• 2023 Parade Grand Marshal, Temple Grandin
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    National Western Stock Show Announces Dr. Temple Grandin as 2023 Parade Grand Marshal

    Denver, CO.  – The National Western Stock Show is excited to announce renowned author, speaker, and professor of Animal Science, Dr. Temple Grandin, as Grand Marshal for the 2023 Stock Show Kick-Off Parade, presented by Arrow Electronics.   On Thursday, January 5, Dr. Temple Grandin will lead the traditional drive of Longhorn cattle, horses, and western wagons through the streets of downtown Denver to celebrate the start of the 117th National Western Stock Show. The parade begins at noon outside Union Station and marches twelve blocks down 17th Street to Glenarm Place.   “It is a great honor to have a legend, visionary and dedicated animal scientist like Dr. Grandin kicking off our…

  • Wild Horse Adoption Event in Grand Junction
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    BLM Piceance-East Douglas Wild Horse Adoption Event in Grand Junction

    Grand Junction, Colo. – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will hold a wild horse adoption event on Nov. 4 – 5, offering approximately 60 wild horses gathered from the Piceance-East Douglas Herd Management Area (HMA). “Our partners at the Piceance Mustangs have been invaluable at helping manage wild horses and burros and helping with adoptions,” said Tyrell Turner, Northwest District Wild Horse & Burro Specialist. “We are excited to hold this event in collaboration with our partners and to put horses into good homes.” The adoption will be held at the Mesa County Fairgrounds, 2785 U.S. Highway 50 in Grand Junction. Bidders must be present during the silent auction on Nov.…

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    30 Animals Including 26 Horses were Seized from Fremont County Property

    From the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO): On October 25th, 2022, Deputies with the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office assisted by the Colorado Humane Society, the Denver Dumb Animals league, The Colorado Department of Agriculture, Code 3 Associates, and the state brand inspector executed a search warrant in the seizure of 26 horses, 1 dog, 1 pot belly pig and two exotic birds from a property in the 500 block of 1st Street in Penrose, Colorado.  This seizure was made after a report of animal neglect/abuse was made to the Colorado Humane/Denver Dumb Friends League.  Based on the recommendation of two on-scene veterinarians, the pot-belly pig was euthanized at a local facility. …

  • Littleton Equine Purchases Colorado Horse Park
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    Congratulations to Littleton Equine Medical Center (LEMC) on the Purchase of the Colorado Horse Park

    A message from Dr. Kelly Tisher at Littleton Equine Medical Center: “We are thrilled to announce our purchase of the CO Horse Park! This venue has been and will continue to be such an asset to our Colorado Equestrian Community. Over the next few years, our plan is to create a world class equine clinic at the horse park as well as continuing to improve and expand the horse show facility. We couldn’t ask for a better partner in producing our horse shows than LEG Shows & Events and Charlotte Robson and we’re looking forward to an amazing 2023 show season!” And a Facebook statement from Littleton Equine: “Singletree Equestrian,…

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    American Horse Council is giving away a John Deere S240 Riding Mower!

    The American Horse Council (AHC), the voice of the horse industry in Washington, D.C, is announcing their Member Appreciation Giveaway. Thanks to a gracious donation from their partners, Equine Discounts, the American Horse Council will be giving away a John Deere S240 Riding Mower to one lucky winner. Any person or organization that is a member of the American Horse Council, United Horse Coalition (UHC), or Equine Welfare Data Collective (EWDC), is eligible to win. To enter, email a brief video or written statement about what you find valuable or important about the work of the AHC, UHC, or EWDC to info@horsecouncil.org by 11:59 pm EST on October 23, 2022. Make sure…

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    World’s First Successfully Cloned Endangered Przewalski’s Horse Now Learning the Language of Wild Horses

    Science of Managing Wildlife Applied to Increase Species’ Genetic Diversity SAN DIEGO (Sept. 26, 2022) – Kurt—the world’s first successfully cloned Przewalski’s horse—is thriving at his home at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park and learning the language of being a wild horse from Holly, a young female of his own species. Kurt and Holly’s pairing is a step in a long process to bring back lost genetic diversity to this endangered species. Kurt is a clone of a male Przewalski’s stallion whose DNA was cryopreserved 42 years ago in San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance’s Wildlife Biodiversity Bank. Kurt moved from his birthplace at ViaGen’s cloning facility in Texas to the…

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    Deadly Equine Disease Kills horses in Colorado

    CAÑON CITY, Colo. – Wild horses at the Wild Horse facility in Canon City have been infected with an unknown yet highly contagious and sometimes fatal disease. The BLM is working with local, state and federal officials to determine the exact cause of death of nearly 150 horses so far since the outbreak began April 23. An equine influenza is suspected to be the cause of the outbreak. The BLM will continue to post Situation Reports to track mortality rates. May 9: The May 9 Situation Report is available with an additional 2 fatalities today. May 8: The May 8 Situation Report is available with an additional 2 fatalities today. May…

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    Colorado Equine Health Alert : Equine Influenza

    A horse at a private facility in Jefferson County started displaying signs of Equine Influenza on 2/20/2022 and was confirmed to be affected by the disease by an attending veterinarian. At this time only 1 horse is affected although 6 at the facility have been exposed. The horse was purchased at a sale and developed clinical signs within 24 hours. For more information about Equine Influenza go to: Equine Influenza factsheet.  Get more infomration on this event and other outbreaks at EDCC here: https://equinediseasecc.org/alerts