Educational Opportunities


Drug Problem Exaggerated: Horsemen, Chemist Say

July 03, 2009

The National Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association (HBPA) said July 1 it plans to be more involved as the racing industry considers medication and drug-testing policies, which horsemen believe could be detrimental and... Read More


Horse Incentive Fund Bill Signed by Texas Governor

July 02, 2009

All American Quarter Horses, American Paint Horses, and Appaloosas conceived by mares and stallions living in Texas during 2009 are eligible to be nominated to the new Texas Equine Incentive Fund. House Bill 1881, which was signed by Gov. Rick... Read More


Visiting Scientist Builds Parasitology Bridges

June 24, 2009

For six months, Martin K. Nielsen, DVM, was a visiting scientist at the Gluck Equine Research Center from the University of Copenhagen in Denmark through the Albert and Lorraine Clay Research Fellowship award. Nielsen, an assistant professor in... Read More


Moose on the Loose at Saratoga Race Course

June 15, 2009

Saratoga Race Course employees arrived at work Monday morning to find a cow moose wandering on the sidewalk outside track property, New York Racing Association (NYRA) officials said. After NYRA security worked in support of the Saratoga Springs... Read More


New Equine Fact Sheets Available

June 04, 2009 launched the first in a series of Fact Sheets on Jan. 13 to widespread acclaim. This week we present more Fact Sheets on topics our readers have indicated are important to them based on searched terms, reader views on that topic,... Read More


What About the Budweiser Clydesdales?

May 29, 2009 has had numerous questions about the fate of the Budweiser Clydesdales since it was announced in July of 2008 that Belgian brewer InBev had purchased Anheuser-Busch, creating the world's largest brewer. Another spate of questions... Read More


Marion duPont Scott Barn Name Honors Trainer Fout

April 05, 2009

The late Paul R. Fout, a renowned horse breeder and trainer who passed away in 2005, will be posthumously honored when a new equine barn on the campus of Virginia Tech's Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center is dedicated in his name on Fri.,... Read More


Rags to Riches' Foal Taking After Her Mother

March 17, 2009

Although she is little more than a week old, Rags to Riches' first foal is already displaying the same independent streak her mother was known for.

The Giant's Causeway filly, who was... Read More


Lexington Mounted Police Offer Training Clinic

March 16, 2009

The Lexington, Ky., Mounted Police are offering a sensory training clinic. Two instructors representing the Lexington Police Mounted Unit and one equitation instructor will work with riders in three rotating groups. The clinic will take place... Read More


MSU Vet to Offer Young Horse Training Health Lecture

March 16, 2009

Training the young horse is a step-by-step process, one that takes time, patience, knowledge, and experience. An important aspect of training the young horse is for the trainer to be able to identify the fine line between the proper amount of... Read More


GI Field Test Now Available from Vets

March 04, 2009

The Succeed Equine Fecal Blood Test (FBT) is now available through veterinarians, according to Freedom Health LLC. The company had stopped production of the FBT in early 2008, citing manufacturing problems. The new FBT--a field test to help... Read More


Reining Sire Hits $6 Million in Offspring Earnings

February 24, 2009

Topsail Whiz climbed to the top of the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) all time sire list in last July with total offspring earnings of $5,527,700, surpassing former leader Hollywood Dun It's mark of $5,494,100. Now, Topsail Whiz has... Read More


Drought Increases Florida Wildfire Risk

February 18, 2009

Florida Agriculture and Consumer Services Commissioner Charles H. Bronson recently advised residents that below average rainfall for the last several months has significantly increased the state's wildfire risk.

According to a statement fro... Read More


Readers Tell Us What They Think About Horse Licensing

February 13, 2009

Exactly 1,600 readers of responded to a poll asking, "Are you in favor of horse licensing as identification?"

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Employment and Immigration

February 01, 2009

Keep necessary documentation and use personnel best management practices when hiring immigrant laborers.... Read More


Equine Vet Techs Earn CE Credit at Regioinal Symposium

January 31, 2009

Over the weekend of Jan. 9, Virginia Tech's Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center hosted the American Association of Equine Veterinary Technicians' (AAEVT) mid-Atlantic Regional Symposium.

More than 70 veterinary technicians who... Read More


Hay Situation Emerges After Washington Waters Recede

January 25, 2009

Although the floodwaters that covered much of western Washington earlier this month have receded, they left a lot of damage--and a lot of ruined hay and grain. The horse community is working together to help those in need, and some businesses ar... Read More


New Congress, Same Issues for Equine Industry

January 15, 2009

The 111th Congress has convened and the Democrats have picked up seats in both the House and Senate. The country also has a new President, Barack Obama, who will take office Jan. 20, 2009. Many are wondering what these changes will mean for the... Read More


Floods: Washington Water Begins to Recede

January 09, 2009

Washington residents are starting to recover from this week's flood conditions, which the Associated Press reported as the worst on record.

Horse owner Josie Owens of Carnation, Wash., was Read More


Tips for Avoiding Barn Fires

December 29, 2008

Get some practical tips on how you can reduce the risk fire in your barn.... Read More


15 Washington Horses Die in Barn Fire

December 13, 2008

Fire at a boarding stable in rural Pierce County, Wash., killed 15 horses on Thursday night, Dec. 11, according to an article in A... Read More


Two Horses Injured in Minnesota by Cougar Attacks

November 22, 2008

Cougar attacks are suspected in the serious injury of two horses in near Fergus Falls, Minn., according to an article on Read More


AQHA World Show Entries Up 5%

November 05, 2008

For 16 days in November, Oklahoma City's horse population swells as the top competitors from around the world converge on the city to compete at the American Quarter Horse Association's Bank of America Amateur and FedEx Open World Championship... Read More


Non-Race Breeds Protected Under Kentucky Incentive Fund

October 27, 2008

The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission (KHRC) voted today to recommend revised regulations designed to protect non-race breeds participating in a breeders' incentive fund.
Under the new rules, no one who violates the federal Horse... Read More


Hurricane Recovery Progress Report Features Carcass Disposal Update, Hay Hotline

September 20, 2008

The Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) sent this update on Friday, Sept. 19:

A TAHC assessment team has nearly completed the Galveston Island large animal assessment. Fresh water supplies are being supplied for rescued and stabled... Read More