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New HBLB Equine Science Research, Education Awards in 2017
Also, the HBLB announced that the application round for awards to start in 2018 is now open.(image)

BLM Seeks Comment on Eastern Nevada Horse Gather EA
The BLM plans to gather and remove wild horses from within and outside the Antelope and Triple B wild horse complexes in Eastern Nevada.(image)

Utah Owners Urged to Vaccinate Horses
West Nile virus has been detected in mosquitoes in Salt Lake County. Officials are encouraging owners to vaccinate horses.(image)

Forage-Only Diet a 'Win' for Standardbred Racehorses
The key is to ensure the hay, haylage, or grass has enough high-energy nutrient value to cover the horse's needs, researchers say.(image)

Kentucky Confirms Second Equine WNV Case for 2017
The unvaccinated 18-year-old Tennessee Walking Horse mare from Franklin County is recovering.(image)

Time-Saving Tips: Horse Barn Chores
Our staff and sources share ways you can save time and reduce the hassle of barn chores.(image)

How Do Horses Learn Differently Than Humans?
Dr. Camie Heleski offers insight on how horse and human brains differ.(image)

Minnesota Horse Tests Positive for Rabies
The horse from Benton County is the state's first equine rabies case of 2017.(image)

100th Equine Diagnostic, Research Seminar is Sept. 27
A mini-symposium will focus on "Ensuring the Golden Years: Problems and Care of Old Horses."(image)

Humans Might Be to Blame for Some Horse-Related Injuries
Of the so-called human-generated injuries, 63% were considered preventable by riding safety experts.(image)

Saliva-Based Tapeworm Test Available to U.S. Horse Owners
The test is designed to detect evidence of tapeworms in horses' saliva and help guide dewormings.(image)

Help for the Herd Bound Horse
The University of Kentucky's Dr. Camie Heleski offers advice for handling buddy-sour horses.(image)

USEF Approves Further Investigation Into Depo-Provera Use
The board also approved a ban on injectable magnesium sulfate and will assess pergolide use for PPID horses.(image)

New AHS Vaccine Design Showing Promise
Researchers tested a vaccine created with "reverse genetics" with positive results.(image)

How Can I Keep My Senior Horse With PPID Cool?
An owner seeks advice on managing a senior horse with Cushing's disease during a heat wave.(image)

How To Pick a Horse's Hoof
New to horses? Follow these step-by-step instructions on how to safely clean a horse's hoof.(image)

Iberville Parish, Louisiana, Horse Tests Positive for EEE
The affected horse was not vaccinated against EEE.(image)

Condition Friesians With Unique Physical Challenges in Mind
Researchers found that Friesians benefit from different exercise regimens and warmup durations based on their anaerobic thresholds.(image)

Water-Wise Tips for Horse Owners
In most parts of North America it’s that rare time of year when we stop thinking there is too much rain and start worrying that we aren’t getting enough. Here are some tips for horse owners on how you can use water wisely throughout the summer.(image)

Why Do Horses Have to Learn Tasks on Both Sides?
Have you taught a horse a task on his left but had him be clueless about it on his right? Dr. Camie Heleski explains.(image)

Dog Food Blamed for Assateague Pony Death
The mare reportedly consumed a large quantities dog food, which caused an impaction and deadly ruptured intestine.(image)

Poll Recap: Beating the Heat in Horse Barns
Of the 630 respondents, 323 (51%) said they use fans to keep horse barns cool during the summer.(image)

South Carolina Confirms First Equine EEE Case of 2017
The affected horse from Dillon County was not known to have been vaccinated and did not survive.(image)

Wisconsin Reports First Equine WNV Case of 2017
The unvaccinated yearling Standardbred-cross gelding from Clark County was euthanized.(image)

How Does Transport Impact Senior Horse Immune Function?
Senior horses experienced decreased immune function and elevated stress hormones after transport, and these changes could take more than a month to return to normal, researchers found.(image)