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2019 Ranch Horse Program set for Sunday, August 4th – 8:00am

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Texas A&M Claims The Most Top Fortune 500 CEOs

Texas A&M Claims The Most Top Fortune 500 CEOs U.S. News & World Report found that four Aggies serve in executive roles at companies in the top tier of the Fortune 500 list. By Keith Randall, Texas A&M University Division of Marketing & Communications JUNE 20, 2019 Texas A&M University has more top 100 corporate CEOs than any other university in the country, according to a recent survey by U.S. News and World Report. Texas A&M has four CEOs in the top fifth of the Fortune 500 list,… Read More →

Texas A&M Earns No. 8 Ranking in ‘Best Colleges’ Survey

Texas A&M Earns No. 8 Ranking In ‘Best Colleges’ Survey handed Texas A&M a top-10 ranking for its affordability, academic quality and successful student outcomes. By Keith Randall, Texas A&M University Division of Marketing & CommunicationsMAY 31, 2019 For its quality and low cost, Texas A&M University has been ranked No. 8 nationally in a study of more than 2,200 institutions in’s 2019 Best Colleges and Universities list. The ranking is based on data from the National Center for Education Statistics’ Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System… Read More →

2019 State 4-H Horse Show Information

2019 STATE 4-H HORSE SHOW The 57th Annual Texas State 4-H Horse Show will be taking place at the Brazos County Expo in Bryan, TX. After 30+ years at the wonderful Taylor County Expo in Abilene, TX the show has moved to Bryan. Over 350 4-H youth plus their families attend the show from all over the state of Texas. The Texas State 4-H Horse Show is the pinnacle of the 4-H horse project and offers many opportunities to 4-H youth including up to 40 classes of competition,… Read More →

Out with Antibiotics, In with Vaccines

Posted on May 21, 2019. CVM researchers help discover new strategy to protect foals from deadly infection. Story by Callie Rainosek   Researchers at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVM) have helped successfully develop a strategy to protect foals from developing a common and severe form of pneumonia by vaccinating pregnant mares weeks before giving birth.  Pneumonia, which is potentially deadly in foals between 3 and 6 months of age, is commonly caused by the bacterium Rhodococcus equi.  Dr. Noah Cohen (center) and… Read More →

Heird continues tenure on AQHA Executive Committee

Though AQHA operates primarily upon the decisions of its members through the board of directors, the five-person executive committee is responsible for implementing these important decisions and governing AQHA between the annual meetings of the membership and the board. The AQHA Executive Committee – consisting of a president, first vice president, second vice president and two additional members – is elected each year by the board at the AQHA Convention. Each member serves a term of one year until the selection of his/her successor. The executive committee convenes bimonthly… Read More →

Charles W. Graham receives Texas A&M AgriLife Distinguished Texan in Agriculture Award

By Blair Fannin Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service SAN ANTONIO — Dr. Charles W. Graham has received the Distinguished Texan in Agriculture Award from Texas A&M AgriLife — the highest honor given to individuals demonstrating outstanding leadership and providing significant contributions to Texas agriculture. Graham received the award at the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association Convention in San Antonio April 6. “Dr. Graham exemplifies what the Distinguished Texan in Agriculture Award is all about,” said Mark Hussey, interim president of Texas A&M University. Hussey was the vice… Read More →

Prevention, dietary adjustment show promise in fending off joint pain in young horses

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, Contact: Dr. Josie Coverdale, 979-862-3654, COLLEGE STATION – A series of studies by researchers in the department of animal science at Texas A&M University suggest prevention is the best solution to prevent arthritis in young quarter horses. Dr. Josie Coverdale, associate professor in equine science, and Dr. Jessica Lucia, a former graduate student under Coverdale and now a professor at Sam Houston State University, found use of anti-inflammatory aids mixed with daily rations can help decrease joint inflammation in young horses. “Arthritis is one… Read More →

Grand Opening of New Equine Complex Opens Doors to Expansion and Growth for Texas A&M Equine Initiative

COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Texas A&M celebrated the grand opening of the Thomas G. Hildebrand, DVM ’56 Equine Complex. This $32 million dollar facility is the first phase of a planned $80 million dollar project of the Equine Initiative. The equine complex was named in honor of Thomas G. Hildebrand, DVM ’56 to recognize his contributions to the field of veterinary medicine and his love for Texas A&M. The new complex represents one of the core efforts of the Texas A&M Equine Initiative, which was formed to bring… Read More →

Body condition score modeling system part of broodmare equine research

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, Contact: Dr. Clay Cavinder, 979-458-2927, COLLEGE STATION – Assigning beef cattle body condition scores has been a common practice among producers for years to evaluate nutritional needs, but not so much for horse owners. In fact, such a system did not exist until a group of researchers with Texas A&M AgriLife Research and the Texas A&M University department of animal science recently developed the framework. “When I was doing my undergraduate work at Oklahoma State University, we had a program called the… Read More →