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Texas: Water Everywhere Raises Risk of Livestock Disease

Rushing water, stagnant ponds, or even sudden dry stages after wet periods can lead to outbreaks of livestock disease. Mosquitoes and biting flies, capable of carrying and transmitting diseases, thrive in the damp weather. Prolonged Read More

Key Hong Kong Olympic Equestrian Facilities Complete

The Hong Kong Jockey Club said July 7 that it has completed all key venues for the 2008 Beijing Olympic and Paralympic equestrian test events as scheduled. The project had been achieved, from initial planning to completion, in less tha Read More

FEI President Elected to International Olympic Committee

Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein, president of the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI, the international body governing equestrian sport) was elected as a member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) July 7. The election took place Read More

FEI Cancels Driving Event Due to EVA Outbreak in France

The Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI, the international body governing equestrian sport) has confirmed that the driving event scheduled in Les Haras du Pin in France on July 11 has been cancelled because of an outbreak of Read More

Large Animal Disposal Discussion on Agenda at U of Arkansas Event

Even with the best of veterinary care, animals die, and a practical method of disposal must be implemented.

Methods for disposing of large animals will be one of the topics addressed and demonstrated at Hay Day, hosted by the University of Read More

New NSAID Equioxx (firocoxib) Approved by USEF

The board of directors of the United States Equestrian Federation has approved the use of the new non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug Equioxx (firocoxib).

This new NSAID is the first cyclooxygenase-1 (COX-1) sparing drug to be approved by Read More

Riding Program for Veterans Progressing

The North American Riding for the Handicapped Association (NARHA), is continuing to work directly with the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) on developing the NARHA Horses for Heroes program.

The program provides equine-assisted activities Read More

SmartPak Celebrating First Anniversary of Retail Store

SmartPak has announced plans for an anniversary celebration at its retail store, which opened its doors on August 1, 2006. The store, located in Natick, Mass., will host special events including free giveaways, raffles, product promotions, and Read More

Selecting the Right Horse: MSU Online Program Offering Course

Buying a horse is a big challenge. Choosing a mount that doesn't fit the prospective owner's need, skill level, or intended use can be painful emotionally, financially, and even physically.

To give would-be horse owners information tha Read More

Western College of Vet Medicine Equine Programs Receive Record Funding

The Equine Health Research Fund (EHRF) will invest more than $225,000 in equine health research and training programs at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine during the next 12 months--the largest annual amount ever awarded by the Read More

Horse Protection Group Searching for New Chief Executive

The International League for the Protection of Horses (ILPH) is looking for a new chief executive upon the retirement of John Smales at the end of 2007.

"We are looking for an exceptional Read More

Seabiscuit Statue Returned Home After 55 Years

Descendants of the owner, trainer, and jockey of Seabiscuit paid tribute to the legendary American racehorse June 23 as a life-sized bronze sculpture of the horse was unveiled and formally dedicated at Ridgewood Ranch in Willits, Calif. Read More

New York Senate Passes State Horse Slaughter Bill

The New York state Senate recently passed legislation to ban the slaughter of horses for human consumption, the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) noted in a statement. The Senate bill, S01462, was passed by a vote of 60-1. The bill, Read More

NSAID Options: New Pain Reliever for Horses Released

Equioxx (firocoxib), a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) for use in horses, is now available from Merial. Equioxx is delivered as a paste (similar to paste dewormer) and i Read More

Farnam Supporting AQHA Program for Riders with Special Needs

All it takes is one ride, and from now through 2009 America’s Horse Cares will have the opportunity to provide many more rides, thanks to a major gift from AQHA’s corporate partner Farnam. The official dewormer of AQHA, Farnam, will be donating Read More

Horse Drowning: British Horse Group Calling for Changes at Fair

The British Horse Society is calling for changes to be introduced at Appleby Horse Fair after a horse drowned at this year's event. Around 1,500 horses were bought and sold June 7-13 at the horse fair in Appleby-in-Westmorland, U.K.

Th Read More

Oklahoma Horse Thefts Have Owners Worried

There is growing concern regarding stolen and missing horses in the state of Oklahoma, specifically Oklahoma County. Stolen Horse International, aka NetPosse, has processed several reports that seem to be more than coincidence. While NetPosse Read More

Genetics of Speed: U.K.'s Royal Veterinary College Investigating Racehorse Eclipse

Scientists from the U.K.'s Royal Veterinary College and the University of Cambridge are researching what made the undefeated 18th Century horse, Eclipse, such a great champion. The genetics research is giving insights into the origins of the Read More

New Zealand Animal Welfare and Bioethics Center to Collaborate with OIE

Massey University's Animal Welfare Science and Bioethics Centre has been named a collaborating center of the Office International des Epizooties (OIE, or World Organization for Animal Health), and will provide scientific, bioethical, and Read More

WNV: Pennsylvania Reports First Positive Mosquito of 2007

Pennsylvania state officials reported June 12 that the first mosquito sample positive for the West Nile virus in the state this year has been found in Blair Township, Blair County.

"As with people, animals become infected with the West Nile Read More

FEI Appoints Members to Group Reviewing Endurance Rules

The Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) has appointed members to the endurance task force, which has been asked to undertake a full review of the sport ahead of the disciplines major rule review due in January 2009.

Over 50 application Read More

Paulick Joins TRF Board of Directors

Ray Paulick, editor-in-chief of The Blood-Horse, has been elected to the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation's board of directors.
 
"We are very pleased that someone of Ray Paulick's stature sought to join the TRF board," sai Read More

45 Horses Removed from Maryland Farm Looking for Homes

Many of the horses removed from a farm in Sharpsburg, Md., in December 2006 are still looking for homes after an open house and "meet and greet" event held June 2.

After potential adopters met a number of the rescued horses located at Read More

NTRA Barbaro Memorial Fund to Disburse $150,000 at Belmont

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced June 7 that the NTRA Charities' Barbaro Memorial Fund will make its first two disbursements, totaling $150,000, this Saturday at Belmont Park in the winner's circle following the seventh Read More

Horse Owners Advised to Enter ICE Listings in Cell Phones

Horse owners are advised to enter In Case of Emergency (ICE) contact information in their cell phones, with listings for designated contacts for themselves and their horses. "ICE" is an international designation that emergency medical Read More