Thoroughbred Racing

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Blood-Horse Publications Purchases The Equine Image

November 02, 2001

The Blood-Horse, Inc., the parent company of The Horse: Your Guide To Equine Health Care, has announced the acquisition of The Equine Image magazine. This is a publication serving equine art enthusiasts since its founding in 1986. The magazine... Read More

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Cornell Nutritionist Joins Editorial Advisory Board

November 02, 2001

The Horse introduces its newest member to the Editorial Advisory Board. The professionals from around the world who serve on the Advisory Board offer their counsel and... Read More

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Building The Equine Orthopaedic Center

November 02, 2001

Building plans for construction of the worldâs first Equine Orthopaedic Research Center are underway, and work on the 12,000-square-foot building is scheduled to begin no later than Jan. 1, 2001, at Colorado State University in Fort Collins,... Read More

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Horses Abandoned At Racetrack in Pakistan

November 01, 2001

A racecourse that hosted Pakistan's largest races has closed, and more than 200 Thoroughbreds there are slowly starving, according to the Associated Press.

The racetrack was shut down after a dispute with the government about licensing fees... Read More

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Nephrosplenic Entrapment

November 01, 2001

Q: My 17-year-old Quarter Horse had surgery in September of 2000 for nephrosplenic entrapment (in which the large colon becomes hooked over the nephrosplenic ligament). We went back on June 13 for the same surgery. They... Read More

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Derby Decisions

October 10, 2001

Every competitive horse has normal wear and tear, just like human athletes. Horses on the road to the Kentucky Derby in Thoroughbred racing receive more media attention than probably any other equine athletes. So, when a spring season arrives,... Read More

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Boarding Contracts Part 2

October 05, 2001

Many attorneys recommend including in boarding contracts an exculpatory clause in which the boarder agrees to a waiver of the farm's liability for personal injuries or injuries to the horse. This is important due to the nature o... Read More

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Central Kentucky to Get Reproduction/Podiatry Center

October 05, 2001

Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital has begun construction on a new facility that will be home to a podiatry center and a stallion and mare reproduction center. The facility’s new 20-stall barn will be completed by December 15, and the main facility... Read More

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Intranasal Equine Influenza Vaccine Now Available in Canada

September 28, 2001

Heska Corporation announced Sept. 24 that it has received approval from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency to sell Flu Avert(TM) I.N., an influenza vaccine, in Canada. Heska has granted Novartis Animal Health Canada, Inc. exclusive distribution... Read More

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Jockey Club Projects 2002 Foal Crop of 35,600

August 24, 2001

The Jockey Club is cautiously projecting a 2002 North American registered Thoroughbred foal crop of 35,600, due to uncertainties concerning the Mare Reproductive Loss Syndrome (MRLS) which affected central Kentucky this spring.

"At this... Read More

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West Nile Virus Found in Central Indiana

August 24, 2001

A crow found in southeastern Marion County is the first positive indicator that West Nile virus (WNV) has officially arrived in Indiana.

State health officials say that although this is the first time WNV, which is transmitted by... Read More

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Australian Racehorse Imports From the UK To Resume

July 13, 2001

Racehorses from the United Kingdom will be allowed to travel on direct flights to Australia for race meetings (such as the Melbourne Cup) following detailed inspections of pre-export quarantine facilities by senior veterinary officer ... Read More

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Horses Abandoned At Racetrack At Pakistan

July 06, 2001

A racecourse that hosted Pakistan’s largest races has closed, and more than 200 Thoroughbreds there are slowly starving, according to the Associated Press and the International League for the Protection of Horses (ILPH).

The racetrack wa... Read More

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Central Kentucky Pericarditis Cases: Nearly 60

June 14, 2001

The incidence of known pericarditis cases in Central Kentucky has reached nearly 60 horses. At least a dozen horses have died because of the condition, which produces inflammation of, and fluid in, the sac surrounding the... Read More

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Non-Thoroughbred Breeding Farms Wanted

May 31, 2001

Attention to all non-Thoroughbred horse farms in Kentucky with more than 20 mares. If mares were bred between March 1 and May 1, examined by ultrasound as being in foal prior to 40 days and also after 60 days of gestation we strongly encourage... Read More

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Central Kentucky Pastures Deemed 'Safe' For Mares

May 25, 2001

Dr. David Powell of the Gluck Equine Research Center said at the Keeneland informational meeting on the evening of May 24 that he is "confident at this stage that the incidence of problems has dropped significantly." Therefore, he offered the... Read More

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Keeneland Considering Heart-Scanning Program For Sale Yearlings

May 25, 2001

Keeneland is exploring ways to deal with sale horses whose health might have been compromised by pericarditis and other problems linked to mare reproductive loss syndrome (MRLS). One possibility is a pre-sale heart-scanning program for yearlings.... Read More

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Jockey Club Issues Call for 2001 Live Foal/No Foal Reports

May 25, 2001

The Jockey Club is asking breeders to submit their 2001 Live Foal/No Foal Reports as soon as possible after the birth of the foal or when it is determined that a mare will not produce a live foal this year. The request is coming on the heels of the... Read More

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European Federation of Thoroughbred Breeders Suggests Holding US Horses; No Ban

May 24, 2001

Charles Frank, the veterinary advisor to the United Kingdom Thoroughbred Breeders Association, said that in a meeting earlier this week of the European Federation of Thoroughbred Breeders that a statement was made to advise members not to re-import... Read More

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Keeneland To Stream Meeting About Fetal Loss Live On Internet

May 18, 2001

Keeneland will offer live streaming on its Internet site of the informational meeting Thursday, May 10, organized by the Kentucky Farm Managers’ Club and the Kentucky Association of Equine Practitioners. The meeting will be held in Keeneland’s... Read More

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The Blood-Horse Supports Research On Mare Reproductive Loss Syndrome

May 18, 2001

In an effort to show support for industry horse owners and breeders, The Blood-Horse, Inc., publishers in the equine industry since 1916, announced yesterday it will contribute a portion of its advertising revenues for the remainder of 2001 to... Read More

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Federal Aid Not Currently Available; NTRA, AHC Begin Lobbying Efforts

May 16, 2001

Industry organizations have taken a proactive stand in the wake of the fetal loss syndrome that has gripped Central Kentucky farms in recent weeks. Tim Smith, commissioner of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA), has been in... Read More

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Evidence Presented at Keeneland Suggests All Horses May Be at Risk

May 16, 2001

The foal loss syndromes facing Kentucky's pregnant mares might be just the start of a host of problems that could affect horses of all ages, breeds, sexes, and uses in Kentucky and other states. Whether you have a gelding that is on turn-out, a... Read More

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Power Lines and Horses

February 01, 2001

 Have you ever published anything on the effects of power lines and electromagnetism around broodmares? My farm is trying to circumvent the local electric company from pursuing site location in our mares' field. Read More

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Blood-Horse Publications Accquires The Equine Image

January 05, 2001

The Blood-Horse, Inc. has announced the acquisition of The Equine Image magazine, a publication serving equine art enthusiasts since its founding in 1986. The magazine was acquired for an undisclosed sum from its prior owner, Heartland... Read More