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Reference Links

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General research, forage and pasture quality, horse adoption, rescue, therapeutic riding, horse colors, basic color breeding charts, colors and markings, horse gifs, clipart, legal help, finding stolen horses, comprehensive horse medical/surgical facilities (Mid-Atlantic Area), conservation and horse farm management, agencies, associations, boards and commissions, Federal or National agencies, societies, clubs, horse publications, video, transportation, traveling, and stabling your horse.


Agriculture Research and Extension Centers Virginia Tech
Animal Behavior Instincts
Animal Drugs and the FDA
Association of American Feed Control Officials
CDC - National Center for Zoonotic, Vector-Borne, and Enteric Diseases
Equine Disease Quarterly
Equine Guelph University
Extension - Great Horse Info
Flash Card Exchange (Search horse and equine)
Horse Glossary Podiatry Terms
Horse Health Glossary
Glossary of Varied Terms
Horse Hoof and Leg Anatomy
Illinois University Champaign College of Veterinary Medicine
Mare Center (Agricultural Research and Extension Center)
Drugs, Supplements, and Herbal Information/Humans
Medical Terms Dictionary
Merck Vet Manual
Merriam-Webster Medical Dictionary
Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (Ontario)
National Agriculture Library
National Library of Medicine
National Sporting Library
Nature (Identifying insects, etc.)
PubMed A service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health
Super Pages - Look it Up!
Temple Grandin
Trail Blazers Magazine
Tufts University Cummings School of Vet Medicine
Up to Date Medical (Humans)
Veterinary Products for Horses
Virginia Cooperative Extension
Virginia Horse Journal
VA/MD Regional College of Vet Medicine
Wikipedia Encyclopedia
Wiley OnLine Library

Research Forage and Pasture Quality

About Forage Availability List (North Dakota State University Extension Service)
About Forage/Ohio State University
About Forage/University of Maryland
About Forage/University of Vermont
About Forage/West Virginia University Extension
About Pastures/Ohio State University
About Pastures, Grazing and Management /Pennsylvania State University
Agriculture Research and Extension Centers (VA Tech)
Hay Availability List ND State University Extension Service
Natural Resources Conservation Services (USDA National)
Toxic Plant Database
Web Soil Survey

Horse Adoption, Rescue and Therapeutic Riding

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Horse Adoption and Rescue Nationally by State
Horse Slaughter Bill H.R. 6598
North American Riding for the Handicapped Find a Therapeutic Riding Program Near You
Retraining Ex Race Horses-Canter Mid-Atlantic
Tranquility Farm Retraining Ex-Racehorses

Horse Colors, Basic Color Breeding Charts, Complete Colors and Markings

Equine Coat Color Breeding Calculator
Equine Breeding Color Charts
Equine Colors and Markings

Horse Gifs and Clipart

Horse Gifs and Clip Art

Horse Help (Legal Help and Finding Stolen Horses)

Branding Animals Las & Definitions
Equine Law and Horsemanship
Horse Law Articles
Horsemanship Safety Articles
Law Cases for Horsemen
Stolen Horse International

Comprehensive Horse Medical/Surgical Facilities
Mid-Atlantic Area

ACVS Diplomate Search
Blue Ridge Equine Medical Center-VA
James M. Casey, D.V.M., M.S./Laurel, Maryland
Equine Sports Medicine, Surgery and Dentistry
Tim Casey (Equine acupuncture and chiropractic) telephone: 541-364-4281-VA
Ian Harrison (Surgery) Can be reached through Tim Casey's office above-VA
Full Circle Equine Service/Dr. Jana Froeling
Standard medical care, chiropractic, acupuncture, pre-purchase and insurance exams, x-rays, ultrasound, AVID microchipping, Postural Rehabilitation, physical therapy consultations, laceration and wound repair, dentistry, field castrations, Chinese herbal medicine, vaccinations, ozone therapy.
I really like Dr. Froeling's practice. She has managed to use vaccine that does not cause my horse, A Patchy, to have reactions. Dr. Froeling works with you and does what is best for your horse. She goes the extra mile and thinks outside the box! She is a terrific problem solver and has excellent rapport with the animal, too. I am so glad to have found her.
Marion DuPont Scott Equine Medical Center-VA
Marion DuPont Scott Equine Medical Center Fact Sheet
Morven Park-VA
Piedmont Equine Practice
University of Pennsylvania (New Bolton)-PA
Valley Equine Associates (Equine services including surgery-WVA)

Conservation and Horse Farm Management

Equine Land Conservation Resource
Horses for Clean Water
Hunt Country Conservation Program
National Association of Conservation Districts
Prince William Soil and Conservation District
Virginia Association of Conservation Districts
Virginia Cooperative Extension
Virginia Tech's Weed Identification

Agencies, Associations, Boards and Commissions

American Association of Equine Practitioners
American Horse Council
Association of American Feed Control Officials
Center for Food Security and Public Health
Department of Agriculture
Department of Interior
Equine Species Working Group (Horse Identification)
Maryland Horse Council
Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC)
Missing Pet Network (National)
National Capital Lyme and Tick-Borne Disease Association
National Park Service
National Park Service Trail Maps

Federal or National
Environmental Protection Agency
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Report a Veterinary Adverse Drug Reaction
FDA - From an Idea to the Marketplace: The Journey of an Animal Drug through the Approval Process
Government Tracking of Congressional Bills
How to Report An Adverse Drug Experience
Natural Resource Conservation Service
American Horse Council
United States Department of Agriculture
Hay Clearing House
Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation
Virginia Department of Environmental Quality
Virginia Department of Forestry
Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries
Virginia Horse Council
Virginia Horse Industry Board
West Virginia
West Virginia Horse Council

Some Horse Societies and Clubs

Links to Horse Riding Areas/DC, Virginia and Maryland
American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior
Battlefield Equestrian Society
Clifton Horse Society
Crossed Sabers Stable (Horse Adoption Information)
Equestrian Land Conservation Resource
4-H Club (Nationally)
Fox Hunters Guide
Fox Hunting Society
Master of Fox Hounds Association
National Steeplechase Association
Nokesville Horse Society (For local horse trails in Virginia)
Northern Virginia Coalition of Equestrian Organizations
Old Dominion Endurance Rides, Inc.
Old People's Riding Club (National)
Trail Riders of Today (TROT)
United States Equestrian Team Foundation
United States Pony Club (National)
Unwanted Horse Coalition

Horse Publications and Video - Informational

American Horse Publications
Chronicle of the Horse
Equestrian Design Guidebook for Trails, Trailheads and Campgrounds
Nicker Network
StateLineTack-Some Articles by Sharon Rogers Equestrian Advisor
The Fauquier Times Democrat
The Horse Publication
Thoroughbred Times/Up-go-date News in Industry
Virginia Horse Center
Virginia Horse Journal
Web Soil Survey

Transportation, Traveling, and Stabling your Horse

American Truck and Trailer Supply
11850 Livingston Drive, Suite 4
Manassas, VA 20109
1 703 257-1710 (Truck and Horse Trailer Repair-I use them and they are excellent!)
Bed and Breakfast Online (Inns with Horse Accommodations)
Directions - MapQuest
Horse and Travel
Horse State Transport Laws (Commercial)
Horse Motel
Horse Trip
Mule and Horse Trail Guide
US Rider Equestrian Motor Plan Roadside Assistance