Recent News for Welfare and Industry

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Equine Industry Vision Award Nominations Due Jan. 12

September 15, 2006

January 12, 2007 is the deadline date for nominations for the 6th annual 2007 Equine Industry Vision Award, which will be presented on June 22, 2007 during the American Horse Publications (AHP) Annual Seminar in Albuquerque, New Mexico.... Read More

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Multiple World Champion and Leading Paint Sire Sacred Indian Euthanatized

September 14, 2006

Sacred Indian, the famous Medicine Hat Paint stallion, owned by the Banister family of White Harvest Farms in Colorado, was euthanatized on August 31. The 22-year-old stallion, an APHA Leading Sire, had become severely arthritic as the result of... Read More

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2007 AHP Student Award Contest Guidelines Available Online

September 14, 2006

If you are a high school senior or an undergraduate college student during the 2006-2007 undergraduate college year, with at least one semester before graduation, you have a chance to win a cash award of $1,000 plus an all-expense paid trip... Read More

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Ford's "Save the Mustangs" Program Earns National Award

September 14, 2006

Thanks to an innovative program championed by Ford Motor Company, thousands of wild horses with an uncertain future will now be placed in long-term care to live out their lives in bucolic preserves throughout the country. Today, Ford is... Read More

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Educational Units for Youth Now Available from KEEP

September 14, 2006

Youth educational units are now available for groups to request for meetings. Kentucky Equine Education Project (KEEP) representatives are available to attend your meeting and to present a unit of the groups' choosing.

Units currently being... Read More

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Italian Association of Equine Veterinarians Calls for Scientific Abstracts

September 13, 2006

The Italian Association of Equine Veterinarians (SIVE - Società Italiana Veterinari per Equini) is pleased to announce that the 13th SIVE CONGRESS will be held on January 26-28, 2007, in Bologna, Italy. Authors are invited to submit... Read More

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Miniature Horse Attacked by Dog

September 13, 2006

Florida authorities say a pit bull attacked a miniature horse owned by a five-year-old Port Orange girl. The horse was left with a six-inch gash on its right front leg.

Destiny Russell was grooming her horse when the dog attacked Monda... Read More

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Champion Steeplechaser Hirapour to Undergo IRAP Treatment

September 13, 2006

Eldon Farm's Hirapour, the 2004 Eclipse Award winner as champion steeplechaser and a Grade II winner this summer, will undergo a new treatment for a bone chip in his left ankle in hopes of racing this fall in the Breeders' Cup Steeplechase and... Read More

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Michigan Barn Fire Kills 18 Horses

September 12, 2006

A suspicious fire at a St. Clair County, Mich., barn in Clyde Township has left 18 horses dead and might be linked to a series of other fires that have been set in the area in recent weeks, authorities said.

The fire at the Classic... Read More

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Arabian Mare, Palomino POA Filly Reported Missing

September 12, 2006

Birdie, a gray Arabian mare, has been reported missing from the Lake County Fairgrounds in Ohio. Birdie is eight years old and she stands at 14.3 hands.

More information on Birdie can be found at Read More

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Australians to Join NRHA International Affiliate Program in 2007

September 11, 2006

The National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) goes "Down Under" as Australia commits to join the International Affiliate Program (IAP) in 2007. This important step was completed under the leadership of NRHA Vice President, Dr. Kim Sloan.... Read More

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USEA Announces 2006 Hall Of Fame Inductees

September 11, 2006

The United States Eventing Association is proud to announce the newest inductees to the USEA Eventing Hall of Fame. The official induction will take place during a gala dinner at the USEA Annual Meeting and Convention in St. Louis on... Read More

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National Walking Horse Association Announces Move, New Executive Director

September 11, 2006

The National Walking Horse Association (NWHA), an organization established to promote the naturally gaited Walking Horse, is pleased to announce its recent move to Lexington, Ky., the horse capitol of the world. Along with the move is... Read More

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avVaa World Health Care Products Receives Trademark on Skin and Coat Treatment

September 10, 2006

avVaa World Health Care Products Inc., a global biotechnology company offering therapeutic, natural skin and health care products for human and animals, announced Sept. 7 that it has received a registered trademark for its proprietary dermalustr... Read More

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Rocky Mountain Horse Expo Benefits Fund for Cancer Survivors

September 10, 2006

Cancer can interrupt a horsewoman or man's life all too fast. Since the Rocky Mountain Horse Expo believes the "horse life" is the healthiest one, they are pleased to benefit a Colorado-based non-profit that helps horsewomen and men get back in... Read More

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Horse Dead After Falling from Trailer on Oregon Freeway

September 10, 2006

According to Salem-News.com (www.salem-news.com/articles/september082006/horse_dies_9806.php), a Morgan-Arabian cross died Friday morning after kicking the back... Read More

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EasyCare Offering Natural Hoof Care Clinic

September 09, 2006

EasyCare, Inc. will host a hoof care clinic January 20-24, 2007, featuring Hoof Rehabilitation Specialist Pete Ramey and Robert M. Bowker, VMD, PhD, from the Michigan State University Equine Foot Laboratory. EasyCare will also do a hoof boot fittin... Read More

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Nominations Sought for USEA Appreciation Awards

September 09, 2006

Every year at the USEA Annual Meeting and Convention, an Awards Luncheon is held. This is an opportunity for the sport to recognize those horses and riders who have excelled in eventing throughout the year. It is also an opportunity to... Read More

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House Votes to Ban Horse Slaughter

September 08, 2006

In an act that went against the recommendations of the Secretary of Agriculture and two prominent veterinary groups, on Sept. 7 Congress voted 263-146 to end horse slaughter in the United States. House members also defeated two amendments that... Read More

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Humane Society Applauds House Decision on H.R. 503

September 08, 2006

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) released the following document yesterday (Sept. 7) in response to the passage of the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act in the U.S. House of Representatives.

In a historic ste... Read More

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AQHA Responds to Passage of H.R. 503

September 08, 2006

The American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) released the following document yesterday (Sept. 7) in response to the passage of the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Today the agriculture... Read More

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Purina Mills joins Women Luv Horses as Gold Sponsor

September 08, 2006

Cancer can interrupt a horsewoman or man's life all too fast. Since the Rocky Mountain Horse Expo believes the "horse life" is the healthiest one, they are pleased to benefit a Colorado-based non-profit that helps horsewomen and men get back in... Read More

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Kentucky, Ohio Employ Upgraded Blood-Doping Tests

September 08, 2006

Kentucky has performed random testing for blood-doping antibodies in racehorses of all breeds for more than a year, but now it's testing for the actual proteins, a process that could put more teeth in penalties.

The Kentucky Horse Racing... Read More

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Wilcke Named Director of University of Louisville Equine Program

September 08, 2006

Richard W. Wilcke has been named the director of the University of Louisville Equine Industry Program. Wilcke, a faculty member since 1995, succeeds Robert Lawrence, who recently retired after 18 years as head of the program.

Since the... Read More

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Therapeutic Drug Research, Necropsies Recommended by Racing Group

September 07, 2006

A subcommittee of the Kentucky Equine Drug Research Council has recommended going forward with two studies--one that could lead to establishment of withdrawal times or threshold levels for therapeutic medications and one analyzing the medication... Read More