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The Horse is concerned with all aspects of equine health, and it is written for hands-on horse owners, trainers, riders, breeders, and barn managers who want to know more about taking the best care of his or her horses. Extensive information on topics of


Nutrition and the Equine Topline
Find out how proper nutrition, including high-quality protein, could help improve muscling over your horse's back.(image)

Nevada Owners Urged to Vaccinate Horses Against WNV
With heavy rain and snowfall earlier in the year, mosquito habitats and breeding sites with standing water are abundant.(image)

Feeding the Endocrine-Challenged Horse
Laminitis risk is the No. 1 reason we worry about equine metabolic conditions such as EMS and PPID when feeding horses.(image)

Animal Resource Exercise Will Help Prepare for Emergencies
A virtual exercise will help prepare first responders for dealing with animals, including horses, in the event of a disaster.(image)

Cardiotoxins in Horses
Learn about several substances that can cause heart muscle damage and death in horses.(image)

Georgia Man Charged in Foal Death
A Georgia man is facing charges after a foal was found dead on his Murray County property. A pair of allegedly maltreated adult horses were also found there.(image)

UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Bora Nam
Nam is studying equine arteritis virus evolution during persistent infection of stallions' reproductive tracts.(image)

Time to Retire?
Find out when and how to transition your horse from the show ring to a more leisurely lifestyle.(image)

Equitation Science Society Position on Training Techniques
The International Equine Science Society released a statement on techniques that could compromise horse welfare.(image)

PPID Horses' Hair Cortisol Levels Examined
Scientists theorized that hair cortisol levels could help identify early stage pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction.(image)

Horseracing Integrity Act of 2017 Introduced
The new bill would apply to Quarter Horse and Standardbred races and prohibit the use of any substance within 24 hours of a race.(image)

BLM Budget Cuts Put Wild Horses at Risk, Advocates Say
Proposed budget cuts would save $4 million by eliminating restrictions on horse sales and other management options.(image)

UKVDL Map of the Month: Rabies 1989-2016
The map displays the historical rabies data for all species affected in Kentucky over the past 27 years.(image)

Warm-Season Tips for Managing Cool-Season Horse Pastures
Cool-season pastures grow rapidly in the spring and fall, and management techniques must change with the seasons.(image)

What's New in Equine Parasite Control?
Learn the most up-to-date information about when and how to deworm your horses.(image)

Genetic Risk Factor for Equine Eye Cancer Identified
Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is the most common cancer found in equine eyes and the second most common tumor of the horse overall.(image)

USDA Releases Second Report From Equine 2015 Study
The report includes figures on equid use, vaccination, equid mortality rates, EIA testing, and more.(image)

Prepurchase Exams: Not Just Looking for Lameness
Find out what conditions, beyond lameness, a veterinarian might uncover during a prepurchase exam.(image)

Applying Research Knowledge During Equine Wellness Clinics
A PhD student describes her recent experience applying her research skills during an equine community outreach event.(image)

Cantering Beats Other Gaits in Racehorse 'Detraining' Method
Researchers found that cantering kept racehorses in periods of reduced exercise intensity fitter than walking or staying stalled.(image)

Suspicions About Stiltgrass
Can Japanese stiltgrass cause digestive upset in horses?(image)

Equine Ringbone: Process, Progress, and Prognosis
Learn more about how veterinarians and farriers manage this degenerative arthritic condition.(image)

Is it PPID or EMS? Diagnosing Equine Endocrine Disease
Learn the latest about equine pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction (PPID, or equine Cushing's disease) and equine metabolic syndrome (EMS) from leading geriatric horse researcher Dr. Dianne McFarlane of Oklahoma State University.(image)

Additional Colorado Horses Test Positive for EIA
Horses on two epidemiologically linked premises in Weld County have also tested positive.(image)

The Otherwise Apparently Healthy Collapsing Horse
Causes of collapse in apparently healthy horses range from sleep deprivation and pain to muscle disorders and pregnancy.(image)