Articles posted August 27, 2009

Headlines and features from the Thoroughbred industry

Tips for Safe Horse Transport during Hot Weather

Hot weather can pose serious health problems for animals both two-legged and four-legged, including dehydration, heatstroke, and exhaustion. USRider, a national provider of roadside emergency assistance for equestrians, encourages horse owners to take steps to prevent these ailments when traveling with horses.

Thoroughbred Trail Training Course Coming to KHP

A new trail training course at the Maker's Mark Secretariat Center in the Kentucky Horse Park will allow off-the-track Thoroughbreds to be schooled over natural trails. The training course, developed by the Maker's Mark Secretariat Center, the Equine Land Conservation Resource, and the Central Kentucky Back Country Horsemen, will include wooded trails,...

Microchips Not Required for Horses Entering Mexico

Horses being transported to Mexico are not required to be microchipped, said Jim Barrett, public affairs specialist with the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, an agency within the USDA.

Clarification on the requirements took place the week of Aug. 17, after misinterpretation of the wording in

Common Variable Immunodeficiency in Horses, ACVIM 2009

Common variable immunodeficiency is a rare, but serious disease in adult horses that often leads to hospitalization, said Maria Julia Bevilaqua Felippe Flaminio, DVM, MS, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM, who presented research on the topic at the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine Forum, held June 3-6 in Montréal, Quebec.

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