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Canada's Equine Foundation Gift Helps Support Horse Health Research

April 25, 2009

A $10,000 gift from the Equine Foundation of Canada to support vital horse health research at the University of Saskatchewan's Western College of Veterinary Medicine will double in value and impact through a unique matching gift program at the... Read More

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Vanderwall to Head UPenn Reproduction Center

April 13, 2009

University of Pennsylvania Veterinary Medicine has announced the appointment of Dirk Vanderwall, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACT, to chief of the reproduction section and director of the Hofmann Research Center for Animal Reproduction at New Bolton... Read More

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Injury Rehabilitation Underutilized by Equestrians, Researchers Say

April 12, 2009

It is our hope that through sharing the experiences of injury and recovery, other riders may be able to prevent some accidents from happening. Or, if they do sustain a horse-related injury, they will utilize the rehabilitation services offered... Read More

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Sports Medicine Veterinarians Gather to Learn Advanced Diagnostic Techniques

April 04, 2009

Sport horse veterinarian Kent Allen, DVM, and Virginia Equine Imaging (VEI) hosted a workshop of the International Society of Equine Locomotor Pathology (ISELP) March 27-29. According to Allen... Read More

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Readers Give Insight on Head Protection Choices

April 03, 2009

More than 1,350 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "Some people never wear helmets. What would change their minds?"

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Centered Riding's Sally Swift Dies

April 03, 2009

Centered Riding founder Sarah "Sally" Swift, of Brattleboro, Vt., whose imaginative approach to equitation and rider biomechanics revolutionized the teaching of riding, died April 2. April 20, 2009, would have been her 96th birthday.

As a... Read More

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Hunt Club Animal Bedding

March 29, 2009

Hunt Club, LLC announces it has joined with Grief, Inc. to make corrugated animal bedding in Louisville, Ky.

Hunt Club is healthier, warmer and more comfortable for the horse and is four times more absorbent than traditional shavings or... Read More

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Rescued North Carolina Mare Healthy, But Her Foal Needs Your Help

March 22, 2009

Carolina Equine Rescue and Assistance took in Merimba, a 19-year-old gray mare, in July 2008. Besides being emaciated, slightly foundered, and slightly colicky, the mare was pregnant. Through the help of the rescue workers the mare has been doin... Read More

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Readers Sound Off on Riding Helmet Regulations

March 20, 2009

More than 1,900 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "Do you think riding helmets should be required by law?"

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2009 AHC Horse Industry Directory Available

March 19, 2009

The most comprehensive national directory of breed and sport organizations, equine publications, state resources, and racing and gaming organizations is now available for purchase.

The American Horse Council's 2009 Horse Industry Directory... Read More

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Kentucky Horse Council to Utilize New Grant Cycle

March 19, 2009

The Kentucky Horse Council (KHC) is implementing a new schedule for grant submission. Grant applications from 501(c)3 and 501(c)10 equine organizations will now be accepted from January through July 31. Funding decisions will be made... Read More

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Court Date Changed in Chicago Carriage Horse Case

March 19, 2009

The Chicago court case involving J.C. Cutters Ltd. manager Michele Goudie and their six seized carriage horses has been continued from March 12 to late April.

Cook County State... Read More

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Plan for Ontario Equine Centre Moves Ahead

March 18, 2009

The Ontario Equine Centre (OEC), a not-for-profit public private partnership, is moving ahead with its plan to develop a world-class equine facility and research incubator. The facility will serve all equine breeds and disciplines.... Read More

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Horse Rescue in Maryland to Offer Horse Care Clinics

March 14, 2009

Days End Farm Horse Rescue in Woodbine, Md., will offer Horse Care Clinics I and II on April 18 and 19.

Aimed at first-time and lifelong horse owners, the Horse Care Clinics cover such topics as horse handling and psychology, safety, hoo... Read More

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Former A&M Student Inducted Into AQHA Hall of Fame

March 14, 2009

Texas A&M former student and Aggie veterinarian, Charles Graham, DVM, was recognized March 7 for his contributions to the equine industry with an induction into the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) Hall of Fame. The ceremony was a... Read More

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Readers Say Fit Trumps Fashion in Riding Helmet Design

March 13, 2009

More than 1,200 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "When it comes to riding helmets, what is more important to you?"

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Kentucky Horse Park to Open 31st Season

March 13, 2009

The Kentucky Horse Park's 31st season is set to begin Sunday, March 15, when the park returns to its regular hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily through Oct. 31. The park will feature special events and themed weekends throughout the season.... Read More

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TheHorse.com Rolls Out New User Features

March 13, 2009

Users of TheHorse.com can now customize their profiles to save their favorite articles, manage their e-newsletter subscriptions, change passwords and e-mail addresses, and much more.

To access these new tools, be sure you're signed in, then... Read More

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Undefeated Mare Peppers Pride Moves to Kentucky

March 09, 2009

On a warm and windy overcast morning March 6, trainer Joel Marr stood pensive in the shedrow of his undefeated world record holder Peppers Pride's new home at Nathan Fox's Richland Hills Farm near Midway, Ky. Although in less than 24 hours, he... Read More

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Washington State University Equine Scholarship Named for Top Vet

March 08, 2009

The Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine has established a $25,000 scholarship in equine internal medicine in the name of the vet school's Dean Warwick Bayly, BVSc, MS, PhD. Bayly has often assisted The Horse... Read More

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Wunder Hoof All-Natural Hoof Care

March 08, 2009

Wunder Hoof All-Natural Growth Stimulant and Hoof Conditioner is a quick, easy and affordable way to prevent and treat hoof problems by building thicker walls and maintaining healthy hooves.

The essential oils in Wunder Hoof act as a... Read More

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2007 Agriculture Census Finds More, Smaller Farms

March 06, 2009

In the past five years, the number of farms in the United States has grown 4% and the operators of those farms have become more diverse, according to results of the 2007 Census of Agriculture recently released by the USDA's National Agricultural... Read More

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AHC Hopes to Direct Stimulus Funds to Horse Trails

March 06, 2009

The American Horse Council has asked the National Park Service, U.S. Forest Service, and Bureau of Land Management to use stimulus funding for trails.

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 appropriates more than $1.7 billion fo... Read More

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Oklahoma State to Launch Equine Critical Care Unit Campaign

March 05, 2009

The Oklahoma State University Center for Veterinary Health Sciences has received $1 million from the Gaylord Foundation to launch its Equine Critical Care Unit at the center's Boren Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital.

"The establishment o... Read More

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Take a Virtual Trip to the Equine ER

March 04, 2009

Author Leslie Guttman has spent the last year as the proverbial "fly on the wall," taking in the sights, sounds, and actions at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital. As she prepares for the August 2009 release of her book Equine ER: A Year in th... Read More