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WEG: Free Shuttles for Spectators

Governor Steve Beshear today announced that visitors to the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games who pay to park on the Kentucky Horse Park grounds can catch a free shuttle that will take them directly to the front entry of the park. Shuttles Read More

FEI Releases Updated Elective Testing List

In the final countdown to the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, the FEI has published an updated version of the FEI Elective Testing List. Elective Testing allows Team Veterinarians to submit urine from FEI-registered competition horses to an Read More

Courageous Comet Named 2009 Rood & Riddle Thoroughbred Sport Horse of the Year

The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association (TOBA) held its 25th annual National Awards Dinner in Lexington, Ky, Sept. 10, honoring the achievements of Thoroughbred owners and breeders in North America. A new honor instituted this year, th Read More

Horse Trust Appeals For Donations to Cover $37,000 Hay Shortfall

Buckinghamshire charity The Horse Trust is facing an additional bill of $36,564 for hay and haylage this year due to a shortfall in production and the rising cost of hay. Last year, The Horse Trust was able to produce the majority of Read More

Semen Optimization Increases Fertility of Subfertile Stallions

Veterinarians at The Georgia and Philip Hofmann Research Center for Animal Reproduction at Penn Vet's New Bolton Center in Kennett Square, Pa., have enjoyed notable success with semen optimization processing techniques. These techniques are Read More

Equine Infectious Anemia Detected in Second Horse in England

Equine infectious anemia (EIA) has been detected in a horse in Devon, England, after the owner requested a private vet to examine a sick horse, Defra confirmed Sept. 11. Read More

WEG: Avaya Named Technology Sponsor

Avaya, Inc., a global leader in enterprise communications systems, software and services, has been named an Official Technology Sponsor of the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG). Read More

Exercising Horses on a Treadmill, Step by Step

The Rutgers Equine Science Center launched a virtual tour of the equine exercise physiology laboratory. Read More

WEG: First Group of Horses Arrive at the Kentucky Horse Park

With just 14 days until the opening ceremonies of the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, the first group of eight horses arrived at the Kentucky Horse Park on Friday afternoon. This first group of equine athletes represent Chile and Guate Read More

AAEP Enters Global Spotlight During WEG

When elite equestrians compete for world titles this month, the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) will be working behind the scenes and before the cameras to ensure the health of equine athletes. The 2010 Alltech FE Read More

FEI Announces Detection Times for Methylprednisolone Acetate

The Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) has announced detection times for methylprednisolone acetate (Depo-Medrol), a frontline treatment for lameness in the equine athlete. The findings from recently completed studies on the Read More

Equine Infectious Anemia Detected in the U.K.

Equine infectious anemia (EIA) has been detected in a horse in Northumberland following importation from the Netherlands, the Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs (Defra) confirmed Sept. 7. Read More

What Do Healthy Horses and Healthy Fish Have in Common?

What do healthy horses and healthy fish have in common? More than you think. Conservation Authorities across Ontario, typically develop big picture aquatic resource management plans for local watersheds that identify what they and private lando Read More

Kentucky Horse Council Encourages Parade Managers to Follow Protocol for Equine Entries

Parades are exciting. Children are delighted at all the sights, sounds, and the opportunity to do something different. Parents are lulled into peaceful reverie by the distraction the winding procession creates for their offspring. Organizers ar Read More

University of Guelph Receives $2 Million Grant

The University of Guelph has received $2 million from the E.P. Taylor Equine Research Fund to support clinical research in the health and performance of racehorses. The announcement was made Aug. 27 during the second annual Equi-Challenge, whic Read More

Pesticide Use on Farms May Be Affected By Federal Legislation

The Environmental Protection Agency is finalizing its National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Pesticide General Permit, with plans to implement the regulation in April, 2011. The proposed regulations would affect any applicators who apply pes Read More

International Equestrian Festival Event Preview

In the spirit of the proud tradition established by previous host cities, the International Equestrian Festival welcomes visitors to downtown Lexington for a celebration worthy of the "Horse Capital of the World." The Festival, which Read More

The Jockey Club Jack Goodman Scholarship Announced for 2010-2011

David Allen and Heather Shatz, animal science majors in the University of Arizona's Race Track Industry Program (RTIP), have been awarded The Jockey Club Jack Goodman Scholarships for the 2010-2011 academic year, it was jointly announced to Read More

Green Initiatives in Place for Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games

The Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games is proud to announce plans for efficient recycling and waste reduction during the 16-day event, by partnering with Green Duck composting and recycling solutions company.Using eco-stations and c Read More

EEE: New York Confirms First Case in 2010

New York State Agriculture Commissioner Patrick Hooker announced the state's first confirmed equine case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) this year on Aug. 27. The affected horse was a 2-year old gelding kept in Oswego County. EEE is a Read More

WEG: Kroger Stores to Offer Flex Grounds Pass Tickets

Shoppers at 166 Kroger stores in four states will be able to purchase Flex Grounds Pass tickets to the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games along with their grocery items from Sept. 1 - Sept. 24. Kroger stores in Central Tennessee, Sou Read More

Hay and Pasture Insurance Expands to all of New York in 2011

New York State Agriculture Commissioner Patrick Hooker announced Wednesday that USDA Risk Management Agency is expanding crop insurance coverage statewide for hay and pasture in the 2011 growing season. Last year, USDA had a pilot program for h Read More

Stallion Reproduction and Dentistry Explored in 360-Degree Educational Experiences

The continuing education (CE) office at the Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Science (CVM) and the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) joined efforts Aug. 10-Aug. 13 to present two 360-degree continuing Read More

Disaster Planning Experts Meet in California

Disaster planning experts met Aug. 17 and 19 in San Diego, Calif., and at University of California, Davis (UC Davis) School of Veterinary Medicine to set up a plan that includes animals in emergency response. Dozens of personnel from fire depar Read More

Sport Horse Enthusiasts Invited to Special Pre-WEG Educational Workshop

Achieving prime fitness in equine athletes will be the objective of The Winning Edge: Promoting Peak Performance in the Equine Athlete, a workshop for horse owners, trainers and competitors held in conjunction with the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestr Read More