American Horse Council

May 27, 2023

Horse Owners Urged to Participate in Economic Impact Study for the Equine Industry

The last three years have been a time of great change throughout the country for homes, businesses and industries. Rising costs of living, shrinking of assistance and changes in demographics have affected so much of our world, and that includes the equine industry. However, not all of the changes are easy to identify. This is why the American Horse Council (AHC), together with the U.S. Equestrian Federation, has kicked off what could be one of the biggest studies in more than 50 years with the 2023 National Economic Impact Study (EIS) for the equine industry.

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Jan 18, 2019 Eventing News

USDA Temporarily Closes Miami Animal Import Center

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is temporarily closing the Miami Animal Import Center to new arrivals after horses quarantined at the facility became sick.

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Nov 12, 2013 Eventing News

AHC Seeks Industry Input on 2015 NAHMS Equine Study

The American Horse Council is asking its member organizations, their members and the entire horse community to help in the drafting of the 2015 National Animal Health Monitoring System (NAHMS) Equine Study, which is in the preparation stages now. NAHMS is within the U. S. Department of Agriculture and is working with the National Agricultural Statistics Service to prepare for its Equine 2015 study.

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Sep 30, 2013 Eventing News

Government Shutdown Could Impact Horse Industry - AHC

To date Congress has failed to pass any of the annual appropriation bills that fund government agencies and projects for the 2014 fiscal year (October 1, 2013 to September 30, 2014). Congress has also failed to come to an agreement regarding a Continuing Resolution that would continue to fund the government past the end of the current fiscal year, which ends tonight at midnight. If an agreement is not reached by that time non-essential government operations, many that impact the horse industry and equestrians, could cease. Should a shutdown occur, it could impact the U.S Department of Agriculture's response to disease outbreaks, procedures for the import and export of horses, recreation on federal land, and temporary worker programs. At this time, government agencies are still working on their shutdown plans and determining essential and non-essential operations.

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Jun 17, 2011 Eventing News

USDA Releases Fifth EHV-1 Situation Report

USDA has released the fifth national EHV-1 situation report. There was one newly identified premise with a suspect or confirmed EHV/EHM case during this last reporting period. We continue to ask all horse owners and organizations to maintain a measured and informed response along with responsible ownership practices to further mitigate the economic and health implications of this current outbreak.

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Jun 03, 2011 Eventing News

USDA Releases Third EHV-1 Situation Report

USDA has released the third national EHV-1 situation report. USDA will continue to release EHV-1 Situation Reports on a weekly basis. Once there are no new exposed premises with suspect or confirmed EHV/EHM cases, USDA will continue to issue Situation Reports for several weeks to ensure there is no further transmission from the current EHV-1 incident. A summary of the updated information is as follows:

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May 31, 2011 Eventing News

USDA Releases Second EHV-1 Situation Report

USDA has released the second national EHV-1 situation report. A summary of the updated information is as follows:

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May 20, 2011 Eventing News

USDA Releases Initial EHV-1 Situation Report

In response to the on-going Equine Herpes Virus (EHV-1) and Equine Herpes Virus Myeloencephalopathy (EHM) disease incidents from an event in Ogden, Utah held from April 29 to May 8, 2011, USDA has compiled individual state EHV-1 reports and released the initial national EHV-1 situation report. A summary of the current situation is as follows:

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Feb 26, 2009 Eventing News

Benefits in the Economic Stimulus Act for Horse Industry

President Barack Obama has signed the Economic Stimulus Act into law. The bill is intended to provide a jump-start to the U.S. economy.

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