Equine Health News
Published 01/10/2015 - 9:00 a.m. CDT

Going into a pre-purchase exam as a prospective buyer means you need to have a line of acceptability – what you can handle and what is a deal breaker for you. Photo © Hassinger
In Part 1 of this series, we discussed preparing for your appointment and tips on how to make the most of your exam. Now, let’s move on and discuss prepurchase exams, knowing your horse's medical history, and the best way of handling the bill.

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Equine Health News
Equine Health News
Published 12/12/2014 - 3:24 p.m. CDT

What you can do to prepare for that dreaded appointment is first, make sure your horse has basic ground manners at home.
Walking up to a mobile vet trailer at a horse show can be very daunting to even the most seasoned show person. The flapping tent, the scary ramp, the smell of disinfectant and the fact that your horse is in need of veterinary services can be intimidating and disheartening. Never fear; the vets are here and ready to serve you.

Rating: 16
Published 03/07/2014 - 8:00 a.m. CDT

"Not only will the horses have the best care possible by the team at The Salutory but they will also be surrounded by nature and housed in a first class facility," Cathrin says.
After six years of planning and renovating their estate known as, Gut Jaidhof, Cathrin and Guntard Gutmann are pleased to announce the opening of The Salutory in Austria. Gut Jaidhof will be holding an opening celebration on March 22 and invites everyone to attend and take a tour of the facility.

Rating: 21
Equine Health News
Equine Health News
Published 01/16/2013 - 8:00 a.m. CDT

Ava and Oprah became a new team through the RE-RIDE program.
The RE-RIDE Quarter Horse Adoption Program is a 501(c)3 non profit organization that offers a second chance for registered Quarter Horses that have become displaced for a variety of reasons, or no longer suite the needs of their owners. "We've been able to place several very nice show horses in new homes bringing new people into the industry," says, Kerri Burke, who is the Executive Director of RE-RIDE Quarter Horse Adoption Program.
Rating: 18
Published 01/05/2013 - 7:26 a.m. CDT

"After I did some work with a project in India in 2009 that provided vet care to work animals in rural communities, I learned the value of work animals to the communities that rely on them," Dalzell states.

Is one of your New Year's Resolutions for 2013 to help people and give back to your community? Would you like to find something horse related? Well, look no further. AQHA Amateur exhibitor, Sara Dalzell has taken the guesswork out of helping horsemen in need. "This coming year at AQHA shows I will be collecting any horse equipment that you don't need or use to send to the Mthatha Horse Rehabilitation and Rescue Centre in South Africa," says Dalzell.

Rating: 14
Equine Health News
Equine Health News
Published 04/25/2012 - 7:55 a.m. CDT

"I think our current medication rules are good but need improvement," says trainer Charlie Cole of Highpoint Performance Horses. Photo © GoHorseShow.com
GoHorseShow asked a variety of trainers their opinion of the current therapeutic medications that are allowed to be administered to horses during competitions. AQHA, APHA and FEI/USEF have varying rules on therapeutic medications. Many of the people we spoke to believe that these rules need to be looked at further as they are not in the best interest of the horse, especially the all-around performers.  What are your thoughts? 

Rating: 35
Published 12/09/2011 - 2:42 p.m. CDT

Major is now enjoying gentle rides with First Light Farm volunteers while Andrea seeks sponsors for his daily upkeep.
Major has had his fair share of bad luck. Dropped suspensories and a persistent case of heaves means that he requires special care. These health issues played a part in decision of his owner surrendering him to a small but active equine shelter in Perry, Maine.

Equine Health News
Equine Health News
Published 05/12/2011 - 11:31 a.m. CDT

AQHA judge and hay seller, Mark DeFreece says that, "Blister beetles can be found in alfalfa at any time. It happens all the time, and it is just a fact of life." Photo © Marlin E. Rice
We recently reported that Kara Oldford's horse, Im Shy But Deluxe, had to be euthanized due to blister beetle induced laminitis. In light of this tragedy, GoHorseShow.com talked to two leading hay sellers, Mark DeFreece and Wes Wetherell to learn the secret to not buying hay infested with lethal blister beetles.

Rating: 13
Published 12/15/2010 - 3:20 p.m. CDT

Winning the English category is Lyndsey Tait, who is from Moorestown, NJ. Photo © Jeff Kirkbride
When Merial put out the call to be the next face and voice for ULCERGARD® (omeprazole), the response was amazing. Horse owners, equine competitors and veterinary professionals from throughout the country submitted heartfelt entries that demonstrated their love and trust of the product, as well as their commitment to guarding their horses against stomach ulcers.