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New South Wales to Deactivate Equine Flu Outbreak Precautions

Precautionary measures retained in New South Wales (NSW) since the eradication of equine influenza was confirmed in February will end at midnight on June 30.

From July 1 an official Traveling Horse Statement will not be required before Read More

Beyond the Track: Retraining the Thoroughbred from Racehorse to Riding Horse

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Animal Welfare Group Tours Hong Kong Olympic Stables

Representatives of the Animal Welfare Advisory Group (AWAG) visited the Sha Tin and Beas River Olympic equestrian facilities in Hong Kong June 24.

"It's very impressive," said AWAG spokesperson Chan Pui-tin. "Before I came here I had a lot Read More

EfferSan, Multipurpose Disinfectant and Sanitizer for Equine Operations

EfferSan effectively disinfects in five minutes against Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Staphylococcus aureus, and Salmonella enterica, and will sanitize in one minute against Salmonella typhi on pre-cleaned, hard, nonporous surfaces. Read More

CEM Rule Amended for Entertainment Horses

The USDA has amended its import rules to allow noncompetitive entertainment horses to be temporarily brought into the U.S. from countries affected with contagious equine metritis (CEM), a venereal disease of horses. The final rule, titled Read More

AAEP Supports Thoroughbred Safety Recommendations

The AAEP has endorsed the three initial recommendations of The Jockey Club's Thoroughbred Safety Committee. The committee announced its recommendations June 17, including the elimination of steroids in race training and racing, a ban on toe Read More

Rhode Island General Assembly Passes Equine Transport Measure

The Rhode Island General Assembly has passed legislation to ban the use of double-decker trucks to transport horses in the state. Sen. Dominick Ruggerio, D-Providence, and Rep. Amy Rice, D-Portsmouth, introduced the legislation in response to an Read More

WEG 2010 License Plate Planned

A specialty Kentucky license plate might soon be available in celebration of the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games.

In order for these plates to be produced, at least 900 applications and deposits must be submitted to the World Read More

First California Equine WNV Case of 2008 Reported

The first positive equine case of West Nile virus in California in 2008 has been reported in Riverside County. The affected horse, a 15-year-old Quarter Horse gelding, died.

West Nile virus (WNV) is a mosquito-borne virus that was first Read More

Sally Swift Receives Equine Industry Vision Award

Pfizer Animal Health and American Horse Publications (AHP) presented Sally Swift with the seventh annual Equine Industry Vision Award at a ceremonial breakfast held during the AHP "Break from the Gate in 2008" seminar in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Read More

Jockey Injured, Horse Euthanized after Churchill Spill

Jockey Shaun Bridgmohan suffered minor injuries in a spill in the first race June 21 at Churchill Downs. He was taken to Norton Audubon Hospital in Louisville for X rays, which revealed no broken bones or serious injuries, according to his agent Read More

Maximizing Fuel Economy When Hauling Horses

The use of heavy-duty vehicles to transport horses consumes more energy than most passenger cars. However, horse owners can take several steps to maximize their fuel economy.

"Horse owners can do their part to reduce their fuel consumption wit Read More

Ban on Racehorse Steroids, Toe Grabs Recommended

The Thoroughbred Safety Committee announced June 17 that it is recommending the elimination of steroids in race training and racing, a ban on toe grabs, and a series of whip-related reforms, all aimed at improving safety and integrity in Read More

Equine Colic Web site Launched by Liverpool Vets

Veterinary surgeons at the University of Liverpool have developed a Web site dedicated to explaining the causes, prevention and treatment of colic in order to provide more Read More

Thoroughbred Mare, Foal Reports Due to Jockey Club

With the Thoroughbred breeding and foaling seasons nearing conclusion, The Jockey Club reminds owners and breeders to submit reports of mares bred and live foal reports.

RMBs for the 2008 breeding season are due by Aug. 1, while live foal Read More

HSUS Animal Rescue Team Deployed to Iowa Floods

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) has deployed a team of trained specialists to offer logistical support and supplies, as well as perform water rescue of animals displaced by the floods. Mass flooding across Iowa has forced thousand Read More

Eventing Safety Summit: Frangible Pins, Necropsies to be Utilized

From the United States Equestrian Federation:

The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) and United States Eventing Association (USEA) Safety Summit took place on June 7-8, 2008 in downtown Lexington, Ky. More than 250 people fro Read More

New Senior Track Vet Named for Calder Race Course

Calder Race Course has named Patricia Marquis, DVM, as its new senior track veterinarian, successor to Mary Scollay, DVM, who is taking the new position of Equine Medical Director at th Read More

Horse Sense Leads to New Recycling Initiative

Southeastern Michigan is the state's most populous region--for humans and for horses. According to a recent survey, Oakland has more horses than any other county--it is home to 6,900 of the state’s 155,000 equines.

As more people and more Read More

Three-Time World Champion Named as Chef d'Equipe for the U.S. Endurance Squad

After an extensive search, the USEF has named three-time World Endurance Champion and 1990 AHSA/Hertz Equestrian of the Year, Becky Hart, as Chef d'Equipe for the U.S. Endurance riders.

An Endurance veteran, Hart was inducted into the American Read More

Course Designers Selected for WEG 2010 Show Jumping

Conrad Homfeld and Richard Jeffery have been selected as course designers for show jumping at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, organizers announced recently.

The 2010 Games will feature eight world championships in equestrian sport, Read More

Manure Management Webcast Available through Extension

The term "small farm" can bring to mind anything from a couple of horses on several acres to a family dairy or feedlot. All small farms share the common challenge to properly manage manure with limited time and money.

Specialists from acros Read More

Use Careful Management to Avoid Equine Heat Stress

With temperatures rising higher as summer approaches, Georgia Commissioner of Agriculture Tommy Irvin is cautioning horse owners to be sure that their animals do not become victims to the heat.

During the summer, measures should always Read More

U.K. Groups Introduce National Equine Welfare Protocol

Several U.K. equine welfare groups today became signatories to the new National Equine Welfare Protocol.

The protocol sets out guidelines for how cases of equine neglect and abuse should be reported and handled, and what the relevant Read More

Shetland Ambassadors Arrive in Hong Kong

Two Shetland ponies donated to the Hong Kong Equestrian Federation by the American Shetland Pony Club have landed safely in Hong Kong. They are in quarantine preparing for the presentation ceremony to be held July 10.

The ponies were purchased Read More