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U.S. Trotting Association Supports Standardbreds in Peril

The United States Trotting Association (USTA) has announced its intention to offer support to Standardbred horses in the care and custody of animal control authorities because of neglect, abuse, or abandonment.

The program, Support O Read More

AAEP Research Fellow Application Deadline Approaching

Applications are now being accepted for the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Foundation Past Presidents' Research Fellow, which is a $5,000 fellowship for AAEP members beginning careers in equine research. It is made poss Read More

Thoroughbred Charity Fundraiser Set for Del Mar

After the Finish Line will hold its 2010 annual charity fundraiser, "A Tribute to the Majesty of Thoroughbreds," on Aug. 5 in Del Mar, Calif. The reception and dinner will include silent and live auctions.

Jack Van Berg, Ha Read More

USDA Accepting Applications for Veterinary Loan Repayment Program

A federal notice has gone out this morning requesting applications for the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program (VMLRP), which will provide up to $25,000 of student loan debt relief per year for a mini Read More

Pfizer, AVMF Partner on Veterinary Scholarships

Pfizer Animal Health has announced the first recipients of a new $2 million scholarship program for US veterinary students. The program will be administered in partnership with the American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF).

The i Read More

Horse Expo a Family Summer Destination

If your children love horses, the Western States Horse Expo in Sacramento, Calif., is the summer destination for the entire family. Scheduled for the Cal Expo Center on June 11-13, the Horse Expo will feature hands-on play and learning experien Read More

New Bolton Center Offers Free Equine Lecture Series

The University of Pennsylvania's School of Veterinary Medicine New Bolton Center has scheduled a free educational lecture series for horse owners and horse enthusiasts. The one-hour monthly lectures will include such topics as colic, therap Read More

May 8 is National Animal Disaster Preparedness Day

What would you do with your dog, cat, bird, horse, or livestock if your area was hit with a flood, earthquake or forest fire? National Animal Preparedness Day, May 8, reminds everyone to be prepared.

The Federal Emergency Management Read More

AQHA, WRCA Create Ranch Rodeo Award

The American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) has teamed with the Working Ranch Cowboys Association (WRCA) to recognize top horses at WRCA rodeos across the nation.

To honor the contributions ranch horses have made to the heritage of Read More

UC Davis Center for Equine Health Receives $3 Million Endowment

The William and Inez Mabie Family Foundation has pledged $3 million to support the Center for Equine Health (CEH) to continue its operational, educational, and research efforts to benefit horses. The CEH is part of the School of Veterinary Medi Read More

AHC to Hold Recreation Forum

The American Horse Council (AHC) invites all recreational riders and equestrians to attend the AHC Recreation Forum June 22, from 1–5 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.

The highlight of the program wi Read More

Eight Equine Groups Support AHC's Welfare Code of Practice

Eight equine organizations have signed on in support of the American Horse Council's National Welfare Code of Practice. The Welfare Code outlines in generic terms what it means for an organization to be committed to the responsible breeding Read More

Galbreath Award to Llewellyn

David Llewellyn, president and founder of Wyvern International Ltd., the exclusive worldwide distributor of Thoroughbred horse racing from Australia, has been named the 20th recipient of the University of Louisville's John W. Galbreath Awar Read More

Penn State Extension Offers Equine Short Courses

Is your farm violating state regulations? How can you safely and effectively dispose of manure? Is beet pulp a good feed choice for your horse? Penn State Cooperative Extension is offering a series of Equine Environmental Stewardship short cour Read More

Awards to Spotlight Second Careers for Thoroughbreds

After Thoroughbreds have completed their race careers, they are often ideal candidates for another vocation. To call attention to these horses' second career possibilities, nationally recognized Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital has created a series of a Read More

Country Singer Writes Song for Barbaro Documentary

Singer-songwriter and Nashville recording artist Templeton Thompson and her musician husband, Sam Gay, have written a song for the new documentary, Sculpting The Wind; Alexa King & The Making of the Barbaro Memorial Statue. The doc Read More

Horse-Human Relationship Symposium at Tufts

The Elizabeth Atwood Lawrence Symposium: Hoofbeats and Society: the Horse-Human Relationship is scheduled for May 15-16 at the Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine in North Grafton, Mass. Read More

Champion Team Roping Horse Dies of Aneurysm

Travis Tryan's Precious Speck, best known as "Walt" and a four-time AQHA/PRCA Team Roping Heading Horse of the Year, died April 24 of an aneurysm while warming up for morning slack at the Clovis Rodeo in Clovis, Calif. The America Read More

UC Davis Offers Colic Symposium May 8

Colic and gastrointestinal health in the horse are the subjects of the annual Equine Medicine Symposium of the student chapter of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) at the University of California, Davis. The symposium is s Read More

Free Updated Unwanted Horse Coalition Brochure Available

"Own Responsibly: The Problem of the Unwanted Horse" brochure has been updated and released by the Unwanted Horse Coalition (UHC).

The brochure details such aspects of the UHC as its key mission to educate horse owners abou Read More

Free Horse Castration Clinic Offered in Minnesota

The Animal Humane Society (AHS), in partnership with the Minnesota Horse Welfare Coalition and the Minnesota Horse Council, will offer a free, one-day horse castration clinic on May 15 at the Isanti County Fairgrounds in Cambridge, Minn., throu Read More

AAEP "On Call" Program to Support Derby Week Telecasts

An equine veterinarian representing the "On Call" program of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) will assist NBC Sports and ESPN with horse-health information during the April 30 and May 1 live racing telecasts at Read More

Horse Council Participates in Conference on Outdoors

The American Horse Council's Legislative Director Ben Pendergrass participated in the April 16 White House Conference on America's Great Outdoors held at the U.S. Department of the Interior.

The conference focused on the challenges, opportuniti Read More

Clydesdale Saves Forest Plants

A 19-year-old Clydesdale recently helped England's Forestry Commission haul logs out of Rockingham Forest with minimal damage to nearby trees and plants. Instead of using machinery, which would have cut a wider swath through the forest, the horse hau Read More

Autistic Children Benefit from Interaction with Horses

Children with autism between 7 and 12 showed improved cognition, communication, and motivation after participating in specific equine-assisted activities (EAA), according to a recently completed study. The research shows that riding, grooming, and in Read More