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West Nile Virus DNA Vaccine for Horses Introduced

West Nile-Innovator DNA, a vaccine for horses to aid in the prevention of viremia caused by the potentially deadly West Nile virus, was launched by Fort Dodge Animal Health, a division of Wyeth, Dec. 4. Developed in collaboration with Read More

U.K. Horse Charity Investigates Eventing Risks

The Horse Trust, a U.K. equine welfare organization, has announced that based on recent research the group funded, some cross-country course designers are putting horses at risk for damaging falls by incorporating "potentially dangerous" Read More

Indiana Horse Shot; Reward for Information

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 the Read More

AHC Partners with Intervet Schering-Plough Animal Health

Intervet Schering-Plough Animal Health has become the newest sponsor of the American Horse Council (AHC), the horse industry's unified voice in Washington, D.C.

"We are looking forward to working with Intervet Schering Plough Read More

World Equestrian Games' Official Image Unveiled

The World Games 2010 Foundation today unveiled the Official Image of the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, created by artist LeRoy Neiman.

The painting features each of the eight equestrian sports that comprise the World Equestrian Read More

Hate Shopping? Sponsor a Barn Buddy Instead

The holiday shopping season is quickly approaching and finding that perfect gift for those who have everything is always a challenge. The Humane Society of Missouri has just the solution--sponsorship of a Barn Buddy.

Barn Buddies are animal Read More

Dobbin Named Horse of the Year by Eventing Association

Dobbin, owned and ridden by Dover Saddlery employee Corinne Ashton, has been named 2008 Horse of the Year by the United States Eventing Association.

Dobbin, a 14-year-old Thoroughbred gelding is owned and ridden by Corinne Ashton who Read More

Equestrian Competition Venues Disappearing; Survey Deadline Extended

The Equestrian Land Conservation Resource has commissioned a survey about the loss of land used for horse-related competitions, which has generated considerable interest and has prompted an extension to the survey deadline to January Read More

World Horse Welfare Describes Efforts in Lesotho

World Horse Welfare's (formerly known as the International League for the Protection of Horses) International Training team recently completed its second year of training activities, and the group is pleased to announce its success in improving Read More

EHV Hold Order Lifted at Maryland Track

The Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) reported today that all 25 horses in Laurel Park's Barn 1 have tested negative for the neurologic form of equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) on a second round of tests. These tests essentially end the Read More

Funny Cide to Retire from Pony Duty, Move to Horse Park

Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner Funny Cide will become the newest resident of the Kentucky Horse Park Dec. 5. He joins another Kentucky Derby winner, Alysheba, who came to the park in October.

Funny Cide earned $3,529,412 and an Eclipse Read More

Equine Guelph Offers Genetics Course

Equine Guelph is offering a new online course in equine genetics. The 12-week course will provide the tools, techniques, and knowledge necessary to develop an understanding of the important role that genetics plays in the equine industry. Read More

Curlin to Parade at Churchill Downs

Curlin, North America's reigning Horse of the Year and the continent's richest racehorse of all time with earnings of $10,501,800, will be paraded at Churchill Downs Nov. 29.

The 4-year-old Smart Strike colt has won seven grade I events, Read More

Efforts to Reduce Shortage of Large Animal Vets in Progress

The United States is facing a shortage of large-animal veterinarians that could jeopardize the nation's food supply, and result in diseases spreading from animals to humans, according to a veterinary scientist in Penn State's College of Read More

UF Vet School Appoints New Senior Director of Development

Karen Legato has been named senior director of development and alumni affairs at the University of Florida (UF) College of Veterinary Medicine.

Legato has 25 years of fundraising experience in higher education, nine of which have been at Read More

FEI Veterinary Committee Reports on Activities

The Veterinary Committee of the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) presented a report on its activities at the organization's general assembly, held Nov. 17-21, in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Highlights of the report:

Curlin to Stand at Lane's End Farm

Reigning Horse of the Year Curlin will enter stud in 2009 at Mr. and Mrs. William S. Farish's Lane's End Farm near Versailles, Ky., it was announced Nov. 21. The son of Smart Strike will stand for $75,000.

North America's richest racehorse Read More

More Owners Surrendering Horses to MSPCA

The Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (MSPCA) is requesting community-based financial assistance to help cover the cost of medical assistance and daily care for the extraordinary number of horses being surrendered to Read More

Court Upholds Soring Decision

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit recently upheld a U.S. Department of Agriculture ruling that Herbert and Jill Derickson of Tennessee violated the Horse Protection Act when they transported and entered a sored Tennessee Walking Read More

Guelph Rolls Out Biosecurity Risk Calculator, New Blogs

Horse owners will be able to determine the risk of their animals catching an infectious disease and gather information about infection control thanks to two new online initiatives from the University of Guelph.

The first is an online Read More

Stem Cells for Tendon Repair

Findings from the RVC indicate that stem cell therapy for superficial digital flexor tendon (SDFT) injury can significantly reduce the rate of re-injury over a three year period compared to conventionally treated horses. Read More

Thoroughbred Group Offers Art, Stallion Seasons

Thoroughbred Charities of America will conduct its 19th Annual Stallion Season and Art Auction Friday, Dec. 5 at the Keeneland Entertainment Center in Lexington.

The cocktail party begins at 6 p.m., with donations from artist from London to Read More

Tips for Winter Travel with Horses

"While trailering horses in the winter is not all that different from trailering any time of the year, you do need to make a few adjustments for hauling in cold weather," said Neva Kittrell Scheve, co-author of The Complete Guide to Buying, Maintaini Read More

Morris Animal Foundation Offers Holiday Gift Program

Looking for a unique, customized gift for the animal lover on your holiday list? A donation to Morris Animal Foundation (MAF) that benefits a favorite animal--dog, cat, horse, or species of wildlife--makes for a special gift for anyone on your Read More

EHV: Laurel Park Lifts Ban on Offsite Runners

As the Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) announced earlier today that the final 20 samples from Laurel Park's barn 1 tested negative for neurologic equine herpesvirus, the Maryland Jockey Club has amended its restrictions on offsite Read More