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Horse Health
Prebiotics may reduce inflammation in aging horses
Prebiotics may reduce inflammation in aging horses

BY Juliet M. Getty, Ph.D
Researchers from the University of Kentucky evaluated “inflamm-aging” – an increase in inflammatory mediators found in aging horses that can affect their ability to resist infection, respond to vaccination, and defend against age-related conditions.

Forty horses ranging in age from 20 to 33 years old were involved in this study. The goal was to see if feeding a prebiotic or a fish-oil derived omega-3 fatty acid (DHA) would improve the immune response to vaccinations as well as reduce overall inflammation.

Result: The inflammatory response, measured by three specific cytokines, was significantly reduced in horses receiving the diet containing prebiotics. Omega 3s had no impact of inflammatory markers. Neither diet had an effect on vaccination response.

Implications for your horses:

The prebiotic supplement used in this study was a proprietary blend currently added to a popular senior feed. Consequently, we cannot know the exact ingredients. But it is reasonable to assume that it contains substances that are typically included in quality prebiotic supplements.

A prebiotic promotes the growth of beneficial bacteria in the horse’s hindgut. It does not contain live organisms. Prebiotics often include bacterial fermentation products, as well as oligosaccharides, beta glucan, and yeast extract.

Jun 30, 2015, 10:21

Horse Health

Effective Cold Therapy Now Easier Than Ever.

Ice Horse, the most trusted name in equine cold therapy announced today a major design change making the application of cold therapy for equine athletes easier than ever to apply.

Over the past few years the company developed a breathable wrap using a pocket to hold the ice packs. The wrap itself stretches to provide even compression on the area being treated. The latest enhancement allows ice packs to Velcro directly onto the wrap.
Julie Garella, CEO of MacKinnon Products that manufactures Ice Horse, says “We had a lot of calls from caregivers telling us how much they liked our product, but wishing they didn’t have to fiddle around with placing the ice packs into sleeves inside the wraps. It took us awhile to figure out a design that would allow the ice to Velcro directly on the wrap, without compromising the elasticity, which provides maximum compression of the ice against the leg. This enhancement achieves both. “

The new design elements mark the company’s foray into the veterinary and equine orthopedic markets. “Everyone understands a cold sack of peas on a sore area” says Garella. “Our products simply make the application of cold therapy on horses easy to use and cost effective”.

Dr. Mark Revenaugh of Northwest Equine Performance and veterinarian for the United States Equestrian Team agrees. “Cold therapy is oftentimes the best treatment for sport horse injuries. Standing your horse in a snow bank or an ice-cold stream is optimal, but those options are not always practical. I’ve found Ice Horse to be a great option: it’s easy to use, practical, and highly effective.”

For customers with the pocket style wraps, “don’t worry“ says Garella. The new ice packs come with a strip covering the Velcro so they are still compatible with the pocketed version. As always, all Ice Horse products are still proudly made in the U.S.A. To learn more visit www.icehorse.net

Jun 29, 2015, 20:06

Horse Health
Circle Oak Equine Opens Surgery and Advanced Imaging Center
Circle Oak Equine Opens Surgery and Advanced Imaging Center

Specialty Veterinary Center Adds Hallmarq Standing MRI to Clinic Offerings
ACTON, Mass.— Circle Oak Equine, a specialty veterinary center that focuses on equine sports medicine, lameness and rehabilitation, has opened a new state-of-the-art surgery and imaging center. The center — which includes Hallmarq Veterinary Imaging’s standing equine MRI — will offer fully integrated, specialized sports medicine services.

Located in Petaluma, Calif., Circle Oak Equine serves California, Nevada and Southern Oregon. The center is an equine sports medicine and rehabilitation facility, offering a wide variety of diagnostic and therapeutic modalities unique to the area including a HydroHorse™ underwater treadmill and ECB cold saltwater spa.

The addition of the standing MRI (sMRI) system will allow veterinarians a key tool in diagnosing lameness in horses.

Jun 29, 2015, 20:05

Horse Health
40-Year-Old Rotational Deworming Strategy Has Led to Resistance Fecal Egg Count Tests Should be Used to Determine Your Deworming Strategy
40-Year-Old Rotational Deworming Strategy Has Led to Resistance
Fecal Egg Count Tests Should be Used to Determine Your Deworming Strategy

More than 40 years ago, traditional parasite control programs were developed involving rotating dewormers with a number of different products at regular intervals. At that time, most horse owners were concerned about Strongylus vulgaris (large strongyle bloodworm).

S. vulgaris doesn’t occur very often, thanks to the traditional approach of rotational deworming. The two-month schedule associated with rotational deworming worked well on strongyle eggs, because it takes about that amount of time for reappearance after treatment.

While S. vulgaris is no longer a large threat, according to the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Parasite Control Guidelines, horse owners should still take action against small strongyles (cyathostomins). 1 In addition, tapeworms ( Anoplocephala perfoliata) have been recognized as a potential cause of colic. 1

If rotational deworming was so successful, why switch strategies now? Shouldn’t those same strategies work on other parasites? The answer, quite simply, is “no.”

“Calendar-based rotational deworming is an outdated practice,” says Hoyt Cheramie, DVM, equine specialist, Merial Large Animal Veterinary Services. “That’s because the life cycles and biology of small strongyles and tapeworms are different from large strongyles, and the rotational strategies designed for them aren’t as effective at controlling small strongyles and tapeworms.”

Four decades of rotational deworming has created resistance, which is the ability for worms to survive certain types of treatments. 2

Jun 29, 2015, 19:56

Horse Health
Horse Owners Can Still Take Action Against West Nile Threat
Horse Owners Can Still Take Action Against West Nile Threat
Vaccination, good management helps offer protection during peak mosquito season

FLORHAM PARK, N.J.— Peak mosquito activity in the United States occurs July through October, which places horses at the highest risk of contracting West Nile virus (WNV).1 Much of the United States has experienced increased rainfall this spring, and the first cases of West Nile have already been documented this year. With the right vaccine and preventive measures, it’s not too late for owners to help protect their horses against this life-threatening disease.

West Nile is transmitted by mosquitoes — which feed on infected birds — to horses, humans and other mammals. In 2014, the United States recorded 19,623 cases of West Nile disease or infection, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as of January 2015. 2 Cases include mosquitoes, birds, humans and horses. California topped the charts with 7,008 cases, followed by Texas with 2,484 cases. The case numbers are reflected in this U.S. map.

Jun 29, 2015, 19:47

Horse Health
Sugar Promotes Chronic Inflammation
Sugar Promotes Chronic Inflammation
By Juliet M. Getty, Ph.D.

Inflammation. The very word triggers images of pain, redness and swelling. But in the case of injury or infection, acute inflammation is actually a beneficial means of restoring the body to health. Specific cells are called into action to remove the source of injury or infection and repair damaged tissue. It’s when inflammation becomes chronic that areas of the body may lose function. Any part of the body can be impacted by inflammation, including joints, feet, lungs, muscles, skin, digestive tract, reproductive function, heart, nervous system, pancreas, liver, as well as the hypothalamic brain centers responsible for releasing dopamine and recognizing leptin.

This article focuses on the inflammatory impact that sugar has on your horse’s health. There are several other causes of inflammation, such as stress and obesity, high dietary levels of linoleic acid (an omega 6), free-radical consumption from poorly stored fatty feeds, and trans fat (partially hydrogenated oils); however, the damaging impact of high sugar/high starch diets is commonplace. Sweet feeds and diets high in cereal grains (e.g., oats, barley, corn, wheat, rice, and millet) can lead to health problems over time. Research suggests that this type of diet actually promotes high blood concentrations of pro-inflammatory molecules known as cytokines.

Jun 29, 2015, 18:09

Horse Health
Stress-Free Basic Horse-Health Care
Stress-Free Basic Horse-Health Care

DORMOSEDAN GEL® makes mild sedation safer and easier.
In some cases, mild sedatives are necessary when performing basic horse health care procedures. Courtesy of Zoetis.
From AQHA Corporate Partner Zoetis

Some horses simply don’t like some procedures, and if they don’t like it, their sheer size and power can make it difficult and often unsafe for them and anyone around them. Mane pulling, sheath cleaning, body clipping, hoof trimming, and changing a bandage can all be troublesome at times.

DORMOSEDAN GEL® (detomidine hydrochloride) can make one or all of these standard horse care procedures easier and safer for you and your horse. Prescribed by a veterinarian, DORMOSEDAN GEL is a mild sedative in an oral dose-adjustable applicator similar to a deworming tube that is easy and safe enough for horse owners to administer themselves.

“First and foremost, this product is safe,” says Dr. Susy Lange of Crum & Lange Veterinarians in Montgomery, Alabama. “It’s also easy, easy, easy to use, and it works.”

Does your horse have issues with the basic horse health care procedures mentioned above, such as clipping? Let AQHA help. With AQHA’s FREE Horse Clipping Tips report, you’ll uncover tips and tricks for teaching your horse to accept the clippers. Download the report today and eliminate your horse’s clipping issues.

In a recent survey, 93 percent of horse owners who sampled DORMOSEDAN GEL said they would use it again, and 89 percent agreed that it made horse- care procedures easier to complete.1 Safer, too. Horse owners said their horse was easier to handle, allowing them to accomplish what they needed without anyone getting hurt. One respondent even called DORMOSEDAN GEL a “lifesaver” to calm a mare for shoeing and other procedures.

Jun 20, 2015, 15:29

Horse Health
Online Training for Equine Thermal Imaging from Teletherm Infrared
Online Training for Equine Thermal Imaging from Teletherm Infrared

Tampa, FL – With the increasing interest in equine thermal imaging, Teletherm infrared has produced an online veterinary and equine infrared training program through the Thermology.com website. It’s a compilation of their over twenty-five years of work with infrared thermal imaging for human and animal studies. The company is an established producer of infrared imaging cameras, software, on location teaching, installation, and support systems. The online program is a complete set of educational sessions based upon live seminars and personalized instruction, to be taken at the user’s pace. There are many technicians and therapists, besides Veterinarians who are getting involved with radiometric thermal imaging, and require this comprehensive reference guide and technical understanding for successful and appropriate use of an infrared camera.

Jun 20, 2015, 15:08

Horse Health
Equine Standing MRI Now Operating Opposite Belmont Park
Equine Standing MRI Now Operating Opposite Belmont Park

Cornell Ruffian Equine Specialists use state-of-the-art imaging system to help assess lameness

ACTON, Mass., and ELMONT, N.Y. — Cornell Ruffian Equine Specialists have a new way to image the equine lower limb thanks to their new standing MRI (sMRI) system. The system, which was installed in June, allows veterinarians to use MRI to accurately diagnose lameness without the time, expense or risk of general anesthesia that is required with traditional MRI because the horse stands under light sedation for the procedure.

“We are very proud to have Cornell Ruffian Equine Specialists as one of our newest sites,” says Dan Brown, BVSc, MRCVS, business development director at Hallmarq. “Like many other clinics, they are working to treat lameness injuries in a more effective manner and, perhaps more importantly, determine if they can predict and prevent issues before they happen.”

Jun 20, 2015, 14:33

Horse Health
Having Problems Feeding Your Horse Pills? PROBLEM SOLVED!
Having Problems Feeding Your Horse Pills? PROBLEM SOLVED!

Watch our new YouTube Video -

Camp Verde, AZ - Camp Verde resident and owner of 707 Ranch LLC,
Nancy Pohlman, has just invented two new products that
will revolutionize the way horses are fed supplements.
These products, called Horse Pill Carriers™ and Horse
Psyllium Defenders™, make it easy and quick to give
horses their necessary medication and psyllium. After
testing a small market, 707 Ranch LLC has received a 100%
positive feedback, with demands to increase production
for both products. They will be launching an Indiegogo
campaign this summer to help financially meet those demands.
Nancy Pohlman created the Horse Pill Carriers out of necessity when she was faced with the dilemma of trying to feed pills to one of her horses, without having to fend off her other horses. She
was also struggling to make sure her horse ate the pill and did not reject it based on taste. Pohlman started tinkering around in her kitchen to come up with possible ways of feeding her horse what she
needed in a compact flavorful manner. The result was a combination of VERY high quality horse feed and other natural ingredients known to be good for horses such as vitamin E oil that was then flavored
with maple (Fenugreek) which is ranked as the number one flavor horse love based on testing in the UK. Afterwards, she shaped the ingredients purposefully into a form that made it easy to carry the pills
in, and convenient to throw in with the rest of the horse’s feed, all while keeping the pill from falling out. It took close to a year to discover the correct recipe that horses love, and the perfect shape that could easily carry the pill.

Jun 15, 2015, 09:47

Horse Health
Innovacyn Announces Winners Of This Year’s Vetericyn® College Scholarship Award
Innovacyn Announces Winners Of This Year’s Vetericyn®
College Scholarship Award
High school senior FFA members will each receive $4,000 for college education

RIALTO, California – (May 26, 2015) – Innovacyn, a leader in developing innovative medical devices and solutions in the human and animal health industries, announced today the recipients of the company’s annual Vetericyn® Future Innovators of Agriculture College Scholarship Award. The scholarship was open to any high school senior who exhibits a passionate commitment to the agriculture industry through academic and leadership positions.

This year’s winners, Alexis Pedrow from Anderson County Jr/Sr High School in Garnett, Kansas and Brendan Register from T. Dewitt Taylor Middle-High School in Seville, Florida will each be given $4,000 towards his or her pursuit of higher education.

More than 24 high school seniors submitted applications for this year’s scholarship awards. Applicants are judged on written answers to multiple essay questions demonstrating commitment and knowledge of the agriculture industry through education, academics, volunteer work, and life experiences.

“Innovacyn is dedicated to supporting the animal care community through numerous grants and charity events and this scholarship award is particularly special to us as we recognize the future leaders of our industry,” said Innovacyn CEO Bob Burlingame. Burlingame, a former FFA member, launched the Vetericyn Scholarship Program in 2013 after memorably engaging with a group of passionate FFA student members at the organization’s annual convention. “We are honored to be able to help these active students continue to gain footing as they head off to college and pursue their interests,” Burlingame added.

Jun 1, 2015, 18:31

Horse Health
Turmeric is a winning supplement for insulin resistance
Turmeric is a winning supplement for insulin resistance
By Juliet M. Getty, Ph.D.

Turmeric, an Asian spice, has an impressive resume of reducing inflammation, relieving pain, protecting against brain degenerative diseases, and suppressing insulin resistance. Research[i] has revealed that feeding turmeric to laboratory animals suffering from Type II diabetes (which involves insulin resistance) resulted in weight reduction and increased glucose utilization.[ii]

Turmeric also has potent antioxidant properties, making it valuable in reducing the inflammatory response caused by excess body fat. Reduction of oxidative stress due to inflammation can allow the horse to become more sensitive to leptin, as well as slow down the progression of equine Cushing’s disease.

The active ingredient in turmeric is curcumin. It is fat soluble, so there must be some source of fat in the meal to promote its absorption (e.g., ground flax, chia seeds, rice bran, oils, etc.). Curcumin amounts to less than 5% of turmeric, therefore, the exact dosage is not clear; however, feeding 2 to 4 tablespoons of turmeric per day to the average-sized horse is very well tolerated.

Juliet M. Getty, Ph.D. is an independent equine nutritionist with a wide U.S. and international following. Her research-based approach optimizes equine health by aligning physiology and instincts with correct feeding and nutrition practices.

Jun 1, 2015, 18:24

Horse Health
New Vetericyn® Plus — More Effective for Wounds, Eye Irritations, Ear Ailments, Cuts and Abrasions for Use on All Animal Species

New Vetericyn® Plus — More Effective for Wounds, Eye Irritations, Ear Ailments, Cuts and Abrasions for Use on All Animal Species

RIALTO, California – Innovacyn, a leader in innovative medical devices in the human and animal health industry, announced a new and improved formulation in their animal line of healthcare products—Vetericyn® Plus, available for all animal species, regardless of age.

Vetericyn Plus is a product line of innovative solutions indicated for wounds, cuts, lacerations, abrasions, ear ailments and eye irritations. Uniquely formulated, the technology platform offers a non-toxic and antibiotic free solution that is highly effective in dermal cleaning and debriding, allowing for optimal healing conditions. The new formulation includes a higher concentration of hypochlorous making it up to three times as concentrated as original Vetericyn without requiring any withdrawal period.

May 31, 2015, 21:54

Horse Health
Can the Damaged Insulin Resistant Horse Be Fixed?
Can the Damaged Insulin Resistant Horse Be Fixed?

By Juliet M. Getty, Ph.D.

You’re worried. You have reason to be. Your horse is exhibiting signs of insulin resistance (regional fat deposits along the neck, down the spine, tailhead, shoulders, chest, or even above the eyes). He is likely overweight (though not always). You know that your horse is at a high risk of developing laminitis, and you want to avoid that at all costs. You’ve taken away the sweet feed, removed all cereal grains, stopped giving your horse carrots, searched on line for the latest supplement for treating insulin resistance, and put your horse in a dry lot. You’ve even found that perfect low NSC hay, carefully weighing it out each day to provide exactly 1.5% of your horse’s ideal weight. Doing this is difficult – you can’t bear seeing your horse so unhappy.

Your goal is to help your horse, not make him worse. A poor quality of life is not what you want for him. Feeding him in a manner that is contrary to his natural physiological needs is making his body scream for help. His hormones are raging. He doesn’t feel safe. To overcome this, he holds on to body fat, trying to protect himself from the perceived threats to his survival. You can see your efforts are not working.

Then you read my work about how important it is to calm down the hormonal stress response by feeding a low NSC hay, free choice. You decide to give it a try. Will it work for your horse? Very likely, yes.

The only way to fix your horse is to help him return to his natural state. However, the longer a horse lives as an overweight, stressed animal, the more difficult it is to bring that horse back to a normal weight, free of hypothalamic inflammation, with no more leptin or insulin resistance. In some cases the horse may have endured too many years of forage restriction, creating so much inflammatory damage, that time may have taken its toll; he may be too far gone. But the solution is not continuing down this destructive path; the solution is to try to make things better.

May 31, 2015, 21:53

Horse Health
Let it bleed: CSU veterinary profs build booming startup with lifelike surgical models.
Let it bleed: CSU veterinary profs build booming startup with lifelike surgical models.

FORT COLLINS - Practicing surgical techniques on artificial skin that bleeds sure beats the alternative, Paul Ryan, a Colorado State University veterinary student, says. Before SurgiReal suture pads, his material of choice was “bananas, lots of bananas.”

Now, students at CSU and 140 other medical, nursing and veterinary schools nationwide train with patented SurgiReal body wall models developed by two Colorado State equine surgeons, Dr. Dean Hendrickson and Dr. Fausto Bellezzo.

SurgiReal products allow students to practice and refine surgical skills on realistic models instead of the old standbys – carpet scraps, orange peels and cadaver specimens, chiefly pigs’ feet. Unlike those crude substitutes, SurgiReal training models have multiple layers and exude fake blood.

Inventors Hendrickson and Bellezzo formed their startup in 2012 with help from CSU Ventures, a branch of the university that works with CSU faculty on technology transfer and commercialization. This spring, with business booming, the two veterinarians received the CSU Ventures Award for Innovative Excellence, a sign of success in moving technology to the marketplace.

May 24, 2015, 13:38

Horse Health
Having Problems Feeding Your Horse Pills? PROBLEM SOLVED!
Having Problems Feeding Your Horse Pills? PROBLEM SOLVED!

Camp Verde resident and owner of 707 Ranch LLC, Nancy Pohlman, has just invented two new products that will revolutionize the way horses are fed supplements. These products, called Horse Pill Carriers and Horse Psyllium Defenders, make it easy and quick to give horses their necessary medication and psyllium. After testing a small market, 707 Ranch LLC has received a 100% positive feedback, with demands to increase production for both products. They will be launching an Indiegogo campaign this summer to help financially meet those demands.

Apr 30, 2015, 01:04

Horse Health
Six Points to Consider Before Using a Calming Supplement
Six Points to Consider Before Using a Calming Supplement
By Juliet M. Getty, Ph.D.

Travel and competition season is upon us, and “show nerves” are common, even in horses. Agitated, nervous horses that are normally well behaved may benefit from a calming supplement. These products can contain vitamins, or minerals, or herbs, or amino acids. So, which to choose and how best to use them? Before making a decision, consider these important points:
· An empty stomach is the main cause for behavioral issues—forage (hay and/or pasture) should be available at all times.

· Magnesium deficiency may be the issue, since most horses don’t get enough of this mineral—if this is true for your horse, supplementing 5,000 mg of magnesium per 500 lbs of body weight will make a positive change in demeanor.

· A borderline B vitamin deficiency will affect behavior and can result when the hindgut microbial population is compromised by stress, high starch diets, illness, or antibiotics. Thiamin (vitamin B1) has been shown to be especially effective at high doses (1 mg per pound of body weight). Prebiotics that feed existing microbes also result in more B vitamin production.

· Tryptophan, an essential amino acid, leads to serotonin synthesis in the brain and can be useful in soothing a nervous horse. For this effect to occur, it is best to offer tryptophan as a paste between meals. When added to a meal, tryptophan will not be used for serotonin production and the calming effect will be significantly diminished

· Caution! Herbs such as chamomile, valerian, black cohosh, ginger root, and passion flower may have an over-tranquilizing effect, interact with other medications, and have side effects. Consult with your veterinarian before using.

· Additional caution to you competitors out there: Always check any supplements for ingredients prohibited by competition rules. Valerian is such an example.

Juliet M. Getty, Ph.D. is an independent equine nutritionist with a wide American and international following. Her research-based approach optimizes equine health by aligning physiology and instincts with correct feeding and nutrition practices.

Apr 30, 2015, 00:01

Horse Health
Arthur Andrew Medical Introduces New Products to REALLY Help Your Animals
Arthur Andrew Medical Introduces New Products to REALLY Help Your Animals

Developed, tested and sold right here in Arizona, Arthur Andrew Medical have worked hard since 2004 to create products that REALLY work! Based on real tests and research with human bodybuilders and athletes, it was not long before the Arthur Andrew team realized that equine athletes could also benefit greatly from the same human athlete formulas. They fine tuned and tested on racehorses and discovered not just temporary, but long term results and benefits to these animals. Now they are offering these formulas to equines, humans and their pets- and they are right here in Scottsdale!

Apr 29, 2015, 19:28

Horse Health
Horse Health- Avert Laminitis
Horse Health- Avert Laminitis

If it wasn't such a debilitating and potentially life-threatening disease illness, we wouldn't keep writing about laminitis. But having lived through it twice, I can tell you that it is scarey, expensive and painful for your horse. So here are the facts again from our expert, Dr. Jennifer Smallwood:

Laminitis, sometimes called founder, is a painful condition caused by inflammation of the laminae, the tissues that secure the coffin bone to the hoof wall. This inflammation is caused by disruption of blood flow to the laminae and can lead to permanent disruption in the bond causing the coffin bone to rotate and or sink. Symptoms can be varied depending on the limbs affected and the degree of inflammation. It can strike in one, both front or all four legs.

Apr 19, 2015, 19:59

Horse Health
Five Tips for a Successful Spring Turnout
Five Tips for a Successful Spring Turnout

Courtesy:Purina Horse Health
Shoreview, Minn. ­— After a long, snowy winter in many parts of the country, people and horses alike are eager to get out and enjoy spring warmth and sunshine. Pastures are greening up, and it’s time for horse owners to open the barn and let their horses dine al fresco.

“It’s tempting to just let horses out and allow them to graze for as long as they want,” said Dr. Karen Davison, equine nutritionist, Purina Animal Nutrition. “But it’s important to introduce horses to pasture grass in a way that doesn’t invite issues like gastrointestinal upset, laminitis or weight gain in already-overweight horses.”

Dr. Davison shares five tips for horse owners to help ensure a successful and healthy spring turnout.

Apr 19, 2015, 19:47

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U.S. Para-Driving Team Selected for 2014 FEI World Para-Equestrian Driving Championships
World Champion Driver Suzy Stafford Guides the Young Gelding “Demi- Mer” to the Win At The Grand Oaks Classic.
FEI World Cup™ Driving 2013/2014 Final: Boyd is best in breathtaking Bordeaux finale
USDF Announces New Para-Dressage Rider of the Year Awards
Interagro Lusitanos Celebrates Stellar Season
Colorado Horse Park to Host "Summer in the Rockies" Hunter/Jumper Competitions
Ian Millar and Baranus Win $25,000 Equiline Holiday I Grand Prix
Ian Millar and Star Power Top $25,000 ESP Holiday II Grand Prix
USET Foundation Receives $1.5 Million Gift: Naming Hamilton Farm Rotunda "The Joan and Corwith Hamill Rotunda"
International Show Jumping Comes To Vegas - Three Thrilling Evenings and So Much More
Hunter Jumper Las Vegas Nationals
Hutchins With a Win in the Platinum Performance/USEF Show Jumping Talent Search Finals West
Jessica Springsteen and Vindicat W Victorious in $200,000 American Gold Cup CSI4*-W
U.S. Wraps Up Strong Performances with Three Medals in Week Two of 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games
Superstar Riders Announced for Central Park Dressage Challenge
The Sanctuary Equine Sports Therapy & Rehabilitation Center's Lori Shifflett Lends World Class Support to World Endurance Team
Liz Austin and Friesian Stallion Thys Capture FEI High Score at Vermont Dressage Days
USEF Names Combinations for 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games U.S. Vaulting Team
The „White Ballet“ of the Spanish Riding School dances into the new autumn season
USEF Names 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games U.S. Endurance Team
English Riding
Hermes U.S. Show Jumping Team Jumps to Second Place in Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup presented by Edge Brewing Barcelona at CSIO4* Ocala
Miami's South Beach Welcomes Longines Global Champions Tour
Laura Kraut and Cedric Capture $125,000 Trump Invitational Grand Prix
Ian Millar and Dixson Win $50,000 Wellington Equestrian Realty Grand Prix CSI 2*
USEF Names 2015 Eventing High Performance Training Lists
The Jonathan Wentz Memorial Challenge for High Performance Para Dressage Needs Your Support
American Hunter Jumper Foundation Announces 2005 Activity
Fans of Olympic Silver Medalist Royal Kaliber Keep His Memory Alive by Donating to the United States Equestrian Team Foundation
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Neue Schule Ambassador Buck Davidson and Ballynoe Castle
USET Foundation Awards Jacqueline B. Mars Training Grant to Matthew Brown
Gaited Horse
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Gift Guide
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Horse Health
Prebiotics may reduce inflammation in aging horses
Circle Oak Equine Opens Surgery and Advanced Imaging Center
40-Year-Old Rotational Deworming Strategy Has Led to Resistance Fecal Egg Count Tests Should be Used to Determine Your Deworming Strategy
Horse Owners Can Still Take Action Against West Nile Threat
Sugar Promotes Chronic Inflammation
Stress-Free Basic Horse-Health Care
Online Training for Equine Thermal Imaging from Teletherm Infrared
Equine Standing MRI Now Operating Opposite Belmont Park
Having Problems Feeding Your Horse Pills? PROBLEM SOLVED!
Innovacyn Announces Winners Of This Year’s Vetericyn® College Scholarship Award
Turmeric is a winning supplement for insulin resistance
New Vetericyn® Plus — More Effective for Wounds, Eye Irritations, Ear Ailments, Cuts and Abrasions for Use on All Animal Species
Can the Damaged Insulin Resistant Horse Be Fixed?
Let it bleed: CSU veterinary profs build booming startup with lifelike surgical models.
Having Problems Feeding Your Horse Pills? PROBLEM SOLVED!
Six Points to Consider Before Using a Calming Supplement
Arthur Andrew Medical Introduces New Products to REALLY Help Your Animals
Horse Health- Avert Laminitis
Five Tips for a Successful Spring Turnout
Horse Racing
Solid debut for California Chrome sister Hope's Love
Owner defends decision to send Chrome to Ascot
Phone Wagering Comes To Turf Paradise
Wiener Dog Races Return To Turf Paradise March 14th 2/16/2015
Chrome right choice for Horse of the Year award
Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Farm and Kentucky Downs Announce Partnership for 2015
Old Friends Retiree Escapedfromnewyork Dead at 10
Turf Paradise Admission & Seating
Arizona Thoroughbred Breeders' Fall Festival a Success
Del Mar's Inaugural "Bing Crosby Season" A Solid Success
Thanksgiving Weekend at Turf Paradise: Get Off The Couch And Get To The Track
Racing's Unsung Heroes: Starter Jay Slender and His Crew
Bing Crosby Season Continues To Sing A Positive Racing Song
California Chrome Nominated To Run In Del Mar's Hollywood Derby
Sherman Considering Two Del Mar Possibilities For 'Chrome'
Thanksgiving Weekend at Turf Paradise: Get Off The Couch And Get To The Track
Longshots Dominate ATBA Sales Stakes
Horse Shows
South Point Arena Upcoming Events
Boarding at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center
Gambling on Horse Racing
Welcome to the Pacific Coast Horse Shows Association
Definite Entries Being Confirmed for Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™
South Point Calendar
Judges Named for 2014 Level 1 (Novice) Championships
Vegas 2014! The Feria del Caballo Español National & Andalusian World Cup Show,
Fiesta Charity Spectacular has a New Year’s Offer for you!
Mini & Pony
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Mounted Shooting
U.S. Team and Individuals Claim Gold at U.S. Saddle Seat Invitational
Update on Mergers/Political Announcement with Patrick Gottsch
Trail Riding – Fitness & Horsemanship
Updates from McQuay Stables:
Wild Horses – Humanity’s Noble Challenge for Today!
Event Benefitting the Wounded Warrior Project
AQHA 75th Anniversary Breyer Model Horse Sweepstakes
AQHA's Summer Checklist
Champion’s Natural Fly Spray is a Safe Alternative to Harmful-Chemical Equestrian Sprays
ASPCA Awards $50,000 to Winners of ‘Help a Horse Day’ Contest
Gila River Governor Stephen Roe Lewis Applauds Navajo Nation’s Support for the Keep the Promise Act
What Does a Herdbound Horse Value?
USDA to Issue Disaster Assistance to Help Honeybee, Livestock and Farm-Raised Fish Producers
Barn & Stable Management-Stable Spring Cleaning
166 wild horses in Nevada given their freedom
Answering Tough Ag Questions
Equine disease outbreaks for 4th quarter of 2014 listed
Paint & Color Breeds
Big money available at the AjPHA Youth World Show
APHA Open-Amateur World Show dates to change in 2017
Registering cropout horses with APHA is easier than ever
9 groundwork tips help develop partnership with your Paint
“Special” start to the Mercuria NCHA World Series
Incoming President Ron Shelly prepared to lead APHA in 2015
Seminars highlight industry education at APHA Convention
Score big with scholarships from the APHF
Positive numbers for APHA in 2014
Revised qualification requirements announced for 2015 APHA World Show
18 Paints earn 2014 Running Champion titles
APHA brings fresh eyes to association programs
5 keys to boosting your reining score with The Game Plan
APHA announces expanded Paint Horse Championship shows for 2015
Lenas Painted Jewel tops ACHA year-end standings
The 2014 World Show was all good for All Rise, and he captures the High-Point English Horse title
Last year’s High-Point Exhibitor, Jack Wright returned to claim the title once more at the 2014 APHA World Championship Show
Gay Bar Lucky Jac took his new age division—and two high-point titles—in stride
MJ Watch Yer Six tops the Super Gelding standings with two world champion titles at the 2014 APHA World Championship Show
Rolex Bar Twister ropes in his second All-Around Horse Title
U.S. Polo Association Comments on Decision to Compel Arbitration of Polo Ralph Lauren Claims
USPA Wins Motion to Dismiss Ralph Lauren Lawsuit
U.S. Trust Team's Kampsen, Ganzi and Finlayson Win Inaugural U.S. Polo Assn. Central Park Polo Challenge
Two Months To Go. Best Seats Going. New Surprises
Polo champion Carlos Gracida, who taught Princes William and Harry, is killed during match
Julia Smith Selected for Team USPA!
Goshen Defeats Henley House 11-10 in OT
High-Goal Polo Season Continues with Joe Barry Cup at International Polo Club Palm Beach
Equine Motorcoach™ Adds Equine Carriage Trailer To Its Lineup
Club Car Improves the Hunting Experience with New Limited Slip Differentials for XRT™800 and XRT850 Utility Vehicles
What’s Behind Jennifer Aniston And Kim Kardashian’s Glossy Manes? Horse Shampoo!
Kiefer Introduces Wide Deluxe II Trailer for Horse and Livestock
Featherlite Trailers unveils new “Legend Edition” horse trailers
Minds + Machines welcomes Parelli Natural Horsemanship as a Pioneer for .horse, the new web address for everything equine
Justin Boots Launches English Collection
Revolutionary Alpha Sheath Shield
Exclusive USEF Savings on Multi Radiance ACTIVet Laser and Accessories
Bobcat M-Series excavator instrumentation improves functionality
Bobcat M-Series excavators advance to Tier 4 with non-DPF emissions solution
Quarter Horse
Raising, Training and Showing American Quarter Horses
AQHA and Breyer are giving away 12 special 75th Anniversary Breyer model horses.
AQHA Trail Challenges
AQHA - Continuing to Put the Horse First
2016 Hall of Fame Inductees Announced - Including Az's Own Parker’s Trouble
AQHA Youth Excellence Seminar
New AQHA Executive Committee
AQHA Names Professionals of the Year
AQHA Presents New Horse Game For Kids
Youth World Cup
Time to Ride Challenge Returns in 2015 with $100,000 Cash and Prizes
Three Days of the Horse
Markel AQHA Cowtown Showdown
AQHA Unveils 2015 Events
Facebook Sweepstakes Winners
AQHA Congratulates Show Leaders
AQHA Executive Vice President Named
New Event Location Announced
New Horse Game For Kids
Celebrating 75 Years
National Reining Horse Association Awards Banquet & Hall of Fame Inductees Celebrated
National Reining Horse Association Derby Non Pro Champions and Prime Time Non Pro Champion
National Reining Horse Association Open Derby Champions
Jose Vazquez NRHA's Second Non Pro Million Dollar Rider
NRHA Announces-Oklahoma Issues New Livestock Entry Requirements
Baeck & Whizasunnysailor BB win the €10,000-added NRHA Open
APHA investing big bucks in the Paint World Show
The 2015 National Reining Horse Association European Open Futurity Has an Excellent Start
$100,000 Time to Ride Challenge Now Open for Registration
National Reining Horse Association Concludes Winter Meeting
What is Green Reining?
NRHA Announces Award Recipients
National Reining Horse Association Concludes Winter Meeting
2015 NRHA Derby and 2015 NRHA Futurity Condition Updates
Win Kentucky Reining Cup Tickets
Jordan Larson Hits a New Milestone
NRHA Sire & Dam Program Congratulates Stallions and Their Owners
Inaugural World Para Reining Event
NRHA Welcomes Newly-Elected Board and Executive Committee Members
Nominate Your Horse Now & Win A New Pair of Boots!
Polaris RANGER Becomes National Sponsor of PRCA ProRodeo
Bownds takes down defending champ by $123
News & notes from the rodeo trail
Wood rock solid in San Antonio
Learmont earns career-defining win in San Antonio
Sundell breaks arena record to win San Angelo
California Rodeo News
News & notes from the rodeo trail, Feb.9
Silcox taking southern route back to WNFR
News & notes from the rodeo trail, Feb. 17
Breding widens his world standings lead
Sanderson, Bertus weekend’s top earners
Sanderson, Bertus weekend’s top earners
Mote returns to top in Denver after 12-year wait
Something old, something new a perfect match
Smith raises a little cain at Fort Worth Xtreme Bulls
Smith Shoots to Top of Standings with Wildfire Roping Success
USTRC Lasso del Sol Roping Championship
WPRA Crowns 2014 Roping World Champions
Josh peaks at Mountain States finale
AQHA Teams Up with USTRC
NFSR relocates to Kansas
Southwest USTRC Finals July 31 – August 3rd
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National Cowgirl Hall of Fame Honoree Reunion to Highlight 40th Induction Anniversary Celebration
Vesicular Stomatitis Update
Second Case of Vesicular Stomatitis in Texas Detected in Horses in Reeves County
Texas Animal Health Commission Awarded Outstanding Achievement Award for Horseback Team
Texas SB1522 National Day of the Cowboy update
Celebrate AQHA's 75th anniversary at the 2015 AQHA Convention in Fort Worth.
Ranch Rally 2015
Learn the Method at the Ranch with Clinton! 2015 Clinics announced!
Wounded Warrior Shares the Healing Power of the Human-Animal Bond
Texas A&M University Veterinary Student Awarded Scholarship
Dr. Dee Ellis Receives 2014 International Association of Emergency Managers - USA Career Excellence Award
TAHC Releases All Vesicular Stomatitis (VS) Quarantines in Texas
Carol Rose Purchases 2014 Legacy Breeders Sale High Seller
Famous Cutting Stallion and Brood Mares Found Starving
Vesicular Stomatitis (VS) in Texas Update
TAHC Receives Excellence in Emergency Management Award
2014 Region 9 AHA Championship Show May 28 – May 31, 2014
Trail Riding
A True Dark Horse Wins!
Swiss Mocha, NATRC’s Tenth Horse Hall of Fame Inductee
National Forest Trail Bill Introduced
AERC Job Opportunity in Marketing
Kriel's Guide to Wickenburg Horse Trails, second edition is now available!
USEF Names Short List for the 2014 Alltech FEI WorldEquestrian Games U.S. Endurance Team
Time to Ride “100 Day Horse Challenge” to launch June 1
Join ACTHA for fun, friends and memories...
Glendale Equestrian Club Ride Schedule
Trail Tips
National recognition for your trail project
YOU Motivate Me!
Snaffle Bit Futurity Finals Tickets Available Now
Hoof-Hearted Awareness Western Dressage Association of America
Who's Who!
Cade McCutcheon Wins NRHA Non Pro Derby aboard Custom Made Gun at Age 15
2015 NRHyA Contest Results
Gayle Ecker Receives Prestigious 2015 Equine Industry Vision Award Lifelong equine wellness educator honored for leadership and innovation
AQHA Recognizes Outstanding Volunteer
AQHA President Recognized by State of Texas
Two for two: Colorado State University veterinary leaders land national honors
Linda Parelli and Dr. Jenny Susser Join Forces for ShowChic’s February Shop Talk
South Point Arena and Equestrian Center Hires Liam MacCall as Events Manager
Stallions and the Concept of Horsenality Peppy’s Journey
Rodes to Manage Santa Fe Summer Series Horse Show
USET Foundation Elects New Officers and Trustees
Pozzi's Rookie Champion Lances Ugly Boy Laid To Rest at 28
Famous Farrier to be Honored
A Horse, Of Course-World’s Greatest Harness Horse
Winter 2014
In Memoriam: Richard Meade (GBR), 1938-2015
Colin’s Story
Sabrina Zeender appointed FEI Secretary General
CD Dee Vee Dee and Jay McLaughlin Win $50,000-added CD Survivor Memorial Bridle Spectacular in Paso Robles
Sneak Peek! 2015 Ward Ranch Raffle Filly
Two Riders Share High Score in Derby Herd Prelims
Derby Open finalists named; Hickory Holly Time & Kelby Phillips lead prelim composite
$10,000 Added Smart Boons Fence Challenge at NRCHA Stakes
Corey Cushing Wins 2015 World's Greatest Horseman Title
FEI appoints Endurance Independent Governance Advisors
NRCHA Board of Directors Election Results
The National Reined Cow Horse Association joins Alliance Partner AQHA in the Cowtown Showdown
NRCHA $2 Million Rider Todd Crawford offers free reined cow horse clinic for National High School Rodeo youth
Members: NRCHA Board of Directors Nomination Forms Coming Soon!
Free Clinic with NRCHA Hall of Fame horseman Bobby Ingersoll
Ranching Heritage Challenge in Amarillo
Grasping the Two-Rein
NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Begins Monday, Sept. 22 Entries up 30% over 2013
More Cow Horse Champions Crowned
AQHA Cattle Novice Championship Update
Boyd Rice wins 2014 NRCHA World's Greatest Horseman Championship aboard Oh Cay N Short
News from the NRCHA Celebration of Champions
The 2015 Adequan/FEI North American Junior & Young Rider Championships is Right Around the Corner!
FEI Bureau unanimously agrees next steps on United Arab Emirates Endurance proposals
FEI Tribunal and CAS decisions
Research Indicates Equine Assisted Intervention Leads to Significant Improvements in Mother-Child Relationship and Interaction
FEI appoints new Veterinary Director
FEI suspends SportAccord membership
FEI and IMG sign five-year production partnership
IOC Sports Director speaks on Olympic Agenda 2020 at FEI Sports Forum
FEI Sports Forum debates the future of Jumping
FEI Sports Forum turns focus to future of Para-Equestrian Dressage and non-Olympic sports
Spanish Riding School in 450th anniversary fever
Dial Named U.S. Endurance Chef d’Equipe/Technical Advisor
Riding high - Liverpool Plains horsewoman takes on the bright lights of American trick riding
An Invitation to Attend the USEF Town Hall Meeting May 18, 2015 - 3:00-6:00 p.m. ET
Ariat signs exclusive licensing and sponsorship agreement with the FEI
Leone Equestrian Law Launches EquestrianCounsel.com
11th International Equitation Science Conference Ethical Equitation for all Equestrian Disciplines
Quest Finds Success with Micaela Love and Parelli Natural Horsemanship
Paralympic stars and experts headline first FEI Para-Equestrian Forum
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