Wellington, FL – February 10, 2015 – For Kim Kolloff, winning her first Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) championship was not just about beating some of the best horses and riders in the country. It was about winning over her health, winning over her psyche and proving to herself that it was and is possible.
Thirty years ago, Kolloff was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) and riding became extremely difficult and painful. Now, thanks to the help of new experimental stem cell injections and her own tenacity and incredibly positive outlook, this year marks the first year since her diagnosis that Kolloff is able to compete consistently.
WELLINGTON FL – February 9, 2015 – The USHJA Zone 4 Free Clinic is returning to Wellington on February 16, 2015 at the Jim Brandon Equestrian Center and encourages all auditors to attend this unique event. All spots are filled by amateurs and juniors who are active USHJA Zone 4 members and Bobbie Reber, International hunter and equitation judge and trainer, will be the clinician.
Wellington, FL – February 10, 2015 – Ray Ainsworth travels the country helping riders and owners better communicate with their horses, and on February 28 – March 1, 2015 Ainsworth is bringing his Transformation Tour to Wellington, Florida.
If we stopped feeding prison inmates it would be considered torture. If we purposely starved any human to the bring of death it would be considered a willful, intentional criminal act — not simply neglect. Yet, we barely wrist-slap people who starve their horses to death. This is Benny’s story – he is one of the lucky ones because he found healing of his body and soul with Last Stop Horse Rescue.
Kaidu had high hopes that his warrior daughter would find a husband worthy of her, but Khutulun seemed bent on being somewhat of a career woman and showed little interest in settling down. To appease her father, and, perhaps to have some fun, the warrior princess confidently devised a clever plan — a contest: any man who wished to marry her could only win her hand by first defeating her in a wrestling match. If the suitor lost, he would forfeit his horse to her.
Last Chance Corral, Athens, Ohio, was established in 1986. This equine charity has an A+ rating as a reputable equine charity. Main focus: horse rescue, rehabilitation, adoption, and nurse mare foal rescue.
Ranchers in Wyoming and elsewhere graze livestock on federal lands across the West and are charged a grazing fee ($1.35 per Animal Unit Month) that is a fraction of market rate. The public lands grazing program operates at a staggering loss to taxpayers, who pay $125 million annually in grazing subsidies – or more than $1 billion over the past decade, according to a new report released this week. Ranchers see federally-protected wild horses as competition for cheap, subsidized grazing on public lands and are increasingly vocal in demanding their removal.
Trisha Loomis, barn manager at Camelot Farms, leads a horse to the feeding stable on December 30, 2014. Three horses at the St. Helena Island farm have died in recent weeks and another is critically ill. A Michigan State report found that the feed the horses have been eating is contaminated with Monensin. Monensin is a polyether antibiotic isolated from Streptomyces cinnamonensis.
Tristar Equine Marketing, LLC is voluntarily recalling all lots of Gastrotec down to the consumer level. Gastrotec was previously marketed by Tristar as an OTC drug for use in horses, and contains a combination of Omeprazole and Misoprostol. This recall has been initiated due to information from the FDA that Gastrotec must have an approved new animal drug application to be legally marketed in the United States. Gastrotec is not approved by the FDA. As a consequence, Tristar has ceased all production and sales of Gastrotec and is recalling the product.
Burkmann Feeds is recalling its 50lb bags of Layer Ration 20% Pellets lot # 2090341 because they have the potential to be contaminated with Monensin Sodium, an ionophore that is not approved for use in layer rations. Consumption of Monensin Sodium in chickens may cause sickness, lethargic birds and possible mortality. We have received three reports that this feed has caused sick and lethargic birds and possible mortality.
Lakeland Animal Nutrition has been informed that certain horse feeds manufactured by the company in Lakeland, Florida and distributed within the state of Florida may contain monensin and lasalocid. Serious injury or death can occur in horses consuming feeds containing monensin and/or lasalocid. Three horses reported to have consumed the feed being recalled died and other horses at the same equine facility had significant health reactions, the cause of which is still being determined.
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The horses who died in BLM holding pens were rounded up by helicopter from public lands in the West and stripped of their freedom and families. After being held for several years in feedlot pens, they were trucked off to holding pastures in the Midwest, only to be rounded up and sentenced again to feedlot-like conditions. The trauma and stress apparently caused the deaths of at least 57 of the horses.
An Equine Rescue With A Heart That Values The Bond Between A Mare And Her Foal – A heartwarming story about a mare and her foal, and a compassionate choice to keep them together.
New evidence shows that up to 90% of laminitis cases are caused by Cushings or equine metabolic syndrome. Equine veterinary specialist, David Rendle, discusses the importance of early diagnosis, and why trusting your instincts and making a call to the vet to have your horse checked out as quickly as possible can help improve the prognosis for a horse with laminitis.