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Equine Veterinarians to Broaden Expertise During AAEP Annual Convention

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) will strengthen the equine veterinarian's ability to serve the horse through applicable science, effective business tactics and welfare advocacy during its 56th Annual Convention, Dec. Read More

WEG: Build-Out Update at the Kentucky Horse Park

The build-out for the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG) has reached less than a month to go, and construction crews have taken over the Kentucky Horse Park to prepare it for the 16-day event. Dozens of RV trailers have be Read More

Unwanted Horse Coalition Announces Operation Gelding

Prevent unwanted horses by gelding your stallion or by providing the event at which other horse owners can get their stallions gelded. The Unwanted Horse Coalition's Opera Read More

Karelien Released from Hospital After Life-Threatening Injury

Thoroughbred gelding Karelian, who sustained a life threatening injury in July, has been released from Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital. The 8-year-old gelding fractured both right front sesamoid bones, ruptured his suspensory apparatus and di Read More

UC Davis Develops App for Veterinary Calculations

Veterinary students, practitioners and technicians can find information as close as an iPhone to help them with calculations and interpretations related to veterinary medicine. VetPDA Calcs, developed by University of California, Dav Read More

Thoroughbred Pedigree and Genetics Symposium Oct. 11

The Blood-Horse magazine, in conjunction with Pedigree Consultants, LLC, announces the first Thoroughbred Pedigree and Genetics Symposium, to be held at the Marriott Griffin Gate hotel in Lexington, Ky., on Oct. 11, 2010. The 2010 Thoroughbred Read More

WEG: 58 Countries Send Nominated Entries

National federations for 58 countries have submitted nominated entries for the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. Nominated entries are submitted pending verification and approval of horse and rider qualifications. T Read More

Unwanted Horse Coalition Materials Available

The Unwanted Horse Coalition (UHC) continues its efforts to educate the industry about the issues relating to unwanted horses and owning responsibly. The UHC has prepared and distributed a variety of materials that will educate horse owners on Read More

WEG: YMCA of Central Kentucky to Open Facilities to Guests

The YMCA of Central Kentucky joins the World Games 2010 Foundation in welcoming guests from around the world during the 16 days of the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, by providing facilities to athletes and guests who want to stay acti Read More

First AAEP Equitarian Workshop Emphasizes Service Through Experience

Attendees will gain hands-on experience serving equids in impoverished areas of Vera Cruz, where hundreds of horses are in need of saddle fitting, disease treatment, castration and other services. Read More

On Farm Mortality: Consider Composting

Many horse owners will eventually face tough decisions regarding animal mortality and disposal. The Unwanted Horse Coalition receives many calls from concerned owners regarding the legalities and options for disposing of horse carcasses. The pr Read More

Thoroughbred Stallion Owners Encouraged to Submit Breeding Reports

The Jockey Club reminds stallion owners to submit their Reports of Mares Bred (RMBs) for the 2010 breeding season as soon as possible.

"Timely submission of RMBs helps avoid unnecessary delays in the registration process," Read More

WEG Building Update: Driving Stadium and More Temporary Structures

Build-out projects at the Kentucky Horse Park are picking up as the countdown to the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games continues. Many construction projects are underway for different temporary structures around the park. Const Read More

WEG: Kentucky State Vet's Office Safeguards Equine Athletes at Games

The Kentucky state veterinarian's office has the yeoman's responsibility to regulate and manage the importation of an estimated 800 horses representing 62 countries that are scheduled to participate in the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestr Read More

AAEP Releases Recommendations for Protecting the Safety and Welfare of Standardbred Racehorses

Following the creation of veterinary guidelines to protect the safety and welfare of racing Thoroughbreds and Quarter horses, the American Association of Equine Practitioners has adapted these recommendations for the harness racing industry. The whit Read More

Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation Receives Donations from TCA

Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation recently received two contributions totaling $19,600 from the Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA). The donations were designated by Pin Oak Stud and Darley Stud from the TCA's 2009 sale of stall Read More

Colic in the Horse: Free Seminar for Horse Owners

Matthew Madron, DVM, will give a free seminar on colic in the horse on Tuesday, Aug. 3, at the Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine. The seminar, open to the public, will begin at 7:30 p.m. Central in the college's Alumni Ro Read More

Thoroughbred Charities of America Awards $860,672 in Grants

Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) announced today grants totaling $860,672 have been awarded to 81 Thoroughbred industry-related non-profits that work to uphold TCA's mission. TCA distributes grants to several categories of Thoroughbre Read More

Kentucky Horse Council Endorses Welfare Code of Practice

Recently the Kentucky Horse Council (KHC) joined the ranks of the American Association of Equine Practitioners, American Quarter Horse Association, Kentucky Thoroughbred Association, US Equestrian Federation, and other state and national equest Read More

USEF Acknowledges FEI's Statement on Sapphire's Elimination

The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) acknowledges Friday's announcement by the FEI that Sapphire, ridden by McLain Ward, was incorrectly eliminated from the second round of the FEI World Cup Final in Geneva on April 16, 2010. Read More

FEI Resolves Legal Dispute Over Sapphire's World Cup Disqualification

After a full investigation into the facts surrounding the disqualification of Sapphire, ridden by McLain Ward at the Fédération Equestre Internationale () World Cup Final in Geneva, the FEI has determined that the horse was incorr Read More

Unwanted Horse Coalition Takes on Additional Goals

The Unwanted Horse Coalition (UHC) met in Washington, D.C., during the American Horse Council's Annual Meeting on June 21, 2010, to discuss the next steps, strategies and goals of the organization. "After four successful yea Read More

American Horse Council Highlights Recreational Riding

On Tuesday June 22, the American Horse Council (AHC) held its first Recreation Forum in Washington, DC to highlight issues of importance to recreational riders. The forum was attended by representatives from national equestrian organizations an Read More

Increased Relief for Kentucky Horse Owners on the Way

According to a recent report, one out of every 10 work-eligible Kentuckians is unemployed. In response to the significant increase in jobless horse owners, the Kentucky Horse Council (KHC) has modified eligibility requirements for their Equine Read More

AQHA Equine Re-Homing Program Under New Name

American Quarter Horse owners love their horses--past, present, and future--and many want to keep track of those horses even after they are sold. The American Quarter Horse Association developed the Full Circle program to reunite bre Read More