Generally, most horse owners deworm their horses whether they need it or not, every eight to 10 weeks. This practice has led to the development of drug resistance in worm (nematode) populations. This article includes an informative graphic showing why that’s a bad idea—and it has to do with genetics.
Emily Adams’ goal with her recent science project was to prove the benefits of wrapping horses’ legs and applying compression. “I just wanted to prove it because a lot of farmers and horse owners wrap their horses’ legs, but they don’t have proof that it actually works,” the Rudder High School junior and Future Farmers…
This year’s Pony Express Re-ride is happening now! The mail left St. Joseph, Mo., on June 10 and is expected to arrive in Old Sacramento on June 20. You can track the ride online!
Making a horse property or business financially sustainable can be challenging. Two barn owners share some of their cost-cutting tips.
Coming to the University of Kentucky (UK) Gluck Equine Research Center was a dream come true for Shelley Turner, MS. “Being a horse crazy individual, I have always wanted to come to UK to pursue further education,” Turner said. “To be able to do so at the prestigious Gluck Equine Research Center is the culmination…
It is extremely difficult to assess pain in horses in an objective, measurable way, particularly at the lower end of the pain index. So what are the current methods of assessing pain in horses?
Spring has arrived at Spruce Meadows and with it green grass, flowers and three new foals to be featured in their annual Canada-wide Name the Foal contest. This year two fillies and one colt will be left unnamed until September allowing Canadian fans from coast to coast to name the foals!
The French Equestrian Federation (FFE), the umbrella organization for all of the country’s leisure and competition horse and pony activities, has banned the practice of trimming horse whiskers. Vibrissae, the technical term for the long tactile hairs around a horse’s eyes, mouth, and nose, are sensory organs that each have distinct nerve and blood supply.…
Undergrads at the University of Kentucky can take part in equine research on topics including nutrition, parasitology, facility design, racetrack surfaces, endocrinology, immunology, musculoskeletal science, plant and soil science, and more.
An easy to swallow tiny camera can now give veterinarians a peek into the inner workings of equine intestines, showing them any ulcers or injuries they may contain.