Veterinary Students


Animal Sponsorship: A Budget-Friendly Way to Help

May 10, 2010

When it comes to animals in need, you can't find a group of people with bigger hearts than horse people. Most of our horses have been "recycled" from a previous job or owner. And when have you ever been to a barn without at least ... Read More


Pfizer, AVMF Partner on Veterinary Scholarships

May 08, 2010

Pfizer Animal Health has announced the first recipients of a new $2 million scholarship program for US veterinary students. The program will be administered in partnership with the American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF).

The i... Read More


Eskendereya Retired From Racing

May 08, 2010


Zayat Stables' Eskendereya, runaway winner of the Wood Memorial (gr. I) and Fountain of Youth Stakes (gr. II) and overwhelming early favorite for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), has been retired due to... Read More


AQHA, WRCA Create Ranch Rodeo Award

May 06, 2010

The American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) has teamed with the Working Ranch Cowboys Association (WRCA) to recognize top horses at WRCA rodeos across the nation.

To honor the contributions ranch horses have made to the heritage of... Read More


Commentary: Critical Thinking while Reading

April 10, 2010

"Critical thinking" is the process of evaluating the merit and reliability of a stated fact and deciding whether the fact should be accepted or rejected. In other words, don't believe everything you read. Be a critical ... Read More


Pennsylvania Horse Farm Open House to Feature 16 Stables

March 28, 2010

Young foals romping with their moms. A free ride on a gentle pony. A blacksmith forging new footwear for an accomplished dressage horse. The perfect weekend for families comes together April 24 and 25 during the Pennsylvania Equestrian Horse Fa... Read More


Addressing Horse Industry Challenges

March 24, 2010

The 2010 Kentucky International Equine Summit, a biennial event on April 26 and 27, will feature 74 speakers and panelists dealing with a broad range of challenges facing all segments of the horse industry. The event will be held in Lexington, ... Read More

Article Web Site Maintenance Scheduled

March 16, 2010 and will be offline for a period of time Thursday, March 18, for maintenance starting at 9 a.m. Thursday's Welfare and Industry eNewsletter will be mailed out as usual.

E-mail also will be affected for... Read More


University of Maryland Seeks Teaching Horses

March 15, 2010

Do you have a horse that needs a new home? The Equine Studies Program at the University of Maryland is seeking donations of sound and healthy horses to be used in the teaching program on the College Park campus. Horse donations are tax deductib... Read More


Backcountry Camping Clinic offered at QuarterFest 2010

March 05, 2010

Bo Winslow, a clinic instructor with the Certified Horsemanship Association, will be featured at QuarterFest: A Celebration of the American Quarter Horse April 30 - May 2 at the Tennessee Miller Coliseum in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, Winslow will... Read More


Dead Donkeys, Horses Found; Texas Rancher Faces Charges

January 13, 2010

A Texas man remains in jail following his arrest on animal cruelty charges for allegedly maltreating donkeys and horses on his property.

Acting on a complaint on Sunday, Fannin County Sherriff's Office and Habitat for Horses inve... Read More


Ohio State Symposium Will Examine Emerging MRSA Threat

January 02, 2010

On March 20 experts in infectious diseases and on methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in animals will convene a daylong symposium at The Ohio State University to explore the human and animal health threats posed by this emerging ... Read More


Old Friends Retirement Farm Opens New York Facility

November 18, 2009

Old Friends, a racehorse retirement farm located near Georgetown, Ky., has opened its first satellite for retired Thoroughbreds. Cabin Creek, a 40-acre farm just outside Saratoga Springs, N.Y., will begin receiving horses immediately. An... Read More


Disease Defense: National Veterinary Stockpile

October 26, 2009

The introduction of a damaging animal disease like foot-and-mouth could devastate American animal agriculture, harm the economy, and, for zoonotic reasons, threaten the public's health. Having enough resources for a rapid response is crucial.... Read More


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