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Women's Horse Group Formed

In an effort to bring together female owners, jockeys, trainers, and track staff, the Women's Horse Industry Association has been formed. Created by sports marketing and association management executive Catherine Masters, the association is Read More

Horse Council Honors Kentucky Congressman

The American Horse Council's 2009 Rolapp Award was presented to Kentucky congressman Ben Chandler for his outstanding support of the horse industry. The award was presented to Chandler June 16 at a congressional reception in the Capitol during Read More

Kentucky Diagnostic Center Director Honored at Army Retirement Ceremony

Craig Carter, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVPM, director of the University of Kentucky Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center, was recognized during a retirement ceremony March 22 at the Army Reserve Medical Command in Pinellas Park, Fla., for his 42 years of Read More

Equitation Science Meeting to Focus on Horse Sport and Welfare

International authorities in horse behavior, training, and welfare will converge in Sydney, Australia, for the fifth Equitation Science Annual Conference, to be held at the University of Sydney's Faculty of Veterinary Science and Centennial Read More

Florida Restricts Animals from States with VS Cases

Florida has placed restrictions on the import of animals from states affected by vesicular stomatitis (VS), Agriculture and Consumer Services Commissioner Charles H. Bronson announced Friday. Texas officials announced June 12 that a horse in Read More

NRHA Offers Expert Training for Reiners in Europe

The National Reining Horse Association is offering a one-day clinic for reining horse enthusiasts, where participants can receive one-on-one training from two of the world’s top NRHA professionals, Bernard and Ann Fonck. The 2009 NRHA Regional Read More

AHC Presents Van Ness Award to Iowa's Sally Blount

The American Horse Council presented its annual 2009 Van Ness award to Sally Blount during the group's National Issues Forum on June 16 in Washington, D.C.

The award is named for the late Marjorie Van Ness, and is sponsored by Read More

Rachel Alexandra to Race for a Cure

Rachel Alexandra, who last month became the first filly in 85 years to win the Preakness, will "race for a cure" for the remainder of her 2009 campaign. A $20,000 donation to a breast cancer nonprofit, the Susan G. Komen Race for a Cure, from th Read More

NTRA Safety Alliance Gives Delaware Park Accreditation

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association announced June 17 that Delaware Park in Stanton, Del., has been fully accredited by the NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance following a complete review of all racing operations at the facility. Read More

AAEP Issues 'Best Practices' for Purchase Exam Radiographs

The American Association of Equine Practitioners' Public Auction Task Force has developed recommendations regarding the use of radiographic reports as part of the prepurchase Read More

Kentucky Restricts Texas Livestock Due to VS Case

Kentucky State Veterinarian Robert C. Stout, DVM, has prohibited entry of livestock from one south Texas county because a horse there has been diagnosed with vesicular stomatitis (VS).

The Texas Animal Health Commission Read More

MicroCurrent for Horses

Matrix Therapy Products announces the recent release of a new book, MicroCurrent for Horses, penned by Deborah Powell.

This new resource presents an in-depth study of therapies, such as MicroCurrent, infrasound, and light Read More

Positive Response to Arlington Polytrack Upgrade

State-of-the-art track maintenance equipment in use for less than two weeks on Arlington's Polytrack course has already led to positive feedback from local horsemen.

"I haven't heard any criticism at all," said Tony Petrillo, Arlington's Read More

Moose on the Loose at Saratoga Race Course

Saratoga Race Course employees arrived at work Monday morning to find a cow moose wandering on the sidewalk outside track property, New York Racing Association (NYRA) officials said. After NYRA security worked in support of the Saratoga Springs Read More

Georgia Horse Owners Urged to Vaccinate Against EEE

Two horses in Long County, Ga., have tested positive for Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE). The Coastal Health District is encouraging all horse owners in Bryan, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long, and McIntosh Counties to vaccinat Read More

Gulfstream Donates to Jockey, Health Causes

Earlier this month, Gulfstream Park announced its pledge to donate $10,000 to a pair of National Thoroughbred Racing Association's Charities--Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund and the Miami Project to Cure Paralysis.

The Jockeys Fund was Read More

Kentucky Horse Council Offers Listening Sessions

Horse owners throughout the Commonwealth will have the opportunity to network and discuss horse community issues through a series of listening sessions conducted by the Kentucky Horse Council (KHC). Aptly named The Horsemen's Dialogue: Read More

Dunkirk Resting Comfortably after Surgery

Dunkirk, a brave second to Summer Bird in the June 6 Belmont, continues to recuperate nicely in his stall from surgery to insert a screw in a non-displaced condylar fracture in his left rear cannon bone.

The surgery was performed June Read More

Days End Farm Horse Rescue to Celebrate 20 Years

Days End Farm is celebrating its 20th Anniversary with its biggest family fun day ever. The group has rescued more than 1,200 horses from neglect and abuse since it was founded in 1989.

Features of the 20th Anniversary Carnival will include a Read More

USEF Names Zimecterin Gold, Equioxx as Official Products

Two leading Merial Brand Products have been named official products of the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF). Zimecterin Gold (ivermectin/praziquantel) and Equioxx (firocoxib) were recently added as official USEF deworming and pain Read More

American Farrier's Association to Provide Hoof Care at WEG Test Events

The American Farrier's Association (AFA) will provide hoof care services for the test events leading up to the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games.

As the Official Farriers for the games, the AFA has extended its partnership to provide Read More

Florida Vet Clinic Hosting Free Hurricane Expo for Horse Owners

Thanks to support received from the ASPCA as well as many other local and professional groups, Surgi-Care Center for Horses of Brandon, Fla., will host an expo June 13 to help area horse owners learn how to prepare for hurricanes and other Read More

Organic Groomer Fly & Insect Spray

Missy Wryn, founder of the WHolistic Horsemanship Training program, announces the new Organic Groomer Fly and Insect Spray.

A combination of natural ingredients such as Lemongrass and Peppermint, this all-natural insect spray is designe Read More

Horses Fine Following Belmont Efforts

Belmont Stakes winner Summer Bird obviously loves New York. He loves it so much that he might return this summer to run at Saratoga Race Course in the Aug. 1 Jim Dandy Stakes and the Aug. 29 Shadwell Travers Stakes.

"We've discussed the Jim Read More

Maryland Offers Horse Owner Pasture Walks

The Maryland Department of Agriculture and the Equine Studies Program at the University of Maryland have partnered together to offer a Horse Pasture Walk on Thursday, June 18, 2009. The event will be held from 6-9:00 p.m. at the Equine Rotationa Read More