**the monthly Board of Directors meeting will be held in the Communications building at the Indiana State fairgrounds for the month of May. The meetings are open to public viewing beginning at 7pm
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BOAH (Board Of Animal Health) RELEASE:
Spring Health Guide for Horse Owners
INDIANAPOLIS(15 May 2013)—Warm weather has finally arrived, and the Indiana State Board of Animal Health (BOAH) encourages horse owners to update their animals' vaccinations now for the best protection against disease-carrying mosquitoes. Read more.....
Jim Kirkham Scholarship
The Jim Kirkham Scholarship Fund was established in 2013 in honor of a lifetime of service to the Indiana Horse Council and Hoosier Horse Fair & Expo. Jim Kirkham’s tireless dedication to the Council and Fair are prime examples of community service at its best. His selfless contributions to IHC ensured its continued growth and stability, through good times and bad. The Indiana Horse Council could think of no better way to show its appreciation for Jim than to endow a scholarship in his name. Click to view application.....
Remember Biosecurity During Show Season
INDIANAPOLIS (20 March 2013)—The Indiana State Board of Animal Health (BOAH) advises equine owners to take precautions as they begin traveling to shows and exhibitions. Cases of equine herpesvirus (EVH-1) have been popping up all over the United States, including at a large horse show in Florida just last month and a race track in Chicago late last year. Indiana does not have any known infected horses at this time.
IHCF Racing Legacy Fund Grant Will Help Indiana Racehorses and Inmates Learn Skills for Their Future - Putnamville, Indiana - The Indiana Horse Council Foundation, Inc. (IHCF), has awarded $2,500 as its first-ever Racing Legacy Fund grant to the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation, Inc., Putnamville Correctional Facility (TRF).
TRF’s Putnamville Equine Management Program gives low-risk, non-violent offenders the opportunity to work with racehorses that are retired or no longer competitive to rehabilitate and retrain them for new careers. The horses are then offered for private adoption to be used for another discipline such as trail riding, equestrian sports, backyard pleasure or even therapeutic use.
Applications for the Racing Legacy Fund
The Indiana Horse Council Foundation is taking Applications for the Racing Legacy Fund. Deadlines for applying are March 1st and September 1st. Click on About IHC link above.
EHV-1 Confirmed in Northern Indiana Horse
The Indiana State Board of Animal Health has quarantined a Lake County boarding facility after a horse was confirmed positive with equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV). The horse was humanely euthanized after showing neurological signs just days before he was confirmed for the virus. The 45 horses at the stable will remain under quarantine until all are confirmed free of the disease.
Indiana Equine Economic Impact Report
The Purdue University Economic Impact report on the equine industry in Indiana looks at the sizeable contribution that this industry has on our economy. From horse racing, to shows, to breeders to recreational ownership, this report is quite interesting as it demonstrates what a large contribution horse owners make to our Indiana economy.
Monthly National Legislation Report
Stay up-to-date on national issues affecting the equine industry.