Recent News for Welfare and Industry

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A Decade of Dawning: Lessons Learned by a City Boy Turned Farm Owner

January 11, 2007

By Richard Zwirn

I had to chuckle. Here I was, leading two headstrong, unruly yearling colts from a field in a driving rainstorm and managing just fine. Ten years earlier, an 11-year-old broodmare was delivered to our farm and I was... 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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Interpreting Diagnostic Serology

January 09, 2007

Diagnostics based on serological analysis have long been a complex task for veterinarians and diagnosticians alike. Serologic testing is frequently chosen, owing to the ease of blood sample collection and handling when compared to the alternativ... 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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Matchmaking Horse Finds a New Home

January 09, 2007

Southern Start Fury, an 18.1 hand Shire horse featured as a Matchmaking Adoptable Horse in the Dec. 20, 2006, The Horse Health E-Newsletter has found a new home! Fury will be traveling from Frog Pond Farm, a draft horse and pony rescue in Ohio, to a ... Read More

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SmartPak Selects Equine Advisory Council

January 08, 2007

SmartPak announced today (Jan. 8) that it is forming an Equine Veterinary Advisory Council consisting of four equine practitioners. With a long-standing commitment to equine health, SmartPak intends to use this council to help the company stay on... 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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EasyCare Joins the Equine Quality Alliance

January 07, 2007

EasyCare was honored to be asked to join the Equine Quality Alliance and is proud to be a new member. The EQA is a conglomerate of small companies who work together to promote high-quality products in the equine industry. Goals include marketing... 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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Horse Welfare in EU Transport Still a Problem

January 07, 2007

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) is giving only a cool welcome to the new European Union (EU) Regulation on live animal transport which came into force on Jan. 5, noted the following article in the Animal Air... Read More

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America's Horse Championships on NBC Sunday

January 06, 2007

American Quarter Horses take center stage for the America's Horse Championships presented by Ford Trucks this Sunday, January 7, on NBC Sports Television at 1:30 p.m. Eastern/10:30 a.m. Pacific. The one-hour special is based on a portion of the... Read More

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Racing Museum Receives Grant from New York State Music Fund

January 06, 2007

The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame announced today that it is the recipient of a $10,000 grant from The New York State Music Fund for its annual La Fiesta program.

La Fiesta, scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 21, celebrates the... Read More

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Unwanted Horse Web Site Launched

January 06, 2007

A new Web site launched this week, UnwantedHorses.org, focuses on the unwanted horse problem in America and says it's time for a new view about horses.

"While many horse owners are devoted to their animals and keep them for life, the... 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

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Jane Savoie Seminar To Benefit The Equine Fund

January 06, 2007

The Equine Fund is hosting Jane Savoie--rider, teacher, author, and coach--at a full day seminar on Sunday, April 29, 2007, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. (indoors) at Denbesten Ranch in Valatie, N.Y. The ranch is about a half-hour East of Albany,... Read More

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Slaughter Bill Ban On Wild Horses Introduced Today

January 05, 2007

A bill to restore the 34-year ban on the commercial sale and slaughter of America's wild, free-roaming horses and burros (H.R. 249) was introduced today (Jan. 5) by U.S. House of Representatives Nick Rahall (D-W.Va.) and Ed Whitfield (R-Ky.).... Read More

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Reproduction: An Emerging Focus at North Carolina State

January 05, 2007

Many of the United States' leading equine reproduction research institutions, such as Colorado State University, the University of Idaho, Utah State University, and Texas A&M University, are located in the western half of the country. But... Read More

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1870s Dead Horse Photo Sparks Mystery

January 05, 2007

Who is that mysterious, elegant man? And why is he sitting on a dead horse? Such are some of the questions sparked by a black-and-white photograph taken in Sheboygan, Wisc., between 1876 and 1884 that has led to nationwide curiosity,... Read More

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Pa. Farm Show to Serve up Educational Experiences

January 05, 2007

Pennsylvania Farm Show patrons might not want to taste what cows eat for breakfast, but they will be encouraged to touch and smell cow food when they visit the state's annual agricultural showcase that opens this weekend.

The state... Read More

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AHC Forms Congressional Cavalry Program

January 05, 2007

The American Horse Council (AHC) and member organizations are initiating "The Congressional Cavalry Program," a new direct grassroots effort, to better represent and serve the horse industry in Washington, DC.

The purpose of the... Read More

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Walking Horse Veterinary Inspector Leaving Office

January 05, 2007

The top veterinarian who oversees the inspections of Tennessee walking horses is leaving the Department of Agriculture's inspection office.

As the horse protection coordinator for animal care, Todd Behre, DVM, was at the heart of the... Read More