Educational Opportunities


Give the Gift of Veterinary Care for Working Animals this Holiday Season

December 12, 2007

Bring the spirit of the holiday season to those who cannot help themselves with a gift of veterinary care for animals in need. The American Fondouk, a charitable, U.S.-run animal... Read More


Nebraska Humane Society Calling for Ban on Horse Tripping

December 03, 2007

The Nebraska Humane Society has called for a ban on Mexican rodeo events, saying the sports can cause traumatic injury to the animals.

Armando Pliego, treasurer of the Omaha-based rodeo club Charros Las Amistad, said the rodeo--called a... Read More


Va. Tech Equine Medical Center to Host Horse Health Half-Day

December 02, 2007

Virginia Tech's Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center will host an educational event for Virginia Pony Club members on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2008. The meeting, "Horse Health Half-Day," will take place in the center's library from 9:30 a.m. to 1... Read More


Police Investigating After Horse Shot, Found Dead by Owner

November 24, 2007

Kent County, Michigan, sheriff's deputies are investigating the shooting of a horse found dead by its owner Thanksgiving morning.

The Muskegon Chronicle says Debra Robach was startled when she discovered the horse laying... Read More


Australian Horse Journal Wins BlogWorld Award

November 12, 2007

Bazzy Boy, an Australian Thoroughbred, hasn't won any big races, but he is attracting plenty of attention via his Web site. His online journal won top prize in the pet category at th... Read More


Greece's Donkeys and Mules Disappearing

November 08, 2007

It is one of the most recognized images of Greece: a donkey carrying an elderly villager along narrow, winding streets or dusty country lanes. But it could soon be consigned to history books and postcards, a snapshot of a bygone era.... Read More


W. F. Young, Inc. Acquires Equine America

November 02, 2007

W. F. Young, Inc., marketers of the Absorbine line of equine health care products, has announced the acquisition of Equine America, a manufacturer of numerous horse care products, including B-L Solution, Shoer's Friend, Gluco-Flex, and Fungasol... Read More


New Jersey Governor Pledges to Support Racing Industry

October 15, 2007

Two weeks before the Breeders' Cup World Championships at Monmouth Park, New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine said he would support financial assistance for the state's horse racing and breeding industries.

Corzine publicly discussed the situation... Read More


Racing Industry Fashion Show to Benefit Children's Hospital

October 15, 2007

The Kentucky Children's Hospital has been named a beneficiary of the Blue Grass Farms Chaplaincy Ladies Guild's second annual Nags, Bags and Rags Dinner Gala and Auction, which will be held the evening of Friday, Oct. 19, at the Hyatt in... Read More



October 12, 2007

Gourmeds compounding service for veterinarians and the people who struggle with giving medications to their animals. This new service provides the compounded preparations that veterinarians prescribe most frequently in chewable, naturally flavored... Read More


Equine Disease Quarterly Celebrates 15 Years

October 10, 2007

15 years, one-and-a-half decades...however you want to think of it, this is the 15th anniversary of the inaugural edition of the Lloyd's Equine Disease Quarterly!

Lloyd's Underwriters and Brokers and their Kentucky agents have been... Read More


KEEP Plans Kentucky Stallion Season Auction to Raise Funds

October 09, 2007

The Kentucky Equine Education Project will hold a stallion season auction Dec. 7 to raise funds to support promotion of the horse industry as well as legislative endeavors.

KEEP will offer breeding rights from many of Kentucky's premiere... Read More


Missouri Large Animal Vet Shortage Prompts Student Loan Program

October 05, 2007

Missouri Gov. Matt Blunt's proposed budget for next year will include $500,000 to entice more veterinary students to work with farm animals.

A law enacted earlier this year authorized loans of up to $80,000 each for six veterinary students... Read More


Rebuilt Jimmy Hoffa Barn Joins Farm Tour

September 28, 2007

A tour will give enthusiasts a chance to see the horse barn the government bought to replace the one it demolished last year in a fruitless search for the body of missing Teamsters leader Jimmy Hoffa.

Even though Hoffa's remains weren't... Read More


Interstate 44 Trailer Accident: One Year Later

September 26, 2007

One year after a trailer hauling 42 horses to slaughter overturned on Interstate 44 in Franklin County, Mo., many of the horses have recovered and are available for adoption... Read More


Kentucky Breeder Incentives Could Increase 20%

September 12, 2007

The Kentucky Breeders Incentive Program, which began offering financial awards for various breeds of horses in 2006, is poised to increase by 20%--to about $18 million or $19 million--next year.

The program for Thoroughbreds, Standardbreds,... Read More


Countries Agree on Plan to Save Rare Livestock Breeds

September 09, 2007

One hundred and eight countries have agreed on an action plan to save endangered livestock breeds, the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization said Friday.

The move follows warnings from scientists earlier this week that rare breeds are... Read More


Congressman to Officiate Opening of Kentucky Equine Humane Center

September 06, 2007

Congressman Ed Whitfield (R-Ky) will get to wield a pair of scissors and slice through a ribbon to officially open the new Kentucky Equine Humane Center (KyEHC), a facility established with the specific goal of providing owners with a humane... Read More


Laminitis Discussion Coming to SmartPak Store

September 05, 2007

According to the National Animal Health Monitoring System (NAHMS) 2000 report, 13% of all horse facilities participating in the study had a horse struck by laminitis in the previous year--and 4.7% of these horses died or were euthanatized. That... Read More


Tennessee Offering Cost Share Program for Hay Storage Buildings

August 24, 2007

Despite drought conditions that have devastated pastures and hay production in Tennessee, demand by farmers is strong for cost share assistance to build hay storage structures, according to the Tennessee Department of Agriculture.

Sinc... Read More


Deadline Nearing for Hoof Boot Video Contest

August 18, 2007

There are only two weeks left to enter a contest held by EasyCare Inc. Entrants can submit their own “booting tips or commercials” to EasyCare via Videos should depict or illustrates how to use EasyCare Hoof Boots, or show EasyCare... Read More


Horse OK After Being Struck with Hatchet

August 16, 2007

A horse in Adams, Tenn., is expected to recover after it was found Wednesday with a hatchet stuck in its skull between the eyes. The hatchet used for cutting tobacco plants was removed by veterinarian Dan Hitch, who stitched up the wound. The... Read More


New Security Rules Initiated at Tennessee Walking Horse Celebration

August 15, 2007

There should be no doubt about the soundness of horses competing at this year's Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration in Shelbyville, Tenn., event directors said, thanks to new security measures aimed at preventing everything from doping... Read More


New Members Join Kentucky Horse Council Board

August 06, 2007

Three new members have joined the Kentucky Horse Council Board, President Madelyn Millard, of Waterwild Farm, announced Aug. 6.

New members include:

  • Latonna Wilson, a marketing specialist with Rood and Riddle Pharmacy, join... Read More


Alabama Drought Getting Worse

August 04, 2007

The latest survey from the U.S. Drought Monitor shows the drought is getting worse in Alabama despite recent heavy rains in some parts of the state.

The D-4 area representin... Read More