The USTRC Scholarship Program will award $100,000 in scholarship funds annually
1) The USTRC Scholarship Program will award $100,000 in scholarship funds annually. Sixty (60) scholarships will be awarded to the top point earners during the 2017 season (November 1, 2016 thru October 31, 2017). Scholarship amounts will be awarded as follows:
Jan 15, 2017, 08:25
Gallop out of the Iron Age
Running shoes for horses? Giddy up.
You wouldn’t stick metal to the bottom of your foot by hammering nails into it before you go on a run, so why should you do it to a horse’s feet?
The folks behind Megasus Horserunners asked the exact same question.
But … hooves are rigid. Right?
Jan 15, 2017, 08:17
WPRA ProRodeo Hall of Fame Barrel Racing Nomination Form Now Available
The announcement made at the 2016 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo that the WPRA in partnership with the PRCA and the ProRodeo Hall of Fame will start inducting barrel racers into the ProRodeo Hall of Fame this summer marks a significant milestone in the association's history.
The WPRA barrel race is a very important element in every rodeo’s success. It is fast, exciting and provides a huge “wow” factor that fans love. So it makes sense that the WPRA barrel racers be recognized in the ProRodeo Hall of Fame and have a permanent place to honor those that have left their mark on the sport.
Jan 14, 2017, 07:55
RAM Turquoise Circuit Finals Rodeo moving venues
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The RAM Turquoise Circuit Finals Rodeo will have a new home starting this fall.
On Jan. 4, PRCA Commissioner Karl Stressman and Turquoise Circuit President Charlie Lewis announced the RTCFR will be held at the Prescott Valley (Ariz.) Event Center (PVEC) in 2017 and 2018. The 2017 event will take place Oct. 5-7 in PVEC’s indoor arena.
The RTCFR was held from 2006-2016 in Las Cruces, N.M., in conjunction with the Southern New Mexico State Fair, in an outdoor arena.
Jan 14, 2017, 07:18
Kimzey becomes PRCA’s youngest millionaire
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The new year is still young, but bull rider Sage Kimzey is already making more history.
Thanks to the $5,955 Kimzey won in the 2017 world standings – which he earned in October and November of 2016 – he surpassed the million-dollar mark in career earnings with $1,003,819.
Kimzey became the PRCA’s youngest millionaire at 22 years, three months, two weeks old, retroactive to the final day of the 2016 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo presented by Polaris RANGER, Dec. 10. The previous youngest PRCA millionaire was Tuf Cooper at 23 years, 22 days.
Jan 14, 2017, 07:17
Why Technology Isn’t One Size Fits All for Horses
A look at the upsides and downsides of equine technology.
We live in a world dominated by technology. The pace of change has been breathtaking, and advances have made equine practice easier, more innovative and more efficient.
But is technology the key to a successful 21st-century equine practice?
Clients may view new technology as evidence that a practitioner is cutting edge and committed to the latest in equine care. As such, investing in technology may be thought of as a form of advertising.
Jan 14, 2017, 07:01
AVMA Seeking Nominations for Excellence in Veterinary Medicine Awards Nominations must be made by February 1, 2017
Do you know someone who has contributed to making the veterinary profession great? Then nominate them for the American Veterinary Medical Association's (AVMA) Excellence in Veterinary Medicine Awards.
There are several awards veterinarians can be nominated for, and they include, according to the AVMA:
The AVMA Award, which "recognizes an AVMA member who has contributed to the advancement of veterinary medicine in its organizational aspects."
The AVMA Meritorious Service Award, "which recognizes a veterinarian who has brought honor and distinction to the veterinary profession through personal, professional, or community service activities outside organized veterinary medicine and research."
Jan 14, 2017, 06:56
New Online Tool Helps Farmers, Owners Find Veterinarians
The "Find A Vet" online tool is available from GlobalVetLink.
Are you an animal farmer looking for a veterinarian? A new tool is available to help you called "Find-A-Vet." This online tool was created by GlobalVetLink (GVL), and according to their website, it "allows animal owners to quickly find a veterinarian in their area who offers digital services such as Certificates of Veterinary Inspection (ICVIs/health certificates) and Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA/Coggins) certificates. Enter your zip code to find the GVL veterinarians closest to you."
This is especially useful if you are looking for a veterinarian who offers veterinary-client-patient relationship (VCPR) and/or a Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD), Minnesota Farm Guide writes. Those new rules went into effect January 1, 2017.
Jan 14, 2017, 06:52
Ohio State Vet Team Discover CRE in Livestock
Carbapenem-resistant enterobactericeae (CRE), a multidrug-resistant bacteria, can cause life-threatening diseases in humans.
Ohio State University is reporting the first discovery of transmissible carbapenem-resistant enterobactericeae (CRE) in U.S. livestock. Normally, these multidrug-resistant bacteria can produce serious life-threatening disease and are found primarily in hospitalized patients, so they are considered an “urgent” public health threat by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. To find the bacteria is livestock presents a serious threat both to animal and human health through fresh meat products.
Jan 14, 2017, 06:51
Henry Schein Gets Sole Rights to Neonorm Foal
Jaguar Animal Health’s non-prescription product is used to treat diarrhea in young horses.
Neonorm Foal is administered two to three times daily for up to three days.
Henry Schein Animal Health has become the exclusive veterinary distributor of Neonorm Foal, manufacturer Jaguar Animal Health reported Monday.
Neonorm Foal is an oral, non-prescription product formulated to normalize water flow into the intestine and reduce the severity of diarrhea in young horses, Jaguar stated. The San Francisco company also makes Neonorm Calf and is working on prescription drugs designed to control chemotherapy-induced diarrhea in dogs and treat acute equine colitis.
Jan 14, 2017, 06:48
Nearly 14,000 Join Petition Opposing Tougher Laws on Ketamine
The World Small Animal Veterinary Association launched the online petition to ensure continued veterinary access to ketamine.
Ketamine is a fast-acting drug used for sedation, anesthesia and pain management.
Keeping pressure on agencies like the World Health Organization and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the World Small Animal Veterinary Association reported that its online petition to ensure continued veterinary access to ketamine has nearly 14,000 signatures.
Jan 14, 2017, 06:47
Oklahoma State Vets Perform First-Ever Open Heart Surgery on a Sheep
The force was with Yoda, a therapy sheep with a congenital heart problem.
Yoda, a sheep, with Ranch Hand Rescue founder Bob Williams.
A sheep with a congenital heart problem made history this year when veterinarians at the Oklahoma State University performed open-heart surgery on him.
The sheep, named Yoda, had patent ductus arteriosus (PDA), and his heart was 2 1/2 times its normal size. When he was brought into Oklahoma State University Center for Veterinary Health Sciences, he was first treated by Ryan Baumwart, DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology), Assistant Professor, an assistant professor at the school.
Jan 14, 2017, 06:40
WCVM Vets Save Dog Who Was Trapped in Well for 27 Days
Bruno, a Chocolate lab, had "refeeding syndrome" and needed specialized care from a number of veterinarians at Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) in Saskatoon.
A dog who spent 27 days trapped in a well is on the road to recovery thanks to veterinarians at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
His owners said that Bruno, a 7-year-old chocolate Labrador retriever was found thanks to one of their other dogs, who wouldn't leave a spot in the grass. When Bruno was retrieved from the well, he was barely alive and had lost half of his body weight. He was treated by the family veterinarian, before they recommended taking Bruno to the university. Alison Khoo, DVM, a small animal internal medicine resident, and Sue Taylor, DVM, an internal medicine specialist and professor of small animal medicine at the WCVM, both took over Bruno's case.
Jan 14, 2017, 06:39
Zoetis: Lepto Vaccine May Be Used With All Mares
The equine leptospirosis vaccine Lepto EQ Innovator from Zoetis fights Leptospira interrogans serovar Pomona.
The equine leptospirosis vaccine Lepto EQ Innovator is now approved for use in broodmares during the entire pregnancy, manufacturer Zoetis Inc. reported.
“Leptospires can cause late-term abortion in mares,” said Jacquelin Boggs, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVIM, a senior veterinarian in Zoetis’ equine technical services. “The expanded label claim allows the equine breeding community the flexibility to use Lepto EQ Innovator to fit their breeding program’s needs and help elevate antibody titer levels when most needed.”Jacquelin Boggs, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVIM, a senior veterinarian in Zoetis’ equine technical services. “The expanded label claim allows the equine breeding community the flexibility to use Lepto EQ Innovator to fit their breeding p
Jan 14, 2017, 06:35
NCHA has announced the following tentative dates for its major events in 2017:
6666 NCHA Eastern National Championships, Jackson, Mississippi, March 6-18.
Lucas Oil NCHA Super Stakes, Fort Worth, Texas, March 23-April 15.
NCHA Scottsdale National Championships, Scottsdale, Arizona, May 4-11.
NCHA Convention, Grapevine, Texas, June 2-4.
6666 NCHA Denver National Championships, Denver, Colorado, June 23-30.
NCHA Summer Spectacular, Fort Worth, Texas, July 16-August 6.
Great American Insurance NCHA Futurity, presented by Jerry's Chevrolet, Fort Worth, Texas, November 24-December 17.
Jan 14, 2017, 06:17
NCHA VP Candidates announced
Two candidates have been selected for the 2017 Vice President election, said Lewis Wray, Chairman of the Officer Nominating Committee. Those two candidates are:
Garry Merritt of King, NC
Ron Pietrafeso of Elbert, CO
Ballots with background information on the two candidates will be sent via email and mail to all NCHA members no later than April 10, 2017 with votes due by midnight on May 22. Tthe votes will be tabulated on Tuesday, May 23.
Jan 14, 2017, 06:15
Patti Carter Named AQHA Senior Director of Judges
AQHA appoints Patti Carter to oversee judges and stewards as the AQHA senior director of judges.
The American Quarter Horse Association has appointed Patti Carter of Amarillo as the Association’s senior director of judges. She will start her new role on January 4.
In her new position, Carter will be responsible for determining and formulating policies and procedures and providing overall direction of AQHA judges and stewards within guidelines set up by the AQHA executive vice president, executive committee and chief show officer. Carter will also be in charge of planning, directing and coordinating operational activities related to judges and stewards at a high level of management with the help of subordinate staff.
Jan 14, 2017, 06:11
2017 Bank of America Racing Challenge Regional Race Schedule
AQHA expects to release the 2017 Bank of America Racing Challenge regional race schedule in January.
The American Quarter Horse Association expects to release the 2017 Bank of America Racing Challenge regional race schedule on January 15.
"We set a deadline for tracks to submit their requests by December 15 and were pleased with the timely responses received," said Janet VanBebber, AQHA chief racing officer. “We are excited about the 2017 regional races and feel that our recent success in the 2016 Challenge Championships has bolstered our membership’s support of the program.”
Jan 14, 2017, 06:09
AQHA Professional Horsemen’s Online Auction a Huge Success
The AQHA Professional Horsemen’s Council raised more than $10,000 in an online auction to benefit the AQHA Professional Horsemen’s Crisis Fund.
The AQHA Professional Horsemen’s Council raised $10,900 for the AQHA Processional Horsemen’s Crisis Fund through an online auction that took place during the 2016 Lucas Oil AQHA World Championship Show.
The highest selling item, a breeding to Allocate Your Assets, which was donated by Searles Ranch and Katherine K. Tobin, sold for $2,000.There were a total of 40 items submitted to the auction, ranging from tack and apparel, jewelry, lessons and educational material, breedings to top stallions and more.
Jan 14, 2017, 05:51
Best Remuda Award AQHA
The deadline for 2017 Zoetis AQHA Best Remuda Award applications is March 1, 2017.
To honor the contributions that ranch horses have made to the heritage of the American Quarter Horse, the American Quarter Horse Association and AQHA Corporate Partner Zoetis present an award to honor a ranch for raising outstanding ranch horses.
Applications for the 2017 Zoetis AQHA Best Remuda Award are due March 1. To apply for the award, download an application.
Jan 14, 2017, 05:49