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Humane Society Refutes Horse Abandonment Claims

The Humane Society of the United States released a statement on March 16 stating that recent claims that thousands of horses have been abandoned in Kentucky are unfounded, and is calling it a campaign of fear mongering by a foreign-owned horse Read More

Aminorex Positives Linked to Injectable Dewormer

For more than two years, racehorses (principally Standardbreds) have tested positive for the amphetamine, aminorex (for more information see Read More

Equestrian Land Conservation Resource Moves to Kentucky Horse Park

Equestrian Land Conservation Resource (ELCR), the only national organization that advances the conservation of land for horse related activities, has opened its new headquarters in the Kentucky Horse Park. The group says the impending loss of Read More

Veterinarians for Equine Welfare Launch New Web Site

A group of veterinarians has created an organization and Web site called Veterinarians for Equine Welfare (VEW) to express their beliefs concerning horse slaughter and the veterinary industry.

VEW consulted with representatives of the horse Read More

RSPCA: Changes to Jumps, Vet Checks Could Improve Cheltenham Festival

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA, a British animal welfare organization) is urging race organizers, horse owners, trainers and jockeys to make animal welfare their top priority at the Cheltenham Festival after Read More

American Horse Council Industry Directory Available

The American Horse Council's 2007 national directory of breed and sport organizations, equine publications, state resources, and racing and gaming organizations is now available for purchase.

The AHC's Horse Industry Directory is a yearl Read More

Churchill Downs Adds Quarantine Facility

Foreign horsemen who wish to ship their Thoroughbreds to compete in the Kentucky Derby, Kentucky Oaks, and other races at Churchill Downs will benefit from an on-track quarantine and isolation facility now located on the grounds.

When th Read More

CHC Pushing Domestic Violence Animal Protection Legislation

The Connecticut Horse Council has been working on legislation that will assist victims of domestic violence by allowing judges to include animals in restraining and protective orders, as domestic violence victims might be unable to leave th Read More

Wild Horse Protection Bill Passed by House Committee

Legislation to outlaw the commercial sale and slaughter of America's wild horses was passed out of the House Natural Resources Committee yesterday (March 7).

H.R. 249 seeks to restore permanent federal protections for wild horses and burros Read More

Second Hay Caravan Planned for Seized Maryland Horses

Another hay caravan to assist in the care of horses seized from a Sharpsburg, Md., farm in early December is heading to Washington County this weekend for a Sunday (March 11) delivery.

Monkton residents Fran Burns, Maureen Haley and Joanna Read More

Herpesvirus: University of Connecticut Quarantine Lifted

Equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) quarantines in Connecticut have been lifted. The virus affected an equine hospital and the herd at the University of Connecticut (UConn).

On Dec. 24, 2006, a horse at Fairfield Equine Associates in Read More

Leptospirosis: Study Begins in Wake of Increased Cases

The University of Kentucky’s Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center said March 7 it has confirmed 40 cases of equine leptospirosis in the Central Kentucky region from July 2006 until now, and most of the observed cases have resulted in foal loss by Read More

Additional Barbaro Breyer Models to Benefit Laminitis Fund

Breyer Animal Creations announced Friday, March 2, that due to demand, it will produce more portrait models of Barbaro, the Kentucky Derby winner who died earlier this year.

“We have received so many calls, emails and letters from Read More

HRTV to Re-Air John Henry Special

HorseRacing TV will re-air its original presentation of  "John Henry: Standing Tall at 30" tonight (March 2) at 8 p.m. ET.

The re-airing of the one-hour documentary, which originally debuted in 2005, will coincide with the champion Read More

Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation Surpasses $1 Million Mark

For the first time, the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation will distribute more than $1 million for research grants in 2007.

The foundation's board of directors recently approved 13 new projects, including three devoted to the Read More

Thoroughbred Charities of America Announces New Endowment Fund

Thoroughbred Charities of America has announced a gift of $250,000 from a donor who wishes to remain anonymous. The fund will be used to create a permanent endowment for TCA to assure future grant giving.

It will also offer donors an Read More

Elastikon Award to Promote Soundness In Horses

A research project to be conducted by a team led by Chris Kawcak, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVS, at Colorado State University and aimed at avoiding a common type of fracture in athletic horses has been designated the recipient of the first Elastikon Read More

Pfizer Offers Products to Aid in Herpesvirus Prevention

Equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) has been in the news throughout the country recently, with outbreaks of the virus occurring in locations including Florida, Connecticut and California. EHV-1 infection can cause respiratory distress, abortions, Read More

RMTC Submits Anabolic Steroid Model Rule for Approval

During its meeting Feb. 21, the board of directors of the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC) passed a model rule on anabolic steroids that will be forwarded to the Association of Racing Commissioners International (RCI) for approval Read More

N.C. State Hosting Pain Recognition Seminar

North Carolina State University will be hosting a "Pain Recognition and Management in the Horse" seminar this coming Saturday, February 24, 2007 at the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine, 4700 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh, N.C. Read More

Equine Affaire Returns to Ohio in April

Equine Affaire returns to the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus this April with a powerhouse line-up of clinicians and presentations. The event will include with four full days of clinics, demonstrations, and seminars, with no repetition in the Read More

Horse Park Planning Birthday Party for John Henry

John Henry's admirers will be gathering at 1 p.m. March 9 to wish the five-time Eclipse Award winner a happy 32nd birthday at the Kentucky Horse Park near Lexington.

Photo ops, birthday cake, and reminiscing about the cherished racehorse, Read More

Beijing Olympic Organizers Meet with FEI Board

The President and the executive board members of the Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI) commended the efforts and progress made by the Beijing Organizing Committee for the Games of 29th Olympiad (BOCOG) and the Equestrian Committee in Read More

AQHA Releases DVD Tack Purchasing Guide

Choosing the right tack for you and your horse can be a difficult task, even for the most experienced horse owner. Let the American Quarter Horse Association help. The Association brings is now offering "Tack Talk," an educational DVD with Read More

Horse Owners Contributing Prize Money to Hong Kong Olympic Fund

Racehorse owners in Hong Kong will now contribute part of their prize money to support cultural, educational, promotional, and community involvement programs related to the 2008 Olympic equestrian events, with the setting up of the 2008 Read More