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January 11, 2012

Case Of EHV-1 Diagnosed In North Carolina

The neurologic form of equine herpesvirus (EHV-1) was confirmed in a mare in North Carolina on Jan. 5. The horse, from a Rockingham County stable, was taken to the College of Veterinary Medicine at N.C. State University upon becoming ill and was directly quarantined to the equine isolation unit of the hospital. The horse was exhibiting symptoms of a neurological problem.

As a precaution, the N.C. State Equine and Farm Animal Veterinary Center is monitoring existing equine patients in the hospital and will only accept emergency cases for the next seven days.

January 10, 2012

Four-Star Event Horse Mazetto Retires

Kehoe Enterprises LLC announced the retirement of four-star event horse Mazetto. Early in 2011, “Eric” suffered a minor ligament injury. Despite spending a lengthy rehabilitation, little improvement was seen, and rider Ashley Kehoe and Dr. Christiana Ober decided the 18-year-old gelding required lighter work.

January 10, 2012

Professional Equine Grooms Announces New Awards For 2012

Professional Equine Grooms is creating a new series of awards for grooms, which will be presented in the fall of 2012. These awards will honor grooms who go above and beyond and have contributed to the improvement of the equine industry as a whole.

The mission of PEG is to acknowledge grooms as skilled individuals in their respective disciplines and to provide growth and educational opportunities across the horse world.

January 9, 2012

Riders4Helmets Hosts Third Safety Symposium

Riders4Helmets will host the third annual Riders4Helmets Safety Symposium on Jan. 14 in West Palm Beach, Fla.

January 9, 2012

New England Dressage Association To Sponsor Horse Show Volunteer Workshop Series

The New England Dressage Association is offering a series of traveling workshops that will focus on the training of scribes, stewards, scorers and show participants.

The workshops will be held in March, April and May and will each last four hours.  They will include 45-minute sessions for scribes, stewards and scorers, as well as a 30-minute session on basic show dynamics and an overview of relevant equestrian organizations. Information on fence judging for eventing may also be included.

January 7, 2012

Totilas Withdrawn From World Dressage Masters Palm Beach

Reigning world champion dressage stallion Totilas is back in work with Matthias Rath after a minor injury, but his owners have decided it wouldn’t be in his best interest to come to Florida for the World Dressage Masters competition, which will take place Jan. 26-28 in West Palm Beach. 

January 6, 2012

FEI Welcomes Suggestions For 2013 Equine Prohibited Substance List

The Fédération Équestre Internationale is inviting interested parties to submit recommendations for the 2013 Equine Prohibited Substance List.

The list is changed and modified yearly, with some substances being added or withdrawn and some moving from the Controlled Medication Substance list to the Banned Substance list, and vice versa. Veterinarians, trainers or anyone who wishes to make a recommendation can request substances be added, removed or changed to a different list.

January 5, 2012

Kentucky Horse Park To Host Free Gelding Clinic

The unwanted horse population has garnered a lot of attention in recent years, and now the people at the Kentucky Horse Park are doing something to change it. Along with the Kentucky Horse Council’s Save Our Horses fund and the American Horse Council’s Unwanted Horse Coalition, the Kentucky Horse Park is putting on its second free gelding clinic on March 10, at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky.

January 4, 2012

EQUUS Foundation Announces Champions Program

The EQUUS Foundation is launching a new program to recognize volunteering in the horse world. The Champions program will offer rewards to individuals who put in their hours helping out horses via organizations on the carrots4acause network.

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