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Horse Sense Leads to New Recycling Initiative

Southeastern Michigan is the state's most populous region--for humans and for horses. According to a recent survey, Oakland has more horses than any other county--it is home to 6,900 of the state’s 155,000 equines.

As more people and more Read More

Three-Time World Champion Named as Chef d'Equipe for the U.S. Endurance Squad

After an extensive search, the USEF has named three-time World Endurance Champion and 1990 AHSA/Hertz Equestrian of the Year, Becky Hart, as Chef d'Equipe for the U.S. Endurance riders.

An Endurance veteran, Hart was inducted into the American Read More

Course Designers Selected for WEG 2010 Show Jumping

Conrad Homfeld and Richard Jeffery have been selected as course designers for show jumping at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, organizers announced recently.

The 2010 Games will feature eight world championships in equestrian sport, Read More

Manure Management Webcast Available through Extension

The term "small farm" can bring to mind anything from a couple of horses on several acres to a family dairy or feedlot. All small farms share the common challenge to properly manage manure with limited time and money.

Specialists from acros Read More

Use Careful Management to Avoid Equine Heat Stress

With temperatures rising higher as summer approaches, Georgia Commissioner of Agriculture Tommy Irvin is cautioning horse owners to be sure that their animals do not become victims to the heat.

During the summer, measures should always Read More

U.K. Groups Introduce National Equine Welfare Protocol

Several U.K. equine welfare groups today became signatories to the new National Equine Welfare Protocol.

The protocol sets out guidelines for how cases of equine neglect and abuse should be reported and handled, and what the relevant Read More

Shetland Ambassadors Arrive in Hong Kong

Two Shetland ponies donated to the Hong Kong Equestrian Federation by the American Shetland Pony Club have landed safely in Hong Kong. They are in quarantine preparing for the presentation ceremony to be held July 10.

The ponies were purchased Read More

Belmont Contenders in Good Shape After Race

The runners from the June 7 Belmont Stakes were resting well, their trainers looking on to future goals for the summer as the Triple Crown season concluded June 7.

Denis of Cork, second in the Belmont, was in good shape following a rally Read More

HSUS Opening Oregon Horse Sanctuary and Rescue Facility

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) will open a new 1,120-acre horse sanctuary and rescue facility in Douglas County, Ore. This will be the organization's fourth major animal care facility.

The new Duchess Sanctuary is made Read More

Absorbine UltraShield Draft Size Fly Bonnets

UltraShield Fly Bonnets provide protection against all types of flies, mosquitoes, and gnats, and this draft horse size bonnet has been designed to offer more face protection, a longer top panel, and a secure fit. Made with Rip-Shield tear-resistant Read More

AVMA Adds Animal Welfare Page to Web site

To help veterinarians and the general public understand the complexity and passion behind animal welfare issues, the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) has launched its first Web section devoted entirely to animal welfare information Read More

European Union to Require Horse Passports, Microchips

According to a June 9 statement on the European Union (EU) Web site, all equidae will now Read More

Wisconsin Town 'Horsing Around' For Therapeutic Riding

In the spirit of Chicago's "Cows on Parade" and Cincinnati's "Big Pig Gig," a herd of masterfully painted ponies will adorn the streets of Lake Geneva, Wisc., this summer as Special Methods in Learning Equine Skills Inc. (SMILES) mounts a public ar Read More

Spanish Educational Lesson Plans Offered by American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame

The American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum's current educational programs have gone bilingual. All existing and future educational lesson plans offered by the museum will now be available in Spanish.

Two Bits for Your Brain was Read More

Kentucky Large Animal Emergency Response Team Receives Grant

With its first year anniversary approaching this month, Kentucky Large Animal Emergency Response Team (KLAER), a 501(c) non-profit organization, has received a grant for $10,000 from the Kentucky Horse Council to pursue its goal in providing Read More

Strangles Reported at Florida Standardbred Track

One case of strangles was confirmed June 4 in the stable area at Pompano Park Harness Track in Pompano Beach, Fla. Live harness racing will continue as scheduled at the facility.

Track management, in working with animal health officials fro Read More

War Emblem Breeding Mares after Therapy

Champion and Kentucky Derby winner War Emblem is responding well to therapy for a breeding behavior dysfunction, according to experts at the University of Pennsylvania.

"He has had fertile sperm, but for several years has remained selective Read More

CANTER Opening California Chapter

The Communication Alliance to Network Thoroughbred Ex-Racehorses (CANTER), will open a chapter in California in June of 2008. The program will offer owners and trainers of California's Thoroughbred racehorses free Internet sale listings available t Read More

Alltech Announces Western Milling as Official West Coast Feed Partner for WEG

Alltech, the global animal health company, is continuing to maintain momentum as the title sponsor of the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games 2010 with the announcement of Western Millling as the official West Coast feed partner of the Games. Read More

Win a Wine Country Riding Vacation with the Farnam Sweepstakes

Imagine spending the day riding through vineyards and down mountain trails, riding the same trails that Seabiscuit and his jockey, Red Pollard, trained on for their comeback to win the Santa Anita Handicap. Experience the taste of world-class Read More

Track Offering $5 Million Purse for Big Brown, Curlin Duel

Suffolk Downs has announced that the purse for this year's Massachusetts Handicap will be $5 million if Big Brown wins the Triple Crown and both he and 2007 Breeders' Cup Classic winner Curlin remain unbeaten in 2008, and go on to start in the Read More

Shetland Ponies Donated to Hong Kong Equestrian Federation

In a gesture of goodwill, the American Shetland Pony Club (ASPC) is sending a gift of two American Shetland ponies to the Hong Kong Equestrian Federation to salute their efforts for hosting the 2008 Equestrian Olympics. The two Shetland riding Read More

National Trails Day Observed June 7 with Rides, Events

The first Saturday every June is designated National Trails Day (NTD) in the United States. On that day every year more than a million hikers, bikers, equestrians, and others take part in thousands of events nationwide in celebration of America's Read More

Study Highlights Veterinary Contribution to Economy

Veterinary medicine contributes $3.3 billion to the economies of New England, but the region could face shortage of as many as 658 veterinarians by 2014, according to a study by the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University. Read More

Shortage of Human Rabies Vaccine Reported

The United States is currently experiencing a severe shortage of human rabies vaccine, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services.

Pre-exposure vaccinations of veterinary, animal control, game wardens, laboratory and other Read More