Recent News for Welfare and Industry

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EponaShoe With Optional Carbide Tips

November 16, 2006

The EponaShoe is a polyurethane horseshoe that can flex with the hoof. It supports the frog properly, and is a great choice if you are concerned about hoof health and soundness.... Read More

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Hirapour Ready to Return to Steeplechase After IRAP Treatment

November 16, 2006

Hirapour, the 2004 Eclipse Award Winner in Steeplechase, is scheduled to compete this month in the Colonial Cup in Camden, S.C., on November 19, after undergoing IRAP Therapy at the Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center in Leesburg, Va.... Read More

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Exhaust Fumes in Horse Trailer Kill 3

November 15, 2006

An Indiana man and two of his children died from accidental carbon monoxide poisoning from a portable gas generator they were using inside a trailer. A woman with the family survived.

The four attended the Royal Oaks Arena for the Winter... Read More

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New Holland Tractors Teaming Up with APHA Foundation

November 15, 2006

Author Robert Louis Stevenson once wrote, "Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant." Such is the inspiration for the newest arrangement between the American Paint Horse Foundation (APHF) and New Holland.

The... Read More

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Fleet Indian Continues Stall Rest

November 14, 2006

Fleet Indian, who was injured during the stretch run of the Emirates Airline Breeders' Cup Distaff, underwent precautionary radiographs and an ultrasound Nov. 13 at Taylor Made Farm.

"The ultrasound just really showed what we knew already,"... Read More

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Bayer Animal Health Launches New Web Site

November 14, 2006

Equine enthusiasts can increase their "horse sense" with a visit to the new BayerEquineConnection.com site from Bayer Animal Health.

The new BayerEquineConnection.com site provides expert horse health information online--all the time.... Read More

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International Hoof-Care Summit Brings Vets and Farriers Together

November 14, 2006

Farriers and equine veterinarians from the United States, Europe, and Mexico are expected to attend the fourth annual International Hoof-Care Summit to be held at the Cincinnati Convention Center and the Cincinnati Hilton Hotel, Jan. 30 through... Read More

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British Steeplechasing Star Desert Orchid Dies at Age 27

November 13, 2006

Desert Orchid, the former Cheltenham Gold Cup winner who built up a huge fan following as one of Britain's most popular racehorses, died Monday, Nov. 13, at 27.

Former trainer David Elsworth said the gray gelding --nicknamed "Dessie" -- died... Read More

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Escaped Horse Hit By Car

November 13, 2006

A horse that fled its pasture in Lancaster, Calif., died after being struck by a car on Sunday (Nov. 12), reports KCAL 9, a California television news network.

Both the driver and a passenger in the car were taken to a hospital. The horse was... Read More

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Todd Pletcher Seasons to be Included in TCA Season Auction

November 12, 2006

Thoroughbred trainer Todd Pletcher has elected to include his personal "package" of stallion seasons for 2007 in the Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) Stallion Season and Art Auction, which will begin on Nov. 27 and conclude with a live... Read More

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Government Claims Victory Over Ecoterrorism Group

November 12, 2006

Five years ago a special ecoterrorism task force was stymied by a string of firebombings that caused some $30 million in damage to western ranger stations, genetic engineering facilities, a truck dealership, a ski resort, wild horse corrals, and... Read More

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Reining Horse Fundraiser at OKC

November 11, 2006

While at the 2006 NRHA Futurity & Adequan North American Affiliate Championship Show in Oklahoma City, you won’t want to miss this year’s extravaganza, the Second Annual Denim & Diamonds Gala. The highly anticipated event is scheduled fo... Read More

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Statue of Affirmed Recovered

November 11, 2006

Two days after a rustler made off with a life-sized statue of 1978 Triple Crown winner Affirmed, the champion was found.

Kentucky State Police said they found the fiberglass statue of the horse with a jockey on its back in an apartment i... Read More

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Racehorse Welfare and Safety Recommendations Released

November 10, 2006

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A cross-section of prominent participants from the Thoroughbred breeding and racing industry who participated in the Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit in Lexington, on Oct. 16-17, have drafted recommended... Read More

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USDA Accepting Nominations for Foreign Animal Disease Program

November 10, 2006

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is currently accepting nominations for its spring 2007 Smith-Kilborne training program on foreign animal diseases.

The Smith-Kilborne program takes its name fro... Read More

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Illinois Manure Management Workshop Series to Explain Legal Guidelines

November 10, 2006

The Certified Livestock Manager Training (CLMT) program will mark the 10th anniversary of the Illinois Livestock Management Facilities Act with a series of workshops from December through next March to help producers comply with the Act and othe... Read More

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New Furnace Uses Horse Manure for Fuel

November 09, 2006

John Kimberlin hopes to light a fire under his idea of using manure to produce heat and electricity.

Kimberlin, of Waukee, Iowa, believes he has perfected a small-scale furnace that can be used on farms, at racetracks, or anywhere livestock... Read More

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Horseware Ireland Introduces Fly Sheet Infused with Insect Repellent

November 09, 2006

Horseware Ireland introduces the latest innovation--The Amigo Bug Buster. It's infused with the Buzz-Blocker insect repellent, proven effective in human clothing against flies, mosquitoes, chiggers, midgies, and ants. The repellent-infused Bug... Read More

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Dover Opening New Store in Crofton, Md.

November 09, 2006

Dover Saddlery Retail, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Dover Saddlery (Nasdaq: DOVR), announced Nov. 8 that the Grand Opening of its new Crofton, Md., store will take place December 1-3. Equestrians are invited to join in the Grand Opening... Read More

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Book Excerpt: Oxygen Supply

November 08, 2006

Editor's Note: This is an excerpt from Happy Trails by Les Sellnow. This book is available from www.ExclusivelyEquine.com.... Read More

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New Cruelty Charges in Fatal Castration Case

November 08, 2006

A Utah man has been charged in the fatal castration of a wild horse. At least three people now face charges in the cruelty case.

Terry John Reid, 48, of Dutch John, was released on his own recognizance after an Oct. 31 initial appearance on... Read More

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AQHA's "Your Horse's Health" DVDs

November 08, 2006

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Unwanted Horse Coalition Meets in Lexington

November 08, 2006

The Unwanted Horse Coalition met officially for the first time under the auspices of the American Horse Council at the United States Equestrian Federation headquarters in Lexington Oct. 31.

Meeting participants discussed a number of... Read More

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UK Animal Welfare Legislation Receives Royal Assent

November 08, 2006

The most important piece of animal welfare legislation for nearly a century received Royal Assent today (Nov. 8).

By updating and bringing together more than 20 pieces of animal welfare legislation relating to farmed and non-farmed animals,... Read More

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Pine Island Buried Monday at Claiborne Farm

November 07, 2006

Pine Island, who was euthanatized after breaking down in the Nov. 4 Emirates Airline Breeders' Cup Distaff at Churchill Downs, was buried at the Hancock family's Claiborne Farm near Paris, Ky., Monday at 1 p.m. (EST). Her grave is located next t... Read More