Recent News for Welfare and Industry

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Star of "Flicka" Learns Lessons about Life and Riding

September 19, 2006

"I see in them my own restless spirit," said Katy McLaughlin, played by Alison Lohman, of the wild Mustangs in the movie "Flicka," which will be released in theaters on Oct. 20. Lohman overcame inexperience and fear associated with horseback... Read More

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New Herd Arrives for Rutgers Young Horse Teaching and Research Program

September 19, 2006

Twelve weanlings will be getting their college educations this year via the Rutgers University Young Horse Teaching and Research Program, led by Sarah Ralston, VMD, PhD, Dipl. ACVN.

The young horses arrived at Rutgers, the State University... Read More

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Clerical Error Sends Wrong Slaughter Bill To Senate

September 18, 2006

Because of a clerical error, the wrong version of a bill to end horse slaughter was delivered to the U.S. Senate. The error was discovered the week of Sept. 10, and the House of Representatives requested the bill be returned so the correct... Read More

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New Jersey Logs First Equine Deaths Due to WNV, EEE

September 18, 2006

New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Charles M. Kuperus today announced that the death of a 6-year-old mare in Burlington County has been attributed to Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) and the death of a 14-year-old mare in Middlesex County was... Read More

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Final Chance to Get BHS Welfare Conference Tickets

September 17, 2006

In response to massive demand, The British Horse Society, in partnership with The Home of Rest for Horses, is staging a second equine welfare conference on 24 September 2006, at Bailbrook House, Bath.

The conference, entitled A Horse... Read More

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World Championship Blacksmiths Accepted as a Chapter of AFA

September 16, 2006

World Championship Blacksmiths, LLC (WCB) out of Ithaca, Nebraska, was accepted as a chapter of the American Farrier's Association (AFA) at the mid-year Board of Directors meeting in Albuquerque, NM on September 9th. WCB is led by CEO, Craig... Read More

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ASPCA Investigating Death of NYC Carriage Horse

September 16, 2006

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is conducting an inquiry into the death of a carriage horse whose collapse in Central Park was witnessed by a distraught crowd.

The horse, named Juliet, fell ill in the park... Read More

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EquiSpirit, USRider Join Forces for Traveling Equestrians

September 15, 2006

The EquiSpirit Trailer Company has teamed up with USRider to offer an additional safety feature to its customers. EquiSpirit is including a one-year USRider Equestrian Motor Plan membership with the purchase of any trailer.

Over the past 20... Read More

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KEEP Seeks Input On Issues Facing Kentucky Horse Industry

September 15, 2006

An educational public meeting is scheduled for Thursday, September 21st at the Piney Point Stables, 3942 East US 60, Grayson. The purpose is to discuss the state of the horse industry in Kentucky and to explain the Kentucky Equine Education... Read More

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Palm Partnership Training Offers Two New Short Courses

September 15, 2006

Two new three-day short courses will be offered this fall at Palm Partnership Training, and additional enrollments are available.

The first short course will be held October 13-15, 2006. This course is open to all breeds of horses and both the... Read More

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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