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Laminitis Researchers Meet, Develop Plans

Nearly 50 researchers and laminitis experts from around the world met to prioritize future laminitis research needs during the the 2nd AAEP Foundation Equine Laminitis Research Workshop. The group also explored specific questions about the dire Read More

FEI Prohibited Substances Database Now Online

The new Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) Prohibited Substances Database is now available online. The purpose of this new database is to provide clear guidance on t Read More

Pennsylvania Horse Farm Open House to Feature 16 Stables

Young foals romping with their moms. A free ride on a gentle pony. A blacksmith forging new footwear for an accomplished dressage horse. The perfect weekend for families comes together April 24 and 25 during the Pennsylvania Equestrian Horse Fa Read More

Animal Welfare Council Joins Unwanted Horse Group

The Animal Welfare Council (AWC), a non-profit organization with membership compromised of businesses and organizations involved in caring for animals in recreation, entertainment, sport and industry, is the newest member of the Unwanted Horse Read More

Autistic Boy Connects With Zenyatta

Trainer John Shirreffs says Zenyatta, perfect in 15 races heading toward her next likely start in the Apple Blossom Handicap April 9, has "evolved into something much bigger than we ever imagined."

"That's what I t Read More

World Equestrian Games: Six Months to Go

In six months, the world's finest equine athletes will gallop into Kentucky's Bluegrass region for the most prestigious global equestrian championships - the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. The Games will take place in Lexington, Ky Read More

National Trail Ride Event to Raise Horse Rescue Funds

Organizers of a national "Ride for the Rescues" hope to set a world record for the largest competitive ride ever held, as more than 3,000 are expected to participate in the event to raise funds for horse rescue programs.

Th Read More

Colic Surgery? Protein Expression Test Could Help Guide Decision

Expression of a particular protein in fat tissue is positively associated with an increased rate of postoperative mortality in horses, researchers recently reported. The research was led by Melissa Packer, BVetMed, MRCVS, who recently Read More

Benefit Store Launched for Injured Rider King-Dye

An eBay store to aid with Courtney King-Dye's medical expenses has been established by King-Dye's long time sponsor, Succeed Digestive Conditioning Program. The store http: Read More

2012 London Olympic Equestrian Site Approved

Land at Greenwich Park, the National Maritime Museum, the Old Royal Naval College, and Blackheath Circus Field will be used for the equestrian and modern pentathlon portions of the 2012 London Olympic Games, following approval of the London Org Read More

Horse Trailer Drivers: Signal for Safety

"Observing safe driving practices is important for everyone. Proper use of turn signals should be observed in any vehicle, however, it is critically important when trailering your horse," Cole said. Read More

Training Off-Track Thoroughbreds a Focus of Clinic Fundraiser

A seminar and riding clinic focusing on off-the-track Thoroughbreds, showing different stages in their training from right off the track to beginning a new career, will be held at the Horse Park of New Jersey May 15-16. The event is hosted by R Read More

Thoroughbred Racehorse Injury Rate Released by Jockey Club

The Jockey Club released a North American fatality rate for Thoroughbreds based on racing injuries. Read More

Rescued Pony Excels as Surrogate Dam

An orphaned Thoroughbred foal named Jerry who was fostered by a rescued mare at World Horse Welfare has been reunited with his grateful owner.

When Jerry lost his own mother last August, his worried owner contacted the National Foali Read More

WEG Para Dressage Riders Seek Horses

Dressage legend Robert Dover is working to find suitable mounts for young para dressage riders hoping to compete in the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games.

Becca Hart, Holly Bergay, and Jonathan Wenz are experienced para eq Read More

NASCAR Driver Supports Thoroughbred Rescue

Tony Stewart, owner and driver of the No. 14 Old Spice/Office Depot Chevrolet Impala in the NASCAR Sprint Cup and owner of Stewart/Haas Racing, is also a winner on a different kind of track. In 2010, the Tony Stewart Foundation awarded $20,000 Read More

Ocala Equine Podiatry Center Offers Lameness Symposium

The Sanctuary Equine Sports Therapy & Rehabilitation Center offers Sanctuary clients the optimum in foot care. Read More

Miniature Horse Named America's 'Most Heroic Pet'

A Miniature Horse named Magic has been named the "Most Heroic Pet in America" by the AARP.

Magic, a therapy horse, has touched thousands of patients over the past few years. She is a special friend to an 8-year-old girl who Read More

AVMA Documents Vet Industry Trends

The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) has revealed a number of interesting trends in veterinary medicine and animal care, sourced from its most recent membership data.

For example, new AVMA data shows that veterinarians Read More

2010 Horse Industry Directory Available

The American Horse Council's Horse Industry Directory, a national directory of breed and sport organizations, equine publications, state resources, and racing and gaming organizations, is a yearly effort to bring to you a definitive Read More

Racing Safety Alliance Releases Updated Standards

As expected, the National Thoroughbred Racing Association Safety and Integrity Alliance has updated its code of standards to include wagering security measures.

The NTRA announced the code for 2010 in a March 17 release. The code can Read More

Mobile Equine Clinic Hitting the Road

Horse owners on rural farms in Missouri and Illinois will have access to a new mobile equine clinic offered by Tim Ellis, DVM, and Burny Baxter, DVM, of Mid Rivers Equine Centre in Wentzville, Mo.

"The purpose of our remote-loca Read More

Racehorse Welfare and Safety Summit Scheduled

A third Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit has been scheduled for June 28 and 29, 2010, at Keeneland in Lexington, Ky. Edward L. Bowen, president of Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation, announced details of the meeting today.

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NYC Carriage Driver Suspended for Driving Under Influence

Saverio Colarusso, a carriage driver from the West 38th street stable, appeared at the Department of Consumer Affairs court in response to summonses issued by the Humane Law Enforcement agents of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruel Read More

Horse with Rabies Reported in Michigan

Michigan livestock and pet owners are being urged to vaccinate their animals against rabies after a horse in Lapeer County tested positive for the disease.

"It is essential pet and livestock owners take steps to vaccinate agains Read More