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New Group Works to Preserve Foundation Morgan Horse

Concerned about the declining numbers of classic Morgan horses, breeders and owners around the country have united to form the Foundation Morgan Horse Society (FMHS).

The 133 members of the society are working to preserve the heritage, type Read More

Oklahoma Governor Reverses Equine Dentistry Law

Oklahoma Gov. Brad Henry today signed a bill that reverses a state law enacted last November that turned lay equine dentists into felons, according to a statement released by the Institute for Justice. Under the reversed law, lay dentists risked Read More

Horse Euthanized After Accident in Belmont Paddock

City On Line, a 4-year-old colt trained H. Allen Jerkens and owned by Rhapsody Farm and Harry L. Landry, was euthanized May 20 after a freak accident in the paddock at Belmont Park.

In the post parade before the fifth race, the colt broke away Read More

ACVIM Forum to Highlight Veterinary, Human Medicine Link

The key to finding a cure for human diseases such as cancer, Lou Gehrig's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, and muscular dystrophy might lie in the paws of man's best friend as veterinarians and biomedical scientists from across the globe Read More

New Edition of Equine Color Genetics Text Released

A new edition of the veterinary textbook Equine Color Genetics, penned by D. Phillip Sponenberg, DVM, PhD, was recently released by Wiley-Blackwell Publishing. An expansion of the previous edition released in 2003, the third edition Read More

Kentucky Horse Park to Host Second Equine Adoption Fair

In response to the plight of abused and neglected horses, the Kentucky Horse Park last year held its inaugural John Henry Memorial Equine Adoption Fair to provide assistance to organizations involved in rescuing them.

"Last year's adoption Read More

Florida Horse Owners Urged to Make Disaster Plans

Hurricane season gets under way in just a few weeks, and Florida Agriculture and Consumer Services Commissioner Charles Bronson is reminding people to get an emergency plan in place now for their animals. Bronson says people should not wait unti Read More

NBC to Televise Rolex Event Prior to Preakness

Just before filly Rachel Alexandra tries to spoil Kentucky Derby longshot winner Mine That Bird's attempt to win the second leg of the Triple Crown, equine enthusiasts will be able to watch Headley Britannia and Australian rider Lucinda Read More

Ulcer Incidence: Scoping Events Provide New Info

There are many triggers for stomach ulcer development, and stress is an important factor. Horses are especially sensitive and may experience stress when exposed to situations you would think of as normal, including: competition, training, travel, lay Read More

USDA Hosts Discussions on Animal Identification System

Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack on May 11 held a roundtable discussion with a variety of industry stakeholders on the National Animal Identification System (NAIS). This was the second in a series of listening sessions the USDA will hold Read More

Colorado Vets Polled on Unwanted Horse, Euthanasia Issues

Although anecdotes suggest the number of unwanted horses is growing, there is very little data that measures the magnitude of the problem or how extensively the various options to address the issue are being implemented.

To get a better Read More

Commission Votes to Uphold Cobra Venom Vet Suspension

The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission voted unanimously May 12 to adopt the recommended report of a hearing officer in the five-year suspension of veterinarian Rodney Stewart, DVM.

That report, issued April 6, involved state racing stewards' Read More

Hagyard to Offer Large Animal Emergency Response Training

Hagyard Equine Medical Institute of Lexington, Ky., strives to train veterinarians, first responders, and individual horse owners in large animal emergency response techniques by offering annual courses.

The group's next large animal Read More

BLM Seeks Bids for New Pasture Facilities

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is soliciting bids for new long-term pasture facilities located in the continental United States.

One solicitation is for pasture facilities to hold 200 to 1,000 wild horses; the other is for facilities Read More

Equitation Science Group to Meet in Sydney

International authorities in horse behavior, training, and welfare will converge in Sydney for the 5th Equitation Science Annual Conference to be held at the University of Sydney's Faculty of Veterinary Science and Centennial Parkland Equestrian Read More

Charity Releases Healthy Horse Guide for Tourists

The Brooke Hospital for Animals, a UK equine welfare charity that operates across 10 countries in Asia, Africa, Central America, and the Middle East, has released guidelines for tourists utilizing the services of working animals while on holiday Read More

Veterinary Relief Campaign Provides Vaccines to Unwanted Horses

Veterinarians and equine rescue and retirement facilities are teaming up to help rehabilitate, revitalize and, ultimately, find new homes for America's unwanted horses through the Unwanted Horse Veterinary Relief Campaign (UHVRC). Although the Read More

Filly Rachel Alexandra to Run in Preakness, Borel to Ride

Stonestreet Stables and partner Harold T. McCormick announced May 8 that Calvin Borel has agreed to ride Kentucky Oaks winner Rachel Alexandra for the current racing season. Also, Stonestreet said it plans to run the filly in the May 16 Preaknes Read More

AHC Working to Preserve Recreational Trails Program

The American Horse Council is working to preserve the Federal Highway Administration's Recreational Trails Program (RTP). If Congress does not take action this year this program could be eliminated, thereby impacting recreational riders.

Th Read More

Guilty Verdicts in U.K. Spindles Farm Cruelty Case

After a 12-week trial, Buckinghamshire horse dealer James Gray and several members of his family were on May 8 found guilty on charges of animal cruelty at Bicester Magistrates Court.

James and his son Jamie Gray were foun Read More

Improving Bone Chip Rehabilitation

Arthroscopic surgery has become a common treatment for horses suffering lameness issues caused by bone chips in the knee. The standard rehabilitation program after that surgery involves a lot of rest. Read More

3-Strikes Mustang Adoptions Ongoing

More than 70 of the allegedly neglected horses and burros found at a Morrill County, Neb., ranch have found new homes through Habitat for Horses, a Texas-based equine protection organization. Placement efforts are continuing for the more than 50 Read More

Australians Attend Kentucky Large-Animal Rescue Training

Large-animal emergency rescue training continues growing in popularity around the globe, according to Mark Cole, managing member for USRider, a roadside assistance plan designed with horse owners in mind. Awareness of the issue was at a far lowe Read More

Loomix Equine Plant is First to be AFIA Certified

The equine production facility of Cattleman's Choice Loomix, LLC in Johnstown, CO has become the first equine health production facility to be certified by the Safe Feed/Safe Food Certification Program administered by the American Feed Industry Read More

Postal Service to Unveil Seabiscuit Stamped Envelope

Walter Mondale, former vice president of the United States and U.S. Ambassador to Japan, and his wife Joan, member of the Citizens' Stamp Advisory Committee, will lead a special first day of sale ceremony at noon May 11, for the new commemorativ Read More