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AQHYA Youth World Cups Returns Home to Amarillo

June 20, 2006

The American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) is proud to welcome the Youth World Cup back to Amarillo, Texas. The Youth World Cup is sponsored by WeatherBeeta and will be held at the Amarillo National Center June 23 through July 2. This event... Read More

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American Horse Council Publications Available

June 20, 2006

The American Horse Council (AHC) has proudly announced the availability of three must-have publications for the horse industry. The AHC Study--The Economic Impact of the Horse Industry on the United States, the AHC 2006 Horse... Read More

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Lawyer Ron Ready to Return to Training

June 16, 2006

Arkansas Derby winner Lawyer Ron has been given the okay to return to training at the barn of veteran Robert Holthus on Friday after surgery following a disappointing run in the Kentucky Derby.

Holthus said noted equine surgeon Larry... Read More

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TRF Horses Headed Home to Their Breeders

June 15, 2006

Aristan and Selznick were not necessarily stars on the racetrack, but they still mean everything to the people who helped bring them into the world. That is why the two retired Thoroughbreds are among the first Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation... Read More

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Riding Ranks Tenth in List of Sports with Most Injuries

June 15, 2006

Loyola University Health System reported this week that basketball tops the list of sports associated with the most injuries, with more than 512,000 basketball-related injuries landing individuals in U.S. emergency rooms in 2005. Horseback ridin... Read More

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Remnants of Alberto Soak Eastern States; Minimal Livestock Problems in Florida

June 14, 2006

The National Weather Service issued its final advisory on Tropical Depression Alberto this afternoon (June 14) at 5:00 p.m. Remnants of Alberto were "quickly moving northeastward along the Atlantic seaboard," and resulting rains were posing the... Read More

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Pat Day to Speak at Benefit Event for Women in Racing

June 09, 2006

Hall of Fame jockey Pat Day will be speaking at a fundraising event for the Center for Women in Racing on Friday, June 23.  The Center, located in Paris, Ky., is a temporary residential facility for women who work in the thoroughbred... Read More

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Biotechnology Expert Added to Freedom Health Staff

June 08, 2006

Accomplished nutrition and biotechnology expert Scott Carter, Ph.D. has joined Freedom Health, LLC, makers of SUCCEED Digestive Conditioning Program, as Vice President of Research and Development.... Read More

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Favorite Trick, Saratoga Six Die in Barn Fire

June 07, 2006

Favorite Trick, the 1997 (Thoroughbred) Horse of the Year as a 2-year-old, and Saratoga Six, a grade I winner, died last night in a barn fire at Jim and Marilyn Helzer's JEH Stallion Station near Hondo, N.M. They were among six stallions,... Read More

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Repeated Follicle Aspiration Doesn't Affect Fertility

June 01, 2006

Veterinarians are increasingly using repeated transvaginal ultrasound-guided follicle aspiration (TVUFA) to collect eggs from mares for research and clinical applications. Currently, the main use of TVUFA for client-owned mares is for oocyte... Read More

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Young Riders' Championships a Springboard to Success

June 01, 2006

For many competitors, the CN North American Junior and Young Riders' Championships (NAJYRC) is their first experience riding on a team, as well as their first time competing under international rules. The Championships serve as a proving ground... Read More

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Program Could Help Alleviate Shortage of Large Animal Vets

May 19, 2006

A bill approved by the Kansas Legislature and recently signed into law by Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius will benefit veterinary students and rural Kansas communities, according to Ralph Richardson, dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine at... Read More

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Fourth Biennial Foreign Animal Disease Training Course

May 17, 2006

The health of livestock and the security of animal agriculture industries are vitally important issues in today's world. The Fourth Biennial Foreign Animal Disease Training Course, will be held in Madison, Wisc., July 30-Aug. 4, by the Universit... Read More

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Ashado Scholarship Awarded to Arizona State University Student

May 12, 2006

Following The Race For Education, the first race at Churchill Downs on Oaks Day (May 5), another winner was presented: Kristen Geary of Benson, Ariz., was officially awarded the Ashado Scholarship by Jack and Laurie Wolf of Starlight Stables and... Read More

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Maryland Horse Park & Agricultural Education Center Feasibility Study Released

May 11, 2006

The Maryland Stadium Authority yesterday (May 10) released a feasibility study for a proposed Maryland Horse Park and Agricultural Education Center in Gambrills, Md.

The study, begun in May, 2005, includes a summary of benefits to the... Read More

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KEEP Promises its Members 'We'll Keep on Going'

May 10, 2006

Shaking off defeat of the casino bill in the recent legislative session, the Kentucky Equine Education Project (KEEP) showed a fresh outlook for the remainder of 2006 in a first public meeting May 9 at the Kentucky Horse Park.

The... Read More

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Maryland Horse Health and Disease Prevention Seminar

May 10, 2006

The University of Maryland Cooperative Extension will host a Maryland Horse Health and Disease Prevention Seminar at 2 p.m. on Thursday, June 8. Internationally recognized equine researchers and industry leaders will discuss timely topics... Read More

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The 2006 Bill Verdugo International Internship Program Recipients

May 08, 2006

The American Quarter Horse Foundation is proud to announce the 2006 recipients of the Bill Verdugo International Internship Program. Three deserving people will apprentice this summer with the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA)... Read More

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Chris Cox Challenges Former Champions in the 2007 Road to the Horse

May 08, 2006

Ride the Remuda Productions announces well-known horse trainer and horsemanship clinician Chris Cox (Mineral Wells, Texas) will compete against past champions Clinton Anderson (Belle Center, Ohio) and Stacy Westfall (Mt. Gilead, Ohio) in the... Read More

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Tracy Farmer Receives William T. Young Humanitarian Award

May 08, 2006

On May 2 at the Derby Trainers' Dinner, Tracy Farmer received the third annual William T. Young Humanitarian Award from the Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders. The award was established in 2003 to recognize a person in the Thoroughbred... Read More

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Illinois Teaching Hospital Celebrates National Pet Week

May 08, 2006

The Veterinary Teaching Hospital (VTH) at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine is celebrating National Pet Week, May 7-13, by highlighting the bond that the veterinarians, students, and staff have with their own... Read More

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From Flamenco to Dressage, Andalusians Steal the Show

May 05, 2006

The rapidly growing number of Andalusian aficionados found something for every taste and style at the Ohio Equine Affaire. A lady danced with a white stallion. Dressage medalists demonstrated 4th level movements. Senioritas in beautiful Flamenco... Read More

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Pensacola Man Charged in Horse Shooting Case

May 05, 2006

The Escambia County Sheriff's Department arrested Craig M. Smith, 24, of Pensacola, Fla., in connection with the April 17 shootings in Beulah, Fla., which left Desmond Davis' five dogs dead, nine horses either dead or in need of being... Read More

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Texas Fires Kill Horses, Cattle

May 01, 2006

Quenching rains over the weekend of March 18 slowed the progress of Texas panhandle fires that consumed more than 800,000 acres of land and killed an estimated 10,000 head of livestock in less than a week. At least 30 horses in the McLean area o... Read More

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Lloyd's of London Supports UK Publication

May 01, 2006

Lloyd's of London Underwriters, brokers and their Kentucky agents recently gave $45,000 in support of the University of Kentucky equine research publication Equine Disease Quarterly. Since the mid-1980s, the Lloyd's of London group has... Read More