Horse Industry News

Panelists at the FEI Sports Forum session on eventing risk management (L-R): Sam Watson and Diarmuid Byrne, EquiRatings; David O'Connor, chair of the FEI Risk Management Working Group; and Giuseppe Della Chiesa, chair of the FEI Eventing Committee.

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Horse, Human Welfare Focus of Day Two of FEI Sports Forum

April 12, 2017

Panelists presented scientific data on eventing risk management, endurance risk factors, and bone fatigue.... Read More

The average horse produces 9 tons of manure a year. Having a well-designed composting system like this one can help turn waste into a useful, and possibly salable, product.

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Poll Recap: Horse Manure Management Strategies

April 11, 2017

Of the 804 respondents, 344 (43%) said they compost horse manure and use it to amend soil on their property. ... Read More

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Panel Speakers Set for AHC's 2017 National Issues Forum

April 11, 2017

The Research and Youth Panels will take place at the upcoming National Issues Forum, June 11-14 in Washington D.C.... Read More

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Retired Racehorse Project, Palmetto Carriage Works Join UHC

April 11, 2017

The UHC aims to reduce unwanted horse numbers and improve their welfare through education and industry collaboration.... Read More

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Therapy Horses Killed in Suspicious Michigan Barn Fire

April 10, 2017

Authorities are investigating a fire at The Barn for Equine Learning that claimed the lives of 13 therapy horses.... Read More

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BLM to Host Public Tour of Axtell Wild Horse Corrals

April 10, 2017

The tour of the Utah facility will take place April 19, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., local time.... Read More

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LSU Receives Grant to Support Large Animal Shelter Program

April 09, 2017

The ASPCA grant will help enhance disaster planning and response, and expand services in underserved areas, and more.... Read More

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Kansas State Opens New Equine Performance Testing Center

April 08, 2017

The Kansas State University Veterinary Health Center Equine Performance Testing Center's grand opening was March 29.... Read More

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World Equine Airway Symposium Scheduled for July

April 07, 2017

Lecture topics will include performance-limiting upper airway issues, infectious respiratory diseases, EIPH, and more.... Read More

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How to Teach a Horse to Cross Water

April 07, 2017

Dr. Robin Foster offers a step-by-step guide to teach a horse to step into bodies of water without drama.... Read More

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AVA: Events for Horses Without Hendra Protection is Risky

April 07, 2017

The AVA believes events held exclusively for horses unvaccinated against Hendra virus raise health and welfare concerns.... Read More

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FEI Announces Six New Prohibited Substance Cases

April 07, 2017

All cases involve the use of substances banned under the FEI's Equine Anti-Doping and Controlled Medication Regulations.... Read More

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American Horses, Mules Joined Soldiers in WWI

April 07, 2017

Brooke USA hopes to honor the 1 million war horses and mules by helping working equids around the world.... Read More

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Finalists Selected for 2017 Equine Industry Vision Award

April 06, 2017

Finalists are Tootie Bland, Certified Horsemanship Association, Dot Morgan, and Sydney Knott.... Read More

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2017 Equitation Science Conference Taking Place Nov. 22-25

April 06, 2017

The conference will be held at Charles Sturt University in Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia.... Read More

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Equus, Hippidion Shared Common Ancestors

April 06, 2017

The Hippidion genus descended from a common ancestor of modern-day horses, but didn't survive to the present.... Read More

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Appeals Court Upholds Wild Horse Removal Ruling

April 05, 2017

The ruling dismissed a lawsuit asking the BLM to remove horses from some Nevada ranges to protect the ecologic balance.... Read More

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Readers Expect Feed, Hay to be Biggest Expense This Year

April 04, 2017

Of the 832 poll respondents, 285 (34%) say feed and hay will be their most expensive equine-related purchase this year.... Read More

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FEI, EquiRatings Partner on Data, Risk Analysis Initiatives

April 04, 2017

The two organizations will work together on risk management initiatives for eventing and endurance.... Read More

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Colorado Authorities Seek Owner of Abandoned Horse

April 04, 2017

The horse, which appeared to be malnourished and losing hair due to a fungal infection, was found near Florence.... Read More

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BLM Quarantines Axtell Wild Horse Corrals

April 03, 2017

Officials believe some horses have contracted strangles. Testing is underway to confirm the diagnosis.... Read More

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Challis Field Office Offers Wild Horse Viewing

April 03, 2017

The public can view gathered horses at the Challis Wild Horse Corrals, in Idaho, April 5-6, from 3-5 p.m., local time.... Read More

Dr. John Pirri Jr. pledged more than $6.8 million for the immediate and long-term facility needs for UK Ag Equine Programs' undergraduate efforts.

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UK Equine Programs Receives $6.8 Million Gift From Alumnus

April 03, 2017

Dr. John Pirri Jr. pledged more than $6.8 million for UK Ag Equine Programs' facility needs.... Read More

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The Jockey Club Offering $21,000 in Academic Scholarships

April 03, 2017

Applications for the two scholarships must be completed by April 30. ... Read More

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Lawsuit Filed Over Allegedly Mishandled Stored Semen

April 02, 2017

An Arkansas women claims an equine reproduction facility mishandled semen from her now-deceased Missouri Fox Trotter.... Read More