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Readers Share Dewormer Preference

August 31, 2010

More than 460 readers of responded to a poll asking, "Which of the following dewormers do you use to treat encysted small strongyles?" ... Read More


New York Farm Operator Faces New Charge

August 19, 2010

A New York Morgan horse trainer already facing multiple animal cruelty charges was arraigned this week on yet another charge connected to a horse that was euthanized on her East Aurora farm in November 2009.... Read More


Livestock Death Prompts Call for Emergency Protocol

July 29, 2010

In response to two separate incidents involving livestock in public places, David Wilson, DVM, director of the William R. Pritchard Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital at the University of California, Davis, is calling for a complete review of anima... Read More


UK Graduate Students Nab Top Three Emerging Scientist Awards

July 17, 2010

Three University of Kentucky College of Agriculture graduate students that are researching forage were awarded the top three spots in the Emerging Scientist competition during the American Forage and Grassland Co... Read More


Five Horses Die at the Calgary Stampede

July 16, 2010

Five horses have died in separate incidents at this year's Calgary Stampede in Alberta, Canada. The annual event features rodeo-style competitions and livestock exhibitions. Veterinarians have attributed the deaths to cardiac episodes and f... Read More


USDA Announces Program to Expand Use of Private Land

July 12, 2010

Vilsack announced an effort to encourage land owners to provide public access to land for outdoor activities.... Read More


White House Holding a Public Listening Session on Recreation and Conservation

June 27, 2010

A listening session will be held as part of the America's Great Outdoors Initiative June 28 in Charleston, South Carolina. State Horse Councils and equestrian associations from the region are encouraged to participate.

In April o... Read More


Equine Farm and Facilities Expo Provided Hands-On Experience

June 26, 2010

More than 250 farm owners, managers, and Kentucky residents attended the Equine Farm and Facilities Expo hosted by the University of Kentucky Equine Initiative June 1 at Spy Coast Farm in Lexington. The expo gave attendees the opport... Read More


Police Probe NY Horse Shootings

June 17, 2010

Law enforcement authorities are seeking those responsible for a series of sniper attacks on horses in Ticonderoga, N.Y. The horses' owners discovered the animals wounded in their pastures in May and early June. Each horse ... Read More


Gulf Oil Spill Called No Immediate Threat to Horses

June 15, 2010

The massive oil spill in Gulf of Mexico poses no immediate threat to horses residing in Gulf states, according to one Louisiana official. The massive oil leak began last month when a deep water British Petroleum water oil rig off the... Read More


Model Horses Help Fight Cancer

May 30, 2010

Breyer Animal Creations has released two Pink Ribbon model horses to launch its 2010 Canter against Cancer program. Breyer has melded the horse with the pink ribbon, the universal symbol of breast cancer, into a decorative model horse to symbol... Read More


Ohio Horses' Owner Sought

May 24, 2010

Law enforcement authorities in Warren County, Ohio, are seeking the owner of two horses discovered standing on a roadside in Washington Township last month.

Sheriff's deputies discovered the sorrel riding horse and a brown and wh... Read More


Tire Blowout in Ohio Leaves Two Horses in Surgery

May 23, 2010

In one of a horse owner's worst nightmares, a front tire blowout in a pickup truck has left five family members in the vehicle split up between Lebanon, Ohio, area hospitals and two horses in surgery, according to Read More


French Students Get a Taste of the Bluegrass

May 22, 2010

The University of Kentucky hosted seven international travelers in May. Students from the Master of Equine Science and Business Program, a partnership between UK and the University of Caen Lower Normandy, France, spent several weeks learning ab... Read More


USDA Accepting Applications for Veterinary Loan Repayment Program

May 09, 2010

A federal notice has gone out this morning requesting applications for the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program (VMLRP), which will provide up to $25,000 of student loan debt relief per year for a mini... Read More


May 8 is National Animal Disaster Preparedness Day

May 07, 2010

What would you do with your dog, cat, bird, horse, or livestock if your area was hit with a flood, earthquake or forest fire? National Animal Preparedness Day, May 8, reminds everyone to be prepared.

The Federal Emergency Management ... Read More


AQHA Seeking Volunteers, Sponsors, and Saddles for Youth World Cup

May 04, 2010

For the 2010 Youth World Cup to be a success, the American Quarter Horse Association is seeking volunteers, tack donations and sponsors.

Scheduled for July 3-11, the 2010 Youth World Cup will be held at State Fair Park in Oklahoma City. What b... Read More


Galbreath Award to Llewellyn

May 03, 2010

David Llewellyn, president and founder of Wyvern International Ltd., the exclusive worldwide distributor of Thoroughbred horse racing from Australia, has been named the 20th recipient of the University of Louisville's John W. Galbreath Awar... Read More


Penn State Extension Offers Equine Short Courses

May 02, 2010

Is your farm violating state regulations? How can you safely and effectively dispose of manure? Is beet pulp a good feed choice for your horse? Penn State Cooperative Extension is offering a series of Equine Environmental Stewardship short cour... Read More


Autistic Children Benefit from Interaction with Horses

April 26, 2010

Children with autism between 7 and 12 showed improved cognition, communication, and motivation after participating in specific equine-assisted activities (EAA), according to a recently completed study. The research shows that riding, grooming, and in... Read More


Equine Liver Tumors Similar to Human Tumors

April 15, 2010

A review of 17 cases of horses with primary liver tumors revealed that equine and human tumors are similar and that the classification scheme currently employed in human medicine could be applied to equine tumors.

The primary maligna... Read More


Noted Calif. Vet Van Snow Dies in Plane Crash

April 11, 2010

Vandell Ellis Snow, DVM, a prominent veterinarian and horse farm owner from Santa Ynez in Santa Barbara County, has died in a plane crash near San Diego.
The San Diego County Medical Examiner’s office said th... Read More


Going Green: Readers Share Tips

April 06, 2010

More than 500 readers of responded to a poll asking, "What steps is your barn taking to stay "green" or eco-friendly?"

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Allergy Control through Antioxidants and Digestive Support

April 02, 2010

Phytonutrients are class of natural compounds showing tremendous value in controlling inflammation.... Read More


Pennsylvania Horse Farm Open House to Feature 16 Stables

March 28, 2010

Young foals romping with their moms. A free ride on a gentle pony. A blacksmith forging new footwear for an accomplished dressage horse. The perfect weekend for families comes together April 24 and 25 during the Pennsylvania Equestrian Horse Fa... Read More