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Jul 29, 2015
Stay Weather-Aware at Events
By Equine Disease Quarterly
horse showsLet’s just jump to the bottom line: If you hear thunder you (and your horse) can be struck by lightning. Summer is the long-awaited horseback riding, horse event, and trail riding season.

Summer is also peak season for lightning strikes in the U.S., although lightning can occur year-round. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), an estimated 25 million lightning strikes occur in the U.S. every year.
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Jul 28, 2015
5 Myths About Colic You May Still Believe
DAVID RAMEY
Colic has been recognized in horses for a long, lone time, but it’s only fairly recently that have veterinarians have been able to accurately diagnosis, and effectively treat, colic cases. For example, Chinese observers of a few centuries back recognized the signs of colic, and saw that affected horses couldn’t defecate, and even wrote about the problem in an early 17th century text. However, since the Chinese didn’t understand the horse’s anatomy, they didn’t really know what was going on. So, they concluded to effectively treat colic, a person should insert his arm into the horse’s rectum and attempt to remove feces from one of several “points” at which a blockage might occur. More info...

Jul 16, 2015
Second Annual Rolex Central Park Horse Show - September 23rd to 27th, 2015
New York, NY
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As one of the most anticipated equestrian events of the year, the Rolex Central Park Horse Show will make a triumphant return to New York City's iconic Central Park on September 23-27th 2015. The second-annual event will feature five days of multi-discipline equestrian sport and performances, ranging from Arabians and Dressage to Hunters and Show Jumping. The Rolex Central Park Horse Show will now host the inaugural U.S. Open in the in the following categories. US Open: Jumpers, US Open: Dressage, US Open: Hunters, US Open - U25 Jumpers, and US Open: Arabians. More info...


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