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, …

Animal Health, Equine, Horses, Research, usda

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 …

Ag Group, Animal Welfare, Equine, Horse Slaughter, Horses, USEF

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 …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Equine, Horses, Vaccine, Zoetis

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 …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, Animal Welfare, Equine, Horses, Purina

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

Beltway Beef on BLM Wild Horse & Burro Act

Jamie Johansen

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association’s (NCBA) Beltway Beef highlights commentary from NCBA members, leaders and staff each week. In this week’s audio we hear from Ethan Lane, executive director of NCBA Federal Lands and the Public Lands Council. He discusses the recent report by the Office of Inspector General that highlights significant flaws with the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) …

Ag Group, Audio, Beef, Horses, Land, NCBA, Public Lands Council

BLM to Gather Sand Wash Wild Horses

Lizzy Schultz

A decision signed last week will allow the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to begin gathering up to 50 wild horses from northwestern Colorado’s Sand Wash herd management area (HMA) next month. The young horses will be bait-trapped and placed in the Great Escape Mustang Sanctuary (GEMS) training and adoption program, and fertility control treatments will be administered to any …

Ag Group, Animal Welfare, Conservation, Equine, Government, Horses, Wild Horses

Lepto Vaccine Licensed for Use in Pregnant Mares

Lizzy Schultz

Zoetis recently announced Lepto EQ Innovator, the only equine leptospirosis vaccine against L. pomona, has received additional approval for use in broodmares during all three trimesters of pregnancy. “Leptospires can cause late-term abortion in mares,” said Jacquelin Boggs, DVM, MS, ACVIM, senior veterinarian, Equine Technical Services at Zoetis. “The expanded label claim allows the equine breeding community the flexibility to …

Ag Group, Animal Health, Equine, Horses, Vaccine, Zoetis

U.S. Para-Dressage Team Successful in Rio

Lizzy Schultz

Following five days of dressage testing at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio De Janeiro, the U.S. Para-Equestrian Team finished 12th in Team standings. Great Britain continued their streak of winning the team gold, having won the title in every games since para-dressage’s inception at the 1996 Paralympic Games. Silver went to Germany, and the Netherlands took the Bronze. The …

Ag Group, Competition, Equestrian, Equine, Horses, International, USEF

BLM Recommends Increased Management of Wild Horses

Lizzy Schultz

The Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board has recommended that significant management changes be made to address the exploding population of wild horses, and the animal welfare catastrophe that has resulting from the population increase. Dave Eliason, president of the Public Lands Council (PLC), said this is a step in the right direction. “As a …

Ag Group, Animal Welfare, Conservation, Equine, Horses, Public Lands Council