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"There is something about jumping a horse over a fence, something that makes you feel good. Perhaps it's the risk, the gamble. In any event It's a thing I need" William Faulkner
Today's News - Monday, May 02, 2016
Protein and Amino Acids for Equine Exercise Demand
Find out how amino acids play a vital role in a number of physiological functions within the equine body.
Feeding Broodmares
An equine nutritionist explains how a broodmare's nutritional needs change during her pregnancy and how to meet those additional needs with her diet.
Breuer-Bertera Elected to AHC Board of Trustees
Marilyn Breuer-Bertera currently serves as a director for District 2 of the United States Trotting Association.
CHRI Advocates for Medication Reform at Horse Caucus Hearing
Representatives spoke about the Thoroughbred Horseracing Integrity Act of 2015, which would grant oversight of drug testing and enforcement in horse racing to a new, independent entity under the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency.
Churchill Downs Releases Derby, Oaks Security Protocols
The enhanced equine security measures are part of the track's ongoing safety and integrity measures included in its "Safety from Start to Finish" program.
Kentucky Ag Commissioner to Speak at May KENA Dinner
Ryan Quarles is the featured presenter for the Kentucky Equine Networking Association meeting in May.
Firocoxib Study Leads to Equine Canada Rule Change
Firocoxib is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug used to treat musculoskeletal inflammation and pain in horses.
Acyline to Suppress Stallions’ Testosterone Levels
Researchers determined that acyline can reduce stallions' testosterone concentrations to as low as those of geldings.
University of Tennessee to Host Equine Podiatry Conference
The pre-conference workshop and conference for veterinarians and farriers will take place May 20 and 21, respectively, in Knoxville.
TMJ Inflammation's Impact on Chewing in Horses
Unilateral TMJ inflammation not only affects the way horses chew, but also likely creates a certain level of pain.
Flies and Bugs: Protect Your Horse
Mites, lice, flies, and mosquitoes can cause irritation and carry dangerous diseases. Be aware of the external parasite species that are in your area and when they are prevalent so you can control them.
Assessing the Foal and Placenta After Birth
A foal's first hours are fragile. Here, Dr. Peter Morresey of Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital, in Lexington, Kentucky, shares the early signs of trouble to look for in both the neonate foal and its placenta. What you learn might save a foal's life.
Can Stalled Stallions Interact Socially?
Stallions with access to each other through stall walls interacted frequently with a "surprisingly low" injury rate.
Veterinarians, Students Serve Working Horses in Honduras
Take a behind-the-scenes look at how the group provided care to more than 300 working equids during a trip to Southern Honduras.
Infographic: Staying Sane on Stall Rest
Long-term confinement is difficult for horses but often necessary for healing from certain injuries and illnesses, such as tendon and ligament strains, bone fractures, and laminitis. Learn how to keep horses happy and healthy while on stall rest.
Helping the Working Horses of Honduras
Get a behind-the-scenes look at some of the services performed by veterinarians and veterinary students during an Equitarian Initiative clinic in Honduras.
Churchill Downs Reaccredited by Safety, Integrity Alliance
Churchill Downs was the first racetrack to receive accreditation in 2009, the NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance's inaugural year.
What Supplements Do Eventing and Dressage Horses Consume?
Joint health and mobility supplements were the most frequently used in both disciplines, researchers found.
Understanding Horse Behavior
Why do horses do the things they do? A behaviorist talks about how horses learn, stereotypies, herd dynamics, and more!
10 Horse Behavior Resources on TheHorse.com
We've scoured our archives and gathered 10 resources you can use to decode your horses' behavior.
Are TMJ Variations Normal in Horses?
Researchers found that "an unexpectedly large number of normal horses" had temporomandibular joint (TMJ) variations.
Summit to Cover Racehorse Nutrition, Biosecurity, and More
The Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit will also feature talks on racing surfaces, rider safety, equine injuries, nutrition, biosecurity, respiratory health, and more.
Group or Individual Horse Housing: Which is Less Stressful?
Horses in the group housing situation had fewer stress indicators than those stalled individually, researchers found.
Eventer Boyd Martin Named Brooke USA Ambassador
In this capacity, he will represent the equine welfare charity throughout the country and in his travels abroad.
What is Scratches and Does Mud Cause It?
Dr. Ashley Embly of Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital describes scratches and offers tips for managing the skin condition.
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