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PRP Gel Helps Speed Healing Of Equine Skin Wounds 

Horses with skin wounds that were treated with an autologous platelet-rich plasma (PRP) gel healed more quickly and had a reduced risk of infection and sepsis than horses with wounds not treated with the gel, reports The Horse.  Horses with wounds that aren’t addressed quickly and effectively can have their lesions become chronic; these wounds […]

New Vocations All-Thoroughbred Charity Show Raises Over $175,000

In its 20th year since inception, the New Vocations All-Thoroughbred Charity Horse Show Presented by Heider Family Stables raised more than $175,000. All proceeds from the show go directly to support New Vocations’ efforts to rehab, retrain and rehome retiring racehorses. Held at Highfields Event Center in Aiken, SC, New Vocations’ 20th Annual show brought […]

Study: Stabled Horses Don’t Have Better Hooves Than Their Semi-Feral Counterparts 

A recent study using 20 Marajoara and Puruca horses, which are semi-feral breeds that live on Marajó, an island in Brazil. These horses eat only native grasses grown in low-fertility soils; they have no mineral supplementation and their hooves are not cared for by humans in any manner.  Dr. Bruno Dondoni Malacarne, from the Marion […]

Chincoteague ‘Buy-Back’ Foal Up For Auction; Proceeds Used Toward Saving Famed Beebe Ranch

The Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company (CVFC) is selling a “Buy-Back” foal on to benefit the Chincoteague Museum’s ongoing fundraising efforts to save Chincoteague, Virginia’s Beebe Ranch, the ancestral home of Misty of Chincoteague and the Beebe family. The proceeds from the winning bid of this Buy-Back foal will go towards the purchase of the famed Beebe Ranch. This Chincoteague Pony […]

The Horse Owner’s Role in Fighting Gastric Ulcer Syndrome: How Much Are You Willing To Change?

Gastric ulcers are an issue for horses of all breeds, disciplines and lifestyles—it’s not just a performance or racehorse thing. Owners, trainers and managers are bombarded with research and advice on how they should be dealing with equine gastric ulcer syndrome for years now, but throughout all of the chatter, there have been constant pieces […]

Express Yourself: Do Horses Demonstrate Micro-Expressions?

Micro-expressions in humans are facial expressions that last only a fraction of a second; though often discreet, they can be understood easily and often show a person’s true emotions. These expressions are involuntary and are hard to repress or control.  Dr. Claude Tomberg and a team of researchers from the University of Brussels wanted to […]

Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance Represented During Belmont Stakes Racing Festival

The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance will be represented at Belmont Park during the Belmont Stakes Racing Festival. The 155th Belmont Stakes Presented by NYRA Bets will be held on Saturday, June 10, 2023, at Belmont Park. This exciting final leg of the Triple Crown will kick off with a week of live racing beginning on Thursday, […]

Racing Safety: Whatever Happened To That Purse To Claim Price Ratio?

As regulators and veterinarians continue to put their heads together to examine the recent spate of fatalities at the Churchill Downs spring race meet, Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority CEO Lisa Lazarus said that “nothing is off the table” when it comes to preventing more fatalities – even, as we learned June 2, moving the […]