Recent News for Welfare and Industry

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Favorite Trick, Saratoga Six Die in Barn Fire

June 07, 2006

Favorite Trick, the 1997 (Thoroughbred) Horse of the Year as a 2-year-old, and Saratoga Six, a grade I winner, died last night in a barn fire at Jim and Marilyn Helzer's JEH Stallion Station near Hondo, N.M. They were among six stallions,... Read More

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Fair Hill to Install Tapeta Surface on Training Track

June 05, 2006

The Fair Hill Training Center in Elkton, Md., plans to install the Tapeta all-weather surface on its training track during the summer of 2006, it announced May 31.

The synthetic surface, designed by trainer Michael Dickinson and first... Read More

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Ellis Park Reopens for Training; Repairs Ongoing

June 02, 2006

Ellis Park, the western Kentucky racetrack hit by a tornado last fall, took a major step forward in its recovery when it reopened for training June 1.

It marked the first time in nearly seven months the 1 1/8-mile racing surface will be... Read More

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Strangles Outbreak Spreading Among New Forest Ponies

June 02, 2006

An outbreak of strangles among the wild New Forest ponies is spreading, according to an article in The Salisbury Journal, a United Kingdom weekly newspaper. (Read the full Journal article Read More

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Unexplained Swelling

June 01, 2006

I have a 16-year-old gelding that I found lying down with a swollen rear leg. I assumed that he had gotten his leg hung in the fence, but the next morning, I noticed that his front leg diagonal from his affected back leg was also swollen, and I... Read More

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Weather Extremes

June 01, 2006

A record hurricane season and drought conditions throughout the United States last year hammered home the message that horse owners need to be prepared for the effects of extreme weather conditions. The immediate effects of these conditions... Read More

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Repeated Follicle Aspiration Doesn't Affect Fertility

June 01, 2006

Veterinarians are increasingly using repeated transvaginal ultrasound-guided follicle aspiration (TVUFA) to collect eggs from mares for research and clinical applications. Currently, the main use of TVUFA for client-owned mares is for oocyte... Read More

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Young Riders' Championships a Springboard to Success

June 01, 2006

For many competitors, the CN North American Junior and Young Riders' Championships (NAJYRC) is their first experience riding on a team, as well as their first time competing under international rules. The Championships serve as a proving ground... Read More

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American Horse Council Considers Unwanted Horse Coalition Proposal

June 01, 2006

The American Horse Council (AHC) board of trustees is considering a proposal that would place under the organization's umbrella a coalition working on the issue of unwanted horses.

At the AHC issues forum in April 2005, the American... Read More

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Awards Presented at American Horse Council Meeting

June 01, 2006

On April 4, the American Horse Council (AHC) presented its Rolapp Award to Rep. Ron Lewis of Kentucky. Lewis serves on the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee and has been instrumental in passage of horse industry-related bills. For more informatio... Read More

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Drought Forces Bureau of Land Management to Limit Births

June 01, 2006

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has proposed the use of a non-hormonal contraceptive--porcine zona pellucida (PZP)--over the next five years to limit equine overpopulation of the Pryor Mountain Wild Horse Range. BLM officials say the range... Read More

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Ford Raises $200,000 to Help Wild Horses

June 01, 2006

More than 26,000 wild horses and burros are currently housed in temporary Bureau of Land Management (BLM) holding sites, and Ford Motor Company is offering $200,000 to eligible rescue groups to reduce that number.

In May 2005, Ford... Read More

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HSUS Makes Statement on Cloning

June 01, 2006

On March 30, the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) reacted to the announcement of two successful commercial cloning ventures and additional clones that were expected to be born this spring. (See Read More

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Analysis of Soring Data from 2002-2005

May 31, 2006

Friends of Sound Horses (FOSH) has analyzed data from over 2,800 suspensions imposed by the USDA and Horse Industry Organizations (HIOs) under the Horse Protection Operating Plans since 2002. ... Read More

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Detecting Animal Diseases that Could Affect Humans

May 24, 2006

An upcoming Ohio conference is aimed at helping public health officials earlier detect and recognize emerging diseases in animal populations that could affect humans. The June 16 meeting, "Public Health Surveillance Using a One-Medicine... Read More

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House Passes Right-to-Ride Legislation

May 22, 2006

On May 16, the House of Representatives passed Congressman George Radanovich's "Right-to-Ride" bill (H.R. 586). The bill is intended to protect the use and access of pack and saddle stock animals on public lands, wilderness areas, national... Read More

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Program Could Help Alleviate Shortage of Large Animal Vets

May 19, 2006

A bill approved by the Kansas Legislature and recently signed into law by Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius will benefit veterinary students and rural Kansas communities, according to Ralph Richardson, dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine at... Read More

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Keeping Barns Clean

May 18, 2006

Keeping a barn clean is paramount to your horse's health, and your own, especially when you consider that a 1,000-pound horse produces roughly 50 pounds of manure and anywhere from six to 10 gallons of urine a day. Between the manure and the... Read More

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Fourth Biennial Foreign Animal Disease Training Course

May 17, 2006

The health of livestock and the security of animal agriculture industries are vitally important issues in today's world. The Fourth Biennial Foreign Animal Disease Training Course, will be held in Madison, Wisc., July 30-Aug. 4, by the Universit... Read More

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Ashado Scholarship Awarded to Arizona State University Student

May 12, 2006

Following The Race For Education, the first race at Churchill Downs on Oaks Day (May 5), another winner was presented: Kristen Geary of Benson, Ariz., was officially awarded the Ashado Scholarship by Jack and Laurie Wolf of Starlight Stables and... Read More

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Maryland Horse Park & Agricultural Education Center Feasibility Study Released

May 11, 2006

The Maryland Stadium Authority yesterday (May 10) released a feasibility study for a proposed Maryland Horse Park and Agricultural Education Center in Gambrills, Md.

The study, begun in May, 2005, includes a summary of benefits to the... Read More

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KEEP Promises its Members 'We'll Keep on Going'

May 10, 2006

Shaking off defeat of the casino bill in the recent legislative session, the Kentucky Equine Education Project (KEEP) showed a fresh outlook for the remainder of 2006 in a first public meeting May 9 at the Kentucky Horse Park.

The... Read More

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UC Davis Considers Establishing School of Public Health

May 10, 2006

Hoping to boost California's capacity to meet the health needs of the state's fast-growing and increasingly diverse population, the University of California, Davis, is exploring whether to establish a school of public health.

The new... Read More

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Maryland Horse Health and Disease Prevention Seminar

May 10, 2006

The University of Maryland Cooperative Extension will host a Maryland Horse Health and Disease Prevention Seminar at 2 p.m. on Thursday, June 8. Internationally recognized equine researchers and industry leaders will discuss timely topics... Read More

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Center Offers New Hope for Unwanted Horses

May 09, 2006

On May 3, members of the Kentucky horse industry announced that they have united to form the Kentucky Equine Humane Center, a new shelter and adoption service for unwanted horses of all breeds. According to the group, The Kentucky... Read More