November 24, 2008
Ron Geary thought he'd made it through the worst of it. The owner of tiny Ellis Park in western Kentucky salvaged the racetrack's summer 2008 meet with a bit of showmanship.
Nontraditional events like "Wiener dog" and ostrich racing turned... Read More
October 29, 2008
The Governor's Task Force on Racing in Kentucky is close to preparing and releasing a report pinpointing problems and offering recommendations that ultimately will require a lot of money--something in short supply given an ongoing budget crunch.... Read More
October 18, 2008
Reprized, a full brother to 1989 Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. I) winner and sire Prized, was euthanized Oct. 16 at Bill and Debra's Backlinie's D&B Farm near Morrison, Fla.
"It's a tough loss," said Bill Backlinie. "He was D&B Farm ..... Read More
October 14, 2008
Horses evacuated from fire zones in Ventura County, Calif. are residing in temporary holding facilities at the county fairgrounds while firefighters battle the latest round of wildfires sweeping the region.
According to Capt. John Alford of... Read More
October 10, 2008
The American Veterinary Epidemiology Society recognized Noah Cohen, VMD, MPH, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM, professor of Large Animal Clinical Sciences at Texas A&M University's College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVM), as an... Read More
August 30, 2008
The School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus celebrated 25 years.... Read More
July 28, 2008
Michigan equine enthusiasts, business owners, and local and state decision makers seeking information on horse-related topics will soon have a new online resource. Whether it's downloading information about local horse clubs or boarding... Read More
July 08, 2008
New York state officials will be holding a session with racing industry officials to consider the installation of synthetic surfaces at the state's racetracks.
The July 29 forum in Saratoga Springs will feature commentary by jockeys,... Read More
May 27, 2008
A congressional subcommittee could schedule a hearing as early as June to examine breakdowns, medication use, and breeding practices in Thoroughbreds.
The United States House Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade, and Consumer Protection sent letter... Read More
May 26, 2008
The administration of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine has announced a re-structuring of personnel, effective immediately, which is designed to create a more efficient business operatio... Read More
March 29, 2008
The inaugural Kentucky International Equine Summit 2008 has secured more than 80 of the industry's leading experts for the April 28-29 event in Lexington. One of the three session series is called "Emerging Science of Horse Breeding." Panelists... Read More
January 29, 2008
Farmers will soon have the opportunity to make their voices heard and help shape the future of agriculture for years to come when the 2007 Census of Agriculture arrives in their mailboxes. The surveys have been mailed and must be filled out and... Read More
November 20, 2007
A palomino pony found dead with suspicious wounds on its head died of natural causes, according to a statement from the Todd County Sheriff's Office, the Read More
October 15, 2007
The Equine Science Center will sponsor its annual Equine Science Update on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2007 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the New Jersey Museum of Agriculture on the Cook Campus of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.
The Equine Science... Read More
October 12, 2007
Carbon monoxide poisoning likely killed four people sleeping in a horse trailer at the World Clydesdale Show near Madison, Wis., Dane County Coroner John Stanley said this morning.
The two adults and two children were camping overnight... Read More
October 05, 2007
Ziggy the Zebra is going home to the farm, but it took a lawyer and multiple meetings with a judge to spring him from state custody.
His owner, Christian Gray of Bolingbroke, Ga., reached an agreement Thursday with the Georgia Department of... Read More
September 26, 2007
The American Horse Council (AHC) will welcome Kent Fowler, DVM, veterinarian and chief of the Animal Health Branch at the California Department of Food and Agriculture to its list of top industry speakers at this year's National Issues Fall Foru... Read More
September 24, 2007
The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) is offering a reward of up to $2,500 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the intentional mutilation of a 15-year-old Quarter Horse in Bristol,... Read More
August 31, 2007
August 29, 2007
A free PDF download intended to guide horse owners through the process of planning for emergencies is available in the TheHorse.com's PDF library.... Read More
August 02, 2007
A day of music and entertainment September 15 at the Walworth County FairGrounds in Elkhorn, Wisc., will benefit local and national equine welfare organizations.
Animal Fairy Charities Inc., is presenting the Musical Horse Aid benefit... Read More
July 23, 2007
An 18-year-old Texas man was arrested July 13 and accused of killing a zebra named Zambi in a drive-by shooting.
Zambi was shot dead July 5 as he grazed in a pasture at HiView Farms outside of Waxahachie, about 30 miles from Dallas, said Lt.... Read More
July 14, 2007
Permits in place, Golden Gate Fields plans to begin construction of its new Tapeta Footings racing surface July 23, track general manager Robert Hartman said Friday.
The track has an Oct. 12 move-in date, Hartman added, but officials would like... Read More
July 01, 2007
Leaders in veterinary research and the equine industry should develop policy initiatives that recognize needed changes in the research landscape. Equine medicine remains grossly underfunded. As companion animals, horses receive few government... Read More
May 26, 2007
The interim director of the Plum Island Laboratory has been named to the run the federal animal disease testing center permanently.
Dr. Lawrence Barrett, a veterinarian who has served since October as interim director at the U.S. Department of... Read More
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