February 04, 2007
Mom's Command, champion 3-year-old filly of 1985, was quietly euthanatized in the early afternoon Feb. 3 at owner/breeder Peter Fuller's Runnymede Farm in North Hampton, N.H., due to increasing infirmities related to age.
The 24-year-old... Read More
February 03, 2007
In a report by Phil Whilte of the Star-Tribune in Wyoming, a 23,000-acre ranch west of Laramie was found to have nine horses in below-average condition and one horse that could not rise and was euthanatized, according to a report from... Read More
January 11, 2007
Reported rabies cases in North Carolina in 2006 increased 13.5% over the previous year, state public health officials said Wednesday, while urging pet owners to have their animals vaccinated.
"As the new year starts, now is the time to chec... Read More
December 09, 2006
Ouija Board has been withdrawn from the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Vase (HK-I) at Sha Tin Racecourse Sunday due to soreness in the splint bone of her left foreleg.
The mare had been expected to conclude her... Read More
November 15, 2006
Scamper, the legendary barrel racing horse owned by rodeo star Charmayne James, now has a young twin thanks to cloning company ViaGen. ViaGen and James announced today (Nov. 15) that Scamper's clone Clayton was born in Texas on August 8 of this... Read More
October 19, 2006
September 12, 2006
The American Quarter Horse Association released its newest educational DVD, "Your Horse's Health I," which explores many conditions, ailments, diseases and health-related topics. This is the first in a three-DVD collection.
Learn from... Read More
July 20, 2006
School your horse with techniques used by police officers to promote confidence and employ strategies for desensitizing your horse to noise, crowds, and obstacles.
Five instructors representing the Lexington Police Mounted Unit, the... Read More
June 14, 2006
Storms, floods, fires, disease outbreaks and terrorist attacks are frightening realities that people all over the world face today, and when disaster strikes, people are often unprepared to care for themselves, let alone their animals. Having an... Read More
May 04, 2006
Stolen Horse International Announces Court Victories for Missing Horse Case Victims
From California to Maryland
Stolen Horse International (SHI) has resolved equine theft cases and has proven the justice system can prevail. For Rod... Read More
May 01, 2006
The announcement of a $2.5-million equine health consortium initiative was met with great enthusiasm, says Kristin Benjamin, vice president of scientific programs and advancement for Morris Animal Foundation (MAF) in Englewood, Colo. Twenty-seve... Read More
March 27, 2006
A deliberate hit-and-run incident that resulted in the death of a Metro Toronto police horse on Feb. 24 has galvanized Canadians to amend the Criminal Code to better protect law enforcement service animals.
After attending Brigadier's... Read More
March 17, 2006
(Edited press release)
New Mexico health and livestock authorities have reminded owners to vaccinate their horses and other animals for rabies after a horse from Lea County in the southeastern part of the state tested positive... Read More
February 08, 2006
The Racing Medication and Testing Consortium, expected to exhaust its bridge funding this year, continues lobbying the industry to support a per-start fee that would be shared by horsemen and racetracks.
RMTC chairman Dan Fick, executive... Read More
February 01, 2006
A Texas A&M University (TAMU) study has found that horses used for barrel racing were more often lame in their forelimbs than horses used for other disciplines. The study examined 118 Quarter Horses and Appendix Quarter Horses brought to TAM... Read More
December 27, 2005
The Maryland Stadium Authority this month released a rendering of the site plan for the proposed Maryland Horse Park in Gambrills, Md. The rendering, prepared by Gralla Architects, designers of some of the world’s top equestrian facilities,... Read More
November 15, 2005
Morris Animal Foundation (MAF) has committed more than $500,000 toward 12 new and continuing veterinary studies for horses in 2006.
November 08, 2005
Insurance adjusters were at Ellis Park Nov. 7 assessing the damage wrought by a tornado that struck the western Kentucky racetrack early in the morning the previous day.
Three horses were killed and several others were injured, according... Read More
November 04, 2005
Two horses ended up dead during an annual fireworks season in England. One died as a result of a barn fire; the other died when frightened by fireworks and becoming entangled in a chain.
Eight horses were rescued from a burning barn in... Read More
November 03, 2005
More than 100 people gathered on Oct. 16 at the Holiday Inn in West Chester, Pa., for Ryerss Farm for Aged Equines' Fifth Annual Benefit Auction. The farm's largest fundraiser, which is put on by the Ryerss Farm Auxiliary, was an even greater... Read More
October 26, 2005
The Racing Medication and Testing Consortium expects to have enough money to carry it through 2006, but officials with the group indicated not all members are on the same page on how to fund the organization in the future.
The consortium... Read More
October 04, 2005
Even considering the higher potential for complications, castrations performed in the field are still less expensive (including complications) than sterile procedures performed in a hospital setting, according a United Kingdom study.
The... Read More
October 03, 2005
"Every life was changed overnight in this area. Every life in America was changed. What if we did get attacked by a foreign country? I can tell you now that it would be like it is here."
This quote was from Jacqueline Broome, DVM, a mixe... Read More
October 02, 2005
Officials at the Lamar-Dixon Expo facility in Gonzales, La. asked owners to claim their horses before Oct. 1. As of Sept. 30, Lamar-Dixon still housed more than 200 horses rescued from the New Orleans area.
Horses not claimed before... Read More
September 30, 2005
Smoke rising from wildfires in Los Angeles County, Calif., provided an uneasy backdrop for the teams of rescuers tending to animal evacuees housed at Pierce College, just eight miles from the fires. At one time the college housed more than 210... Read More