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HSUS Opening Oregon Horse Sanctuary and Rescue Facility

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) will open a new 1,120-acre horse sanctuary and rescue facility in Douglas County, Ore. This will be the organization's fourth major animal care facility.

The new Duchess Sanctuary is made Read More

Absorbine UltraShield Draft Size Fly Bonnets

UltraShield Fly Bonnets provide protection against all types of flies, mosquitoes, and gnats, and this draft horse size bonnet has been designed to offer more face protection, a longer top panel, and a secure fit. Made with Rip-Shield tear-resistant Read More

European Union to Require Horse Passports, Microchips

According to a June 9 statement on the European Union (EU) Web site, all equidae will now Read More

Kentucky Large Animal Emergency Response Team Receives Grant

With its first year anniversary approaching this month, Kentucky Large Animal Emergency Response Team (KLAER), a 501(c) non-profit organization, has received a grant for $10,000 from the Kentucky Horse Council to pursue its goal in providing Read More

Wisconsin Town 'Horsing Around' For Therapeutic Riding

In the spirit of Chicago's "Cows on Parade" and Cincinnati's "Big Pig Gig," a herd of masterfully painted ponies will adorn the streets of Lake Geneva, Wisc., this summer as Special Methods in Learning Equine Skills Inc. (SMILES) mounts a public ar Read More

Spanish Educational Lesson Plans Offered by American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame

The American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum's current educational programs have gone bilingual. All existing and future educational lesson plans offered by the museum will now be available in Spanish.

Two Bits for Your Brain was Read More

War Emblem Breeding Mares after Therapy

Champion and Kentucky Derby winner War Emblem is responding well to therapy for a breeding behavior dysfunction, according to experts at the University of Pennsylvania.

"He has had fertile sperm, but for several years has remained selective Read More

Strangles Reported at Florida Standardbred Track

One case of strangles was confirmed June 4 in the stable area at Pompano Park Harness Track in Pompano Beach, Fla. Live harness racing will continue as scheduled at the facility.

Track management, in working with animal health officials fro Read More

CANTER Opening California Chapter

The Communication Alliance to Network Thoroughbred Ex-Racehorses (CANTER), will open a chapter in California in June of 2008. The program will offer owners and trainers of California's Thoroughbred racehorses free Internet sale listings available t Read More

Alltech Announces Western Milling as Official West Coast Feed Partner for WEG

Alltech, the global animal health company, is continuing to maintain momentum as the title sponsor of the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games 2010 with the announcement of Western Millling as the official West Coast feed partner of the Games. Read More

Track Offering $5 Million Purse for Big Brown, Curlin Duel

Suffolk Downs has announced that the purse for this year's Massachusetts Handicap will be $5 million if Big Brown wins the Triple Crown and both he and 2007 Breeders' Cup Classic winner Curlin remain unbeaten in 2008, and go on to start in the Read More

National Trails Day Observed June 7 with Rides, Events

The first Saturday every June is designated National Trails Day (NTD) in the United States. On that day every year more than a million hikers, bikers, equestrians, and others take part in thousands of events nationwide in celebration of America's Read More

Win a Wine Country Riding Vacation with the Farnam Sweepstakes

Imagine spending the day riding through vineyards and down mountain trails, riding the same trails that Seabiscuit and his jockey, Red Pollard, trained on for their comeback to win the Santa Anita Handicap. Experience the taste of world-class Read More

Shetland Ponies Donated to Hong Kong Equestrian Federation

In a gesture of goodwill, the American Shetland Pony Club (ASPC) is sending a gift of two American Shetland ponies to the Hong Kong Equestrian Federation to salute their efforts for hosting the 2008 Equestrian Olympics. The two Shetland riding Read More

Study Highlights Veterinary Contribution to Economy

Veterinary medicine contributes $3.3 billion to the economies of New England, but the region could face shortage of as many as 658 veterinarians by 2014, according to a study by the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University. Read More

Shortage of Human Rabies Vaccine Reported

The United States is currently experiencing a severe shortage of human rabies vaccine, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services.

Pre-exposure vaccinations of veterinary, animal control, game wardens, laboratory and other Read More

Eight Belles to be Interred at Kentucky Derby Museum

Eight Belles, who finished second in the Kentucky Derby but suffered a catastrophic injury moments after the race, will be honored by Churchill Downs Inc. through a series of charitable contributions and initiatives, including the interment of her Read More

Track Safety Project Earns Award

The second annual Elastikon Equine Research Award, funded through a grant made by Johnson & Johnson Consumer Products Company to Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation, has been awarded to Wayne McIlwraith, BVSc, PhD, FRCVS, DSc, DrMedVet Read More

ASPCA Seeks Nominees for Annual Humane Awards

As citizens across the country continue to make their way to the polls for the 2008 Presidential primaries, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) is asking the public to cast one more ballot.

As it does every Read More

Illinois Passes 'Good Samaritan' Measure for Animal Rescuers

The Illinois Senate recently passed HB 5076, sending the bill into the hands of Governor Rod Blagojevich. The legislation contains "Good Samaritan" provisions to protect rescuers, including veterinarians, from being sued if they rescue Read More

Iowa Pony Club Coordinating Equestrian Tornado Relief

Some of the victims of the recent tornadoes in Iowa have lost almost everything they own, including their homes, barns, horses and ponies, and all of their equipment. One of the local Pony Clubs in the affected area has started to collect items Read More

Indiana Horse Owners Warned of Infectious Anemia Risk

Horse owners and veterinarians are being asked to watch their animals closely for any unusual clinical signs, in light of a cluster of recent positive cases of equine infectious anemia (EIA).

According to Tim Bartlett, DVM, director of Read More

Eventing Rule Changes Passed, Effective Immediately

The executive committee of the U.S. Equestrian Federation (USEF) met May 19 and approved several rule changes, to be implemented immediately.

Effective immediately, the first fall of a competitor at obstacles on the cross-country course wil Read More

Strangles in the Spotlight at Scotland Conference

The eyes of the veterinary world are on Scotland's capital city this week as a conference organized by The British Horse Society and the Animal Health Trust brings together the scientists and vets at the forefront of combating equine Read More

West Virginia University to Offer New Equine Degree

West Virginia University at Parkersburg (WVU-P) will offer a new equine-focused degree in conjunction with Meredith Manor International Equestrian Centre.

WVU-P has entered into an agreement with Meredith Manor to offer an associate in Read More