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Equine Program Encourages Elementary School Students to Read

November 27, 2008

Although they aren't literate, 14 horses are now involved in teaching reading to the 360 students at Jefferson Elementary School in Farmington, Mo. 

The project, devised by Sheryl Robinson, the school's principal, and local horse... Read More


Kentucky Horse Tracks Battle Economy, Slots

November 24, 2008

Ron Geary thought he'd made it through the worst of it. The owner of tiny Ellis Park in western Kentucky salvaged the racetrack's summer 2008 meet with a bit of showmanship.

Nontraditional events like "Wiener dog" and ostrich racing turned... Read More


Kentucky Task Force Identifies Racing Problems, Needs Money

October 29, 2008

The Governor's Task Force on Racing in Kentucky is close to preparing and releasing a report pinpointing problems and offering recommendations that ultimately will require a lot of money--something in short supply given an ongoing budget crunch.... Read More


Florida Sire Reprized Euthanized

October 18, 2008

Reprized, a full brother to 1989 Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. I) winner and sire Prized, was euthanized Oct. 16 at Bill and Debra's Backlinie's D&B Farm near Morrison, Fla.

"It's a tough loss," said Bill Backlinie. "He was D&B Farm ..... Read More


Some California Horses Waiting Fire Out at Holding Facilities

October 14, 2008

Horses evacuated from fire zones in Ventura County, Calif. are residing in temporary holding facilities at the county fairgrounds while firefighters battle the latest round of wildfires sweeping the region.

According to Capt. John Alford of... Read More


Equine Disease Researcher Cohen Recognized by Epidemiology Society

October 10, 2008

The American Veterinary Epidemiology Society recognized Noah Cohen, VMD, MPH, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM, professor of Large Animal Clinical Sciences at Texas A&M University's College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVM), as an... Read More


University of Wisconsin-Madison's Vet School Celebrates 25 Years

August 30, 2008

The School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus celebrated 25 years.... Read More


New Online Resource for Michigan Horse Owners

July 28, 2008

Michigan equine enthusiasts, business owners, and local and state decision makers seeking information on horse-related topics will soon have a new online resource. Whether it's downloading information about local horse clubs or boarding... Read More


Synthetic Racing Surfaces on Agenda in New York

July 08, 2008

New York state officials will be holding a session with racing industry officials to consider the installation of synthetic surfaces at the state's racetracks.

The July 29 forum in Saratoga Springs will feature commentary by jockeys,... Read More


Congress Could Call June Hearing on Racing

May 27, 2008

A congressional subcommittee could schedule a hearing as early as June to examine breakdowns, medication use, and breeding practices in Thoroughbreds.

The United States House Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade, and Consumer Protection sent letter... Read More


Reorganization Will Streamline Ohio State Veterinary Hospital

May 26, 2008

The administration of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine has announced a re-structuring of personnel, effective immediately, which is designed to create a more efficient business operatio... Read More


Kentucky International Equine Summit Announces Speakers

March 29, 2008

The inaugural Kentucky International Equine Summit 2008 has secured more than 80 of the industry's leading experts for the April 28-29 event in Lexington. One of the three session series is called "Emerging Science of Horse Breeding." Panelists... Read More


Horse Owners Reminded of USDA Agriculture Census

January 29, 2008

Farmers will soon have the opportunity to make their voices heard and help shape the future of agriculture for years to come when the 2007 Census of Agriculture arrives in their mailboxes. The surveys have been mailed and must be filled out and... Read More


Sheriff Says 'Mutilated' Pony Died Naturally

November 20, 2007

A palomino pony found dead with suspicious wounds on its head died of natural causes, according to a statement from the Todd County Sheriff's Office, the Read More


Rutgers Equine Science Center Annual Update Set for Dec. 11

October 15, 2007

The Equine Science Center will sponsor its annual Equine Science Update on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2007 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the New Jersey Museum of Agriculture on the Cook Campus of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.

The Equine Science... Read More


Four Dead at Wisconsin Horse Show; Carbon Monoxide Suspected

October 12, 2007

Carbon monoxide poisoning likely killed four people sleeping in a horse trailer at the World Clydesdale Show near Madison, Wis., Dane County Coroner John Stanley said this morning.

The two adults and two children were camping overnight... Read More


Georgia Officials Returning Confiscated Zebra to Owner

October 05, 2007

Ziggy the Zebra is going home to the farm, but it took a lawyer and multiple meetings with a judge to spring him from state custody.

His owner, Christian Gray of Bolingbroke, Ga., reached an agreement Thursday with the Georgia Department of... Read More


Fowler to Speak on Piroplasmosis Regulations at AHC Issues Forum

September 26, 2007

The American Horse Council (AHC) will welcome Kent Fowler, DVM, veterinarian and chief of the Animal Health Branch at the California Department of Food and Agriculture to its list of top industry speakers at this year's National Issues Fall Foru... Read More


Reward Offered for Information on Tennessee Horse Attack

September 24, 2007

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) is offering a reward of up to $2,500 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the intentional mutilation of a 15-year-old Quarter Horse in Bristol,... Read More


Toe Grow Spray

August 31, 2007

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Emergency Planning Workbook Added to PDF Library

August 29, 2007

A free PDF download intended to guide horse owners through the process of planning for emergencies is available in the's PDF library.... Read More


Horse Benefit Concert Coming to Wisconsin

August 02, 2007

A day of music and entertainment September 15 at the Walworth County FairGrounds in Elkhorn, Wisc., will benefit local and national equine welfare organizations.

Animal Fairy Charities Inc., is presenting the Musical Horse Aid benefit... Read More


Texan Accused in Shooting Death of Zebra

July 23, 2007

An 18-year-old Texas man was arrested July 13 and accused of killing a zebra named Zambi in a drive-by shooting.

Zambi was shot dead July 5 as he grazed in a pasture at HiView Farms outside of Waxahachie, about 30 miles from Dallas, said Lt.... Read More


Installation Date Set for New Surface at Golden Gate

July 14, 2007

Permits in place, Golden Gate Fields plans to begin construction of its new Tapeta Footings racing surface July 23, track general manager Robert Hartman said Friday.

The track has an Oct. 12 move-in date, Hartman added, but officials would like... Read More


Research... Missing Dollars

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