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Rabies Reported in Colorado Horse, Multiple Skunk Cases

A rabid horse in El Paso County, Colo., has been euthanized and the County Department of Health and Environment is underscoring the critical importance of vaccinating pets and livestock and avoiding wild animals.

"Rabies infection in horses Read More

AAEP Convention to Feature Equine Critical Care, Pain Management

The 55th Annual Convention of the American Association of Equine Practitioners will take the stage in Las Vegas, Nev., Dec. 5-9. The convention is expected to attract more than 3,500 veterinarians, veterinary students, and technicians for Read More

New Home for Your Horse: Questions to Ask

Horse owners faced with the decision to find their horses a new home, whether it be locating that perfect retirement home, a new job in therapeutic riding, the mounted patrol, or even with a new owner, need to ask some important questions before Read More

WEG Tickets On Sale Next Week

Tickets to the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games will go on sale Sept. 25 at noon EST, exactly one year before the Games begin in Lexington, Ky.

Ticket sales will be facilitated by Ticketmaster and sold through Read More

Racehorse Retraining Symposium Coming to Maryland

A training symposium focusing on retraining the retired racehorse will be offered by professional three-day event rider and clinician Steuart Pittman Oct. 4 in Crownsville, Md.

The purpose of this event is to demonstrate the skills that a Read More

Abandoned Horse Teleconference Scheduled Oct. 6

Amidst reports of horses being abandoned due to the struggling economy, the University of Illinois Extension has scheduled a telephone conference on October 6 from 6:30 to 8:00p.m. to address this issue.

"Horses and other animals are Read More

Five Horses Stolen from Florida Pasture

Five horses have been reported stolen from their Tampa-area pasture. An eyewitness watched the situation unfold, unaware the animals were being stolen.

The thieves pulled up a fence post, cut the fence, and released two horses of their own Read More

Tourism Bill Passes Senate, Could Benefit Horse Industry

The U.S. Senate has passed the Travel Promotion Act of 2009 (S1023). Introduced by Senator Byron Dorgan (D-ND), this bill could benefit tourism involving the horse Read More

Southern Illinois Equine Science Program Rebuilding, Purina Donates $10K

Purina Horse Feed has donated $10,000 to the Southern Illinois University – Carbondale (SIUC) Equine Science Program in an effort to help rebuild the SIUC Horse Center after a severe storm struck Carbondale, Ill., on May 8, 2009. The SIUC Equine Read More

Florida Equine Vets to Meet on Marco Island

Registration is still open for the Florida Association of Equine Practitioners' 5th annual Promoting Excellence Symposium, to be held Oct. 1-3 on Marco Island, Fla.

The meeting offers 34 hours of continuing education credits for Read More

Filly Rachel Alexandra Recovering Well after Woodward Win

Standing outside his barn at Saratoga the morning of Sept. 6, trainer Steve Asmussen was still basking in the glow of Rachel Alexandra's historic victory in the $750,000 Woodward Stakes as he reported the filly came out of the race in good shape Read More

Massey University Veterinarians to Host Dressage Greats

Some of the world's leading equestrian talent will be at Manfeild, New Zealand, this month to team up with Massey University's leading equine scientists and sporting academics for the International Equestrian Federation regional dressage forum. Read More

Virginia Logs First Equine WNV Case for 2009

The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) has confirmed and announced Virginia's first positive case of West Nile virus (WNV) in a horse for 2009. The 16-year-old Tennessee Walking Horse mare was from Pittsylvania Read More

Racehorse Conformation Discussed on New DVD

 Kentucky Derby-winning trainer Michael Matz, Keeneland sales inspector Ryan Mahan, Fasig-Tipton sales inspector Bill Graves, and noted bloodstock agent Buzz Chace share their knowledge and guiding principles when it comes to analyzing Read More

Cornell Equine Health Receives Funds From Sporthorse Tournament

Cornell University's Equine Health Advancement Fund will get a boost from the Syracuse Invitational Sporthorse Tournament's ticket sales and silent auction.

The tournament will be held at the Oncenter Complex in Syracuse, NY, from Oct. 28-Nov. Read More

Vet Graduate Survey Gives Salary, Employment Stats

The results of an annual survey conducted by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) reveal an economic mixed bag when it comes to what new veterinary graduates encountered in 2009.

The survey results appear in the Journal of Read More

California Racing Board to Examine New Safety Equipment

The newly-formed safety committee of the California Horse Racing Board will meet for the first time Sept. 4 to begin the regulatory process to establish new standards and specifications for vests, helmets, and whips.

The committee will Read More

Horse Bits and Bitting Extension Webcast this Month

A free Webcast on bits and bitting will be presented later this month through My Horse University and eXtension HorseQuest. Holly Spooner, PhD, assistant professor and equine Extension specialist at West Virginia University, will discuss factors Read More

Maine Reports Five EEE Horse Deaths, Three Suspect

Five horses in Maine have died of confirmed Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) and animal health authorities are waiting on test results of another three "suspicious" cases, reported the Maine Department of Health and Human Services (Maine CDC) Read More

Hendra Virus: Statement Regarding Vet's Death

The following is a statement released by the Australian Veterinary Association (AVA):

Veterinarians around Australia are mourning the death of Alister Rodgers from a Hendra virus infection, and urge government Read More

Illinois Equine Humane Center Moves to New Facility

The Illinois Equine Humane Center (ILEHC) recently relocated its operation to Elgin, Ill. The ILEHC's herd of horses seeking adoptive homes can now be visited at their new facility, located at 9N673 Kendall Road in Elgin.

"We are very Read More

Vet School Lecture Offered at Quarter Horse Congress

Attendees at this year's All American Quarter Horse Congress will have the opportunity to learn more about pursuing a career in veterinary medicine through a lecture entitled "So, You Want to be a Vet? Tips for How to Get Into and Succeed in Vet Read More

Mustang Training Competition Offers $300K in Prize Money

The Extreme Mustang Makeover will offer an estimated $300,000 in prize money as it enters its third year of competition.

"We've been very fortunate in this economy to be able to sell out all of our events with the average adoption of the Read More

EHV-1 Quarantine Lifted at Pennsylvania Stable

A quarantine at Rolling Hills Ranch stable in Bridgeville, Allegheny County, Pa., has been lifted after samples collected from all 116 horses there tested negative for the neurologic form of equine herpesvirus-1, or EHV-1, said Agriculture Read More

Graduating Vet Students Encouraged to Pursue Research Careers

Private practice isn't for everyone, but for graduating veterinary students facing an average of $120,000 in debt, it often is the only logical choice. A new program--the Pfizer Animal Health-Morris Animal Foundation (MAF) Veterinary Fellowship Read More