Veterinary Students


Bruce Spingsteen's Daughter Excels as Top Hunt Seat Rider at PA National

October 12, 2009

Yesterday (Oct. 11), 17-year-old Jessica Springsteen was the star at the Pennsylvania National Horse Show as her famous parents--Bruce Springsteen and Patti Scialfa--cheered her on. Jessica bested 237 riders over two rounds of competition, and a... Read More


U.S. Equine Researcher Delivers Keynote Address at EU Vet Conference

October 10, 2009

Paul Lunn, BVMS, MS, PhD, head of the Department of Clinical Sciences at Colorado State University (CSU) College of Veterinary Medicine, was chosen to deliver the Frederick Smith Lecture at the British Equine Veterinary Association Congress held... Read More


Commentator to Retire at Old Friends

October 03, 2009

Tracy and Carol Farmer have chosen Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Farm in Georgetown, Ky., as the permanent home for two-time Whitney Handicap (gr. I) winner Commentator, it was announced Oct. 2.

The 8-year-old gelding is currently... Read More


Patrick Swayze Horse Poster Still Available, Benefits Youth Programs

September 15, 2009

The iconic photograph of Patrick Swayze and his chestnut Egyptian Arabian stallion Tammen graced many a barn's tack room in the 1990s. If you're looking for a new copy, posters of Swayze and Tammen are still available via the Arabian Horse... Read More


Tourism Bill Passes Senate, Could Benefit Horse Industry

September 11, 2009

The U.S. Senate has passed the Travel Promotion Act of 2009 (S1023). Introduced by Senator Byron Dorgan (D-ND), this bill could benefit tourism involving the horse... Read More

Article Marks 1,000th Fan Milestone on Facebook

August 15, 2009 has passed the 1,000th fan milestone on the popular social media network Facebook. launched a Facebook page at in March 2009. Facebook i... Read More


Universities to Host International Symposium on Animal Carcass Disposal

July 05, 2009

In the event of  accidental deaths, natural disasters, or disease outbreaks involving large numbers of animals, the carcasses will need to be handled quickly, safely, and with attention to public health and environmental impact.

Th... Read More


The Horse Awarded Equine Publishing Honors

June 28, 2009

In categories including horse news, equine-related newsletter, and horse video, The Horse: Your Guide To Equine Health Care and were honored at the awards program for the annual seminar of American Horse Publications.... Read More


Oaks Winner Proud Spell Retired

April 14, 2009

Brereton C. Jones' homebred Thoroughbred champion Proud Spell has been retired from racing and bred to Indian Charlie, who stands at Jones' Airdrie Stud near Midway, Ky. The breeding took place April 11.

Proud Spell, who was voted 2008... Read More


Kentucky Group to Offer Low Cost Gelding Services

April 06, 2009

In an effort to help horse owners manage herd populations and breed responsibly, the Kentucky Horse Council, in partnership with Morehead State University (MSU), is offering a low cost gelding clinic April 28 and 30, 2009.

The... Read More


AQHA Debuts Greener Pastures Program

March 21, 2009

American Quarter Horse owners love their horses--past, present, and future--and many want to keep track of those horses even after they are sold.

The American Quarter Horse Association developed the Greener Pastures program to reunite breeders... Read More


Rags to Riches Produces First Foal

March 11, 2009

The first foal produced by champion and classic winner Rags to Riches was born on Monday, March 9, at 9:30 pm, at Ashford Stud near Versailles, Ky. Rags to Riches, owned by Derrick Smith and Michael Tabor, had a Giant's Causeway filly.... Read More


Horse Left for Dead in Arizona Needs Your Help

March 08, 2009

An abused and starved horse was dropped at a home in Mesa, Ariz., and the women and vet clinic caring for him are seeking donations to save his life.

According to an article on Read More


Former Rescue Wins Horse of the Year Title

January 19, 2009

Combined driving champion Jamaica has been named the 2008 Horse of the Year by Farnam/Platform and the U.S. Equestrian Federation (USEF). Jamaica was selected from among all USEF breeds and disciplines as the nation's most exceptional horse for... Read More


Florida Vet School Launching Forensic Sciences Program

January 19, 2009

The University of Florida has the first Veterinary Forensic Sciences Program for crimes against animals. ... Read More

Article Launches Weird News Blog

January 16, 2009

Weird things happen to horses. So says Erin Ryder, News Editor of The Horse: Your Guide To Equine Health Care/ Ryder scans international headlines daily to bring readers of the most up-to-date information on... Read More


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