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Commentary: St Nicholas Abbey's ?Brave Battle

Take a behind-the-scenes look at Irish Thoroughbred racing champion St Nicholas Abbey's battle to overcome a life-threatening fracture that was ultimately ended by a severe bout of colic.

One Size Doesn't Fit All

The host of saddle design options now available reflects the endless variety of horse shapes.

BLM Seeks Ideas on Wild Horse Management

While the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is seeking ideas for managing its wild horse and burro population, some critics maintain that the agency has failed to appropriately implement previously suggested herd management methods.

A Review of Fatal Fetlock Injuries in California Racehorses

One of the most common sites of catastrophic injuries in Thoroughbred racehorses is the fetlock and its surrounding structures.

What's Your Age Again?

Dorado doesn't quite know that he's rapidly approaching the big 2-0. How do you keep your young-at-heart-and-mind seniors from self-destructing?

Equine Thermography

Thermography is a noninvasive, safe, and cost-effective diagnostic imaging tool veterinarians can use to help detect existing problems, guide treatment, and prevent future injuries in horses.

N.M. Police Seek Shooter in Horse-Related Case

Bernalillo County, N.M., law enforcement authorities are seeking a man who allegedly shot another man over the price of a horse.

FEI Announces Officials for 2014 World Equestrian Games

The FEI has appointed the ground juries, technical delegates, chief stewards, course designers, appeal committee, and medical officer.

Poll Recap: Parasite Control Strategies

Of the 764 respondents, 356 (47%) said they use rotational deworming for parasite control, while 260 (34%) indicated they perform fecal egg counts and deworm based on the results.

Winter Horseback Riding Tips

With a little bit more consideration for both horse and rider winter riding can be an enjoyable experience.

Formulating Equine Diets

The most important component of a horse's diet is forage. However, in some cases, diets need to be supplemented with other feeds. Here's what to consider when building an equine diet.

A New Meaning to 'Paint Horse'

One German horse owner paints zebra stripes on her horses to repel flies.

10 Winter Horse Care Resources on TheHorse.com

The staff at TheHorse.com took a look through our archives to find some important winter horse care articles that can help you keep your horses happy and healthy this winter.

Retired Olympic Show Jumper Jalisca Solier Euthanized

The 17-year-old Selle Francais mare broke a bone in her front right leg in a pasture accident on Jan. 26.

Trailer Troubles

My 16-year-old mare has been horrible about trailer loading since the day we purchased her 11 years ago. Do you have any recommendations for how we can help her overcome her trailer loading problem?

Racehorse Drug Policies Questioned at HBPA Convention

Panelists and audience members suggested that questionable studies might be the basis for medication policies that affect horsemen and racehorses.

Olympic Eventer Lionheart Euthanized

The 12-year-old Westphalian gelding was euthanized Jan. 18 in Florida following two colic surgeries.

Understanding Immunosenescence in Horses

Veterinarians have become incredibly well-versed in managing senior horses. But there are still some points that researchers are working to understand. For instance, exactly what impact does aging have on the immune system?

University of Illinois to Host Horseman's Clinic

Lecture topics will include exercise intolerance, wound care, emergencies and what to do while waiting for the vet, maintaining healthy hooves, keep horses happy and healthy, ophthalmology, and more.

CE Credit Offered for Equine Digital Best Practices Webinar

The Registry of Approved Continuing Education approved one hour of CE credit for equine veterinarians, veterinarian technicians, and practice administrators attending the webinar.

Can Imaging Mesenteric Lymph Nodes Save Horses' Lives?

Researchers found that veterinarians can easily image the cecal mesentery from the right side of the horse to garner information that could lead to a lymphadenopathy diagnosis.

Weed of the Month: Eastern Poison Ivy

Animals such as cats, dogs, and horses are not sensitive to poison ivy, but can transfer the irritating urushiol oil to humans.

UK Forage Bowl Team Wins National Title

The UK Forage Bowl team took the top spot at the National Forage Bowl.

Could Bovine, Porcine Rotavirus Affect Horses?

We know that rotavirus is a highly contagious virus that can spread rapidly through your foaling barn. But results of new genomic research from Asian scientists suggests that horses could also be susceptible to rotavirus from both cows and pigs.

The Incidence of Colic

One study showed that equine colic has an estimated prevalence of 4.2 events per 100 horses per year. But research also suggests that breed and age could play a role in colic incidence.