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Eventing Safety Summit: Frangible Pins, Necropsies to be Utilized

June 16, 2008

From the United States Equestrian Federation:

The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) and United States Eventing Association (USEA) Safety Summit took place on June 7-8, 2008 in downtown Lexington, Ky. More than 250 people fro... Read More


Horsemen's Protective Association to Talk Equine Health, Safety

June 13, 2008

The National Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association will tackle equine health and welfare issues at a two-hour forum July 18 during its summer convention in Hershey, Pa.

The forum, the latest in a series of horse racing industry... Read More


Wisconsin Town 'Horsing Around' For Therapeutic Riding

June 09, 2008

In the spirit of Chicago's "Cows on Parade" and Cincinnati's "Big Pig Gig," a herd of masterfully painted ponies will adorn the streets of Lake Geneva, Wisc., this summer as Special Methods in Learning Equine Skills Inc. (SMILES) mounts a public ar... Read More


Seven Injured in Minnesota Veterinary Lab Chemical Leak

May 20, 2008

Three buildings at the University of Minnesota have reopened after a chemical leak sent seven people to the hospital.

Campus police said five gallons of potassium hydroxide leaked from a large tank late Monday at a veterinary diagnostic lab... Read More


O'Connor Horse Tigger Too Dies at Jersey Event

May 11, 2008

The U.S. Eventing Association released the following official statement regarding Lauren Kieffer and her mount Tigger Too following the death of the David O'Connor horse on May 10 during the Jersey Fresh CCI3* at the New Jersey Horse Park in... Read More


Advanced Cetyl M Joint Action Cream for Horses

May 09, 2008

Advanced Cetyl M Joint Action Formula for Horses is designed to provide long-term relief, while the topical cream is good for flare-ups from over exertion or injury. It is ideal for use before and after an activity that will place additional stress... Read More


Cooperation Needed for Equine Industry Growth

April 29, 2008

Because lack of growth appears to be one of the many issues plaguing the horse industry, the Kentucky International Equine Summit in Lexington hosted an April 28 seminar to tackle the topic and seek solutions.

In a discussion titled "Effort... Read More


Evaluation Finds New York City Carriage Horses are Healthy

March 29, 2008

A veterinarian hired by the industry group that promotes horse-drawn carriage rides through Central Park says the animals are healthy and well cared for.

The Horse and Carriage Association commissioned the evaluation by John Lowe, a... Read More


Horse Violates Human Hospital Visitation Rules

March 23, 2008

A man hoping to cheer up an ailing relative at Wilcox Memorial Hospital hadn't considered one of the visitation rules: No horses allowed.

The man thought the patient would enjoy seeing his stallion, said Lani Yukimura, a spokeswoman at the... Read More


Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center to Host Hokie Volunteer Day

March 17, 2008

Virginia Tech's Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center will host a Hokie Volunteer Day for alumni from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, April 11.

This day of service is designed to allow participants to fulfill their 10 hours of pledged... Read More


Illinois Horse Trailer Rollover Accident Case Continued

March 12, 2008

The case against the former owner of horses involved in a rollover trailer accident in Lake County, Ill., last October has been continued for a pre-trial hearing on April 14, according the clerk for Lake Circuit Court Judge Patrick N. Lawler.... Read More


Kentucky, Mexico Team on Equine Industry

March 11, 2008

An agreement signed March 10 will enable horsemen from Kentucky and Mexico to share knowledge and resources and set up commercial and technical exchanges to improve both equine industries.

Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer and... Read More


5 Horses Killed in Barn Fire; Lightning Suspected

March 10, 2008

Lightning from a passing thunderstorm is suspected of igniting a barn fire south of Dallas, Texas, that killed five horses.

Roy and Keitha Hamilton said they were awakened about 3 a.m. by a loud clap of thunder at their Double H Walking... Read More

Article Launches Blog Stable

March 03, 2008 has launched a collection of Weblogs. The Blog Stable is now available 24/7 at  

Each individual blog, written by... Read More


Baghdad Bans Horse Carts after Bombing

February 26, 2008

The Iraqi military indefinitely banned all motorcycles, bicycles, and hand-pushed and horse-drawn carts from Baghdad's streets on Sunday, two days after a bomb hidden under a horse-drawn cart exploded downtown, killing three civilians.

U.S.... Read More


The British Horse Society Bites Back at Dog Attacks

February 22, 2008

The British Horse Society's Access and Safety departments have received a number of reports of poorly controlled dogs interacting negatively with horses, and would like to gather more information regarding the scale of this problem.

Director o... Read More


Tennessee Tornadoes: Horse Owners Recovering

February 19, 2008

The community of Williamson County, Tenn., is still reeling from the trio of tornadoes that ripped through Tennessee Feb. 5 and 6. The storms destroyed homes, demolished barns, and swept up horses in strong winds, according to resident Vivi... Read More


BLM to Offer More Than 70 Horses at Ohio Sale

February 06, 2008

The Bureau of Land Management-Eastern States (BLM-ES) on Feb. 16 will offer approximately 70 wild horses ranging from yearlings to 5-year-olds, and possibly a few burros, for adoption at the Cooper Arena at the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus, Ohio.... Read More


Kentucky Teens Sentenced in Horse Shooting Incident

February 01, 2008

Two Pike County, Ky., teenagers are behind bars for charges connected with a 2007 shooting spree that left three horses dead and another eight injured. The pair appeared in court in Pike County on Jan. 31 after their... Read More


Readers Respond: Bunking Up

January 25, 2008

More than 1,200 readers of responded to a poll asking, "Do uninvited guests bunk in your barn during the winter?"

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Studies Highlight MRSA Evolution and Resistance

January 22, 2008

Community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) infections are caused primarily by a single strain--USA30 --of an evolving bacterium that has spread with "extraordinary transmissibility" throughout the United... Read More


Horse Health News Video: Ryder Report for Jan. 17

January 17, 2008

 Watch the Jan. 17 edition of the Ryder Report.

The Ryder Report is a weekly video broadcast... Read More


Woman Dies after Falling Under Police Horse

January 07, 2008

Autopsy results are expected for a woman whose family says she was trampled by a police horse while trying to pet it.

The accident occurred outside a shopping mall in suburban Henrietta, N.Y., when Susan Banker, 51, of Lima approached a... Read More


Warrant Issued for Owner of Horses Killed in Trailer Accident

January 04, 2008

Prosecutors in Lake County, Ill., have issued an arrest warrant for the owner of 18 Belgian draft horses killed in a crash Oct. 27 while the animals were being transported in a double-decker trailer. (For more information see Read More


Horse Health News Video: Ryder Report for Jan. 3

January 03, 2008

Watch the Jan. 3 edition of the Ryder Report.

The report includes coverage of horse rescues caught in a pinch, as the... Read More