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HSUS Releases 2010 Humane State Ranking

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) has released its second annual "Humane State Ranking," a comprehensive report rating all 50 states on a wide range of animal protection laws dealing with horses, pets, animal cruelty and fighting, farm Read More

Clenbuterol Banned in Equine Canada Sanctioned Competitions

As of Jan. 1, 2011, clenbuterol (Ventipulmin) will no longer be a permitted medication in Equine Canada sanctioned competitions. As a result, horses competing in Equine Canada sanctioned competitions with a positive test result for clenbuterol will Read More

Washington State Vet Clinic to Host Operation Gelding Clinic

With many horse owners still struggling to make ends meet in the current economic downturn, the horse industry continues to look for a ways to help with the ongoing unwanted horse problem. With the support of the Unwanted Horse Coalition's Operation Read More

AVMA Congressional Fellows Take Posts on Capitol Hill

The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) is proud to announce that two 2010-11 Congressional Fellows--Terry Ryan Kane, DVM, MS, and Kathryn Simmons, DVM--have taken prestigious posts on Capitol Hill. Kane is working in the office of Senator Read More

Farrier Association Donation Supports UM Equine Program

The University of Maine's (UM) equine program received a donation from the Maine Farriers Association on Dec. 10.
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CH Gypsy Supreme Euthanized at Kentucky Horse Park

Nine-time World's Champion CH Gypsy Supreme, a 23-year-old American Saddlebred show horse who had lived in the Kentucky Horse Park's Hall of Champions since 2001, was humanely euthanized on the morning of Dec. 22 after a long battle with laminitis Read More

Retailers Increase Partnership with Animal Supplement Council

Leading retailers that sell animal health supplements are partnering with National Animal Supplement Council (NASC) to reduce incidences of regulatory action and to provide consumers with guidance on purchasing reputable products for animals.

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UC Davis to Host "Hoof Management in Sport Horses" Lecture

The 2011 Charles Heumphreus Memorial Lecture will take place on Jan. 29, 2011, at the University of California, Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine. Michael Ross, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, and Patrick Reilly, farrier, both from the New Bolton Center of the Read More

New Propofol Controls: AVMA Offers Important Guidance

The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) has offered input to help smooth implementation of proposed new federal guidelines on a useful and effective induction agent, propofol. The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) has proposed making propofol Read More

Barbara Schmidt to Serve as Next AVMA Treasurer

The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) executive board has elected Barbara A. Schmidt, DVM, of Union, Ky., as the association's next treasurer. Schmidt, an equine practitioner, will officially begin serving as AVMA treasurer in July. Read More

More Than 100 Horses Seized from Arkansas Farm

The Fulton County Sheriff's Office, with assistance from the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty of Animals (ASPCA), the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), and the American Humane Society recently seized 117 horses from a farm Read More

Authorities Seize 43 Horses from Texas Farm

Authorities in Smith County, Texas, have removed 43 horses from a Lindale property. An investigator with the Smith County District Attorney's office served a seizure warrant to the horses' owner Dec. 14, allowing the horses to be removed the next Read More

NARHA Announces New Certification

The NARHA Equine Specialist Certification Subcommittee and the NARHA staff announced the Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning Certification. Equine-Facilitated Learning and Equine-Facilitated Psychotherapy are rapidly growing fields, Read More

AAEP Foundation Names Carrie J. Finno Past Presidents' Fellow

University of California, Davis, doctoral candidate Carrie J. Finno, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, has received the 2010 American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Foundation Past Presidents' Research Fellow for her contributions to advancing equine Read More

MTSU Adds Master of Science in Horse Science to Curriculum

Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) has added a Masters of Science in Horse Science (MSHS) program to its curriculum. With this addition, MTSU is positioning itself to be one of the Southeast's premier undergraduate and postgraduate educational Read More

Large and Small Animal Veterinarians Work Together to Save Foal

When a Quarter Horse colt born with a severely deformed right hind limb arrived at the University of Florida's Large Animal Hospital last May, equine veterinarians recognized that traditional methods used for straightening abnormal legs in foals Read More

Combat Cold Weather Stress in Horses

People combat cold weather by putting on additional clothing, but horses fight the elements by using more energy to maintain body temperature. While most people can address their own needs, horses are dependent upon their owners to provide proper Read More

Financial Grants Awarded to Horse Rescues

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) has distributed financial grants to more than 30 equine rescue groups. The grants were made possible by a horseback riding fundraiser organized by the American Competitive Trail Horse Association (ACTHA) Read More

Merial Names New ULCERGARD Spokespeople

When Merial put out the call for the next face and voice of ULCERGARD, a gastric ulcer prevention product for horses, the company received an overwhelming response. Horse owners, competitors, and veterinary professionals from throughout Read More

AHC Seeks Input about Equestrian Access to Federal Land

The American Horse Council (AHC) is continuing its effort to collect information on access issues equestrians are experiencing on federal lands. The centerpiece of this effort is an online form equestrians can use to report their personal experiences Read More

Senate Designates 2011 as World Veterinary Year

While today's veterinarian plays a critical role in protecting the health and welfare of both people and animals in the United States, veterinary medical education actually got its start 250 years ago when the first veterinary medical college opened Read More

UHC Seeks to Expand National Speaker Program

The Unwanted Horse Coalition's (UHC) National Speaker Program has been up and running since early 2009 with approximately 100 speakers in the database. This program provides equine events around the country with UHC volunteers to speak about Read More

Rabies Confirmed in Virginia Miniature Horse

The Tazewell County Health Department received confirmation Dec. 9, 2010 that a Miniature Horse from North Tazewell, Va., tested positive for the rabies virus. This is the eighth confirmed case of animal rabies in Tazewell County this year and the Read More

Riders4Helmets to Host Helmet Safety Symposium

Riders4Helmets, the helmet awareness campaign founded by Jeri Bryant and equine health product SUCCEED Digestive Conditioning Program, will host a "by invitation only" Helmet Safety Symposium Jan. 8, at the White Horse Tavern in Wellington, Fla., Read More

FEI President Names Executive Board Members

Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI) President HRH Princess Haya named Chairman of Geographical Group VII Sheikh Khalid Bin Abdulla Al Khalifa (BRN) and Chair of the Driving Committee Richard Nicoll (USA) as members of the FEI Executive Board Read More