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24 horses killed in barn fire CT

UPDATE: Two Dozen Horses Killed in Connecticut Barn Fire

Twenty four horses perished on Dec. 27 in one of the nation’s worst barn fires in recent history. The early-morning blaze at the Patricelli family’s Folly Farm in Simsbury, CT, impacted the main barn, where two d...
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North Carolina Veterinarian Cardenas' License Suspended

Injury to Horse Results in Suspension of NC Veterinarian's License

The North Carolina Veterinary Medical Board has suspended the license of Wake County equine veterinarian Dr. Fernando Cardenas for multiple violations of the state’s Veterinary Practice Act. They include gross negl...
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Firefighters were called to Del Real Stables

18 Horses Perish in Illinois Stable Fire

Boarding stable A barn fire killed eighteen horses early Wednesday morning at a boarding stable near Plainfield, IL according to fire officials. Firefighters responded to Del Real Stables around 1 a.m., although by...
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His owner, Dr. Peter Bernstein, had the sorrel horse named Peppy examined by his primary care veterinarian. He identified two stones in the gelding's bladder. They decided it was best for the Quarter Horse to go to UC Davis Veterinary Hospital for treatment.

Bladder Stone Surgery Alleviates Cutting Horse's Pain

Difficulty urinating, bloody urine A 21-year-old cutting horse gelding was experiencing problematic symptoms including difficulty urinating and bloody urine. His owner, Dr. Peter Bernstein, had the sorrel horse named...
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Mickey and Tango died after allegedly eating tainted Nutrena SafeChoice Senior Horse Feed dry pellets in April 2017.

Update: Nutrena Investigates Ionophore Tainted Horse Feed

Lab results detected two ionophores in a bag of Nutrena horse feed after two horses died last month. The horses' SafeChoice Senior horse feed tested positive for monensin and showed trace amounts of lasalocid....
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Temperature and moisture both directly impact the anatomy and health of hooves.

How to Protect your Horse's Hooves from Negative Impacts of Weather, Temperature

When horseshoes don’t fit correctly, horses distribute their weight unevenly and land on their feet differently. If they put excessive force and stress on one area of the hoof wall, it can cause a vertical crack, otherwis...
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Cargill pulled Soothing Pink Gastric Supplement from the market due to a ractopamine contamination.

Ractopamine found in Soothing Pink Horse Supplement

Gastric Calming Supplement is culprit in FEI suspensions Cargill states a tainted gastric supplement sold under its brand Progressive Nutrition is the reason two U.S. dressage riders were suspended from FEI co...
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Monensin Toxicity Blamed for California Horses' Deaths: Lab

Western Milling Fined $526K for Contaminated Horse Feed: CDFA

The CDFA states horse feed manufacturer Western Milling must pay a $526K fine for producing monensin contaminated horse feed. ...
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March 2017 Brook Ledge Horse Transportation Accident Kentucky

Horse Transporter Involved in Kentucky Accident

Three Horses Loaded An accident caused a Brook Ledge horse trailer to overturn Thursday in Kentucky. Lexington firefighters cut the trailer before three horses, including a foal, walked out on their own. Another B...
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3 Horses Injured in Brook Ledge Horse Transport Accident in California 1-2017

Brook Ledge Horse Transport Accident Injures Show Horses

No horses euthanized A California accident involving Brook Ledge Horse Transport leaves three show horses injured. Brook Ledge was transporting seven horses when the accident happened Wednesday morning near Redlan...
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Barn Fire Kills 5 Horses including Police Horse

Police Horse Among 5 Killed in Indiana Barn Fire

A barn fire in southern Indiana killed five horses, including a police horse, at Davis Ranch in Hardinsburg....
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A barn fire kills 23 horses at Mercury Equine Center, a Lexington Thoroughbred training center.

23 Horses Perish in Mercury Equine Center Stable Fire

A barn fire at the Mercury Equine Center in Kentucky killed 23 horses Sunday....
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To regain and maintain sole thickness, pour-in pads can be a helpful way to protect the remaining sole and allow more sole growth.

Thickening Horse Soles with Proper Trimming, Pour-in Pads

Lameness is a key sign of thin soles. If the condition isn’t diagnosed, horses are often uncomfortable walking, especially on hard, abrasive surfaces. Some develop sole bruising. When these symptoms are prevalent, it’s...
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Michael Blowen receives an award for his work with Old Friends

Founder of Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Center Awarded AAEP Lavin Cup

The American Association of Equine Practitioners named Thoroughbred racehorse advocate and Old Friends founder Michael Blowen as it's 2016 Lavin Cup recipient. ...
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Maffitt Lake Equestrian Center Barn Fire Total Loss

Thoroughbred Ozzie Found after Barn Fire at Maffitt Lake Equestrian Center

  Help Find Missing Event Horse Ozzie Thirty horses at an Iowa boarding stable escaped a massive barn fire Friday night. Officials received reports regarding the fire that started around 5:40 p.m. at Maffitt...
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Canker is a chronic infection of the frog of the hoof.

Treating Equine Canker of the Hoof

Canker is a chronic infection of the frog of the hoof. The frog is the soft, cushioned area at the rear of the sole of the horse’s hoof. ...
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Contaminated Horse Feed Questions regarding Nutrena

Nutrena Acknowledges Tainted Feed Allegations

Nutrena states it is conducting an investigation after receiving complaints. It comes after a horse owner's allegations of contaminated feed caused panic for some horse owners on social media this week. ...
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Ralph's Responders gives gift of Preparedness

Ralph's Responders Gives Emergency Gift

'Ready and Living Prepared: Horses (RALPH)' Trained to rescue large animals when emergencies strike, a volunteer is giving the gift of emergency preparedness in memory of her Quarter Horse, Ralph. Sara Deen is helpi...
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Prep for Hurricane Season and Horses: 5 Tips for Before the Storm

5 Hurricane Prep Tips for Horse Owners

Weeks after Louisiana was hit by a super storm, experts have upped their hurricane projections. Here are 5 tips to keep your horses safe....
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Florida Veterinary Action against Horse Vet Scott Langton, DVM

Florida Regulators Discipline Equine Vet

The Florida Board of Veterinary Medicine placed equine vet Scott Langton, DVM on probation for one-year for failing to keep written medical records....
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