Latest Horse Articles & News

American Vets And Equine Practitioners Step Up To End Soring
November 20, 2012

Today the American Veterinary Medical Association and the American Association of Equine Practitioners issued a joint statement of support for the Amendments to the Horse Protection Act, H.R. 6388.

American Humane Association Calls Animal Deaths On ‘The Hobbit’ Unacceptable
November 20, 2012

American Humane Association, which has protected more than a million animals in film during the 70+ years of its famed “No Animals Were Harmed®” program with a 99.98 percent safety rate on set, called the injuries and deaths of animals living at the working farm where some of the animal actors from “The Hobbit” were also being housed needless and unacceptable.

Cream Of Australia Aims To Rise To The Top In Adelaide
November 19, 2012

Riders in the northern hemisphere may have packed up for their winter break, but it’s all go at the other side of the world as competitors prepare for their premier event, Australia’s International 3 Day Event in Adelaide, the second leg of the HSBC FEI Classics™ 2012/2013.

Equitana Transport Review
November 19, 2012

One of the things I really wanted to do at Equitana this year was take a close up look at horse transport – floats, goosenecks, trailers and trucks . There were around a dozen different models displayed and just over half of these were from overseas (USA or European).

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.