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Supplements: Readers Dish for Their Foals

December 07, 2010 readers responded to a poll asking, "At what age do you start feeding your foal(s) supplements?" ... Read More


Trail Riding Group Changes Hoof Protection Rule

November 22, 2010

Beginning in 2011 the NATRC will allow in competition all hoof boots designed for sole protection.... Read More


Study: Arena Footing Can Increase Risk of Injury

November 13, 2010

Every owner wants to provide the safest conditions for his or her equine athlete.... Read More


HRH Princess Haya Elected to Second Term as FEI President

November 05, 2010

HRH Princess Haya Al Hussein (JOR) was re-elected Nov. 5 in a landslide victory as Federation Equestre Internationale president at the Federation's General Assembly. Princess Haya was seeking a second and final four-year term as president.... Read More


New York Animal Abuser Registry: Database Designer Offers Boost

October 22, 2010

The operator of an online database that tracks animal abuse cases nationwide is offering to help animal welfare authorities in New York develop the nation's first registry for convicted animal abusers. Earlier this month, lawmake... Read More


AQHA Creates Task Force to Examine Drop in Horse Show Numbers

October 21, 2010

It should come as no surprise that horse show numbers are down. The question is: What can be done to increase participation and to accommodate all ability levels? Earlier this year, the American Quarter Horse Association Executive Co... Read More


Canadian Protests Target Horse Processing

October 05, 2010

More than 100 anti-slaughter protestors targeted horse processing plants, restaurants, and specialty butcher shops in 10 Canadian cities yesterday to promote support of C-544, legislation that would amend the Canadian Health of Animals Act to f... Read More


Equine Research Featured in UK's Odyssey Magazine

September 25, 2010

The fall 2010 issue of the University of Kentucky's Odyssey magazine features three articles on equine research in the Department of Veterinary Science. Odyssey is published by the Office of the Vice President for Resear... Read More


Kentucky Equine Networking Association Hosts Inaugural Meeting

September 23, 2010

The Kentucky Horse Council and the University of Kentucky Equine Initiative recently announced the formation of the Kentucky Equine Networking Association (KENA) and held its inaugural meeting to a capacity crowd on Sept. 16 at Spindletop Hall ... Read More


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