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Homes for Horses Coalition to Meet in Las Vegas

Representatives from dozens of national and state-based equine protection, advocacy, and rescue organizations will gather on April 9 through 10 at Bally's Las Vegas for the third annual Homes for Horses Coalition Conference.

The Read More

First Mares in Foal to Big Brown

Three Chimneys Farm announced March 12 that several notable mares have already been confirmed in foal to first year sire Big Brown. Mares confirmed in foal include Santaria, dam of grade II stakes winners and stallions Medallist and Air Read More

Kentucky Horse Park to Open 31st Season

The Kentucky Horse Park's 31st season is set to begin Sunday, March 15, when the park returns to its regular hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily through Oct. 31. The park will feature special events and themed weekends throughout the season. Read More

EHV, Botulism, Stem Cell Among New Grayson-Jockey Club Projects

Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation will fund 17 projects in 2009. Additionally, the group announced today that Paul Lunn, MRCVS, BVSc, PhD, Dipl ACVIM, of Colorado State University has been elected to succeed Larry Bramlage, DVM, MS, Dipl. Read More

Helzer Elected President of AQHA

At the 2009 American Quarter Horse Association Annual Convention this week in San Antonio, Jim Helzer of Arlington, Texas, was elected the 59th president of the world's largest equine breed registry.

Helzer is CEO and President of JEH Read More

UK Horse Charity Reports 5x Increase in Calls

The Horse Trust, a UK equine charity, is reporting a five-fold increase in enquiries from cash-strapped owners who need to rehome their horse. But with a fall in public donations, the charity is unable to take on any more horses. Read More

ASPCA Grants $10K for Equine Sanctuary Inspections

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) has granted $10,000 to the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS). The funds will support the GFAS Equine Sanctuary Site Inspection program.

GFAS helps sanctuarie Read More

Kentucky Ale Named 'Official Beer' of the 2010 WEG

Kentucky Ale will be the Official Beer of the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, organizers recently announced.

Alltech, the title sponsor of the 2010 Games, owns the Alltech's Lexington Brewing and Distilling Company that produces Read More

Barbaro's Brother Places in Second Start

Nicanor, the brother of Barbaro, finished second Saturday to favorite Custom for Carlos in a seven-furlong maiden race at Gulfstream.

Nicanor stumbled at the start of his Read More

New York to Offer CEM Training Sessions for Vets

Licensed veterinarians in New York have been invited to attend training sessions regarding contagious equine metritis (CEM), sponsored by the New York State Veterinary Medical Society, Agriculture Commissioner Patrick Hooker announced March 4. Read More

AQHA Reviews Cloning; Delays Vote Until 2010

On Monday, March 9, the Board of Directors of the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) voted that action on a member proposal to approve the registration of foals produced by cloning be postponed until the 2010 AQHA Annual Convention. In th Read More

Wunder Hoof All-Natural Hoof Care

Wunder Hoof All-Natural Growth Stimulant and Hoof Conditioner is a quick, easy and affordable way to prevent and treat hoof problems by building thicker walls and maintaining healthy hooves.

The essential oils in Wunder Hoof act as a Read More

2007 Agriculture Census Finds More, Smaller Farms

In the past five years, the number of farms in the United States has grown 4% and the operators of those farms have become more diverse, according to results of the 2007 Census of Agriculture recently released by the USDA's National Agricultural Read More

AHC Hopes to Direct Stimulus Funds to Horse Trails

The American Horse Council has asked the National Park Service, U.S. Forest Service, and Bureau of Land Management to use stimulus funding for trails.

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 appropriates more than $1.7 billion fo Read More

Breeding Season Stress Can Lead to Gastric Ulcers

Breeding season can be a stressful time for owners and horses alike. While horse owners are hustling to prepare facilities, the broodmares might be just as tense. Especially for young and maiden mares, the stress from being trailered to new Read More

Photography Project to Highlight Equine Welfare Work

Members of the Equine Photographers Network, a group of more than 500 photographers from around the world who specialize in the photography of horses, will focus their lenses on story projects that will highlight the plight of horses in need. Read More

GI Field Test Now Available from Vets

The Succeed Equine Fecal Blood Test (FBT) is now available through veterinarians, according to Freedom Health LLC. The company had stopped production of the FBT in early 2008, citing manufacturing problems. The new FBT--a field test to help Read More

British Horse Society to Launch Responsible Breeding Campaign

The British Horse Society (BHS) has announced plans to launch a Responsible Breeding Campaign later this year. The campaign is sponsored by South Essex Insurance Brokers.

In a statement, the group said they are alarmed by the number of Read More

Lavender Foal Study Needs Participants

Researchers at Cornell University announced plans to conduct a new study focused on Lavender Foal Syndrome/Coat Color Dilution Lethal (LFS/CCDL). The project, led by Samantha Brooks, PhD, and in collaboration with Doug Antczak, VMD, PhD, and Don Read More

Vaccination Time: What to Expect

When vaccination time rolls around, do you know what to expect after your horse's immunizations? Every horse owner expects their vaccinated horse to be protected from disease, but some horse owners don't expect to see a reaction that may occur Read More

Churchill Downs Implements Safety and Welfare Plan

Churchill Downs Incorporated has announced a series of new rules and policies designed to enhance the safety and welfare of jockeys and horses. The measures will be in place at Churchill Downs racetrack in advance of the this year's Kentucky Read More

Kentucky Derby Tickets Now Available

With Kentucky Derby 135 only two months away, Churchill Downs has announced that online advance ticket sales for general admission and select reserved seats to the Kentucky Derby and its companion event, the Kentucky Oaks, are now available for Read More

Stem Cell Research to Provide New Equine Lameness Therapies

ViaGen, Inc. is partnering with the Monash Institute of Melbourne, Australia, to harness equine stem cells to repair tendon, ligament, cartilage, and bone damage in horses.

Dr. Paul Verma of the Monash Institute of Medical Research is Read More

Stimulus Act Could Impact Horse Industry

The 2009 Stimulus Act signed into law by President Barack Obama contains provisions that impact the horse industry, the American Horse Council said in a Feb. 24 memorandum.

The measure contains the bigger write-off for horses and other Read More

Adoption Programs to Brand Horses

ReRun, the Thoroughbred adoption program headquartered in New Jersey, will be freeze branding its horses to protect them from getting into the wrong hands. Joining ReRun in this initiative is Kentucky Equine Humane Center (KyEHC) and Mylestone Read More