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Ohio State Hosting Mare and Foal Care Lecture

Horse owners can stave off winter-induced horse withdrawal and get some equine education through The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. The school will be hosting a series of classes to provide timely and practical updates on Read More

Equine Welfare Fund Formed by Kentucky Horse Council

The Kentucky Horse Council (KHC) has established a fund to support programs that promote the health and welfare of all horses in the state.

As a part of the continual work to find second careers for unwanted horses and evaluate and Read More

New Holland T1510 Economy Tractor

The New Holland 3-cylinder, 30-hp T1510 compact tractor delivers reliable performance, solid construction, and easy operation at an economical price. Part of New Holland's Lean and Mean series of economy tractors, the T1510 can be customized Read More

Iowa State Extension Offering Horse Management Course

Iowa State University Extension is offering a new educational program designed to teach the science of horse management along with riding and training concepts.

The Master Equine Manager program combines discussion with hands-on experience. Read More

Wild Horse and Burro Adoption to be Held in Alabama

The U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management-Eastern States (BLM-ES) will hold a wild horse and burro adoption at the Mobile Agri-Ed Center in Mobile, Ala., on January 19 and 20, 2008.

Approximately 65 horses and a few Read More

Thoroughbred Broodmares Inspected for Early Foaling

The Jockey Club once again dispatched teams of representatives in late December to numerous farms in six states and one Canadian province to inspect broodmares with early 2007 breeding or foaling dates.

This was the third consecutive Read More

Tufts Vet School Hosting Equine Health Talks

The Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University will be hosting a series of lectures on equine health.

The presentations will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Agnes Varis Lecture Hall in North Grafton, Mass.

Topics and Read More

Alabama Horse Owners Offered Equine Health Classes on the Web

Alabama horse enthusiasts have the opportunity to go back to school and focus on the care and management of horses and horse businesses.

The Alabama Horse Council and the Alabama Cooperative Extension System are combining their resources to Read More

USDA Releases Annual Animal Health Report

The USDA has released the 2006 U.S. Animal Health Report, a national overview of domestic animal health in th Read More

Iowa Selects New State Veterinarian

 Iowa's Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship has hired David Schmitt, DVM, as the new state veterinarian.

Schmitt owned a private veterinary practice before joining the department in 1999. He served as assistant state Read More

Toxic Plants: New Extension Service Book Provides Guide for Horse Owners

To help horse owners identify and control poisonous weeds and plants and understand treatment recommendations for their horses, University of Minnesota Extension recently released a book titled Plants Poisonous or Harmful to Horses in the Read More

USDA to Distribute $1 Billion for Crop, Livestock Loss

The USDA will begin issuing payments to tens of thousands of farmers and ranchers across the country who suffered losses because of natural disasters, acting Agriculture Secretary Chuck Conner announced Dec. 19.

"Numerous agricultural Read More

Virginia Forage Conference to Focus on Horse Owners' Needs

The Virginia Cooperative Extension and the Virginia Forage and Grassland Council will explore how horse owners can maintain a healthy animal, pasture, and environment at this year's equine forage conference, to be held Feb. 11-13.

The Read More

Horses Returning to Sydney Show despite Influenza Outbreak

Despite the outbreak of equine influenza, Australia's best horses will be able to compete at the 2008 Sydney Royal Easter Show, government and agriculture officials recently announced.

New South Wales Minister for Primary Industries Ian Read More

University of Georgia Vet School Seeking Items for Benefit Auction

The University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine’s Student Chapter of the American Veterinary Medical Association is seeking donations for a benefit auction at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia Visitor’s Center on Saturday, Feb. 16. Read More

Alltech to Address Elevated Feed Costs during Lecture Tour

Alltech will begin its annual North American Lecture Tour (NALT) Jan. 7, 2008. The tour theme is "The Feed Cost Puzzle: Performance or Profitability," and the event will provide a forum to share and learn how the latest technologies and Read More

Michigan Lawmakers Pass Bill to Increase Animal Cruelty Penalties

Michigan lawmakers recently passed legislation that will significantly strengthen penalties for the most severe cases of animal neglect. The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) released a statement praising this action.

The new law, Read More

University of Minn. Offers Regional Horse Owner Education Days in 2008

The University of Minnesota Horse Team is offering five regional horse owner education programs throughout the state in February and March 2008.

Each program offers unbiased, research-based information and knowledgeable speakers identified Read More

Dr. David Meirs Honored at Rutgers Equine Science Update

The faculty, students, and staff of the Equine Science Center at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, recognized a lifetime of service by David A. Meirs II, VMD, at the annual Equine Science Update sponsored by the center.

Meirs, who Read More

2008 AVMA Conference Heading to New Orleans

The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) will head to New Orleans July 19-22, 2008, for the group's 145th Annual Convention. Last year's record-breaking AVMA convention attracted over 10,000 attendees, including more Read More

USEF Announces Finalists for Horse of the Year Honors

Members' votes will determine which of the nation's leading equines will be named the U.S. Equestrian Federation (USEF) Horse of the Year.

This year's winner will join dressage superstar Brentina (2005 winner) and jumping superstar Read More

New Fees for USDA Veterinary Diagnostic Testing to Start Jan. 1

The USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) will soon begin to adjust the user fees charged for veterinary diagnostic services. These user fees will be increased incrementally beginning Jan. 1, 2008, and continuing through Read More

Number of Premises Registered for Animal Identification System Increasing

The USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has recorded 429,600 premises registered nationwide--with substantial increases this year in the number of premises registered as part of the National Animal Identification System. This Read More

Keeneland Contributes $1.2 Million to Charity in 2007

Keeneland announced today at its annual holiday luncheon that it gave more than $1.2 million in charitable contributions to more than 100 nonprofit organizations in 2007.

It is the third consecutive year that Keeneland's contributions Read More

Equine Ambulance Allotted ASPCA Grant

Humane Equine Aid and Rapid Transport (HEART), a nonprofit organization that provides equine ambulatory services, recently received a $10,000 grant from the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA). Read More