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University of Minn. Offers Regional Horse Owner Education Days in 2008

December 21, 2007

The University of Minnesota Horse Team is offering five regional horse owner education programs throughout the state in February and March 2008.

Each program offers unbiased, research-based information and knowledgeable speakers identified... Read More

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Questions Raised about Dead Horses Dumped Outside Kuwait Equestrian Clubs

December 21, 2007

At least 14 horses have been found dead in front of two equestrian centers in Kuwait, according to Kuwaiti news reports, an animal protection organization, and a local resident. Many of the horses appear to have died from gunshot wounds to the... Read More

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Readers Respond: Picture This

December 20, 2007

More than 960 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, " If a photo store was provided on TheHorse.com, what types of photos would you be interested in purchasing for personal use?"... Read More

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USEF Announces Finalists for Horse of the Year Honors

December 19, 2007

Members' votes will determine which of the nation's leading equines will be named the U.S. Equestrian Federation (USEF) Horse of the Year.

This year's winner will join dressage superstar Brentina (2005 winner) and jumping superstar... Read More

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New Fees for USDA Veterinary Diagnostic Testing to Start Jan. 1

December 19, 2007

The USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) will soon begin to adjust the user fees charged for veterinary diagnostic services. These user fees will be increased incrementally beginning Jan. 1, 2008, and continuing through... Read More

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Horse Health News Video: Ryder Report for Dec. 19

December 19, 2007

Watch the Dec. 19 edition of the Ryder Report.

The report covers a proposed change to the USDA... Read More

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Clydesdales of Breeder Killed by Exhaust Fumes Sold

December 17, 2007

Clydesdale breeder DeVere Clay was known far and wide for the horses he raised before he and his wife died, along with two granddaughters, from fumes while sleeping in a horse trailer in October.

Now his prized horses are going to new... Read More

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'Equine Equity Act' Makes Key Progress

December 13, 2007

The Equine Equity Act, which reduces the capital gains holding period for horses and shortens the depreciation schedule for racehorses, is part of the 2007 Farm Bill and could be approved by the United States Senate in a few days.

The Senate... Read More

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USEF to Host Clinics for Veterinarians

December 12, 2007

The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) will present two clinics in 2008 for veterinarians involved with national-level horse shows. These clinics are designed specifically for show veterinarians, testing veterinarians, and senior... Read More

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Ohio Forms Horse Industry Advocacy Group

December 11, 2007

The Ohio horse industry, in an effort to make its voice heard around the Buckeye State, has formed a coalition similar to the Kentucky Equine Education Project (KEEP), a horse industry advocacy group in Kentucky.

Early members of the Ohio grou... Read More

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Michigan Horse Seizure Affecting County Budget

December 10, 2007

 Jackson County, Mich., is taking a budget hit after tending to horses seized last spring in an animal cruelty investigation.

As of Nov. 30, overtime wages for county animal control employees had come to nearly 400% of the amount budgeted... Read More

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Readers Respond: All I Want For Christmas

December 10, 2007

More than 1,000 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "What are you planning to get your equine family member(s) this holiday season?"

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Kentucky Equine Education Project Raises $4 Million

December 09, 2007

Many horse industry figures were in the spirit of giving Dec. 7 during the Kentucky Equine Education Project stallion season auction, billed with the tag line, "No Time to Hold Your Horses." The auction was held for the first time since 2004 to... Read More

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New York City Ban on Carriages Will Be Proposed

December 08, 2007

The horse-drawn carriages that clip-clop around Central Park in New York City could be banned under City Council legislation to be introduced at the urging of animal advocates who say the horses are treated inhumanely.

Councilman Tony... Read More

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Horse Race Fixing Alleged at Delaware Park

December 06, 2007

A small sponge was inserted in the nostril of a horse at Delaware Park in an attempt to fix a race in October, State Police said.

Detectives are investigating the incident in which a small sponge was found in the nostril of 2-year-old filly... Read More

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Horse Owners Reminded to Participate in Agriculture Census

December 05, 2007

The American Horse Council (AHC) is reminding all members of the horse community to participate in the 2007 Census of Agriculture being conducted by the USDA.

The USDA census, taken every five years, is a count of U.S. farms, ranches, and... Read More

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Tulsa Police Officer Injured in Collision with Horse

December 04, 2007

A Tulsa, Okla., police officer is recovering from a head injury he sustained when his patrol car collided with a horse on a city street early Monday morning (Dec. 3).

Police say Corporal Randy Solomon was following an ambulance shortly... Read More

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Breeding Incentives Provide Boon to Kentucky Quarter Horse Industry

December 04, 2007

Incentives primarily aimed at encouraging Thoroughbred owners to breed their horses in Kentucky have created a boon for the Quarter Horse industry, and many breeding operations are relocating to the state.

Kentucky last year started the... Read More

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Be Prepared

December 01, 2007

With natural disasters, hindsight is 20/20. If we are concerned about our horses, then we must plan for them.... Read More

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The Stablers SMART Rotary Manure Spreader

November 30, 2007

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11 Horses Survive, 25 Perish in Utica, NY, Blaze

November 29, 2007

Samantha Bossone and her horse Zippity Zulu always seemed to have a special bond whenever they went riding together, Bossone's mother said Wednesday.

"She cared for my daughter on her own," Gina Bossone said of the chestnut-colored quarter... Read More

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British Court Upholds Ban on Foxhunting with Dogs

November 28, 2007

The image of Britons in scarlet coats galloping over fields as their dogs chase foxes is fixed in the popular imagination. But Britain's highest court ruled Wednesday that laws banning the hunts must stand.

Hunters had appealed two bans: on... Read More

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Neighbors Helping Alabama Man Care for Malnourished Horses

November 27, 2007

Authorities charged a Limestone County, Ala., man with animal cruelty after four allegedly starving horses were found on about an acre of property in the Piney Chapel community.

Limestone County Sheriff Mike Blakely said two mares and one... Read More

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Malibu Wildfire Mostly Contained

November 26, 2007

Favorable weather and an aerial assault early helped firefighters nearly contain a blaze Monday that destroyed dozens of homes along winding canyon roads, the second major fire here in as many months.

A cool breeze blowing in from the... Read More

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Equine Fertility Unit Fittings to be Auctioned

November 26, 2007

Veterinarians and horse owners in the market for turnout blankets, grooming kits, or even a tractor, an autoclave, or desiccating oven can attend a Dec. 1 auction featuring the fittings of the University of Cambridge's now-defunct Equine... Read More