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Kentucky Equine Humane Center Celebrates First Year

More than 168 horses in Kentucky have been provided with shelter and other humane assistance during the Kentucky Equine Humane Center's first year of operation.

The Kentucky Equine Humane Center (KyEHC) was established to provide owners with a Read More

Florida Vet Students Awarded Racetrack Scholarships

Three students from the University of Florida (UF) College of Veterinary Medicine have received scholarships from Gulfstream Park to further their studies in equine medicine, surgery, and research.

Established after the death of 2006 Kentucky Read More

Hagyard Equine Medical Institute Offers Lectures, Demos at Rolex

Hagyard Equine Medical Institute will offer three lectures and a demonstration to attendees of the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, April 24-26. The lectures will offer a variety of educational information pertaining to sport horses and their Read More

Alliance Formed at Sound Horse Conference

At the recent Sound Horse Conference, leading animal welfare organizations joined with Tennessee Walking Horse industry groups to announce the formation of the new Alliance to End Soring. The conference took place April 11 and 12 in Read More

Horse Council, USDA Hosting Unwanted Horse Forum

The American Horse Council and the USDA are co-sponsoring a forum called "The Unwanted Horse Issue: What Now?" The all-day forum will be held June 18 at the Department's Jefferson Auditorium in Washington, DC.

The forum will piggy-back Read More

New York Museum Exhibit Explores Horse, Human Relationship

A new exhibit at New York City's American Museum of Natural History will examine the powerful and continuing relationship between horses and humans and explore the origins of the horse family, extending back more than 50 million years. Opening t Read More

Alltech Opens Nutrigenomics Research Facility

Representatives of animal health company Alltech cut the ribbon on a new Center for Animal Nutrigenomics and Applied Animal Nutrition at the company's corporate headquarters in Lexington, Ky., on April 20, 2008. This center is dedicate Read More

Racehorse Lava Man Reunited with Favorite Groom

Three-time Hollywood Gold Cup winner Lava Man seems back to being his old self after recently being reunited with his favorite groom, Noe Garcia, according to trainer Doug O'Neill.

Lava Man is expected to lead the charge for O'Neill's stabl Read More

Derby Hopeful War Pass Sidelined by Injury

Robert LaPenta's War Pass, the champion 2-year-old of 2007 and winner of the $2 million Bessemer Trust Breeders' Cup Juvenile at Monmouth Park, has suffered a leg injury that has knocked the colt out of the $2 million guaranteed Kentucky Derby. Read More

J. Michael Plumb First Equestrian to be Inducted into the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame

Karch Kiraly, three-time U.S. Olympian in volleyball (1984, 1988 and 1996) and three-time gold medalist, leads the distinguished Class of 2008 that will be inducted into the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame Presented by Allstate. The induction ceremony Read More

Vaccination, Early Recognition Key with Potomac Horse Fever

The name is deceiving, but Potomac horse fever (PHF) is not just a concern for horses near the Potomac River. Cases have been found across most of the United States.1 Knowing the key signs of PHF and watching carefully for them can Read More

Keeneland, Toyota Award Grant to Equine Humane Center

Kentucky's at-risk horses are set to receive a gift from the Keeneland Foundation and Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky in the form of a $20,000 grant to the Kentucky Equine Humane Center.

Located on a 72-acre farm near Lexington, the Read More

Finger Lakes Thoroughbred Adoption Program Unveiling New Facility

The Finger Lakes Thoroughbred Adoption Program (FLTAP) will officially unveil its new adoption facility April 18. The group's new headquarters is located on the grounds of Finger Lakes Gaming and Racetrack in Farmington, N.Y.

The Purple Haz Read More

Horse Council Congressional Cavalry Program Grows

The Congressional Cavalry, organized by the American Horse Council (AHC) and some of its member organizations, continues to grow.

The Congressional Cavalry was formed last year in an effort to better represent and serve the horse Read More

EHV: Murray State Barns Remain Quarantined, No Clinical Signs Reported

As of April 14, a horse that had shown clinical signs consistent with equine herpesvirus myeloencephalitis while stabled at Murray State University in Murray, Ky., remains in guarded condition at a referral hospital in Lexington. Samples Read More

Equine Herpesvirus Outbreak: WCVM Resumes Clinical Services

Based on the results of diagnostic tests, the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) at the University of Saskatchewan has resumed all regular clinical services for equine patients at its Veterinary Teaching Hospital.

The decision, Read More

SmartPak Offering Rolex Course Walk

Those attending the upcoming Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event will have the opportunity to walk the only CCI**** cross country course in America with two of the country's top event riders, Kim Severson and Jan Byyny. This will be Severson's third Read More

Arabian Horse Association Partners with the Equestrian Land Conservation Resource

The Equestrian Land Conservation Resource (ELCR) is pleased to announce that the Arabian Horse Association (AHA) has joined a growing list of breed organizations who have become members of our Equestrian Partners Program. Their participation Read More

Auburn College of Veterinary Medicine Open House April 19

The Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine will host its 31st annual Open House on Saturday, April 19, 2008, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., at its campus on Wire Road. There will be college tours and scientific displays, plus a dog agility Read More

Equine Abuse Investigation Seminar Planned

The Kentucky Horse Council is offering "Equine Abuse Investigation: A Hands-On Seminar," a class designed for animal control officers, sheriffs, and other local and state officials who might be involved in equine abuse cases in Kentucky. The Read More

Welfare and Safety Summit Racehorse Injury Numbers Revised

The catastrophic injury rates presented by Mary Scollay, DVM, at the March 17  Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit have been revised after a thorough review. Read More

American Horse Council Names New Legislative Director

Ben Pendergrass recently joined the American Horse Council (AHC) and will serve as the group's new legislative director.

Pendergrass came to the AHC after serving as a legislative aide to Senator Pete V. Domenici of New Mexico for Read More

31 Dead Horses Found on Kentucky Farm; Improper Disposal Charges Filed

The Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA) has filed charges against the owner of a Rowan County, Ky., farm where state and local authorities found 31 dead horses on Tuesday.

Farm owner Don Miller is charged with violating state law Read More

Farrier Appreciation Week in July

In recognition of the work performed by hoofcare professionals, National Farriers Week will be held this year from July 6 to 12. Organizers hope horse owners, trainers, riders, grooms, equine veterinarians, and others will take the time to Read More

Refrigerator Recall Includes Some Horse Trailer Units

A recall of certain refrigerators manufactured by Dometic includes units used in some horse trailers, according to a manufacturer's notice. The defective refrigerator units were manufactured between April 1997 and May 2003 and are designed for Read More