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AQHA Welfare Task Force Meets

The American Quarter Horse Association's Animal Welfare Assurance Task Force met Sept. 16-17 in Amarillo, Texas, to discuss issues facing the industry and ways to continue protecting the American Quarter Horse and other equines.

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10-Year-Old Racehorse Evening Attire to be Honored at Belmont

After 69 starts, $2,977,130 in purses won, and nearly 80 miles of dirt and turf, the finish line for Evening Attire finally arrived last month with the announcement of his Read More

Florida Piroplasmosis: Canada Changes Horse Import Rules

Florida agriculture officials are continuing to investigate cases of equine piroplasmosis in the state. According to a statement released Oct. 10 by the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (DOACS), the source of the infection ha Read More

Equine Biosecurity Risk Calculator Coming Soon

A new equine biosecurity risk calculator will be unveiled by Equine Guelph, in partnership with Vétoquinol Canada, at this year's Ontario Equestrian Federation Conference, Nov. 28-30.

The equine biosecurity risk calculator allows horse Read More

Two Texas Horses Positive for EEE

Texas has joined at least five other states this year in reporting cases of Eastern equine encephalitis infection in horses. In Houston County, in the southeast corner of the state, a horse with clinical illness has tested positive for the Read More

AAEP Healthy Horses Workshop Coming to San Diego

Now in its ninth year, the next American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Healthy Horses Workshop will be held on Saturday, Dec. 6, in San Diego, Calif. The event will include seminars addressing health topics that are important to the Read More

Eventing Safety: Frangible Fence Development in the Works

A group of cross-country course designers are taking another step toward improving eventing safety. U.S. Equestrian Federation (USEF) President and licensed course designer David O'Connor and other designers and builders will join with faculty Read More

Former Royal Vet College Teaching Horse Dies

Invisible, the Irish-bred black mare with the faint star on her forehead who was the curse of many equine vet students' practical exams, has died at the age of 30. She spent seven years in retirement at Read More

Equine Guelph Marks Five Years

Equine Guelph, the University of Guelph's horse owner and caregiver's center, recently celebrated its fifth anniversary with a "Celebration of Partnerships" dinner.

More than 100 industry leaders and partners assembled for the event Read More

Case Decision: Pessoa Disqualified from 2008 Olympics

The panel of the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) Tribunal has rendered its final decision in the prohibited substance case involving the horse Rufus ridden by Rodrigo Pessoa of Brazil at the 2008 Olympic Games.

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Penn State University Teams Up with Farriers for Laminitis Event

Penn State University and the Pennsylvania Professional Farriers Association hosted an educational event Sept. 13 for farriers, veterinarians, and horse owners alike. More than 50 peoples from four states attended the event.

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Hurricane Relief Fund Provides Horse Feed

The Kentucky Horse Council established an online donation process Sept. 22 to assist horse owners in Texas with providing feed for their horses. Horse enthusiasts from numerous states responded generously. Within eight days, almost $5,000 had Read More

Film Showing to Benefit Equine Health Research

A private showing of "The First Saturday in May," the award-winning documentary from the Hennegan Brothers that profiles the connections of six Thoroughbreds, including Barbaro, on the road to the 2006 Kentucky Derby, will be held at the histori Read More

Update on Status of Olympic Substance Test Hearings

The hearings for the six riders suspended for positive substance tests at the 2008 Olympic Games have begun, but the Tribunal of the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) has not yet reached a decision in five of the cases. Read More

U.K. Welfare Group Launches Petition to Support Working Animals

South African cleric and activist Desmond Tutu has backed a new initiative by one of the world's oldest animal charities, which has been launched to coincide with World Animal Day Oct. 4.

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One Year to Go Until 2010 WEG Tickets Become Available

Tickets for the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games will go on sale Sept. 25, 2009.

"We are excited to announce the much-anticipated on-sale date for tickets to the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games," said Ruth Mason, directo Read More

Ohio State Vet Honored for Laminitis Research

James Belknap, DVM, MS, PhD, Dipl. ACVS, associate professor of equine surgery in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences at The Ohio State University, has been awarded the annual Equine Veterinary Journal Open Award for 2007 for Read More

ASPCA Provides Funding for Hay in Hurricane Areas

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) has dispersed and pledged more than $75,000 in grant funding to organizations in Texas and Louisiana following Hurricanes Ike and Gustav, in addition to deploying a disaster Read More

EEE Diagnosed in Maine Horse

A Standardbred horse in Lebanon, Maine, has been diagnosed with Eastern equine encephalomyelitis (EEE).

According to a statement released by Maine State Veterinarian Donald E. Hoenig, VMD, the recumbent horse presented to Myhre Equine Clini Read More

Competition Schedule for WEG 2010 Announced

Sixteen days of competition, showcasing the world championships of eight equestrian disciplines, are officially scheduled for the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games.

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Ohio State to Offer Online Courses for Vets, Horse Owners

Beginning in November, The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine will begin to offer new online continuing education courses available to all veterinarians, technicians, breeders, and owners--nationally.

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AAEP Foundation Disaster Relief Fund Accepting Aid for Horses

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Foundation's Equine Disaster Relief Fund is accepting aid to help horses in Louisiana and Texas. Money donated to the fund will go to credible programs and organizations that ar Read More

Four Equine Piroplasmosis Quarantines Lifted in Florida

Four additional premises in Florida have been released from quarantine as all horses on those premises have tested negative for equine piroplasmosis. There are currently 15 premises still under quarantine. Five of those premises have at Read More

Moyer Named AAEP Vice President

William Moyer, DVM, has been named the 2009 vice president of the American Association of Equine Practitioners. Moyer, of College Station, Texas, will join the Executive Committee next year and will serve as AAEP president in 2011.

Moyer is Read More

Texas Veterinarians Call for Generators, Gas

The Texas Veterinary Medical Association Foundation is asking for assistance buying fuel for generators for veterinary clinics hit by Hurricane Ike. Due to massive power outages that are expected to last through the week, the Texas Veterinary Read More