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Genetic Testing Determines Foal’s Unique Color Caused By Novel Mutation

The field of genetics has enabled us to predict susceptibility to heritable diseases and map the genome of many species. Now, modern genetics and the birth of a unique foal in New Zealand has provided a successful example of tracking a mutation at its origin. Today, the journal Animal Genetics, released a paper demonstrating how […]

Corticosteroids, Galloping Both Ways, And The Importance Of Good Conformation: Vet Panel Provides New Insights For Owners

As part of its ongoing owner education effort, the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association (TOBA) recently held a virtual panel with three of racing’s top equine veterinarians. Dr. Larry Bramlage, renowned equine surgeon at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital, gave a presentation on conformation and how it relates to racing soundness. Dr. Steve Reed, internal […]

Strangles Quarantine Released At Thistledown After Tests Clear

The one-barn quarantine at Thistledown Racing in North Randall, Ohio has been released after authorities say test samples for strangles infection have been cleared. Three barns had been put under quarantine in May 10 after one horse was confirmed positive. Follow-up testing on 250 swabs taken May 13 revealed one suspect test for Streptococcus equi, […]

Equine Comfort: Bloodsucking Stable Flies Might Soon Meet Their Match

Depending on the season, Mother Nature often makes horsekeeping a joyless pursuit. Think about it: snow and ice in winter, rain and mud in spring and, perhaps most frustrating of all, flies in the spring, summer, and fall. (And maybe in the winter, depending on location!) Among the throng of flying pests, stable flies rank […]

What’s Your Horse’s Favorite Color? Researchers Suggest It May Be Turquoise

Is it possible horses have color preferences? Does your palomino prefer purple, your Trakehner turquoise, your mare mauve? Can horse owners ever know? Researchers recently explored color preferences through the use of different colored water buckets.1 Preference was determined based on how much water was consumed from galvanized steel buckets painted one of six colors: red, […]

Study: Uptick In Pigeon Fever Cases May Be Related To Climate Change 

A study out of the University of California, Davis, has shown that pigeon fever cases are on the rise and are no longer limited by geographic region or season of the year, reports EQUUS. Pigeon fever is a bacterial infection that is spread by stable flies, houseflies, and horn flies. Horses with the infection often […]

Ukrainian Equestrians Want Their Horses At Home 

Horses are no longer being evacuated from Ukraine; the focus has now shifted to relocating them to safer areas inside the war-ravaged country. Prior to the war, there were 100,000 horses in the Ukraine. When Russia first invaded Ukraine, there was a massive demand for evacuation of horses. As the war has localized in the […]

California: 25 Horses Test Positive For Equine Infectious Anemia

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) has reported that 25 horses have tested positive for Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) since May 20, 2022. The original outbreak occurred in Tulare County, Calif., where 24 horses were confirmed with the disease. That facility was subsequently placed under quarantine.  On May 26, the CDFA confirmed one […]

NSAID Safety In Horses: Effective Drugs, But Beware GI Impacts

Since their introduction to the veterinary marketplace, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) have been a staple in equine practice. From fevers to wounds, from colic to laminitis, NSAIDs remain a go-to medication today, but even the most helpful anodynes have limitations. “Older NSAIDs such as ketoprofen and phenylbutazone decrease inflammation by inhibiting enzymes involved in inflammation, including one […]

Study: Speed Up Foaling With Low Dose Of Oxytocin

Research has shown that a small dose of oxytocin can induce a mare to give birth so long as she demonstrates the clinical and chemical signs of being prepared for labor, reports The Horse.  This is not inducing labor so much as intensifying the process. If the mare doesn’t foal after the first injection, a […]