Today’s horses are experiencing more stress than ever!
Whether they are show horses, or endurance horses and even horses used for camping, all are subject to added stressors.
With the show season in full swing it’s a good time to stop and take a look at how stressors may affect competitive horses.
Horses are very emotional creatures who are adversely affected by stress.
Understanding this is imperative to having a healthy and happy competitive equine. How individual horses respond to potentially stressful situations differs, but many health ailments are originated from stress of one kind or another.
Stress can be defined as a general term which describes the combination of psychological and biological responses of an animal during real or perceived threatening circumstances. While the physiological response to stress is a highly complex subject, and certainly is not completely understood, scientists agree that there are two types of stressors.
Physical stressors are things such as injury, over-exertion or a change in the environment. Psychological stressors typically include situations that make the animal anxious or fearful. Uncertainty and fear of the unknown can be categorized as two of the major psychological stressors. Competing horses, and even horses who travel for seemingly leisurely activities such as camping, are exposed to both physical and psychological stressors.
The primary concerns with stress are the effects on the endocrine system.
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What would happen in the show rings across the country if all the horses currently using Medroxy (MPA) were suddenly pulled off of it…?
This could cause many show ring nightmares for the horses pulled off of their MPA, but as well, miss-behaving horses can often upset the entire show.
Following the 2017 USEF Annual Meeting in January, USEF President Murray Kessler created a panel to investigate, analyze, and make recommendations to the Board of Directors concerning the use of MPA. The panel recommended that beginning September 1, 2017, the USEF would require medication report forms to be filed for horses treated with MPA if the horse had received treatment within three months of the competition start date.
This usage data along with additional proprietary research will be assessed once available and further recommendations, if indicated, will be made at that time.
In March 2017, the USEF conducted a public workshop to address concerns that have been voiced regarding the efficacy, safety, and use of MPA in competition horses. Then in June 2017, USEF hosted a joint Town Hall with the United States Hunter Jumper Association (USHJA) at the Upperville Colt and Horse Show.
The next USEF committee meeting is January 2018 and the usage of MPA is a main topic on the schedule.
Continue reading What if USEF bans Medroxy for Geldings and Stallions…?