Texas A&M study to evaluate bisphosphonate risk in young horses

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Excerpted from AgriLifeToday.tamu.edu » A common practice within the horse industry meant to strengthen the bones of mature horses could actually lead to bone breakdown in juvenile horses, according to a Texas A&M University Department of Animal Science in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences research project. Jessica Leatherwood, Ph.D., assistant professor of equine science, is joining with… Continue reading Texas A&M study to evaluate bisphosphonate risk in young horses

China to test horses in border areas for African Horse Sickness

A horse in Thailand is isolated behind netting that keeps out midges that spread African horse sickness. WIPAWAN PAWITAYALARP

BEIJING (April 23, 2020) — China's agriculture ministry said on Thursday it will start taking samples from horses along its southern borders to check for African Horse Sickness after the deadly disease was detected in Thailand. The highly infectious condition has killed more than 200 horses in Thailand — the first time it has appeared… Continue reading China to test horses in border areas for African Horse Sickness

Thailand scrambles to contain major outbreak of horse-killing virus

A horse in Thailand is isolated behind netting that keeps out midges that spread African horse sickness. WIPAWAN PAWITAYALARP

By Christa Lesté-Lasserre, Science Magazine, Apr. 16, 2020 Thailand, already battling the spread of coronavirus, is now contending with another deadly viral outbreak—in horses. With hundreds of horse deaths reported there in the last 3 weeks, horse owners are rushing to seal their animals indoors with netting, away from biting midges that spread the virus for… Continue reading Thailand scrambles to contain major outbreak of horse-killing virus

Calhoun suspended after horse tests positive for cannabidiol

HORSE RACING NATION (Apr 14, 2020) — In a ruling posted Tuesday, the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission suspended trainer Bret Calhoun for 30 days and fined him $500 stemming from a positive test for cannabidiol in a winning filly last July at Ellis Park. Calhoun will serve 10 days of the suspension through April 23. Citing… Continue reading Calhoun suspended after horse tests positive for cannabidiol

Texas horses confirmed with Equine Infectious Anemia

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The two affected Quarter Horses have been euthanized. THE HORSE magazine (thehorse.com) reports: Officials at the Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) confirmed two Quarter Horses in Harris County with equine infectious anemia (EIA) on March 26. The premises has been quarantined until TAHC’s requirements are met, and the owner and local veterinarian are working closely… Continue reading Texas horses confirmed with Equine Infectious Anemia

African horse sickness quadruples in Thailand

The Horse reports: The death toll in the African Horse Sickness (AHS) outbreak in Thailand has nearly quadrupled in a little more than a week, reaching 154 deaths and a fatality rate of 94% in horses showing clinical signs, according to reports by the Thai government and the Thailand Equestrian Federation (TEF). African horse sickness is a… Continue reading African horse sickness quadruples in Thailand

Thailand Hit by African Horse Sickness

Dozens to as many as 100 reported dead Definitively identified by Thai veterinarians on March 27, this represents the first outbreak of AHS outside the African continent in more than 30 years. Posted by Christa Lesté-Lasserre, MA, THE HORSE magazine online reports: An outbreak of African Horse Sickness (AHS) in Thailand has caused at least 42… Continue reading Thailand Hit by African Horse Sickness