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AAEP Foundation Seeks Research Fellow Applicants

Applications are now being accepted for the 2009 AAEP Foundation Past Presidents' Research Fellow. The scholarship is awarded annually to an AAEP-member veterinarian who is beginning a career in equine research. The application deadline is July Read More

Remember Rabies Vaccination Before Attending Horse Shows

Before you hit the show circuit this season, be sure to do your part to keep horses, other animals, and competitors safe by including a rabies vaccination at your pre-event health exam. Vaccinations can do more than just help horses--they can Read More

The New Mikmar Feather Bit

Following two years of testing and development, Mikmar Bit Company announces the New Mikmar Feather Bit, a streamlined version of the Mikmar Training Bit and Combination Bit.

Offering a slimmer mouthpiece and a detachable leather wrappe Read More

Friesan Fire Sidelined

Vinery Stables' and Fox Hill Farm's Friesan Fire, who was made the favorite for this year's Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) after three consecutive graded stakes wins this spring, has been sidelined for a couple of months due to Read More

One Shot Waterless Shampoo

Best Shot Equine has added a new, self-rinsing waterless shampoo for horse owners on the go. One Shot Waterless Shampoo provides a quick and easy solution for last minute touch-up jobs and winter bathing.

One Shot Waterless Shampoo is Read More


K&H Manufacturing announces their new product, Thermo-Hose--a thermostat controlled water hose designed to make filling stock tanks less difficult during winter months.

This new product is energy-efficient and eliminates the Read More

American Paint Horse Foundation Launches New Therapeutic Riding Program

The American Paint Horse Foundation's (APHF) mission to "improve lives through the power of Paints," was strengthened recently, when the charitable organization reached its goal of raising $25,000 to start a therapeutic riding fund.

In only si Read More

UK Charity The Horse Trust Announces New President

Baroness Ann Mallalieu, QC, has become the new president of The Horse Trust, the UK's oldest horse charity.

Mallalieu assumed the presidency May 14 at the charity's Annual General Meeting (AGM), which took place at its Read More

New Group Works to Preserve Foundation Morgan Horse

Concerned about the declining numbers of classic Morgan horses, breeders and owners around the country have united to form the Foundation Morgan Horse Society (FMHS).

The 133 members of the society are working to preserve the heritage, type Read More

Horse Euthanized After Accident in Belmont Paddock

City On Line, a 4-year-old colt trained H. Allen Jerkens and owned by Rhapsody Farm and Harry L. Landry, was euthanized May 20 after a freak accident in the paddock at Belmont Park.

In the post parade before the fifth race, the colt broke away Read More

Oklahoma Governor Reverses Equine Dentistry Law

Oklahoma Gov. Brad Henry today signed a bill that reverses a state law enacted last November that turned lay equine dentists into felons, according to a statement released by the Institute for Justice. Under the reversed law, lay dentists risked Read More

ACVIM Forum to Highlight Veterinary, Human Medicine Link

The key to finding a cure for human diseases such as cancer, Lou Gehrig's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, and muscular dystrophy might lie in the paws of man's best friend as veterinarians and biomedical scientists from across the globe Read More

New Edition of Equine Color Genetics Text Released

A new edition of the veterinary textbook Equine Color Genetics, penned by D. Phillip Sponenberg, DVM, PhD, was recently released by Wiley-Blackwell Publishing. An expansion of the previous edition released in 2003, the third edition Read More

Kentucky Horse Park to Host Second Equine Adoption Fair

In response to the plight of abused and neglected horses, the Kentucky Horse Park last year held its inaugural John Henry Memorial Equine Adoption Fair to provide assistance to organizations involved in rescuing them.

"Last year's adoption Read More

Florida Horse Owners Urged to Make Disaster Plans

Hurricane season gets under way in just a few weeks, and Florida Agriculture and Consumer Services Commissioner Charles Bronson is reminding people to get an emergency plan in place now for their animals. Bronson says people should not wait unti Read More

NBC to Televise Rolex Event Prior to Preakness

Just before filly Rachel Alexandra tries to spoil Kentucky Derby longshot winner Mine That Bird's attempt to win the second leg of the Triple Crown, equine enthusiasts will be able to watch Headley Britannia and Australian rider Lucinda Read More

Ulcer Incidence: Scoping Events Provide New Info

There are many triggers for stomach ulcer development, and stress is an important factor. Horses are especially sensitive and may experience stress when exposed to situations you would think of as normal, including: competition, training, travel, lay Read More

USDA Hosts Discussions on Animal Identification System

Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack on May 11 held a roundtable discussion with a variety of industry stakeholders on the National Animal Identification System (NAIS). This was the second in a series of listening sessions the USDA will hold Read More

Colorado Vets Polled on Unwanted Horse, Euthanasia Issues

Although anecdotes suggest the number of unwanted horses is growing, there is very little data that measures the magnitude of the problem or how extensively the various options to address the issue are being implemented.

To get a better Read More

Commission Votes to Uphold Cobra Venom Vet Suspension

The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission voted unanimously May 12 to adopt the recommended report of a hearing officer in the five-year suspension of veterinarian Rodney Stewart, DVM.

That report, issued April 6, involved state racing stewards' Read More

Hagyard to Offer Large Animal Emergency Response Training

Hagyard Equine Medical Institute of Lexington, Ky., strives to train veterinarians, first responders, and individual horse owners in large animal emergency response techniques by offering annual courses.

The group's next large animal Read More

BLM Seeks Bids for New Pasture Facilities

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is soliciting bids for new long-term pasture facilities located in the continental United States.

One solicitation is for pasture facilities to hold 200 to 1,000 wild horses; the other is for facilities Read More

Equitation Science Group to Meet in Sydney

International authorities in horse behavior, training, and welfare will converge in Sydney for the 5th Equitation Science Annual Conference to be held at the University of Sydney's Faculty of Veterinary Science and Centennial Parkland Equestrian Read More

Charity Releases Healthy Horse Guide for Tourists

The Brooke Hospital for Animals, a UK equine welfare charity that operates across 10 countries in Asia, Africa, Central America, and the Middle East, has released guidelines for tourists utilizing the services of working animals while on holiday Read More

Veterinary Relief Campaign Provides Vaccines to Unwanted Horses

Veterinarians and equine rescue and retirement facilities are teaming up to help rehabilitate, revitalize and, ultimately, find new homes for America's unwanted horses through the Unwanted Horse Veterinary Relief Campaign (UHVRC). Although the Read More