Tag Archive for Medicine and Research

Endurance Strategic Planning Group Composition Announced

Lausanne (SUI), 2 September 2013, FEI PRESS RELEASE ~ The FEI has announced the composition of an Endurance Strategic Planning Group further to the unanimous recommendations of the Round Table held on 24 July. The Group will be chaired by Andrew Finding, European Equestrian Federation Board Member and CEO of the British Equestrian Federation. The members of…

FEI Round Table Session Plan To Bolster Endurance

July 30, Lausanne ~ The July 24, 2013 round table session on the sport of Endurance, held at FEI Headquarters in Lausanne (SUI), ended with unanimous approval by attendees and full support for the strategy mapped out for the discipline by the FEI. The 22 delegates – which included representatives from Switzerland, the United Arab…

USEF Town Hall Meetings – Welfare of the Horse in the 21st Century

April 3, 2013, Lexington, KY ~ From the USEF Communications Department- The first of the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) Town Hall Meetings series was hosted by Equestrian Sport Productions at their FTI Winter Equestrian Festival show grounds on March 27, 2013. Federation representatives joined prominent industry owners, trainers, and veterinarians to discuss topical issues contributing to unprecedented public scrutiny relating…

Darley COO resigns from Breeder’s Cup Board over drug decision

March 3, 2014 ~ A press release from Oliver Tait, Darley’s chief operating officer, states that he has resigned from the board of the Breeders’ Cup because of the organization’s medication policy. “The Breeders’ Cup has reversed its previously agreed and stated position that the 2013 Breeders’ Cup World Championships will be conducted without Lasix,”…

Second horse confirmed EHV-1 positive in Florida

March 3, 2013, Lexington, Ky ~ From the USEF Communications Department The Florida Department of Agriculture has confirmed that a second horse associated with the Ocala Equine Herpes Virus 1 (EHV-1) has presented with neurological signs. To date, there have been a total of 7 horses linked to the Ocala outbreak (two neurological cases, and five having…

Bahrain Receives Glanders All Clear

October 15, 2012, Bahrain ~ According to the  Gulf Daily News –the European Union has  given the kingdom the stamp of approval to lift its ban on the movement and export of horses nearly two-and-a-half years after the restrictions were put in place. No new cases have been reported since two horses were put down after…

Glanders will keep Bharain’s horses isolated until March

January 4, 2012, Bahrain ~ According to Bharian’s Daily News, the Kingdom has been given an “all-clear”  from the deadly equine disease,  glanders. No new cases have been reported for two months, not since two horses were put down after testing positive last November, according to Municipalities and Urban Planning Affairs Ministry livestock director, Abdulrahman Shawqi…