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AAEP Releases White Paper on Equine Blood Products

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) has released a white paper to help practitioners make informed decisions regarding the use of equine plasma and serum products.

The white paper, titled "Read More

'Jockeys' Series to Get Second Season on Air

Animal Planet announced March 19 that the network's popular docu-drama "Jockeys" would be renewed for a second season of programs. The first season, which concluded March 13, brought Animal Planet viewers into the lives of seven jockeys who race Read More

Researchers Seek Reader Comments on Equine Grass Sickness

Equine grass sickness (EGS), or dysautonomia, is a disease that primarily affects pasture-grazed equids between the ages of 2 and 7 years. Read More

UK Donkey Rescue Urges Awareness of Foreign Disease Risk

The number of donkeys being rescued and imported from Europe into the UK is at an all-time high, according to the Devon-based Donkey Sanctuary. Any donkeys of unknown origin might potentially carry exotic diseases--posing a risk to the UK's Read More

Zimectrin Products Offer New Satisfaction Guarantee

Horse owners can hold their parasite control to a higher standard--their own approval. Now, all Zimecterin (ivermectin) Brand Products are backed by a satisfaction guarantee, helping to ensure the highest standard of parasite control.

"Hors Read More

2009 AHC Horse Industry Directory Available

The most comprehensive national directory of breed and sport organizations, equine publications, state resources, and racing and gaming organizations is now available for purchase.

The American Horse Council's 2009 Horse Industry Directory Read More

Kentucky Horse Council to Utilize New Grant Cycle

The Kentucky Horse Council (KHC) is implementing a new schedule for grant submission. Grant applications from 501(c)3 and 501(c)10 equine organizations will now be accepted from January through July 31. Funding decisions will be made Read More

Barbaro Exhibit to Open at Kentucky Derby Museum

After the dedication of the Barbaro memorial sculpture at Churchill Downs April 26, the Kentucky Derby Museum will open a tribute exhibit, Barbaro: The Heart of a Winner.

This exhibit will offer a multi-dimensional view of Barbaro as a Read More

Plan for Ontario Equine Centre Moves Ahead

The Ontario Equine Centre (OEC), a not-for-profit public private partnership, is moving ahead with its plan to develop a world-class equine facility and research incubator. The facility will serve all equine breeds and disciplines. Read More

CEM: Georgia Reports Positive Stallion

Georgia Department of Agriculture Commissioner Tommy Irvin reported March 12 that laboratory tests confirmed a Georgia Paint horse is infected with contagious equine Read More

Kentucky Ag Chief Discourages Livestock Gas Regulation

Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer urged Kentucky's U.S. senators, Mitch McConnell and Jim Bunning, to support federal legislation that would prohibit the federal government from regulating livestock under the Clean Air Act.

"I believe Read More

Horse Rescue a Contender for $1 Million Makeover

Angel Acres Horse Haven Rescue of Glennville, Pa., is a semifinalist for the Zootoo.com Million Dollar Makeover Giveaway. Angel Acres competed against other animal shelters across the United States and finished in 12th place.

Zootoo will Read More

Penn Vet World Leadership Award Goes to Texas Pathologist

Frederick A. Murphy, DVM, PhD, has been selected as the 2009 recipient of the Penn Vet World Leadership Award. Murphy is the James W. McLaughlin Professor in Residence, Department of Pathology at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Read More

Government Vet Shortage Critical, AVMA CEO Says

The chief executive of the nation's largest veterinary association recently appeared before a Senate subcommittee to address a new report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) that details a shortage of veterinarians available to fill Read More

Lexington Mounted Police Offer Training Clinic

The Lexington, Ky., Mounted Police are offering a sensory training clinic. Two instructors representing the Lexington Police Mounted Unit and one equitation instructor will work with riders in three rotating groups. The clinic will take place Read More

Homes for Horses Coalition to Meet in Las Vegas

Representatives from dozens of national and state-based equine protection, advocacy, and rescue organizations will gather on April 9 through 10 at Bally's Las Vegas for the third annual Homes for Horses Coalition Conference.

The Read More

First Mares in Foal to Big Brown

Three Chimneys Farm announced March 12 that several notable mares have already been confirmed in foal to first year sire Big Brown. Mares confirmed in foal include Santaria, dam of grade II stakes winners and stallions Medallist and Air Read More

Kentucky Horse Park to Open 31st Season

The Kentucky Horse Park's 31st season is set to begin Sunday, March 15, when the park returns to its regular hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily through Oct. 31. The park will feature special events and themed weekends throughout the season. Read More

EHV, Botulism, Stem Cell Among New Grayson-Jockey Club Projects

Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation will fund 17 projects in 2009. Additionally, the group announced today that Paul Lunn, MRCVS, BVSc, PhD, Dipl ACVIM, of Colorado State University has been elected to succeed Larry Bramlage, DVM, MS, Dipl. Read More

Helzer Elected President of AQHA

At the 2009 American Quarter Horse Association Annual Convention this week in San Antonio, Jim Helzer of Arlington, Texas, was elected the 59th president of the world's largest equine breed registry.

Helzer is CEO and President of JEH Read More

UK Horse Charity Reports 5x Increase in Calls

The Horse Trust, a UK equine charity, is reporting a five-fold increase in enquiries from cash-strapped owners who need to rehome their horse. But with a fall in public donations, the charity is unable to take on any more horses. Read More

ASPCA Grants $10K for Equine Sanctuary Inspections

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) has granted $10,000 to the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS). The funds will support the GFAS Equine Sanctuary Site Inspection program.

GFAS helps sanctuarie Read More

Kentucky Ale Named 'Official Beer' of the 2010 WEG

Kentucky Ale will be the Official Beer of the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, organizers recently announced.

Alltech, the title sponsor of the 2010 Games, owns the Alltech's Lexington Brewing and Distilling Company that produces Read More

Barbaro's Brother Places in Second Start

Nicanor, the brother of Barbaro, finished second Saturday to favorite Custom for Carlos in a seven-furlong maiden race at Gulfstream.

Nicanor stumbled at the start of his Read More

New York to Offer CEM Training Sessions for Vets

Licensed veterinarians in New York have been invited to attend training sessions regarding contagious equine metritis (CEM), sponsored by the New York State Veterinary Medical Society, Agriculture Commissioner Patrick Hooker announced March 4. Read More