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Zebras at Virginia Zoo Die in Accidents

December 08, 2006

A young zebra at the Virginia Zoo in Norfolk, Va., has died in a freak accident following a rabies shot.

Zoo spokeswoman Alison Swank says zookeepers administered the shot with a blow dart gun, but the zebra bolted, struck a fence and fell... Read More

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South Korean Rider Dies After Equestrian Fall at Doha; First Death at an Asian Games

December 07, 2006

South Korean eventer Kim Hyung-chil was crushed by his horse after missing a jump on a muddy equestrian course at the Asian Games in Doha, Qatar, on Thursday (Dec. 7), raising concern over how organizers managed the event.

It was the... Read More

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APHA Incentive Programs Offer Big Paybacks for Talented American Paint Horses in 2007

December 07, 2006

Beginning Jan. 1, 2007, the American Paint Horse Association (APHA) will introduce exciting changes to its Gelding Plus and Paint Preferred incentive programs. Offering a potential $193,000 in added money through the programs, APHA gives owners... Read More

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Book Excerpt: Emergency Transportation

December 06, 2006

You should be prepared to ship a horse if it is in need of emergency care at a veterinary hospital.... Read More

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Certified Horsemanship Association Moving to the Kentucky Horse Park

December 05, 2006

The Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA) is moving to the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington in January 2007.

"We are excited about the opportunity to have our national offices located in the Kentucky Horse Park," says CHA President Bo... Read More

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Wrangler Leads the Western Industry to Raise $1 Million for Fight Against Breast Cancer

December 05, 2006

Last night (Dec. 4), "Are you Tough Enough to Wear Pink?" became the $1 million question proudly answered by the Western industry. With the Wrangler brand at the helm, cowboys, cowgirls, rodeos, retailers, and manufacturers were motivated to... Read More

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AERC Welcomes Platinum Sponsor EasyCare Inc.

December 04, 2006

The American Endurance Conference (AERC) is proud to announce EasyCare Inc. as a Platinum Level Sponsor for the 2007 competition season. The Tucson, Ariz.-based company is a leading manufacturer of performance products for horses and riders,... Read More

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Ranch Corrals Interaction of Kids, Horses

December 03, 2006

On a ranch just outside of Browning, Mont., the sound of thundering hooves echoes across the prairie. Small herds of Spanish mustangs gallop across the wind-swept plains, tails streaming behind them.

In the summer, children also run... Read More

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California Fairgrounds to Target Stable Waste Pollution Problem

December 02, 2006

The California state fairgrounds in Sacramento has agreed to a new monitoring program to try to keep waste from its horse stables from running into the American River.

The agreement is part of a settlement of a lawsuit filed in 2003 by... Read More

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West Virginia Horse Industry Booming

December 01, 2006

The Thoroughbred racing industry in West Virginia's Eastern Panhandle has grown so much in six years that it now helps employ more than 3,600 people and has an annual economic impact of $173 million, a study released Thursday... Read More

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Delaware to Take Tougher Stance on Blood-Doping

November 30, 2006

Delaware is taking a harder line on use of erythropoietin and similar blood-doping agents.

The Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission, which already considers blood-doping a prohibited practice, may push for an increase in penalties. And... Read More

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FEI: Judicial Follow-Up No Longer Required for Caffeine Positives

November 30, 2006

The veterinary bureau of the Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI) has made a change to way the organization handles caffeine positives. The drug and its metabolites (theophylline and theobromine) have been moved to the organization's... Read More

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British Owners of Colored Cobs Warned of Rising Thefts

November 30, 2006

A rash of horse thefts in Hampshire, England, has some speculating that colored cobs (Pinto-colored riding horses) are being stolen and exported to the United States, reported theRead More

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Understanding Equine Medications (Revised Edition)

November 29, 2006

Medicating horses is a hot topic, especially in sport horse and racing circles. Controversy surrounds such issues as proper dosage and threshold levels and how far in advance of competition medication can be given.... Read More

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SmartVite Supplements from SmartPak

November 29, 2006

A horse's requirements will vary with life stage, training, the type of forage fed and the kind of grain and amount consumed. Rather than target average needs with a one-size-fits-all approach like most multi-vitamins, the SmartVite line offers nine ... Read More

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Marion duPont Scott Center Offering Weekly Lectures for Horse Owners

November 28, 2006

The Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center has announced its 2006-07 "Tuesday Talks" schedule. This series of lectures is designed to provide veterinarians, horse owners, and horse professionals with valuable insight and practical advice... Read More

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FDA Approves New Ulcergard Product Label

November 28, 2006

Merial has announced that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a new product label for the company's equine stomach ulcer product, Ulcergard, the only FDA-approved product proven to prevent stomach ulcers in horses.

The revised... Read More

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Police Horses Return to Kansas City

November 28, 2006

For the first time since 1922, police officers on horseback are patrolling Kansas City, Mo., streets again.

The unit got started in mid-August and the first two police horses are slowly getting acquainted with their new city surroundings... Read More

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Audit: Former Large Animal Clinic Cashier Owes Auburn $83,623

November 28, 2006

A state audit says a woman who handled payments for Auburn University's large animal clinic owes the school $83,623 after she apparently failed to deposit money from customers over a five-year period, but her attorney says a faulty computer may... Read More

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High Winds in New Zealand Flip Horse Trailer

November 27, 2006

High winds over the weekend caused problems for many in Hawke's Bay, New Zealand. A horse truck traveling along State Highway 50 near Takapau "was turned on its side by a gust of wind," noted an online news story by Lucy Craymer on Read More

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Blind Rider Makes Riding Return at American Royal

November 27, 2006

Alison Dolan lost her vision 12 years ago, when she was 33, and she never thought she would ride again, according to an article by Jane Lerner in The Journal News (www.journalnews.com). She not... Read More

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Defense Department Auction to Sell Retired Army Horses

November 27, 2006

They aren't the usual military-surplus goods auctioned online, such as scrap metal, airplane parts or fancy tents.

Rojo and Ninety-Nine are special items with special needs.

They are 10-year-old quarter horses who have been ceremonial... Read More

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Equine Research Coordination Group Sets Goals

November 27, 2006

The Equine Research Coordination Group (ERCG), comprised of researchers and organizations that support equine research, has agreed upon and announced objectives for the coming year.

"It's time to focus on the future of equine research,"... Read More

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Texas Horses Survive Crash

November 26, 2006

A  trailer being pulled down Highway 35W in Texas near Fort Worth overturned last night and two horses escaped onto the highway, according to an article by Matt Frazier in the Star-Telegram (Read More

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Pennsylvania Collision Results in Woman and Horse Deaths

November 26, 2006

On Thanksgiving evening, a woman from Strasburg, Pa., was killed and her husband injured when a horse ran into the path of their car, according to a report on Lancasteronline.com. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, and... Read More