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Vets Join Haiti Animal Relief Coalition

The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and American Veterinary Medical Foundation have joined a coalition of other animal health and welfare groups to help address the ongoing humanitarian relief efforts in Haiti following the Janua Read More

Humane Society Group Arrives in Haiti

After arriving in Haiti Thursday evening, a team of veterinarians has begun to assess animal needs and is offering hands-on assistance to animals affected by the earthquake. The group represents Humane Society International, The Humane Society Read More

World Equestrian Games Travel Tips

The 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games are the world championships of the eight equestrian disciplines of the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI). What do you need to do in order to attend? Read More

New FEI Drug Regulation Web Site Launched

The Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) has launched a new Web site dedicated to its ongoing Clean Sport Campaign, incluing new doping regulations. Read More

ASPCA Awards Nearly $550,000 in Equine Grants in 2009

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) awarded $546,789 in the form of 164 equine grants to rescue groups and humane organizations across the country in 2009, according to its just-released year-end report.

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Send Horse Reproduction, Lameness, Skin Questions to AAEP

Veterinarians will provide horse owners with timely, accurate information on reproduction, lameness, and equine skin conditions through the American Association of Equine Practitioners' online "Ask the Vet" discussion tool. Horse Read More

New Horse Owner Education Available Via KHC

The Kentucky Horse Council is no stranger to educating new horse owners. In 2009 they released a DVD, HorseSmarts: Essential Advice for Today's Horse Owner. The 60-minute video, which was shown on KET last summer and fall, includes i Read More

Mobile Vet Clinic to Aid Haiti Animal Relief Efforts

The Animal Relief Coalition for Haiti (ARCH) will be able to utilize a mobile veterinary clinic from by the Antigua and Barbuda Humane Society. The United Animal Nations recently provided an update on ARCH progress.

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Animal Relief Coalition for Haiti Adds New Members

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) has joined the Animal Relief Coalition for Haiti, a coalition created to address the needs of animals in Haiti following the country's devastating earthquake, and has ple Read More

BEVA Silent Auction Aids Working Equids

The British Equine Veterinary Association Trust, the charitable arm of BEVA, is offering some fabulous opportunities and unique prizes in its silent aucti Read More

Rescue Horses Receive Free Vaccines; Apply Now for 2010

More than 2,500 horses received vaccinations through the Unwanted Horse Veterinary Relief Campaign (UHVRC). Established in December 2008, the UHVRC is now accepting applications for 2010.

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Eventing Risk Management Plan Unveiled by FEI

A new worldwide Eventing Risk Management Policy and Action Plan aimed at reducing cross-country horse falls was launched at the third annual FEI Safety meeting in Malmö, Sweden, Jan. 17. Based on a six-year statistical study of the sport, Read More

Horse Rescue Groups: Take Unwanted Horse Survey

The Unwanted Horse Coalition (UHC) has released an online survey intended for the operators of horse rescue, retirement, adoption, and rehabilitation facilities. The UHC hopes to find out what these organizations need to survive in today's Read More

Revised Understanding Equine Hoof Care Book Available

New material about hoof maintenance, shoes and boots, and diagnostics has been added to the revised edition of Heather Smith Thomas' Understanding Equine Hoof Care, Read More

Horse Hauler Caution Advised at Icy Intersections

Authorities are testing several solutions, including weather shields and heating elements to combat the downside of the new generation traffic lights, LEDs, which can be obscured by ice/snow. Until a solution is found, drivers are reminded to be Read More

Guide to Rehabilitating Neglected Horses Available

Want to rehabilitate a neglected horse but don't know where to start? A new brochure from the American Horse Council might help.

The new brochure, done in partnership with AHC sponsors Nutrena, Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Hea Read More

Angel Acres Accredited as Global Sanctuary

Angel Acres Horse Haven Rescue has become the second equine rescue and sanctuary accredited to the standards of the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS), the only globally recognized organization providing standards for identifying le Read More

Pinto Mare Reported Stolen in North Carolina

Blue, a 5-year-Pinto mare, is missing and presumed stolen. On Dec. 29, 2009, her owners watered and fed the horses before dark and left them for the night. The next morning they discovered that Blue was missing, leaving the Daltons and their gr Read More

Breeder's Short Course Offered in Kentucky

The University of Kentucky Gluck Research Center is sponsoring a Breeder's Short Course, to be held Jan. 20-21, 2010, at the Fasig-Tipton Sales Pavilion in Lexington. This course is designed for farm managers and owners of all horse breeds. Read More

Soring Rule Violators Listed Online

A Web site listing more than 8,700 Horse Protection Act violators who have received suspensions from 1986 to the present has been launched by Friends of Sound Horses (FOSH). See the Web site. Read More

Colic: Recovering Horse Ulcer Risk

When a horse is hurt, being confined to a stall, hauled to the vet for a check-up, or being taken away from herdmates, the stress can be enough to cause stomach ulcers to develop--sometimes in as little as five days. Read More

Equine Industry Vision Award Deadline Approaching

The deadline for nominations for the 9th annual Equine Industry Vision Award is Feb. 1, 2010. Pfizer Animal Health sponsors the award in partnership with American Horse Publications (AHP) and developed it to recognize outstanding leadership, cr Read More

Unwanted Horse Best Practices Book Available

The Unwanted Horse Coalition has published a handbook entitled Best Practices: How Your Organization Can Help Unwanted Horses. The handbook includes sections on administration, continuing education, fundraising, support of equine care fa Read More

Equine Cruelty Summit Planned in Wellington Friday

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals will host an equine anti-cruelty summit and panel discussion on Friday, Jan. 8, 2010, at the George Morris Horsemastership Clinics at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center i Read More

CANTER Opens Kentucky Chapter

CANTER is now offering its nationally-recognized Thoroughbred networking service to Kentucky horseman with the opening of CANTER-Kentucky. Watch for volunteers as they begin track visits immediately to offer free sales listings, includin Read More