August 20, 2008
With the hurricane season upon us, Louisiana State University (LSU) is reminding horse owners of steps they can take to ready themselves in advance for evacuation, as well as other recommended tasks related to hurricane preparedness.... Read More
August 16, 2008
A 21-year-old chestnut Morgan mare was found after being missing for over 40 hours in the Blueridge Wildlife Management Area of the 65,000 Chattahoochee National Forest.
August 15, 2008
A variety of topics were highlighted during the reinvented Kester News Hour at the 2007 AAEP Convention. ... Read More
July 14, 2008
Charlz, the 17-year-old Arabian horse that became separated from his rider on May 25, continued to elude searchers this weekend.
Eight mounted volunteers from a local stable combed the Freetown Massachusetts State Forest on Sunday.... Read More
July 11, 2008
A wildfire occurs and you need to evacuate. In the smoke and confusion, a beloved horse refuses to load in the trailer. Now you're faced with making decisions. What's the best thing to do?
This is just one of many stressful... Read More
July 11, 2008
This Sunday, volunteers will once again comb Massachusetts' Freetown State Forest in search of Charlz, a horse who was separated from his rider six weeks ago.
"We know he's out there because we've seen his tracks, and he's been spotted... Read More
July 09, 2008
Agricultural journalist Mary-Louise Zanoni has succeeded in keeping the USDA from applying Privacy Act safeguards to information it has collected from livestock owners as part of the
July 04, 2008
Sheryl Crow is urging people to get involved in saving America's wild horses.
"I think it will be a real shame when we look back and we don't have these incredible species, and I guess my best hope would be that people, individuals, step... Read More
June 14, 2008
Despite considerable opposition from groups who say the program is unworkable or an invasion of privacy, the National Animal Identification System (NAIS) is making inexorable inroads into the lives of horse owners.
Jim Morehead, DVM,... Read More
June 10, 2008
May 10, 2008
During a visit to a known direct-to-slaughter holding pen in New Holland, Pa., Christy Sheidy, co-founder of equine rescue Another Chance 4 Horses, purchased a bay gelding. Thanks to a tattoo on his lip, Sheidy was able to identify the... Read More
March 10, 2008
Member states of the European Union have reached an agreement on a new regulation that will revise existing equine identification legislation. The main new requirement is the compulsory microchipping of foals born after July 1, 2009.
The... Read More
March 01, 2008
Recently, horse owners have been hearing a lot about animal identification and microchipping. As many already know, the USDA has, for the past four years, been developing and implementing the voluntary National Animal Identification System (NAIS) i... Read More
March 01, 2008
Instead of burning the flesh, freeze branding uses intense cold to kill pigment-producing cells. ... Read More
December 18, 2007
The USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has recorded 429,600 premises registered nationwide--with substantial increases this year in the number of premises registered as part of the National Animal Identification System. This... Read More
October 15, 2007
The USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service announced Oct. 11 its approval of the first injectable transponder for use in animal identification. The device, manufactured by Digital Angel, carries an official animal identification numbe... Read More
August 31, 2007
The United States Department of Agriculture announced Aug. 31 that Destron Fearing's LifeChip equine radio-frequency identification (RFID) injectable transponder is approved for use as part of the National Animal Identification System... Read More
July 17, 2007
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service announced July 16 the selection of Kansas State University to lead a multi-institutional benefit-cost analysis of the National Animal Identification System (NAIS).... Read More
June 08, 2007
A greater number of owners are choosing to have elective surgeries, typically defined as non-emergency procedures, performed on their horses at Virginia Tech's Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center.
The center's five board certified... Read More
June 04, 2007
The U.S. Department of Agriculture and the National FFA Organization announced June 4 a partnership for a broad-based education in the National Animal Identification System (NAIS) for current FFA members and alumni. The cooperative agreement... Read More
April 18, 2007
The USEF has begun a new expedited FEI and National Passport service which is intended to assist those who have an urgent need to obtain a new passport, revalidate an existing one, change ownership, change a horse's name, and to receive an FEI... Read More
April 11, 2007
Louisiana Derby runner-up Ketchikan is lame in his left front foot, which could knock him off the Triple Crown trail. The colt's owner, B. Wayne Hughes, said the 3-year-old son of Mr. Greeley was sent to Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital in... Read More
March 12, 2007
A pregnant horse that was hit by a train last month is recovering and should give birth soon.
The 4-year-old Quarter Horse named Bailey is owned by Matt and Gena Leyden and their three children, who live near Columbus Junction, Iowa.... Read More
March 06, 2007
A nonprofit organization established to compile a national identification database for livestock, including horses, was rendered "inactive" in January--just one year after its founding--because it was ahead of its time, said a spokesperson for... Read More
February 22, 2007
Livestock officials are urging cattlemen and owners of other large livestock to take advantage of a tracking program that will help the government control such diseases as mad cow disease.
Farmers and ranchers can register their large... Read More