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California Wildfires: ASPCA Providing Hay Funds for Equine Evacuees

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has provided funding to the San Diego Humane Society for hay and other equine supplies needed following the outbreak of devastating wildfires in California.

"The ASPCA is happy t Read More

Intensive Care Unit to be Added to University of Liverpool Equine Hospital

The University of Liverpool in the U.K. will be able to create a special intensive care unit (ICU) for horses as the result of a £300,000 ($615,308) gift.

The ICU will provide unique facilities to help horses recuperate following colic Read More

Merial Acquires New Zealand Animal Health Company Ancare

Merial Limited, one of the world's largest animal health companies, has acquired Ancare, an animal health products company based in New Zealand.

The acquisition includes all of Ancare's commercial and manufacturing Read More

U.K. Horse Welfare Group Launches Scholarship Program for Vet Students

The International League for the Protection of Horses (ILPH) has launched a new scholarship program for undergraduate veterinary students in order to encourage the advancement of veterinary education and equine welfare, and also to familiarize Read More

USRider: Hauling Vehicles are Easy Targets for Catalytic Converter Theft

According to USRider, catalytic converters are being stolen from vehicles across the country. The group recently warned horse owners and others who regularly haul animals to be on guard.

"This is especially relevant to our members who drive Read More

Unwanted Horse Group Compiling List of Facilities Accepting Horses

The Unwanted Horse Coalition (UHC) is asking facilities that will accept and/or place horses to list themselves on the UHC Web site.  

"This is an important step Read More

Seized Georgia Horses to be Auctioned Oct. 20

The remainder of the horses impounded from a Pike County farm in February will be offered for sale Saturday, Oct. 20 in an auction run by the Georgia Department of Agriculture (GDA) at the Mansfield Equine Impound Facility in Jasper County. Read More

Study of EIPH Drug Seeks to Answer Effectiveness, Enhancement Concerns

A study led by Colorado State University and research partners will help to answer a long-debated question about health and performance effects of a drug commonly used to treat racehorses in the U.S. to prevent bleeding into their airways as the Read More

Wild Horse and Burro Adoption to be Held in North Carolina

The U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management-Eastern States (BLM-ES) will hold a wild horse and burro adoption at the Duplin County Events Center in Kenansville, N.C.

There will be about 70 animals, from yearlings to Read More

Thoroughbred Group Offers Tips on Managing, Retraining the Ex-Racehorse

The proliferation of racehorse rescues and retirement programs means that thousands of retired Thoroughbred racehorses have been placed into new homes. Ensuring success in what comes next--the transition and retraining of Thoroughbreds by their Read More

'Soil Minerals: The Basis of Nutrition' PowerPoint Lecture Available

Authored and narrated by Kathryn Watts, BS, a Power Point lecture on CD entitled "Soil Minerals: The Basis of Nutrition" is now available for horse owners interested in equine health and hoof care. The science behind mineral nutrition in grass and ha Read More

USRider Advises Steps Avoid CO Poisoning in Horse Trailer Living Quarters

Two children and their grandparents were killed by carbon monoxide fumes while sleeping inside the living quarters of a horse trailer the night of Oct. 11 (for more on this see Read More

OSU Equine Open House Provides Chance to Talk to Vets, Faculty

All of the more than 180,000 Ohio residents involved in the horse industry as owners, service providers, employees, or volunteers are invited to an Oct. 30 open house at The Ohio State University Equine Facility in Dublin, Ohio.

The Read More

Racing Industry Fashion Show to Benefit Children's Hospital

The Kentucky Children's Hospital has been named a beneficiary of the Blue Grass Farms Chaplaincy Ladies Guild's second annual Nags, Bags and Rags Dinner Gala and Auction, which will be held the evening of Friday, Oct. 19, at the Hyatt in Read More

USDA Approves Injectable Transponder for Animal ID System

The USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service announced Oct. 11 its approval of the first injectable transponder for use in animal identification. The device, manufactured by Digital Angel, carries an official animal identification numbe Read More

Gourmeds

Gourmeds compounding service for veterinarians and the people who struggle with giving medications to their animals. This new service provides the compounded preparations that veterinarians prescribe most frequently in chewable, naturally flavored Read More

Kentucky International Equine Summit Secures Additional Sponsors

The inaugural Kentucky International Equine Summit 2008 has landed two more sponsors--the Kentucky Equine Education Project (KEEP) and the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF).

The event, scheduled for April 28-29, 2008, is Read More

Dover Saddlery, Game Ready Recovery System Partnering

Game Ready Equine has selected Dover Saddlery as the exclusive mail order provider of the Game Ready Equine System within the United States.

Game Ready Equine is an accelerated recovery system based on patented dry cold and active Read More

Kansas State to Break Ground on Equine Education Center Oct. 27

A formal groundbreaking for the first phase of the new Kansas State University Equine Education Center will take place Oct. 27 at 9 a.m.

Funded by private donors, the equine center will be located on the northeast side of K-State´s Manhatta Read More

WEG 2010: Trade Show Advance Registration Offered

The first opportunity to become a vendor at the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games is officially underway. The World Games 2010 Foundation, the organization responsible for planning, staging, and conducting the 2010 Games, has announced Read More

RP Ultimate Comfort Dressage Bridle

The crownpiece design of the Comfort Bridle alleviates poll pressure by incorporating the cavesson, cheek pieces, and headstall into a single padded strap that distributes pressure and protects the sensitive area behind the horse's ear. Each piece is Read More

Australia Equine Flu: Victoria Situation Report

From the Australian Horse Industry Council:

As of Oct. 11, New South Wales (NSW) and Queensland are both affected by equine influenza (EI). All the other states and territories remain EI free.

Vaccination of horses in NSW Read More

KEEP Plans Kentucky Stallion Season Auction to Raise Funds

The Kentucky Equine Education Project will hold a stallion season auction Dec. 7 to raise funds to support promotion of the horse industry as well as legislative endeavors.

KEEP will offer breeding rights from many of Kentucky's premiere Read More

Lameness Experts Meet to Discuss Upcoming Research, Funding

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Foundation hosted a Lameness Research Meeting and Panel Aug. 1 in Fort Collins, Colo. Researchers and lameness experts from around the world met to prioritize future lameness research needs Read More

AHC Supporting Proposed Import Rule Change for Entertainment Horses

The American Horse Council (AHC) has submitted comments supporting the United States Department of Agriculture's proposed rules to allow horses intended to serve in noncompetitive Read More