Pregnant Mare Urine (PMU)


Mustangs Teach RU Students About Nutrition, Behavior

April 02, 2011

What do wild mustangs have to teach people? If you ask the students enrolled in Rutgers University's (RU) Young Horse Teaching and Research Program (YHTRP), the answer will likely be, "plenty." For the past two years, the YHTRP, headed by Sarah L. ... Read More


HSUS Opening Oregon Horse Sanctuary and Rescue Facility

June 10, 2008

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) will open a new 1,120-acre horse sanctuary and rescue facility in Douglas County, Ore. This will be the organization's fourth major animal care facility.

The new Duchess Sanctuary is made... Read More


Canadian Horse Welfare

September 01, 2006

The horse industry across Canada for the past couple of years has been a bit like a ship in stormy seas. It has been buffeted about, with some of the waves splashing over to its neighbor to the south, but it is now finding itself in calmer... Read More


Rutgers Annual NAERIC Yearling Benefit Auction

February 16, 2005

Twelve Belgian/Quarter Horse cross yearlings will be sold on May 1, 2005, at an auction that will benefit the Rutgers Cook College Young Horse Teaching and Research Program. The auction will take place at the Round House on the Cook College... Read More


13,000 Horses Placed Through Stewardship Program

November 23, 2004

For more than 60 years, the connection between horses and women's health has led to the development and manufacture of a medication for women seeking relief from their menopausal symptoms. Throughout the years, equine ranchers in Canada and Nort... Read More


NAERIC Foals Arrive at Ryerss for Sixth Annual Foal Adoption

October 04, 2004

The arrival of the North American Equine Ranching Information Council (NAERIC) foals at Ryerss Farm for Aged Equines for this year's Sixth Annual Foal Adoption Program has been nothing less than energizing for the staff at Ryerss and the nearly... Read More


Rutgers Yearling Auction To Benefit Research, Teaching

April 21, 2004

Here is your chance to own a well-trained yearling cross-bred filly (see list below). The fifth annual North American Equine Ranching Information Council (NAERIC) yearling horse auction will take place this Sunday, April 25, at 1 p.m. at Cook... Read More


Shipping of In-Foal PMU Mares on Hold

April 01, 2004

The shipment of PMU (pregnant mare urine) mares from farms in the United States and Canada was put on hold in February until after the foaling season, unless the shipping distance is very short.

The reason, says Nat Messer IV, DVM, Dipl.... Read More


Illinois Slaughter Legislation

April 01, 2004

New legislation to ban the slaughter of horses for human consumption in the state of Illinois was introduced Feb. 6, 2004, in the Illinois House of Representatives in the form of HB 6570. On Feb. 18, 2004, the bill was referred to the House... Read More


No Increase in PMU Mares At Slaughter Plants

March 01, 2004

Thousands of horses from shut-down PMU (pregnant mare urine) farms in Canada and North Dakota are finding new homes in the United States, but few are winding up at slaughter houses at this time, according to slaughter plant managers.

Dick... Read More


AAEP Wrap-Up: Kester News Hour

March 01, 2004

With researchers worldwide working on solutions to various horse health problems, there is a veritable mountain of information being published continuously. Much of this information is included in AAEP convention presentations... Read More


Long Distance Shipping of In-Foal PMU Mares on Hold

February 19, 2004

The shipment of PMU (pregnant mare urine) mares from farms in the United States and Canada has been put on hold until after the foaling season, unless the shipping distance is very short.

The reason, says Nat Messer IV, DVM, University o... Read More


PMU Horses For Sale

December 01, 2003

Put aside for the moment your belief that the PMU (pregnant mare urine) industry is right or wrong. The issue at hand is Wyeth pharmaceutical company's reduction in the number of ranchers under contract to collect pregnant mare urine as the main... Read More


PMU Ranch Numbers Reduced

December 01, 2003

Because of a reduction in the number of prescriptions being written for hormone replacement therapy in women, and because of recent federal approval of a lower-dose hormone replacement medication, Wyeth Pharmaceuticals met with ranchers who... Read More


PMU Foals Arrive at Ryerss Farm for Adoption

September 28, 2001

On Sept. 6, the usually serene and peaceful atmosphere of Ryerss Farm for Aged Equines, in Pottstown, Pa., was transformed into a spirited playground upon the arrival of 50 new foals. Even after their long journey from a ranch in North Dakota,... Read More


Foal Adoption Program Offered by Ryerss

March 16, 2001

In September of this year, Ryerss Farm for Aged Equines will offer its third annual NAERIC (North American Equine Ranching Information Council) Foal Adoption Program. A representative from Ryerss will travel to a PMU ranch in North Dakota to purchase... Read More


Weanlings for Education and Profit

March 01, 2001

The horses were used to teach a class of inexperienced students horse care, and then were sold as yearlings in a private auction benefiting the Rutgers equine research program. The program was so successful the college currently is working with ... Read More


PMU Foals Arrive

December 01, 2000

Young exuberance greeted elderly wisdom in October at Ryerrs Farm for Aged Equines. Thirty-five foals were brought from pregnant mare urine (PMU) ranches to the farm in Pottstown, Penn., for a brief respite before their adoptive owners took them... Read More


$5,000 'Quest' For The Best In The New Millenium

July 01, 2000

The nomination deadline is rapidly approaching for the "$5,000 'Quest' for the Best" at the 3rd annual NAERIC Ranch Horse Classic Competition and Sale Saturday, October 21, 2000. The competition starts at 1:00 p.m., followed by the Auction Sale... Read More


$120,000 Wish Comes True

April 01, 2000

North American Equine Ranching Group Sets Precedent With Largest Manitoba Donation of the New Millennium

“Going once, twice, sold to the man in the third row!” Ranchers at the inaugural NAERIC Horse Summit 2000 sent bidding cards flying... Read More


Synthetic Estrogen Drug Receives FDA Approval In 1.25mg Strength

March 01, 2000

Duramed Pharmaceuticals announced March 13 that the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the company's supplemental new drug application for Cenestin tablets in the 1.25 mg dosage strength. Cenestin,... Read More


Hurricane Floyd And 25 PMU Foals Take Ryerss Farm For Aged Equines By Storm

September 24, 1999

The East Coast was experiencing thewrath of Hurricane Floyd--the worst storm it has seen in decades--just as 25 foals from pregnant mare urine (PMU) facilities arrived at Ryerss Farm for Aged Equines, in Pottstown, Pa.

Compared... Read More


$1 Million Incentive Will Benefit Buyers Of PMU Horses

April 09, 1998

The NAERIC Incentive Program, a concept designed to revolutionize the marketing of pregnant mares' urine (PMU) ranch-bred horses, was announced March 30, 1998, at the 1998 Royal Manitoba Winter Fair. The program, designed by... Read More


AVMA Joins AAEP In Support Of PMU Farm Management

February 17, 1998

The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), the nation's largest veterinary organization, released a statement in support of the American Association of Equine Practitioners' (AAEP) assessment of the management of mares utilized in the... Read More


PMU Ranching: Use or Abuse?

March 01, 1997

Horse industry representatives have been worried over the years not because of the existence of PMU ranches or treatment of mares, but mainly because the number of foals produced has such an impact on the general horse economy.... Read More