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“No way. Never. It takes a lot more than a storm to stop me,” he laughs. I’ve had my truck break down and had to get on my horse to ride out to a call. I’ve gotten up at 11 o’clock at night, drove out to a farm, jumped the fence, went out and trimmed the horse in the middle of the night because I was home and couldn’t sleep knowing he was standing there like that…it’s kind of nuts, but I’ve done it and I’ve done it more than once.” Read more:
Knowing Signs of Approaching Foaling Useful for Horse Breeders
Expected birth date is an age-old question for horse breeders tending to four-legged mothers-to-be. Most mares are bred naturally in a scheduled breeding with the stallion or through artificial insemination. Dave Freeman, PhD, Oklahoma State ... Read more
February 21 2011, Article # 17828
The UK Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, formerly the Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center, is offering a new test for the disease-causing bacteria of equine strangles, Streptococcus equi subspecies equi, that differentiates between vaccine-related and wild-type infections. Read More:
By JASON HALSTEAD, Winnipeg Sun
Last Updated: February 22, 2011 2:42pm
Ten horses were killed by transport trucks and a train while running loose Monday evening in southwestern Manitoba.
RCMP were called to the scene near the town of Hargrave, about 14 kilometres west of Virden, about 7:40 p.m. after it was reported that several horses had been struck and killed by westbound truck traffic on the Trans-Canada Highway. Read more:
Owners and trainers might be the best information respurces for veterinarians evaluating pain in horses because they are most likely to be familiar with the horse's normal relaxed behavior and mannerisms, according to a researcher from Colorado State University. These individuals sometimes can pick out abnormal behaviors that might indicate the horse is in pain--such as signs of stress--better than veterinarians who are not as familiar with the horse's typical behavior. Continue reading...
"No foot, no horse" is perhaps the most used and still the most true statement there is in horse care. A horse is generally worthless without functional feet, which is why the American Association of Equine Practitioners devoted a... Read more
By KJ Mullins.
Montreal - Researchers in Toronto and Montreal are opening a new line of defense in treating degenerative conditions by using pluripotent stem cells from horses. Read more
http://horseandman.com/2010/12/17/ - She can brush her horse with her feet. She rides and has no arms. Truly inspirational.
The horse racing industry is continuously working to make the sport safer for all parties involved, and in 2008 the California Horse Racing Board (CHRB) mandated the use of synthetic tracks in an attempt to reduce the number of catastrophic injuries that took place on California racing surfaces. To see if the switch was a success, Rick Arthur, DVM, the equine medical director for the CHRB, undertook a retrospective study to compare the musculoskeletal fatality rates at the four major California racetracks (Hollywood Park, Del Mar, Santa Anita, and Golden Gate Fields) on dirt, turf, and synthetic surfaces from Jan. 1, 2004 to Dec. 31, 2009. Continue reading...
Horse Brings Negligent Homicide Charge - What Next?
Don't Let the Snow Keep You from Riding
For The Love of Horses
Married with Horses: The Grass is Always Greener
· The total number of horses and ponies in the U.S. in 2007 as found by the Census is 4,028,827, with 575,942 of those animals residing on farms. That is up nearly 385,000 from the 3,644,278 horses and ponies that were counted when the last Census was taken in 2002.
· How's your Cowboy Poetry? Submit your cowboy poetry to Jurassic Boots http://www.jurassicboots.com/form.html. If they use your poem on their website, you could win a pair of handmade Jurassic Boots.
· Rider Ticketed When Horse Answers The Call of Nature. Read more
· Eight-Horse Accident occurs at Woodbine Racetrack Read more.
· Achieving the Best Results For Your Horse Through Proper Foot Care By Jade Pelletier
Horses are an important part of the horse owners' life, whether our equines are involved in competition, work or simply our friends their level of happiness and comfort certainly starts with their feet. Read more.