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References from MHU Courses

Sites selected by experts to enhance your learning experience in our courses.

Academia Web Sites

McPhail Equine Performance Center
The McPhail Equine Performance Center at the Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine integrates clinical and research studies of performance horses and lameness.

Michigan State University Veterinary Extension Articles
Michigan State University Veterinary Extension provides online articles about horse health. 

Michigan State University Extension Equine Team
The MSU Extension Equine Team’s Web site includes the Virtual Horse Facility Tour as well as the “One Horse or One Hundred” bulletin series covering manure management. 

Cornell University Toxic Plant Informational Database
Cornell University offers an online informational database of toxic plants, and you can search it by species. 

Havemeyer Equine Behavior Lab
The Havemeyer Equine Behavior Lab at the University of Pennsylvania conducts equine behavioral research and delivers educational workshops.

The University of British Columbia Animal Welfare Program
The University of British Columbia’s Animal Welfare Program strives to improve the lives of animals through research, education and public outreach.

Breed and Discipline Web Sites

American Quarter Horse Association
AQHA is the official record keeping and governing body of the American Quarter Horse industry. The Web site provides membership services and information on the breed.

Arabian Horse Association
Arabian Horse Association (AHA) is the official breed association and U.S. registry for Arabian, Half-Arabian and Anglo-Arabian horses. The AHA Web site offers an online marketplace and community forums as well as educational resources for Arabian horse enthusiasts.

Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders’ and Exhibitors’ Association
The Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders' and Exhibitors' AssociationSM (TWHBEASM) is devoted to promoting the breed. The Web site offers information on owning a Tennessee Walking Horse. 

United States Equestrian Federation
The United States Equestrian Federation is the national governing body of equestrian sport in the United States. The USEF Web site offers information on various equestrian activities. 

Government Web Sites

Animal Welfare
Animal Welfare provides leadership for determining standards of humane care and treatment of animals. Animal Welfare is a division of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS). The site includes links to the Horse Protection Act.

Farm Animal Welfare Council
The Farm Animal Welfare Council is an independent advisory body established by the United Kingdom government. It reviews the welfare of farm animals on agricultural land, at market, in transit and at the place of slaughter; and advises the government of any necessary legislative or other changes.

Professional and Industry Web Sites

American Farrier’s Association
The American Farrier’s Association Web site offers information on hoof care for the horse owner and resources for the professional farrier.

American Horse Council 
As the national trade association representing the horse industry in Washington, D.C., the American Horse Council represents your equine interests and investments. The Web site provides information on statistics, legislation and regulations related to the horse industry.

The Blood-Horse
The Blood-Horse online offers an up-to-date news service for the Thoroughbred industry. is Primedia's online center for horse enthusiasts, featuring news about horse sports and industry, horse care information, training techniques, products and services, and a forum for dialogue among horse people.

Kentucky Equine Research
Kentucky Equine Research serves both the horse producer and the feed industry through consulting and nutrition research. is the official Web site of the American Association of Equine Practitioners, for anyone wanting to learn more about horse health. offers articles on a variety of subjects, in addition to an extensive advertising directory.