Longtime Horsewoman Helen Kleberg Groves Passes Away

Longtime Horsewoman Helen Kleberg Groves Passes Away

Helen Kleberg Groves passed away peacefully at home in San Antonio, Texas, on Friday, May 6, 2022. She was born 94 years prior in the same city on October 20, 1927, the only child of Robert Justus Kleberg Jr. and Helen Campbell Kleberg.
Ajax Downs Set For First Full Quarter Horse Racing Season In Two Years

Ajax Downs Set For First Full Quarter Horse Racing Season In Two Years

Hold on to your hats, the Quarter Horses are back. The fastest breed of horse returns to Ajax Downs on May 11, post time 1:30 p.m. (EDT), for the opening day of its 25-day season, the 53rd in the track's history.
Wyoming Downs Opens June 4 With Longest Season

Wyoming Downs Opens June 4 With Longest Season

With purses at an historic high of $1.35 million dollars, Wyoming Downs, the only private racetrack in Wyoming, will host its longest ever 20-day live racing season every Saturday and Sunday beginning Saturday, June 4 through August 7.
2022 Wyoming Live Race Dates Amended

2022 Wyoming Live Race Dates Amended

During the Wyoming Gaming Commission meeting held Thursday (May 5) in Casper, Wyoming the Wyoming Gaming Commissioners approved the request by Wyoming Horse Racing to amend the live race dates at Sweetwater Downs.
Champion Tempting Dash Dies

Champion Tempting Dash Dies

Granada Farms announced their champion and champion sire Tempting Dash was euthanized today (May 5). The cause of death was diaphragmatic hernia which is not treatable with surgery. Photo by Amanda Glidden

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Anhidrosis Dealing with the Inability to Sweat

Anhidrosis Dealing with the Inability to Sweat

Sweating is an important function of the horse’s body during hot weather and/or exertion to keep him from becoming too hot. A small amount of body heat is removed through air exchange via the respiratory system, but more than 70% of excess body heat is dissipated by sweat evaporating from the skin. Some horses in hot climates lose their ability to sweat (anhidrosis) and are at risk for heat stress and heat stroke.
Right Dorsal Colitis in Horses

Right Dorsal Colitis in Horses

Horses occasionally develop inflammation and ulceration of the gut lining, most commonly in the stomach (gastric ulcers). Colitis, or inflammation of the colon, is rarer, but can be very serious. For some reason, this problem tends to occur more in the right dorsal colon.
The Significance Of Gut Sounds

The Significance Of Gut Sounds

As we continue to explore basic vital signs that help you and your veterinarian assess a horse’s health, let’s examine another critical parameter: intestinal activity. This is evaluated by listening to gut sounds using a stethoscope placed in the flank area on both sides of a horse, in each of four quadrants.

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