Horse Industry News


Photojournalist Barbara Livingston to be Guest on Interactive Chat

September 17, 2007

Join author and award-winning photojournalist Barbara D. Livingston for Thursday's edition of "Talkin' Horses" sponsored by AIRshod. Livingston will be the guest live online at <... Read More


Horse's Death Revives Criticism About Safety

September 16, 2007

A carriage horse's death in New York's Central Park has renewed animal-rights activists' concerns about the animals. 

Several protesters gathered near the park after a startled horse bolted, injured itself and died yesterday... Read More


Impounded Georgia Horses: Defendant Gets 5 Years, Fines

September 11, 2007

Superior Court Senior Judge Ben Miller sentenced Roger Lee Prater of Pike County, Ga., to five years after the defendant pled guilty to 31 counts of animal cruelty. Georgia Departmen... Read More


USEF Safety Task Force Releases Recommendations

September 10, 2007

The task force formed by United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) to review current safety procedures at USEF licensed competitions recently made its recommendations as part of an effort to monitor safety standards in equestrian sport.

Th... Read More


Mountain Lion That Killed Horse Eludes Trappers

September 07, 2007

Wildlife advocates in Nederland, Colo., are opposing a Division of Wildlife plan to trap and kill a mountain lion suspected of killing a Miniature Horse near Nederland.

Jennifer Churchill, spokeswoman for the Division of Wildlife, said... Read More


Montana Customs Agents Patrol U.S.-Canada Border on Mustangs

September 07, 2007

Lean back in the saddle, point heels down, and let the horse pick his own way down the rocky slope. Trust the horse.

There's little other choice. The slope is at least 45 degrees, maybe steeper. It's also about 100 feet long. If a horse... Read More


Remember Horses During National Preparedness Month

September 07, 2007

September is National Preparedness Month. The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) is joining the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, along with other veterinary and equine organizations, to promote the need for equine emergency... Read More


NJ Board of Pharmacy Approves Wedgewood Pharmacy Technician Program

September 07, 2007

The New Jersey Board of Pharmacy has approved a 14-module, eight-hour program for training pharmacy technicians at Wedgewood Pharmacy. The program was developed by the company's Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs Department. Upon completio... Read More


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


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