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Heading to a rodeo or horse show? Buying or selling a horse? Be sure to get a brand inspection

This time of year sends many horse-riding Coloradans outside to enjoy warm days and cool evenings, and the Colorado Department of Agriculture reminds horse owners that state statutes require a “brand” inspection if they plan on buying, selling, adopting, gifting or selling horses. The inspection is necessary whether or not the horse is branded.

“Horse owners may purchase permanent horse travel permits for horses that are shipped frequently more than 75 miles within Colorado or across state lines. This can be a great financial savings since the permit is good for travel purposes for as long as the applicant owns the horse,” said CDA’s Brand Commissioner, Chris Whitney. “There has also been an increase in the number of horses in urban communities, and folks need to remember to contact us for a transfer of ownership inspection.”


Equine welfare training short course planned for May at Sidney

An Equine Welfare Training short course is planned for Sidney, Nebraska, in May, hosted by the Nebraska Horse Council and Nebraska Extension.

The course will take place May 14 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., at the Cheyenne County Fairgrounds. To register, go to the website The cost is $50 per person.

Linke joins NILE team

Since its inception in 1967, the Northern International Livestock Exposition has been dedicated to embracing and promoting the future of agriculture. With the 48th Annual Stock Show approaching Oct. 10 to 17, it is crucial that we have the best team possible in place to put on this annual event. The NILE is thrilled to introduce McCall Linke, the new director of equine programs and communications. Linke comes to us from Colorado and is no stranger to our events. She completed an rodeo production internship here at the NILE Stock Show in 2013.

Dr. Getty's tip: Too much iron can be detrimental to the insulin resistant horse

Are you adding a supplement to your horse's diet that contains iron? You may want to consider changing it if your horse is overweight, diagnosed with insulin resistance, or suffers from equine Cushing's disease. Studies have shown a direct correlation between iron intake and insulin levels in the blood, making it an important factor in managing the diet for these horses.

RGP database reaches billion dollar milestone

Robin Glenn Pedigrees is excited to announce that the RGP database has reached $1 billion in horse earnings. The 32-year-old performance-horse database focuses on American Quarter Horses, but also documents major accomplishments of horses from other breeds that cross onto American Quarter Horses.

TAHC releases all quarantined EHV-1 premises in Galveston County

Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) officials have released all premises quarantined for Equine Herpes Virus (EHV-1) in Galveston County (upper Gulf Coast).

The first case of EHV-1 in Galveston county was confirmed on Jan. 24 in a horse. Following the first diagnosis, two additional horses were confirmed positive for EHV-1 in Galveston county.

Secretariat's birthplace now on Virginia Landmarks Register

DOSWELL, Va. (AP)--The Virginia birthplace of 1973 Triple Crown winner Secretariat is now on the state's landmarks register.

The Virginia Department of Historic Resources March 19 added The Meadow farm in Doswell to the register.

AQHA executive vice president named
Groups rally behind National Forest Systems Trail Stewardship Act
BLM seeks proposals to keep wild horses in pastures
Competitive trail ride returns to Sand Hills State Park in Kansas
Young horse development scholarship winners named
Heading to a rodeo or horse show? Buying or selling a horse? Be sure to get a brand inspection
Wyoming horse trainer has adopted 36 wild horses since 2002



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