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Case Decision: Pessoa Disqualified from 2008 Olympics

The panel of the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) Tribunal has rendered its final decision in the prohibited substance case involving the horse Rufus ridden by Rodrigo Pessoa of Brazil at the 2008 Olympic Games.

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Penn State University Teams Up with Farriers for Laminitis Event

Penn State University and the Pennsylvania Professional Farriers Association hosted an educational event Sept. 13 for farriers, veterinarians, and horse owners alike. More than 50 peoples from four states attended the event.

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Hurricane Relief Fund Provides Horse Feed

The Kentucky Horse Council established an online donation process Sept. 22 to assist horse owners in Texas with providing feed for their horses. Horse enthusiasts from numerous states responded generously. Within eight days, almost $5,000 had Read More

Update on Status of Olympic Substance Test Hearings

The hearings for the six riders suspended for positive substance tests at the 2008 Olympic Games have begun, but the Tribunal of the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) has not yet reached a decision in five of the cases. Read More

Film Showing to Benefit Equine Health Research

A private showing of "The First Saturday in May," the award-winning documentary from the Hennegan Brothers that profiles the connections of six Thoroughbreds, including Barbaro, on the road to the 2006 Kentucky Derby, will be held at the histori Read More

U.K. Welfare Group Launches Petition to Support Working Animals

South African cleric and activist Desmond Tutu has backed a new initiative by one of the world's oldest animal charities, which has been launched to coincide with World Animal Day Oct. 4.

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One Year to Go Until 2010 WEG Tickets Become Available

Tickets for the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games will go on sale Sept. 25, 2009.

"We are excited to announce the much-anticipated on-sale date for tickets to the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games," said Ruth Mason, directo Read More

EEE Diagnosed in Maine Horse

A Standardbred horse in Lebanon, Maine, has been diagnosed with Eastern equine encephalomyelitis (EEE).

According to a statement released by Maine State Veterinarian Donald E. Hoenig, VMD, the recumbent horse presented to Myhre Equine Clini Read More

ASPCA Provides Funding for Hay in Hurricane Areas

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) has dispersed and pledged more than $75,000 in grant funding to organizations in Texas and Louisiana following Hurricanes Ike and Gustav, in addition to deploying a disaster Read More

Ohio State Vet Honored for Laminitis Research

James Belknap, DVM, MS, PhD, Dipl. ACVS, associate professor of equine surgery in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences at The Ohio State University, has been awarded the annual Equine Veterinary Journal Open Award for 2007 for Read More

Competition Schedule for WEG 2010 Announced

Sixteen days of competition, showcasing the world championships of eight equestrian disciplines, are officially scheduled for the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games.

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Ohio State to Offer Online Courses for Vets, Horse Owners

Beginning in November, The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine will begin to offer new online continuing education courses available to all veterinarians, technicians, breeders, and owners--nationally.

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AAEP Foundation Disaster Relief Fund Accepting Aid for Horses

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Foundation's Equine Disaster Relief Fund is accepting aid to help horses in Louisiana and Texas. Money donated to the fund will go to credible programs and organizations that ar Read More

Four Equine Piroplasmosis Quarantines Lifted in Florida

Four additional premises in Florida have been released from quarantine as all horses on those premises have tested negative for equine piroplasmosis. There are currently 15 premises still under quarantine. Five of those premises have at Read More

Moyer Named AAEP Vice President

William Moyer, DVM, has been named the 2009 vice president of the American Association of Equine Practitioners. Moyer, of College Station, Texas, will join the Executive Committee next year and will serve as AAEP president in 2011.

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HSUS Takes in Abandoned Horses, Offers Reward

There is a resolution in sight for 11 abandoned horses found near Molalla, Ore., earlier this month. Six of the horses were purchased by families at a public auction Sept. 10. At the request of the Oregon Department of Agriculture, The Humane Read More

Hurricane Recovery: Contacts for Texas Livestock Owners, Rescue Crews

From the Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC):

Animal response to Hurricane Ike continues to be a team effort, as the issues are much larger than the resources of any one agency or association. The TAHC statewide has Read More

Texas Veterinarians Call for Generators, Gas

The Texas Veterinary Medical Association Foundation is asking for assistance buying fuel for generators for veterinary clinics hit by Hurricane Ike. Due to massive power outages that are expected to last through the week, the Texas Veterinary Read More

Hurricane Recovery: Equine Needs Being Assessed, Vets Asked to Check In

The Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) and the Texas State Animal Resource Team (TXSART) continue to address animal issues resulting from Hurricane Ike. An Area Command was established in the TAHC headquarters Thursday, and can be reached at Read More

Unwanted Horse Group Continues to Compile Facility List

The Unwanted Horse Coalition (UHC) is still working on its list of facilities that accept, place, or use horses. Currently, there are more than 200 facilities listed on the UCH Web site.

"This is a continuing process for the coalition," sai Read More

Disposal Directions for Eqvalan Dewormer Revised

The FDA's Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) has alerted veterinarians of revised directions for the disposal of Eqvalan (ivermectin) Liquid for Horses. The CVM has received a small number of reports of precipitate forming in opened or leaky Read More

Find Equine Evacuation Sites in Texas

The Texas Animal Health Commission is advising those evacuating for Hurricane Ike to call 2-1-1 for the latest information on available facilities open for emergency animal sheltering for livestock and pets.

"The 2-1-1 operators assist Read More

Kentucky Horse Rescue Network Session Planned

A networking session for Kentucky equine rescue groups is scheduled for Sept. 27, from 1 to 4 p.m. in Lexington. This is the second such meeting facilitated by the Kentucky Horse Council in an effort to support the needs of horse rescue groups Read More

World Equestrian Games Community Forum Planned

Area residents with questions about the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games will have a chance to find some answers at a community forum Sept. 23.

There will be 900 horses competing in eight disciplines over 16 days at the Kentucky Hors Read More

Florida Equine Rehabilitation Center to Open in January

Doors are set to open in January at Farnsworth Farms' new equine sports medicine and rehabilitation center in Ocala, Fla. Construction is in the final stages at KESMARC Equine Rehabilitation, the horse therapy facility designed and dedicated to Read More