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An Update Seen Through the Eyes of One Biologist

January 18th, 2015 (12)
Robert Bauer is a biologist whose works have been published before on Habitat for Horses. Today’s article is on the myth of overpopulation of wild horses. He, and other prominent biologists, claim that the actual numbers of wild horses ...

Editorial: Control wild horses with contraception

January 17th, 2015 (2)
Wild horse advocates are facing a new challenge. Either accept contraceptive methods as a tool to controlling the wild horse population or demand that the horses be left alone. This editorial is on the pro-conceptive side. We will bringing ...

Horses’ Deaths at Aqueduct Prompt New Rules

January 17th, 2015 (3)
Over worked and over “medicated” horses dying at race tracks – the horrid state of horse racing. Especially in the mid to lower levels of the sport. Trusting the horse trainers to monitor themselves was a terrible idea from ...

Part II: Study shows the value of horse slaughter to race horse breeders

January 16th, 2015 (5)
A 5 year old horse being “retired” from racing. We all know what that means. It is outrageous that we allow over breeding on this scale to continue so people who control the gambling of horse racing can continue ...

Study shows the value of horse slaughter to race horse breeders

January 16th, 2015 (7)
This is a very solid piece of journalism by Animals 24-7 in Australia. The relationship of gambling in horse racing and horse slaughter is one that has not been discussed often enough. A larger pool of speculative breeding of ...

In cold weather, take precautions hauling horses

January 16th, 2015 Comments Off
Most of the country – with the exception of southern Florida – is really cold right now. We are in the heart of winter. Horses, however, can survive even in bitter cold. Their winter coats, if intact, will provide ...

U.S. court rules horse association free to reject clones from registry

January 15th, 2015 (1)
It should be no surprise that the science of cloning has come to the world of horses. Texas A&M has ongoing research in which they cloned 7 donor horses creating 15 foals. Differences that can take place during the ...

Very cute! Devon donkey celebrates 50th birthday

January 15th, 2015 (1)
Just as humans are living longer, so are equine. Our understanding of care and feeding for all kinds of horses has grown in recent years. It is wonderful to see such a cutie pie living so long. Its a ...

Cobalt has a dangerous history for both humans and horses

January 15th, 2015 (2)
This is a follow up piece so our readers can understand the history of cobalt as a doping agent in horse racing. Cobalt salts (or cobalt chloride) is extremely dangerous to use on horses. Death is a common side ...

Trainers have horses test positive to cobalt chloride

January 14th, 2015 (1)
Seriously, cobalt? Yes, cobalt can be abused. Cobalt chloride makes a horse (or a human) act as though it has been oxygen deprived. This increases the amount of EPO created by the body. EPO is the hormone that controls ...