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USDA: Horses from CEM Countries Could be Allowed as Temporary Imports

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has proposed to amend its regulations so that horses to be used for noncompetitive entertainment from countries affected with Read More

BHS Warning Owners of Companion-only Horses of Potential for Future Sale

The British Horse Society (BHS) has warned horse owners to be wary when responding to advertisements seeking companion horses, following an increase in the number of reports of such animals being sold to new homes after placement.

The Read More

New Members Join Kentucky Horse Council Board

Three new members have joined the Kentucky Horse Council Board, President Madelyn Millard, of Waterwild Farm, announced Aug. 6.

New members include:

  • Latonna Wilson, a marketing specialist with Rood and Riddle Pharmacy, join Read More

Dressage Federation Convention to Focus on Horse Health

The United States Dressage Federation (USDF) announced Aug. 6 that the 2007 Adequan/USDF Annual Convention, to be held Nov. 28 through Dec. 2 in Orlando, Fla., will focus entirely on horse health education.

The USDF has partnered with Read More

Kentucky Festival to Provide Introduction to Horses, Equine Industry

The Festival of the Horse, a 26-year tradition in Georgetown, Ky., is adding a new event this year, sponsored by the Kentucky Horse Council.

"Experience the Horse" will offer visitors the opportunity to pet, groom, lead, and paint a horse. Read More

Cook Appointed Wyoming State Veterinarian

The Wyoming Livestock Board announced July 31 that Walter Cook, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVPM, who had been serving as the acting state veterinarian since January 2007, will take up the position permanently.

"We are happy to have Dr. Cook move from Read More

Horse Benefit Concert Coming to Wisconsin

A day of music and entertainment September 15 at the Walworth County FairGrounds in Elkhorn, Wisc., will benefit local and national equine welfare organizations.

Animal Fairy Charities Inc., is presenting the Musical Horse Aid benefit Read More

Smeak Named Director of Colorado State Vet Teaching Hospital

The College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at Colorado State University has named Daniel Dwight Smeak, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, director of the James L. Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital.

Smeak will join the university from The Ohio Read More

USDA Proposing Fee Change for Veterinary Diagnostic Services

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) announced July 20 a proposal to adjust the user fees charged for veterinary diagnostic services. These user fees would be increased incrementally during fiscal Read More

Equine Comfort, Safety a Consideration in Olympic Facility Design

The equine athletes competing in the 2008 Olympic Games will be housed in special quarters during their stay in Hong Kong, said John Ridley, head of racing operations of The Hong Kong Jockey Club.

While the majority of the 2008 Olympic Game Read More

Illinois BLM Facility Offering Reduced Adoption Fee on Mares and Foals

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) holding facility in Ewing, Ill., is offering 25 mare and foal pairs at reduced fees through September. The pairs can be adopted for $125; calculated as $100 for the foal and $25 for the mare, in lieu of the Read More

20 Horse Welfare Groups Meet for Conference

National and state-based equine protection, placement, and rescue organizations gathered for the first time Friday (July 27) to discuss the rehoming of at-risk horses in America. The Homes for Horses Conference was jointly sponsored by the Human Read More

Kentucky Observing American Saddlebred Day Aug. 25

Stake night at the Kentucky State Fair World's Championship horse show will be part of the official "American Saddlebred Day" throughout the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

Kentucky Governor Ernie Fletcher has proclaimed August 25 a special day t Read More

Absorbine Liniment Company W.F. Young Celebrating 115 Years

W. F. Young, maker of Absorbine Veterinary Liniment, has announced it is celebrating its 115-year anniversary. Founded in 1892 by Wilbur Fenelon Young and his wife Mary Ida, W. F. Young, Inc. is still a family-owned business, and is developing Read More

Breyer Creating Model of Eventing Super Pony Theodore O'Connor

Breyer Animal Creations, The Theodore O'Connor Syndicate, LLC, and Sportponies Unlimited have announced that Theodore O'Connor, the pony who has caused a sensation in the eventing world, will be the latest international star to join the Breyer Read More

Barbaro, Secretariat Art to Support Laminitis Research

A new set of prints and a poster featuring Triple Crown winner Secretariat and 2006 Kentucky Derby Presented By Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner Barbaro will benefit the fight against laminitis, the painful hoof disease that ended both their Read More

Medication Consortium Gets $300,000 in Contributions

The Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC) received $100,000 contributions from the New York Racing Association (NYRA) and the United States Trotting Association, and $50,000 contributions from the Delaware Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Read More

Equine Cases of EEE and WNV Confirmed in Virginia

Virginia's state veterinarian confirmed on Wednesday (July 24) the first cases of Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) and West Nile virus (WNV) in horses this year. The EEE-positive horse was from Suffolk and was euthanatized because of its illnes Read More

Emergency Preparation Course Held for Connecticut Horse Owners

Around 75 horse owners and first responders came together July 14 in Old Lyme, Conn., to learn about horse-related issues they could face during disasters. The event was a collaborative effort between the Valley Shore Emergency Read More

AHC: Horse Show Industry has Significant Economic Impact

For anyone that has participated in (or merely paid for!) a horse show, there is no doubt that these activities generate a lot of money. The American Horse Council's study, Economic Impact of the Horse Industry on the United States, included Read More

FEI Tribunal Gives Decision on Tryon Rolex Case: Abuse, Without Intent

The FEI Tribunal has released its decision in the case of alleged horse abuse committed by Amy Tryon while participating in the cross-country phase of the 2007 Rolex Lexington Kentucky 4-Star Event, held April 28. Tryon's mount, Le Samurai, was Read More

MAF Beginning First Phase of Equine Genetic Research Consortium

Equine scientists will begin developing a unique set of research tools that will lead to major advances in the health of horses worldwide through the Morris Animal Foundation's Equine Consortium for Genetic Research.

The Equine Consortium Read More

Slaughter: U.S. Circuit Court Decision Allows Cavel to Resume Operations

The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals has granted a motion by Cavel International, allowing the plant to temporarily resume horse slaughter operations, the Society for Animal Protective Legislation (SAPL) announced July 18.

In late May Read More

Kansas State to Lead Cost-Benefit Analysis of NAIS

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service announced July 16 the selection of Kansas State University to lead a multi-institutional benefit-cost analysis of the National Animal Identification System (NAIS). Read More

ASPCA Releases Official Statement and FAQs on NYC Carriage Horses

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) July 12 released its official position statement on the use of carriage horses in New York City. The carriage horse industry came under fire earlier this month after a hors Read More