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FAEP: 11 Confirmed Positive and Neurologic Cases

December 20, 2006

From the Florida Association of Equine Practitioners' Web site, www.faep.net:

A conference call was held last night between officials from the State of Florida and veterinarians from... Read More

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Rescued Donkey Gives Royal Performance

December 18, 2006

Pollyanne, a 22-year-old rescued donkey, made her royal debut in George Bizet's "Carmen" at London's Royal Opera House, reported Read More

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Prosecutors to Decide on Okla. Horse Cases Next Week

December 17, 2006

Grant County, Okla., prosecutors plan to decide next week whether to file charges after a group of horses were found starving in a pasture near Medford.

The sheriff's office earlier this week seized six horses who were malnourished and had... Read More

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Drug Positives Lead to December Suspensions for Two Leading Trainers

December 17, 2006

Trainer Scott Lake, who currently leads the nation with 528 wins for the year, and two-time Eclipse Award winner Todd Pletcher, who leads in earnings with a record-setting $27,427,878, are both to begin serving suspensions for medication... Read More

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Critical Access Portable Equine Profile

December 15, 2006

The Critical Access Portable Equine Profile is a simple method of ensuring that your horse's owner and veterinary contact information, as well as care instructions and medical records stay with him at all times.... Read More

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Ky. Adds Breeders' Incentive Fund for Non-Race Breeds

December 15, 2006

Governor Ernie Fletcher has signed an emergency regulation to implement the Kentucky Horse Breeders' Incentive Fund, which will encourage and support excellence in non-race breeds in the commonwealth.

The fund was one of three created as a... Read More

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Research Study to Document Effects of Hippotherapy

December 15, 2006

Every equine enthusiast knows their horse is their best mental health therapist. Aside from that important role, horses today are recognized more for their recreational purposes than their historically utilitarian ones. One exception, however, i... Read More

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Emergency Regulation Creates Fund for Non-Race Breeds in Kentucky

December 15, 2006

Kentucky Gov. Ernie Fletcher signed an emergency regulation to implement the Kentucky Horse Breeders' Incentive Fund, which will encourage and support excellence in non-race breeds in the Commonwealth.
 
The fund was one of three... Read More

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USDA Proposes Standards for Permanent, Private Quarantine Facilities

December 13, 2006

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is proposing to amend its regulations regarding the importation of horses in order to establish standards for the approval of permanent, privately owned quarantine... Read More

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Missing Zebra Prompts Search

December 13, 2006

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (Mounties) are searching for an escapee of the striped variety; they're organizing a search for Zebastian, a zebra stallion that escaped from his Calgary-area home, Read More

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Some Walking Horse Groups Proposing HPA Enforcement Changes

December 12, 2006

After facing public criticism this year about the treatment of Tennessee Walking Horses, some industry leaders have proposed harsher penalties for those caught abusing horses for personal gain.

"We want to see the horse be presented where... Read More

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Horse.com Donating Blankets to Mounted Police and Rescue Organizations

December 12, 2006

In the spirit of the holidays, Horse.com (sister company of 1800petsupplies.com) is donating horse blankets and heated water buckets to mounted police units and horse rescue organizations nationwide that are in need of help as winter ushers... Read More

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Man Sentenced for Hit and Run of Woman and Horse

December 12, 2006

A Blossburg, Pa., man has been sentenced to one to three years in prison for striking and killing a woman and horse and leaving the scene of the accident, the Read More

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KER Launches New Division for Horses with Special Dietary Needs

December 11, 2006

Kentucky Equine Research (KER) has established a new division called KERx Special Needs Nutrition. KERx is designed to combine the individual strengths of veterinarians and nutritionists to optimize wellness in all horses. Partnering... Read More

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Illinois Extension Launches Ag Safety Site

December 11, 2006

A new website that seeks to provide research-based information and resources to assist individuals and organizations with agricultural safety issues has been launched by University of Illinois Extension.

The new site is Agricultural Safety... Read More

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Skeleton of "Alien Mutilation" Horse at Center of Custody Battle

December 11, 2006

Everyone in Alamosa, Colo., suddenly wants Snippy, reports The Denver Post.

The skeleton of Snippy, an Appaloosa mare that was the first animal reported to be... Read More

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NRHyA Raises $60,000 at Futurity

December 11, 2006

During the past year the National Reining Horse Youth Association (NRHyA) has celebrated the "Year of the Youth." The year long campaign dedicated to building and growing the NRHA's Youth membership was most evident at the 2006 NRHA Futurit... Read More

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Number of Calif. Horses Failing Drug Tests Doubled Since 2000

December 10, 2006

The number of horses that have failed drug tests in California have doubled since 2000 and the offenses rarely result in disqualification or other stiff penalties, the Orange County Register reported Sunday.

While failed drug tests... Read More

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HEART Equine Ambulance Hosting Hoedown to Raise Funds

December 10, 2006

The Humane Equine Aid and Rapid Transport (HEART) Equine Ambulance is a very personal cause for many of the top equestrians. There will be a fun packed, heel-stomping hoedown held at Palm Beach Polo Equestrian Club in the Special Events Pavilion... Read More

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New Administrator Named for USEF Drugs and Medications Program

December 09, 2006

The USEF has announced that Dr. Stephen Schumacher of Columbus, Ohio has been selected to become the Chief Administrator of Testing Programs for the USEF Drugs and Medications Program.

Schumacher received his B.S degree from The... Read More

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AQHA Cutting, Reining to be Featured on NBC

December 09, 2006

American Quarter Horses will take center stage Sunday, Jan. 7, on NBC Sports Television at 1:30 p.m. Eastern/10:30 a.m. Pacific for the America's Horse Championships presented by Ford Trucks. The one-hour special is based at a portion of the... Read More

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Appeals Court Upholds Pletcher Suspension

December 08, 2006

A New York state appeals court has upheld the 45-day suspension and $3,000 fine against leading trainer Todd Pletcher after one of his horses was found with a banned substance following a 2004 race at Saratoga.

The Appellate Division of the... Read More

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Mo. Public Park to Offer Lessons on Environmentally-Friendly Horsekeeping

December 08, 2006

Workers are busy turning land that once housed a private horse farm into a public park that will feature horses, while also trying to teach environmental lessons to visitors.

The Springfield, Mo., Parks and Recreation Department's Equine... Read More

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Underweight Horses Removed from N.H. Farm

December 08, 2006

Animal safety workers removed five "significantly underweight" horses from a property in Rye, N.H., where the owner had been convicted of cruelty to animals in 1999.

One of the horses required serious medical attention and is at a local... Read More

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Zebras at Virginia Zoo Die in Accidents

December 08, 2006

A young zebra at the Virginia Zoo in Norfolk, Va., has died in a freak accident following a rabies shot.

Zoo spokeswoman Alison Swank says zookeepers administered the shot with a blow dart gun, but the zebra bolted, struck a fence and fell... Read More