February 01, 2009
Keep necessary documentation and use personnel best management practices when hiring immigrant laborers.... Read More
January 29, 2009
A New Hampshire lawmaker scrapped mandatory horse licensing legislation after angry horse owners protested the measure on grounds that it would be financially burdensome.
The bill, HB 427, required owners to obtain licenses for each of thei... Read More
December 01, 2008
The owners of Ireland's smallest equines have big cause for celebration, as that country's Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food last week officially recognized the Miniature Horse and Pony Society of Ireland (MHPSI). As a result, the... Read More
September 10, 2008
August 31, 2008
Many people involved within the horse industry often do not view their small hors... Read More
August 20, 2008
Equine piroplasmosis was eradicated officially from Florida (and, thereby, the United States) in 1988. So it came as a shock to many people in the equine industry to hear that a horse in Florida was confirmed positive for the disease last week.... Read More
August 04, 2008
Last February, the seizure of 45 allegedly malnourished Arabian horses from a South Carolina family made national headlines. As court proceedings against defendants Hazelene, James, and Terry Trexler about to move forward, the effort... Read More
August 01, 2008
Give careful consideration to your candidates to increase the odds of having a satisfactory outcome.... Read More
July 10, 2008
In California, legislation that provides for the judicial enforcement of trusts created by owners for the continued care of their horses has made its way to Governor Schwarzenegger's desk.
July 05, 2008
Hapsirishpub is a Thoroughbred whose good fortune changed the day his first owner died. Passed from owner to owner, he was recently taken in by Shelly Price of Speak Up for Horses, a Kentucky-based equine rescue and rehabilitation organization.... Read More
June 25, 2008
The USDA has amended its import rules to allow noncompetitive entertainment horses to be temporarily brought into the U.S. from countries affected with contagious equine metritis (CEM), a venereal disease of horses. The final rule, titled... Read More
June 14, 2008
Despite considerable opposition from groups who say the program is unworkable or an invasion of privacy, the National Animal Identification System (NAIS) is making inexorable inroads into the lives of horse owners.
Jim Morehead, DVM,... Read More
June 10, 2008
April 09, 2008
During the 2007 calendar year, 128,912 serum samples were tested for equine infectious anemia (EIA) in Kentucky. Private testing accounted for 111,607 samples. These samples were collected and tested to comply with state regulations governing th... Read More
March 27, 2008
Despite rising river waters and extensive flooding throughout Northeast and Central Arkansas, Kay Jordan has not received a single call from horse owners with stranded animals.
"I would have heard from local humane societies if there was a... Read More
March 24, 2008
Nearly 2,000 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, " What do you do when your horse isn't acting normal, but doesn't show specific clinical signs?"