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Research Update: Perceived Value Of Equine Internships

Internships can contribute to student learning by providing hands-on experience, skill building, and opportunities to network with professionals. However, little research has focused on the value of internships for students seeking equine degrees. Researchers at Middle Tennessee State University evaluated student perceptions of equine internships and factors that affected the perceived value of internships. The […]

Is Feeding A Forage-Only Diet OK In Winter? It Depends

Many horses can maintain body condition eating nothing but hay throughout the colder winter months, but there are some variables that can affect even an easy keeper’s ability to hold weight. Extremely cold temperatures will require a horse to burn more calories to stay warm; additionally, eating a lower-quality forage may also affect his ability […]

Study: Complications Of Eye Removal Surgery Are Low

Though it can be distressing for a horse owner to send their horse in for a surgery that will remove his eye, the surgery has minimal complications and often leaves the horse much more comfortable than before the enucleation.  English researchers reviewed the records of 170 horses in the UK that had an eye removed […]

Pimlico’s Canter For The Causes Raises Over $20,000 For Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance

For a record-breaking third year, 300 riders from the Mid-Atlantic region and beyond walked, trotted, and cantered their horses across Pimlico Race Couse on October 31st with proceeds to benefit the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA). In total, the 2022 Canter for the Cause raised over $20,000 for the TAA— a nonprofit which provides accreditation and grants […]

Boehringer Ingelheim Announces 2022 Advancement In Equine Research Award Recipients

Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health announced the recipients of the 2022 Advancement in Equine Research Awards during the 68th annual American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Convention in San Antonio, TX, November 18-22. The recipients were chosen based on their research proposals centered on equine infectious respiratory disease and equine asthma syndrome. Recipients include the following: […]

In The New Era Of Medication Rules, There Will Be No Withdrawal Times

As Jan. 1, 2023, ticks closer, lots of uncertainty remains about the future of the national regulations put in place by the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act (HISA). The centralized Authority created by the Act was dealt a blow last week when a federal appeals court ruled the group’s governance was unconstitutional. For now though, […]

Secretariat’s Legacy 2023 Calendar Sales To Benefit Trio Of Equine Charities

Fans of Terlingua will enjoy the Secretariat’s Legacy 2023 calendar, which honors the great Secretariat mare who set six stakes records on the racetrack and then produced Storm Cat, one of the greatest stallions of all time. It is the sixth annual fundraising calendar honoring Secretariat and his descendants. The first five calendars in the […]

Ask Your Veterinarian Presented By Kentucky Performance Products: Dr. Larry Bramlage On Bisphosphonates In Young Horses – Where Are We Now?

Veterinarians at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital answer your questions about sales and healthcare of Thoroughbred auction yearlings, weanlings, 2-year-olds and breeding stock. Question: You first raised the alarm about the potential drawbacks of bisphosphonate use in young racehorses several years ago now. Where are we with these drugs now? Dr. Larry Bramlage, Rood and Riddle […]

Study: Diode Lasers Can Alleviate Iris Cysts In Horses

The structure of the equine eye is unique for many reasons, one of which is the presence of the corpora nigra. The corpora nigra diminishes glare from light, similar to how a shade cloth operates.  Horses can develop cysts on their irises, the colored part of their eye. Called corpora nigra cysts, these appear as […]

Chew On This: Horses Make Eating Motions For A Variety Of Reasons

Horse owners and caretakers are taught that horses may make licking and chewing motions for a variety of reasons, like processing new information or relaxation. Horse Nation attempted to dispel some of the common misconceptions about why horses make licking and chewing motions when they’re not eating. One misconception is that horses lick and chew […]