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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Dr. Robert Mowry Jr. Presented With 2000 Van Ness Award

The American Horse Council presented Dr. Robert Mowrey with the 2000 Van Ness Award on Sept. 23 at an Awards luncheon in conjunction with its annual meeting in Arlington, VA.

A Professor at North Carolina State, Dr. Mowrey has been Read More

Ryerss Farm For Aged Equines To Hold Stop On Tour

Ryerss Farm for Aged Equines will host one stop on the 2000 Chester County Farm-City Tour on November 4. The tour is an annual event in Chester County, PA, which gives city and suburban dwellers from surrounding communities the chance to view Read More

Pennsylvania Horse Dead From West Nile

The Pennsylvania Department of Health announced Wednesday that the West Nile virus (WNV) has been found in a horse in East Hanover Township, Dauphin County.

This is the first confirmed case of West Nile infection in a Pennsylvania horse Read More

8th International Testing Intregity Program Workshop

The Eighth International Testing Integrity Program (TIP) workshop on equine drug testing will be held October 6-8 at the Maxwell H. Gluck Equine Research Center of the University of Kentucky. Over 40 research veterinarians and chemists from Read More

Input Requested From Horse People

The U.S. Department of Agriculture needs your help to develop an equine viral arteritis (EVA) regulatory program for U.S. horses.

The equine industry regards the disease as a potentially significant and increasing economic threat. Read More

Two More West Nile Birds In Pennsylvania

Pa. State officials yesterday (Sept. 28) confirmed that dead crows in Southampton, Bucks County, and Lansdowne, Delaware County, have tested positive for West Nile virus, bringing the total infected birds in the state to four. Read More

Three More NY Horses Test Positive For West Nile

New York's Agriculture Commissioner Nathan L. Rutgers announced Tuesday that three horses in the Middletown area of Orange County have tested positive for WNV. One 16-year-old horse was euthanized on Sept. 7 and two horses ar Read More

Two New Human West Nile Virus Cases In NJ, One Reported Death

Equine Cases On The Rise

Two more New Jersey residents have tested positive for the presence of West Nile virus (WNV). The new cases include an 82-year old Little Falls man who died in September, and a 72-year old Read More

USDA Seeks Comments On Proposed EVA Rules

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is soliciting public comment to help develop options for an equine viral arteritis regulatory program for horses within the United States.

"After evaluating public comment, we will determine whether to Read More

West Nile Confirmed In Maryland Crows

The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene's (DHMH) lab has confirmed that two crows found in Baltimore and Howard counties have tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV).  The first crow was found in Relay on Sept. 13; the second Read More

Rescuers Honored

Winners have been announced in the first annual Rio Vista Fund contest to recognize outstanding equine and canine rescue agencies.

Victoria Goss and Last Chance Corral of Athens, Ohio, won the Agency award for their work saving 200 Read More

Follow-up On Missing Clemson Horses

According to a Clemson University staff member, one of two stolen mares has been recovered. The horses were stolen from the Pendleton, South Carolina farm the night of April 23, 2000.

The brands on the recovered mare's shoulder had been Read More

Lloyd's Of London Continues Support Of Disease Publication

It is often said the best gifts keep on giving. That certainly can be said about the gift of $35,000 given by Lloyd's of London Underwriters, Brokers, and their Kentucky Agents to the University of Kentucky's Department of Veterinary Science for Read More

American Horse Council President Addresses Recreation Issues

American Horse Council (AHC) President Jay Hickey spoke to the International Livestock Congress in Houston, Texas on February 25 on future national issues that might impact the recreational segment of the horse industry. The address was part of Read More

HIA Announces Nation's Largest Open House

This May, hundreds of horse farms, stables and ranches will take part in an unprecedented hospitality event designed to bring people interested in riding face to face with horses, instructors, breeders, and others who can help them get started. Read More

HSUS First Strike! Campaign Combats Animal Cruelty

According to the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), the nation's largest animal protection organization, research shows a strong correlation between domestic violence and animal abuse. In a 1997 survey of domestic violence shelters, Read More

Pennsylvania Residents Gather To Support Ryerss

Over 100 people gathered on Sunday, January 9, in support of Ryerss Farm for Aged Equines. The supporters, including the township supervisors of three separate townships, hope the weekend rally will encourage the Chester County Agricultural Land Read More

"On the Slide" Wins AHSA Photo Award

"On the Slide," a photograph published in the October 1999issue of The Horse magazine, taken by freelance equestrian photographer Charles Mann, was chosen as the best in equine sports by the American Horse Shows Association (ASHA), as par Read More

Rio Vista Products Sponsors $50,000 Grand Prix

Horse Shows In The Sun, Inc. (HITS) producer of sixworld-class hunter/jumper horse show circuits nationwide, has announced thatRio Vista Products will sponsor Grand Prix show jumping classes at all HITS circuits in 2000. The $50,000 Rio Vista Read More

Midway College Offers Equine Therapy Degree

Midway College, located in Midway, Kentucky, in the heart of Bluegrass horse country, recently added the only bachelor's degree program in equine therapy in the United States to its curriculum. This degree program offers students the chance to Read More

Lone Ranger Passes

The death of Clayton Moore, who rode across America's film and TV screens for more than two decades on his mighty horse, Silver, leaves behind a unique American tale that was unmasked in his 1996 autobiography. In "I Was That Masked Man," Moore Read More

The Blood-Horse Unveils New Look

The Blood-Horse Publications, an international publishing house for Thoroughbred and general equine magazines, books, videos, CD-ROMs, and annual references, announced a major redesign of its flagship publication, The Blood-Horse, which began Read More

Four States Usher in Equine Passports

State livestock health officials in Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Mississippi have forged a reciprocal livestock health agreement, making it easier for equine enthusiasts to travel between and within these states with their horses. On Jan. Read More

Burney Chapman

World-renowned farrier and speaker Burney Chapman of Lubbock, Texas, died on Thursday, Nov. 11, following a long battle with brain cancer. Chapman was 57.

Burney Chapman is best known as the farrier who reintroduced the heart bar shoe fo Read More

Blackburn TRF Opens in Kentucky

Kentucky dedicated the nation’s third major Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation (TRF) facility for the rehabilitation and retirement of former racehorses. The facility officially opened on Nov. 19, 1999, with a ceremony at the Blackburn Read More