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ASPCA Offers Hay Supply Grants

For 501c(3) equine rescue groups and sanctuaries that have been hit hard by rising hay prices, farm foreclosures, and uncooperative weather, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) offers Read More

University of Kentucky Assists in CEM Investigation

A 16-year-old Quarter Horse stallion residing in Kentucky tested positive for the causal agent of contagious equine metritis (CEM), a bacterium Taylorella equigenitalis, on Dec. 10 (Read More

Norwegian Show Jumping Team to Lose Medals

The panel of the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) Tribunal has rendered its final decision in the prohibited substance case involving the horse Camiro ridden by Tony Andre Hanse Read More

New York Laws Designed to Protect Carriage Horses

During the busy--and very often cold--holiday season, carriage horse rides seem to be a staple of tourist activity in New York City. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) would like the public to be aware of some Read More

Qualification System for Youth Olympic Games Approved

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has approved the sports competitions programme for the first Summer Youth Olympic Games (YOG) to be held in Singapore in 2010, as well as the qualification system for each event.

Show jumping, the sole Read More

Five Finalists for Horse of the Year Honors

On Jan. 16, when the 2009 United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) Annual Meeting convenes in Cincinnati, Ohio, the recipient of the 2008 Farnam/Platform USEF Horse of the Year will be announced.

This prestigious title is awarded each yea Read More

More Stallions Positive for CEM; Federal Funds Requested

Two additional stallions bring the total to three positive for contagious equine metritis (CEM) on a single Central Kentucky farm. The stallions added to the list are a 13-year-old Quarter Horse and a 4-year-old registered with the American Read More

Working Cow Horse Competition to Air on NBC Jan. 4

American Quarter Horses will return to nationwide television for the fourth year in another NBC Sports special. The AQHA America's Horse Championships presented by Bank of America is a special, one-hour broadcast of some of the most exciting Read More

RSPCA Tracks Public Opinion of UK Animal Welfare

Eight out of 10 people believe that animal welfare is a key priority for a civilized society, according to new figures produced by the RSPCA--compared to five out of 10 who believed it two years ago.

David Bowles, Head of External Affairs a Read More

Keeneland Reviews 2008 Equine Contributions

Keeneland announced its 2008 contributions at its annual holiday luncheon Dec. 16, reporting for the first time funding for community and charitable organizations as well as the association's reinvestment in equine-related initiatives. Read More

Five Vets Win Trip to AAEP Resort Symposium

Through its Legend Down Under Sweepstakes, Bayer Equine recently awarded five veterinarians the trip of a lifetime and the opportunity to log hours of CE credits at the Bayer-sponsored AAEP Resort Symposium in Gold Coast, Australia. The meeting wil Read More

Maintain Trailer Breakaway Systems for Safe Hauling

Emergency breakaway systems lock trailer brakes automatically if the trailer becomes disconnected from the tow vehicle. Maintaining this equipment is an aspect of trailer maintenance you don't want to overlook, although hopefully you'll never Read More

2008 AAEP Convention Attendance Stats Released

The American Association of Equine Practitioners' 54th Annual Convention united equine practitioners across the globe in San Diego, Calif., Dec. 6-10. As the world's largest meeting for equine veterinarians, the convention provided Read More

Animal Stress Course Finds High Interest

There is considerable interest in finding out how, and particularly why, animals react to stress the way they do. Denmark's Aarhus University reports that applications to a new PhD course, developed by two scientists from the Faculty of Read More

Contagious Equine Metritis Reported in Kentucky Stallion

State and federal agriculture officials are investigating a case of contagious equine metritis (CEM) in a Quarter Horse in Central Kentucky.

The 16-year-old stallion tested Read More

Sport Horse Veterinary Symposium to Run with WEG

Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital and Alltech will sponsor a sport horse symposium for veterinarians to be held in conjunction with the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. The symposium, "Promoting Peak Performance in Equine Athletes," will Read More

Delaware Reports Mixed Test Results on Potential EHV-1 Horses

According to a statement released by the Delaware Department of Agriculture, on Dec. 10, veterinarians collected blood and nasal swab samples from all horses in the Delaware barn Read More

Court Upholds FEI Drug Test Verdict

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) on Dec. 12 upheld an earlier ruling by the Tribunal of the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) in the case of Irish rider Jessica Kürten. Kürten's horse, Castle Forbes Maike, tested positive for Read More

Rescue Horse a Contender for Horse of the Year Title

Jamaica, a 17-year-old combined driving horse who helped owner Chester Weber win a silver medal at the FEI World Championships in The Netherlands, has made a place for himself in history as a rescue horse who has gone on to do great things. Now Read More

Distinguished Educators Honored at AAEP Convention

Two veterinarians who have significantly impacted the development and training of equine practitioners were honored during the American Association of Equine Practitioners' (AAEP) 54th Annual Convention in San Diego, Calif. Timothy R Read More

WEG Equine Piroplasmosis Protocol Released

After years in development, a plan that allows horses positive for equine piroplasmosis to enter the United States in order to compete in the Alltech 2010 World Equestrian Games was recently presented to the Fédération Equestre Internationale Read More

Reduce Horse Show Stress to Maintain Stomach Health

Every competitive horse owner knows that showtime is stressful. However, stress from training to trailering can affect horses, too.

Horses can continue feeling the stress even after stepping off the trailer. Situations such as increased Read More

AAEP Welcomes New International Director Des Leadon

The American Association of Equine Practitioners inducted Des Leadon, MA, MVB, MSc, FRCVS, to the board of directors at its 54th Annual Convention in San Diego, Calif., Dec. 6-10, 2008.

Leadon, who now holds the position of International Read More

Dr. Susan White Honored for Distinguished Service

Susan L. White, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, was recognized as the 2008 recipient of the Distinguished Service Award during the AAEP's 54th Annual Convention in San Diego, Calif. Presented to an individual who has provided exemplary Read More

Sellon Joins AAEP Board of Directors

The American Association of Equine Practitioners installed Debora Sellon, DVM, PhD, as the new board member for District IX during the 54th Annual Convention, Dec. 6-10, in San Diego, Calif. Sellon succeeds Stuart Shoemaker, DVM, Dipl. ACVS. Read More