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New Hampshire Horse Dead of EEE

The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services Division of Public Health Services announced today that a horse in Kensington has died from Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE).

"EEE is a serious disease and, as with humans, the key Read More

Australia Flu; Horse Movement Banned in New South Wales

Following the confirmation of equine influenza in horses stabled at Centennial Park in the centre of Sydney, the New South Wales (NSW) Minister for Agriculture has issued an order to cancel all horse events and ban all horse movements in NSW. Th Read More

University of Guelph Researchers Investigating Racehorse Heart Rates

Exactly how fast is the heart rate of a racehorse as it flies around the track?

For the first time ever, two University of Guelph researchers will be able to answer this question as part of a study aimed at recording the maximum heart rate Read More

Tufts School of Vet Medicine Hosting Open House Sept. 8

The Tufts Cumming School of Veterinary Medicine will be hosting an open house Sept. 8 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in North Grafton, Mass.

Visitors are invited to walk through the facilities for small and large animals, as well as visit with the Read More

28-Year-Old Pony Reported Stolen in Maryland

Stolen Horse International has turned to NetPosse volunteers and the public to help with the recovery of Nick, a 28-year-old grey pony that disappeared from his Elkton, Md., home Aug. 21.

Since there were no clear signs on how he could Read More

Ex-Jockey Turns Trick Horse Entertainer

"Go home and wash dishes! Have babies!" was the greeting Denise Boudrot got from the railbirds (track spectators) when she first began racing Thoroughbreds in 1972.
 
In 1972, Boudrot rode in her first horse race, one of thousands she Read More

Illinois BLM Facility Holding Wild Horse Adoption Event

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will host a Wild Horse and Burro Celebration at the Ewing, Ill., holding facility on Sept. 7 and 8, 2007. There will be 150 animals available for adoption, including yearlings, mares, mare-foal pairs, studs, Read More

Wild Horse and Burro Adoption to be Held in South Carolina

The Department of Interior, Bureau of Land Management-Eastern States (BLM-ES) will hold a special wild horse and burro adoption at Clemson University's T. Ed Garrison Livestock Arena in Clemson, S.C.

There will be about 80 horses and a few Read More

Jockey Club Projecting 2008 Thoroughbred Foal Crop of 37,500

The Jockey Club is projecting a 2008 North American registered Thoroughbred foal crop of 37,500--equivalent to the forecast for the 2007 registered foal crop announced at this time last year.

The foal crop projection is computed by Read More

Preparing for Winter Trailer Storage

While it might be hard to imagine that winter weather is only a few months away, now is the time to perform preventative maintenance on your horse trailer so that your rig is road-safe and ready come spring.

"Your trailer has safely Read More

Equine Vets Participate in Wet Labs at Hambletonian Festival

Equine veterinarians from around the country gathered during the first week of August to participate in a wide range of educational seminars during the 2007 Hambletonian Festival of Racing, sponsored, in part, by Pfizer Animal Health. This was Read More

USEF Initiates Equine Disaster Relief Fund

Back-to-back hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005 catapulted equine enthusiasts from around the country into a Read More

Stubben Steeltec Stirrups Recalled Due to Fall Hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Aug. 8 announced a voluntary recall of Stubben Steeltec SEQ Stirrups.

The stirrups are imported by Stubben North America Inc. of Troy, Va. The safety commission reported that hinges on the stirrup Read More

Olympic Test Event Complete; Horses Handled Weather Well

The Good Luck Beijing--HKSAR 10th Anniversary Cup Eventing Competition concluded Sunday with victory for rider Frank Ostholt and a wealth of information for veterinarians studying the effects of Hong Kong's heat and humidity on equine athletes. Read More

2007 AVMA Convention Sets Association Attendance Record

The 144th annual American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) convention in Washington, D.C., July 14-18, 2007, broke attendance records for the association and set new standards for success, including a performance by the Goo Goo Dolls and Read More

Breeding Auction to Benefit LSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital

To help raise funds to expand and renovate its facilities, the Louisiana State University (LSU) School of Veterinary Medicine will host its 7th Annual Stallion Service Auction. Proceeds from the effort will be directed toward the construction of Read More

Olympic Equestrian Test Event to Begin Saturday

A test event to discover any issues with the venue constructed for the 2008 Olympic equestrian competition will begin Saturday. This will be the first equestrian event hosted at the Olympic site in Hong Kong. The Hong Kong Jockey Club completed Read More

ASPCA to Award Maclay National Championship Trophy

Officials with The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), a sponsor of the 32nd Annual Hampton Classic Horse Show, will present the ASPCA Maclay National Championship trophy on Friday, August 31. R. Scot Evans, equine Read More

Para-Equestrian Discipline Manager Selected for WEG 2010

The World Games 2010 Foundation, Inc. has announced Lloyd Landkamer, of Hamel, Minn., will be the Para-Equestrian Discipline Manager for the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games.

Landkamer becomes one of nine managers Read More

USDA: Horses from CEM Countries Could be Allowed as Temporary Imports

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has proposed to amend its regulations so that horses to be used for noncompetitive entertainment from countries affected with Read More

BHS Warning Owners of Companion-only Horses of Potential for Future Sale

The British Horse Society (BHS) has warned horse owners to be wary when responding to advertisements seeking companion horses, following an increase in the number of reports of such animals being sold to new homes after placement.

The Read More

New Members Join Kentucky Horse Council Board

Three new members have joined the Kentucky Horse Council Board, President Madelyn Millard, of Waterwild Farm, announced Aug. 6.

New members include:

  • Latonna Wilson, a marketing specialist with Rood and Riddle Pharmacy, join Read More

Dressage Federation Convention to Focus on Horse Health

The United States Dressage Federation (USDF) announced Aug. 6 that the 2007 Adequan/USDF Annual Convention, to be held Nov. 28 through Dec. 2 in Orlando, Fla., will focus entirely on horse health education.

The USDF has partnered with Read More

Kentucky Festival to Provide Introduction to Horses, Equine Industry

The Festival of the Horse, a 26-year tradition in Georgetown, Ky., is adding a new event this year, sponsored by the Kentucky Horse Council.

"Experience the Horse" will offer visitors the opportunity to pet, groom, lead, and paint a horse. Read More

Cook Appointed Wyoming State Veterinarian

The Wyoming Livestock Board announced July 31 that Walter Cook, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVPM, who had been serving as the acting state veterinarian since January 2007, will take up the position permanently.

"We are happy to have Dr. Cook move from Read More