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Although the trace mineral zinc (Zn) was first noted as a new metal around 1374 in India, it had been used for many years prior, extracted in an impure form from zinc-ores to produce brass. Yet, it was not named until the 16th century, when a European alchemist documented it as “zinken.” The development of a method to purify these zinc extracts led...

On Jan. 22 American Horse Publications (AHP) launched its fourth Equine Industry Survey at ahphorsesurvey.com. Horse owners who live in the United States, are 18 years of age and older, and who currently own or manage at least one horse are invited to complete the survey by April 1. The survey, which is conducted every three years, will help gauge...

Hagyard Equine Medical Institute, in Lexington, Kentucky, has announced that it has merged with Mixed Animal Veterinary Associates of North America (MAVANA). MAVANA is comprised of 22 equine, mixed animal, and companion animal veterinary practices across 11 states. Other hospitals that operate as a MAVANA partner include Teigland, Franklin and...

One of the most popular sessions at each American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) convention is the Kester News Hour, which features three renowned veterinarians sharing their picks for the previous year’s top studies in three research areas: equine medicine, reproduction, and surgery. This year, Elizabeth Santschi, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, a...

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is expected to begin a helicopter-conducted wild horse gather on or about Jan. 23 within the overpopulated Triple B Complex in Eastern Nevada. The BLM plans to gather and remove up to 1,000 wild horses; they will treat approximately 250 mares with fertility control and release them, along with about 250...

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 •  November 23, 2017

Amy Grice, VMD, MBA, and Stuart Brown, DVM, received the President’s Award during the Nov. 20 President’s Luncheon at the American Association of Equine Practitioners’ (AAEP) 63rd Annual Convention, in San Antonio, Texas. The President’s Award, selected by the sitting AAEP president, honors an AAEP member(s) who has demonstrated a dedication to the...

Horse & Pony Insurance Solution

 •  November 13, 2017

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...

Horse & Pony Insurance Solution

 •  November 7, 2017

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced Nov. 7 that it is withdrawing draft Guidance for Industry #230, “Compounding Animal Drugs from Bulk Drug Substances,” in order to clarify that the agency does not plan to finalize the current draft, but instead intends to issue a new draft for public comment next year. The draft guidance issued...

Horse & Pony Insurance Solution

 •  October 31, 2017

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...

Horse & Pony Insurance Solution

 •  October 28, 2017

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...