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Racetrack Veterinarian Dr. Scott A. Hay to Join AAEP Board

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) will induct racetrack practitioner Scott A. Hay, DVM, of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., to the AAEP board of directors at its 54th Annual Convention Dec. 6-10 in San Diego, Calif.

Hay, who was Read More

Jeffrey T. Berk to Join AAEP Executive Committee

Jeffrey T. Berk, VMD, of Ocala, Fla., will join the Executive Committee of the American Association of Equine Practitioners at the 54th Annual Convention, Dec. 6-10, in San Diego, Calif. Dr. Berk, who will serve as association treasurer, will be Read More

Firocoxib Safety and Efficacy Trial Completed in 429 Horses

In a recently completed 429-horse trial, researchers reinforced the effectiveness and safety profile of Equioxx (firocoxib), the first equine oral, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) to be approved in more than 20 years.

"This Read More

Connecticut Practitioner Harry Werner Becomes AAEP 2009 President

The American Association of Equine Practitioners installed Harry W. Werner, VMD, as the AAEP's 2009 president at its 54th Annual Convention, Dec. 6-10, in San Diego, Calif. Werner officially took office during the President's Luncheon on Dec. 9. Read More

Dr. Carol Clark to Join AAEP Board of Directors

The American Association of Equine Practitioners will induct Carol Clark, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, to the board of directors as director-at-large at the 54th Annual Convention, Dec. 6-10, 2008, in San Diego, Calif.

Clark will be introduced with Read More

Barbaro Fund Supports Reseach Projects

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association announced Dec. 5 that its subsidiary, NTRA Charities, has disbursed $90,801 in support of one new and two continuing equine medical research projects.

The disbursements were made from the NTRA Read More

EHV-1 Found on Delaware Horse Farm

Heather Hirst, DVM, MS, Delaware State Veterinarian, announced Dec. 8 that PCR test results from the University of Kentucky confirm that a Standardbred horse in Kent County has tested positive for equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1), a highly infectiou Read More

Record Sale at National Reining Horse Association Futurity Sale

The gavel fell with a resounding boom at the 2008 National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) / Markel Insurance Futurity Prospect Sale in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on Dec. 6. The $240,000 winning bid is the largest purchase price ever witnessed at an Read More

Fans to Reward American Quarter Horses at Wrangler National Finals Rodeo

The Wrangler National Finals Rodeo began Dec. 4 and American Quarter Horses is an integral part of the excitement. To highlight these four-legged stars, the American Quarter Horse Association teamed with its corporate partner to present the Fort Read More

Dr. Peter C. Bousum to Join AAEP Board of Directors

The American Association of Equine Practitioners will install Peter C. Bousum, VMD, as a member of the board of directors at its 54th Annual AAEP Convention, Dec. 6-10, in San Diego, Calif. Bousum, who will represent District I (North Atlantic), Read More

AAEP Annual Convention Kicks Off in San Diego

The 54th Annual Convention of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP), held in San Diego, Calif., Dec. 6-10, continues its long history of providing unsurpassed professional development for equine veterinarians. More than 3,500 Read More

West Nile Virus DNA Vaccine for Horses Introduced

West Nile-Innovator DNA, a vaccine for horses to aid in the prevention of viremia caused by the potentially deadly West Nile virus, was launched by Fort Dodge Animal Health, a division of Wyeth, Dec. 4. Developed in collaboration with Read More

U.K. Horse Charity Investigates Eventing Risks

The Horse Trust, a U.K. equine welfare organization, has announced that based on recent research the group funded, some cross-country course designers are putting horses at risk for damaging falls by incorporating "potentially dangerous" Read More

Indiana Horse Shot; Reward for Information

The Humane Society of the United States is offering a reward of up to $2,500 for information leading to the identification, arrest, and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the Read More

AHC Partners with Intervet Schering-Plough Animal Health

Intervet Schering-Plough Animal Health has become the newest sponsor of the American Horse Council (AHC), the horse industry's unified voice in Washington, D.C.

"We are looking forward to working with Intervet Schering Plough Read More

World Equestrian Games' Official Image Unveiled

The World Games 2010 Foundation today unveiled the Official Image of the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, created by artist LeRoy Neiman.

The painting features each of the eight equestrian sports that comprise the World Equestrian Read More

Hate Shopping? Sponsor a Barn Buddy Instead

The holiday shopping season is quickly approaching and finding that perfect gift for those who have everything is always a challenge. The Humane Society of Missouri has just the solution--sponsorship of a Barn Buddy.

Barn Buddies are animal Read More

Dobbin Named Horse of the Year by Eventing Association

Dobbin, owned and ridden by Dover Saddlery employee Corinne Ashton, has been named 2008 Horse of the Year by the United States Eventing Association.

Dobbin, a 14-year-old Thoroughbred gelding is owned and ridden by Corinne Ashton who Read More

Equestrian Competition Venues Disappearing; Survey Deadline Extended

The Equestrian Land Conservation Resource has commissioned a survey about the loss of land used for horse-related competitions, which has generated considerable interest and has prompted an extension to the survey deadline to January Read More

World Horse Welfare Describes Efforts in Lesotho

World Horse Welfare's (formerly known as the International League for the Protection of Horses) International Training team recently completed its second year of training activities, and the group is pleased to announce its success in improving Read More

Funny Cide to Retire from Pony Duty, Move to Horse Park

Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner Funny Cide will become the newest resident of the Kentucky Horse Park Dec. 5. He joins another Kentucky Derby winner, Alysheba, who came to the park in October.

Funny Cide earned $3,529,412 and an Eclipse Read More

EHV Hold Order Lifted at Maryland Track

The Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) reported today that all 25 horses in Laurel Park's Barn 1 have tested negative for the neurologic form of equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) on a second round of tests. These tests essentially end the Read More

Equine Guelph Offers Genetics Course

Equine Guelph is offering a new online course in equine genetics. The 12-week course will provide the tools, techniques, and knowledge necessary to develop an understanding of the important role that genetics plays in the equine industry. Read More

Curlin to Parade at Churchill Downs

Curlin, North America's reigning Horse of the Year and the continent's richest racehorse of all time with earnings of $10,501,800, will be paraded at Churchill Downs Nov. 29.

The 4-year-old Smart Strike colt has won seven grade I events, Read More

Efforts to Reduce Shortage of Large Animal Vets in Progress

The United States is facing a shortage of large-animal veterinarians that could jeopardize the nation's food supply, and result in diseases spreading from animals to humans, according to a veterinary scientist in Penn State's College of Read More