Tag: Horse Health

Jan 07, 2022

Travel Tips for a Healthy and Happy Horse

When you’re traveling with your horse, there’s more to do than simply hitch up the trailer and hit the road. SmartPak has the top tips you need for you and your horse’s best (and safest) road trip ever. With a little bit of planning and preparation, you can get your horse from point A to point B with confidence.

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Oct 03, 2021 Education

My Horse Has a Fever: Now What?

“As a hands-on horse owner, you know your animals better than anyone,” began Dr. Elizabeth MacDonald, Clinical Instructor of Equine Medicine at Virginia Tech’s Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center in Leesburg, Virginia. “So, when your horse is a bit slow coming in from the field, not as excited as normal, not interested in finishing their meal, you know something’s wrong. The first thing you can do is check your horse’s vital parameters, and checking a rectal temperature is something everyone can easily do.”

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Aug 22, 2021 Association News

Funding Approved by USEA Board of Governors for Equine Medical Research

Equine medical research has historically been underfunded. To address this underfunding, the Equine Medical Research Fund (EMRF) was created. Since 2014, United States Eventing Association (USEA) members have contributed a total of $284,052 one dollar at a time to the EMRF through their starter fees. An additional $22,700 was also donated by members through restricted donations.

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May 03, 2021 Eventing News

Sport Horse Health and Performance Series

Please join the Equine High Performance Sports Group for their new Sport Horse Series. Interact with human athlete trainers, champions in equestrian sport, and their coaches, veterinarians, farriers, and grooms to translate and apply their knowledge in training, treatment, preventative medicine, services, etc. of equine athletes under your care.

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Apr 17, 2021 Education

Staying Sound: The Importance of Foot Balance

There’s a saying that goes, “No hoof, no horse,” and in many ways it’s true. The hoof supports the entirety of the horse’s body and allows him to move athletically, flexing and extending to support movement. The hoof resists compression caused by the horse’s weight, absorbs and stores impact energy, and provides stability.

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Mar 29, 2021 Association News

USEA Podcast #280: Top Tip from Top Grooms #2

We're back this week on the USEA Official Podcast with another episode of "Top Tips from Top Grooms!" Nicole is joined by eventing groom extraordinaires Alex Van Tuyll, Emma Ford, and USEA President Max Corcoran to share some more expert tips on horse grooming and horse care.

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Mar 24, 2021 Safety

VIDEO: Safety Efforts in Three-Day Eventing

In December 2020, Dr. Erin Contino, a practicing veterinarian and an active eventer in Area IX, gave a presentation at the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Virtual Convention on advances in safety in the sport of three-day eventing.

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Mar 05, 2021 Eventing News

US Equestrian Live Webinar: EHV-1 Outbreak Information

On Monday, March 8 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern, USEF will host a member webinar providing updates on the impacts of the case of EHV-1 (neurological) reported in Ocala, Florida. This case is similar in nature, but unrelated to the neurological strain of EHV-1 impacting Valencia (ESP) and other European countries.

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Mar 03, 2021 Eventing News

Biosecurity Protocols Reminder Following Recent EHV-1 Outbreak in Europe

A case of EHV-1 (neurological) has been reported in Ocala, Florida, similar in nature, but unrelated to the neurological strain of EHV-1 impacting Valencia (ESP) and other European countries. The horse was not shipped from Europe and was not on show grounds at the onset of symptoms. USEF is working closely with the Florida Department of Agriculture and state authorities who are completing contact tracing and identifying the potential source of the virus exposure.

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Feb 01, 2021 Association News

USEA Podcast #276: Horse Fitness: Building a Base

With the season getting underway, we've got a special episode of the USEA Podcast all about fitness for your horse! We have two of the best in the business on the show for you this week - Irish five-star eventer Sam Watson and FEI veterinarian Tim Randle - to talk about how best to build your horse's base of fitness and how to ramp up to hit peak fitness in time for your season's competition goals.

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Dec 12, 2020 Education

VIDEO: Supporting Healthy Joint Function with Adequan I.M.

Active horses need healthy cartilage to maintain joint function. In joints with degenerative joint disease, also known as osteoarthritis, the complex process of cartilage repair is unable to keep up with damage. This video from Adequan explains the process of cartilage breakdown and how Adequan can help reduce inflammation, restore joint lubrication, repair cartilage, and reverse the disease cycle.

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