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Stover: Don’t Blame The Racing Surface And Other Lessons From Studying Musculoskeletal Injuries In Thoroughbreds

When it comes to racehorse injuries, there are a lot of popular misconceptions floating around the racetrack. At the most recent annual convention of the American Association of Equine Practitioners, Dr. Sue Stover gave the event’s centerpiece Frank Milne State of the Art Lecture and tackled a series of myth-busters about racehorse injuries. Stover is […]

Smartphones Getting Smarter? Study Shows Promise For Lameness Evaluation

A Swedish study has found that a smartphone and computer vision analysis can be used together to detect lameness in horses through gait analysis. Computer vision is a form of artificial intelligence that focuses on extracting information from images and video.  Researchers attached reflective markers to 25 horses and used a smartphone camera with markerless […]

Thoroughbred Incentive Program Championships Return To Stable View, Kentucky Horse Park

The Jockey Club Thoroughbred Incentive Program (T.I.P.) announced Tuesday that it has approved more than 6,700 awards and classes at more than 1,400 shows in 43 states and six Canadian provinces for 2023. Awards are available for multiple disciplines, including eventing, dressage, Western and English pleasure, ranch riding, hunter/jumper, endurance, barrel racing, polo, and polocrosse. […]

Drought, High Prices: How To Stretch Winter Hay Supplies

Like everything else lately, the costs of hay and feed have skyrocketed across the United States. In areas that have suffered a drought, prices are even higher.  Horses should eat a minimum of 1 percent of their body weight per day in hay or hay replacement products. If sourcing quality hay has become difficult, there […]

New Standing MRI Debuts at Park Equine Hospital

When your horse takes one bad step, then another and another, so many things run through your mind as to what could have happened and what will happen. Utilizing the right diagnostic tools will help you figure out what’s going on within your horse. Radiographs capture issues with the bones, but magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) […]

Old Friends: Longtime Resident Star Plus Dies At Age 20

Star Plus, an Argentinian Group 1 winner who later raced in the United States, died at Old Friends on Saturday night, Jan. 28, 2023, due to a paddock accident. A reason for his death is unknown at this time. Necropsy results are pending to get an accurate cause of death. Michael Blowen, founder and president […]

NTRA Donates $10,000 To Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance At Eclipse Awards

The 52nd annual Eclipse Awards hosted by the National Thoroughbred Racing Association commenced at The Breakers in Palm Beach, Fla Thursday evening, Jan. 26. As the Official Charity Partner, the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA) was commemorated throughout the awards celebration. NTRA concluded the evening by announcing a $10,000 donation to the TAA. “The work and […]

Equine Internal Cancer Remains Difficult To Diagnose

Though equine skin cancers are usually fairly easy to identify, internal cancers can be significantly more difficult to diagnose.  Clinical symptoms are often vague, like weight loss and fever, while testing for known biomarkers is not ideal as many other factors can influence their concentrations.  Blood work, diagnostic imaging, endoscopic exams, and rectal palpation are […]