The Racing Journal Logo

Health Tips Articles



Breeders' Cup drug-ban policy -- August 26, 2009
Effective with the 2009 Breeders’ Cup World Championships, for any horse participating in a World Championships race that is found by the racing regulatory agency in the jurisdiction where the race is...
Equine Viral Arteritis -- July 11, 2006
Equine viral arteritis (EVA) is an infectious viral disease of horses that causes a variety of clinical symptoms, most significantly abortions. The disease is transmitted through both the respiratory ...
Racing Medication & Testing Consortium -- June 29, 2006
By Amy Owens During its meeting on Tuesday, June 27, 2006, at the Dallas/Fort Worth Airport, the Board of Directors of the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC) finalized a two-par...
Farnam’s stable of dewormers increases the introduction of TAPECARE PLUS™ -- May 16, 2006
Sold Under the Only FDA NADA Single Active Ingredient Formula* To Remove and Control Tapeworms and More PHOENIX - May 11, 2006 - For more than 20 years horse owners have trusted Farnam for dependa...
Understanding and controlling Colic -- February 20, 2006
Your Horses Health presented by Beyer OWNERS, BEWARE. THE NUMBER ONE KILLER OF HORSES IS COLIC! But colic is not a disease. Rather it is a combination of signs that alert us to abdominal pain in th...
Adequan for Joint Repair -- February 8, 2006
Sound horses have balanced joint function for a wide range of motion and activity. But the wear and tear of daily use, a misstep, incorrect shoeing or abnormal forces, over time, can cause traum...
Fescue in the Horse's Diet -- February 1, 2006
Bayer "Your Horse's Health" Minimizing the Risk to Your Horse's Health Tall fescue is a grass which grows on approximately 35 million acres of land in the United States. As many as 700,000 horse...
Vet Tip of the Month -- January 6, 2006
Equine Health Care Bayer "Your Horse's Health" The Bayer Vet Tip of the Month presents a new equine health tip each month from Dr. Kenton Morgan, Bayer Veterinary Services. The information present...
Coffin Bone Fractures -- January 5, 2006
by Heather Smith Thomas The coffin bone inside the hoof (sometimes called the pedal bone, but now more commonly called the third phalanx or PIII) is a somewhat delicate structure. For ...
Adequate Roughage Prevents/Minimizes Wood Chewing -- January 1, 2006
Hungry horses will chew on fence posts and rails, trees in the pasture, stall walls and mangers. Even a well fed horse that has all his nutrient requirements met by pellets or some other conc...