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“Caring For Your Equine Athlete” Is Theme of Upcoming Horse Management Seminar

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“Caring For Your Equine Athlete” Is Theme of Upcoming Horse Management Seminar

The morning will start with a panel of top competitors from WEG disciplines, including endurance rider Meg Sleeper, combined driving/dressage rider Sara Schmitt, reiner Matthew Palmer, and eventer Carol Kozlowski, with another rider to be announced from jumping. They will discuss their beginnings, ways for interested riders to get started in their disciplines, trials and tribulations of competing at an elite level, and of course they will be open to questions from the audience.

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Veterinary Medicine Mobility Act Passes U.S. Senate

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Veterinary Medicine Mobility Act Passes U.S. Senate

Traveling Vets One Step Closer to Having Ability to Administer Controlled Substances Without Legal Ramifications

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Special TV Program to Mark One Year Anniversary of UK Horsemeat Scandal

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Special TV Program to Mark One Year Anniversary of UK Horsemeat Scandal

The former Olympic eventer said: “Should we be considering a real market for horsemeat and would that reduce the number of welfare cases, if there was a real value in the horsemeat sector? I chuck that out for what it’s worth because I think it needs a debate.”

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Left Out in the Cold… Protecting Our Four-Legged, Furry Friends

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Left Out in the Cold… Protecting Our Four-Legged, Furry Friends

As the temperature plummets in many parts of the country, The Humane Society of the United States sees a marked increase in the number of complaints about dogs and cats who have been left outside with no food or shelter.

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Staying Sound and Safe This Winter

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Staying Sound and Safe This Winter

Cold and still can equal stiff- Below freezing temperatures can make hibernation look tempting, but inactivity in horses can lead to many issues.

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NC State Will Host 2014 Equine Health Symposium, Feb. 8-9

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NC State Will Host 2014 Equine Health Symposium, Feb. 8-9

This event will provide attendees with the most up-to-date information on a variety of topics with a focus on laminitis and lower limb lameness.

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Do You Know How to Protect Your Horse’s Health During Single Digit Temperatures?

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Do You Know How to Protect Your Horse’s Health During Single Digit Temperatures?

People joke about “bulking up for winter,” but for horses that live outside, increasing calories is a very real need because it takes more calories to keep warm. High-quality hay is the foundation of any healthy diet, and boosting calories through an increase of the hay ration is a healthier option than increasing the grain ration.

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$50,000 Available to Researchers Studying Therapeutic Effects of Equine-Assisted Activities on Military Veterans

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$50,000 Available to Researchers Studying Therapeutic Effects of Equine-Assisted Activities on Military Veterans

Horses and Humans Research Foundation (HHRF) announces an open call for proposals of research to investigate the therapeutic effects of equine-assisted activities (EEA) on military veterans experiencing Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and/or Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).

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Vaccines for Broodmares in Late Gestation

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Vaccines for Broodmares in Late Gestation

The goal of every breeder is to have a strong, healthy foal. Preventative health measures to ensure disease protection for the foal include vaccination boosters for the mare before she foals. These boosters are very important for the mare during pregnancy, particularly during the last 4 to 6 weeks of gestation

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As Temperatures Drop, Be Sure to Check Horse Trailer Tire Pressure

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As Temperatures Drop, Be Sure to Check Horse Trailer Tire Pressure

As temperatures cool across the country, tire pressures will decrease. Given these facts, USRider reminds equestrians and others who travel with horses to perform periodic air pressure checks on both their vehicle and trailer tires.

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