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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

Jockeys, Horses Injured in Pileup at Golden Gate Fields

(from Golden Gate Fields report)
Hall of Fame jockey Russell Baze, all-time leading rider by victories, sustained a cracked rib when he went down at Golden Gate Fields a race prior to the California Derby.
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Florida Lifts All Equine Herpesvirus Quarantines

All quarantines in effect for horse farms and clinics due to the recent equine herpesvirus outbreak have been lifted, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Affairs said.

“We released the last facility (Jan. 20),” department Read More

HSUS Urging Airlines to Stop Shipping Horsemeat

The Humane Society of the United States has called on American and Delta airlines to stop shipping horsemeat from slaughterhouses in Texas to Europe and Asia for human consumption. The request comes on the heels of a federal appeals court ruling Read More

Barbaro's Recovery Voted NTRA 'Moment of the Year'

The emotional scene at the New Bolton Center as Barbaro recovered from a serious injury suffered during the Preakness Stakes has been voted the 2006 National Thoroughbred Racing Association “Moment of the Year.”

Barbaro's connections, an Read More

Jacksons, New Bolton to Receive Special Eclipse Award

Roy and Gretchen Jackson and the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine's George D. Widener Hospital for Large Animals at the New Bolton Center have been honored with the 2006 Special Eclipse Award. The Special Eclipse Award, Read More

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KEEP Reports Funding for 167 Equine Programs

Kentucky Equine Education Project (KEEP) announced Jan. 8 that it provided funding to 167 equine programs in 69 counties during 2006 totaling $135,682.

According to KEEP, the local funding program was created as part of its "grassroots Read More

KEEP Names New Executive Director

The Kentucky Equine Education Project has named Patrick Neely as its new executive director.

Neely, a University of Louisville undergrad and graduate of Washington University School of Law in St. Louis, previously served as campaign Read More

Palm Beach Equine Vets Discuss EHV Timeline, Applaud Cooperation

The Palm Beach Equine Clinic (PBEC), a veterinary practice in Wellington, Fla., has been dealing with the recent equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) outbreak. Two positive horses were admitted to the clinic before their condition was known, but Read More

Barbaro Examined by Equine Podiatrist

Barbaro, winner of the Kentucky Derby, was examined Dec. 19 by Scott Morrison, DVM, head of the equine podiatry service at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, Ky., who did some minor work on Barbaro's left hind foot.

"Barbaro is Read More