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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Purina Mills Educational Seminars

More than 1,000 free equine educational seminars will be held throughout the United States this spring, beginning Feb. 15 and running through the end of May. The Purina Education Series, now in its fifth year, is the most extensive educational Read More

Michigan's Performance Center

The first step toward construction of a Michigan State University facility devoted to the care of the nation's performance horse population was taken Friday, Dec. 11, when the University's Board of Trustees hired an architect/engineer for the Read More

Horse Owners Plead Guilty To USDA Import Violations

The United States Department of Agriculture has announced that horse facility owners Emil and Anna Jung of Gehlenberg-Friesoythe, Germany, have pled guilty to three counts each of false statements and mail fraud. In May of 1998, the Jungs were Read More

Sauers Honored

American Quarter Horse Foundation announced that Director Emeritus LaRue Sauers of Sedalia, Mo., is the 1998 Merle Wood Humanitarian of the Year award winner. Sauers was honored at the "You Can Make A Difference" reception on Tuesday, Nov. 17, Read More

AQHA Parentage Verification

For the protection of all American Quarter Horses and so American Quarter Horse owners better understand certain genetic diseases and prevent them being passed on to future generations, AQHA is making an effort by positively identifying all Read More

LSU Helping Animals And Humans Reproduce

The Louisiana State University Agricultural Center's reproductive physiology research program started with one main focus--helping farm animals reproduce efficiently and at the least cost to livestock producers. Along the way, this research Read More

The State Of Kentucky Declares VS All-Clear

Effective today (January 25, 1999), the Kentucky Department of Agriculture has removed Colorado from he list of States affected with Vesicular Stomatitis. There are currently no states considered by the Kentucky Department of Read More

Three Charged In The Slaughter Of 34 Wild Horses

A construction worker and two Marines have been accused of the wild horse killings in Nevada December, 27, 1998, for sport. The shootings, which left 34 horses dead and several wounded, have sparked immense interest by the public and a reward Read More

Vesicular Stomatitis Virus Update

Colorado reported one new vesicular stomatitis virus (VSV) investigation during the week ending Jan. 8, 1999. This new investigation and one investigation formerly pending were both negative. One formerly positive premises located in Read More

Major Public Relations Agency Hired To Develop 5-Year

BSMG, the public relations division of Bozell International, the agency that developed the successful "Milk Moustache" campaign, has been hired by the Horse Industry Alliance to develop a 5-year Marketing Plan that has an objective of raising $1 Read More

Kentucky Equine Research Will Host Annual Nutrition Conference

Kentucky Equine Research (KER) will host its ninth annual Equine Nutrition Conference on April 26-27, 1999, in Lexington, Ky.

The conference will feature presentations by world leaders in equine nutrition and exercise physiology, Read More

Wild Horses Shot To Death

On Sunday and Monday, December 27 and 28, twenty-five horses were found shot to death in or near Devil's Flat valley, Nevada. An additional six horses were found via a helicopter search on Tuesday, December 29. A total of Read More

VS Update -- 12/24//98

Colorado reported no new VS investigations during the week ending December 24, 1998. Two formerly VS positive premises were released from quarantine, one each in Larimer and Weld counties. Five positive VS premises remain Read More

Smoke But No Fire In Tricky Cigar Saga

Plans for a permanent home for two-time Horse of the Year Cigar are no closer to completion than in November when The Blood-Horse reported the decision was in the hands of management of Assicurazioni Generali, the Read More

Screwworm Case Confirmed In Texas

The flesh-eating screwworm, a pest which had been officially eradicated from the United States and Mexico, has surfaced in West Texas. Still uncertain when or where this pest entered the country, state and federal livestock Read More

MSU Board Hires Architect For Equine Performance Center

The first step towards construction of a Michigan State University facility devoted to the care of the nation's performance horse population was taken Friday, Dec. 11, when the university's Board of Trustees hired an Read More

Veterinarians Make Concerns Known To NTRA

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association has been told of concerns by the veterinary community in regard to its Task Force on Drug Testing and Racing Integrity, and the fact that a veterinarian is not on the task force. Read More

Tendon Drug Bapten Removed From Market

Bapten, a medication that has shown promise in the treatment of bowed tendons, has been taken off the market because of reports of a troubling side effect. A prepared statement from Boehringer Ingelheim, the pharmaceutical Read More

Two Horses Die Of Stab Wounds

Two horses died and seven others were injured from stab wounds in the morning hours of Dec. 5, 1998, according to police in the rural western Arkansas town of Barling. Sergeant Powell of the Barling Police Department said thi Read More

VS Update 11/21/98

The news on the VS outbreak is good according to the USDA. As of November 21, 1997, Utah had four counties with positive cases of VS, Colorado had seven counties, Arizona had one county, and New Mexico had four Read More

Decision Nears On New Home For Cigar

With fertility treatments apparently complete, a decision on a permanent home for Cigar is awaiting final approval from a superior at Assicurazioni Generali, the insurance company that now owns the two-time Horse of the Year. Read More

VS Update -- 11/13/98

Colorado reported one new VS investigation during the week ending November 13, 1998, which was positive. The positive premises was located in Larimer County. No additional positive premises were found. Ten premises formerly Read More

Frozen Pipes...Are You Prepared For Winter?

On February 5, 1996, Freddie and Erica Chalmers of South Carolina went off to work as they would any other day. However, this would be no ordinary day for the Chalmerses. When they returned home that evening, their home had Read More

Secretariat Wins His Place On Postage Stamp

Secretariat won his latest race by a margin the big chestnut was unfamiliar with at the racetrack—a nose.

The 1973 Triple Crown winner will be remembered as one of 15 subjects for a Read More

California Voters Outlaw Horse Slaughter For Food

“Notwithstanding any other provision of law, it is unlawful for any person to possess, to to import into or export from the state, or to sell, buy, give away, hold, or accept any horse with the intent of killing, or having Read More