Horse Industry News


Expansion of Critical Kentucky Lab About to Begin

July 14, 2005

The long-awaited expansion of the University of Kentucky Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center, made possible through an $8.5-million appropriation from the Kentucky General Assembly this spring, is about to begin and could be completed in about... Read More


Roping Horse Lameness

June 30, 2005

A study from Texas A&M University (TAMU) on roping horses determined, "Horses used for heading were most commonly affected by lameness in the right forelimb. Horses used for heeling had more bilateral hind limb lameness than horses used... Read More


Study: Horse Industry Produces $102B in Spending

June 28, 2005

The horse industry in the United States contributes $39 billion in direct economic impact and generates about $102 billion in total spending, according to a detailed economic impact study released June 28.

The Economic Impact of the... Read More


National Economic Impact Study to be Released

June 24, 2005

The release of what is being called the most comprehensive study ever done on the horse industry in the United States will be released June 28 in Washington, D.C.

The study, called "The Economic Impact of the Horse Industry in the United... Read More


BLM's Web Site Restored

June 24, 2005

The Bureau of Land Management announced June 17 that it has restored public access to its national web site (, which the agency had taken down for several weeks while it resolved issues... Read More


ACVIM Forums Breaks Attendance Record

June 22, 2005

The 23rd annual American College of  Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) Forum shattered attendance records with a total of 3,251 attendees in Baltimore, Md., June 1 – 4.

Baltimore's attendance surpassed the previous record of 3,07... Read More


Giacomo Out for the Year; Will Stand at Adena Springs Upon Retirement

June 17, 2005

Jerry and Ann Moss' homebred Giacomo, upset winner of the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) will be sidelined for the remainder of the year with a bone chip in his left front ankle, suffered in the Belmont Stakes (gr. I). Trainer John Shirreffs said the... Read More


Victoria's Horse Disease Plan Put To The Test

June 08, 2005

Victoria's emergency response plan to a horse disease outbreak was put through its paces June 7 when Racing Minister, John Pandazopoulos, launched Exercise Pegasus.

Pandazopoulos said over the past three years the State... Read More


Congress Passes H-2B Visa Relief

May 11, 2005

Congress has passed and sent to the President the Iraq/Afghanistan Supplemental Appropriations bill.  The President is expected to sign it immediately. The bill includes legislation sponsored by Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) and supported... Read More


Neurologic EHV-1 in New York

May 01, 2005

Three horses have died or were euthanatized following infection with equine herpesvirus type-1 (EHV-1) at a boarding facility in Tioga County, N.Y. The first case was detected in early March, said officials at the New York State Department of... Read More


Sweet Catomine Retired; Will Be Bred to A.P. Indy

April 21, 2005

The 2004 2-year-old filly champion, Sweet Catomine, whose fifth-place finish as the favorite in the April 9 Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) was followed by a controversy over her physical condition, has been retired.

"After the Santa Anita... Read More


U.S. Outreach Needed

April 01, 2005

There is a growing awareness in the equine community of unwanted, neglected, and mistreated horses. At the 2004 American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) meeting, an entire session was devoted to a discussion of the "Unwanted Horse."... Read More


Rutgers Annual NAERIC Yearling Benefit Auction

April 01, 2005

Twelve Belgian/Quarter Horse cross yearlings will be sold on May 1, 2005, at the sixth annual auction of its kind to benefit the Rutgers Cook College Young Horse Teaching and Research Program in New Brunswick, N.J.

The annual selection and... Read More


ReRun Moves to New Jersey

March 09, 2005

ReRun, Inc., the national non-profit Thoroughbred adoption group, has announced its recent incorporation in New Jersey. Originally founded in 1999 in Kentucky by Lori Neagle and Shon Wylie, ReRun has placed over 300 Thoroughbreds in adoptive... Read More


Attending Veterinarian Discusses "Whisper Syndrome"

March 08, 2005

The following statement was posted on the "Whisper Syndrome" message board yesterday ( It was made by Thac... Read More


Kentucky Breed Development Incentives Almost Home

March 08, 2005

A proposal to create breeders' incentive funds and a modification of the tax on yearlings and 2-year-olds was slated for passage March 8 as part Kentucky Gov. Ernie Fletcher's tax modernization and budget package.

The House and Senate... Read More


Equine Star of Seabiscuit Film Passes

March 07, 2005

His registered name was "I Two Step Too," but to thousands of people who fell in love with him, he became known as "Seabiscuit," after the movie in which he starred. I Two Step Too was euthanatized today at the Kentucky Horse Park after battling... Read More


All Horses Need Care

March 01, 2005

All of us believe we're responsible horse owners. We provide adequate care and nutrition, call the veterinarian when our horses don't seem quite right or need an annual examination, and in many cases treat them like members of our own families.... Read More


Saddlebred Exhumation Set for Feb. 2

February 01, 2005

The exhumation of the body of champion Saddlebred Wild Eyed and Wicked from its resting place on Double D Ranch in Woodford County, Kentucky, is set to commence on Feb. 2.

Wicked was one of five horses injected with a necrotizing... Read More


SmartPak Equine Launches SmartPink line to Benefit Breast Cancer Research

January 26, 2005

SmartPak Equine has teamed up with the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) to offer Kensington's line of durable and functional horse products in a striking pink plaid design, dubbed SmartPink, available exclusively through SmartPak.... Read More


Farm and Track Chaplaincies Seek Assistance

January 14, 2005

Touted as the 2005 Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale Prayer Breakfast, the Blue Grass Farms Chaplaincy (a division of the Race Track Chaplaincy of America) held a well-attended meeting at Keeneland the morning of Jan. 13 to give insight... Read More


Basic Horse Anatomy and Physiology

January 01, 2005

Gain an understanding of how the horse is constructed and what this means in the realm of form to function.... Read More


Wisconsin Veterinary Technicians Instrumental in Formation of New Group

December 13, 2004

As both human and veterinary medicine continue to advance, client expectations also increase. Clients have grown used to being able to bring their pets to veterinary specialists. Now, veterinary technicians are also starting to organize... Read More


KEEP Auction Raises More Than $2.2 Million

December 07, 2004

Billed as the "greatest season auction of all time," the Dec. 3 auction of stallion seasons to benefit the Kentucky Equine Education Project (KEEP) raised more than $2.2 million.

Topped by a season to Storm Cat purchased by Frederic... Read More


British Horse Society welcomes new Government Initiative

December 07, 2004

The British Horse Society has welcomed the recent announcement by the Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs (Defra) minister, Alun Michael, that U.K. land grazed by horses can now benefit from the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP)... Read More