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Equine Therapy Research Grants Offered

The Horses and Humans Research Foundation (HHRF) is inviting research proposals to investigate the therapeutic effects of horses on humans. The Foundation's broad research agenda includes basic research as well as clinical studies that will Read More

Kentucky Equine Humane Center Needs Hay

The Kentucky Equine Humane Center, a safe refuge for at-risk horses of all breeds and disciplines, has put out a call for hay donations.

Currently feeding 50 horses, the group will take donations of any type of hay appropriate for eq Read More

TheHorse.com en Español: No Pase Por Alto La Vacunación

One of a series of articles translated as part of our partnership with A Caballo. Cuando se esta en cabalgata, hay posibilidades que los caballos hagan contacto con animales infectados con rabia. Hay un serio tropiezo por que un caballo infectado pud Read More

USDA Seeks Comments on Genetically Engineered Alfalfa

The comment period for a draft environmental impact statement evaluating the potential environmental effects of deregulating alfalfa genetically engineered to be resistant to the herbicide glyphosate, known commercially as Roundup, has been ext Read More

Long-Acting Antibiotic Formulation Approved for Use in Horses

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Excede sterile suspension, a new long-acting antibiotic formulation for horses from Pfizer Animal Health, the company announced in a release.

Excede Sterile Suspension is used to tre Read More

Equine Guelph Education Project Headed to WEG

The Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games has invited Equine Guelph's EquiMania! to be the center for youth equine education over the 16-day competition coming to Lexington, Ky., next fall. Read More

First Biopsied Vitrified Embryo Foal Born

The world's first foal from a biopsied and vitrified embryo transferred into a surrogate mare was born Jan. 27, 2010, at Minitube International Center for Biotechnology in Mount Horeb, Wisc. The procedure used to create the filly provides ho Read More

Equine Reproduction Clinics in Indiana to be Held this Spring

Historic Prophetstown in Battle Ground, Ind., will host three horse reproduction clinics at the RX Acres Belgian breeding farm in Brookston in conjunction with Purdue University Extension.

The clinics take place Feb. 19-20, March 13- Read More

AVMA Requests Stronger Disease Traceability System

In response to a statement by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) has reaffirmed its call for a strong, national animal disease traceability program Read More

Mongolia Group Requests Riding Helmets

Every year more than 30,000 child jockeys ranging from the ages of 4-10 years old participate in traditional long-distance horse races in Mongolia. Peace Corps Volunteer Kara Estep is working with a local agency called the Department for Childr Read More

ReRun Thoroughbred Adoption Names New President

ReRun, a non-profit Thoroughbred adoption program, announced Feb. 10 that Jane Gilbert has been elected as its new president.

A lifelong horsewoman, Gilbert lives on a 36-acre farm in Titusville, N.J., where she and her husband breed Read More

Woman Fined for Forging Horse Health Documents

A Boscobel, Wisc., woman has been fined for selling horses without testing them for disease and forging documents claiming the tests had been done, the state veterinarian's office said.

In a plea bargain, Carol Swenson pleaded no Read More

Super Bowl Ads Get Humane Approval

Sunday might have been a tough day for the Colts, but it was a great day for frogs, dogs, Clydesdales, elephants, and other creatures featured in some of the eagerly awaited Super Bowl ads.

Americans were treated to nine commercials Read More

USDA to Revise Animal Disease Traceability Approach

The USDA will develop a new, flexible framework for animal disease traceability in the United States, and undertake several other actions to further strengthen its disease prevention and response capabilities said Agriculture Secretary Tom Vils Read More

New Jersey Emergency Responders to Learn Animal Handling

To prepare state and county animal response teams to aid animals during emergencies, the New Jersey Animal Emergency Working Group will hold its 13th annual symposium March 1, 2010, in Westampton.

The daylong seminar will seek to ens Read More

MSPCA Overwhelmed by Surrendered Horses

Horse surrenders throughout New England have reached a critical point, said the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (MSPCA). Horse owners are battling the high costs of feed, hay, and stabling amidst a poor economy. T Read More

Virginia Tech Teaching Hospital Adds Podiatry Service

A full-time farrier, Travis Burns of Marshall, Va., has joined the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech. Burns' arrival also brings the addition of equine podiatry services in the Veterinary Teaching Ho Read More

Rutgers Equine Science Center Director Honored

The New Jersey Department of Agriculture's Equine Advisory Board has named Karyn Malinowski, PhD, director of the Equine Science Center at the Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station, Horseperson of the Year. Malinowski was prese Read More

Donated Stallion Service Raises Funds for Equine Guelph

A donated breeding to Mister Big, a Standardbred sensation, raised $6,500 for Equine Guelph, the horse owners' and care givers' non-profit education center at the University of Guelph. The breeding was donated by the horse's owner, Read More

Racehorse Adoption: New Vocations Places 330-Plus in 2009

New Vocations racehorse adoption program placed more than 330 retired racehorses into new homes and careers during 2009. The program, which has facilities in Lexington, Ohio, Michigan, and Tennessee, has adopted more than 3,000 retirees into ca Read More

Reward Offered in Texas Horse Shooting

The Humane Society of the United States is offering a reward of up to $2,500 for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for shooting a horse near Weatherford, Texas.

Repo Read More

Horse Haulers Urged to Follow Commercial Driver Texting Ban

The U.S. Department of Transportation on Jan. 26 issued a nationwide ban on texting by drivers of commercial vehicles such as large truck and buses.

Horse owners are urged to voluntarily comply with this ban while transporting horse Read More

Haiti Animal Relief Coalition Working with Government

The Animal Relief Coalition for Haiti (ARCH) team is meeting with officials from the Haitian government, as well as international agencies such as the United Nations, to define the country's most pressing animal-related problems. The Read More

UK Bill to Revise Animal Health Oversight

Legislators in the United Kingdom have proposed major changes in animal health, including a new governmental body. The bill was introduced by Environment Secretary Hilary Benn.

Other measures in the draft Animal Health Bill, which&nb Read More

Horse Trust Takes in Retired Police Horse

The Horse Trust has reopened the doors of its sanctuary, thanks to an increase in donations from the public. The first horse to benefit from this is Weller, a Greater Manchester Police (GMP) horse who has retired to the sanctuary after 14 years Read More