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New Unwanted Horse Coalition Director Named

Julia Andersen will serve as the director of the Unwanted Horse Coalition, according to a release distributed by the American Horse Council (AHC).

The Coalition is a broad alliance of equine organizations that have joined together under the AH Read More

Quarantine Lifted at Veterinary Clinic with Hendra

With test results confirming that all remaining horses at a Redlands Veterinary Clinic are free from Hendra virus, Biosecurity officials in the Australian state of Queensland have lifted the stringent quarantine that was imposed seven weeks ago. Read More

No Decision Yet on Second Recovered Hendra Horse

No decision has been made about the fate of a horse near Proserpine, which appears to have recovered after contracting Hendra virus.

Biosecurity Queensland's Chief Veterinary Officer Ron Glanville BSc, BVSc, MVS, said initial tests revealed Read More

Industry Praised for Eradicating Equine Flu in Australia

One year after equine influenza was first reported in New South Wales, Australia, Minister for Primary Industries Ian Macdonald said Aug. 24 that the state's horse industry is back on track.

"Exactly one year ago today our horse industries' Read More

No New Piroplasmosis Cases, Canada Bans Horses from Affected County

The Florida State Veterinarian's Office is continuing to investigate the equine piroplasmosis (EP) case in Manatee County. While Tropical Storm Fay delayed some investigation efforts, Read More

Equine Sensory Training Clinic Returns to KHP

The fourth annual Equine Sensory Training Clinic will be held Oct. 19 and 20, 2008, at the Kentucky Horse Park's indoor arena.

The clinicians include officers from the Lexington Mounted Police, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, and a Read More

Dover Saddlery Opening Store in Georgia

Dover Saddlery Retail will celebrate the grand opening of its new store in Alpharetta, Ga., during the weekend of Oct. 10-12, 2008. Celebrations will begin with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 9 a.m. on Friday, October 10.

The store will carry Read More

FEI Delegation Tours Hong Kong Equine Testing Lab

HRH Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein, president of the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI), took time out of her busy Olympic schedule to visit the Hong Kong Jockey Club's Racing Laboratory Aug. 16.

Terence Wan, PhD, EurChem, CSci, CChem, Read More

Merial Joins World Rabies Day Alliance

For its second year, Merial will partner with international rabies experts to acknowledge World Rabies Day on September 28, 2008. A global effort that raises awareness in support of animal and human rabies prevention, World Rabies Da Read More

World Rabies Day Coordinates Events, Raises Awareness

On Sept. 28, the world is again joining together to raise awareness and understanding about the importance of rabies prevention. Rabies is the oldest and deadliest disease known to mankind.

Led by the Alliance for Rabies Control Read More

Four More Florida Horses Positive for Piroplasmosis

From a Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Division of Animal Industry release:

Testing performed on samples from horses on the index premises in Manatee County, Fla., have indicated that four additional horses Read More

LSU Welcomes New Director of Equine Health Studies Program

Frank Andrews, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVIM, is the new director of the Louisiana State University (LSU) School of Veterinary Medicine's Equine Health Studies Program. He joined the faculty Read More

Arabian Horse Foundation Donates to Research, Rehoming Efforts

The Arabian Horse Foundation will award nearly $20,000 in grant money in order to fund requests for equine research, as well as horse rescue and rehoming.

The Foundation, which is the philanthropic arm of the Arabian Horse Association, is Read More

Equine Piroplasmosis Case in Florida

Florida Agriculture and Consumer Services Commissioner Charles H. Bronson announced Aug. 15 that a horse in Manatee County, Fla., has been diagnosed with Read More

Brentina Declared Sound after Uncharacteristic Olympic Performance

After receiving the lowest score of her career (63.00%), all of Brentina's connections were concerned that--despite giving great performances in training every day leading up to the Games--there might have been something physically wrong with th Read More

Kentucky Offers Equine Abuse Investigation Course

A three day course on investigating equine abuse and neglect is offered by the Kentucky Horse Council (KHC) in cooperation with Morehead State University (MSU) October 1-3, 2008. The class is part of the KHC horse welfare program and is designed Read More

Museum of the Horse Adding Arabian Galleries

The Purebred Arabian Trust has begun construction of an 8,000 square foot addition to the Kentucky Horse Park's International Museum of the Horse. This addition will house the Arabian Horse Galleries. It will be the first major addition to the Read More

Olympics: U.S. Show Jumpers Represent at First Individual Qualifier

The main arena at Sha Tin was turned from a dressage ring into a grand prix course Friday night, as the jumping horses finally got their chance to compete. The U.S. contingent was the only team to lay down three double clear rounds.

In all, Read More

New Report on Water Quality and Livestock Health

The University of Wyoming's College of Agriculture, in collaboration with two state agencies, has published a report on water quality as it pertains to the health of livestock and wildlife.

"The target audience is anyone with an interest in Read More

Queensland to Provide Assistance for Vet Clinic Hit by Hendra

An Australian veterinary practice that has been locked down due to several cases of Hendra virus will receive financial assistance through the Australian Veterinary Association following a meeting between Minister for Primary Industries and Read More

Eight Belles Memorial Service Sept. 7

This year's second-place Kentucky Derby finisher Eight Belles will be memorialized in a ceremony Sept. 7 at 2 p.m. in the Kentucky Derby Museum's gardens.

"We hope our memorial service will serve as a lasting tribute to this great filly, and Read More

U.S. Event Rider Dutton Disqualified for Illegal Equipment

During the show jumping portion of the eventing competition at the 2008 Olympic Games, U.S. rider Phillip Dutton had two uncharacteristic rails down in the first round aboard Connaught. The 15-year-old Irish Thoroughbred gelding Read More

Olympics: British Show Jumping Horse Reported Lame, Withdrawn

The British Olympic Association and the British Olympic Equestrian Team have decided to withdraw Portofino 63, ridden by Michael Whitaker, from the show jumping competition due to lameness.

The team veterinarian has carried out an extensive Read More

Brazilian Dressage Horse Fails Inspection; Team Withdrawn

Brazilian dressage fans' hopes for team success at these Olympics were dashed when team horse Nilo VO failed his veterinary re-inspection.

The horse was sent to the holding box with Rogério Clementino yesterday, at which time the Read More

Wisconsin Horses Positive for EEE, WNV

A horse in Dodge County, Wisc., has died from Eastern equine encephalomyelitis (EEE), a mosquito-borne disease that is easily prevented by vaccination.

A yearling Quarter Horse died from EEE in Juneau July 28, one day after it showed Read More