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Moyer Named AAEP Vice President

William Moyer, DVM, has been named the 2009 vice president of the American Association of Equine Practitioners. Moyer, of College Station, Texas, will join the Executive Committee next year and will serve as AAEP president in 2011.

Moyer is Read More

Texas Veterinarians Call for Generators, Gas

The Texas Veterinary Medical Association Foundation is asking for assistance buying fuel for generators for veterinary clinics hit by Hurricane Ike. Due to massive power outages that are expected to last through the week, the Texas Veterinary Read More

HSUS Takes in Abandoned Horses, Offers Reward

There is a resolution in sight for 11 abandoned horses found near Molalla, Ore., earlier this month. Six of the horses were purchased by families at a public auction Sept. 10. At the request of the Oregon Department of Agriculture, The Humane Read More

Hurricane Recovery: Contacts for Texas Livestock Owners, Rescue Crews

From the Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC):

Animal response to Hurricane Ike continues to be a team effort, as the issues are much larger than the resources of any one agency or association. The TAHC statewide has Read More

Hurricane Recovery: Equine Needs Being Assessed, Vets Asked to Check In

The Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) and the Texas State Animal Resource Team (TXSART) continue to address animal issues resulting from Hurricane Ike. An Area Command was established in the TAHC headquarters Thursday, and can be reached at Read More

Unwanted Horse Group Continues to Compile Facility List

The Unwanted Horse Coalition (UHC) is still working on its list of facilities that accept, place, or use horses. Currently, there are more than 200 facilities listed on the UCH Web site.

"This is a continuing process for the coalition," sai Read More

Disposal Directions for Eqvalan Dewormer Revised

The FDA's Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) has alerted veterinarians of revised directions for the disposal of Eqvalan (ivermectin) Liquid for Horses. The CVM has received a small number of reports of precipitate forming in opened or leaky Read More

Find Equine Evacuation Sites in Texas

The Texas Animal Health Commission is advising those evacuating for Hurricane Ike to call 2-1-1 for the latest information on available facilities open for emergency animal sheltering for livestock and pets.

"The 2-1-1 operators assist Read More

Kentucky Horse Rescue Network Session Planned

A networking session for Kentucky equine rescue groups is scheduled for Sept. 27, from 1 to 4 p.m. in Lexington. This is the second such meeting facilitated by the Kentucky Horse Council in an effort to support the needs of horse rescue groups Read More

World Equestrian Games Community Forum Planned

Area residents with questions about the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games will have a chance to find some answers at a community forum Sept. 23.

There will be 900 horses competing in eight disciplines over 16 days at the Kentucky Hors Read More

Florida Equine Rehabilitation Center to Open in January

Doors are set to open in January at Farnsworth Farms' new equine sports medicine and rehabilitation center in Ocala, Fla. Construction is in the final stages at KESMARC Equine Rehabilitation, the horse therapy facility designed and dedicated to Read More

Moore Joins AAEP On Call Media Team

Rustin M. Moore, DVM, MS, PhD, Dipl. ACVS, chair and professor in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine, is the newest member of the American Association of Equine Read More

More Storms Coming, Include Animals in Disaster Plans

On the heels of Hurricane Gustav, Tropical Storm Hanna is making its way across the Bahamas and could land anywhere between Florida and the Carolinas later this week. The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) is urging residents who might b Read More

Kentucky Horse Council to Coordinate Disaster Relief

The Kentucky Horse Council (KHC) has offered to provide a central coordination point for those in Kentucky organizing efforts to support horses affected by hurricanes, floods, fire, and other natural disasters. KHC responds to equine crisis Read More

Louisiana State University Seeks Volunteers to Aid Hurricane Recovery

Louisiana State University (LSU) is seeking volunteers to assist with hurricane recovery efforts. Areas of the school have been prepared to serve as triage centers.

These areas are being staffed with university and state representatives who Read More

Veterinary Assistance Requested in Hurricane Path

The State of Louisiana is immediately seeking veterinarians and veterinary technicians who would like to volunteer their time and skills during evacuations and sheltering following Tropical Storm Gustav.

The state anticipates a need for six Read More

Endangered Equine Breeds Coming to Horse Park

The Kentucky Horse Park will host some of the rarest horses on earth during the Festivale of Endangered Equines, Sept. 5-7. The event will feature more than 125 horses and ponies of 15 different breeds and is being hosted by the Equus Survival Read More

U.S. Rider, Vet Unsure of Source of Olympic Drug Positive

Following a routine drug test on August 19 at the 2008 Olympic Games in Hong Kong, Mythilus, a U.S. dressage horse, ridden by Courtney King-Dye, was found to have tested positive for Felbinac. Felbinac is considered a class A prohibited substance b Read More

Paint Horse Reported Stolen in Illinois

Stolen Horse International is asking horse owners to help locate Maximum Reflections, a 12-year-old Paint gelding who was taken from his pasture in Flat Rock, Ill., on Aug. 23.

Keith Caughren, stepfather of Max's 13-year-old owner, Read More

First Paralympic Horses Arrive in Hong Kong

The first horses to travel overseas for the Paralympic Games arrived safely in Hong Kong Aug. 26, slightly more than a week before they will begin dressage competition.

After a 9.5-hour flight from Melbourne, four horses representing Read More

New Unwanted Horse Coalition Director Named

Julia Andersen will serve as the director of the Unwanted Horse Coalition, according to a release distributed by the American Horse Council (AHC).

The Coalition is a broad alliance of equine organizations that have joined together under the AH Read More

Quarantine Lifted at Veterinary Clinic with Hendra

With test results confirming that all remaining horses at a Redlands Veterinary Clinic are free from Hendra virus, Biosecurity officials in the Australian state of Queensland have lifted the stringent quarantine that was imposed seven weeks ago. Read More

No Decision Yet on Second Recovered Hendra Horse

No decision has been made about the fate of a horse near Proserpine, which appears to have recovered after contracting Hendra virus.

Biosecurity Queensland's Chief Veterinary Officer Ron Glanville BSc, BVSc, MVS, said initial tests revealed Read More

Industry Praised for Eradicating Equine Flu in Australia

One year after equine influenza was first reported in New South Wales, Australia, Minister for Primary Industries Ian Macdonald said Aug. 24 that the state's horse industry is back on track.

"Exactly one year ago today our horse industries' Read More

No New Piroplasmosis Cases, Canada Bans Horses from Affected County

The Florida State Veterinarian's Office is continuing to investigate the equine piroplasmosis (EP) case in Manatee County. While Tropical Storm Fay delayed some investigation efforts, Read More