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Horses share some surprisingly similar facial expressions to humans and chimps, according to new University of Sussex research.

Racing Australia has announced it will amend the rules governing the use of the whip in races from 1 December, 2015.

Hiding pain is one of the top survival skills of the horse. An important part of horse ownership is learning to recognize the signs a horse may be in discomfort rather than dismissing certain subtle cues as just bad behaviour.

Hastings Crime Investigation Unit detectives are appealing for information following the shooting death of a racing thoroughbred at a property in Balnarring late Friday.

Victorians will be offered their last chance to take a look around the iconic Victoria Police stables later this month.

Equine event experts Definitive Events, through its equine subsidiary Equine Productions (EP) Pty Ltd will conduct the Summer Horse Show (SHS), formerly the Royal Melbourne Horse Show. Having had a long term relationship with The Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria (RASV) for a number of years, the opportunity to acquire the event that fitted well within EP’s expertise was welcomed by both organisations.

Horse and Country TV is excited to announce that the channel is now available to Australian audiences subscribing to Fetch TV via the Optus Network. 

Barbara Padalino, DVM, a PhD student at the University of Sydney is currently conducting a survey about horse transport in Australia.

The Minister for Agriculture, on behalf of the Government, is offering financial support to non-government, not-for-profit organisations that improve the welfare of animals.

Legendary Aussie horseman and international clinician, Ken Faulkner, has joined H&C TV and will be the first horse trainer to present a series via the Australian channel.

Following the success of last year’s inaugural Racing Victoria Off the Track Triequithon at Mornington Racecourse, Racing Victoria (RV) has today announced a second Triequithon event to be held at Caulfield Racecourse on Saturday, 29 August 2015.

The final Macedon Ranges Equine Centre Feasibility Study was endorsed at the Ordinary Council meeting on 27 May, 2015.

Strangles outbreaks can be devastating to equine businesses, but the damage can be minimised or prevented through practical control plans.

Since Horse & Country TV went live in Australia in early March, the website has been inundated with enquiries from fans who are keen to get onto the channel and want to know exactly how to go about it. So horse & Country have listened and are happy to help shorten the steps to coming on board!

Last year the Macedon Ranges Shire Council announced funding for a study to investigate building a state of the art equine centre in the region.  The draft study has found that a centre of this calibre is possible.

Dung beetles are hard little workers that can save horse owners much time. Allowing dung beetles to bury the manure in paddocks is a natural way to get rid of the manure, leading to improved soil health and pasture growth.

FEI International Endurance Races in the UAE have been suspended as the FEI investigates horse welfare and non-compliance issues in the region.

Work is continuing on the Australia’s new Post-Entry Quarantine facility in Mickleham, Victoria. The facility includes a compound capable of housing up to 80 horses at a time. Construction started in May 2014 and the site is quickly taking shape.

Join the team at the University of Melbourne’s Veterinary Teaching hospital to hear talks from two of the world’s leading veterinarians in the field of equine sports medicine.

The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) has updated information about the Hendra virus vaccine on its website to provide a resource for people who want to understand more about current permit for the vaccine and to answer some common questions.

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