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Churchill Receives Safety Accreditation

At a press conference April 9 at Churchill Downs, the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced that the Louisville racetrack has been fully accredited by the NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance following a comprehensive review of Read More

Dressage Mare Rocher Retires

The crowd-pleasing Westfalen mare Rocher, who might be known best for her flopping ears and hair-raising extended trot, will retire from international competition, according to Gypsy Woods Farm owners Charles (Chuck) and Joann Smith. Read More

AAEP Vets to Answer Horse Owners' Questions Online

Topics in equine health that are timely and relevant to today's horse owner will be featured this year as part of the American Association of Equine Practitioner's "Ask the Vet" online discussion on Read More

Pfizer Donates $50K to NTRA Safety Alliance

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) Safety and Integrity Alliance has received a contribution of $50,000 from Pfizer Animal Health.

"Pfizer Animal Health is proud to support the work of the Read More

National Wild Horse Adoption Day Sets Goal of 1,000 Homes

Wild horse and humane animal advocacy groups from across the nation are joining forces to encourage the American public to consider and act on the adoption of a wild horse or burro. A goal of 1,000 adoptions has been set for the first National Read More

Kentucky Group to Offer Low Cost Gelding Services

In an effort to help horse owners manage herd populations and breed responsibly, the Kentucky Horse Council, in partnership with Morehead State University (MSU), is offering a low cost gelding clinic April 28 and 30, 2009.

The Read More

Sports Medicine Veterinarians Gather to Learn Advanced Diagnostic Techniques

Sport horse veterinarian Kent Allen, DVM, and Virginia Equine Imaging (VEI) hosted a workshop of the International Society of Equine Locomotor Pathology (ISELP) March 27-29. According to Allen Read More

Virginia Tech Hosts Vet School Annual Open House April 4

The Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech's Annual Open House is under way today from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Visitors will have the opportunity to take guided tours of the 225,000-square-foot complex, Read More

Texas A&M Vet School Receives Accreditation

After an extensive review process, the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) has awarded full accreditation to the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVM).

By receiving this recognition, Read More

Michigan Bans Racehorse Steroids

Michigan Horse Racing Commissioner Christine C. White April 1 gave notice to the state's horse racing industry that effective immediately, the presence of anabolic steroids will be prohibited in all horses entered to race at any pari-mutuel trac Read More

MSPCA Seeks Donations and Homes for Equine Program

The Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (MSPCA) Equine Center at Nevins Farm is on pace to receive and care for a record number of horses in 2009. However, the upcoming warmer months of the year are traditionally when Read More

Easyboot Rx

EasyCare has developed the Easyboot Rx, a new rehabilitation boot and padding system.

The Easyboot Rx provides support and relief for horses suffering from chronic lameness, laminitis, injury, surgery, navicular disease, and other lower Read More

UK Prepares for Possible African Horse Sickness Shift

Attendees at the UK's National Equine Forum yesterday heard about the progress made thus far by a working group focused on African horse sickness (AHS).

Rt Hon Jane Kennedy, MP, the Minister for the Horse wrote the speech presented by Arik Read More

Kentucky Stallions Declared Clear of CEM

The last Kentucky stallion known to have been exposed to contagious equine metritis (CEM) has been released from quarantine, State Veterinarian Robert C. Stout, DVM, has announced.

The western Kentucky Quarter Horse completed a testing and Read More

Hunt Club Animal Bedding

Hunt Club, LLC announces it has joined with Grief, Inc. to make corrugated animal bedding in Louisville, Ky.

Hunt Club is healthier, warmer and more comfortable for the horse and is four times more absorbent than traditional shavings or Read More

Kentucky Derby Winner Alysheba Euthanized

Alysheba, a Kentucky Derby winner and Horse of the Year, was euthanized March 27 at Hagyard Equine Medical Institute near Lexington. The 25-year-old pensioned stallion, who resided at the Kentucky Horse Park's Hall of Champions, was buried across Read More

Maintain Trailer Axles for Safe Hauling

Trailer axles have a lot riding on them--take good care of this crucial element of your rig. One of the more debilitating disablements for a horse trailer is axle failure. In addition to putting you and your horse at great danger on Read More

Racing Surface Survey Needs Respondents

A student at The Royal Agricultural College of Cirencester, UK, needs your help: she's looking for industry opinions of traditional and synthetic racing surfaces for a study on international equine and agricultural business management. Read More

WEG 2010 Hospitality Packages Now Available

A wide variety of hospitality packages for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games are now available. Daily passes, 4- and 8-day packages, discipline-specific packages, private suites, and chalets are available. Custom packages can also be create Read More

ReRun to Lease New Jersey Farm, Host Open House

Thoroughbred adoption program ReRun has leased a 40-acre farm in central New Jersey. The farm, called ReRun at Reindancer, will house Thoroughbred ex-racehorses looking for adoptive homes.

ReRun at Reindancer will be holding an Open House o Read More

NARHA Celebrates 40 Years of Therapeutic Riding

Since 1969, the North American Riding for the Handicapped Association (NARHA) has provided equine assisted activity and therapy programs in the United States and Canada through its network of nearly 800 member centers. Each year, dozens of new Read More

New Jersey Animal Waste Management Sessions Planned

Educators from Cooperative Extension, a unit of Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station, will provide training, beginning this month, for equine and other livestock farmers in the development of "Self-Certified Animal Waste Management Read More

Rutgers Young Horse Program Auction April 26

The Young Horse Teaching and Research Program at the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences at Rutgers University will offer 14 draft cross yearlings for purchase at the 10th Annual NAERIC Yearling Horse Auction.

This year's auctio Read More

Don't Overlook Trail Horse Vaccination

Trail riding can be fun and relaxing, but it can also leave horses exposed to disease, especially if they are traveling to a new area or haven't been given the proper vaccinations to help protect them from local disease threats.

"Horses tha Read More

Rolex Equine Hospital Tour Includes Podiatry, MRI Observation

Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital will host special tours April 22-24, for visitors during the Rolex Kentucky Three Day Event. Tour guests will be guided through the state-of-the-art facility and observe surgery, diagnostic imaging, and podiatry Read More