Horse Industry News

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Douglas to Discuss Equine Colic During Free Lecture

November 17, 2015

Hope Douglas, VMD, will discuss types of colic, as well as evaluation and treatment both in the field and in a hospital.... Read More

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Colorado Horsecare Foodbank Creates Video on Evacuations

November 17, 2015

The video features tips on training horses for evacuation during natural disasters.... Read More

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Brooke Report: Working Horses are Invisible

November 17, 2015

Working equids are not considered "critical" in livestock policies that ensure owners properly care for their animals.... Read More

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Time to Ride Challenge Reaches 41,000 New Horse Enthusiasts

November 16, 2015

This year's challenge posted 63% growth over 2014 as top hosts took home $100,000 in cash and prizes.... Read More

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Antibiotic Awareness in Horses: What to Know

November 16, 2015

It's "Antibiotic Awareness Week." Find out how antibiotic resistance affects horses and how vets are remedying it.... Read More

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Back Country Horsemen Train Soldiers to Handle Horses

November 16, 2015

The Back Country Horsemen of Washington hosted a three-day clinic on basic horse handling, grooming, and care.... Read More

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Purdue to Host 2016 Horseman's Forum on Feb. 6

November 14, 2015

The event will feature educational sessions, large animal hospital tours, and equine treadmill demonstrations.... Read More

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Lord Stirling Stable Receives Gold Medal Horse Farm Award

November 14, 2015

The award recognizes farms for their dedication to environmental sustainability and management.... Read More

Olympic formats were the focus of the Nov. 12 session at the FEI General Assembly, with FEI President Ingmar De Vos (left) leading discussions with national federations on proposed changes to Olympic competition formats. The three Olympic discipline chairs--Frank Kemperman (dressage), John Madden (jumping), and Giuseppe Della Chiesa (eventing)--detailed the proposals to delegates.

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Olympic Formats Take Center Stage at FEI General Assembly

November 13, 2015

Attendees discussed potential changes to the jumping, dressage, and eventing formats for future Olympic games.... Read More

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USEF Announces New Equine Vaccination Rule

November 12, 2015

All horses must be accompanied by documentation of equine influenza and herpesvirus vaccinations within six months.... Read More

From left to right: Stacie Clark Rogers, TAA operations consultant; Janice Towles, TAA accreditation and grants manager; Jimmy Bell, TAA president; Mike Meuser, TAA vice president and secretary; Lindsey Flora, EEI Board of Directors' vice president; and Ralph Coldiron, EEI interim executive director.

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TAA Named Official Charity of Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event

November 12, 2015

The Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event donated $10,000 to Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA) in support of its work. ... Read More

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2016 Heumphreus Lecture to Feature Dyson, Moon

November 12, 2015

Sue Dyson, MA, Vet MB, PhD, DEO, FRCVS, and Grant Moon, CJF, AWCF, will present on hoof-related topics.... Read More

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Rita Crundwell's Belt Buckles Go to Auction

November 12, 2015

Crundwell was convicted of misappropriating more than $53 million from the city of Dixon, Illinois, in 2012.... Read More

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Researchers Pinpoint Influential Factors for Horse Welfare

November 12, 2015

Learn which factors have the biggest impact on stalled horses' welfare and how owners can improve their environments.... Read More

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Leptospirosis: Protect Your Horse (And Yourself!)

November 11, 2015

Leptospirosis can cause abortion, uveitis (moon blindness), and kidney/liver disease in horses. Now there's a vaccine.... Read More

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Top Tweets from the World Horse Welfare Conference

November 11, 2015

Take-homes on racehorse welfare, obseity, euthanasia, horse keeping and training, and more.... Read More

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Horses Helping Veterans: Yesterday and Today

November 11, 2015

From being stationed on battlefields to serving soldiers returning home, horses have a long history with the military.... Read More

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Prosecutor: Evidence Lacking in Loxahatchee Slaughter Case

November 10, 2015

A prosecutor said evidence is lacking in alleged illegal horse slaughter cases connected to raids at three farms.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Unwanted Barn Guests

November 10, 2015

Of the 1,338 poll respondents, 682 (51%) said they use cats to control rodents in their barn and feed-storage areas. ... Read More

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Grayson-Jockey Club Launches Ocala Initiative, Receives Gift

November 10, 2015

The Ocala Initiative is designed to build support for equine health and welfare research in Florida.... Read More

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Adopting Aging Equids

November 10, 2015

November is "Adopt a Senior Pet" month. Have you adopted or taken in a senior horse? ... Read More

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NYSGC to Screen Racehorses for Heart Issues

November 09, 2015

The commission hopes a smartphone-based ECG device could help reduce risk of sudden death of racehorses.... Read More

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New Synthetic Opioid Found by New York Racing Lab

November 09, 2015

The drug, AH-7921, is one of the novel psychoactive substances that continue to emerge onto the designer drug market. ... Read More

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Researchers Evaluate Head Control Equipment Use in Horses

November 09, 2015

Such equipment appeared most prevalent in sales advertisements for more expensive, higher-level horses, scientists said.... Read More

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Pictured Pair Uninvolved in Florida Slaughter Case

November 09, 2015

Two men thought to have information about the slaughter of a high-ticket show jumper were not involved in the incident.... Read More