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AAEP, Fort Dodge Partner on Equine Wellness Web Site

Fort Dodge Animal Health, a division of Wyeth , and the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) have launched a joint educational Web site to raise awareness regarding the health of horses. The site, Read More

Second Racehorse Welfare Summit to Examine Progress

The second Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit, set for Monday, March 17, and Tuesday, March 18, at the Keeneland Sales Pavilion in Lexington, Ky., will feature wide-ranging discussions of critical equine health- and safety-related issues Read More

New Vaccination Guidelines for Horses Released

Revised guidelines for the vaccination of horses are now available from the Infectious Disease Committee of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP). The committee, chaired by Mary Scollay, DVM, has made recommendations for the us Read More

Herpesvirus Hold Order Lifted in Maryland

The Maryland Department of Agriculture has lifted the "investigational animal hold order" on Barn 7 and the isolated barn on the grandstand side of the Bowie Training Center after follow-up testing on the initial nasal swab samples sent to the Read More

New Dressage Manager for 2010 WEG Games Named

The World Games 2010 Foundation, Inc. has announced Lloyd Landkamer, of Hamel, Minn., as the Dressage Discipline Manager for the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, in addition to his current duties as the Para-Equestrian Discipline Manager Read More

Herpesvirus Test on Maryland Horse Deemed Inconclusive

Blood samples on a horse that was ordered into isolation by the Maryland Department of Agriculture on Tuesday were negative for equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1). The "investigational animal hold order" is still in place on Barn 7 of the Read More

Michigan Extension Offering Manure Management Seminars

Those keeping horses on small acreage have a unique challenge in handling manure to avoid issues with odor or flies that can strain neighborly relationships. A Michigan State University (MSU) Extension program set for Feb. 23 in Allendale, Mich., Read More

Ontario Vet College Now Offering Stem Cell Therapy

Clinicians and researchers at the University of Guelph's Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) have teamed up to offer stem cell therapy to repair injured tendons and ligaments in horses.

The move provides clients with a new treatment option for Read More

Studies Highlight MRSA Evolution and Resistance

Community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) infections are caused primarily by a single strain--USA30 --of an evolving bacterium that has spread with "extraordinary transmissibility" throughout the United Read More

Rolex to Include Retirement Ceremony for Champion Winsome Adante

The only three-time winner of the CCI**** at the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, eventing legend Winsome Adante will grace the Sheila C. Johnson Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park in Read More

Purina Mills Horse Owner Workshops Available Again

Purina Mills' largest and most popular annual equine event, the Purina Mills Horse Owner's Workshop is a series of educational programs that provide horse owners with up-to-date information about equine nutrition, veterinary issues, and training Read More

Michigan Equine Survey Reports 20% Population Increase

Michigan's equine population has climbed nearly 20% since 1996, according to the preliminary results of a new study conducted by investigators from Michigan State University (MSU), the Michigan Horse Council, and the National Agricultural Read More

Convoy of Donations Organized for Seized U.K. Horses

A convoy of 30 trailers laden with donations of tack and other items (with an estimated value of £500,000, or around $291,000) will convene on a U.K. welfare group Jan 26. The donations will benefit the International League for the Protection of Read More

Royal Veterinary College Adds Program for Qualified Nurses

In response to a shortage of qualified veterinary nurses in the U.K., the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) will offer a vocational program in veterinary nursing, along with an optional BSc program.

The vocational program, also known as a Read More

AAEP Distinguished Educator Dr. Robert Baker Dead

Robert H. Baker, DVM, died Jan. 5, a week before his 79th birthday, in Solana Beach, Calif. The Los Angeles native had endured complications from multiple orthopedic surgeries.

Baker grew up around horses. His father owned a riding academy Read More

USDA Seeking Public Comment on Genetically Engineered Alfalfa

The USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is seeking public comment to shape the scope of an environmental impact statement (EIS). This statement is prepared to assist in the determination of the status of genetically engineered Roundup Read More

Australia Flu Quarantine Relaxed for Essential Services

 Now that concerns about the spread of equine influenza have eased in New South Wales, Australia, the Department of Primary Industries is urging horse owners with quarantined properties to relax their restrictions for utility crews.

New Read More

International League for the Protection of Horses Names New CEO

The International League for the Protection of Horses (ILPH) has appointed Roly Owers as the organization's new chief executive.

Owers has taken over the reins from John Smales, who retired at the end of 2007.

Owers is a qualified Read More

Aussie Flu Outbreak: Equine Events to Resume in Queensland

Equestrian events are poised to resume in the southeast area of Queensland as concerns about equine influenza ease, Treasurer and Acting Minister for Primary industries and Fisheries Andrew Fraser said in a statement.

"With no new cases Read More

Farrier Convention to Feature Program for Horse Owners

Try to keep your horse from throwing a shoe between Feb. 27 and March 1st, 2008, as many professional farriers from across North America will be temporarily unavailable. Gathering in Lexington, Ky., leading farriers and veterinarians specializin Read More

Equine Welfare Group Issues Slaughter White Paper

The group Veterinarians for Equine Welfare (VEW) recently issued a white paper entitled "Horse Slaughter--Its Ethical Impact and Subsequent Response of the Veterinary Read More

30% of WEG Trade Show Booths Already Booked

Companies and other organizations around the world have taken advantage of the first opportunity to become a vendor at the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games Trade Show. The World Games 2010 Foundation launched its trade show advance Read More

WEG 2010 Selects Official Horse Transport Company

The World Games 2010 Foundation has appointed Peden Bloodstock as the official shipping agent for the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, to be held Sept. 25-Oct. 10, 2010, at the Kentucky Horse Park.

Peden Bloodstock will be engaged i Read More

Humane Society, Veterinarians for Animal Rights Join Forces

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and the Association of Veterinarians for Animal Rights (AVAR) have announced that their respective boards of directors have approved a corporate combination agreement which will form a new veterinary Read More

Olympic Horse Manure Management Going Green in Hong Kong

The Hong Kong Jockey Club recently demonstrated its manure management program, illustrating one way in which the club will observe the "Green Olympics" theme of the 2008 Olympic Games. Stable waste and manure from the Olympic equestrian venues a Read More