AQHA Elects New Executive Committee

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The American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) elected a new Executive Committee on March 20 at the 2017 AQHA Convention in San Antonio. The five-person Executive Committee is responsible for implementing the decisions of AQHA members through the board of directors and governing AQHA between the annual meetings of the membership and the board. Each member serves a term of one …

Ag Group, AQHA, Company Announcement, Equine

USDA Releases First Report From 2015 Equine Study

Lizzy Schultz

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Animal Health Monitoring System (NAHMS) has released the first report from its 2015 equine study, Baseline Reference of Equine Health and Management in the United States, 2015. The Equine 2015 study is the third national study of the U.S. equine industry from NAHMS. The equine studies were designed to further inform participants, industry, …

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New Series to Air Specials On Western Sports

Lizzy Schultz

“All-Around Performance Horse,” the series on western sports produced by Scotty Cobb and John Klam, will return to RFD-TV with several prime-time specials scheduled to air in 2017. The series covers behind-the-scenes stories and interviews, along with coverage of the top ranch rodeos held around the country throughout the year. AAPH and RFD-TV will partner to produce a minimum of …

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Hallmarq’s Brown Promoted to VP of North America

Lizzy Schultz

Hallmarq Veterinary Imaging has announced that Dan Brown, BVSc, will begin serving as Vice President of North America for the UK-based company. Brown started with Hallmarq as business development director in 2010, is responsible for the sales and marketing of the company’s standing equine MRI, as well as management of both equine and small animal PetVet MRI businesses in North …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Company Announcement, Equine

David O’Connor To Advise U.S. Eventing Team

Lizzy Schultz

Retired equestrian and Olympic gold medalist David O’Connor will continue his work developing equestrian sport with a new role next year, as theUnited States Equestrian Federation (USEF) recently named him the Eventing Technical Advisor for the Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team. In his new role, O’Connor will work alongside the Eventing Managing Director in the development and implementation of systems …

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Finding Homes For Horses This Holiday Season

Lizzy Schultz

2016 marks the 10 year anniversary of American Horse Adoption, a 501c3 nonprofit operated by Saddlebred Rescue which works to adopt horses to homes across the country. Saddlebred Rescue is a United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) awarded program and a verified member of the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS). 10 rescue horses currently need homes this holiday season. Many …

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Improve Immune Response With Innovator Vaccines

Lizzy Schultz

Equine vaccine combinations that include West Nile virus and equine influenza/equine herpesvirus (rhino) antigens in a single formulation are convenient, but they may sacrifice a horse’s immunity, according to research. A study showed that separate administration of Zoetis’ West Nile-Innovator and Fluvac Innovator generated four times the immune response to West Nile virus than was produced by a big one-shot …

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Purina Makes Surprise Donation To Horse Rescue

Lizzy Schultz

Purina Animal Nutrition surprised everyone at Far View Horse Rescue, a horse rescue facility based out of FairPlay, Colorado, when company representatives showed up at the ranch with a donation of free horse feed earlier this month. The rescue was hosting a volunteer and rescue appreciation event when the world-famous Budweiser Clydesdales, who have a longstanding relationship with Purina and …

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Zoetis Launches EQStable App for Horse Owners

Lizzy Schultz

Zoetis has launched a new app to help prepare you and your horse for the fall and winter show seasons. The EQStable app tracks horse health, and the app’s latest update includes a new equine weight calculated to help make accurate medication dose calculations simpler. Users will find the weight calculator within the main menu of the EQStable app, as …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Equine, Horses, Technology, Zoetis

George H Morris Training Session Dates Announced

Lizzy Schultz

The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) has announced that the 11th annual George H. Morris Horsemastership Training Session will held at The Stadium at Equestrian Village in Wellington, Fla., January 3-7, 2017. The session is designed to identify and develop the next generation of top U.S. Equestrian Team talent through instruction in a variety of aspects of horsemanship. Past participants …

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