Recent News for Welfare and Industry

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Groups That Oppose Slaughter Ban Target of Letter

November 09, 2003

Blue Horse Charities has stepped up the campaign for passage of legislation to ban horse slaughter with a strongly worded letter and a full-page advertisement on the back page of the Nov. 8 edition of Daily Racing Form.

In a... Read More

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Delaware Testing for Blood-Doping Antibodies

November 06, 2003

The racing commissions that govern Thoroughbred and Standardbred racing in Delaware have been testing for erythropoietin (EPO) antibodies since June 1, and in the future may implement rules to penalize horses that test positive.

In a... Read More

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Illinois Slaughterhouse Rebuilding

November 01, 2003

Construction is under way on a new horse slaughtering facility in DeKalb, Ill. to replace a plant that burned to the ground March 31, 2002. Plans call for construction to be completed some time in December.

The capacity of the new facility... Read More

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Barn Fire Kills 19 Horses

November 01, 2003

A proactive passerby helped save the lives of eight horses in a burning barn early Sept. 10 at Equestrian Park in College Station, Texas. Sixteen died in the fire due to burns and/or smoke inhalation and three more were euthanized shortly... Read More

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Veterinary Advisory Board Established at Equine Medical Center

November 01, 2003

A Veterinary Advisory Board made up of equine practitioners in Virginia and Maryland has been created for the Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center in Leesburg, Va. Like members of the Equine Medical Center's Council, Veterinary Advisory... Read More

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IDEXX Laboratories Purchases Equine Biodiagnostics, Inc.

October 31, 2003

The IDEXX Reference Laboratory group of IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. (NASDAQ: IDXX), earlier this month announced the purchase of Equine Biodiagnostics, Inc. (EBI). Based in Lexington, Kentucky, EBI specializes in diagnostic testing for the... Read More

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spcaLA Needs Your Support To Help The Animals During Southland Fires

October 31, 2003

As fires continue to ravage the Southern California Region, the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Los Angeles' (spcaLA) resources are stretched from the high demand. From the Mexican border up to Ventura County thousands of... Read More

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Storming Home Injured Heel; Others Sustain Minor Problems

October 26, 2003

Sheikh Maktoum's Storming Home, seventh as the 2-1 favorite in the John Deere Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT), had a chunk taken out of his right hind foot when he was involved in a bumping incident with Sulamani rounding the first turn.

Joh... Read More

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USOC Board Approves U.S. Equestrian As NGB For Equestrian Sport

October 22, 2003

Setting the stage for a new era for equestrian sport, the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) Board of Directors gave final approval to a new National Governing Body (NGB) for the sport of equestrian.

The new organization, formed through the... Read More

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Rescued Mare Recovers from Leg Surgery

October 21, 2003

The operation to straighten the joint lasted six hours, including the hoof wall reshaping, and cast application. "We broke down all the bony callous, placed the lower limb back in alignment with her cannon bone, and plated it with a dynamic hip screw... Read More

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Police Horse Diary 10/19/03

October 20, 2003

Don't You  Come Near Me With That Hose!

Sunday afternoons mean a few extra hours to spend catching up. Today it was catching up with the weanlings' training.

In Dr. McDonnell's outline to 12-Weeks to a... Read More

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Police Horse Diary 10/16/03

October 18, 2003

I spent this past weekend at the national Police Equestrian Competition (PEC). That's the recognized national awards for mounted police officers in uniform, equitation, and obstacle course competitions. There were 96 officers and horses who came... Read More

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Group Launches National Anti-Slaughter Billboard Campaign

October 16, 2003

According to an Oct. 15 news release, the Equine Protection Network (EPN) has begun a national horse slaughter awareness billboard campaign in Pennsylvania, Illinois, and Indiana. The group also has launched a new web site, Read More

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Ohio Horse Struck, Killed by Truck

October 16, 2003

A horse was struck by a truck and killed on the evening of Oct. 11 on Rt. 93 near Sugar Creek, Ohio, according to the Times Reporter of Dover-New Philadelphia, Ohio.

State troopers reported driver Tim L. Sigrist, 32, was... Read More

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Ontario Horse Killed by Vehicle

October 16, 2003

A 19-year-old stallion was hit by a car near the village of Sydenham in Ontario, Canada, last week, according to an article in the Ottawa Citizen.

Early on Oct. 9, a woman hit the horse at 70 kilometers per hour (about 45 mph) a... Read More

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Disney's Young Black Stallion Opens At The Henry Ford IMAX® Dec. 25

October 14, 2003

On Dec. 25, The Henry Ford in Dearborn, Mich., will open its IMAX® Theatre to Walt Disney's first dramatic feature created exclusively for the giant screen.

Young Black Stallion, the prequel to the... Read More

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Dean: Kentucky Diagnostic Lab Needs Assistance

October 14, 2003

The dean of the College of Agriculture at the University of Kentucky told several Kentucky lawmakers the school's Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center is overburdened and under-funded.

"Quite frankly, we are not the best equine diagnostic... Read More

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Australia Horse Industry's Code of Practice Goes Live

October 14, 2003

"Blazing Saddles Adventures" First Business Accredited

Northern Queensland trail riding operator "Blazing Saddles Adventures" is the first organization to be accredited to the Australian Horse Industry Council's Code of... Read More

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2003 Equine Disease Outbreaks

October 13, 2003

According to the October issue of Equine Disease Quarterly (funded by underwriters at Lloyd's, London, brokers, and their Kentucky agents), a significant increase in the number of equine cases of Eastern equine encephalitis... Read More

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New Equine Podiatry Wing in Tennessee Clinic

October 10, 2003

While many farrier services and veterinary clinics will treat severe foot problems, and perhaps even specialize in them, very few can offer a veterinarian/farrier team available on a full-time basis to treat those horses. Although it’s still a... Read More

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Welcome to the Police Horse Diary

October 08, 2003

This diary will be a new undertaking for TheHorse.com, and we hope you'll share your comments and questions as we guide the educational process of these weanlings. The goal is to work with a curriculum developed by Certified Applied Animal... Read More

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Sabotaged Saddlebred Healed and Back to Work

October 08, 2003

Cats Don't Dance, one of the two Saddlebreds which survived malicious attacks in late June, is sound and has been started back under saddle, according to his owner, Sally Jackson, of Overland Park, Kan., and Nathan Slovis, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, the... Read More

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Purina Conference for Veterinarians

October 08, 2003

Nearly 250 veterinarians from across the country attended a continuing education conference sponsored by Purina Mills. A full day was spent touring the LongView Research Facility where Purina Mills conducts feed research for all types of animals... Read More

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Donations Needed For Silent Auction To Benefit Racehorse Adoption Program

October 06, 2003

Thistledownracetrack in Cleveland, Ohio, will host the Fourth Annual Silent Auction to benefit New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program on Breeders Cup Day, Sat., Oct. 25. Once again, General Manager Bill Murphy has offered the use of... Read More

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Take the NARHA Challenge

October 06, 2003

The deadline to participate in the North American Riding for the Handicapped Association's (NARHA) Challenge Ride 2003 is quickly approaching. This year's promotion will officially conclude on Oct. 31, 2003. The Challenge Ride is an easy way to... Read More