Recent News for Welfare and Industry

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Unwanted Horse Group Compiling List of Facilities Accepting Horses

October 18, 2007

The Unwanted Horse Coalition (UHC) is asking facilities that will accept and/or place horses to list themselves on the UHC Web site.  

"This is an important step... Read More

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Seized Georgia Horses to be Auctioned Oct. 20

October 18, 2007

The remainder of the horses impounded from a Pike County farm in February will be offered for sale Saturday, Oct. 20 in an auction run by the Georgia Department of Agriculture (GDA) at the Mansfield Equine Impound Facility in Jasper County.... Read More

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Former Owner of Seized Maryland Horses Seeks Change to Cruelty Sentence

October 18, 2007

A woman convicted of animal cruelty for neglecting horses on her western Maryland farm has asked a judge to loosen the terms of her probation so she can move out of state.

Barbara P. Reinken, 62, wants to move to North Carolina but... Read More

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Study of EIPH Drug Seeks to Answer Effectiveness, Enhancement Concerns

October 17, 2007

A study led by Colorado State University and research partners will help to answer a long-debated question about health and performance effects of a drug commonly used to treat racehorses in the U.S. to prevent bleeding into their airways as the... Read More

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Wild Horse and Burro Adoption to be Held in North Carolina

October 17, 2007

The U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management-Eastern States (BLM-ES) will hold a wild horse and burro adoption at the Duplin County Events Center in Kenansville, N.C.

There will be about 70 animals, from yearlings to... Read More

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MRSA: Human Death Brings Attention to Bacterium Common in Horses

October 17, 2007

A strain of Staphylococcus aureus resistant to antibiotics was in the news again this week after a Virginia teenager who was diagnosed with an infection caused by the pathogen died. Additionally, the Read More

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Horse Rescued from Tennessee Swimming Pool

October 17, 2007

A 1,200-pound horse is safe after rescuers used a wrecker to pull the animal from a swimming pool at a Knoxville, Tenn., residence.

The award-winning show horse named "Mountain" was pulled out a little more than two hours after owner Debora... Read More

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Report: 43% of U.S. in Moderate to Extreme Drought

October 17, 2007

Confirming what many farmers, boaters, and others already knew, the government reported Tuesday that the drought parching much of the West and Southeast spread into the... Read More

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Horse Sales Task Force Recommendations Draw Praise, Criticism

October 16, 2007

Preliminary recommendations aimed at self-regulation for the equine auction industry were unveiled by the Sales Integrity Task Force during a public forum held at the Keeneland sale... Read More

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New Jersey Governor Pledges to Support Racing Industry

October 15, 2007

Two weeks before the Breeders' Cup World Championships at Monmouth Park, New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine said he would support financial assistance for the state's horse racing and breeding industries.

Corzine publicly discussed the situation... Read More

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Racing Industry Fashion Show to Benefit Children's Hospital

October 15, 2007

The Kentucky Children's Hospital has been named a beneficiary of the Blue Grass Farms Chaplaincy Ladies Guild's second annual Nags, Bags and Rags Dinner Gala and Auction, which will be held the evening of Friday, Oct. 19, at the Hyatt in... Read More

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Grad School For Cowboys

October 14, 2007

Tesas Master's degree program prepares ranch managers for a complex business

By Lynn Brezosky

Once upon a time, in the Wild West, all it took to raise cattle was land, grass, and cowboys who knew how to rope the critters... Read More

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Dallas Mounted Police Celebrates 25th Anniversary

October 14, 2007

An article today by Diane Jennings at DallasNews.com details the 25th anniversary of the Dallas,... Read More

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RP Ultimate Comfort Dressage Bridle

October 12, 2007

The crownpiece design of the Comfort Bridle alleviates poll pressure by incorporating the cavesson, cheek pieces, and headstall into a single padded strap that distributes pressure and protects the sensitive area behind the horse's ear. Each piece is... Read More

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Gourmeds

October 12, 2007

Gourmeds compounding service for veterinarians and the people who struggle with giving medications to their animals. This new service provides the compounded preparations that veterinarians prescribe most frequently in chewable, naturally flavored... Read More

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BLM Horses Improving After Salmonella Outbreak

October 12, 2007

 Wild horses at the Nevada Bureau of Land Management's Palomino Valley Center are improving after 156 died or were euthanatized due to a range of illnesses, including an outbreak of salmonella that prompted BLM officials to Read More

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Kentucky International Equine Summit Secures Additional Sponsors

October 12, 2007

The inaugural Kentucky International Equine Summit 2008 has landed two more sponsors--the Kentucky Equine Education Project (KEEP) and the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF).

The event, scheduled for April 28-29, 2008, is... Read More

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Dover Saddlery, Game Ready Recovery System Partnering

October 12, 2007

Game Ready Equine has selected Dover Saddlery as the exclusive mail order provider of the Game Ready Equine System within the United States.

Game Ready Equine is an accelerated recovery system based on patented dry cold and active... Read More

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Kansas State to Break Ground on Equine Education Center Oct. 27

October 12, 2007

A formal groundbreaking for the first phase of the new Kansas State University Equine Education Center will take place Oct. 27 at 9 a.m.

Funded by private donors, the equine center will be located on the northeast side of K-State´s Manhatta... Read More

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Trainer Suspended in Cobra Venom Case Granted Stay

October 11, 2007

 Trainer Patrick Biancone, suspended for one year for possessing on the grounds of Keeneland three sealed vials of alpha-cobratoxin (cobra venom), a Class A substance under the Kentucky Horse Racing Authority Uniform Drug and Medication... Read More

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Teuflesberg Surgery Successful; Prognosis Good

October 11, 2007

Teuflesberg, who fractured both sesamoid bones in his left front leg in the Oct. 6 Phoenix Stakes at Keeneland, underwent a successful surgery Oct. 11 at Rood & Riddle Equine... Read More

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Equine Disease Quarterly Celebrates 15 Years

October 10, 2007

15 years, one-and-a-half decades...however you want to think of it, this is the 15th anniversary of the inaugural edition of the Lloyd's Equine Disease Quarterly!

Lloyd's Underwriters and Brokers and their Kentucky agents have been... Read More

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PETA Offering Cash for Information on N.Y. Horse Attacks

October 10, 2007

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) announced today that the group will contribute up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person repeatedly attacking horses in Pomona, N.Y. The owner of the... Read More

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KEEP Plans Kentucky Stallion Season Auction to Raise Funds

October 09, 2007

The Kentucky Equine Education Project will hold a stallion season auction Dec. 7 to raise funds to support promotion of the horse industry as well as legislative endeavors.

KEEP will offer breeding rights from many of Kentucky's premiere... Read More

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'He Just Wasn't John Anymore'

October 09, 2007

John Henry wasn't the friendliest horse--far from it. However, his ability to turn a humble pedigree into the resume of a champion made him a prime attraction at the Kentucky Horse Park, where he spent his final 22 years.

"We would... Read More