how adding studs to horseshoes can help horses navigate less-than-ideal footing.
Poll Recap: Feeding Alfalfa
Of the 1,244 respondents, 504 (41%) said they feed their horses alfalfa hay.
What is Equine Metabolic Syndrome?
University of Kentucky researcher Amanda Adams, PhD, gives an overview of EMS and how it affects horses.
Barn Air Quality Affects Horses' Breathing
Learn how to make changes around the barn to reduce horses' likelihood of developing respiratory disease.
Maine Horse Owners: Now is the Time to Vaccinate
State veterinary officials are encouraging owners to vaccinate horses against rabies, Eastern equine encephalitis, and West Nile virus.
Are Foals of Obese Mares At Risk for Musculoskeletal Issues?
Researchers confirmed that overweight mares are more likely to have heavier foals, which have an increased prevalence of conformational defects and nonseptic musculoskeletal disorders.
More Work Might Mean Your Horse Needs More Calories
Have you increased your horse's workload this spring? Find out how to safely increase his energy intake to match.
Common Dewormers: Still Effective Against Small Strongyles?
New study results revealed that some commercially available dewormers showed poor efficacy on the majority of farms sampled.
2017 NIAA, USAHA Equine Forum White Paper Now Available
The forum focused on advancing equine identification methods, traceability, and electronic health records.
Air Quality Week From The Horse and Sweet PDZ
Look for educational articles and resources on air quality and equine respiratory health, April 24-29.
Equine GI and Respiratory Disease: What's New?
Researchers discuss equine rotavirus infection in foals, bacterial upper airway infections, and more.
'Trigger' Finds Permanent Home in Florida Keys
Last year Trigger was ridden nearly 700 miles from Greenwood, South Carolina, to Miami-Dade, Florida.
Time to Ride Challenge Association Program Grows
Associations will reward challenge hosts with additional cash and prizes for connecting people to horses.
PAAG Showing Promise as Arthritis Pain Reliever for Horses
Injecting polyacrylamide hydrogel (PAAG) into an arthritic joint could offer long-lasting pain relief, possibly via a cushioning effect, researchers found.
The Future of Parasite Control?
Anthelmintic resistance to at least one drug class could be present in every equine operation across the world. With only three classes to choose from, we are running out of treatment options.
UHVRC Distributes More Than 3,200 Vaccines to Horses in Need
The UHVRC has delivered more than 25,000 doses of core vaccines to protect horses in need since its inception in 2009.
Limb Sensors for Equine Diagnostics, Performance Evaluations
Researchers believe inertial measurement units can provide greater accuracy in veterinary diagnoses and performance evaluations.
Equine Supplements
Download our free guide for a basic overview of equine supplements and tips for selecting the right ones for your horses.
Does a Senior Horse Have Special Vaccination Needs?
Dr. Kevin Hankins explains why senior horses are in a category of their own for vaccinations and care.
Parasite Control Recommendations for Boarded Horses
Vets recommend a whole-facility-focused approach to parasite control, but what do you do when you don't manage the farm?
Horses Left in Wyoming Forest Last Autumn Rescued
Park County authorities are investigating circumstances surrounding three horses left near Haymaker Ridge six months ago.
Getting Ready for Rolex: By the Numbers
How many trot sets and calories does a horse require to get Rolex-ready? Join "Forty" as he preps for the grueling test.
Horse Castrated, Dies in Texas
Texas law enforcement authorities are seeking whoever castrated a stallion before leaving him to die in a Fannin County pasture.
ARCI Welfare, Integrity Conference Continues
Wednesday's discussion topics included maintaining integrity and crop use during races, among others.
Troubleshooting Trailer Loading: One Step at a Time
Consider these four behavior-science-based approaches to help your horse load safely.
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