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ASPCA Investigating New York Carriage Horse Death

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), in looking into the Feb. 7 death of a carriage horse in his stable, has been asked to file a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request with the New York City Department of Read More

Prepare Your Horse Trailer for Travel Season

Before the start of the summer travel season, it is critically important for horse owners to perform basic yet essential maintenance on their trailers.This will be time well spent because it will ensure that their trailers will be in optimal Read More

Australia: Former Equine Flu Hot Spots Declared Free of Virus

Areas of New South Wales, Australia, formerly considered to be "hot spots" for equine influenza were given a clean bill of health Feb. 8, according to Minister for Primary Industries Ian Macdonald.

"Exhaustive testing has failed to identify Read More

AVMA President Testifies on Looming Vet Shortage

The president of the nation's largest veterinary association appeared before a Congressional subcommittee Feb. 7 and urged the United States Department of Agriculture to implement a long-standing but dormant program that would help address a Read More

Dressage, Walking Horse Groups to Work Together

The United Stated Dressage Federation (USDF) and the National Walking Horse Association (NWHA) will be cooperating in an effort to educate Walking Horse owners about dressage and provide information about educational opportunities for both Read More

Florida Veterinary Ophthalmologist Lectures to British Group

University of Florida veterinary ophthalmologist Dennis Brooks, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVO, presented the prestigious Sir Frederick Smith Memorial Lecture in Warwickshire, England, kicking off the annual meeting of the British Equine Veterinary Read More

USEF Launches Customer Care Center

As the United States Equestrian Federation’s (USEF) membership base continues to grow and the equestrian community relies more on information from the USEF, a focus on customer service becomes increasingly important. To address this need, the USEF Read More

AQHA Sets Guidelines for Equioxx Use

The American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) Executive Committee approved the use of Equioxx (firocoxib) effective Jan. 1, 2008, giving competitors across the country another option for relieving equine osteoarthritis pain and inflammation. Read More

BLM to Offer More Than 70 Horses at Ohio Sale

The Bureau of Land Management-Eastern States (BLM-ES) on Feb. 16 will offer approximately 70 wild horses ranging from yearlings to 5-year-olds, and possibly a few burros, for adoption at the Cooper Arena at the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus, Ohio. Read More

Texas A&M Researcher Recognized for Foal Pneumonia Work

Noah Cohen, VMD, MPH, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM, professor of Large Animal Clinical Sciences at Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVM), was recently recognized as the recipient of the 2008 Schering-Plough Read More

Hunter-Jumper Group Event to Benefit Emergency Fund

It’s time to flex those muscles and test your skills at the second annual "Bowling for Equestrians," an event that benefits the American Hunter-Jumper Foundation’s (AHJF) Emergency Relief Fund. The event will be held Feb. 17 at Greenacres Bowl i Read More

Michigan State Hosting Talk on Joint Injections

Michigan State University's College of Veterinary Medicine will be hosting an equine health lecture on the use and abuse of intra-articular joint treatments.

The seminar will take place Feb. 9, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Veterinary Read More

MacKinnon Ice Horse Boots Evendura Wrap

The First+Ice inserts remain cold at therapeutic levels for up to two hours, while the horse eats or rests comfortably in his stall. As the legs remain dry, there is no risk of skin irritation or bacterial, fungal and hoof. Read More

NuTopicals Heal-A-Horse Kit

This three step wound care system is packaged for the barn, tack box, or trailer. The kit contains the ingredients for antiseptic cleansing of a wound, a spray to help keep the wound free from infection Read More

Laminitis Research: Pfizer, NTRA Partnering on Barbaro Memorial Fund

Pfizer Animal Health and the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) have joined forces to help fund laminitis research through the NTRA Charities’ Barbaro Memorial Fund. The partnership’s aim is to increase awareness of the Fund across Read More

New Commissioners Appointed to Texas Animal Health Group

Gov. Rick Perry appointed Ernie Morales of Devine as presiding officer of the Texas Animal Health Commission. He also appointed six new members for terms to expire Sept. 6, 2013. The commission works to protect and enhance the health of animal Read More

Unwanted Horse Coalition Offering Resources for Horse Owners

Recent articles in prominent newspapers such as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Los Angeles Times have reported on an apparent increase in the numbers of unwanted horses. Read More

World Equestrian Games 2010 Volunteers Sought

The World Games 2010 Foundation is launching a volunteer recruitment Web Site to manage the thousands of volunteers needed for the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games.

Anyone interested in becoming a volunteer can log on to Read More

AlpharmaEquine Extend-A-Cool

Extend-A-Cool as an effective remedy to address sore shins, inflamed leg muscles and tendons, and reduce swelling from acute sprains and bruises. When applied to the lower leg, the temperature under the wrap may be reduced by up to 6°F or more Read More

Smarty Jones' Surgeon Receives Rutgers Award

The Equine Science Center at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, has named Patricia Hogan, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, as the 2008 winner of the Center’s “Spirit of the Horse” award.

The award was presented at the New Jersey Read More

Retired Racehorses to Participate in Texas A&M Study

More than 100 horses currently being cared for by the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation (TRF) will take part in a study at Texas A&M University that will attempt to identify genes in horses predisposed to fractures and catastrophic injuries Read More

NCSU Benefit Stallion Service Auction Extended

The NCSU College of Veterinary Medicine is extending its third annual Stallion Service Auction. All proceeds from the auction will benefit the Student Chapter of the Society for Theriogenology and Student Chapter of the American Association of Read More

Horse Owners Reminded of USDA Agriculture Census

Farmers will soon have the opportunity to make their voices heard and help shape the future of agriculture for years to come when the 2007 Census of Agriculture arrives in their mailboxes. The surveys have been mailed and must be filled out and Read More

Vets Testify on Need to Expand Educational Offerings

Veterinarians recently took to Capitol Hill to help spread the message that our country's ability to protect its food supply--and its capacity for zoonotic and food-animal disease research--is insufficient and needs federal support.

W. Ron Read More

Animal Disaster Planning Legislation Introduced in Washington State

According to a statement released by The Humane Society of the United States, more than 1,200 animals died during the recent floods that ravaged southwest Washington State. The majority were farm animals and horses that could not escape and Read More