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Today's News - Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Top Reproduction Studies of 2017
Dr. Regina Turner recaps research on endometritis, factors affecting pregnancy rates, treating placentitis, and more.
Jockey Club TIP Increases 2018 Shows and Offerings
The TIP also announced its 12 participants in the its 2018 Youth Ambassador Program.
2018 TAA Accreditation Application Available Online
Thoroughbred aftercare organizations interested in applying for TAA accreditation must do so by 6:00 p.m. EST on Apr. 15.
Post-Colic-Surgery Salmonellosis and Long-Term Prognosis
Horses that developed salmonellosis following colic surgery and survived to discharge did as well as those that did not develop salmonellosis.
UHC Announces New 'Operation Chip' Program
The UHC has partnered with MicrochipID Equine to provide the microchips for Operation Gelding participants.
Equine Welfare Advocates Sue Over Ft. Polk Horses
The advocates hope to prevent the U.S. Army from gathering and selling horses residing near Ft. Polk until a lawsuit regarding the animals is resolved.
Two European Slow Feeders for Horses Compared
On average it took horses about 30% longer to eat from both slow feeders compared to the ground, researchers found.
Remains of More Than 20 Horses Found in Florida
The remains of more than 20 horses apparently slaughtered for meat have been discovered near a roadside in Miami-Dade County, Florida.
BLM Conducting Triple B Complex Wild Horse Gather
The BLM plans to gather and remove up to 1,000 wild horses; they will treat approximately 250 mares with fertility control and release them, along with about 250 stallions, back into the complex.
Topical Atropine Not Likely Linked to Colic Development
Oral atropine has been associated with slowed gastrointestinal movement, but researchers found no evidence of this with topical application.
Transitioning Thoroughbreds From Racing to New Careers
Learn about keeping OTTBs healthy and happy as they move into new disciplines. We'll cover feeding, vet care, handling, and more!
10 Retired Racehorse Resources on
Get tips and information on considerations for choosing and transitioning racehorses for second careers.
Identifying Physical vs. Psychological Issues in Horses
How does a veterinary behaviorist know for sure something is or is not a psychological problem?
Single EHV-1 Case Reported at Belmont Park
The horse tested positive after developing a fever and a mild respiratory issue.
Zoetis Announces Charity Sweepstakes Donation Recipient
The American Standardbred Adoption Program received $5,000 following nomination by Purdue University vet student Taylor Rietveld.
Past Political, Climatic Changes Challenged Chinese Horses
Climatic hazards resulted in more horse deaths and fewer births. When coupled with political unrest, those effects were compounded.
BLM Plans Cold Springs, Hog Creek Wild Horse Gathers
The BLM said the gathers are designed to return horse populations to appropriate management levels and reduce resource impacts.
Graham Motion Joins Water Hay Oats Alliance
He is the latest member in a growing list of Thoroughbred trainers that support passage of the Horseracing Integrity Act.
Re-evaluating Therapeutic Shoeing
If a horse has been wearing therapeutic shoes long term but has started to have soundness issues after two years of going well, is there a point you'd recommend going "back to basics" to evaluate and pinpoint the issue's root cause?
How Footing Impacts Musculoskeletal Health, Performance
Footing is one of the most common factors cited when a horse performs poorly or suffers an injury.
BLM Seeks Information on Arizona Wild Burro Death
The agency is seeking information on an incident that left a wild burro seriously injured and resulted in the animal's death.
Poll Recap: Horse-Related Resolutions for 2018
Of the 196 respondents, 101 (52%) said they've set a horse-related resolution for the new year.
Precious Cargo: Steps for a Safer Horse-Hauling Experience
From annual safety inspections to cautious driving, you can help make your horses' journey safer.
The State of Microchip Use in Horses
More horse organizations are requiring owners to use this identification technology.
South Carolina Saddle Thief Sought
Five saddles, other equestrian equipment, and a pressure washer were taken from a property near Lake Wateree last month.
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