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Florida Equine Rehabilitation Center to Open in January

Doors are set to open in January at Farnsworth Farms' new equine sports medicine and rehabilitation center in Ocala, Fla. Construction is in the final stages at KESMARC Equine Rehabilitation, the horse therapy facility designed and dedicated to Read More

Moore Joins AAEP On Call Media Team

Rustin M. Moore, DVM, MS, PhD, Dipl. ACVS, chair and professor in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine, is the newest member of the American Association of Equine Read More

More Storms Coming, Include Animals in Disaster Plans

On the heels of Hurricane Gustav, Tropical Storm Hanna is making its way across the Bahamas and could land anywhere between Florida and the Carolinas later this week. The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) is urging residents who might b Read More

Kentucky Horse Council to Coordinate Disaster Relief

The Kentucky Horse Council (KHC) has offered to provide a central coordination point for those in Kentucky organizing efforts to support horses affected by hurricanes, floods, fire, and other natural disasters. KHC responds to equine crisis Read More

Louisiana State University Seeks Volunteers to Aid Hurricane Recovery

Louisiana State University (LSU) is seeking volunteers to assist with hurricane recovery efforts. Areas of the school have been prepared to serve as triage centers.

These areas are being staffed with university and state representatives who Read More

Veterinary Assistance Requested in Hurricane Path

The State of Louisiana is immediately seeking veterinarians and veterinary technicians who would like to volunteer their time and skills during evacuations and sheltering following Tropical Storm Gustav.

The state anticipates a need for six Read More

Endangered Equine Breeds Coming to Horse Park

The Kentucky Horse Park will host some of the rarest horses on earth during the Festivale of Endangered Equines, Sept. 5-7. The event will feature more than 125 horses and ponies of 15 different breeds and is being hosted by the Equus Survival Read More

U.S. Rider, Vet Unsure of Source of Olympic Drug Positive

Following a routine drug test on August 19 at the 2008 Olympic Games in Hong Kong, Mythilus, a U.S. dressage horse, ridden by Courtney King-Dye, was found to have tested positive for Felbinac. Felbinac is considered a class A prohibited substance b Read More

Paint Horse Reported Stolen in Illinois

Stolen Horse International is asking horse owners to help locate Maximum Reflections, a 12-year-old Paint gelding who was taken from his pasture in Flat Rock, Ill., on Aug. 23.

Keith Caughren, stepfather of Max's 13-year-old owner, Read More

First Paralympic Horses Arrive in Hong Kong

The first horses to travel overseas for the Paralympic Games arrived safely in Hong Kong Aug. 26, slightly more than a week before they will begin dressage competition.

After a 9.5-hour flight from Melbourne, four horses representing Read More

New Unwanted Horse Coalition Director Named

Julia Andersen will serve as the director of the Unwanted Horse Coalition, according to a release distributed by the American Horse Council (AHC).

The Coalition is a broad alliance of equine organizations that have joined together under the AH Read More

Quarantine Lifted at Veterinary Clinic with Hendra

With test results confirming that all remaining horses at a Redlands Veterinary Clinic are free from Hendra virus, Biosecurity officials in the Australian state of Queensland have lifted the stringent quarantine that was imposed seven weeks ago. Read More

No Decision Yet on Second Recovered Hendra Horse

No decision has been made about the fate of a horse near Proserpine, which appears to have recovered after contracting Hendra virus.

Biosecurity Queensland's Chief Veterinary Officer Ron Glanville BSc, BVSc, MVS, said initial tests revealed Read More

Industry Praised for Eradicating Equine Flu in Australia

One year after equine influenza was first reported in New South Wales, Australia, Minister for Primary Industries Ian Macdonald said Aug. 24 that the state's horse industry is back on track.

"Exactly one year ago today our horse industries' Read More

No New Piroplasmosis Cases, Canada Bans Horses from Affected County

The Florida State Veterinarian's Office is continuing to investigate the equine piroplasmosis (EP) case in Manatee County. While Tropical Storm Fay delayed some investigation efforts, Read More

Equine Sensory Training Clinic Returns to KHP

The fourth annual Equine Sensory Training Clinic will be held Oct. 19 and 20, 2008, at the Kentucky Horse Park's indoor arena.

The clinicians include officers from the Lexington Mounted Police, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, and a Read More

Dover Saddlery Opening Store in Georgia

Dover Saddlery Retail will celebrate the grand opening of its new store in Alpharetta, Ga., during the weekend of Oct. 10-12, 2008. Celebrations will begin with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 9 a.m. on Friday, October 10.

The store will carry Read More

FEI Delegation Tours Hong Kong Equine Testing Lab

HRH Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein, president of the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI), took time out of her busy Olympic schedule to visit the Hong Kong Jockey Club's Racing Laboratory Aug. 16.

Terence Wan, PhD, EurChem, CSci, CChem, Read More

Merial Joins World Rabies Day Alliance

For its second year, Merial will partner with international rabies experts to acknowledge World Rabies Day on September 28, 2008. A global effort that raises awareness in support of animal and human rabies prevention, World Rabies Da Read More

World Rabies Day Coordinates Events, Raises Awareness

On Sept. 28, the world is again joining together to raise awareness and understanding about the importance of rabies prevention. Rabies is the oldest and deadliest disease known to mankind.

Led by the Alliance for Rabies Control Read More

Four More Florida Horses Positive for Piroplasmosis

From a Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Division of Animal Industry release:

Testing performed on samples from horses on the index premises in Manatee County, Fla., have indicated that four additional horses Read More

LSU Welcomes New Director of Equine Health Studies Program

Frank Andrews, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVIM, is the new director of the Louisiana State University (LSU) School of Veterinary Medicine's Equine Health Studies Program. He joined the faculty Read More

Arabian Horse Foundation Donates to Research, Rehoming Efforts

The Arabian Horse Foundation will award nearly $20,000 in grant money in order to fund requests for equine research, as well as horse rescue and rehoming.

The Foundation, which is the philanthropic arm of the Arabian Horse Association, is Read More

Equine Piroplasmosis Case in Florida

Florida Agriculture and Consumer Services Commissioner Charles H. Bronson announced Aug. 15 that a horse in Manatee County, Fla., has been diagnosed with Read More

Brentina Declared Sound after Uncharacteristic Olympic Performance

After receiving the lowest score of her career (63.00%), all of Brentina's connections were concerned that--despite giving great performances in training every day leading up to the Games--there might have been something physically wrong with th Read More