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The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) has announced that Emily Weiss, PhD, Cert. AAB, has been named vice-president of its newly-formed equine welfare department. Focusing on ensuring equids nationwide have good welfare, the ASPCA will work collaboratively with stakeholders in both the rescue community and equine...

The American Horse Council (AHC), in conjunction with the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP), USDA, and state animal health officials, is pleased to announce that the National Equine Health Plan (NEHP) is now available at equinediseasecc.org/national-equine-health-plan. “The horse industry is unique because horses are transported...

Conference attendees can take new information they learn and apply it to the pastures and paddocks they already manage Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt/The Horse A special equine-focused workshop will be held at the American Forage and Grassland Council’s (AFGC) annual conference Jan. 15, 2018, in Louisville, Kentucky. “The equine workshop will focus on...

Dr. John F. Timoney was recognized for his life-long contributions to equine streptococcal disease research at a Havemeyer Foundation Workshop. Photo: Jenny Evans John F. Timoney, MVB, DSc, PhD, professor emeritus at the University of Kentucky (UK) Gluck Equine Research Center, was recognized for his life-long contributions to equine streptococcal...

The Kentucky Horse Council (KHC) has announced the addition of several new members to its board of directors. The director elections include: Anna Hichborn Dunlap, DVM, owner of Creek Hollow Veterinary Services, in Georgetown, Kentucky; Aubri Hostetter, sales representative for Louisville, Kentucky-based Excel Equine Feeds; Travers Manley, an...

Rapid recognition of the need for surgery or critical care by veterinarians is a major reason for improved survival rates. With a rapid assessment and decision for specialty care, survival of 80%-90% can now be expected. Photo: iStock There is a prophecy about equine colic: As long as there are horses, they will have colic. Based on reports in the...

Out of nearly 1,000 randomly chosen horses, 85% had at least one hoof disorder visible during a regular farrier visit. Photo: Erica Larson, News Editor If your horse suffers from a foot disorder, he’s far from being alone. A recent epidemiological study from the Netherlands has revealed an unexpectedly high rate of mild foot disorders in a...

Osteochondrosis is a common but often temporary disease of young horses' joints. Photo: iStock Leading researchers from around the world share their findings on this common joint disease of young horses "Growth itself contains the germ of happiness,” writes Pulitzer Prize novelist Pearl Buck. Perhaps it does. But in young horses, it might also...

Photo: Thinkstock The Horse is celebrating National Bone and Joint Health Awareness Week by posting up-to-date information about equine bone and joint health. The week is sponsored by Dechra Veterinary Products. Bone and joint issues are a significant cause of equine lameness and veterinary expenses. Maintaining bones and joints can improve...

Keeneland, established in 1936, is a National Historic Landmark. Photo: Courtesy Keeneland The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced Oct. 10 that Keeneland Race Course, in Lexington, Kentucky, has earned reaccreditation from the NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance. Keeneland, established in 1936, is a National Historic Landmark....