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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

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Disaster Preparedness for Horse Owners

January 24, 2007

Disasters can happen anytime and anywhere and can take many different forms, from barn fires to earthquakes, from a propane line explosion to flooding from a violent storm. Any of these might necessitate evacuation. If you have horses or... Read More

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No Charges in Miniature Horse Shooting Case

January 24, 2007

A College Station, Texas, police officer who shot and killed his neighbor's Miniature Horse will not be charged, the Bryan-College Station Eagle... Read More

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Walking Horse Inspection Group Adopts Tougher Rules

January 22, 2007

One group of Walking Horse inspectors has approved tougher inspection rules as other industry groups mount resistance to such rule changes proposed to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

The Gallatin-based Horse Protection Commission has... Read More

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Free Gait Evaluation Available from FOSH

January 21, 2007

Friends of Sound Horses (FOSH) is pleased to announce that a free video evaluation service will be provided to owners of gaited horses in 2007.

For those owners interested in participating, a licensed Independent Judge's Association... Read More

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Obituary for Mark Morris, DVM, Morris Animal Foundation Trustee

January 20, 2007

Mark L. Morris Jr., DVM, PhD, pioneer researcher, educator, mentor, and worldwide authority on animal nutrition, died Sunday, January 14, 2007, at his home in Topeka, Kan., at the age of 72.

Morris served as trustee and... Read More

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Three Horses Dead After Petroleum Gas Truck Accident

January 20, 2007

Three horses are dead after a truck hauling liquified petroleum gas collided with them in the predawn darkness near Grand Junction, Colo.

It happened just after 6 p.m. Thursday morning, Jan. 18th, along westbound Interstate... Read More

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Hay Shortage Affecting Oregon Horse Owners

January 18, 2007

Quality hay is getting harder to find and more expensive. And growers say the conditions that led to this winter's shortage are not going away.

Hay growers in the Rogue Valley (southern Oregon) said a federal decision to give Arizona and... Read More

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Waldrop Elected to American Horse Council Board of Trustees

January 18, 2007

The American Horse Council announced that Alex Waldrop, president and chief executive officer of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA), has been elected to the AHC board of trustees.

“It is great to have an AHC trustee with... Read More

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University of Tennessee Appoints New Director of Laboratory Animal Care

January 16, 2007

A Tulane University laboratory animal veterinarian has accepted the position of director for the University of Tennessee Office of Laboratory Animal Care.

Patricia N. Coan, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACLAM, formerly director of the Department of... Read More

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Rutgers Hosting Conference for New and Seasoned Horse Owners

January 15, 2007

"Horses 2007," scheduled for Saturday, March 31 and Sunday, April 1, 2007, will create a learning event that appeals to new or prospective horse owners as well as seasoned professionals, including veterinarians and veteran horse owners and farm... Read More

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Reward Offered for Information on Wild Horse Shootings

January 13, 2007

Numerous animal protection groups have come together to offer a reward of $11,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of any person(s) responsible for the recent shooting deaths of at least seven wild horses in the... Read More

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EquiShure Time-Released Digestive Buffer

January 12, 2007

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Keep Horses Healthy in Mud Season

January 11, 2007

Winter brings rain. And rain brings mud, especially if you have horses on a small acreage.... Read More

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CHRB Committee Urges Drug Policy Changes

January 10, 2007

The California Horse Racing Board, under fire for its drug enforcement policies, would dramatically change penalties for many violations and repeat offenses under recommendations passed on to the full commission by its medication committee Jan.... Read More

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New Online Network Available for Michigan Equestrians

January 10, 2007

A new regional network, www.MichiganHorseSports.com, will cover area professionals and amateurs in various horse sports, address state and county political issues, introduce... Read More

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RFD-TV to Air Program on Equine Intelligence

January 10, 2007

Just how smart is a horse, anyway? While much research has been done on horses, hardly any has been on "horse smarts," or equine intelligence. Fascinating discoveries will be showcased with the airing of an episode of "The Horse Show" with... Read More

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Alabama Hay Shortage Affecting Horses

January 09, 2007

Horse owners in Alabama who didn't stockpile hay last autumn are having to network with their neighbors and pay elevated prices to find and purchase hay for their herds.

State Veterinarian Tony Frazier, DVM, said while horses aren't starvin... Read More

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International Disease Report Third Quarter 2006

January 08, 2007

This is an excerpt from Equine Disease Quarterly, funded by underwriters at Lloyd's, London, brokers, and their Kentucky agents.

The International Collating Center, Newmarket, England and other sources reported the... Read More

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NRHA Futurity Sales Hit Record Highs

January 07, 2007

The National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) announces another record breaking year at the 2006 NRHA Futurity Prospect Sale held during the NRHA Futurity at the Oklahoma State Fair Park. The top-selling futurity prospect went for $195,000.00. It's... Read More

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TAMU to Offer Mare and Foal Management Program

January 07, 2007

A day-long mare and foal management program with Texas A&M experts for $30 is a bargain, said a Henderson County horse manager.

"(Fees for) very similar programs are often $150 to $200," said Paula Swope, member of the Henderson County... Read More

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Horses, Donkey Removed from N.C. Farm

January 06, 2007

Harnett County, N.C., animal control officers have taken several horses, goats and a donkey away from a man accused of neglecting the animals to the brink of starvation.

When officers first arrived at the home, some of the six horses had... Read More

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CHRB Committee to Tackle Medication Regulations

January 06, 2007

Guidelines that would fundamentally change some aspects of penalties for violations of the California Horse Racing Board’s (CHRB) medication rules--including stricter sanctions for some violations, extending accountability to horse owners,... Read More