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Survey Results Establish Equine Research Priorities

Colic (gastrointestinal diseases) is considered by both equine veterinarians and horse owners as the most important equine health care problem in need of more answers, according to the results of research surveys conducted in partnership by the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Foundation and the American Horse Council (AHC) Foundation. In 2018, AAEP and […]

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Congress Passes Agriculture Bill Defining Horses As Livestock, Not Pets

As the countdown to close the 115th Congress heads to the final stretch, Congress on Wednesday passed the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (H.R. 2), sending the legislation to the president, who is expected to sign the bill into law this week, according to the American Horse Council. Horse industry highlights include a revised statutory […]

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Unwanted Horse Coalition Launches Equine Welfare Data Collective To Track And Aid At-Risk Horses

The Equine Welfare Data Collective (EWDC), a collaborative effort to accumulate, analyze, and report data to enhance programming for transitioning and at-risk equines, has begun the collection of metrics within the equine welfare industry. The Collective was created by the Unwanted Horse Coalition (UHC), a program of the American Horse Council (AHC), with funding partners being The Right Horse Initiative (TRH), The […]

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Universal Equine Microchip Look-Up Tool Spearheaded By American Horse Council

Through the American Horse Council’s (AHC) work with the United States Department of Agriculture, the United States Animal Health Association, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), and various equine organizations, we have identified the need for a universal equine microchip look-up tool to coordinate and streamline horse identification across multiple […]

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American Horse Council’s National Issues Forum Capitalizes On Industry Data, Opportunities

On Tuesday, June 12th, attendees of the American Horse Council’s (AHC) 2018 National Issues Forum, sponsored by Luitpold Animal Health, gathered to learn more about the theme of “Let’s Capitalize On It!” With a variety of speakers from different trades, attendees gained valuable insight as to how the horse industry can learn from other industries, […]

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American Horse Council Honors Late Tim Capps With Van Ness Award

Each year the American Horse Council (AHC) gives out the Van Ness Award, which is named in honor of the late Marjorie Van Ness of New Jersey, a long-time leader and friend to the horse industry. This award is presented to an individual that best emulates the dedication and commitment of Marjorie Van Ness to […]

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American Horse Council Adopts ‘Safe Sport Code Of Practice’

The American Horse Council (AHC) is pleased to announce the adoption of a Safe Sport Code of Practice. “The reputation and integrity of equestrian sports and all equine related programs and activities is maintained when all person’s act, and are seen to act, in a way which is of the highest ethical standards,” said AHC President […]

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American Horse Council: State Breakouts For 2017 Economic Impact Study Now Available

The American Horse Council Foundation (AHCF) is pleased to announce that the state breakouts for the 2017 Economic Impact Study are now available for purchase. Fourteen states received breakouts: California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Wisconsin. “In the process of putting the study together, we […]

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American Horse Council Appoints New ‘Time To Ride’ Marketing Firm

The American Horse Council (AHC) is pleased to announce that Martino Flynn, LLC of Rochester, NY has been selected to manage and market the Time To Ride program for 2018. Established in 2012 and funded by AHC’s Marketing Alliance, a coalition of equine businesses and organizations, Time to Ride’s purpose is to attract non-horse owners […]

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Unwanted Horse Coalition Announces New Non-Profit Membership

The Unwanted Horse Coalition (UHC) is pleased to announce a new way for equine rescues, sanctuaries and care facilities to become involved with the UHC through its new Non-Profit Membership. “The UHC recognizes the need to provide access to resources and information for equine care facilities, rescues, and sanctuaries around the country,” said UHC Director […]

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