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Virginia Logs First Equine WNV Case for 2009

The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) has confirmed and announced Virginia's first positive case of West Nile virus (WNV) in a horse for 2009. The 16-year-old Tennessee Walking Horse mare was from Pittsylvania Read More

Racehorse Conformation Discussed on New DVD

 Kentucky Derby-winning trainer Michael Matz, Keeneland sales inspector Ryan Mahan, Fasig-Tipton sales inspector Bill Graves, and noted bloodstock agent Buzz Chace share their knowledge and guiding principles when it comes to analyzing Read More

Cornell Equine Health Receives Funds From Sporthorse Tournament

Cornell University's Equine Health Advancement Fund will get a boost from the Syracuse Invitational Sporthorse Tournament's ticket sales and silent auction.

The tournament will be held at the Oncenter Complex in Syracuse, NY, from Oct. 28-Nov. Read More

Vet Graduate Survey Gives Salary, Employment Stats

The results of an annual survey conducted by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) reveal an economic mixed bag when it comes to what new veterinary graduates encountered in 2009.

The survey results appear in the Journal of Read More

California Racing Board to Examine New Safety Equipment

The newly-formed safety committee of the California Horse Racing Board will meet for the first time Sept. 4 to begin the regulatory process to establish new standards and specifications for vests, helmets, and whips.

The committee will Read More

Horse Bits and Bitting Extension Webcast this Month

A free Webcast on bits and bitting will be presented later this month through My Horse University and eXtension HorseQuest. Holly Spooner, PhD, assistant professor and equine Extension specialist at West Virginia University, will discuss factors Read More

Maine Reports Five EEE Horse Deaths, Three Suspect

Five horses in Maine have died of confirmed Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) and animal health authorities are waiting on test results of another three "suspicious" cases, reported the Maine Department of Health and Human Services (Maine CDC) Read More

Hendra Virus: Statement Regarding Vet's Death

The following is a statement released by the Australian Veterinary Association (AVA):

Veterinarians around Australia are mourning the death of Alister Rodgers from a Hendra virus infection, and urge government Read More

Illinois Equine Humane Center Moves to New Facility

The Illinois Equine Humane Center (ILEHC) recently relocated its operation to Elgin, Ill. The ILEHC's herd of horses seeking adoptive homes can now be visited at their new facility, located at 9N673 Kendall Road in Elgin.

"We are very Read More

Vet School Lecture Offered at Quarter Horse Congress

Attendees at this year's All American Quarter Horse Congress will have the opportunity to learn more about pursuing a career in veterinary medicine through a lecture entitled "So, You Want to be a Vet? Tips for How to Get Into and Succeed in Vet Read More

Mustang Training Competition Offers $300K in Prize Money

The Extreme Mustang Makeover will offer an estimated $300,000 in prize money as it enters its third year of competition.

"We've been very fortunate in this economy to be able to sell out all of our events with the average adoption of the Read More

EHV-1 Quarantine Lifted at Pennsylvania Stable

A quarantine at Rolling Hills Ranch stable in Bridgeville, Allegheny County, Pa., has been lifted after samples collected from all 116 horses there tested negative for the neurologic form of equine herpesvirus-1, or EHV-1, said Agriculture Read More

Graduating Vet Students Encouraged to Pursue Research Careers

Private practice isn't for everyone, but for graduating veterinary students facing an average of $120,000 in debt, it often is the only logical choice. A new program--the Pfizer Animal Health-Morris Animal Foundation (MAF) Veterinary Fellowship Read More

Horses Top Kentucky Agriculture Receipts in 2008

Cash receipts from sales of horses and stud fees in Kentucky again made equines the top agriculture product in 2008, according to state agriculture commissioner Richie Farmer.

Horse sales and stud fees totaled $1.08 billion, down 4% from Read More

'On-Call' Racing Stewards Media Program Launched

The Racing Officials Accreditation Program (ROAP) has developed an On Call Stewards Program so that a designated racing official will be available during telecasts of major racing events to explain the rules of racing if an unusual event occurs Read More

Unwanted Horse Coalition Names New Director

Ericka Caslin will serve as the Director of the Unwanted Horse Coalition (UHC), the American Horse Council announced today.

Caslin is a graduate of Virginia Tech's Animal Sciences program and has been an active member of the hunter/jumper Read More

Tips for Safe Horse Transport during Hot Weather

Hot weather can pose serious health problems for horses, including dehydration, heatstroke, and exhaustion. Read More

Thoroughbred Trail Training Course Coming to KHP

A new trail training course at the Maker's Mark Secretariat Center in the Kentucky Horse Park will allow off-the-track Thoroughbreds to be schooled over natural trails. The training course, developed by the Maker's Mark Secretariat Center, the Read More

Wildlife Rabies Vaccination Efforts Progressing in New York, Pennsylvania

Wildlife Services, a program within the USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, will distribute oral rabies vaccine baits beginning on or about Aug. 28 to prevent the spread of raccoon rabies in portions of western and northern New Read More

Vet Students Host WCVM Public Open House

The diverse world of veterinary medicine and an expanded Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) will be on public display from October 1 to 4 during Vetavision, a four-day open house at the veterinary college on the University of Read More

Hendra Horse Euthanized, Additional Testing in Progress

Biosecurity Queensland has euthanized a horse at a Cawarral horse nursery property that tested positive for Hendra virus infection. Euthanasia is the national policy for horses confirmed as being infected with the virus, which can affect both Read More

Toxic Ragwort Warning Issued by UK Group

Land and horse owners are reminded to be on their guard against deadly ragwort following the inclement weather of July and August, World Horse Welfare noted in a statement Aug. 13.

"Ragwort poses a huge risk to horse health and in Read More

Record Number of Horses Surrendered to MSPCA; Assistance Needed

The Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (MSPCA) at Nevins Farm is receiving a record number of surrendered equines and is seeking adopters as well as donations for the horses' continued rehabilitation and medical care. Read More

Fund Drive for Seized Horses at Saratoga Race Course

Fans coming to Saratoga Race Course Aug. 26 will be able to help the almost 200 Thoroughbred horses recently removed from a Greene County Farm. In April, 2009, police raided the Climax, N.Y., farm of horse breeder Ernest Paragallo, who has been Read More

Horse Positive for Hendra to be Euthanized

Test samples taken from a horse at a Cawarral horse nursery property have come back positive, showing the horse was exposed to Hendra virus. The virus neutralization test utilized is considered the definitive test to determine whether an Read More