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CEM Exposure: Virginia Farms Quarantined

Richard L. Wilkes, DVM, state veterinarian with the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS), Dec. 23, 2008, placed full or partial quarantines on farms in Floyd and Goochland counties. Mares at these farms have had Read More

Texas Testing 15 Horses Linked to CEM

Texas is among nearly 30 states tracing and testing horses that might have been exposed to contagious equine metritis (CEM), a highly contagious disease that can be transmitted during breeding or artificial insemination. CEM can cause temporary Read More

CEM Exposure: Oklahoma Mare Quarantined

Oklahoma agriculture officials are warning horse breeders of contagious equine metritis (CEM), which can result in infertility in mares. One Oklahoma mare has been identified as Read More

Rescued 26-year-old One-Eyed Thoroughbred Stallion Headed to Old Friends

Clever Allemont, a 27-year-old son of Clever Trick, is en route to his new home at Old Friends near Georgetown, Ky.

Kristin Chambers, executive director of Winding Road Equine Rescue and Retirement near Waverly, Kan., is personally Read More

Credit Card Helps Fund Equine Research

The Horseman's Card, a Visa created in 1991 to help support the Maxwell H. Gluck Equine Research Center in Lexington, Ky., contributes to equine research with every purchase.

Officials of the University of Kentucky's Department of Veterinar Read More

Shetland Pony Donated to Literacy Foundation

A black Shetland Pony who closely resembles the pony "Little Black" in the Walter Farley book Little Black, A Pony, has a new home with the Black Stallion Literacy Foundation at Arabian Nights in Orlando, Fla. The pony was donated by the Read More

CEM Exposure: North Dakota Mare Quarantined

A North Dakota mare has been quarantined after state animal health officials learned it had been exposed to contagious equine metritis (CEM), a highly contagious venereal disease of horses.

"The animal and all other horses on the premises Read More

EHV: Horses Allowed to Ship In to Fair Grounds

While a barn in Fair Grounds' stable area remains under a Louisiana State Racing Commission (LSRC) quarantine, horses will again be allowed to ship in and race at the track beginning with the Dec. 31 card.

Quarantine and biosecurity measure Read More

Tips for Avoiding Barn Fires

Get some practical tips on how you can reduce the risk fire in your barn. Read More

Horse Feed Assistance for Laid Off Kentucky Horse Owners

Kentucky horse owners experiencing a recent job loss could be eligible for assistance with feeding their horses through the Kentucky Horse Council's (KHC) Equine Safety Net program.

"There are many responsible horse owners Read More

Remember Working Equids this Holiday Season

As Christmas cards arrive in the mail, the Society for the Protection of Animals Abroad (SPANA) asks horse owners around the world to remember the "cards" received by many working animals. According to SPANA, many working horses and donkeys in Read More

FEI Clean Sport Commission Moves Ahead

FEI Anti-Doping and Medication Commission Chair Arne Ljungqvist, MD, PhD, FEI First Vice President Sven Holmberg, and FEI Secretary General Alexander McLin met Dec. 16 to plot the way forward for the FEI Clean Sport Commission, which was recentl Read More

ASPCA Offers Hay Supply Grants

For 501c(3) equine rescue groups and sanctuaries that have been hit hard by rising hay prices, farm foreclosures, and uncooperative weather, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) offers Read More

University of Kentucky Assists in CEM Investigation

A 16-year-old Quarter Horse stallion residing in Kentucky tested positive for the causal agent of contagious equine metritis (CEM), a bacterium Taylorella equigenitalis, on Dec. 10 (Read More

Norwegian Show Jumping Team to Lose Medals

The panel of the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) Tribunal has rendered its final decision in the prohibited substance case involving the horse Camiro ridden by Tony Andre Hanse Read More

New York Laws Designed to Protect Carriage Horses

During the busy--and very often cold--holiday season, carriage horse rides seem to be a staple of tourist activity in New York City. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) would like the public to be aware of some Read More

Qualification System for Youth Olympic Games Approved

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has approved the sports competitions programme for the first Summer Youth Olympic Games (YOG) to be held in Singapore in 2010, as well as the qualification system for each event.

Show jumping, the sole Read More

Five Finalists for Horse of the Year Honors

On Jan. 16, when the 2009 United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) Annual Meeting convenes in Cincinnati, Ohio, the recipient of the 2008 Farnam/Platform USEF Horse of the Year will be announced.

This prestigious title is awarded each yea Read More

More Stallions Positive for CEM; Federal Funds Requested

Two additional stallions bring the total to three positive for contagious equine metritis (CEM) on a single Central Kentucky farm. The stallions added to the list are a 13-year-old Quarter Horse and a 4-year-old registered with the American Read More

Working Cow Horse Competition to Air on NBC Jan. 4

American Quarter Horses will return to nationwide television for the fourth year in another NBC Sports special. The AQHA America's Horse Championships presented by Bank of America is a special, one-hour broadcast of some of the most exciting Read More

RSPCA Tracks Public Opinion of UK Animal Welfare

Eight out of 10 people believe that animal welfare is a key priority for a civilized society, according to new figures produced by the RSPCA--compared to five out of 10 who believed it two years ago.

David Bowles, Head of External Affairs a Read More

Keeneland Reviews 2008 Equine Contributions

Keeneland announced its 2008 contributions at its annual holiday luncheon Dec. 16, reporting for the first time funding for community and charitable organizations as well as the association's reinvestment in equine-related initiatives. Read More

Five Vets Win Trip to AAEP Resort Symposium

Through its Legend Down Under Sweepstakes, Bayer Equine recently awarded five veterinarians the trip of a lifetime and the opportunity to log hours of CE credits at the Bayer-sponsored AAEP Resort Symposium in Gold Coast, Australia. The meeting wil Read More

Maintain Trailer Breakaway Systems for Safe Hauling

Emergency breakaway systems lock trailer brakes automatically if the trailer becomes disconnected from the tow vehicle. Maintaining this equipment is an aspect of trailer maintenance you don't want to overlook, although hopefully you'll never Read More

2008 AAEP Convention Attendance Stats Released

The American Association of Equine Practitioners' 54th Annual Convention united equine practitioners across the globe in San Diego, Calif., Dec. 6-10. As the world's largest meeting for equine veterinarians, the convention provided Read More