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Australia Flu Quarantine Relaxed for Essential Services

 Now that concerns about the spread of equine influenza have eased in New South Wales, Australia, the Department of Primary Industries is urging horse owners with quarantined properties to relax their restrictions for utility crews.

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International League for the Protection of Horses Names New CEO

The International League for the Protection of Horses (ILPH) has appointed Roly Owers as the organization's new chief executive.

Owers has taken over the reins from John Smales, who retired at the end of 2007.

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Aussie Flu Outbreak: Equine Events to Resume in Queensland

Equestrian events are poised to resume in the southeast area of Queensland as concerns about equine influenza ease, Treasurer and Acting Minister for Primary industries and Fisheries Andrew Fraser said in a statement.

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Farrier Convention to Feature Program for Horse Owners

Try to keep your horse from throwing a shoe between Feb. 27 and March 1st, 2008, as many professional farriers from across North America will be temporarily unavailable. Gathering in Lexington, Ky., leading farriers and veterinarians specializin Read More

Equine Welfare Group Issues Slaughter White Paper

The group Veterinarians for Equine Welfare (VEW) recently issued a white paper entitled "Horse Slaughter--Its Ethical Impact and Subsequent Response of the Veterinary Read More

30% of WEG Trade Show Booths Already Booked

Companies and other organizations around the world have taken advantage of the first opportunity to become a vendor at the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games Trade Show. The World Games 2010 Foundation launched its trade show advance Read More

WEG 2010 Selects Official Horse Transport Company

The World Games 2010 Foundation has appointed Peden Bloodstock as the official shipping agent for the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, to be held Sept. 25-Oct. 10, 2010, at the Kentucky Horse Park.

Peden Bloodstock will be engaged i Read More

Humane Society, Veterinarians for Animal Rights Join Forces

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and the Association of Veterinarians for Animal Rights (AVAR) have announced that their respective boards of directors have approved a corporate combination agreement which will form a new veterinary Read More

Olympic Horse Manure Management Going Green in Hong Kong

The Hong Kong Jockey Club recently demonstrated its manure management program, illustrating one way in which the club will observe the "Green Olympics" theme of the 2008 Olympic Games. Stable waste and manure from the Olympic equestrian venues a Read More

Eventing Pony Theodore O'Connor Named Horse of the Year

Eventing champion Theodore O'Connor was awarded the honor of 2007 Farnam/Platform United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) Horse of the Year.

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NCSU Vet School Holding Benefit Stallion Service Auction

The NCSU College of Veterinary Medicine is pleased to announce the 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 Read More

Soring Suspension List Now Posted on FOSH Web Site

Friends of Sound Horses (FOSH) has developed a Web site for reporting all current Horse Protection Act suspensions.

Under the USDA Horse Protection Operating Plan for 2007-2009, signed in mid-2007 by most of the horse industry organizations Read More

Don Burt Receives Lifetime Achievement Award; Karen O'Connor Named Equestrian of the Year

It was a night for celebration and standing ovations during the much-anticipated Pegasus Awards where the equestrian world’s brightest stars gathered to be honored and celebrate achievements from 2007, as well as a lifetime.

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The Horse Trust Issues Special Appeal in U.K. Rescue Case

According to a press release from The Horse Trust in Speen, Buckinghamshire, England, 17 more horses and ponies have been evacuated from an Amersham farm and taken to The Horse Trust. A Read More

ASPCA Awards 57 Equine Grants

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) has released its year-end report of equine grants given to rescue groups and humane organizations across the country during the last year.

In 2007, The ASPCA gave out more Read More

USEF Relief Fund Aids in Wildfire Recovery

Humans weren't the only ones affected by the wildfires that ravaged Southern California last October. Hundreds of horses were displaced, their winter hay supplies went up in flames, and their barns destroyed.

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Racing Association Joins Unwanted Horse Coalition

The Oak Tree Racing Association of Arcadia, Calif., has become the newest member organization to join the Unwanted Horse Coalition.

"Oak Tree Racing is another wonderful addition to our already distinguished list of members," said Tom Read More

Queensland Easing Some Equine Movement Restrictions

Queensland biosecurity officials will now allow some equine movement within equine influenza infection zones, as the state's efforts to eradicate the virus are weighed against the impact of movement bans on the equine industry.

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Texas A&M Vet School Hosting Equine Program for 4-H, Pony Club Youth

The Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and the Department of Animal Science, will host "Aggie Day" Jan. 12 to educate youngsters on equine science and horsemanship through lectures, demonstrations, Read More

Kentucky Horse Park Honored for Contributions to Thoroughbred Racing

The Kentucky Horse Park, an educational theme park, equine competition facility, and home of the great racehorse John Henry for 23 years, has been honored with the 2007 Special Eclipse Award.

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WEG 2010 Partner Selects Provider for Private Property Rentals

Event Home Leasing will serve as the official private property rental provider during the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, to be held in Lexington, Ky. The group was selected by Short's Travel Management, the official housing bureau Read More

Ford Recalling 1.18 Million Heavy Duty Vehicles

Ford Motor Company is conducting a voluntary recall of 1.18 million F-Super Duty trucks, E-Series vans, and Excursions due to a sensor problem that can cause the vehicle's engine to hesitate, stumble, or stall.

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Foal to Receive AQHA Registration No. 5 Million

The American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA), the world's largest equine breed registry and membership organization, has reached the 5 millionth registration milestone. Registration number 5,000,000 is being held for Shelly Nielsen of Alberta, Read More

Louisiana State Vet School Hosting March Open House

The Louisiana State University (LSU) School of Veterinary Medicine will host its 26th Annual Open House on Saturday, March 1, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

This year's theme is Veterinarians in the Read More

Ohio State Hosting Mare and Foal Care Lecture

Horse owners can stave off winter-induced horse withdrawal and get some equine education through The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. The school will be hosting a series of classes to provide timely and practical updates on Read More