Horse Industry News

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Breaking the Rules

May 01, 2004

Whether you realize it or not, and most likely you don't, administrative bodies of one type or another affect nearly every aspect of your horse activity. On the public side, for example, state departments of transportation license your farm truc... Read More

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Equine Disease Outbreaks in the Fourth Quarter, 2003

April 19, 2004

From the April 2004 issue of Equine Disease Quarterly, Funded by Underwriters at Lloyd's, London, Brokers and Their Kentucky Agents

The International Collating Centre in Newmarket, England, and other sources reported th... Read More

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McBeth Foundation Issues a Challenge to UC Davis Research and Disaster Response Donors

April 16, 2004

For the past several years, the McBeth Foundation of Laguna Beach, California, has provided generous financial support to the Animal Rescue and Disaster Medicine Endowment at the University of California, Davis, Center for Equine Health (CEH).... Read More

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Hallmark Channel Original Movie Features Story of Deserted Young Mother and Her Blind Horse, Premieres April 18

April 14, 2004

When her beloved horse is tragically blinded, a deserted and destitute young mother must harness her inner strength and build a brand new life for herself and her child in "The Long Shot" (Believe in Courage), a Hallmark Channel Original movie... Read More

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The Horse Protection Act

April 01, 2004

Although the Horse Protection Act (HPA) was enacted 34 years ago, show ring abuse of the Tennessee Walking Horse and other high-stepping gaited breeds is still a significant, ongoing problem. Horses are intentionally abused through mechanical an... Read More

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Ready for Retirement?

April 01, 2004

As the average lifespan for a horse increases, how do we make retired life as comfortable as possible? ... Read More

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Research Foundation Announces 2004 Grants

April 01, 2004

The Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation (GJCRF) has announced $850,888 in funding for 20 projects in 2004, which will be distributed to investigating scientists at a dozen universities. This brings the GJCRF's total funding since 1983 to... Read More

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AQHA Equine Public Service Award

April 01, 2004

The American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) is accepting applications for its annual Equine Public Service Award until May 1. The award recognizes American Quarter Horses which are specifically used in the public service sector, including, but... Read More

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Belgian Hit, Killed by Car in Massachusetts

March 08, 2004

A driver sustained serious injuries when his car struck a 2,000-pound Belgian horse in Westport, Mass., on March 6, according to an article in the online edition of The Herald News, which is based in Fall River, Mass.

"The (32-year-old)... Read More

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Maryland Farm Devastated By Fire Begins Rebuilding Process

February 26, 2004

Only three days after their barn was completely destroyed by fire, taking with it the lives of 25 horses, Bob and Debby LaPorta of Summerwind Farm in Damascus, Md., are in the process of rebuilding their barn and their business.
 
The... Read More

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KAEP Annual Meeting

February 23, 2004

The Kentucky Association of Equine Practitioners (KAEP) held its annual membership meeting Feb. 18 in Lexington, Ky. The organization was established in 1979 as a constituency of the Kentucky Veterinary Medical Association. It has grown from a... Read More

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Friends of Sound Horses Partnering with USDA to be Testing Ground for New Technology

February 20, 2004

Friends of Sound Horses (FOSH) announced that it has volunteered for its 2004 affiliated shows to participate in USDA testing of a new method for the detection of illegal soring agents on gaited horses. The USDA might also randomly attend horse... Read More

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Wanted: A Few Good Clippers (of equestrian land use articles)

January 19, 2004

The Equestrian Land Conservation Resource is looking for clippers--people who are concerned about the loss of equestrian land and riding areas and want to do something about it. These clippers clip newspaper and magazine articles, not shaggy... Read More

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The American Quarter Horse Foundation Now Has Internet Presence

January 14, 2004

The American Quarter Horse Foundation (AQHF), the heart of the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA), now has a presence on www.aqha.com. Featuring its programs and educational outreach... Read More

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Broad Brush Recovery Complete

January 09, 2004

Graham J. Beck's Gainesway Farm in Lexington, Ky., announced a clean bill of health for prominent stallion Broad Brush this week. Radiographs taken last week indicate the 21-year-old former leading sire has healed completely following fusion... Read More

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Alabama Police Investigate Horse Deaths

January 09, 2004

Two Alabama horses were shot and killed Tuesday just outside of Andalusia, Ala., according to a Jan. 7 story in the Andalusia Star-News. The horses were valued at more than $20,000.

Andalusia Police Department (APD) criminal... Read More

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Equine Vacation: Monumental Escape

January 01, 2004

It can be as simple as that first outing in the fall, with leaves crunching underfoot and cool breezes blowing life into us and our horses. It can be as exciting as a once-in-a-lifetime trip to herd cattle in Wyoming, a vacation in Germany to learn... Read More

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Colorado Fires Cause Evacuation

January 01, 2004

Equine evacuation plans were put to the test in Colorado when the Overland Fire in canyons northwest of Boulder grew so quickly that within just a few hours, 3,500 acres were engulfed and indefensible. The fire started early on Oct. 29 near... Read More

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Hands On and Happy (Massage)

January 01, 2004

Throughout history, different forms of massage have been used in cultures to relieve pain and tension in soft tissues. We humans know that massage usually feels good and provides relaxation to us, so we assume that the same will be true for our... Read More

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Police Horse Diary 12/31/03

December 31, 2003

First Three Months
It’s amazing that time flies so fast. This morning there was a heavy frost and the babies--thinking they are going to be in Canada for the winter--have heavy coats that are frost-tipped. They like this cold... Read More

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Seabiscuit Makes $80 Million in First Week of DVD/VHS Sales

December 30, 2003

Riding the crest of the holiday shopping season, Seabiscuit burst out of the gate with more than $80 million in DVD and VHS sales in its first week, making it the year’s best-selling drama released on DVD and VHS. Released Dec. 16, the... Read More

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Wayne McIlwraith Named New Barbara Cox Anthony Endowed University Chair

December 30, 2003

Colorado State University recently named Wayne McIlwraith, BVSc, FRCVS, PhD, Dipl. ACVS, Dipl. ECVS, professor of surgery and director of the Orthopaedic Research Center at the university, the Barbara Cox Anthony Endowed University Chair in... Read More

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Vet Clinic To Host Animal Rescue Course

December 23, 2003

Hagyard-Davidson McGee veterinary clinic near Lexington will be hosting a three-day animal rescue course Jan. 2-4 at the Kentucky Horse Park.

According to a release, the course will focus on "basic concepts applicable to safe and... Read More

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Equine Health Seminars at U.S. Equestrian Meeting Available for Audit

December 11, 2003

The American Association of Equine Practitioners will be sponsoring a series of health seminars at the U.S. Equestrian Meeting and Sports Summit, which will be held Jan. 14–18, 2004, at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles, Calif. ... Read More

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Police Horse Diary 12/9/03: Treating Conan's Abscess

December 10, 2003

First, thanks for all the e-mails of support for this Diary and for the boys. Second, I love my vet! She's not just a professional, but she cares about the today, and the tomorrow. If I were eligible, I'd nominate her for the AAEP's My Vet... Read More