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Drought Increases Florida Wildfire Risk

Florida Agriculture and Consumer Services Commissioner Charles H. Bronson recently advised residents that below average rainfall for the last several months has significantly increased the state's wildfire risk.

According to a statement fro Read More

Equine-Friendly Land Use Planning Booklet Available

The Equestrian Land Conservation Resource (ELCR) has released a new booklet, entitled "Horses Make Good Neighbors." This full-color publication is designed to help horse enthusiasts educate people who are not familiar with horses about the Read More

UK Charity Provides Care for Working Donkeys in Zimbabwe

A British veterinary charity is supporting people affected by the financial crisis in Zimbabwe by providing veterinary care to their working animals. A group with the Society for the Protection of Animals Abroad (SPANA) has just Read More

Park Construction Brings Changes to Rolex Event

As a result of construction projects at the Kentucky Horse Park, Equestrian Events Inc. has announced some major changes for the 2009 Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event. Scheduled for April 23-26, the event typically draws more than 100,000 Read More

AAEP Releases Racing Safety and Welfare Recommendations

The American Association of Equine Practitioners today issued guidelines for protecting the health of the Thoroughbred racehorse. The white paper, "Putting the Horse First: Veterinary Recommendations for the Safety and Welfare of the Thoroughbre Read More

Atlantic Veterinary College to Offer Chiropractic Services for Horses

The Atlantic Veterinary College at the University of Prince Edward Island was recently awarded a grant by the Equine Foundation of Canada to support the development of chiropractic services for horses. The new service will mark the first time in Read More

New Bolton Veterinarian Reid Dead

Charles F. Reid, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVR, emeritus professor of radiology at the University of Pennsylvania's New Bolton Center and a founder of the American College of Veterinary Radiologists (ACVR), died Feb. 12.

Reid graduated from Cornel Read More

Back to Basics Horse Institute Planned at Auburn

An educational symposium for Alabama horse owners and managers--be they beginners or experienced equestrians--will be held March 28 at the Ham Wilson Livestock Arena in Auburn. The program will address everything from horse health to pasture Read More

Large Animal Rescue Training Offered at Days End Farm

Days End Farm Horse Rescue of Woodbine, Md., will offer Large Animal Rescue Training on two separate dates, March 22 and May 9.

Aimed at emergency responders, horse owners, barn managers, and the general public, each one-day session runs Read More

Equine Researchers Close to Identifying Genetic Mutations

The international Equine Consortium for Genetic Research (ECGR), established by Morris Animal Foundation (MAF), is making major inroads into determining the locations of genes that cause specific disease traits in horses. The ECGR is a worldwide Read More

Mustang Training Competitions, Adoptions Coming in April

The Extreme Mustang Makeover, a competition featuring mustangs, will debut at Lynn Palm's Women LUV Horses event April 3-5 and will return to the Midwest Horse Fair for the second consecutive year April 17-19.

The Midwest Extreme Mustang Read More

AQHA Executive Vice President Stepping Down in March

The registration of more than 2 million of the now more than 5 million horses in the American Quarter Horse Association registry and a growth in membership numbers from 276,500 to more than 350,000 are examples of the success of the customer Read More

Racing Group to Give $500K in Scholarships

The Race For Education will award more than $500,000 in scholarship money this year to young people in the equine industry, bringing the organization's total scholarship awards to more than $2.5 million since its inception in 2002 Read More

Unwanted Horse Group Offers Speakers for Equine Events

The Unwanted Horse Coalition's (UHC) National Speaker Program is up and running. The UHC has volunteers across the country who might be able to attend your equine group's event in order to present information from the Coalition. Any Read More

Florida Track Begins Project to Cool Barns

Calder Race Course said Feb. 9 it has begun application of a new elastomeric coating to 60 barn roofs in the track's stable area, a project that will help reduce stable temperatures normally hiked by the South Florida sun.

Calder vice Read More

Equine Forage Conference at 3 Virginia Sites

Virginia Cooperative Extension and the Virginia Forage and Grassland Council will explore how horse owners can best utilize their land for grazing and protect soil and water resources at the same time during this year's equine forage conference Read More

New Lecturer, Intern Coordinator for Kentucky Equine Initiative

Elizabeth LaBonty has been named lecturer and internship coordinator for the equine science and management undergraduate degree program within the University of Kentucky's (UK) College of Agriculture.

The four-year Bachelor of Science Read More

Red Hills Horse Trials Cancelled; Lack of Entries, Funds Cited

The Red Hills Horse Trials scheduled for March 13-15 has been cancelled. The organizing committee of Jane Barron, Terrie Brooks, and Marvin Mayer reluctantly made the decision Feb. 4 due to a lack of entries. Red Hills Horse Trials has Read More

UK Police Horse Retires after 12 Years on the Job

A Merseyside Police horse has arrived at The Horse Trust's Home of Rest for Horses in Princes Risborough, Buckinghamshire.

Sherwin, a 16-year-old, 17hh grey gelding, was involved in high-profile police work such as crowd control during the Read More

AQHA Cloning Forum to be Webcast

Members of the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) who can't make it to the equine cloning forum at the 2009 AQHA Annual Convention in March can watch the event online in the members section of Read More

Funds Available for Research on Effects of Horses on Humans

The Horses and Humans Research Foundation (HHRF) is inviting proposals for studies to investigate the therapeutic effects of horses on humans. The Foundation's broad research agenda includes basic research, as well as clinical studie Read More

Equine Parasite Symposium at Gluck Equine Research Center

The problem of anthelmintic resistance is now recognized as a serious challenge for the control of equine gastrointestinal nematodes, particularly small strongyles (cyathostomins). Benzimidazole resistance is practically ubiquitous in much of th Read More

Rood & Riddle to Provide Vet Care at WEG Test Events

Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital of Lexington, Ky., will provide veterinary services for the test events leading up to the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, the World Games 2010 Foundation Inc. announced today.

As the Official Equin Read More

Third Wisconsin Stallion Positive for CEM

A third stallion in Wisconsin has tested positive for contagious equine metritis, or CEM, a treatable reproductive disease of horses, the state's Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection announced Jan. 30.

The National Read More

Habitat for Horses Hurricane Rebuild Completed

The long road back after a disaster of Hurricane Ike's proportions has brought Habitat for Horses to a new place that is better than ever. The ranch took a direct hit from Read More