Horses, ponies, mules, burros and donkeys total approximately 9 million in the United States. Links on this page provide information on breeding, husbandry, care, housing, nutrition, health, and management of horses.
Horses in History Bibliography, 2009
USDA. NAL. Animal Welfare Information Center.
This bibliography on horses in history is an attempt to give the reader an idea of the nature and scope of the collections at the National Agricultural Library. The collection includes books on the history of different breeds, breeding techniques, farrier or blacksmith skills, health and veterinary medicine, and general horsemanship.
Equine Health Monitoring and Surveillance
USDA. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
Provided by the National Animal Health Surveillance System (NAHSS), this page provides information on equine health monitoring and surveillance activities conducted by many Federal and State government agencies.
Overview: Horse Protection Act
USDA. APHIS. Animal Care.
Enforced by USDA-Animal Care, this law prohibits horses subjected to a process called soring from participating in exhibitions, sales, shows, or auctions.
Search a database or ask a question about horses and receive a science-based, peer reviewed answer.
University of Liverpool.
This site provides scientifically-based information about equine colic including causes, prevention, and treatment.
Horse Genome Project
This project is a cooperative international effort by over 100 scientists in 20 countries to define the genome of the domestic horse.
Equine Science and Extension Publications
Provides links to Web sites maintained by university equine science and extension programs in the United States.
Oklahoma State University. Department of Animal Science.
Information about and images of horse breeds from all over the world, arranged alphabetically.
Gluck Equine Research Center
University of Kentucky. Department of Veterinary Sciences.
Provides information on current research and emerging equine health issues. Also publishes the Equine Disease Quarterly which is available free online.
Center for Equine Health
University of California, Davis. School of Veterinary Medicine.
Provides links to equine health publications, information on research, and vaccination guidelines for horses.