Dr. Scott Palmer explains why some racehorses wear tongue ties and why this equipment is important.
Early stages of heat stress in horses can advance into more critical clinical signs associated with heat stroke, including skin that is dry and hot, pulse and respiratory rates much higher than normal, and unusually high rectal temperatures.
Study results indicate horses with collateral ligament desmitis of the hock have a guarded prognosis to return to athletic soundness.
While in recent years horse racing has made strides toward drug reform and uniform medication rules, one only need look at its biggest series, the Triple Crown, to see a lack of consistency.
Stuart S. Janney III, who bred and races Orb in partnership with the Phipps Stable, said May 16 that a Maserati sponsorship will benefit the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation and The Jockey Club Safety Net Foundation.
Not all fats or fatty acids are created equal; some are more beneficial than others for horses.
Dr. Erica McKenzie shares why red urine is a concern in horses that are tying up.
Biosecurity Queensland has quarantined a property after a horse tested positive to Australian bat lyssavirus (ABLV). This is the first known case of ABLV identified in a horse.
Equine Guelph, the horse owners' and care givers' center at the University of Guelph in Ontario, will offer a 12-week equine genetics course in the fall of 2013.
Horses in one Japanese study topped out carrying 209 pounds, or 29% of their body weight. The research method evaluated gait symmetry change in loaded and overloaded horses.
As the weather warms up across the state and mosquitoes become more prevalent, the Washington State Department of Agriculture is advising owners to make sure their horses' vaccinations are current for protection against West Nile virus (WNV).
The forum will feature a panel on the future of the industry and a presentation on how the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, better known as "Obamacare," could affect the horse industry.
The Maryland Horse Industry Board (MHIB) established the Touch of Class awards to honor Maryland horses, individuals, teams, organizations, or events that demonstrate the highest standards of excellence in the state's horse industry.
Researchers found that while most horse owners are using select biosecurity measures to protect their animals, the protocols used are unlikely to protect horses against infectious diseases.
The Retirement Assistance and Care for Equine Fund (RACE Fund) is launching spring fund drive auction to help raise funds for racehorse retirement and rescue.
The lecture will address the basic components of anesthesia, the goals when anesthetizing a horse, how to ensure a horse is pain free during anesthesia, and the necessary steps to protect the safety of both patients and personnel.
The Kentucky Horse Council board of directors announced May 15 that Ginny Grulke, executive director of the council since 2005, will retire July 1, 2013.
A Washington County, Fla., equine rescue operator is facing multiple animal cruelty charges for allegedly maltreating horses in her care and falsifying health reports.
Scott Palmer, VMD, Dipl. ABVP, will assist NBC Sports with horse health information as the AAEP On Call veterinarian for the Preakness Stakes, taking place May 18 at Pimlico Racecourse in Baltimore, Md.
Dr. Erica McKenzie answers a common question. Should a horse walk or rest when tying up?