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Plan Now to Improve Show Ring Safety in 2014

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Plan Now to Improve Show Ring Safety in 2014

Press release LEXINGTON, KY. – With the 2013 show season winding down, now is the time to begin planning to improve in-the-ring safety for 2014, advises HorseSafetyUSA.com. “We all have a tendency to ‘let down’ a bit after the show season ends,” notes Wayne G. Hipsley, chairman of HorseSafetyUSA.com. “Now is the time, however, that […]

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Crucial Vet Programs That Ensure Animal Welfare and Protect Public From Disease Are Short-Staffed or Halted Due to Govt. Shutdown

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Crucial Vet Programs That Ensure Animal Welfare and Protect Public From Disease Are Short-Staffed or Halted Due to Govt. Shutdown

AVMA press release Crucial veterinary programs that ensure the welfare of animals and protect the public from disease are short-staffed or halted (Washington, D.C.) The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) has called upon Congress to reopen the U.S. government so that our nation’s federal employees who promote the health and welfare of animals, guard the […]

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Horses in Southern Alberta Diagnosed with Pigeon Fever

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Horses in Southern Alberta Diagnosed with Pigeon Fever

Equine Canada press release (Reprinted with permission from The Western Producer, written by Barb Glen, Lethbridge Bureau.) Ottawa, October 9, 2013 — More than 10 horses in southern Alberta have been diagnosed with pigeon fever this fall, an illness so-named for the common symptom of swellings in the chest. Dr. Kelsey Brandon of Claresholm Veterinary Service […]

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AQHA Foundation Announces 2013-2014 Equine Research Grant Recipients

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AQHA Foundation Announces 2013-2014 Equine Research Grant Recipients

AQHA Publicity Thanks to grant funding provided through the American Quarter Horse Foundation, the 2013-2014 equine research grant recipients will begin projects October 1, 2013 and are scheduled for completion on September 30, 2014. Study topics include navicular syndrome, chronic respiratory disease, joint trauma in young performance horses, equine herpesvirus (EHV-1) and contagious equine metritis […]

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AQHA Approves New Welfare-Related Recommendations Regarding Tack and Equipment, Fines and Penalties, Judges and Stewards

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AQHA Approves New Welfare-Related Recommendations Regarding Tack and Equipment, Fines and Penalties, Judges and Stewards

Commission members discussed a concern expressed by many exhibitors that AQHA judges are placing horses that aren’t being shown according to AQHA rules. The commission’s recommendation is to let the AQHA Judges Committee address the concern during the AQHA judges workshops that are coming up at the end of 2013 and in early 2014.

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Military Heroes Help Raise Thousands For Retired Army Horses

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Military Heroes Help Raise Thousands For Retired Army Horses

The Horse Trust press release The Chelsea Pensioners and Defence Animal Centre have helped raised thousands to support retired army horses at The Horse Trust’s recent Horses, Hounds and Heroes Family Fun Day. The MoD’s Defence Animal Centre (DAC), the Regimental home of the Royal Army Veterinary Corps (RAVC) supported the event, wowing the crowds […]

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Diagnosing Colic

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Diagnosing Colic

One of the techniques used by veterinarians for colic diagnosis is palpation per rectum: reaching into the rectum with a well-lubricated plastic glove/sleeve, to try to feel adjacent portions of the digestive tract and other organs—to determine what’s going in inside the animal.

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Tips For Natural Disaster Planning For Horse Owners

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Tips For Natural Disaster Planning For Horse Owners

Homes For Horses Coalition press release Natural disasters can strike anywhere at any time, and pet owners have the added responsibility of including their animals in their emergency plans. When your pet is a horse, planning requires even more consideration, so The Homes for Horses Coalition is offering horse owners tips for protecting their equine […]

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For Safety’s Sake, Learn How to Read the Tires on Your Horse Trailer

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For Safety’s Sake, Learn How to Read the Tires on Your Horse Trailer

US Rider press release   Lexington, Kentucky- When was the last time you took a really good look at the tires on your horse trailer? While air pressure is very important, it’s not the only thing that counts when it comes to tire safety. Everything you need to know about your horse trailer tires is […]

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Supreme Court Will Decide Whether Horses Are a “Naturally Vicious” Species

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Supreme Court Will Decide Whether Horses Are a “Naturally Vicious” Species

Link and excerpt courtesy of theHorse Connecticut horse owners and enthusiasts anxiously await a Supreme Court ruling on hearings held Sept. 24, 2013, that could declare horses to be a naturally vicious species.   The implications of the decision could impact equine owners and businesses not only in Connecticut but also throughout the United States […]

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