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New Study Shows Equine Abuse Correlated With Three Potential Causes: Rate of Equine Slaughter or Lack of, Unemployment, and Cost of Hay

Study of Equine Abuse and Neglect Patterns Produces Surprising Findings EWA (Chicago) – The Equine Welfare Alliance today released a statistical study on the rates of equine abuse and neglect across the US since 2000. The research examined equine abuse statistics from Colorado, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Maine and Oregon. Historical records of the number of […]

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200+ Horse Vets to Meet in Melbourne For Southern Hemisphere’s Largest Horse Health Conference

More than 200 horse veterinarians will head to Melbourne for the southern hemisphere’s largest horse health conference 14-18 July 2013. The conference is hosted by Equine Veterinarians Australia (EVA), a special interest group of the Australian Veterinary Association. Australian horse veterinarians will be joined by delegates from the United States, New Zealand and the United Kingdom […]

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COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO.— March 11 of this year marked a major day for the U.S. livestock industry as that’s the date the USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service’s Veterinary Services final rule on animal traceability took effect. March 11 was just the start, as now all involved industry parties must be on the same page. To […]

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First Official Day of Summer 2013 is Tomorrow! Do You Know How to Keep Your Horse Healthy in the Summer Heat?

The heat can wreak havoc on your horse’s health. It can result in dehydration, lethargy and general malaise. Severe heat stress may result in diarrhea and even colic. With the official start of summer just around the corner, Janet Johnston, DVM, emergency and critical care veterinarian at Penn Vet’s New Bolton Center, offers the following […]

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LINCOLN – State Veterinarian Dr. Dennis Hughes announced that the equine infectious anemia (EIA) found earlier this month in one horse herd in northwestern Cherry County has not been found in other horses that had contact with the initial herd. The herd remains under quarantine and will receive additional testing in the next few months […]

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Dealing With Horses That Go Off Feed After Transport

By Heather Smith-Thomas Horses that are hauled experience some level of stress, even when they are veteran travelers. Stress affects horses in many different ways, and some individuals show a drop in appetite for a few days after a long transport. Bill Vandergrift, PhD (an equine nutritionist who works with several feed companies, including Triple […]

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New Study Links Sycamore Tree to Atypical Myopathy in Horses

Toxins from the seeds of the tree Acer pseudoplatanus are the likely cause of Atypical Myopathy (AM) in Europe, concludes a new study published this month in the Equine Veterinary Journal (EVJ)1. The common name for this tree is sycamore in the UK but it is also known as the sycamore maple in some other countries. There is further […]

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Dr Ben Gardiner, President of the Australian Veterinary Association said that pets are increasingly valued as important family members and owners depend on their vets to monitor the health of their loved furry friends. “Australia is the highest pet-owning country in the world along with the USA, with 60 per cent of households owning pets. […]

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Preventing injuries to horse racing jockeys Steps to prevent injuries to racehorses could also reduce the number of jockeys injured or killed in the United States, according to a study by researchers at the University of California, Davis, published June 11 in the Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine. Postdoctoral scholar Peta Hitchens, associate professor Ashley […]

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