The Horse Staff

Horse-Approved Homemade Treat Recipes

Are you looking for a special treat to give your horses this holiday season? Look no further: The Horse staff members have compiled and made four homemade horse treat recipes just in time for Christmas. And to get the verdict on each straight from the horse's mouth, their own horses served as the treat testers.

AHC, AAEP Issue Letter on Equine Disease Outbreaks

The American Horse Council and the American Association of Equine Practitioners issued an open letter to the horse industry March 28 regarding equine disease outbreaks in the United States. In their communication, the organizations outline current horse health issues facing the industry and seek equine community participation in developing a National Equi...

The Horse Launches Redesigned Website

The Horse: Your Guide To Equine Health Care has launched a redesigned website, Based on feedback from users, the new website offers a cleaner, more efficient user experience by prominently displaying popular content and organizing topics in an easy-to-use format.

Hurricane Season Resources for Horse Owners

As today (June 1) marks the official start of the 2012 Atlantic hurricane season, the staff at took a look through our archives to find some important horse care articles, downloads, and videos that can help you prepare yourself, your horse, and your farm for the storm season.

Mare and Foal Care: Free Webinar

Broodmare and stallion owners invest a great deal of effort, time, and money in producing foals. To provide the best possible care for mare and foal and get the most out of this investment, breeders must work closely with their veterinarians, carefully monitor and manage the health of mares and foals, offer any help that's needed during foaling, and p...

Muscle Power Horse Course Archived

The latest Horse Course from the University of Kentucky's Veterinary (UK) Diagnostic Laboratory and Gluck Equine Research Center (presented by Pfizer Animal Health) is now available for viewing on

Ask the Vet LIVE Q&A: Healthy, Safe Trailering

Generally, trailering or shipping your horse is a lot more risky than traveling with only humans. What can you do to make sure you and your horse arrive safely and legally at your destination, and how can you ensure your horse is healthy and ready to tackle the show, trail, or whatever awaits? Find out during our free Ask the Vet LIVE online Q&A chat ...

Horses with Osteoarthritis Sought for Study

The Ohio State University (OSU) College of Veterinary Medicine is seeking horses diagnosed with osteoarthritis to take part in a sponsored research study examining an arthritis treatment to learn if the product is effective in horses. Alicia L. Bertone, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVS, Trueman Chair in Equine Clinical Medicine and Surgery at OSU, will lead the study.

Compounded Medications: Legal/Ethical Issues Webinar

Compounded medications fulfill a critically important role in horse health care. While many of these tailored medications are prepared appropriately and lawfully, other compounds aren't what their manufacturers claim they are; several investigations have found that compounded medications can contain more or less active ingredient than intended, result...

Equine Herpesvirus-1 Outbreak: Horse Owner Webinar

The current outbreak of the sometimes fatal neurologic disease caused by equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) in several Western states and Canada has generated widespread concern throughout the horse industry. How many horses are really affected in this outbreak? Is this a new, mutated form of the virus? What are the signs that tell you a horse has EHV-1? Will a...

Ask the Vet LIVE: Equine Dental Care Recording Now Available's Ask the Vet LIVE session on Equine Dental Care, held on Feb. 24, is now available for listening on demand. Listen in as Mary DeLorey, DVM, owner of Northwest Equine Dentistry Inc., and Erin Denney-Jones, DVM, owner of Florida Equine Veterinary Services, discuss what dental problems commonly affect a horse's ability to eat comfortabl...

Free Ask the Vet LIVE Q&A: Equine Dental Care

Recent extreme winter weather across the United States raises an important question--can your horse eat enough to stay warm? If he has dental problems, the answer might just be no. What dental problems commonly affect a horse's ability to eat comfortably, and how can they be prevented and treated? What kind of routine dental care should horses receive...

Winter Horse Care Tips

Horses have been surviving brutal winters in the wild for centuries. Today, humans have the ability to make their horses comfortable in even the coldest and most brutal winter conditions. As many parts of the United States prepare for yet another snow storm, the staff at took a look through our archives to find some important winter horse car...

Agrosecurity, You, and Your Horses: Horse Course Now Available

The most recent Horse Course from the University of Kentucky's Gluck Equine Research Center is now available for viewing on This presentation deals with the often unrecognized issue of agrosecurity, and how horse owners can keep their animals safe from intentional or unintentional health threats.

Horse Industry Survey Ends This Month

The American Horse Publications (AHP) is conducting an Equine Industry Survey to gauge participation trends in the U.S. equine industry. In addition, the survey seeks to gather information regarding the most important issues facing the industry.

Piroplasmosis Video Now Available

Wondering about equine piroplasmosis? Peter J. Timoney, FRCVS, PhD, of the University of Kentucky's Gluck Equine Research Center, covered the basics of the disease in a new video interview on

Equine-Related Podcasts Now on has become a syndication partner for five podcasts presented by and their sponsors. You can listen to these entertaining and educational talk shows online or download them to your MP3 player, iPod, or iPhone to listen in as you work or play.

Kentucky Lifts Ban on Hoosier Park Horses

The Kentucky State Veterinarian's office has lifted a restriction that kept horses from Indiana's Hoosier Park from entering the barn areas of any Kentucky racetrack or public training facility. The Kentucky precautions were put in place after 59 horses at Hoosier Park were quarantined as a precaution after strangles was suspected in one Thor...

World Rabies Day Today; Equine Vaccination Key to Prevention

Today is World Rabies Day, a global cooperative effort to spread the word about rabies as a risk to human and animal health.

The World Rabies Day effort began in 2006, when a group of researchers and professionals formed a global Alliance for Rabies Control. They created and began inviting partners to join the World Rabies Day initiative, which no...

More than 200 Horses Adopted Through Service

Success stories on's Adoption Service for Thoroughbreds and Standardbreds climbed steadily toward number 200, but as we waited to declare reaching the benchmark of our 200th adoption, we got a surprise--horses 200 and 201 both found new homes this week!

Thoroughbreds Another Bear and Pointer were listed by

Hendra Virus Safety Tips for Horse Owners Released

The Queensland government has released a safety alert for horse owners following several cases of Hendra virus, a rare but potentially fatal zoonotic virus that can pass from horses to humans. A veterinarian died earlier this month after treating an infected foal.  

Clinical sign...

Zoonotic Hendra Virus Reported on North Queensland Farm

Biosecurity Queensland is managing another case of Hendra virus infection on a property outside Bowen in North Queensland after test results on a deceased horse came back positive for the virus.

Deputy Chief Veterinary Officer Rick Symons, BVSc, MBA, PhD, said last week a private vet had reported a suspect case to Biosecurity Queensland after atte...

Nearly 200 Horses Adopted Through Service

We're only nine adoptions away from 200 horses finding new homes through's Adoption Service for Thoroughbreds and Standardbreds. Originally launched as a Thoroughbred service in November 2008, Standardbreds were recently added into the mix.

The service is a bulletin board on which owners can list any Thoroughbred or Standardbred offer...

West Nile Virus: Washington Reports Highest Number of Cases

West Nile virus cases are popping up across the country, with Washington state reporting the highest number of equine cases.

As of Aug. 19, Washington animal health authorities had reported 12 equine cases. Other states reporting cases included Montana (4), California (3), Kentucky (2), and Louisiana (2). Mississippi, Texas, Utah, and West Virgini...

Free West Nile Virus Webinar Tonight, Sign Up Now

It's been 10 years since West Nile virus was introduced into the United States, and thousands of horses across North America have been ill or died due to this disease. Find out how to protect your horses!

Our next free Webinar, "West Nile Virus: Reality Check!" will take place tonight at 8 p.m. ET. This Webinar is sponsored Intervet/Sche...

Neurologic EHV-1 Reported in Pennsylvania

Four horses stabled in Allegheny County, Pa., have been euthanized after developing neurologic signs consistent with equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1), according to a statement circulated by the Animal Health Emergency Management and Information Network on behalf of the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture Bureau of Animal Health and Diagnostic Ser...

Save Your Favorite Videos has nearly 200 equine-related videos offered free of charge, and that number is growing each week! now offers registered users the opportunity to save their favorite videos from collection so they can return and watch them without having to search the site. You can also add your own notes to the saved file! ...

Horse, Livestock Feed Seized from Kentucky Mill

U.S. marshals have seized horse and livestock feed stored under "filthy" conditions at the Bi-County Farm Bureau Cooperative Association Inc. in Florence, Ky., according to a statement released by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Bi-County manufactures feed and stores commercial feeds.

"The FDA will not tolerate a company's failure to adequ...

Oxytocin and Maternal Recognition of Pregnancy

A research report from the laboratory at the Gluck Equine Research Center at the University of Kentucky noted that it is well-established that early conceptus loss (the embryo and its associated extra-embryonic membranes) is a major source of reproductive inefficiency in domestic animals. Early preg...

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