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Teens Charged in Ky. Horse Shooting to be Tried as Adults

February 27, 2007

Two Pike County, Ky., high school students charged with fatally shooting three horses will be charged as adults, the Appalachian... Read More

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Scientists to Convene for Equine Science Society Symposium

February 25, 2007

Leading equine researchers, educators, and industry representatives from around the globe will assemble in Hunt Valley, Md., June 5-9 for the Twentieth Equine Science Society Symposium, hosted by the University of Maryland. The symposium, which... Read More

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Northern Baby Euthanatized at Stone Farm

February 25, 2007

Northern Baby, who sired no fewer than 47 stakes winners, was euthanatized on Wednesday at Arthur B. Hancock III's Stone Farm near Paris, Ky. The 31-year-old son of Northern Dancer stood his last breeding season in 2000. Hancock announced in... Read More

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Calif. Racing Board Votes to Outlaw Toe Grabs

February 23, 2007

The California Horse Racing Board will begin enforcing a regulation outlawing the use of front toe grabs exceeding four millimeters in length after commissioners voted Feb. 22 to reverse their decision last month to ignore the rule.

The... Read More

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RMTC Submits Anabolic Steroid Model Rule for Approval

February 22, 2007

During its meeting Feb. 21, the board of directors of the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC) passed a model rule on anabolic steroids that will be forwarded to the Association of Racing Commissioners International (RCI) for approval... Read More

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Committee Calls for Ban on Certain Toe Grabs

February 21, 2007

A special committee on shoeing and hoof care that was formed coming out of the Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit held in October 2006 is calling for a ban of toe grabs with a height greater than four millimeters on the front shoes of... Read More

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Local Business Contributes to Sharpsburg Horse Fund

February 21, 2007

When it came time for employees of J. Edward Cochran and Company, a Hagerstown, Md., insurance company, to select a charity to receive the money collected from the staff's "casual dress Friday" fund they had a group in mind--the Sharpsburg... Read More

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Kan. Couple Planning Santa Fe Trail Horse Race

February 21, 2007

Rob Phillips of Lawrence, Kan., still remembers his first horse, a paint named Mickey he got more than 50 years ago. It was the start of a lifelong love affair with horses that's led to plans for an endurance race over the Santa Fe Trail.... Read More

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Convicted Pony Shooter Faces False Information Charge

February 20, 2007

A man who fatally shot his stepmother's pony was charged with giving police false information during that investigation.

John Dominic Juliano, 23, of Sherman, N.Y., was sentenced to five to 20 months in the Erie County Prison after being... Read More

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Texas Horse Slashings Motivate Legal Change

February 16, 2007

A series of attacks on horses in Texas has motivated equine welfare activists to seek a change in the legal status of Texas horses in order to subject abusers to stiffer animal cruelty penalties.

On Feb. 12, the Greater Houston Horse Counci... Read More

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One Horse Dead, Another Injured in W.Va. Shooting

February 15, 2007

One horse is dead and another has a bullet lodged in its back after a weekend shooting in Berkely County, W.Va., Martinsburg newspaper The... Read More

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Trial Begins for Man Charged with Dragging Horse

February 14, 2007

A Texas man is on trial for the dragging death of his horse two years ago, KFDM, a Beaumont, Texas, television station reported.

According to KFDM,... Read More

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Heartbroken Donkey Still on the Lam; Sold Companion Located

February 14, 2007

Jenny the donkey remains on the lam but her owners might be closer to corralling the incorrigible critter.

Ever since she escaped on Jan. 18, the donkey has stymied efforts to get her back including tranquilizers and a horse whisperer.... Read More

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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