Veterinary Students


How To Become A Farrier

August 01, 2010

Schools and continuing education courses are designed to help farriers get their shoeing businesses launched.... Read More


Spotlight Equine: Community Leadership Development and Land Use

July 18, 2010

When Lori Garkovich, PhD, professor in the Community Leadership Development Department, joined the faculty in the University of Kentucky's College of Agriculture, she said she was astounded by the lack of involvement the university had with ... Read More


Horse Racing Study Looks at Number of 'DNFs' by Surface

June 30, 2010

A study performed by Equibase at the request of the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association (TOBA) indicates the percentage of "career-ending did-not-finish" (CEDNF) incidents was about twice as high on dirt than synthetic surfac... Read More


Vaccinations: Readers Do Most in Spring, Not Summer

June 22, 2010

More than 360 readers of responded to a poll asking, "Does your summer activity level influence your equine influenza vaccination schedule?" ... Read More


NSAID Discussion Eagerly Anticipated

June 13, 2010

A recently published report previewing the National Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association (HBPA) Summer Convention in Minneapolis in late July seemed to indicate that there was little support for proposed changes in the recommended thresho... Read More


UK Equine Initiative Equine Farm and Facilities Expo

May 23, 2010

The University of Kentucky Equine Initiative will host an equine farm and facilities expo June 1 from 3:30 to 8 p.m. EDT at Lexington's Spy Coast Farm on Newtown Pike. "The expo will allow farm owners and managers to see the... Read More


Horses Help Veterans

May 17, 2010

Soldiers who have returned from Iraq and other war-torn areas are finding solace in horses at the Ivey Ranch Park Association in Oceanside, Calif., not far from the Camp Pendleton Marine base. Ivey Ranch for the past year has participated in th... Read More


Animal Sponsorship: A Budget-Friendly Way to Help

May 10, 2010

When it comes to animals in need, you can't find a group of people with bigger hearts than horse people. Most of our horses have been "recycled" from a previous job or owner. And when have you ever been to a barn without at least ... Read More


Pfizer, AVMF Partner on Veterinary Scholarships

May 08, 2010

Pfizer Animal Health has announced the first recipients of a new $2 million scholarship program for US veterinary students. The program will be administered in partnership with the American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF).

The i... Read More


Eskendereya Retired From Racing

May 08, 2010


Zayat Stables' Eskendereya, runaway winner of the Wood Memorial (gr. I) and Fountain of Youth Stakes (gr. II) and overwhelming early favorite for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), has been retired due to... Read More


AQHA, WRCA Create Ranch Rodeo Award

May 06, 2010

The American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) has teamed with the Working Ranch Cowboys Association (WRCA) to recognize top horses at WRCA rodeos across the nation.

To honor the contributions ranch horses have made to the heritage of... Read More


Commentary: Critical Thinking while Reading

April 10, 2010

"Critical thinking" is the process of evaluating the merit and reliability of a stated fact and deciding whether the fact should be accepted or rejected. In other words, don't believe everything you read. Be a critical ... Read More


Pennsylvania Horse Farm Open House to Feature 16 Stables

March 28, 2010

Young foals romping with their moms. A free ride on a gentle pony. A blacksmith forging new footwear for an accomplished dressage horse. The perfect weekend for families comes together April 24 and 25 during the Pennsylvania Equestrian Horse Fa... Read More


Addressing Horse Industry Challenges

March 24, 2010

The 2010 Kentucky International Equine Summit, a biennial event on April 26 and 27, will feature 74 speakers and panelists dealing with a broad range of challenges facing all segments of the horse industry. The event will be held in Lexington, ... Read More

Article Web Site Maintenance Scheduled

March 16, 2010 and will be offline for a period of time Thursday, March 18, for maintenance starting at 9 a.m. Thursday's Welfare and Industry eNewsletter will be mailed out as usual.

E-mail also will be affected for... Read More


University of Maryland Seeks Teaching Horses

March 15, 2010

Do you have a horse that needs a new home? The Equine Studies Program at the University of Maryland is seeking donations of sound and healthy horses to be used in the teaching program on the College Park campus. Horse donations are tax deductib... Read More


Backcountry Camping Clinic offered at QuarterFest 2010

March 05, 2010

Bo Winslow, a clinic instructor with the Certified Horsemanship Association, will be featured at QuarterFest: A Celebration of the American Quarter Horse April 30 - May 2 at the Tennessee Miller Coliseum in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, Winslow will... Read More


Dead Donkeys, Horses Found; Texas Rancher Faces Charges

January 13, 2010

A Texas man remains in jail following his arrest on animal cruelty charges for allegedly maltreating donkeys and horses on his property.

Acting on a complaint on Sunday, Fannin County Sherriff's Office and Habitat for Horses inve... Read More


Ohio State Symposium Will Examine Emerging MRSA Threat

January 02, 2010

On March 20 experts in infectious diseases and on methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in animals will convene a daylong symposium at The Ohio State University to explore the human and animal health threats posed by this emerging ... Read More


Old Friends Retirement Farm Opens New York Facility

November 18, 2009

Old Friends, a racehorse retirement farm located near Georgetown, Ky., has opened its first satellite for retired Thoroughbreds. Cabin Creek, a 40-acre farm just outside Saratoga Springs, N.Y., will begin receiving horses immediately. An... Read More


Disease Defense: National Veterinary Stockpile

October 26, 2009

The introduction of a damaging animal disease like foot-and-mouth could devastate American animal agriculture, harm the economy, and, for zoonotic reasons, threaten the public's health. Having enough resources for a rapid response is crucial.... Read More


Bruce Spingsteen's Daughter Excels as Top Hunt Seat Rider at PA National

October 12, 2009

Yesterday (Oct. 11), 17-year-old Jessica Springsteen was the star at the Pennsylvania National Horse Show as her famous parents--Bruce Springsteen and Patti Scialfa--cheered her on. Jessica bested 237 riders over two rounds of competition, and a... Read More


U.S. Equine Researcher Delivers Keynote Address at EU Vet Conference

October 10, 2009

Paul Lunn, BVMS, MS, PhD, head of the Department of Clinical Sciences at Colorado State University (CSU) College of Veterinary Medicine, was chosen to deliver the Frederick Smith Lecture at the British Equine Veterinary Association Congress held... Read More


Commentator to Retire at Old Friends

October 03, 2009

Tracy and Carol Farmer have chosen Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Farm in Georgetown, Ky., as the permanent home for two-time Whitney Handicap (gr. I) winner Commentator, it was announced Oct. 2.

The 8-year-old gelding is currently... Read More


Patrick Swayze Horse Poster Still Available, Benefits Youth Programs

September 15, 2009

The iconic photograph of Patrick Swayze and his chestnut Egyptian Arabian stallion Tammen graced many a barn's tack room in the 1990s. If you're looking for a new copy, posters of Swayze and Tammen are still available via the Arabian Horse... Read More