The Horse Staff

The Horse: Your Guide To Equine Health Care is a monthly equine publication providing the latest news and information on the health, care, welfare, and management of all equids.

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Call for Proposals

The Dolly Green Research Foundation, Inc. is soliciting research proposals from equine practitioners. Any equine practitioner licensed in California is eligible. The grant application requires a co-investigator holding a funded position at any Read More

The Horse Congratulates AHSA Award Winner

“On the Slide,” a photograph published in the October 1999 issue of The Horse, taken by freelance equestrian photographer Charles Mann, was chosen as the best in equine sports by the American Horse Shows Association (AHSA), as part of the Seventh Read More

Disease Conditions in Geriatric Horses

This report discusses diseases diagnosed in horses 15 years of age and older presented to the University of Kentucky Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center for necropsy examination. A total of 817 horses 15 years of age or older were necropsied Read More

The Horse's New Board Members

Warwick M. Bayly, BVSc, MS, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM, is a 1975 graduate of Melbourne University in Australia. From 1977-79, he worked at The Ohio State University on his Masters thesis. In 1999, Bayly earned his Faculte de Medecine Veterinaire at the Read More

State Veterinarians' Offices Listed Online

Your state veterinarian’s office handles health concerns of horses ranging from West Nile virus and other encephalitic diseases to Coggins test requirements. Do you know how to contact your state veterinarian for information about your state’s Read More

Foals Born From Frozen Eggs at Colorado State

The first foals produced from eggs that were harvested from a mare, frozen, then thawed, were born recently at Colorado State University’s Animal Reproduction and Biotechnology Laboratory (ARBL). Researchers say this is an important breakthrough Read More

Spanish Equine Career Booklet Available

From top jockeys to polo professionals, the equine industry is constantly influenced by the history and horsemanship of those from Central and South America. In an effort to continue to involve the growing U.S. Hispanic population in the various Read More

What is Theriogenology?

Theriogenology is the study of animal reproduction. “Therio” means beast or animal, “Gen/genesis” means birth and reproduction, and “Ology” means the study of. The Society for Theriogenology (SFT) was founded in 1954 to promote the practice of Read More

Watching an International Affair--Rolex

The Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, presented by Bayer, lived up to its four-star international standing this year. That ranking is given to only four of the top-level events in the world, and is on par with the difficulty of the Olympics. This Read More

Any Headshaking Articles?

I own a 7-year-old appendix Quarter Horse that I have competed successfully on the Quarter Horse circuit at the national level. Early last fall, this horse began severely shaking or nodding his head at times (headshaking)... Read More

Olympic Contender Survives Colic

In May, colic almost took the life of the Dutch Warmblood gelding Grandeur, who was days away from a bid for the 2000 U.S. Olympic dressage squad.

With his rider, 1996 dressage team bronze medalist Steffen Peters, 12-year-old Grandeur wa Read More

Derby News

Derby Favorite Fusaichi Pegasus (left) cooled down in the barn area after winning the 126th Kentucky Derby on May 6. A favorite had not won the Derby since 1979, but Fusaichi Pegasus broke the streak under jockey Kent Desormeaux. Aptitude was Read More

AHSA and MSPCA Launch Transportation Guidelines

The American Horse Shows Association (AHSA) and the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (MSPCA) Nevins Farm & Equine Centre have published Guidelines for Horse Transport by Road & Air.

These guidelines Read More

Grayson Jockey Club Research Grants

The directors of Grayson-Jockey Club Research Fundation have awarded a total of $825,389 to fund a total of 23 research projects during the year 2000.

The amount represents a new record for the Foundation. The board approved funding for Read More


The National Animal Health Monitoring System’s (NAHMS) Equine ’98 Study was designed to provide the horse industry with information on the nation’s equine population for education and research. Sponsored by the USDA Animal and Plant Health Read More

Equine Veterinary Books Available

The W.B. Saunders Company offers a catalog that features a variety of in-depth equine medicine and surgery books for veterinarians. In addition, W.B. Saunders invites professional authors to submit proposals for editorial evaluation.

The Read More

USDA Proposes Semen Regulation Amendment

 The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is proposing to eliminate import requirements for equine semen from Canada.

Under the proposed amendment, equine semen originating from Canada would no longer need an import Read More

Genetic Color Cross Problem?

Q: I have a dun mare which I was considering breeding this year to a buckskin stallion. I was informed that there might be some problems with this particular cross due to the dun color factor. The foal might be lethal white or albino.

New Editorial Advisory Board Member for The Horse

Stephen G. Jackson, PhD, earned his undergraduate degree in Animal Science at Texas A&M, and his PhD in Equine Nutrition at the University of Kentucky (UK). In 1975, he became an Extension Horse Specialist at UK, and was an Associate Professor Read More


General Resident Horse Management

More than 13% of operations with fewer than two resident horses reported the horses never left the operation, compared to 1% of operations with 20 or more horses. Operations Read More

Zweig Fund 2000 Research Awards

The Harry M. Zweig Memorial Fund for Equine Research honors the late Dr. Harry M. Zweig, a distinguished veterinarian, and his numerous contributions to New York’s equine industry. In 1979, by amendment to the parimutuel revenue laws, the New York Read More

Online Mustang Adoption a Success

Thirty-five mustangs recently were adopted via cyberspace in the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) sixth Internet auction. More than 288 e-mail applications flooded into BLM computer in-boxes during the three- week Read More

Scholarships Granted

Two high school seniors with a dedication to the well-being of horses have been named Year 2000 Scholarship recipients by Horse Daily Planner Publications. First place winner Kari Fisher of Rockwell, N.C., received $1,200 toward her tuition at the Read More

Equestrian Public Service Award Announced

 The American Quarter Horse Association recently launched a new award to recognize American Quarter Horses which work to ensure the public's safety (i.e., police horse, parks mounted rangers, beach patrol, sheriff's posse, etc.).

The Read More

AAEP Reports

The 2001 annual convention of the American Association of Equine Practitioners served up a banquet of information for veterinarians and horse owners. One full day was devoted to owner education, featuring veterinarians speaking on a variety of Read More