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Kentucky Stallion Sahm Dead

March 23, 2007

Sahm, the sole male offspring from the great European mare Salsabil, was euthanized March 20 because of an ongoing intestinal disease. The 13-year-old son of Mr. Prospector stood at Sheikh Hamdan's Shadwell Farm near Lexington.

Sahm race... Read More

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AQHA Elects New Executive Committee, Welcomes New Member

March 23, 2007

The American Quarter Horse Association elected its 2007 Executive Committee on March 6 during the 2007 AQHA Convention in Houston. Frank Merrill of Purcell, Okla., took the reins as the Association's president, and the committee welcomed ne... Read More

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Horse Heart Monitor Video Available Online

March 22, 2007

The video explains the health and fitness benefits of using a horse heart monitor for any horse or rider.... Read More

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British Horse Society Proposes Measures to Boost Scottish Equine Industry

March 22, 2007

The British Horse Society has set out priorities to boost the Scottish equine industry.

Full cross-party support was given at the March 21 launch of an eight-page document detailing these recommendations. Members of the Scottish... Read More

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Treating Stifle Injuries

March 22, 2007

A panel of three veterinarians addressed the topic of stifle treatment at the Western Performance Horse Forum.... Read More

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Funds for KHRA, Drug Testing Hang in the Balance

March 21, 2007

The Kentucky horse racing industry and some state lawmakers are rallying around legislation that would spare racetracks the cost of drug testing and provide millions of dollars a year to fund the Kentucky Horse Racing Authority.

The bill... Read More

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Farriers, Veterinarians Inducted To Halls of Fame

March 21, 2007

The International Horseshoeing Hall Of Fame and the International Equine Veterinarians Hall of Fame saluted six new members during induction ceremonies at the recent 2007 International Hoof-Care Summit... Read More

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Spring Ahead: Horse Management Strategies for a New Season

March 21, 2007

Houses get a spring cleaning, cars gets a spring tune-up ... why shouldn't horses receive the same extra attention when the weather turns warm and their duties change?

Schedule spring visits from your veterinarian, farrier, dentist and loca... Read More

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Measuring a Horse's Need for Physical Contact

March 20, 2007

Horses need physical contact just like we do. The question is which form of physical contact they prefer.

Looking at each other is not enough. For horses, sniffing, nuzzling, and rubbing are also needed. Research at the Faculty of... Read More

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Real Quiet Completes Test Breeding

March 20, 2007

Kentucky Derby winner Real Quiet, who was treated at the University of Pennsylvania's New Bolton Center for abscesses in both hind feet, completed a successful test breeding March 19 at the center.

"He felt comfortable in covering the... Read More

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UK Police Investigate Shaving of Horses

March 19, 2007

Recent attacks on an Aberdeenshire farm have left more than 25 horses with cut manes and tails, The Herald reported. At least 12 separate incidents have occurred since January in this... Read More

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World's Smallest Horse Fundraises for Children's Charities

March 17, 2007

At just a hair over 17 inches tall, the miniature horse is more inclined to walk under fences than jump them.

And her owners have sheltered the mare from ever gaining "circus-sideshow" or "one-trick-pony" status.

As the world's smallest... Read More

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Sheriff, Commission at Odds Over Mounted Police Headquarters

March 17, 2007

A vacant patch of land beside a county jail hardly seems worth fighting over, but don't tell DeKalb County, Ala., commissioners and Sheriff Jimmy Harris.

The commission and Harris have been at odds since he built a horse pen on the tract... Read More

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Horse Won as Contest Prize Turns 30

March 17, 2007

Mountwood Bally Hy--"Monty" to her longtime owner--will soon reach the milestone age of 30 years. Helen Seymour of Suffolk, England, won the horse as a prize in a Horse & Hound... Read More

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USDA to Distribute Oral Rabies Vaccine in Alabama

March 16, 2007

Wildlife Services, a program within the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, will distribute oral rabies vaccine baits across portions of central Alabama beginning on, or about March 20, to prevent the... Read More

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University of Kentucky Pasture Management Program Accepting Applications

March 14, 2007

The University of Kentucky's Pasture Management Program, returning for its third year with significant enhancements, is now accepting applications from central Kentucky horse farms interested in a professional evaluation and detailed... Read More

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Maryland Department of Agriculture to Hold Farm Bill Meeting

March 13, 2007

Instead of its regularly scheduled monthly meeting for March, the Maryland Agricultural Commission will hold an informational session on the 2007 Farm Bill on March 19, in the lower level conference room at the Maryland Department of Agriculture... Read More

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Informational Booklet on NAIS and Horses Released

March 12, 2007

The Equine Species Working Group has released the second edition of an informational booklet titled "NAIS and Horses: The Facts Surrounding the National Animal Identification System and the Horse Industry in the U.S."

The NAIS is ... Read More

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RSPCA: Changes to Jumps, Vet Checks Could Improve Cheltenham Festival

March 09, 2007

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA, a British animal welfare organization) is urging race organizers, horse owners, trainers and jockeys to make animal welfare their top priority at the Cheltenham Festival after... Read More

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New York Equine Rehabilitation Facility Planned

March 09, 2007

The Gifford Foundation of Central New York recently approved a $150,000 grant to the Morrisville College Foundation (MCF) for its planned Equine Rehabilitation and Physiology facility.

Morrisville State College (MSC) seeks to expand the... Read More

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Animal Agriculture Meeting: Biofuels, Food-Borne Illness to be Featured

March 05, 2007

Two speakers will open and close the Annual Meeting of the National Institute for Animal Agriculture (NIAA) in Sacramento, Calif., at the Hyatt Regency, April 2-5 with presentations on biofuels and food-borne illness.

Bill Jones,... Read More

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EasyCare Increasing Hoof Product Inventory

March 04, 2007

EasyCare just received a large shipment of all new EasyCare products for 2007. One of EasyCare's main goals for the year is to carry larger levels of inventory and stay out of back order situations.

EasyCare currently has strong inventory of... Read More

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Five Horses Killed in Ohio Barn Fire

March 03, 2007

Five thoroughbred horses died Mar. 1 after fire swept through a Clermont County, Ohio, barn.

Neighbors banged on the window of David and Patty Kinder's Union Township home to alert them of the fire. By then, the barn was up in... Read More

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Liniments Assist Horse Owners with Proper Muscle Care

March 03, 2007

Whether they are "weekend warriors" or dedicated competitors, all horses are athletes that stretch and strain their muscles during every ride--so every horse can benefit from proper muscle care. Muscle pain, stiffness and swelling are common... Read More

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Friesian Stallion Goffert 369 Euthanatized

March 03, 2007

Iron Spring Farm's popular Friesian stallion Goffert 369 was euthanatized Tuesday, February 13, 2007. The Grand Prix competitor colicked and although every effort was made to save him, the damage was irreparable.

The stallion, known as... Read More