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Churchill Downs to Install Permanent Lights

Based on a review of its experimental three night racing cards during the spring meet, Churchill Downs Inc. announced Sept. 28 it will install permanent lights at its flagship racetrack in Louisville.

Churchill Downs held its first-ever Read More

Drivers Urged to Move Over for Safety

Trucks and horse trailers are large rigs that can be difficult to manuever in tight spaces, namely when hauling down the highway. USRider, the national provider of roadside emergency assistance for equestrians, urges motorists to move over when Read More

National Wild Horse Adoption Event Today

Wild horse and humane animal advocacy groups from across the nation are joining forces for a single cause: to encourage the American public to consider and act on the adoption of a wild horse or burro. A goal of 1,000 adoptions has been set for Read More

Riding for the Handicapped, Mental Health Group to Merge

The Equine Facilitated Mental Health Association (EFMA) and the North American Riding for the Handicapped Association (NARHA) have begun integrating their vision, membership, and programs. The integration is intended to:

Pony and Miniature Horses Reported Stolen

Miniature Horses in California and Alabama, and a pony in New York, have been reported stolen, said an alert from Stolen Horse International, Inc., aka NetPosse.com.

In Mendocino County, Calif., two Miniature Horses, a black stallion known Read More

Equine Antibiotic Resistance Increased after Hospitalization

A team of researchers working at Philip Leverhulme Equine Hospital in Liverpool found that Escherichia coli bacteria in a horse's intestine appear to acquire antibiotic resistance while a horse is hospitalized.

The researchers found Read More

Texas State Veterinarian to Retire in December

Bob Hillman, DVM, Texas' state veterinarian and executive director of the Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC), has announced that he will retire December 31, ending his nearly seven-year tenure with the state's livestock and poultry health Read More

World Equestrian Games Tickets Now Available

Tickets to the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games went on sale today at noon EDT, exactly one year before the Games open in Lexington, Ky.

The Games are the world championships of the eight equestrian disciplines of the Fédération Read More

Early Hoosier Park Strangles Tests Negative, Horse Dies of Colitis

Hoosier Park Racing and Casino received test results back from horses quarantined on the backstretch for Streptococcus equi (equine strangles). All tests have been returned as negative for the infection in these horses.

In the late Read More

Louisiana State Animal Team Acquires Disaster Response Vehicle

The Louisiana State Animal Response Team (LSART), in partnership with the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), has acquired a deluxe custom-designed animal Read More

Alfalfa Conference to Focus on Profitability

Dismal prices, sluggish sales, high production costs, and challenging weather conditions have left alfalfa farmers with little to no profit in 2009, prompting a focus on "Improving Your Odds of Profitability" at this year's Western Alfalfa and Read More

Australian Vets Call for Hendra Research Funds

Research to help fight the deadly Hendra virus is a matter of urgency, said the Australian Veterinary Association (AVA). Alister Rodgers, BVSc, died earlier this month after contracting the virus while treating a sick foal.

"Funds are Read More

One Year to WEG: Celebration, Tickets Available Friday

With only one year to go until the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, the city of Lexington and the World Games Foundation invite the community to celebrate with a downtown festival. The 2010 Games will kick-off for the first time in the Read More

Scenic Trail Act Could Expand Equestrian Access

The Complete America's Great Trails Act (HR 1912) has found support from the American Horse Council. This bill was introduced by Rep. Gerry E. Connolly (D-VA) and Rep. Cynthia Lummis (R-WY) On April 9, 2009.

Hundreds of thousands of America Read More

Maryland State Animal Health Services Consolidated

Ongoing operating budget shortfalls (nearly $500,000 in 2009) along with a long-term services evaluation has led the Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) to consolidate the state’s Animal Health field and laboratory services. The MDA began Read More

Hendra Virus Research Fund Dedicated to Vet

The University of Queensland has set up a Memorial Fund in honor of Alister Rodgers, BVSc, who died of zoonotic Hendra virus earlier this month. He contracted the virus while Read More

Gulfstream Donates to Slaughter Reward Fund

Roadside discoveries over the past months of horses slaughtered in west Dade and Broward counties in Florida have prompted Gulfstream Park to contribute $5,000 to the reward fund for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those Read More

U.S. Thoroughbred Foal Crop Down 8.2%

The Jockey Club today reported that 3,439 stallions covered 56,901 mares in North America during 2008, according to statistics compiled through Sept. 9, 2009. These matings have resulted in 31,727 live foals of 2009 being reported to The Jockey Read More

Rabies Reported in Colorado Horse, Multiple Skunk Cases

A rabid horse in El Paso County, Colo., has been euthanized and the County Department of Health and Environment is underscoring the critical importance of vaccinating pets and livestock and avoiding wild animals.

"Rabies infection in horses Read More

AAEP Convention to Feature Equine Critical Care, Pain Management

The 55th Annual Convention of the American Association of Equine Practitioners will take the stage in Las Vegas, Nev., Dec. 5-9. The convention is expected to attract more than 3,500 veterinarians, veterinary students, and technicians for Read More

New Home for Your Horse: Questions to Ask

Horse owners faced with the decision to find their horses a new home, whether it be locating that perfect retirement home, a new job in therapeutic riding, the mounted patrol, or even with a new owner, need to ask some important questions before Read More

WEG Tickets On Sale Next Week

Tickets to the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games will go on sale Sept. 25 at noon EST, exactly one year before the Games begin in Lexington, Ky.

Ticket sales will be facilitated by Ticketmaster and sold through Read More

Racehorse Retraining Symposium Coming to Maryland

A training symposium focusing on retraining the retired racehorse will be offered by professional three-day event rider and clinician Steuart Pittman Oct. 4 in Crownsville, Md.

The purpose of this event is to demonstrate the skills that a Read More

Abandoned Horse Teleconference Scheduled Oct. 6

Amidst reports of horses being abandoned due to the struggling economy, the University of Illinois Extension has scheduled a telephone conference on October 6 from 6:30 to 8:00p.m. to address this issue.

"Horses and other animals are Read More

Five Horses Stolen from Florida Pasture

Five horses have been reported stolen from their Tampa-area pasture. An eyewitness watched the situation unfold, unaware the animals were being stolen.

The thieves pulled up a fence post, cut the fence, and released two horses of their own Read More