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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Equine Regenerative Medicine Conference Scheduled for 2010

The University of California, Davis, Alamo Pintado Equine Medical Center, and Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital have teamed up to offer the first North American Veterinary Regenerative Medicine Conference. The conference will take place March 5 Read More

Piroplasmosis Video Now Available

Wondering about equine piroplasmosis? Peter J. Timoney, FRCVS, PhD, of the University of Kentucky's Gluck Equine Research Center, covered the basics of the disease in a new video intervie Read More

New Equine Education Courtesy of Intervet/Schering-Plough and

Horse owners looking for up-to-date information on parasites and drug resistance can find two new videos on containing presentations made in Kentucky to a group of veterinarians, vet techs, and horse owners. These are sponsored b Read More

Vets Object to New FEI Drug Guidelines, FEI Responds

On Nov. 19 the General Assembly of the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) approved new Equine Anti-Doping and Controlled Medication Regulations as well as a new list of prohibited substances. The passed regulations Read More

USEF Issues Statement on FEI Drug Guidelines

The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) today issued a statement on new Equine Anti-Doping and Controlled Medication Regulations passed by the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) General Assembly Nov. 19. The passed Read More

Free Horses: All-Breed Adoption Service Launched on

In honor of this Thanksgiving season, is proud to announce it has opened a no-cost listing service for any breed of horse that is free to a good home.

Horses of any age, breed, or sex are eligible to be placed on the Read More Photo Store Offers Holiday Special and Shipping Dates Photo Store is now offering a special savings coupon code to kick off the online holiday shopping season. Shoppers can save 10% on their online Read More

Equine-Related Podcasts Now on has become a syndication partner for five podcasts presented by and their sponsors. You can listen to these entertaining and educational talk Read More

The Horse and Equine Vet Techs Become Media Partners

The Horse and the American Association of Equine Veterinary Technicians (AAEVT) have become official Media Partners.

"Vet techs are the unsung heroes of veterinary hospitals," said Kimberly S. Brown, publisher/editor of Read More

U.K. Pony Euthanized After Fireworks Injury

A pony in Dartford, U.K., had to be put down Friday morning after he panicked and crashed into a lamppost during fireworks, Horse and Hound reported. The Read More

225 Free Horses Placed via Adoption Listings on

In a little more than a year, 225 Thoroughbreds and Standardbreds have found new homes via their free listings on's adoption service.

The service is a Read More

Kentucky Lifts Ban on Hoosier Park Horses

The Kentucky State Veterinarian's office has lifted a restriction that kept horses from Indiana's Hoosier Park from entering the barn areas of any Kentucky racetrack or public training facility. The Kentucky precautions were put in Read More

Phenylbutazone in Horses, A Reminder For Veterinarians From the FDA

On Oct. 14, the FDA posted an open letter to veterinarians on its product safety Web site regarding the legal and illegal use of Read More

World Rabies Day Today; Equine Vaccination Key to Prevention

Today is World Rabies Day, a global cooperative effort to spread the word about rabies as a risk to human and animal health.

The World Rabies Day effort began in 2006, when a group of researchers and professionals formed a global Alliance Read More

Seven Horses Die in Maryland Boarding Barn Fire

Seven horses died in a fire at a boarding facility in Chesapeake City, Md., Sunday morning, The Associated Press reported.

Joseph Read More

More than 200 Horses Adopted Through Service

Success stories on's Adoption Service for Thoroughbreds and Standardbreds climbed steadily toward number 200, but as we waited to declare reaching the benchmark of our 200th adoption, we got a surprise--horses 200 and 201 Read More

Hendra Virus: Initial Tests Negative on Bowen Horses

The initial Hendra virus test results for the 16 horses on the three quarantined properties at Bowen, in North Queensland, have come back negative.

All horses on the affected properties will remain under quarantine until the period of virus Read More

Patrick Swayze Horse Poster Still Available, Benefits Youth Programs

The iconic photograph of Patrick Swayze and his chestnut Egyptian Arabian stallion Tammen graced many a barn's tack room in the 1990s. If you're looking for a new copy, posters of Swayze and Tammen are still available via the Arabian Horse Read More

Hendra Virus Safety Tips for Horse Owners Released

The Queensland government has released a safety alert for horse owners following several cases of Hendra virus, a rare but potentially fatal zoonotic virus that can pass from horses to humans. Read More

Zoonotic Hendra Virus Reported on North Queensland Farm

Biosecurity Queensland is managing another case of Hendra virus infection on a property outside Bowen in North Queensland after test results on a deceased horse came back positive for the virus.

Deputy Chief Veterinary Officer Rick Symons, Read More

Nearly 200 Horses Adopted Through Service

We're only nine adoptions away from 200 horses finding new homes through's Adoption Service for Thoroughbreds and Standardbreds. Originally launched as a Thoroughbred service in November 2008, Standardbreds were recently added into Read More

Colorado Officials Seize Threatened Horses

Colorado authorities came to the rescue of 24 horses yesterday that a northern Colorado man had threatened to shoot, according to the Associated Press.

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West Nile Virus: Washington Reports Highest Number of Cases

West Nile virus cases are popping up across the country, with Washington state reporting the highest number of equine cases.

As of Aug. 19, Washington animal health authorities had reported 12 equine cases. Other states reporting cases Read More

Project Brings Vet Training to Rural China

Working donkeys, horses, and mules in Xinjiang, China, are on the receiving end of care and guidance provided through a project by Urumqi University, the World Society for the Protection of Animals, and the Society for the Protection of Animals Read More Marks 1,000th Fan Milestone on Facebook has passed the 1,000th fan milestone on the popular social media network Facebook. launched a Facebook page at in March 2009. Facebook i Read More