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CEM Exposure: 17 Wisconsin Horses Quarantined

Seventeen horses on 11 different farms in Wisconsin have been quarantined and will be tested because they have been exposed to a highly contagious disease that can cause reproductive problems in mares.

However, Wisconsin State Veterinarian Read More

Colorado Mare Tested for CEM

One Colorado mare has been identified as having been in contact with a stallion infected with contagious equine metritis (CEM). A hold order has been placed on the premises until test Read More

Temporary Tack Emergency Halter Repair Kit

Four Footed Essentials of Midway, Ky. has developed Temporary Tack, a kit that includes sized, color-coded sections that can be used to repair broken halters in emergency situations.

Designed for use on all types of livestock, Temporary Read More

Fort Dodge Animal Health West Nile-Innovator DNA Vaccine

Fort Dodge Animal Health announces the launch of West Nile-Innovator DNA, a novel vaccine for horses to aid in the prevention of West Nile virus.

Unlike conventional vaccines, which rely on the foreign proteins derived from Read More

Q-Link Equine Pendant

Q-Link Products introduces the Q-Link Equine Pendant as a natural, supplement-free approach to a calmer, more relaxed, better performing horse.

Q-Link products balance and strengthen the body's energetic system, or "Biofield" – the matri Read More

Unwanted Horse Group Urges Adoption

The economy has left many horse owners in serious financial hardship, forcing them to make the decision to part with their horses. The bottom line is too many of these horses need a place to go.

The Unwanted Horse Coalition (UHC) is urging Read More

Hagyard Vet Firm Contributes to Equine Research

The Lexington, Ky., veterinary firm Hagyard Equine Medical Institute has made a $10,000 donation to Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation to further research on racehorse lameness issues.

"We realize many people associate Hagyard wit Read More

New CEO Selected for WEG 2010

The World Games 2010 Foundation has selected Jamie Link as the new Chief Executive Officer of the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games.

Link has been serving as Deputy Secretary of the Kentucky Tourism, Arts, and Heritage Cabinet Read More

Cambridge Announces New Equine Professorship

The University of Cambridge has selected James Wood, BVetMed, BSc, MSc, DLSHTM, Dipl. ECVPH, MRCVS, as the first Alborada Professor of Equine and Farm Animal Science. This unique professorship is in honour of the celebrated Read More

Kentucky Gathering Information on Abandoned Horses

In order to measure the scope of horse abandonment in the state, the Kentucky Horse Council is seeking firsthand reports from people who have encountered abandoned horses. These animals include horses running at large, horses left at sale Read More

Australian Brumby Research Could Apply to Laminitis

The Australian Brumby Research Unit at the University of Queensland's School of Veterinary Sciences is conducting an array of research projects involving horses in a free-roaming environment.

Australia has more than 500,000 feral horses, Read More

BLM Seeks Nominees for Wild Horse Advisory Board

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is requesting public nominations to fill three vacancies on the national Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board. The categories to be filled are: Wildlife Management, Humane Advocacy, and Livestock Management. Th Read More

CEM Exposure: Virginia Farms Quarantined

Richard L. Wilkes, DVM, state veterinarian with the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS), Dec. 23, 2008, placed full or partial quarantines on farms in Floyd and Goochland counties. Mares at these farms have had Read More

Texas Testing 15 Horses Linked to CEM

Texas is among nearly 30 states tracing and testing horses that might have been exposed to contagious equine metritis (CEM), a highly contagious disease that can be transmitted during breeding or artificial insemination. CEM can cause temporary Read More

CEM Exposure: Oklahoma Mare Quarantined

Oklahoma agriculture officials are warning horse breeders of contagious equine metritis (CEM), which can result in infertility in mares. One Oklahoma mare has been identified as Read More

Rescued 26-year-old One-Eyed Thoroughbred Stallion Headed to Old Friends

Clever Allemont, a 27-year-old son of Clever Trick, is en route to his new home at Old Friends near Georgetown, Ky.

Kristin Chambers, executive director of Winding Road Equine Rescue and Retirement near Waverly, Kan., is personally Read More

Credit Card Helps Fund Equine Research

The Horseman's Card, a Visa created in 1991 to help support the Maxwell H. Gluck Equine Research Center in Lexington, Ky., contributes to equine research with every purchase.

Officials of the University of Kentucky's Department of Veterinar Read More

Shetland Pony Donated to Literacy Foundation

A black Shetland Pony who closely resembles the pony "Little Black" in the Walter Farley book Little Black, A Pony, has a new home with the Black Stallion Literacy Foundation at Arabian Nights in Orlando, Fla. The pony was donated by the Read More

CEM Exposure: North Dakota Mare Quarantined

A North Dakota mare has been quarantined after state animal health officials learned it had been exposed to contagious equine metritis (CEM), a highly contagious venereal disease of horses.

"The animal and all other horses on the premises Read More

EHV: Horses Allowed to Ship In to Fair Grounds

While a barn in Fair Grounds' stable area remains under a Louisiana State Racing Commission (LSRC) quarantine, horses will again be allowed to ship in and race at the track beginning with the Dec. 31 card.

Quarantine and biosecurity measure Read More

Tips for Avoiding Barn Fires

Get some practical tips on how you can reduce the risk fire in your barn. Read More

Horse Feed Assistance for Laid Off Kentucky Horse Owners

Kentucky horse owners experiencing a recent job loss could be eligible for assistance with feeding their horses through the Kentucky Horse Council's (KHC) Equine Safety Net program.

"There are many responsible horse owners Read More

Remember Working Equids this Holiday Season

As Christmas cards arrive in the mail, the Society for the Protection of Animals Abroad (SPANA) asks horse owners around the world to remember the "cards" received by many working animals. According to SPANA, many working horses and donkeys in Read More

FEI Clean Sport Commission Moves Ahead

FEI Anti-Doping and Medication Commission Chair Arne Ljungqvist, MD, PhD, FEI First Vice President Sven Holmberg, and FEI Secretary General Alexander McLin met Dec. 16 to plot the way forward for the FEI Clean Sport Commission, which was recentl Read More

ASPCA Offers Hay Supply Grants

For 501c(3) equine rescue groups and sanctuaries that have been hit hard by rising hay prices, farm foreclosures, and uncooperative weather, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) offers Read More