Disaster Recovery


Connecticut Bridle Path Selected as AHC's First "Featured Riding Trail"

April 16, 2007

The American Horse Council (AHC) selected the Larkin State Park Trail in Southbury, Oxford, Naugatuck and Waterbury, Conn., as the first AHC Featured Riding Trail.

The AHC Featured Riding Trail program is part of a new section on the... Read More


USDA Provides Update on Genetically Engineered Alfalfa

March 26, 2007

In order to comply with a March 12, 2007, preliminary injunction order by the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is... Read More


Stallion Management Course Available Online

March 03, 2007

Stallion Management, a 10-lesson course covering every aspect of handling and breeding a stallion, is now available as part of the equine study curriculum at Read More


Budweiser Clydesdale Auctioned to Benefit Habitat Restoration

February 26, 2007

A Budweiser Clydesdale filly went for $20,000 at a fund-raising auction staged by the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation in Reno.

Rodger Fleming of Butler, Pa., a member of the foundation's board of directors, submitted the winning bid Saturday... Read More


Girl Trampled by Horses at Rodeo Parade Dies

February 23, 2007

Rodeo parade spectators watched in horror Thursday as a 5-year-old girl was thrown off her mount and trampled by an out-of-control team of horses pulling a wagon. She later died.

The girl, identified by police as Brielle Boisvert, was three... Read More


Horse Shot with Arrow: 3 Facing Charges

February 12, 2007

Three people were arrested Friday (Feb. 9) in connection with death of a New Jersey horse that was fatally shot with an arrow Jan. 21, the Read More


University of R.I. Receives Grant to Study Carriers of Lyme, EEE

February 06, 2007

The University of Rhode Island has received a $357,000 federal grant to study cattle ticks.

The money from the Department of Agriculture will be used to help researchers better understand how ticks transmit diseases to humans. Shahid Karim,... Read More


Champion Mom's Command Euthanatized at 24

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


Wyoming Wild Horse Sanctuary Problems Found

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


N.C. Rabies Cases Up 13.5% in 2006

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


Ouija Board Withdrawn From Final Start Due to Soreness

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


Barrel Racing Legend Scamper Cloned

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


Last Chance to Register for Standardbred Horse Ownership Seminar in Canada

October 19, 2006

Standardbred Canada has announced that today (Oct. 19) marks the deadline to reserve a seat in a program called "Horse Ownership 101," which will... Read More


AQHA Releases New "Your Horse's Health" DVD Collection

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


Second Annual Sensory Training Clinic with the Mounted Police

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


Family Disaster Plan Should Include Pets

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


Stolen Horse International Announces Court Victories

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


$2.5 Million Research Initiative Draws 27 Pre-Proposals

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


Citizens Push for "Brigadier's Law"

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


Rabies Confirmed in New Mexico Horse

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


Medication Consortium Lobbies For Long-Term Funding Mechanism

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


Forelimb Lameness Common in Barrel Horses

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


Maryland Horse Park Site Plan Released

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


Morris Donates $500,000 for Equine Research

November 15, 2005

Morris Animal Foundation (MAF) has committed more than $500,000 toward 12 new and continuing veterinary studies for horses in 2006.

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Ellis Park Tornado Damage Assessed; Trainers Ponder Options

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