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Washington State Operation Gelding Clinic a Success

Seven horses were castrated at the Tacoma Equine Hospital's low-cost castration clinic held on Dec. 31, 2010. With funding from the Unwanted Horse Coalition's Operation Gelding, the clinic provided financially strapped owners an opportunity to change Read More

American Saddlebred Museum Set to Open New Exhibit

Lights, Camera, Action! The American Saddlebred Museum at the Kentucky Horse Park, located in Lexington, Ky., is readying its 2011 exhibit which will feature both Saddlebreds and Saddlebred owners that have played important roles in the movies, on Read More

UW to Host First Aid Seminar for Horse Owners

The University of Wisconsin (UW) School of Veterinary Medicine Continuing Education program will be hosting its 22nd annual seminar on Feb. 19. This year's topic is "First Aid for Horses--When to Call the Vet and What to do Before Help Arrives." The Read More

Equine Dentistry Clinic to be Hosted by Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital

Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital, located in Lexington, Ky., will host an equine dentistry clinic from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 29 in the Rood & Riddle Podiatry building. Horse owners are invited to schedule an appointment for their horse or Read More

Rutgers Equine Science Center Announces Aging Horse Care Seminar

The care and management of aging horses is the overarching theme of the upcoming horse management seminar hosted by the Rutgers Equine Science Center and Rutgers Cooperative Extension. The seminar, scheduled from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Feb. 13 at Read More

Trail Summit Offers Sessions for Trail Conservation, New Trail Riders

From Jan. 28-30, the Kentucky Horse Council (This year, for the first time, the Summit will offer two sessions designed for the brand new trail rider. These sessions will address how to prepare a horse for the trail, how to prepare the rider for the Read More

British Agency Cracks Down on "Rogue" Animal Medication Sales

New regulations to assure that the medicines animal owners purchase for their pets and horses are safe were announced in late December 2010 by the Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD), an agency of Great Britain's Department for Environment, Food Read More

Pennsylvania Horse Expo to Feature Equine Health Presentations

The 2011 Pennsylvania Horse World Expo is slated to take place Feb. 24 -27 at the Farm Show Complex and Expo Center in Harrisburg, Pa. During the event many equine professionals will be on hand to share their knowledge on a diverse list of topics. Read More

Speakers Announced for University of Maryland Seminars

The Equine Studies Program at the University of Maryland has put together a line-up of 31 industry-leading speakers for their University Seminar Series to be hosted at the Maryland Horse World Expo, Jan. 20-23, 2011. This seminar series provides Read More

USDA to Hold Committee Meeting on Animal Health

The USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) will hold the Secretary's Advisory Committee's first meeting on Animal Health Jan. 20 and 21. The meeting will be held in the Jamie L. Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Avenue S.W., Read More

New Gelding Clinic Program to be Tested in California in 2011

A statewide gelding clinic program will be conducted at various locations throughout California in 2011. This program is intended to help economically challenged horse owners castrate their colts and stallions at a minimum cost and to Read More

AVMA Seeking Public Opinions on Three Initiatives

Starting Jan. 7, veterinarians and the general public are invited to offer their input on three important initiatives that will help shape veterinary medicine and veterinary education. Comments are being sought on the American Veterinary Medical Read More

KENA Dinner and KHC Awards Banquet Combined

The Kentucky Equine Networking Association (KENA) meeting will be held on Jan. 14 at the Hyatt Regency Lexington in conjunction with the Kentucky Horse Council (KHC) Annual Awards Banquet. The joint dinner meeting follows the KHC Annual Conference, Read More

Rutgers Equine Science Center Receives $100,000 Donation

The Rutgers Equine Science Center recently received a $100,000 donation from its director, Karyn Malinowski, PhD. Malinowski made the donation in support of new initiatives, programs, and better horse care through research and education as the Center Read More

Hagyard Equine Medical Institute Welcomes New Surgeon

Hagyard Equine Medical Institute in Lexington, Ky., welcomes Laura Werner, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVS, to its surgery department. Werner specializes in lameness and equine emergency services and she is returning to Hagyard after having previously spent a Read More

Nutritional Needs for Mares in Late Gestation

Breeders with mares in late gestation need to remember that the mothers-to-be have different nutritional needs than open (nonpregnant) mares. In the last 90 days of pregnancy, fetal growth increases the mare's energy requirements. Since grain mixes Read More

Thoroughbred Stakes Winner Polish Navy Euthanized

Polish Navy, the Ogden Phipps homebred and champion Thoroughbred racehorse, was humanely euthanized Jan. 6 at Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement facility in Georgetown, Ky. He was suffering from complications from a hip injury.
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Students Given Opportunity to Learn About Equine Careers

The Kentucky Horse Council will once again offer Kentucky students the opportunity to learn about careers in the equine and related industries at the "Your Future in Agriculture & Horses" event. The bulk of the event provides an opportunity for Read More

2011 KHC Conference Features Equine Business, Farriery Seminars

The Kentucky Horse Council (KHC) Annual Conference will be held Jan. 14 at the Lexington Convention Center in conjunction with the Ag Industry Trade Show, Kentucky Cattlemen's Convention, and Burley Tobacco Coop Conference. The conference officially Read More

Breeding Efficiency Analysis Useful for Breeders

If a horse farm experiences consistently low conception or foaling rates, it is likely that a step in breeding management is the cause rather than the breeding efficiency of the mare, according to Dave Freeman, PhD, Oklahoma State University Read More

Unwanted Horse Coalition Newsletter Continues to Educate

The Unwanted Horse Coalition's (UHC) Media Roundup newsletter has been educating its readers through articles and events relating to unwanted horses since November 2009.
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HSUS Releases 2010 Humane State Ranking

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) has released its second annual "Humane State Ranking," a comprehensive report rating all 50 states on a wide range of animal protection laws dealing with horses, pets, animal cruelty and fighting, farm Read More

ELCR Strengthens Leadership Team

The Equine Land Conservation Resource (ELCR) has made strategic moves to strengthen the organization and its leadership team through the addition of two individuals to the board of directors, Ken Haddad of Florida and Susan Harding of Maryland, and Read More

Clenbuterol Banned in Equine Canada Sanctioned Competitions

As of Jan. 1, 2011, clenbuterol (Ventipulmin) will no longer be a permitted medication in Equine Canada sanctioned competitions. As a result, horses competing in Equine Canada sanctioned competitions with a positive test result for clenbuterol will Read More

Washington State Vet Clinic to Host Operation Gelding Clinic

With many horse owners still struggling to make ends meet in the current economic downturn, the horse industry continues to look for a ways to help with the ongoing unwanted horse problem. With the support of the Unwanted Horse Coalition's Operation Read More