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AAEP Vets 'On Call' to Assist at Racing Telecasts

Media-trained equine veterinarians representing the American Association of Equine Practitioners' (AAEP) "On Call" program will support another season of live Thoroughbred racing on the major television networks. The "On Call" program is designe Read More

Racehorse Welfare and Safety Summit Concludes

Participants from the Thoroughbred breeding and racing industry who attended the second Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit in Lexington, Ky., on March 17 and 18 drafted action plans in seven areas to improve conditions in a multitude of Read More

USEF Outreach Grant Program Offers Financial Assistance to Breed Shows

With the 2008 competition season just beginning, the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) recognizes that the rising cost of show expenses can often hinder breed shows. To assist competitions with expenses, the USEF offers the Outreach Grant Read More

Hoof Wraps

Hoof Wraps is a bandage designed tough for turn-out. Easily treat common hoof problems like abscess, stone bruise, or use for protection after shoe loss. Hoof Wraps offers you the freedom to turn your horse out to pasture during treatment. Read More

Mustang Yearling Program Offers More Than $20,000

The Mustang Heritage Foundation (MHF) has a new mission: to place for adoption more than 200 yearling Mustangs while at the same time providing educational funding to youth, as Read More

Jockey Club Now Selling Microchips

The Jockey Club is now offering microchips for sale to interested owners and breeders for use in Thoroughbreds residing within the United States, the organization announced March 12.

Microchips are not currently a requirement for Thoroughbred Read More

Luitpold Pharmaceuticals, Inc. to Provide Joint Therapy for 2008 Olympic Games

The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) and Luitpold Pharmaceuticals, Inc. are teaming up in an innovative campaign to support U.S. equine athletes in their push to the 2008 Olympic Games. Luitpold has agreed to provide Adequan (polysulfated Read More

National Clydesdale Sale Relocates to Wisconsin

The 2008 National Clydesdale Sale, sponsored by the Clydesdale Breeders of the U.S.A., has been relocated to the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, Wisc. Originally planned and scheduled for Springfield, Ill., the relocation became necessary due to Read More

Metabolic, GI Disease Management Conference Coming in April

Equine nutritionists and veterinarians will speak at the 16th Annual Nutrition Conference held by Kentucky Equine Research (KER). The conference will take place in Lexington, Ky., on April 15 and 16, 2008, and will focus on advanced management o Read More

Scoping Events Show Prevalence of Equine Gastric Ulcers

Equine gastric ulcer syndrome (EGUS) can occur in horses anywhere. In 2007, Merial (the maker of Ulcergard and Gastrogard) illustrated the prevalence of EGUS by hosting gastroscopy events at two universities on opposite sides of the country. Read More

Focus on Forage at New Mexico Horse Owner Workshop

New Mexico horse owners: Do you struggle to understand what to look for when buying hay? Do you know what alternatives to hay can be used when hay is in short supply? Do you know ho Read More

European Union to Require Microchipping of Foals

Member states of the European Union have reached an agreement on a new regulation that will revise existing equine identification legislation. The main new requirement is the compulsory microchipping of foals born after July 1, 2009.

The Read More

Ohio State Offering Equine Emergency Class

The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine is offering a new session of continuing education courses tailored to equine owners, breeders, and caretakers. This session will cover equine veterinary emergencies. Equine faculty from Read More

Sidesaddle Enthusiasts Now Have Own Association

The elegant art of riding aside has experienced a resurgence in the past few years. Many equestrians enjoy conquering a new style of riding and proving they can do anything and everything in their sidesaddles. Others love the feeling of having Read More

AQHA Incentive Fund Awards Record $4 Million

The American Quarter Horse Association will distribute a record $4,000,447 of Incentive Fund money for the 2007 show season. More than 10,000 checks were mailed to recipients of Incentive Fund nominated horses, proving that it pays to show with Read More

NCSU Offering Equine Science Course Online

Horse owners and enthusiasts will have the chance to learn more about equine science and earn college credit this summer, when North Carolina State University (NCSU) utilizes a distance education program to offer an introduction to equine science Read More

ASPCA Marking 142 Years

This April, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) will mark 142 years since its founding as the first animal welfare organization in the Americas. To commemorate this moment, the ASPCA will celebrate the third Read More

University of Vermont Morgan Farm Receives $1 Million Pledge

The University of Vermont Morgan Horse Farm in Weybridge, Vt., has received a pledge of $1 million from the Amy E. Tarrant Foundation.

The gift, the largest ever to the historic facility, will be used to create an Amy E. Tarrant Endowed Fun Read More

British Group Develops Strangles Diagnostic Test

After four years of research by scientists at the Animal Health Trust in Newmarket, a new diagnostic blood test has been developed to combat the virulent horse disease strangles.

The blood test identifies horses that have recently been Read More

Trainer Chris Cox Wins Colt-Starting Challenge

Defending champion Chris Cox of Mineral Wells, Texas, emerged victorious from his second Road to the Horse competition March 2, 2008, at the Tennessee Miller Coliseum. Along with taking the title, Cox also received a $15,000 donation toward his Read More

Texas Equine Hospital Opening Podiatry Center

On April 1, 2008, Reata Equine Hospital of Weatherford, Texas, will open the doors of The Podiatry Center at Reata, a facility dedicated to the treatment of lameness and diseases associated with the foot.

The center will be headed up by Read More

British Man Convicted of Horse Neglect, Banned from Owning Animals

A 22-year-old man from Lingfield in Surrey, U.K., has been banned from keeping animals for life after neglecting two horses now in the care of the International League for the Protection of Horses (ILPH).

Billy Stanford appeared before Read More

FOSH Hosting National Sound Horses Conference

Friends of Sound Horses (FOSH) will host a national conference April 11 and 12, 2008, in Columbus, Ohio. The conference will focus on challenges to compliance with federal law, methods being used for soring, available technology that could Read More

Animal Pain Management Webcast Offered

The Morris Animal Foundation (MAF) will sponsor live Webcasts on pain management in pets for both veterinarians and pet owners. Both Webcasts will be held March 13.

The veterinarian's Webcast, which will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. (EDT) will Read More

Dover Saddlery Opening Georgia Store

Dover Saddlery will open a new store in Alpharetta, Ga., in late summer 2008.

The new 10,000 square foot facility, located three miles north of the Alpharetta Horse Park, will service the area's growing equestrian market. From basic riding Read More