Edited Press Release

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A Tranquil Trot: Music track designed to help reduce stress in horses

Boehringer Ingelheim releases a soothing music track for horses, along with advice to help horse owners manage equine moments of stress.

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Take a behind-the-scenes virtual tour of planned UC Davis Equine Performance Center

“Going for Gold: Setting the Standard for Equine Athletes” will offer a glimpse at the top-ranked veterinary school's future facilities and educational offerings

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FEI President celebrates "clean sport" at Tokyo 2020 Olympic & Paralympic Games

All samples, from humans and horses, have tested negative for detectable banned substances.

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New veterinary hospital to open at Ocala’s World Equestrian Center

The University of Florida will partner with the center to provide state-of-the-art care in a new 40,000 square-foot facility.

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A short story contest for young, horse-crazy authors

The Wild Beauty Foundation launches 2021 “Wild Horse” creative writing competition; submissions close on September 30.

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Equine Land Conservation Resource (ELCR) supports launch of nationwide trail etiquette campaign

The “Trails Are Common Ground,” initiative elevates the importance of respectful, inclusive, safe and enjoyable experiences for all trail users.

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Alabama Extension and Auburn health experts: Ivermectin for animals not safe for people

Required blood concentrations for any potential efficacy would require a lethal dose for humans, experts say.

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2022 Kentucky equine survey launched

A decade after the last survey, officials in Kentucky seek to learn more about current conditions in the equine industry of the Bluegrass State.

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Protecting Animals When Disaster Strikes

New California program will coordinate training and responses statewide to better aid domestic animals and livestock during emergencies.

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Survey shows stability in horse ownership statistics

Coming on the heels of the COVID-19 pandemic, the American Horse Publications survey can serve as an important benchmark in the health of the equine industry now and in the future.

American Horse Council announces congressional scorecard

The scorecard uses a point system, similar to ones used by farm bureaus, to identify which lawmakers are supporting legislation that benefit the equine industry.

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American Horse Council Foundation postpones 2022 National Economic Impact Study

Officials say a one-year delay will provide a more accurate picture of the industry.

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National Meet a Horse Day is July 17

Support the horse industry by inviting people to come meet yours this Saturday!

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Registration open for Kentucky Horse Council’s Large Animal Emergency Rescue Training

The three-day course will cover topics ranging from water rescues to barn fires.

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House Committee moves to reform federal wild horse program

Appropriations bill will set aside $11 million in dedicated funding to pursue safe and reversible fertility control options.

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Equine Network announces Horse Week film contest

Entries for the contest, sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim, close August 20, 2021.

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EQUITANA USA Tickets Now Available

EQUITANA USA launches ticket sales for long-awaited October 2021 event in ‘Horse Capital of the World’

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Equestrian youth essay contest open for entries

Sponsored by State Line Tack and Equine Dental Providers of America, the winner will receive a book and $100 gift certificate; Essays are due July 15.

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House committee passes Horse Transportation Safety Act

The act would ban the use of double-deck trailers to haul horses for interstate commerce; Vote by full chamber expected later this summer

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Tickets, schedule and more now available for Oklahoma Extreme Mustang Makeover

This event is slated to take place August 12–14 at State Fair Park in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

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American Horse Council announces June 24, 2021 virtual youth "fly-in."

Industry advocates and congressional staff will be available to hear thoughts, suggestions, opinions and feedback from attendees.

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Kentucky Horse Council scholarship application open for Fall 2021

Organization will award $3,000 to students pursuing equine careers.

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FEI 100 year celebrations shine spotlight on inclusivity in equestrian sport

Click through to watch a video highlighting the achievements of the Fédération Equestre Internationale over the past century.

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IHSA announces the formation of a diversity, equity and inclusion committee

The newly formed group plans to hold town-hall style meetings to include more of the community in discussions about inclusion and equity.

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New survey seeks to better understand management of equine Cushing’s Disease

Researchers seeks to further understand management of horses or ponies with Cushing’s disease.

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Guelph offers free Equine Business 101 course for a limited time

The course is one of three online short courses that comprise their Equine Facility Management Certificate.

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International equine welfare charity launches emergency appeal amid India's Covid-19 crisis

Funds raised will help keep working animals in remote communities healthy so they can contribute to the immediate and long-term recovery efforts of their owners.

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Learn how to help a horse in need

Attend the American Horse Council webinar highlighting resources for helping at-risk horses.

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Horse industry, Senate allies urge USDA to reinstate horse protection rule

The anti-soring rule, initially passed in 2017, was suspended by the previous administration.

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Thoroughbred Charities of America’s Bid on the Bluegrass Auction now open

Items include racing memorabilia, private tours and unique experience, a proceeds benefit charities that support better lives for Thoroughbred racehorses.

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Morris Animal Foundation awards grant to test equine osteoarthritis questionnaire

Survey to be developed with the hopes it can help owners better identify changes in a horse's comfort level.

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Equine Guelph offers new industry certificate

The Equine Emergency Preparedness Certificate requires completion of two online short courses.

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FEI Tribunal imposes 10-year suspension on US show jumping rider for use of electric spurs

Following an investigation, the organization found that Andrew Kocher used the spurs on horses in eight events.

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Bid On The Bluegrass: Online auction to benefit Thoroughbred Charities of America

Bidding opens the morning of April 29 and runs through the evening of May 1; items include racing memorabilia, private tours and unique experiences.

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Brazilian rider suspended for three years in horse abuse case

Video posted online last year shows Leandro Aparecido Da Silva riding and disciplining daughter's small pony.

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Wild horse and burro adoption event to be held in Sulfur Springs, Texas

The May 7-8 event will feature 110 horses and burros that once roamed free on public lands; applications will be reviewed on site and only qualified adopters approved.

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University Community Engagement Center brings free horseback riding program to West Baltimore

The University of Maryland, Baltimore is partnering with City Ranch and the UM BioPark to bring a youth horseback riding program to surrounding community.

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Generic ketoprofen approved by FDA

The formulation, called KetoMed, contains the same active ingredient in the same concentrations as the brand name product.

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Large Animal Emergency Rescue webinar added due to overwhelming demand

A fourth webinar from Equine Guelph has been added to accommodate first responders, veterinarians, horse owners and others who want to learn more about the topic of rescue equipment and techniques.

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Novel Rotavirus identified in Kentucky

The new virus strain is undetectable with current diagnostic tests and appears different than the type controlled by available vaccines; role in current outbreak is still unclear

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EHV Relief Fund brings showjumping community together for a common cause

The fund is intended to provide financial support to riders and owners who accrued veterinary expenses resulting directly from the EHV-1 outbreaks in Spain.

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Kansas Horse Council announces equine economic impact survey

Officials hope to gather data on the equine segment of the state's livestock industry.

The Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) classifies DMSO as a “controlled” prohibited substance.

FEI publishes Return To Competition measures for mainland Europe

International competition is slated to begin again on April 12, following a shut down to control disease spread.

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Black Heritage in Racing exhibit opens at Derby Museum

The new exhibit space is just under 930 square feet, which is more than 20 times larger than the previous exhibit space; Greg Harbut and Ray Daniels, the owners of Necker Island, are newly featured.

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Black Stallion Reading project kicks off in Marion County Public Schools

During the five-year program, each participating fourth grader will receive a copy of "The Black Stallion" and the opportunity to interact with a horse.

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UK Gluck Center and industry leaders responding to an uptick of foal diarrhea cases

A significant increase in cases has affected some farms, but there has been no recognized rise in associated mortality.

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Post University adds new articulation agreement in Equine Studies

Students who complete an Associates Degree at Scottsdale Community College can transfer 67 credits to the university towards a Bachelor of Science degree.

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Free Guelph webinar will take participants on a tour the equine digestive tract

The hour-long, interactive event on April 14 will focus on strategies and guidelines for feeding.

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Maryland Horse Foundation launches $1 million capital campaign to establish the Maryland Horse Library & Education Center

Renovation will honor the history of horses in Maryland, while looking to the future to serve as a hub for learning and collaboration.

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FEI extends shutdown of international events in mainland Europe due to EHV-1 outbreak

The shutdown is extended until April 11 in an effort to minimize the spread of a very aggressive strain of a neurological form of the virus.