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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 YouTube.com. Videos should depict or illustrates how to use EasyCare Hoof Boots, or show EasyCare... Read More
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
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
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
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
July 25, 2007
A new state-of-the-art medical and surgical center for horses in the Rocky Mountains has opened at a prominent equine training and breeding center in the Bozeman, Mont., area.
CSR Equine specializes in lameness and reproductive care,... Read More
July 18, 2007
Authorities removed a Miniature Horse and seven dogs from a Modesto, Calif., home strewn with feces and rotting produce and charged the owners with endangering their 12-year-old child, officials said.
Joe Silva and Nichole Surkala's house was... Read More
July 08, 2007
July 03, 2007
Dr. Roger Wonderlich admits he is one of a dying breed.
The Shelby County, Ky., veterinarian specializes in treating large animals, like farm animals, that are often tougher to handle than domesticated dogs and cats.
Vets like... Read More
July 03, 2007
A new equine veterinary clinic in Versailles, Ky., will hold its open house Saturday, July 14.
Woodford Equine Hospital, which branched off from Woodford Veterinary Clinic, has completed construction on its surgery suites, indoor working... Read More
July 01, 2007
Leaders in veterinary research and the equine industry should develop policy initiatives that recognize needed changes in the research landscape. Equine medicine remains grossly underfunded. As companion animals, horses receive few government... Read More
June 29, 2007
SmartPak has announced plans for an anniversary celebration at its retail store, which opened its doors on August 1, 2006. The store, located in Natick, Mass., will host special events including free giveaways, raffles, product promotions, and... Read More