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AHC Annual Meeting and Issues Forum Scheduled for June 19-22

The American Horse Council's (AHC) 2011 Annual Meeting and National Issues Forum, "Congress on a Diet: What It Means for the Horse Industry," is only a few weeks away. The 2011 National Issues Forum will be held June 21 in Washington, D.C., during Read More

MSU Chief Works to Restore Ex-Racehorses' Health

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) has named John Stick, DVM, the chief of staff at Michigan State University's (MSU) Large Animal Teaching Hospital, April's honored practitioner for the Good Works for Horses campaign. Since 1999 Read More

FEI Announces Detection Time for Meloxicam

The Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI) has announced detection times for meloxicam (Metacam), a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) used to relieve pain and inflammation in the equine athlete.
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Fuel Economy Tips for Horse Owners

Crude oil prices continue to remain higher than $100 a barrel in 2011, with resulting gasoline prices reaching $4 per gallon. It is more important than ever to conserve energy and save fuel costs. You can improve your fuel economy--as well as your Read More

Anhidrosis Seminar Scheduled for May

Horse can develop anhidrosis, or non-sweating, at any point in their life, regardless of breed, age, or sex. Horses living in hot and humid climates are known to be at greater risk. The Sanctuary Equine Sports Therapy & Rehabilitation Center, located Read More

Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation Names New CEO

The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation (TRF) announced May 10 the appointment of Rob Hinkle as chief executive officer. Hinkle will be based in Lexington, Ky., and his appointment is effective immediately. Hinkle has nearly 20 years of experience Read More

Equine Land Conservation Resource Adds Diversity to Advisory Council

The Equine Land Conservation Resource (ELCR) welcomed four new members to the advisory council, which serves as a support structure for the organizations growth and future development. Each member brings unique and necessary knowledge to the table Read More

Cushing's and Insulin Resistance Conference Scheduled for August

The Equine Cushing's and Insulin Resistance Group (ECIR Group) recently announced plans for the First Annual No Laminitis! Conference to take place on Aug. 5-7, 2011, hosted by Black Horse Consulting in conjunction with DeMario Farms of Chittenango, Read More

Spring Pasture Management Focus of May KENA Dinner Meeting

Properly managing pastures and carefully overseeing turnout during the spring months is especially important for horse owners, breeders, and managers. At the May 19 Kentucky Equine Networking Association (KENA) dinner meeting, Ray Smith, PhD, of the Read More

LSU Veterinary School and LSART to Host Large Animal Rescue Boot Camp

The Louisiana State University (LSU) School of Veterinary Medicine (SVM) and the Louisiana State Animal Response Team (LSART) are holding training activities this spring that include an introductory course for veterinary students and a more intensive Read More

EHV-1 Quarantine of Two New Jersey Farms Lifted

New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas H. Fisher announced May 6 that the state Department of Agriculture (DOA) has lifted quarantines at Overbrook and Tourelay Farms in Colts Neck, which have restricted horse movement in and out of the two Read More

AAEP Foundation to Host International Equine Colic Research Symposium

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Foundation will host the 10th International Equine Colic Research Symposium, July 26-28, 2011, in Indianapolis, Ind. The symposium, held every three years, alternating between Europe and North Read More

Australian Horse Owners Warned to Prepare for Hendra Season

The Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) is warning Austalian horse owners to take precautions against the Hendra virus as the season for infections approaches. "There are still lots of gaps in our knowledge about how Hendra virus spreads, and we Read More

ELCR and Breyer Award $10,000 to Develop Minnesota Horse Park

The Sibley Equine Conservancy was awarded a $10,000 grant from the Equine Land Conservation Resource (ELCR) and Breyer Animal Creations of Pequannock, N.J., May 1 in a presentation held during the Rolex Kentucky CCI**** Three-Day Event, held April 27 Read More

BLM Offers Tour of Okla. Long-Term Holding Facilities

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is hosting an all-day public tour of two wild horse long-term holding pastures in Hominy, Okla., about an hour from Tulsa. The tour, which will take place on June 4, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., will give the Read More

Spring Horse Care Tips

With spring now upon us, Kristina Hiney, PhD, Omega Fields equine nutrition advisor, has prepared a series of seasonal tips to help the horse owner in transitioning his or her horses and property from winter to spring:
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Pfizer Launches New Deworming Website

Pfizer Animal Health launched a new website in relation to their Individualized Deworming (ID) program. Located at IDMyHorse.com, the site offers horse owners and veterinarians a comprehensive deworming resource with guidelines, deworming reminder Read More

Morris Animal Foundation Supports Texas A&M Researchers

The Morris Animal Foundation recently awarded more than $100,000 to two principal researchers--one with an equine specialty--at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVM) to further their research on animal health Read More

Vaccination Reactions: Common, or Cause for Concern?

Horse owners understand that vaccinations protect the health of their horses and might even be life-saving. What some owners might not realize is that adverse reactions can occur after vaccination. While most vaccines' side effects are minor, it's Read More

New Bolton Lecture: You Think It's Colic But It's Not

On May 3 the University of Pennsylvania's New Bolton Center (NBC) will present a lecture entitled "You Think It's Colic but It's Not" at 6:30 p.m. The lecture is part of the First Tuesdays Lecture Series at the School of Veterinary Medicine at New Read More

AAEP Foundation Joins GoodGiving.net

The American Association of Equine Practitioner's (AAEP) Foundation is demonstrating its commitment to using gifts effectively through a new online resource. As one of the early adopters of GoodGiving.net, the AAEP Foundation has partnered with the Read More

Cornell University Welcomes New Blood Donor Horse

Cornell University Hospital for Animals (CUHA) welcomes its newest permanent working animal: Mike, a 9-year old Belgian draft horse. His job involves a lot of time off lounging outside. But a few times a year when emergencies strike, Mike will play a Read More

UHC Operation Gelding Clinics Castrate More Than 245 Stallions

The Unwanted Horse Coalition's (UHC) Operation Gelding program has aided in gelding 246 stallions to date. The program, which was launched in late August 2010 with the help of seed money from the American Association of Equine Practitioners Read More

AHC Releases Report on Equestrian Access on Federal Land

On April 19, the American Horse Council (AHC) released its 2010 Report on Equestrian Access on Federal Land. The 2010 report is intended to provide a brief overview of the responses the AHC received from equestrians to its ongoing access survey in Read More

Minnesota Castration Clinic a Success

The Minnesota Horse Welfare Coalition (MHWC) held its third Free Castration Clinic on April 16 in Cold Spring, Minn. Twenty-five veterinary students from the University of Minnesota's Student Chapter of the American Association of Equine Read More