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Start the Breeding Season with Equine Nutrition Review

Horse owners can help to prepare their animals for the upcoming breeding season and keep them healthy through the winter through proper nutritional management and veterinary oversight, said Kristina G. Lu, VMD, Dipl. ACT, a theriogenologist at Read More

American Paint Horse Foundation Raises Funds for Equine Programs to Support Troops

The American Paint Horse Foundation enjoyed a successful run at the Fall World Championship Paint Horse Show in Fort Worth recently, raising nearly $21,000 to improve lives through interaction with horses.

With the American Paint Hor Read More

Ravel Named U.S. Dressage Horse of the Year

Dutch Warmblood gelding Ravel, owned by Akiko Yamazaki of Woodside, Calif., and ridden by Steffen Peters of San Diego, Calif., was named the 2009 Adequan/U.S. Dressage Federation Grand Prix Horse of the Year. Ravel's median score of 75.574% Read More

Horse Art Exhibition to Run with WEG 2010

The Art Museum at the University of Kentucky will present a groundbreaking exhibition to coincide with the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in 2010. Hoofbeats and Heartbeats will be the first significant exhibition to critically examin Read More

State Equine Transport Requirements Available Online

You're planning to take your horse to a big event several hundred miles away. To reach your destination, you might travel through states you've never before visited. Since equine transportation regulations vary from state to state, how Read More

Zenyatta Paintings to Benefit Thoroughbred Adoption

Two "Moneigh" paintings created by Zenyatta will be available for sale in ReRun's eBay store December 26, 2009. On that day Zenyatta, the Breeders' Cup Classic winner with an unbroken 14 for 14 win record, will make her final Read More

Senior Horse Contest Winners Selected

Purina has selected the winners of its online Senior Horse Tales Contest. Four national winners and seven regional winners were chosen in categories that included best senior horse essay, best senior horse or senior pony photo, oldest horse in Read More

FEI Medication Policies to be put to Assembly Vote

Whether the restricted use of a small number of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) should be permitted in Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) competition will be put to a vote at the 2010 General Assembly, followi Read More

New Hagyard Sport Horse Facility in Progress

The Sport Horse Program at Hagyard Equine Medical Institute of Lexington, Ky., specializes in the care and maintenance of show horse athletes. Hagyard is building a new Sport Horse facility where the veterinarians can work with clients to focus Read More

New Orleans Track Receives Safety Accreditation

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced that Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots in New Orleans has been fully accredited by the NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance following a complete review of all racing operations at t Read More

Horse Owners Reminded to Plan for Winter Hazards

As winter progresses, the Michigan Department of Agriculture (MDA) reminds animal owners to plan for routine winter hazards. All pet and livestock owners must ensure an adequate supply of feed and water for their animals, as well as shelter fro Read More

Halters Benefit Standardbred Rescue Groups

Standardbred rescue organizations will be the beneficiary of a new charitable effort, "Halters for Hope," which will provide extraordinary access to memorabilia from harness racing's biggest s Read More

Winterizing Your Senior Equine

When preparing your senior equine for winter, small steps can go a long way to support health and comfort. Read More

AAEP Convention Draws Record Crowd

New equine research, practical veterinary techniques, and business education attracted a record 7,611 attendees to the American Association of Equine Practitioners' 55th Annual Convention in Las Vegas, Nev., Dec. 5 - 9. The previous record Read More

USDA Revises Veterinary Accreditation Program

The USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has revised its National Veterinary Accreditation Program. The changes will strengthen animal health safeguarding activities and increase the training and skills of accredited ve Read More

UC Davis Vet School Receives Research Funding

The University of California, Davis, received almost $622 million in research funds in the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2009. The total is a record for the campus and the fifth consecutive year that research funds have topped a half-billion Read More

USEF Announces Equestrian of the Year Finalists

Seven stars of equestrian sport have each been named recipients of one of seven different competitive trophies awarded during the United States Equestrian Federation's Pegasus Awards on January 16 at the Downtown Marriot in Louisville, Ky. Read More

New Horse Weight Management Book Available

Knowing whether your horse is overweight and understanding how to manage the problem is crucial to your horse's wellbeing. Understanding Your Horse's Weight is the newest addition to Eclipse Press' Horse Health Care Library. Read More

New AQHA Drug Testing and Welfare Initiatives Announced

The American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) is implementing a drug testing and show processing fee that will go into effect January 1, 2010. Starting with shows in January, show management will begin collecting a $5 per horse per show fee tha Read More

USEF Horse of the Year Candidates Announced

Excellence in equestrian sport does not come easy. It takes an amazing sense of dedication, incredible skill, and a courageous heart. In 2009, five horses (and their riders, drivers, and handlers) have shown the world exactly those qualities. F Read More

2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games to Open with Gala Ceremonies

Opening Ceremonies for the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games will kick off with hundreds of horses and athletes, marching bands, orchestras, world-renowned singers and a Kentucky "Call to the Post."

The Games are the Read More

AHC Names Director of Health & Regulatory Affairs

Dudley Hoskins has joined the American Horse Council and will serve as the new Director of Health & Regulatory Affairs.

Prior to joining the AHC, Hoskins completed a legal internship with Senator David Vitter of Louisiana and ext Read More

Seized Tennessee Horses Improving

Several of the 84 allegedly malnourished horses removed from a Cannon County, Tenn., farm have gained enough strength to move on to equine rescue facilities where their rehabilitative care will continue.

Last month, Tennessee State a Read More

Dr. Dee Ellis Named Texas State Veterinarian

Dee Ellis, DVM, has been named Texas' new state veterinarian and executive director of the Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC), the state's livestock and poultry health regulatory agency. Ellis will replace Bob Hillman, DVM, who will Read More

WEG: German Company to Supply Footing for 2010 Games

The World Games 2010 Foundation announced Dec. 3 that OTTO Sport- und Reitplatz GmbH of Germany will be the official footing supplier of the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. The Games feature the world championships of eight equestrian Read More