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Today's News - Saturday, May 28, 2016
Horse Receives Honorary Veterinary Degree from UC Davis
"Dr. Teddy" helped students learn about equine health at more than two dozen appointments and a lengthy stay at the school’s teaching hospital over the past year.
UK Ag Equine Programs Recognized at PRSA Awards Ceremony
The Bluegrass Equine Digest and other publications and campaigns garnered top awards.
Effects of Climate Change on Tall Fescue, Endophytes
Some types of fescue infected with common endophyte strains could become more toxic when temperatures increase.
25 Vet Students Rewarded for Commitment to Equine Medicine
Since its establishment in 2008, the Winner’s Circle Scholarship Program has provided $1,102,500 in scholarships to 280 veterinary students
Hong Kong Jockey Club Pioneers New Methods of Doping Control
Researchers in the club's Racing Laboratory are studying biomarkers for use in drug testing.
Author Donates Portion of Book Proceeds to Gluck Center
Kristen Halverson chose to donate after Dan Howe, PhD, offered advice and answered her questions about EPM.
Hoof Abscesses in Horses
This common problem can cause sudden, severe lameness but often resolves quickly with the proper treatment.
How Do I Get My Horse to Respect Me?
Dr. Nancy Diehl shares how you can earn your horse's respect through consistent training with both positive and negative reinforcement.
Caring for Your New Horse
Are you getting your first horse or first horse in a long time? Our experts will help you navigate equine ownership.
10 New Horse Owner Resources on TheHorse.com
From feeding to vaccines and colic to lameness, here are some basic resources to get the new horse owner started.
What Can Go Wrong When Gelding Horses
Dr. David Levine, a board certified surgeon and professor at University of Pennsylvania's New Bolton Center, shares common complications that can occur when castrating a horse.
Palm Beach County, Florida, EHV Quarantine Released
All the horses remaining on the premises have tested negative for the virus.
Five Sentenced in Ohio Fairgrounds Horse Abuse Case
Five men have been sentenced to probation in connection with the maltreatment of horses residing at the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds.
Research Prompts New Tall Fescue Sample Handling Procedures
The UKVDL's new sample handling procedures appear to allow for more accurate ergovaline testing results.
What Can a Horse's Facial Whorl Tell You?
Researchers have learned that the height, location, and rotation direction of a horse’s facial hair whorl could help predict which direction your horse will turn in response to a frightening stimulus.
Is Surgery an Option for Equine Cushing's Disease?
Researchers recently described a novel--and still experimental--surgical procedure designed to treat PPID with positive results.
Helping an Easy Keeper Breathe Easy
My 20-year-old Thoroughbred has respiratory allergies. Is there anything I can do to help him breathe easier while wearing a muzzle?
Infographic: Rain Rot
Learn about this frustrating contagious equine skin disease and how to prevent its spread.
The Grass Guide: White Clover
White clover is the most widely found pasture legume in the United States.
Managing Chronic Laminitis
Work closely with your veterinarian and farrier to monitor the treatment and recovery of horses with chronic laminitis.
South Carolina Confirms First Equine EEE Case for 2016
The affected horse from Horry County has been euthanized.
Tick-Borne Disease: Tremendously Tricky
Learn the latest on diseases horses can get from ticks and why they continue to frustrate veterinarians and researchers.
Poll Recap: Volunteering in the Horse Industry
Of the 633 respondents, 305 (48%) said they volunteer their time in the horse industry.
UC Davis Acquires First Equine PET Scanner
PET reveals activity at the molecular level and detects changes in tissue before the size or shape is modified.
Massachusetts Horse Owners Urged to Vaccinate
Officials advise owners to ensure horses are protected from mosquito-borne diseases like West Nile virus and Eastern equine encephalitis.
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