Thoroughbred Racing

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USDA Revises User Fees For Veterinary Diagnostic Services

October 16, 1998

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is revising the user fees charged for certain veterinary diagnostic services.

"One important way we protect animal health is by providing timely, accurate... Read More

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VEE Reported In South, Central America

September 18, 1998

The American Horse Council (AHC) has recently learned that an outbreak of Venezuelan Equine Encephalomyelitis (VEE) has been occurring in Columbia over the summer. It was reported that as of July 21, 1998, some 480 horses had... Read More

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New ID Program Possible For Thoroughbreds In UK

September 18, 1998

Peter Webbon, Chief Veterinary Advisor to the English Jockey Club, confirmed that his organization is looking into using microchip identification of all Thoroughbreds in the near future. The committee charged with improving... Read More

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Study Begins On Racehorse Musculoskeletal Injuries

July 24, 1998

A newly funded study at the Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center in Leesburg, Va., may help researchers better understand the origins of musculoskeletal inju ies in racehorses. The three-year study, which received... Read More

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New Book On Equine Nutrition Now Available

July 24, 1998

The Blood-Horse, Inc., has published a new title in its Horse Health Care Library series, entitled, Understanding Equine Nutrition: Your Guide to Horse Health Care and Management. Written by Karen Briggs, the illustrated,... Read More

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Texas Horses Cooler Than Humans In Sweltering Heat At Racetracks

July 24, 1998

The United States is experiencing a record-setting summer, with temperatures in the Southwest topping the 100-degree mark day after day. The suspects among the causes of this heat streak range from global warming to La Niña,... Read More

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Washington Owner Sentenced In Alleged Attempt To Have Horse Killed

June 26, 1998

A 70-year-old Washington state horse owner who raced in California has been sentenced to six months of home detention, five years' probation, and a $1,000 fine after pleading guilty to an attempt to hire a person to kill a... Read More

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Trial Evidence Can Include How Alydar Injured

June 26, 1998

The judge who was scheduled to preside in the federal perjury trial of a former Calumet Farm employee ruled on June 19 that evidence about how the stallion Alydar became injured more than seven years ago could be heard.... Read More

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New AHSA Rule Change Proposal Is On The Table

June 05, 1998

A new AHSA drugs and medications rule change proposal has emerged as a result of the June 1 AHSA Drugs and Medications Committee meeting. The new proposal, which would permit the therapeutic use of two NSAIDs, will be presented in final form and... Read More

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Increased Concern For Animal Waste Disposal

May 29, 1998

Two bills have been introduced in Congress to deal with the growing problem of animal waste disposal in the United States. Senator Tom Harkin (R-Iowa) has introduced S. 1323, the “Animal Agriculture Reform Act,” and... Read More

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Informant Named In Sponging Case

May 29, 1998

George Isaacs, a 60-year-old former Kentucky owner and trainer, is the man, according to a story in the Louisville Courier-Journal, who helped officials gather evidence against William Michael McCandless, the Tennessee... Read More

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ReRun Captures Humane Treatment Of Animals Award

May 23, 1998

ReRun, Kentucky's program to place ex-racehorses in adoptive homes, has been selected to receive this year's Humane Treatment of Animals Award given by the Association of Racing Commissioners International.... Read More

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Owner Donates Farm To Rehabilitate Racehorses

May 23, 1998

The United Pegasus Foundation has a new home, thanks to Thoroughbred owner Gary Biszantz.

Biszantz recently purchased a 40-acre farm north of Los Angeles near Tehachapi and generously donated it to the horse rescue/rehabilitation... Read More

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USDA To Amend User Fees For Veterinary Services

May 01, 1998

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is proposing to adjust the user fees charged for certain veterinary diagnostic services.

"One important way we protect animal health is by providing... Read More

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Import Regulations Eased In Canada

May 01, 1998

The Canadian Customs Office has relaxed regulations pertaining to horses imported into the country on a temporary basis.

The regulations, which make permanent the temporary requirements in... Read More

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USDA Committee On Foreign Animal And Poultry Diseases To Meet

April 24, 1998

The Secretary of Agriculture's Advisory Committee on Foreign Animal and Poultry Diseases will meet May 5-7 in Riverdale, Md., to discuss matters relating to certain foreign animal and poultry diseases.

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Update On Stolen Foal

April 03, 1998

A two-month-old filly stolen Monday evening from Cornerstone Stable, located off of Newtown Pike near Lexington, has not yet been found, but more information has been made available. Mike Owens, who operates Cornerstone, said a possible sighting... Read More

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Thoroughbred Mistaken Identity Case Settled

April 03, 1998

Trainer Bret Calhoun of Grand Prairie, Texas, and officials from the Keeneland sales company have reached a settlement regarding a misidentified racehorse that was sold last fall at public auction, according to reports in the... Read More

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Kentucky Thoroughbred Farm Manager's Club: Keeping Mares and Foals Healthy

February 17, 1998

The middle of foaling season was an appropriate time for farm managers in Central Kentucky to brush up on some of the finer points of keeping foals and mares healthy. Veterinarian Karen Wolfsdorf of Hagyard, Davidson, & McGee,... Read More

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AAEP Contributes To NTRA Effort

February 17, 1998

The American Association of Equine Practitioners and its members have contributed $100,000 to assist this spring's launching of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA). The contribution consists of $25,000 from th... Read More

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Fort Dodge Animal Health Introduces First Intranasal Vaccine For Strangles

February 13, 1998

Until recently, vaccinating for strangles (Streptococcus equi) was a painful procedure for both horses and their owners. Conventional intramuscular vaccination often caused lameness and inflammation that could... Read More

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Louisiana Scholarships

February 13, 1998

The Louisiana Veterinary Medical Association (LVMA) Equine Committee has pledged nearly $25,000 to the American Association of Equine Practitioners Foundation over a period of three years to fund scholarships for students in veterinary school at... Read More

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Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation Receives Donation

February 13, 1998

The Del Mar Thoroughbred Club donated $173,000 to 21 charities as a result of a successful 1996 meet. Among the recipients were the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation ($15,000), the University of California-Davis Equine Research Lab... Read More

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The Blood-Horse Debuts Lameness Video

February 13, 1998

The Blood-Horse Inc. has released a new video "Lameness in the Horse." This is the third video in The Blood-Horse New Video Collection.... Read More

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Focus On Discipline: Eventing

February 01, 1998

The French call it the concours complet, or the complete test. Eventing questions the mental and physical qualities of horse and rider as the pair perform in the ring and across the landscape.

Classically, eventing covers three... Read More