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Horse Workshops to Cover Breeding, Forage Production

The Purdue University Extension and Historic Prophetstown will jointly sponsor workshops throughout the year for those interested in learning more about horse breeding, forage production, and driving. Three horse reproduction clinics will be offered Read More

Results of 2010 Maryland Equine Census Announced

County-level data collected from Maryland's 2010 Equine Census revealed an industry with assets valued at $5.6 billion and expenditures just under $513 million. There are approximately 81,000 equines in Maryland that are housed in over 16,040 Read More

Recession Impacts Many Veterinarians' Income

Veterinarians are feeling the impact of the recession and it's hitting many with salary decreases. Read More

ASPCA Grants More Than $1 Million to Equine Groups in 2010

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) announced on Feb. 4 that it awarded $1,055,400 in the form of 93 grants to support equine rescue groups in 32 states in 2010. More than 32% of the grants awarded to equine groups Read More

Kentucky State Representative Rick Nelson Receives Equine Heritage Award

The Kentucky Horse Council (KHC) recently introduced a new award, which recognizes public officials who make a significant contribution to keeping Kentucky's horse community vibrant and growing. The first recipient of this award--the KHC Equine Read More

Texas Officials Urge Awareness of Global Foot-and-Mouth Disease Threat

The Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) reminds animal producers, marketers, and veterinarians that maintaining a foot-and-mouth disease-free United States requires constant awareness and vigilance. Anyone involved with livestock needs to Read More

KHC Names Rusty Ford 2010 Equine Health Steward

Rusty Ford, Equine Programs Manager for the Kentucky Office of the State Veterinarian, was named the 2010 Equine Health Steward by the Kentucky Horse Council (KHC) at an awards banquet on Jan. 14. Ford has been safeguarding the health of Kentucky's Read More

Veterinary Professor Retires After 34 Years at LSU

Jill Johnson, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVIM, ABVP, a long-time professor of veterinary medicine, retired from Louisiana State University (LSU) on Jan, 2. She joined the faculty on April 1, 1977, and played a role in training every LSU School of Veterinary Read More

California Low Cost Gelding Clinic Scheduled for Feb. 26

National Equine Resource Network (NERN), in partnership with Red Bucket Equine Rescue (RBER), is launching its Gelding Program by hosting a low cost clinic on Feb. 26 at Huntington Central Park Equestrian Center in Huntington Beach, Calif. Read More

USEF Passes New Safety Helmet Rules for Eventing and Dressage

The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) Board of Directors during this year's annual meeting approved new helmet rules for riders in both eventing and dressage--just two weeks after dozens of stakeholders in equestrian sport met with the goal Read More

Two Missouri Horses Test Positive for EIA

The Missouri Department of Agriculture's Division of Animal Health confirmed positive test results for equine infectious anemia (EIA) in two horses earlier this month in northeastern Missouri. Department officials have tested 696 other horses, Read More

Workshop Identifies Equine Respiratory System Research Priorities

On Jan. 24 the (American Association of Equine Practitioners) AAEP Foundation released the findings of its 2010 Equine Respiratory Research Workshop, held July 20-21, 2010, in Salt Lake City, Utah. The report sums up future objectives identified by l Read More

Jade Hunter, Sire of Champion Racehorse Azeri, Euthanized

Jade Hunter, multiple stakes winner and sire of Horse of the Year Azeri, was humanely euthanized Jan. 23 at Hagyard Equine Medical Institute in Lexington, Ky., due to complications from colic. The 27-year-old Thoroughbred stallion had been pensioned Read More

Kentucky Equine Research Launches Equinews.com

Horse owners, managers, trainers, and other industry professionals are always looking for accurate, dependable horse care information, especially if that information is focused on science-based nutrition. Kentucky Equine Research (KER) is proud to Read More

Dinner and Bourbon Tasting to Benefit Thoroughbred Retirement Facility

The historic Seelbach Hilton in Louisville, Ky., has announced that it will host the third annual Old Friends Along the Kentucky Bourbon Trail event: a progressive dinner and Bourbon tasting that will benefit the Old Friends Thoroughbred retirement Read More

Florida Sports Medicine Center to Host Open House

The Sanctuary Equine Sports Therapy & Rehabilitation Center will be hosting a "For The Love of Your Horse" event on Feb.14. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The Sanctuary's facility in Ocala, Fla.
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UHVRC Application Deadline for Spring Vaccines Approaching

The application deadline to receive donated vaccines through the Unwanted Horse Veterinary Relief Campaign (UHVRC) is Feb. 1. Through this program, qualifying equine rescue and retirement facilities are provided with all American Association of Read More

AAEP Good Works Campaign Applauds Vets for Volunteer Service

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) is celebrating the "good works" of veterinarians who are devoting time and expertise beyond the scope of their everyday practice to help horses and the equine community.
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AHC: Horse Industry Should Take Notice of New Congress

The 112th Congress of the United States convened in early January and will face many of the same issues left over from the last Congress. But they might remain on the table as this Congress' emphasis will be on cutting government programs and Read More

University of Saskatchewan Horse Health Center Ready for Expansion

An expanded horse health care facility at the University of Saskatchewan will be called the Ryan/Dube Equine Performance Center in recognition of a couple's longtime support for veterinary research and education. Heather Ryan and her husband, L. Read More

Racehorse Veterinarians Receive AAEP President's Award

Scott E. Palmer, VMD, and Foster Northrop, DVM, were selected as the recipients of the American Association of Equine Practitioners' (AAEP) 2010 President's Award for their leadership in developing guidelines to promote racehorse safety.
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Maryland Horse Industry Board Gets New Leader

Ross Peddicord, a lifelong horseman, is taking the reins as the new executive director of the Maryland Horse Industry Board. The board promotes equestrian industry and the use of horses for recreation through activities such as raising awareness and Read More

Washington State Operation Gelding Clinic a Success

Seven horses were castrated at the Tacoma Equine Hospital's low-cost castration clinic held on Dec. 31, 2010. With funding from the Unwanted Horse Coalition's Operation Gelding, the clinic provided financially strapped owners an opportunity to change Read More

LSU Vet School Aquires New Patient Monitoring System

The Louisiana State University (LSU) School of Veterinary Medicine's Veterinary Teaching Hospital recently acquired a high-tech patient monitoring system to assure that anesthetized patients wake up healthy from surgery or an MRI procedure. Read More

American Saddlebred Museum Set to Open New Exhibit

Lights, Camera, Action! The American Saddlebred Museum at the Kentucky Horse Park, located in Lexington, Ky., is readying its 2011 exhibit which will feature both Saddlebreds and Saddlebred owners that have played important roles in the movies, on Read More