Headlines for Monday, February 1, 2010

  • War Cry's First Foal Is a Filly

    The first reported foal by War Cry is a filly born Jan. 29 at William H. Rowntree's Willow Ridge Farm near Durham, Ontario, Canada.

  • Henrythenavigator

    Henrythenavigator's First Foal

    The first reported foal by Irish champion Henrythenavigator is a colt born Jan. 20 at Ashford Stud near Versailles, Ky.

  • Horse Profile: Gabby's Golden Gal

    Gabby's Golden Gal returned to the 3-year-old form that saw her win the Acorn Stakes (gr. I) last spring when she captured the Santa Monica Handicap (gr. I) at Santa Anita Jan. 31.

  • Golf Tournament to Benefit TRF

    The third annual Horsemen's Golf Tournament, scheduled for Feb. 22 at the Westin Diplomat Golf Resort in Hallandale Beach, Fla., will benefit the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation.

  • Single-Dose WNV Booster Effective for Pregnant Mares (AAEP 2009)

    When we only had one vaccine for West Nile virus (WNV) in horses, vaccination was quite simple. Then when different types of vaccines came along, the waters got a little muddier, especially for pregnant mares in which breeders feared risking not one, but two equine lives with new vaccine technologies.

  • Lower Palmar Digital Nerve Blocks: Concerns in Horses (AAEP 2009)

    When a horse becomes lame, one of the first things a veterinarian will do is perform nerve blocks on the affected limb(s) to identify the location of the pain. However, several recent studies have focused on whether these nerve blocks really block the areas we think they do. In some cases, that anesthetic might migrate and numb more structures than expected.