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Curlin Recovers from First Turf Start, Could Go to Europe

Reigning Horse of the Year Curlin came out of his second-place finish to Red Rocks in Belmont Park's Man o'War Stakes July 12 in good order and was on his way to Saratoga the following morning.

The Man o'War was Curlin's first start on turf Read More

Local Media Tour Hong Kong Horse Hospital

High-tech horse diagnostics were recently on display as the Hong Kong Jockey Club's Equine Hospital hosted a tour for local journalists.

The visiting media were shown some of the high-tech equipment used in the hospital. Demonstrations Read More

USEF Names Olympic Equestrian Teams

Pending U.S. Olympic Committee approval, the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) has named the following horse/rider combinations to the 2008 U.S. Olympic Team.

The equestrian portion of the games will be held in Hong Kong. The Read More

Olympic Equestrian Events to Get Television Coverage

NBC Universal will be airing 3,600 hours of coverage of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. This includes the equestrian events, which will be taking place in Hong Kong.

The schedule is as follows:

Date: Program--Time (EST) on Read More

Equine Industry Players Come Together for Safety's Sake

The new youth safety initiative, “Play Safe. It’s HorseSense!” was announced as a partnership between Farm Safety Association (Country Kids Safety Network), Kubota Canada, and Equine Guelph. “Play Safe. It’s HorseSense!” will be launched at this Read More

American Horse Council Offers 2008 Federal Election Guide

The American Horse Council (AHC) has released Getting Involved in the 2008 Elections, a federal election guide for the horse industry.

The guide stemmed from the July program at the AHC's National Issues Forum in Washington, D.C., Read More

British Horse Society Commends Initiative to Prevent Strangles Spread

The British Horse Society (BHS) has commended the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies at Scotland's University of Edinburgh for its offer of at-cost strangles tests to horse owners and farm managers in Scotland. These tests, designed for Read More

ASPCA Awards Grants to 19 Equine Groups

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) recently announced its equine grant recipients for the second quarter of 2008. From April through June 2008, the ASPCA dispensed grants totaling $127,500 to nineteen equine Read More

Ames Named Dean of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine

The University of Minnesota Board of Regents on June 13 approved the appointment of Trevor Ames, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVIM, as dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine.

"Trevor has done an outstanding job as interim dean, and I believe that he Read More

Hendra Testing Continues on Horses at Australian Vet Clinic

Biosecurity Queensland continued with tests on samples from 37 horses at a Brisbane area vet practice today while working with Queensland Health and various horse industry groups to ensure that the risks involved with Hendra virus are widely known. Read More

Barbaro's Surgeon to Deliver Racing Hall of Fame Address

Dean W. Richardson, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, leader of the team that treated Barbaro, will be the guest speaker at the National Museum of Racing's 2008 Hall of Fame induction ceremony Aug. 4.

Trainer Carl Nafzger, jockey Edgar Prado, and the horses Read More

AQHA Donates $50,000 to Genetic Research Fund

The American Quarter Horse Foundation recently donated $50,000 to Morris Animal Foundation (MAF) to advance equine health through MAF's Equine Consortium for Genetic Research (ECGR) project. The consortium includes 18 equine research institutes Read More

Vita Flex Nutrition: Equinyl

ComfortX works by suppressing the ability of neutrophils, a type of white blood cell, to migrate and attach to the site of the inflammation. It helps control inflammation earlier in the process and its mode of action is separate and distinct from COX Read More

Vibram Hoof Pads

Vibram Hoof Pads are made using a unique process that bonds two layers of resilient Vibram rubber together. Each layer plays a different role in absorbing and distributing the shock that the hoof experiences on impact. Read More

Flies Be Gone

The size of a football, each trap catches up to 20,000 flies. The easy-to-use device is disposable and requires no maintenance. Each unit comes complete with a protein-based natural fly food called Ultra Biomass. Read More

Kentucky Equine Research: EO-3

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Thrush-XX: Thrush Treatment Aid Aerosol

Farnam presents the new Thrush-XX Thrush Treatment Aid Aerosol (copper naphthenate). Read More

Antibiotic Beads Now Available from Compounding Pharmacy

Wedgewood Pharmacy is now offering antibiotic beads and a new preparation, pentosan polysulfate sodium (Pentosan), in its extensive formulary of custom-compounded preparations.

Wedgewood initially will compound antibiotic beads for gentamicin Read More

EEE: Florida Horse Owners Urged to Vaccinate

Florida Agriculture and Consumer Services Commissioner Charles Bronson is urging horse owners to get their animals vaccinated as the number of Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) cases are on the rise.

As of June 30, there were four times as Read More

Michigan State Expo to Give Horse Hay Buying Guidance

Like nearly everything else, the cost of horse hay is increasing. Buyers who want to purchase a quality product and sellers who want to provide a marketable commodity can attend an educational seminar during Michigan State University's Ag Expo, Read More

Dr. Bobby Cowles to Join Pfizer Equine Team

With more than a decade of experience in veterinary science, Bobby Cowles, DVM, MS, MBA, is bringing his passion for the horse and expertise in equine health to work on the veterinary operations team that supports Pfizer Animal Health's equine Read More

Paris Bound? Curlin has First Workout on Turf

Reigning "Horse of the Year" Curlin successfully completed the first step in what could be a journey to Paris to run in the famed Gran Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe with a solid work July 1 under jockey Robby Albarado over the Matt Winn Turf Course Read More

Fans of Barbaro Plan Second Annual Celebration

The Fans of Barbaro (FOB) will be hosting their annual "Celebration of Barbaro" at Delaware Park the weekend of July 12-13.

All proceeds from the event will benefit Thoroughbred Charities of America. Organizers say they hope to surpass Read More

Neurology to be Focus of AAEP State-of-the-Art Lecture

Stephen M. Reed, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, will deliver the Frank J. Milne State-of-the-Art Lecture on Dec. 8 during the American Association of Equine Practitioners' 54th Annual Convention in San Diego, Calif. Equine neurology is the focus of this year's Read More

Horse Missing in Kentucky Wildlife Management Area

A black Arabian gelding named "Leggs" was lost at Kleber Wildlife Management Area on June 25. Kleber is a 2,575-acre preserve and trail system, about halfway between Frankfort and Owenton, Ky.

According to a notice distributed by the Read More