Latest Horse Articles & News

Equitana Melbourne Proves Its Hallmark Event Status
November 18, 2012

Tourism Victoria’s Brendan Downey affirms Australia’s biggest equine festival, EQUITANA, as a major hallmark event, attracting thousands of horse lovers to the Melbourne Showgrounds from Thursday 15 to Sunday 18 of November 2012.

Excitement Building For State Showriding
November 15, 2012

Excitement is building across the state as riders prepare for the last Pony Club State championship for the year. The 2012 Virbac Animal Health State Showriding Championship hosted by Zone 26 will be held over the weekend of the 1-2nd December at Bi-Centennial Park, Camden.

Cavalia Gallops Down Under For the First Time In 2013
November 15, 2012

Grand-scale multi-media show featuring 50 horses and 42 artists from around the world to play under the gleaming White Big Top in the parking lot adjacent to DFO at Brisbane Airport

UC Davis To Test Experimental Drug For Laminitis In Horses
November 15, 2012

Veterinarians at the University of California, Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine have announced plans to conduct the first clinical trial of an experimental drug that has shown promise in treating horses stricken with laminitis, an excruciatingly painful and often life-threatening foot-related disease.

New Study To Investigate Headshaking In Horses
November 15, 2012

Headshaking syndrome is when a horse shakes or jerks its head uncontrollably for no apparent reason. There are striking clinical similarities between facial pain syndromes in people, most notably trigeminal neuralgia, and headshaking in horses. Although some progress has been made towards both diagnosing and treating the condition in horses, the pathology of the disease remains unknown and further research is needed.

Construction of $10 Million Equine Health Centre Begins
November 14, 2012

Construction has officially begun on the University of Adelaide's new $10 million Equine Health and Performance Centre at the Roseworthy Campus.

Large Animal Rescue Workshop
November 5, 2012

The longer rescue personnel are in the game, the closer they will be to one day being unexpectedly presented with a large animal rescue.

Vaccine Arrives To Boost The Fight Against Deadly Hendra Virus
November 1, 2012

International collaborative partnership develops vaccine to combat one of Australia’s most lethal viruses

Black Caviar Graces The Cover Of Vogue
October 31, 2012

For the first time in its 53-year history, Vogue Australia has featured a horse on its cover.

UQ Farrier Program Benefits From Horseshoe Equipment
October 29, 2012

The art of shoeing a horse will not be a lost tradition at The University of Queensland with the Gatton campus poised to set-up a new workshop in the farrier skill.