Recent News for Welfare and Industry

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Saddle Fit Conference to Take Place in December 2018

November 28, 2017

The program will focus on the latest research, from equine pain recognition to rider posture and equine biomechanics.... Read More

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Horses Saved From Vermont Barn Blaze

November 28, 2017

The property owner, neighbors, and fire crews removed all 40 horses from inside the burning structure safely.... Read More

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BLM Beginning Second Year of Conger Horse Gather, Study

November 28, 2017

The gather is part of a two-year study in which researchers are evaluating wild horse behavior and ecology.... Read More

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Corolla Wild Horse Fund Executive Officer Resigns

November 28, 2017

The fund manages a herd of approximately 120 horses that roam the northernmost Currituck Outer Banks of North Carolina.... Read More

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Butler County, Pennsylvania, Horse Tests Positive for EHV

November 27, 2017

A dressage barn and a small private facility are under quarantine as the affected horse recovers.... Read More

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EIA Confirmed in Havelock, Quebec, Horse

November 27, 2017

The affected horse was tested prior to being moved to a new premises, officials said. The animal is now quarantined.... Read More

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Senate Calls for 'Politically Viable' Wild Horse Solutions

November 27, 2017

The Senate's proposed 2018 budget bill calls for the DOI to explore "politically viable" wild horse management options.... Read More

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Louisiana Man Charged in Horse Thefts

November 27, 2017

Authorities credited the stolen horses' identifying tattoos with their ability to trace the animals.... Read More

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Researchers: Sensors Can Help Improve Rider Aids

November 27, 2017

Understanding the biomechanics of cues from a rider's legs, seat, and hands could improve horse welfare, scientists say.... Read More

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AAEP Foundation Establishes Equine Research Endowment

November 26, 2017

The endowment is funded in part by a donation from the late Dr. Michelle LeBlanc's estate.... Read More

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Virginia Owners, AAEP Foundation Create Scholarship

November 25, 2017

Renee and John Grisham and the AAEP Foundation awarded $5,000 scholarships to five equine veterinary students. ... Read More

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UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Jamie Norris

November 25, 2017

Norris is studying apicomplexan parasites, specifically Sarcocystis neurona, EPM's primary causative agent.... Read More

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Dr. Harry Werner Named AAEP Distinguished Life Member

November 24, 2017

The award honors an AAEP member who has made outstanding contributions to the association throughout their career.... Read More

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Ryerss Farm for Aged Equines Awarded AAEP 2017 Lavin Cup

November 24, 2017

The Lavin Cup honors a nonveterinary organization or individual that works to improve equine welfare. ... Read More

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Peter Timoney Named AAEP Distinguished Educator

November 24, 2017

Dr. Peter Timoney received the honor for his contributions to the body of knowledge on equine infectious diseases. ... Read More

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Concussion or Injury? There's an App for That

November 24, 2017

The Saddle Up Safely app includes a return-to-riding protocol, an injury and concussion assessment tool, and more.... Read More

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New Website Features UK's Historic Parasitology Horse Herds

November 24, 2017

The website features the history of two parasitology research herds that scientists have managed at UK since the 1970s.... Read More

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Grice, Brown Receive 2017 AAEP President's Award

November 23, 2017

Reynolds Cowles, DVM, 2017 AAEP president, selected Amy Grice, VMD, MBA, and Stuart Brown, DVM, to receive the award.... Read More

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Collins Receives AAEP 'Beyond the Call' Award

November 23, 2017

Dr. Nancy Collins received the award for her commitment to improving equine welfare and the lives of others.... Read More

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Inaugural Teri Lear Memorial Lecture Focused on Cytogenetics

November 23, 2017

Terje Raudsepp, PhD, presented in honor of UK equine genetics researcher Teri Lear, PhD, who passed away in 2016.... Read More

Forage and water sources are scarce after Nevada's Fox and Lake Range Herd Management Area was burned by wildfire.

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BLM Concludes Emergency Nevada Wild Horse Gather

November 23, 2017

Forage and water sources were scarce after the Fox and Lake Range Herd Management Area was burned by wildfire.... Read More

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Common OTTB Behavior Traits

November 23, 2017

I'm considering purchasing an ex-racehorse. Are there any common behavior problems in OTTBs that I should be aware of? ... Read More

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Winter is Coming: Are Your Horses and Farm Ready?

November 23, 2017

Three equine professionals offer tips for preparing your animals, facilities, and yourself for the deep freeze ahead.... Read More

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UK Extension Agents to Host 11th Pastures Please!! Workshop

November 22, 2017

The event will take place Jan. 22, 2018, at the Scott County Extension Office, in Georgetown, Kentucky.... Read More

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Three Join AAEP Board of Directors

November 22, 2017

Duane Chappell, DVM; Foster Northrop, DVM; and Deborah Spike-Pierce, DVM, MBA, will serve three-year terms.... Read More