Equine Rescue and Rehabilitation
April 14, 2007
Horses of all breeds in Kentucky who are currently in life-threatening situations will receive the gift of a second chance at the Kentucky Equine Humane Center (KyEHC), which will officially open its doors on April 16.
"This is an... Read More
April 12, 2007
Hartpury College recently announced that leading Equine Research Scientist, David Marlin, BSc, PhD, has been appointed as associate dean (research). Marlin will be responsible for the enhancement of the college's research profile,... Read More
April 10, 2007
Mary Aiken Littauer was arguably the world's leading authority on horses of ancient times. After her death at the age of 93 in 2005, Littauer's family selected the International Museum of the Horse--a Smithsonian Affiliate--at the Kentucky Horse... Read More
April 01, 2007
A recently-discovered throat abscess in Discreet Cat has been cited as the probable reason for the millionaire racehorse's poor showing in the Dubai World Cup yesterday (March 31), according to a
April 01, 2007
Sparsholt College and Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service are enrolling firemen throughout the UK in equine handling and awareness courses, according to a
March 30, 2007
Gov. Ernie Fletcher has authorized $900,000 to design a new stadium at the Kentucky Horse Park.
Fletcher gave Commerce Cabinet Secretary George Ward the go-ahead on Thursday to use money that had been set aside for a statewide campground... Read More
March 28, 2007
The herd on Shackleford Banks is cooperatively managed by the Foundation for Shackleford Horses, Inc., and Cape Lookout National Seashore. This herd is considered one of the most pure. Removed foals are available for adoption.... Read More
March 25, 2007
For the third consecutive year, the Dubai International Horse Fair (DIHF) will serve as a forum for international manufacturers and traders, and regional distributors, retailers, and equestrian enthusiasts. Over 200 companies will bring... Read More
March 24, 2007
Two Missoula, Mont., men are charged in the fatal shooting of a horse in the Ninemile Valley earlier this week.
David A. Moorse, 21, and Jacob C. Scharff, 25, were each charged Thursday with accountability for criminal mischief, a felony... Read More
March 17, 2007
March 10, 2007
A sizzle followed by a billow of foul-smelling smoke floated through the barn as Jeff Lickfeldt pressed a hot shoe to a Thoroughbred's hoof.
"That smells like money," he said laughing as it caused others' nostrils to curl.
For more tha... Read More
February 16, 2007
Only about 12% of horses tested for clenbuterol had measurable levels of the medication in 193 blood samples taken recently, according to a report made by Rick Arthur, DVM, Thursday to the California Horse Racing Board medication committee.... Read More
February 13, 2007
The U.K.'s Horseracing Regulatory Authority (HRA) is investigating the death of steeplechaser Venn Ottery, who was euthanatized after fracturing his pelvis while running at Newbury on Saturday (Feb. 10),
February 08, 2007
Members of the Alberta Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) said they hope several items found in the area where seven wild horses have been killed since December will help lead them to the shooter,
February 07, 2007
Join Sandy Hatfield, stallion manager at Three Chimneys Farm, for Thursday's edition of bloodhorse.com "Talkin' Horses."
Hatfield has overseen an all-star roster of Thoroughbred racehorses and will be the guest live online at
February 05, 2007
Edited press release
The Kentucky Equine Education Project, Kentucky Horse Council, and the Race for Education have announced a joint effort to promote Kentucky's equine scholarships.
While each organization will continue to award... Read More
February 02, 2007
Edited press release
The inventory value of equines in New York was $1.83 billion at the end of 2006, according to the United State Department of Agriculture's National Agriculture Statistics Service.
Steve Ropel, director of th... Read More
January 31, 2007
The University of Kentucky College of Agriculture is set to launch an undergraduate equine education program this fall and officials have tapped a trusted, familiar face with a wealth of experience to take the reins.
Bob Coleman, PhD,... Read More
January 28, 2007
"(Equine Week at the Zoo) has become a big promotional event for the Zoo, and a kick-start to our season opening," says The Zoo in Forest Park education director Alison Summers. The event will celebrate its fourth anniversary April 14-22, 2007,... Read More
January 26, 2007
A zebra was found dead at the Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle with a broken neck.
The zoo says the animal ran into a fence in a holding area yesterday and died on impact.
The 4-year-old female was one of two zebras that arrived in Seattle... Read More
January 18, 2007
The American Horse Council announced that Alex Waldrop, president and chief executive officer of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA), has been elected to the AHC board of trustees.
“It is great to have an AHC trustee with... Read More
January 09, 2007
Southern Start Fury, an 18.1 hand Shire horse featured as a Matchmaking Adoptable Horse in the Dec. 20, 2006, The Horse Health E-Newsletter has found a new home! Fury will be traveling from Frog Pond Farm, a draft horse and pony rescue in Ohio, to a ... Read More
January 05, 2007
A bill to restore the 34-year ban on the commercial sale and slaughter of America's wild, free-roaming horses and burros (H.R. 249) was introduced today (Jan. 5) by U.S. House of Representatives Nick Rahall (D-W.Va.) and Ed Whitfield (R-Ky.).... Read More
December 06, 2006
A horse rescue in Western Maryland involved the same Humane Society disaster team that responds to hurricanes, floods and forest fires.
December 04, 2006
Animal control authorities said Sunday (Dec. 3) they have seized an estimated 74 horses and a 35-acre farm in Sharpsburg, Md., where poor care led to death, illness and malnourishment. Windrinker Farm owner Barbara P. Reinken, 61, denied... Read More
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