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More Owners Surrendering Horses to MSPCA

The Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (MSPCA) is requesting community-based financial assistance to help cover the cost of medical assistance and daily care for the extraordinary number of horses being surrendered to Read More

Curlin to Stand at Lane's End Farm

Reigning Horse of the Year Curlin will enter stud in 2009 at Mr. and Mrs. William S. Farish's Lane's End Farm near Versailles, Ky., it was announced Nov. 21. The son of Smart Strike will stand for $75,000.

North America's richest racehorse Read More

Stem Cells for Tendon Repair

Findings from the RVC indicate that stem cell therapy for superficial digital flexor tendon (SDFT) injury can significantly reduce the rate of re-injury over a three year period compared to conventionally treated horses. Read More

Court Upholds Soring Decision

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit recently upheld a U.S. Department of Agriculture ruling that Herbert and Jill Derickson of Tennessee violated the Horse Protection Act when they transported and entered a sored Tennessee Walking Read More

Guelph Rolls Out Biosecurity Risk Calculator, New Blogs

Horse owners will be able to determine the risk of their animals catching an infectious disease and gather information about infection control thanks to two new online initiatives from the University of Guelph.

The first is an online Read More

Thoroughbred Group Offers Art, Stallion Seasons

Thoroughbred Charities of America will conduct its 19th Annual Stallion Season and Art Auction Friday, Dec. 5 at the Keeneland Entertainment Center in Lexington.

The cocktail party begins at 6 p.m., with donations from artist from London to Read More

Tips for Winter Travel with Horses

"While trailering horses in the winter is not all that different from trailering any time of the year, you do need to make a few adjustments for hauling in cold weather," said Neva Kittrell Scheve, co-author of The Complete Guide to Buying, Maintaini Read More

Morris Animal Foundation Offers Holiday Gift Program

Looking for a unique, customized gift for the animal lover on your holiday list? A donation to Morris Animal Foundation (MAF) that benefits a favorite animal--dog, cat, horse, or species of wildlife--makes for a special gift for anyone on your Read More

EHV: Laurel Park Lifts Ban on Offsite Runners

As the Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) announced earlier today that the final 20 samples from Laurel Park's barn 1 tested negative for neurologic equine herpesvirus, the Maryland Jockey Club has amended its restrictions on offsite Read More

On-Site Registration Still Available for AAEP Farrier Sessions

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) will be offering a day of educational programming on farriery as part of its annual convention, which will take place in San Diego, Calif., Dec. 6-10, 2008.

Topics at the farrier Read More

USDA Releases 2007 Animal Health Report

The USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has released the "2007 U.S. Animal Health Report," which provides a national Read More

Unwanted Horse Survey Available Online

The Unwanted Horse Coalition (UHC) is performing further research into the issue of unwanted horses, with help from participants in the equine industry. The first step in this effort is an online survey, available at Read More

Neurologic Filly at Laurel Park Euthanized; Additional Tests Negative

The Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) reported today that no horses in Laurel Park's Barn 1, where the filly positive for neurologic equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) wa Read More

Standardbred Breeding Farm to Receive AAEP Welfare Award

Hanover Shoe Farms, the world's most prolific Standardbred breeding farm, will be honored with the American Association of Equine Practitioners' (AAEP) 2008 award for outstanding service in equine welfare, the Lavin Cup.

The Lavin Cup, name Read More

EHV-1 Confirmed in Laurel Park Horse; Ship-Ins Stopped

The Maryland Jockey Club today announced that no horses will be allowed to ship into Laurel Park, except those coming from the Bowie Training Center on a Maryland Jockey Club shuttle, until further notice. The limitations were instituted after a Read More

Tests on Additional Laurel Park Horses Negative for EHV-1

The Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) has reported that blood and nasal swab samples from a 2-year old filly in Laurel Park's Barn 1 have been confirmed positive for neurologic equine herpesvirus type-1 (EHV-1) through testing performed a Read More

Survey of Veterinarians Shows High Job Satisfaction

The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) 2007 Member Needs Assessment surveyed members regarding job satisfaction and happiness. That data was then compared to existing job satisfaction data taken from a study published by the National Read More

FEI Board Proposes Appointment of Ad Hoc Dressage Committee

The Executive Board of the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) has proposed the appointment of an Ad Hoc Working Group of world class Dressage experts from all aspects of the discipline to review key issues and inject a new focus in the Read More

Land Conservation Group Assembling List of Lost Acreage

The Equestrian Land Conservation Resource (ELCR) is compiling a list of equine competition sites or venues that have been lost to development over the past 10 years.

If there is a location near you that used to be available for showing or Read More

Surgery Recovery Medications Investigated at Kansas State

No veterinarian wants to see a patient experiencing muscle tremors, difficulty standing, or seizures. When that animal can weigh as much as a thousand pounds, it also becomes a safety concern for the patient and the caregivers.

Butch Read More

Equine Vet Elected to Congress

Veterinarian and small business owner Kurt Schrader, DVM, has been elected to represent Oregon's 5th Congressional District.

Schrader, who will succeed retiring Congresswoman Darlene Hooley, is the proprietor of Clackamas County Veterinary Read More

UK Authority Accepting Consults on Equine ID Program

The United Kingdom's Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) has launched a consultation period to revise existing equine identification legislation. During this time, Read More

Thoroughbred Network Group Opens West Virginia Chapter

The Communication Alliance To Network Thoroughbred Ex-Racehorses, known as CANTER, will offer a new chapter at Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort of Chester, W.Va. This program offers a free horse sale listing service to trainers and Read More

Magician Curry Pet Wash

Permirus Pets introduces the Magician Curry Pet Wash, an innovative, relaxing way to bathe your horses while staying dry and clean yourself.

The Magician Curry Pet Wash allows currying while shampooing and rinsing the coat, helps with Read More

Oregon State Vet School Names New Head of Clinical Sciences

Christopher Cebra, VMD, MS, Dipl. ACVIM, an Oregon State University faculty member specializing in large animal veterinary care, has been named head of the Department of Clinical Sciences in Oregon State University's College of Veterinary Read More