Horse Industry News


Forage Management for Horse Owners to be Discussed at Ohio Event

September 05, 2007

With alfalfa harvest falling short and much of Ohio's pastureland unsuitable for forage due to this season's drought, managing adequate, high-quality feed for horses has become a challenge for many owners.

Gary Wilson, an Ohio State... Read More


Boy Dragged Behind Horse in India

September 04, 2007

The Times of India reported that a 10-year-old boy was hospitalized Sunday (Sept. 2) after being dragge... Read More


Montana to Host Wild Horse and Burro Sale Sept. 8

August 30, 2007

The Bureau of Land Management will hold a wild horse and burro auction in Livingston, Mont., on Sept. 8. About 52 untrained wild horses and burros from Nevada rangelands will be available through an oral bidding process.

The adoption will b... Read More


Colorado State Establishes Chair in Equine Reproduction

August 28, 2007

Colorado State University's College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences announced Aug. 27 the establishment of the Iron Rose Ranch University Chair in Equine Reproduction, funded with a $3 million gift.

The chair will enhance the... Read More


West Virginia Horse Trainer Pleads No Contest to Animal Abuse

August 25, 2007

A veteran horse trainer in Jefferson County, W.Va., has pleaded no contest to one count of animal cruelty.

Dennis Danley, 54, also agreed to give up his horses and stay out of the breeding business for at least five... Read More


Texas Prepares for Effects of Hurricane Dean

August 20, 2007

Officials opened emergency operations centers, moved inmates to prisons deeper inland and passed out sandbags along portions of the Texas coast as Hurricane Dean barreled toward the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico.

Dean was several days... Read More


Equine Vets Participate in Wet Labs at Hambletonian Festival

August 17, 2007

Equine veterinarians from around the country gathered during the first week of August to participate in a wide range of educational seminars during the 2007 Hambletonian Festival of Racing, sponsored, in part, by Pfizer Animal Health. This was... Read More


USEF Initiates Equine Disaster Relief Fund

August 16, 2007

Back-to-back hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005 catapulted equine enthusiasts from around the country into a... Read More


Tropical Storm Erin Threatens Texas

August 15, 2007

Tropical Storm Erin formed Wednesday in the Gulf of Mexico and headed toward Texas, threatening to bring downpours to a state that already has had one of its rainiest summers on record.

Gov. Rick Perry ordered emergency vehicles and... Read More


Horse Collapses Twice from Heat Exhaustion at Saratoga

August 13, 2007

A horse named Testament collapsed twice but appeared to be unharmed after apparently succumbing to heat exhaustion near the winners' circle at Saratoga Race Course following Sunday's first race.

"Sometimes when it's cooler like it has been... Read More


Herd of Horses Removed from Drought-Stricken Pasture; Owner Deployed in Iraq

August 10, 2007

A herd of horses from Lewisburg, Tenn., has been rescued after grass and water dried up in their pasture while their owner is on a military deployment to Iraq. (Editor's note: it has been brought to our attention that the horses' owner was... Read More


Baltimore Stable Used by Horse Cart Vendors Condemned

August 10, 2007

Baltimore authorities Aug. 9 condemned a stable housing street vendors' horses, the The... Read More


Diving Mule Act Concerns Animal Activists

August 09, 2007

Five bucks buys a ticket to Bill Rivers' Saturday night rodeo and the chance to see three mules jump off a 24-foot-high platform into a six-foot-deep pool of water.

Rivers says the crowd goes wild for his "High Diving Aqua Mules" act. But... Read More


Appeals Court Rejects "Sally Hemings" Name for Filly

August 07, 2007

A federal appeals court ruled Aug. 7 that a filly can't be named "Sally Hemings" after Thomas Jefferson's most famous slave and reputed lover.

The 6th Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati, Ohio, ruled that The Jockey Club can legally... Read More


Eight Inducted into Racing Hall of Fame

August 06, 2007

Eight legendary figures from the Thoroughbred industry were inducted into the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame Aug. 6, as University of Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino gave the keynote address at the Fasig-Tipton Sales Pavilion... Read More


Smeak Named Director of Colorado State Vet Teaching Hospital

August 02, 2007

The College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at Colorado State University has named Daniel Dwight Smeak, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, director of the James L. Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital.

Smeak will join the university from The Ohio... Read More


Changing the World

August 01, 2007

How many of us can say, "I have been forever changed by this experience."?

How we see our world varies on where we live and the experiences we have. The Horse magazine brings... Read More


USDA Proposing Fee Change for Veterinary Diagnostic Services

August 01, 2007

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) announced July 20 a proposal to adjust the user fees charged for veterinary diagnostic services. These user fees would be increased incrementally during fiscal... Read More


Final Cavel West Arsonist Sentenced to 51 Months in Prison

August 01, 2007

A federal judge on Wednesday sentenced the final defendant among 10 radical environmentalists who admitted setting fires across the West to 51 months in prison, despite his earlier pleas that the sentence be reduced.

Formal sentencing had... Read More


Oklahoma Authorities Raid Illegal Horse Track

July 30, 2007

Authorities raided a horse racing operation suspected of running illegal races just north of the Oklahoma-Texas border Sunday in the culmination of an undercover investigation.

Constantin Rieger, the executive director of the Oklahoma Horse... Read More


Absorbine Liniment Company W.F. Young Celebrating 115 Years

July 30, 2007

W. F. Young, maker of Absorbine Veterinary Liniment, has announced it is celebrating its 115-year anniversary. Founded in 1892 by Wilbur Fenelon Young and his wife Mary Ida, W. F. Young, Inc. is still a family-owned business, and is developing... Read More


Ashker to Replace Severson at Hong Kong Test Event

July 27, 2007

The United States Equestrian Federation announced a change to the horse-and-rider combinations it will be sending to Hong Kong for the test event at the Sha Tin race course in preparation for the 2008 Olympics. The test event will be held at the... Read More


Federal Drought Assistance Requested for Maryland Farmers

July 26, 2007

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley formally submitted a letter to the United States Department of Agriculture requesting a Secretarial Disaster Designation for all Maryland counties impacted by the severe dry weather and excessive heat during the... Read More


Horse Dead, Three People Injured in Indiana Traffic Accident

July 24, 2007

Two people riding a horse along a road in northeastern Indiana were injured when the animal walked into traffic and was hit by a car. The driver of the car had minor injuries, and the horse died.

Nicholas R. Vilders, 26, and Nilah M. Mohre, 20... Read More


Louisiana Racing Group Hires Medical Director, Plans to Add Vets

July 20, 2007

The Louisiana State Racing Commission has hired Tom David, DVM, as its first equine medical director.

David will supervise new and previously existing state veterinary positions. In addition, he will oversee medical and testing activities a... Read More