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TRF to Auction Racehorse Halters

The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation Maker's Mark Secretariat Center (MMSC) will hold its inaugural Horses Helping Horses event starting April 19.

This will feature an eBay auction of halters to help fund the MMSC's myriad programs for Read More

PreventiCare Wellness Program Updated

Pfizer Animal Health's equine wellness program PreventiCare now features a redesigned Web site and new online capabilities that allow horse owners and veterinarians to enroll, track, and manage horses in the program.

The new Web site, Read More

Jockey Club Offers Free Thoroughbred Identification Service

The Jockey Club has established a free service to help owners identify tattooed but unidentified Thoroughbreds in their possession.

For legible tattoos, an owner can use a free tattoo lookup feature available from Read More

Students Participate in Large Animal Rescue Demonstration

Earlier this spring, a group of third graders in Richmond, Ky., got a hands-on lesson in rescuing large animals.

On March 30, Tomas Gimenez, DrMedVet, and Rebecca Gimenez, PhD, gave a Read More

Equine Quarantine, Facility in Development for 2010 Asian Games

The Olympic Council of Asia will host 200 horses from 20 countries and regions when the 16th Asian Games come to Guangzhou, China, in November 2010. As the equestrian events of the 2008 Read More

Horse Rescue a Finalist for $1 Million Makeover

Angel Acres Horse Haven Rescue of Glenville, Pa., has made it to the Top 10 in a $1 million shelter makeover contest sponsored by Zootoo.com, a Web site for animal and pet lovers.

Richard Thompson, founder of Zootoo.com, Read More

Homes for Horses Coalition Gathers for Conference

Representatives from dozens of national and state-based equine protection, advocacy, and rescue organizations gathered April 9 and April 10 at Bally's Las Vegas for the third annual Homes for Horses Coalition Conference to discuss the re-homing Read More

Illinois Equine Board Awards More Than $72K in Grants

The Illinois Equine Industry Research and Promotion Board (EPB) has awarded more than $72,000 in grants, according to Karen Freese, chair.

Grants are funded by the Illinois equine checkoff program, which provides for the voluntary assessmen Read More

Vaulting WEG Test Event Coming in July

Equestrian vaulters from around the world will descend upon the Bluegrass state in July in preparation for the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. The vaulters will perform dance and gymnastics on cantering horses in two events. Read More

Churchill Receives Safety Accreditation

At a press conference April 9 at Churchill Downs, the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced that the Louisville racetrack has been fully accredited by the NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance following a comprehensive review of Read More

Dressage Mare Rocher Retires

The crowd-pleasing Westfalen mare Rocher, who might be known best for her flopping ears and hair-raising extended trot, will retire from international competition, according to Gypsy Woods Farm owners Charles (Chuck) and Joann Smith. Read More

AAEP Vets to Answer Horse Owners' Questions Online

Topics in equine health that are timely and relevant to today's horse owner will be featured this year as part of the American Association of Equine Practitioner's "Ask the Vet" online discussion on Read More

Pfizer Donates $50K to NTRA Safety Alliance

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) Safety and Integrity Alliance has received a contribution of $50,000 from Pfizer Animal Health.

"Pfizer Animal Health is proud to support the work of the Read More

National Wild Horse Adoption Day Sets Goal of 1,000 Homes

Wild horse and humane animal advocacy groups from across the nation are joining forces to encourage the American public to consider and act on the adoption of a wild horse or burro. A goal of 1,000 adoptions has been set for the first National Read More

Kentucky Group to Offer Low Cost Gelding Services

In an effort to help horse owners manage herd populations and breed responsibly, the Kentucky Horse Council, in partnership with Morehead State University (MSU), is offering a low cost gelding clinic April 28 and 30, 2009.

The Read More

Virginia Tech Hosts Vet School Annual Open House April 4

The Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech's Annual Open House is under way today from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Visitors will have the opportunity to take guided tours of the 225,000-square-foot complex, Read More

Sports Medicine Veterinarians Gather to Learn Advanced Diagnostic Techniques

Sport horse veterinarian Kent Allen, DVM, and Virginia Equine Imaging (VEI) hosted a workshop of the International Society of Equine Locomotor Pathology (ISELP) March 27-29. According to Allen Read More

Texas A&M Vet School Receives Accreditation

After an extensive review process, the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) has awarded full accreditation to the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVM).

By receiving this recognition, Read More

Michigan Bans Racehorse Steroids

Michigan Horse Racing Commissioner Christine C. White April 1 gave notice to the state's horse racing industry that effective immediately, the presence of anabolic steroids will be prohibited in all horses entered to race at any pari-mutuel trac Read More

MSPCA Seeks Donations and Homes for Equine Program

The Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (MSPCA) Equine Center at Nevins Farm is on pace to receive and care for a record number of horses in 2009. However, the upcoming warmer months of the year are traditionally when Read More

UK Prepares for Possible African Horse Sickness Shift

Attendees at the UK's National Equine Forum yesterday heard about the progress made thus far by a working group focused on African horse sickness (AHS).

Rt Hon Jane Kennedy, MP, the Minister for the Horse wrote the speech presented by Arik Read More

Easyboot Rx

EasyCare has developed the Easyboot Rx, a new rehabilitation boot and padding system.

The Easyboot Rx provides support and relief for horses suffering from chronic lameness, laminitis, injury, surgery, navicular disease, and other lower Read More

Kentucky Stallions Declared Clear of CEM

The last Kentucky stallion known to have been exposed to contagious equine metritis (CEM) has been released from quarantine, State Veterinarian Robert C. Stout, DVM, has announced.

The western Kentucky Quarter Horse completed a testing and Read More

Hunt Club Animal Bedding

Hunt Club, LLC announces it has joined with Grief, Inc. to make corrugated animal bedding in Louisville, Ky.

Hunt Club is healthier, warmer and more comfortable for the horse and is four times more absorbent than traditional shavings or Read More

Kentucky Derby Winner Alysheba Euthanized

Alysheba, a Kentucky Derby winner and Horse of the Year, was euthanized March 27 at Hagyard Equine Medical Institute near Lexington. The 25-year-old pensioned stallion, who resided at the Kentucky Horse Park's Hall of Champions, was buried across Read More