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Guidelines Help Former Racehorses Go from Track to New Careers

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) has developed guidelines to help veterinarians and adoption groups successfully transition retired racehorses to new homes and new careers. "Transitioning the Retired Racehorse: Guidelines for Equine Practitioners, Adoption Organizations and Horse Owners" provides an overview of the common ...

AAEP Develops Veterinary Guidelines for the Care of the Racehorse

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) today released guidelines for veterinarians who treat racehorses. The document, "Clinical Guidelines for Veterinarians Practicing in a Pari-Mutuel Environment," promotes medical practices the AAEP believes place the appropriate emphasis on the health, safety, and welfare of the racehorse.

WEG: Germany's Jung And Great Britain Claim Eventing Gold

It was back to Rolex Outdoor Stadium today for the conclusion of the Eventing World Championships, presented by Reem Acra, where Germany's Michael Jung (33.0) remained dominant and claimed the individual gold medal as Great Britain (139.4) took the team gold medal at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington. Canada jumped to the team silver medal (15...

WEG: Follow Live Scoring

Follow the World Championship competitions of the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG) with start lists, live scoring and results online at www.alltechfeigames.com/results.

University of Wisconsin's Vet Teaching Hospital to Hold Open House

The University of Wisconsin's (UW) Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital will hold its second annual open house on Sunday, April 25, 2010, to introduce the public to the many services available through UW Veterinary Care. The public can peek behind the scenes of the School of Veterinary Medicine's UW Veterinary Care services from 10:00 a.m. un...

Colorado State Vet Teaching Hospital to Host Open House

The Veterinary Teaching Hospital at Colorado State University will host its annual Open House on Friday and Saturday, April 9 and 10, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The last tours will start at 3:15 p.m. The Open House includes lectures, demonstrations, tours through the hospital, and more than 15 display booths filled with animal information. The Open House ...

Equine Research Supported by Grayson and Barbaro Fund

Fifteen new research projects to benefit the horse will be launched this year through funding from the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation. Four other projects begun in 2009 will be funded in their second and concluding year, with a total allocation of $889,697 for the 19 projects.

NC State Vet School Prepares First Responders

Most people can picture the first responders who come to the rescue in the wake of a natural disaster. But who provides emergency help for the dogs, cats and, horses that people love? And who takes care of the cows, poultry, and hogs that form the backbone of animal agriculture? North Carolina State University's College of Veterinary Medicine is helpi...

Ohio State Symposium Will Examine Emerging MRSA Threat

On March 20 experts in infectious diseases and on methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in animals will convene a daylong symposium at The Ohio State University to explore the human and animal health threats posed by this emerging health problem. Health workers are aware that MRSA can be transferred from person to person; they might be less a...

Laminitis Research Group at RVC Receives Grant to Study Exercise Effects

The Royal Veterinary College (RVC) in collaboration with the Laminitis Consortium, the UK's leading laminitis research body, has been awarded a grant of £134,425 (roughly $220,730) by the Laminitis Trust, to investigate the effects of exercise on horses and ponies that are predisposed to pasture-associated laminitis. The WALTHAM–initi...

Virginia Tech Announces 2009-2010 Tuesday Talks Schedule

Virginia Tech's Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center has announced its 2009-2010 Tuesday Talks schedule. This series of free lectures is designed to provide veterinarians, horse owners, and horse professionals with valuable insight and practical advice related to a wide array of equine health care topics. The 2009-10 Tuesday Talks schedule i...

Colorado State Vet Teaching Hospital Unveils New PET/CT Scanner

A ribbon cutting ceremony on Nov. 2 marked the unveiling of a new PET/CT (positron emission tomography/computed tomography) scanner at the Colorado State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital that is the first of its kind in any hospital in the world and the only PET/CT scanner dedicated to serving the needs of veterinary patients. The scanner is specia...

White Horse Award for Service to Steve Hiatt

 The Race Track Chaplaincy of America (RCTA) 7th Annual White Horse Award, which recognizes racing-related heroic acts on behalf of human or horse, has been awarded to Steve Hiatt of San Pablo, Calif. Steve, a horse van operator in Northern California, is an unsung hero who routinely answers distress calls to transport critically ill or injured horse...

Equine Podiatry Symposium Set for January

Join Ric Redden, DVM, for an in-depth teaching session designed to help farriers, veterinarians, and horse owners advance to a higher level of education concerning commonly occurring foot problems. This in-depth symposium will be held Jan. 15-17, 2010, at the Falling Springs Theater in Versailles, Ky.

Texas Equine Podiatry Conference Registration Open

The Texas Equine Veterinary Association (TEVA) and the Podiatry Center at Reata Equine Hospital are hosting the Second Annual Texas Equine Podiatry Conference on Nov. 12-14, 2009, in Fort Worth, Texas. Hot on the heels of last year's very successful Podiatry meeting in Weatherford, Texas, this event promises to deliver even more information and pract...

Retired Racehorse Training Clinic Draws Crowd of 350 From 10 States

"The ticket sales to this event prove that people's fascination with the Thoroughbred horse remains strong," said Steuart Pittman, the Maryland horse trainer who conceived of and conducted the Retired Racehorse Training Symposium at Maryland Therapeutic Riding in Crownsville, Md. "The demand for knowledge about how to train these horses after a racing car...

American Horse Council Reports 'No-Match' Rule Rescinded

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has issued a final rule that will rescind the so called "no-match" rule. DHS originally issued the "no match" rule in August of 2007 in an attempt to crackdown on employers who "knowingly" hired undocumented workers. The rule required an employer that received a "no match" letter from the Social Security Admi...

Drug Testing, Prosecution Focus of Racing Conference

A seminar focused on drug testing and the prosecution of a medication case will be the focus of the Racing Officials Accreditation Program’s second annual Officiating Horse Racing Conference on Dec. 7, 2009, at the University of Arizona Race Track Industry Program’s Symposium on Racing and Gaming at the Westin La Paloma Resort in Tucson, Ariz.

Kentucky Horse Council Facilitates Meeting of Equine Rescues

Equine rescue facilities in Kentucky and throughout the nation are experiencing an overflow of surrendered horses. Increasingly, such facilities struggle with funding and necessary support for ongoing management and care of the horses. In recognition of the efforts of Kentucky's equine rescue facilities, the Kentucky Horse Council (KHC) regularly pro...

Free Lecture at UC Davis on International Disaster Response

The International Animal Welfare Training Institute welcomes you to the first lecture in the 2009-2010 school year series to be held Monday, Sept. 21. Dick Green, EdD, will present "International Response to Disasters: The Animal Component" at 6 p.m. in Room 1020, Gladys Valley Hall, at the University of California, Davis, Veterinary Medical Teaching Hosp...

Michigan State Unveils Large-Animal Open-Bore MRI

Michigan State University's (MSU) College of Veterinary Medicine is now armed with what it says is the first large-animal, open-bore MRI ever at an academic institution, a move that will allow veterinarians to tackle research questions and greatly impact both animal and human health.

Equine ER Book Now Available

Readers can now take a behind-the-scenes tour of one of the leading equine veterinary hospitals with the release of Equine ER: Stories From a Year in the Life of an Equine Veterinary Hospital. Published by Eclipse Press, the book captures the often dramatic, sometimes heartbreaking, but all-inspiring stories author Leslie Guttman witnessed during a...

'Welfare of the Horse' Forum Available on H-SPAN

On June 16 the American Horse Council held "The Welfare of the Horse" forum in Washington, D.C. The Forum, sponsored by Luitpold, was held as part of the AHC's National Issues Forum and featured speakers from segments of the horse community as varied as competition, sport, work, and entertainment. Speakers and panelists discussed the many welfare and safe...

Study: Exercise-Induced Pulmonary Hemorrhage Prevented by Furosemide

Furosemide does more than enhance performance in Thoroughbred racehorses; it also has beneficial effects on the health and welfare of those horses, the American Veterinary Medical Association announced in a statement regarding a study to be published in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association (JAVMA).

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Standardbred Adoption Service Launched for FREE Horses

TheHorse.com and the U.S. Trotting Association have joined forces to create a Standardbred Adoption Service listing for horses offered free to good homes. This is designed after TheHorse.com's successful Thoroughbred Adoption Service.

The Standardbred Adoption Service will provide an Internet-based bulletin board for registered Standardbred raceho...

Belmont Stakes Home Track Receives Accreditation

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced the Thoroughbred racetrack Belmont Park, home of the Belmont Stakes, has been fully accredited by the NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance following a complete review of all racing operations at the facility. The Elmont, N.Y., racetrack is the third racing facility to be so designated by the Alli...

Jockey Club: Thoroughbred Mares Bred Down 7.7%

The Jockey Club released the Report of Mares Bred (RMB) statistics Oct. 16 for 2008 that show a continued decline in North American Thoroughbred breeding activity.

Based on RMBs received through Oct. 10, The Jockey Club reported 2,643 stallions covered 52,410 mares in North America during 2008.

The statistics include the number of mares bred ...

Prevent Fractures in Horses: New Technology Could Help

Researchers are developing a monitoring system similar to those used by earthquake seismologists to detect tiny cracks in bones, a technology that could help prevent fractures in humans and racehorses. The new monitoring system records "acoustic emission data," or sound waves created by the tiny bone fissures. The same sorts of acoustic emission...

Texas Horses Cooler Than Humans In Sweltering Heat At Racetracks

The United States is experiencing a record-setting summer, with temperatures in the Southwest topping the 100-degree mark day after day. The suspects among the causes of this heat streak range from global warming to La Niña, none of which is certain. What is certain, however, is the effect of summer heat on horses.

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