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Vaccination is Most Effective Way to Manage Hendra Virus

Vaccination is Most Effective Way to Manage Hendra Virus

“The risk this disease poses to human health is also very real with seven confirmed cases in people leading to four deaths. So, it’s important that the horse community remains vigilant in protecting both horses and people from Hendra,” she said.

Study Shows Temporary Lameness Can be Caused by Poor Rider/Horse Body Weight Ratio

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Study Shows Temporary Lameness Can be Caused by Poor Rider/Horse Body Weight Ratio

Six horses were used for the study. All were in regular work and were not lame. They were ridden by each of four riders of differing weights: Light (L), Moderate (M), Heavy (H) and Very Heavy (VH).

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You Be the Judge- How Would You Place This Class?

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You Be the Judge- How Would You Place This Class?

In this class, we are evaluating four American Quarter horses. These horses are being identified as A, B, C and D. How would you place them? Scroll down below the pictures to see how we placed them and why.

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$50,000 Available For Researchers Investigating Therapeutic Effects of Horses on Humans

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$50,000 Available For Researchers Investigating Therapeutic Effects of Horses on Humans

The Foundation’s broad research agenda includes basic research as well as clinical studies that will ultimately impact physical and mental health and quality of life for those engaged in equine-assisted activities/therapies (EAA/T).

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Mud Management Key to Equine Health And Safety During Wet Weather

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Mud Management Key to Equine Health And Safety During Wet Weather

Lea went on to detail that field rest periods should be a minimum of one week, but that resting for two to three weeks is ideal. Field soil samples should be taken every 2 to 3 years and only the needed amendments applied, she said. However, nitrogen can be applied twice every fall without a soil test, at 60 to 80 pounds of urea per acre, she explained, but cautioned that no amount of fertilizer can make up for poor management. Though traditionally a mixture of tall fescue, Kentucky bluegrass, orchardgrass, white clover and some ryegrass is planted in September, farm owners can seed just ryegrass during much of the year to quickly fill in high-traffic areas for short-term cover.

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A Stable Stomach- Equine Ulcer Prevention

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A Stable Stomach- Equine Ulcer Prevention

Ulcers — particularly those of the gastric variety — are one of the most hotly discussed and debated subjects among horse owners today. Performance problems? Must be ulcers. Attitude issues? Probably ulcers. Poor appetite? Have you checked for ulcers? You get the idea.

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Paying It Forward

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Paying It Forward

Special needs horses find a loving and forever home at Tracy Acres Equine Sanctuary, located in Vacaville, California. Dean and Denise Tracy, who fulfilled their dreams by establishing their sanctuary, rescue horses that often have come from a life of abuse and neglect. Most have arrived in poor condition—some blind, others starved with ribs protruding, while still others with complex medical conditions.

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Are “Normal” Horse Temperatures Too High?

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Are “Normal” Horse Temperatures Too High?

Along with heart rate (pulse) and respiratory rate, rectal temperature is one of the “vital signs” that can alert us to the presence of disease. Ideally temperature should be measured regularly – both to get the horse used to the procedure and to establish what is normal for that individual. 

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New APHA Rule Prohibits CBD Oil Use in Competitions

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New APHA Rule Prohibits CBD Oil Use in Competitions

Cannabidiol—commonly known as CBD oil—is now classified as a Class 2 drug by the Association of Racing Commissioners International. As such, it is considered a forbidden substance by APHA and is prohibited for use in horses competing in APHA-approved events, per rule SC-085.C.1 in the APHA Rule Book.

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American Humane Rescue Team Works to Save Animal Victims of Oklahoma Flooding

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American Humane Rescue Team Works to Save Animal Victims of Oklahoma Flooding

The American Humane Rescue team, first to serve in saving and sheltering animals for more than 100 years, has deployed with a veterinarian, trained swift and floodwater responders, rescue boats, critical medical and sheltering supplies, and one of its giant 50-foot animal rescue vehicles to save animals caught in the deadly Oklahoma floods.

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