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Awards were presented to some of the brightest and the best in equine veterinary science, health and welfare at British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA) Congress on Sept. 14, in Liverpool, U.K. The awards were established by BEVA, in conjunction with various sponsors, to reflect the association’s recognition of and support for significant...

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Foundation has awarded the Unwanted Horse Coalition (UHC) a grant of $10,000 to support its Operation Gelding program. Operation Gelding provides funds and materials to help groups nationwide organize low-and no-cost clinics for owners who might not otherwise be able to afford to have their...

Evacuated horses are still being housed in safe locations away from the flood waters. Photo: Courtesy Jerry Finch While rains associated with Hurricane Harvey have ceased, flooding continues to challenge horse owners in and around Houston and Galveston, Texas. Meanwhile Louisiana horse owners are preparing to cope with the storm's slow...

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Foundation’s Equine Disaster Relief Fund is accepting aid to help horses in Texas, Louisiana, and other states affected by Hurricane Harvey. Fund donations will be distributed among credible programs and organizations that are helping with recovery and rebuilding efforts in the aftermath and...

"From its beginning, the Maxwell H. Gluck Equine Research Center has represented a partnership between the University of Kentucky and the equine industry,” said David Horohov, PhD. Photo: University of Kentucky's College of Agriculture, Food, and Environment The University of Kentucky (UK) Maxwell H. Gluck Equine Research Center is celebrating 30...

Horses that are missing incisors might have a hard time grasping short plants in overgrazed or mowed pastures. Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt/The Horse If your horse has few to no teeth, he might not be chewing and digesting the nutrients he needs to maintain his health Choppers. Ivories. Pearly whites. Tusks. We have an array of words to describe our...

Equine practitioners will convene in San Antonio, Texas, this fall to acquire practical knowledge and enhance their skills at the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) 63rd Annual Convention, to be held Nov. 17-21 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. The annual convention is the world’s largest continuing education event...

To use the term “lame” because a horse demonstrates a subtle gait alteration, causing it to fall below the threshold, could be inappropriate, particularly as it might not affect the horse’s welfare in any way, the team says. Photo: Kevin Thompson/The Horse Paul René van Weeren, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ECVS, professor in the department of equine sciences...

The fats we typically supplement as oil are predominately triglycerides, or dietary fats. These fats provide horses with essential fatty acids and fat-soluable vitamins. Photo: Thinkstock Fats serve many important functions for your horse, from increasing calorie consumption to reducing gastric ulcer severity Society has seen its share of diet...

West Nile is transmitted to horses via bites from infected mosquitoes. Photo: iStock The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) has announced that a 10-year-old Quarter Horse residing in the town of Four Lakes, in Spokane County, is the first horse in the state to be confirmed positive for West Nile virus (WNV) this year. The horse,...