Horse Industry News

Article

KAEP Annual Meeting

February 23, 2004

The Kentucky Association of Equine Practitioners (KAEP) held its annual membership meeting Feb. 18 in Lexington, Ky. The organization was established in 1979 as a constituency of the Kentucky Veterinary Medical Association. It has grown from a... Read More

Article

Friends of Sound Horses Partnering with USDA to be Testing Ground for New Technology

February 20, 2004

Friends of Sound Horses (FOSH) announced that it has volunteered for its 2004 affiliated shows to participate in USDA testing of a new method for the detection of illegal soring agents on gaited horses. The USDA might also randomly attend horse... Read More

Article

Wanted: A Few Good Clippers (of equestrian land use articles)

January 19, 2004

The Equestrian Land Conservation Resource is looking for clippers--people who are concerned about the loss of equestrian land and riding areas and want to do something about it. These clippers clip newspaper and magazine articles, not shaggy... Read More

Article

The American Quarter Horse Foundation Now Has Internet Presence

January 14, 2004

The American Quarter Horse Foundation (AQHF), the heart of the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA), now has a presence on www.aqha.com. Featuring its programs and educational outreach... Read More

Article

Broad Brush Recovery Complete

January 09, 2004

Graham J. Beck's Gainesway Farm in Lexington, Ky., announced a clean bill of health for prominent stallion Broad Brush this week. Radiographs taken last week indicate the 21-year-old former leading sire has healed completely following fusion... Read More

Article

Alabama Police Investigate Horse Deaths

January 09, 2004

Two Alabama horses were shot and killed Tuesday just outside of Andalusia, Ala., according to a Jan. 7 story in the Andalusia Star-News. The horses were valued at more than $20,000.

Andalusia Police Department (APD) criminal... Read More

Article

Equine Vacation: Monumental Escape

January 01, 2004

It can be as simple as that first outing in the fall, with leaves crunching underfoot and cool breezes blowing life into us and our horses. It can be as exciting as a once-in-a-lifetime trip to herd cattle in Wyoming, a vacation in Germany to learn... Read More

Article

Colorado Fires Cause Evacuation

January 01, 2004

Equine evacuation plans were put to the test in Colorado when the Overland Fire in canyons northwest of Boulder grew so quickly that within just a few hours, 3,500 acres were engulfed and indefensible. The fire started early on Oct. 29 near... Read More

Article

Hands On and Happy (Massage)

January 01, 2004

Throughout history, different forms of massage have been used in cultures to relieve pain and tension in soft tissues. We humans know that massage usually feels good and provides relaxation to us, so we assume that the same will be true for our... Read More

Article

Police Horse Diary 12/31/03

December 31, 2003

First Three Months
It’s amazing that time flies so fast. This morning there was a heavy frost and the babies--thinking they are going to be in Canada for the winter--have heavy coats that are frost-tipped. They like this cold... Read More

Article

Seabiscuit Makes $80 Million in First Week of DVD/VHS Sales

December 30, 2003

Riding the crest of the holiday shopping season, Seabiscuit burst out of the gate with more than $80 million in DVD and VHS sales in its first week, making it the year’s best-selling drama released on DVD and VHS. Released Dec. 16, the... Read More

Article

Wayne McIlwraith Named New Barbara Cox Anthony Endowed University Chair

December 30, 2003

Colorado State University recently named Wayne McIlwraith, BVSc, FRCVS, PhD, Dipl. ACVS, Dipl. ECVS, professor of surgery and director of the Orthopaedic Research Center at the university, the Barbara Cox Anthony Endowed University Chair in... Read More

Article

Vet Clinic To Host Animal Rescue Course

December 23, 2003

Hagyard-Davidson McGee veterinary clinic near Lexington will be hosting a three-day animal rescue course Jan. 2-4 at the Kentucky Horse Park.

According to a release, the course will focus on "basic concepts applicable to safe and... Read More

Article

Equine Health Seminars at U.S. Equestrian Meeting Available for Audit

December 11, 2003

The American Association of Equine Practitioners will be sponsoring a series of health seminars at the U.S. Equestrian Meeting and Sports Summit, which will be held Jan. 14–18, 2004, at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles, Calif. ... Read More

Article

Police Horse Diary 12/9/03: Treating Conan's Abscess

December 10, 2003

First, thanks for all the e-mails of support for this Diary and for the boys. Second, I love my vet! She's not just a professional, but she cares about the today, and the tomorrow. If I were eligible, I'd nominate her for the AAEP's My Vet... Read More

Article

American Farrier's Association Announces New Executive Director

December 03, 2003

The American Farrier's Association (AFA) has hired a new executive director, Bryan Quinsey, who comes to the AFA with an extensive background in marketing, economic development, operations, and visioning. Quinsey’s experience and skills are a... Read More

Article

Calif. Fire Photos Help Rescuers

December 02, 2003

During the recent fires in California, horse owner and full-time wildlife photographer Frank Hendriks ventured into the hills to chronicle the fears and victories of the area’s horses and horse owners. Below you will see a collection of his San... Read More

Article

Sabotaged Saddlebred Back At Work

December 01, 2003

Cats Don't Dance, one of two Saddlebreds which survived malicious attacks in late June, is sound and has been started back under saddle, according to his owner, Sally Jackson of Overland Park, Kan. The 6-year-old gelding and four other... Read More

Article

Beaten Arkansas Horse Recovering

November 18, 2003

Puddin, the Arkansas Quarter Horse filly who in August along with her pasture-mate was viciously beaten while restrained in her paddock, underwent surgery Nov. 13 at Oklahoma State University/Stillwater. The surgery was an attempt to relieve... Read More

Article

Maryland Horse Industry Board Issues Grant to Equine Medical Center

November 12, 2003

The Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center in Leesburg, Va., one of three campuses that comprise the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, has been awarded a $5,000 grant from the Maryland Horse Industry Board. Grant fund... Read More

Article

Quarter Horse Youth Membership Reaches All Time High

November 12, 2003

The American Quarter Horse Youth Association's (AQHYA) membership recently broke the 30,000 mark, a first since 1996, with 30,033 members. The Association saw an increase of 737 from this time last year. Since its inception in 1970, AQHYA has... Read More

Article

Quarter Horse Supplemental Registry Proposed; Topics to be Discussed at 2004 Annual Meeting

November 12, 2003

The American Quarter Horse Association's Stud Book and Registration Committee met recently to discuss various matters relating to the breed and AQHA's registration process, namely eligibility of horses with white beyond certain prescribed limits... Read More

Article

The Horse Magazine Welcomes 6,500 New Readers from The Trail Less Traveled

November 10, 2003

The Horse: Your Guide To Equine Health Care, the equine industry's foremost health care magazine, announces that its circulation house file has increased by 6,500 readers with the addition of former subscribers to The Trail Less... Read More

Article

Delaware Testing for Blood-Doping Antibodies

November 06, 2003

The racing commissions that govern Thoroughbred and Standardbred racing in Delaware have been testing for erythropoietin (EPO) antibodies since June 1, and in the future may implement rules to penalize horses that test positive.

In a... Read More

Article

Veterinary Advisory Board Established at Equine Medical Center

November 01, 2003

A Veterinary Advisory Board made up of equine practitioners in Virginia and Maryland has been created for the Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center in Leesburg, Va. Like members of the Equine Medical Center's Council, Veterinary Advisory... Read More