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
July 12, 2005
January 06, 2005
The Associated Press reported this morning that a federal judge in Lexington, Ky., ordered that the body of American Saddlebred champion Wild Eyed and Wicked be exhumed for additional forensic testing.
Wicked was one of five top... Read More
November 02, 2004
A high-tech surgical suite, developed originally for human medicine, is now available to horses at Lone Star Park, the host for this year's running of the Breeders'Cup World Thoroughbred Championships. The facility, designed especially for... Read More
October 12, 2004
With winter at hand and funding for charitable organizations on the decline, ReRun, Inc. hopes to raise some much-needed funding to sustain the Thoroughbred adoption program by once again offering "Moneighs" at auction on eBay.
October 08, 2004
The American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) is proud to announce the availability of AQHA information via web site en español!
AQHA cordially invites you to visit the Spanish web site,
October 01, 2004
The motion by Sally and Joe Jackson to have Wild Eyed and Wicked exhumed for further investigation was heard Aug. 13 before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky, and it will be "held in abeyance" pending further... Read More
September 29, 2004
The owners of Wild Eyed and Wicked, one of the American Saddlebreds attacked and subsequently euthanatized after his condition debilitated in the summer of 2003, have asked again that the horse's body be exhumed from its burial site on Double D... Read More
September 24, 2004
The surviving horses from a trailer accident occurring in Indiana on Sept. 15 are all doing well according to Rusty Ford, equine programs manager for the Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA). Ford said, "I have spoken with Mr. Jodi Ramey on... Read More
September 15, 2004
After being pummeled by Hurricanes Charley and Frances, areas in the southeastern United States are bracing themselves for the arrival of Hurricane Ivan, which is scheduled to make landfall shortly.
The Louisiana Veterinary Medical... Read More
September 07, 2004
Researchers have teamed up with Kentucky's Thoroughbred industry to educate and involve students in a hands-on experiment project tied to mare reproductive loss syndrome (MRLS).
About 200 high school and middle school biology students me... Read More
September 06, 2004
Calder Race Course sustained minimal structural damage from Hurricane Frances, but track general manager Ken Dunn said revenue loss was substantial. Calder was forced to close for live racing and simulcasting Sept. 3-5 as Frances swept through... Read More
August 26, 2004
American Quarter Horse Texan Tom Nicks of the Los Angeles Police Department Metropolitan Division Mounted Platoon recently won the Equine Public Service Award for 2004. This award is designed to honor American Quarter Horses who work in the... Read More
August 03, 2004
A motion was filed on Aug. 2 for a court order to exhume the body of the sabotaged American Saddlebred Wild Eyed and Wicked from its burial site on Double D Ranch in Versailles, Ky. Lawyers on behalf of Sally and Joe Jackson filed the motion in... Read More
March 01, 2004
We know horses don't get the deadly neurologic problem commonly termed mad cow disease or BSE (bovine spongiform encephalopathy). However, we've faced our own plethora of neurologic crises in the past few years, including West Nile virus (WNV),... Read More
February 23, 2004
Feb. 21-28, 2004 has been designated by the North Carolina Horse Council (NCHC) as "Horse Health Awareness Week." Equine veterinary practitioners and horse organizations across the state were encouraged to hold special clinics and other events... Read More
January 01, 2004
Two Arkansas Quarter Horses, a 3-year-old filly named Puddin' and a 5-year-old mare called Fat Girl, were seriously injured when they were attacked Aug. 6 while owner Patrice Swan was away. The two were brutally beaten with unknown blunt objects... Read More
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