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Horse Dies in Tenn. Barn Fire

February 12, 2007

A fire caused by a homeowner burning debris has destroyed a barn in Rutherford County, Tenn., killing the man's 20-year-old Tennessee Walking Horse.

Kenneth Parker said he thought the scrap fire was out and had gone into his house yesterday... Read More

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USDA Health Surveillance Web Site Updated for Recent Outbreaks

February 12, 2007

The United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Animal Health Surveillance System (NAHSS) is a network of many Federal and State government agencies integrated into a comprehensive and coordinated system of animal health monitoring... Read More

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Update On Horses Impounded from Ga. Farm

February 11, 2007

According to Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Tommy Irvin, the animals impounded from Pike County are continuing to receive food, water and veterinary care.

"While the Georgia Department of Agriculture does not have the authority... Read More

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Walking Horse Offices Moved to Kentucky Horse Park

February 11, 2007

"Zero tolerance for soring and abuse" is the clarion call of the National Walking Horse Association (NWHA), which has recently moved its headquarters to the Kentucky Horse Park's National Horse Center, joining more than 30 other... Read More

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Do Horses Spread Non-Native Plants on Trails?

February 11, 2007

Can seeds moved by horses cause nonnative plant species to spread along trails and into parks and forests?... Read More

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Kentucky Bill Would Require Ownership, Medical Disclosure at Sales

February 09, 2007

Legislation that would require disclosure of ownership and veterinary records of horses sold at public auction was filed in the Kentucky House on Thursday, along with a bill amending dual agency legislation that was passed into law in... Read More

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99 Horses, Ponies and Donkeys Removed from Ga. Farm

February 07, 2007

Georgia Department of Agriculture staff removed a total of 99 horses, ponies and donkeys Friday and Saturday from a property in Pike County out of concern for the animals' health and safety.

The animals are now under shelter and are... Read More

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Author Had No Idea Real "Phantom Stallion" Existed

February 06, 2007

Five years ago, author Terri Farley began writing what she called her ''Phantom Stallion'' series.

The books are aimed at young adults, and the stories take place on a fictional Nevada ranch. Mustangs--led by a handsome white stallion named... Read More

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New Orleans Mounted Patrol Receives Donation of New Tack

February 06, 2007

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Final Chapter

February 06, 2007

I had to ask. Four days after winning the Kentucky Derby, as Michael Matz talked about his horse and his life, he paused and I pounced.

What about a book? Matz laughed and then thought about it, briefly entertaining the prospects of a... Read More

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Incentive Program Offered at Arabian Show for Horses Receiving Succeed

February 05, 2007

Freedom Health, LLC, has announced its sponsorship of a new incentive program for horse owners who use Succeed Digestive Conditioning Program to foster optimum digestive health in their equine partners. The Succeed Challenge Series, a... Read More

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Three Groups Join Efforts on Equine Scholarships

February 05, 2007

Edited press release

The Kentucky Equine Education Project, Kentucky Horse Council, and the Race for Education have announced a joint effort to promote Kentucky's equine scholarships.

While each organization will continue to award... Read More

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Horses Removed from Ga. Farm Friday

February 04, 2007

Georgia Department of Agriculture staff removed 67 horses Friday (Feb. 2) from Pike County out of concern for the animals' health and safety.

The Department is in the process of removing the remaining 27 equine on the property.... Read More

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Life-Size Seabiscuit Sculpture Coming to Horse's Home Farm

February 03, 2007

After an absence of more than 55 years, a life-sized bronze sculpture of the legendary American racehorse Seabiscuit is coming back to its original home in northern California.

Workers in Salt Lake City and the San Francisco Bay Area... Read More

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Va. Equine Isolation Unit is Valuable Tool in Battle Against Infectious Diseases

February 02, 2007

Whether it's equine herpesvirus-1, Potomac horse fever or strangles, infectious diseases in horses have appeared frequently in recent news headlines. The Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center in Leesburg, Va., is on the frontlines in the... Read More

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New York Equine Inventory Valued at $1.8 Billion

February 02, 2007

Edited press release

The inventory value of equines in New York was $1.83 billion at the end of 2006, according to the United State Department of Agriculture's National Agriculture Statistics Service.

Steve Ropel, director of th... Read More

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Horse Involved in Fatal Snowmobile Accident Recovering

February 01, 2007

Police say the two horseback riders involved in a fatal weekend snowmobile accident near Ashton, Idaho, likely won't face charges, because Fremont County's laws are unclear about taking horses onto snowmobile trails.

62-year-old Larry Mille... Read More

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Coleman Taking the Reins of UK's Equine Education Program

January 31, 2007

The University of Kentucky College of Agriculture is set to launch an undergraduate equine education program this fall and officials have tapped a trusted, familiar face with a wealth of experience to take the reins.

Bob Coleman, PhD,... Read More

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Horse Killed, Rider Injured in U.K. Bus Collision

January 29, 2007

A U.K. woman is mourning her horse and nursing an injured arm after a collision between her mount and a school bus on a road between Rampton and Willingham (north of Cambridge in the eastern part of the U.K.), Read More

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Emotionally Neutral Horse Training

January 28, 2007

Your first objective every time you are around a horse is to get yourself emotionally neutral. When you approach a horse in an emotionally neutral state of mind, the horse perceives you as a safe place to be. That helps him be emotionally neutral,... Read More

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Equine Week a Major Fundraiser for Mass. Zoo

January 28, 2007

"(Equine Week at the Zoo) has become a big promotional event for the Zoo, and a kick-start to our season opening," says The Zoo in Forest Park education director Alison Summers. The event will celebrate its fourth anniversary April 14-22, 2007,... Read More

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Guide Dogs Have Nothing on This Mini Horse

January 27, 2007

Panda is everything you’d want in a pet and guide animal for the blind.

She’s protective, alert, house-trained, loves to play fetch, rides in the family minivan and sleeps in a shed in the back yard.

And at 29 inches tall and 120 pounds,... Read More

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Oklahoma State Adding Agriculture Resource Center

January 25, 2007

It's after Christmas but Oklahoma State University's campus in Oklahoma City is getting a big gift.

Officials yesterday (Jan. 22) announced that a one million dollar gift fulfilling a pledge from John E. Kirkpatrick will go toward building ... Read More

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Transport Ruling Raises Questions Among U.K. Equine Organizations

January 25, 2007

The United Kingdom has always been among the world leaders in animal protection, but the latest European Union Regulation on the Protection of Animals during Transport (Jan. 5) has left many U.K. organizations wondering if the ruling has gone fa... Read More

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Human Health Experts Using Weather to Predict Disease

January 25, 2007

Doctors hoping to predict disease outbreaks might want to tune into more weather forecasts. Weather patterns can often be a key factor in finding out when an epidemic is imminent because they determine the conditions for germs and their carriers... Read More