The Horse Staff

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Two More West Nile Birds Found In Virginia

Virginia's Commissioner of Health E. Anne Peterson, MD, MPH, reported Tuesday that two more crows have tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV) in Virginia. The two crows were found in Fairfax and Spotsylvania Counties. The total number of crow Read More

Task Force Meets To Discuss Governance Of U.S. Equestrian Sport

Members of the American Horse Shows Association (AHSA)/United States Equestrian Team (USET) Strategic Planning Initiative Task Force met at the Newark International Airport in Newark, New Jersey on Nov. 6 to discuss the future governance of Read More

AHSA Drug Regulation Changes

The AHSA recently announced the adoption of two amendments to the Drugs and Medications Rule that was proposed by the Drugs and Medications Committee at a meeting in July. Each change would serve to liberalize an aspect of the Drugs and Read More

Another West Nile Horse In Connecticut

The State yesterday (Oct. 26) announced a seventh case of WNV in a horse. The horse, from Glastonbury, is recovering, and its stable mates have shown no signs of sickness. No spraying is planned, and mosquito trapping will Read More

West Nile Virus Found in North Carolina

The U.S. Geological Survey, National Wildlife Health Center, confirmed Oct. 20 that a dead crow found in North Carolina is positive for West Nile Virus, the first evidence of the disease found in the state. The crow was found Read More

AHSA Launches Issues and Answers Bulletin Board

The American Horse Shows Association is pleased to announce the launch of a moderated forum, AHSA Issues and Answers Bulletin Board, on its web site at

AHSA members with questions pertaining to AHSA competitions, rules, Read More

Nutramax Donates Settlement Proceeds to NARHA

Nutramax Laboratories, of Edgewood, MD, makers of Cosequin for horses, dogs and cats and CosaminDS for humans, has donated $15,000, the proceeds of a recent legal settlement, to the North American Riding for the Handicapped Association (NARHA). Read More

First Human WNV Case Confirmed In Connecticut

The State of Connecticut Department Public Health (DPH) yesterday announced the first confirmed instance of WNV infection in a Connecticut resident from Norwalk. DPH confirms a female from Norwalk experienced only several days of headache withou Read More

Nominees Sought For Veterinarians Hall of Fame

American Farriers Journal is accepting nominations for the International Equine Veterinarians Hall of Fame's class of 2001.

The Hall of Fame was established by American Farriers Journal in 1997, to recognize Read More

Connecticut Horse Tests Positive For West Nile Virus

On October 11, 2000, the State of Connecticut confirmed a horse testing positive for West Nile Virus (WNV) in Cheshire. This is the fifth horse testing positive for WNV in Connecticut this year. The owner reported the onset of clinical signs on Read More

Protect Your Horse and Get A 2001 Calender That Saves You Money

Horse owners who purchase leading paste dewormer Zimecterin through the end of the year will receive a 2001 calendar as a special offer from Farnam Equine Products. The calendar is available at no extra charge with the purchase of one dose of Read More

Louisville Congresswoman Anne Northup Awarded 2000 Rolapp Award

The American Horse Council presented Congresswoman Anne Northup of Louisville, Ky. with the 2000 Rolapp Award at its second annual Congressional Dinner on Sept. 25 in Washington, D.C.

Given annually since 1993, the award honors that Read More

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

First Online Issue of EquineCanada

The Equine Research Centre is pleased to announce its first totally web-based issue of EquineCanada, a quarterly news journal published by the Centre since 1998.

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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