Articles posted January 26, 2011

Headlines and features from the Thoroughbred industry

InCompass Launches Mobile Rundown App

Racing secretaries, assistant racing secretaries, and track executives can now closely monitor the changing status of race entries on their smartphones using Mobile Rundown, the initial offering on InCompass mobile.

Two Missouri Horses Test Positive for EIA

The Missouri Department of Agriculture's Division of Animal Health confirmed positive test results for equine infectious anemia (EIA) in two horses earlier this month in northeastern Missouri. Department officials have tested 696 other horses, including those located nearby and any that might have been in contact with the infected animals. No further ...

R. Equi Foal Pneumonia: Control and Prevention (AAEP 2010)

For years foal owners have struggled with controlling the bacterium Rhodococcus equi and the infections it causes--some farms manage cases annually, despite following strict farm management strategies to reduce risk of infection. Resulting pneumonia and diarrhea can be deadly for foals, and treating survivors is costly and labor-intensive.

Dieting Tips for Obese Horses

According to Alex Dugdale, MA, VetMB, DVA, Dipl. ECVA, MRCVS, a senior lecturer in the school of veterinary science at the University of Liverpool in England, "obesity (in horses) creeps up on us." When it comes to battling obesity, keeping the horse healthy and happy while still helping him drop weight is of paramount importance.

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