Horse Health

Health news, veterinary advice, and educational tools to keep your horse healthy.

  • Reps. Andy Barr (left) and Paul Tonko deliver opening statements at Friday's Congressional subcomittee hearing in Washington

    House Subcommittee Weighs Equine Drug Testing Bill

    Supporters of federal legislation that aims to improve horse racing's integrity and uniformity on medication rules reached a milestone June 22 when a Congressional subcommittee considered the legislation in Washington.

  • Guild Outlines Reasons for Leaving NTRA Safety Alliance

    The Guild on May 14 forwarded a Feb. 6 letter outlining its concerns about the alliance and its decision to withdraw from the group, which carries no regulatory authority but attempts to bring some level of consistency in safety policies to tracks.

  • AAEP On Call Program to Serve Derby, Oaks Telecasts

    Equine surgeon Keith Latson, DVM, DACVS, will represent the AAEP's On Call program and assist NBC Sports with horse-health information during the May 4 and 5 telecasts of Kentucky Oaks day and Kentucky Derby day at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky.

  • Churchill Downs

    Churchill Earns NTRA Safety Alliance Reaccreditation

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced today that Churchill Downs, home of the world's most famous horse race, the Kentucky Derby, has earned reaccreditation from the NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance. 

  • John Oxley at Keeneland

    Oxley's Flameaway Racing for Grayson-Jockey Club

    Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation announced today that owner John Oxley has pledged to donate 1% of the Kentucky Derby's winning purse to the foundation should his entrant, Flameaway, win this year's race on Saturday, May 5.

  • International Aftercare Forum set for South Korea

    The International Forum for the Aftercare of Racehorses (IFAR) will hold its second conference on Monday, May 14, in conjunction with ARC, and on Thursday, May 17, the ARC will be devoting an entire session of the conference to equine welfare.

  • AmWager.com to Sponsor New Vocations Event

    Keeping with its long-standing tradition of supporting efforts that assist retired racehorses, AmWager.com is proud to sponsor the New Vocations' third annual Open Barn and BBQ on Friday, April 27, at Mereworth Farm in Lexington.

  • Frank Stronach

    Stronach Earns Dinny Phipps Award

    The Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation announced April 24 that Frank Stronach will be presented with the Dinny Phipps Award at the Belmont Stakes Charity Celebration Thursday, June 7, at the Bryant Park Grill in New York City.

  • Donegal Racing Supports Grayson-Jockey Club

    Donegal Racing, a leading Thoroughbred ownership syndicate, announced today that it will be donating the proceeds of two of its 2018 seasons to Keen Ice to Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation.

  • Randox Health Grand National Festival Begins at Aintree

    The 2018 Randox Health Grand National Festival at Aintree Racecourse will once again see Britain's leading equine welfare organizations and charities come together to highlight the welfare factors which affect Britain's horses.

  • Regulators Urged to Make Room for Betting Innovation

    After observing growth in race wagering forms that are not available to U.S. players, experts urged regulators April 6 to find ways to allow more innovation in betting to open the door for things like fixed-odds wagering and in-race wagering.

  • Eric Hamelback (left) addresses panel members Tom DiPasquale, Matt Iuliano, and Ed Martin at the ARCI conference April 4

    Panel Discusses When Racing Regulation Should Begin

    When representatives of The Jockey Club and the National HBPA both advised that a good point to begin regulating race horses may be when a Thoroughbred conducts its first recorded workout, the moment wasn't lost on at least one attendee.

  • ARCI Convention: Panel Raises Bisphosphonate Concerns

    Jeff Blea of the AAEP participated on a panel on the appropriateness of bisphosphonate use in race horses, especially in young horses, during the animal welfare forum April 4 at the ARCI conference on equine welfare and racing integrity.

  • Track Superintendents Share Expertise at Conference

    More than 80 entities, including racing venues in Brazil, Canada, Puerto Rico, and France, were represented during the 17th annual Track Superintendents Conference Sunday-Tuesday at Oaklawn Park.

  • Alltech Ideas Conference Scheduled May 20-22

    The Alltech Ideas Conference, ONE 18, May 20-22 in Lexington, will provide equestrians with a unique opportunity to participate in a global conversation about industry innovations, challenges and trends.

  • The Player

    Optimism Following Surgery for The Player

    Owner-trainer Buff Bradley reported late March 26 that surgery on grade 2 winner The Player went well following his injury in the New Orleans Handicap (G2) March 24 at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots.

  • Tom Tobin, Ted Shults, Hugh Gallagher, and Scott Stanley participate on a panel on contamination at the National HBPA convention March 16

    Horsemen's Panel Addresses Concerns About Contamination

    With the capabilities of drug-testing labs becoming ever more sensitive, a panel at the National Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association convention March 16 in New Orleans called for changes in rules, regulation, and on the backstretch.

  • Barn 10 Quarantine Lifted at Belmont Park

    Officials with the New York Racing Association,  New York State Veterinarian, and New York State Gaming Commission have removed the quarantine on Barn 10 at Belmont Park, effective March 9, following the conclusion of a 21-day quarantine period.

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    Health Zone: Diarrhea in Young Foals

    Intestinal infections can be deadly for young foals, especially in the first days and weeks of life. A clean environment, good care and monitoring, and being proactive to head off or deal with any problems are very important.

  • Racing at Turfway Park

    Quarantine Lifted at Turfway Park

    Following clear tests by all of the horses in barn 14 at Turfway Park and the required 14 days passing since the population was last exposed to equine herpesvirus-1, a quarantine on Barn 14 at the track has been lifted.

  • Morning activity in the barn area at Los Alamitos

    EHV-1 Positive Triggers Quarantine at Los Alamitos

    A pony based at Los Alamitos Race Course was euthanized and later tested positive for the "wild-type" strain of equine herpesvirus type 1, which forced a barn at the Southern California racetrack to go through quarantine procedures.

  • Finger Lakes Horsemen Target Insurance Expenses

    Thoroughbred horsemen at Finger Lakes Casino & Racetrack have agreed to dip into revenues that the purse account receives from the track's casino to help subsidize rising insurance costs the industry pays for jockeys and exercise riders.

  • Terry Finley

    West Point's Finley Joins Water Hay Oats Alliance

    Finley shared his thoughts on supporting the Water Hay Oats Alliance's call for legislation that would have the United States Anti-Doping Association oversee racing's drug testing. Finley's thoughts, provided in a WHOA release, follow: