Recent News for Welfare and Industry

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Declan's Moon Diagnosed With Lung Infection

August 23, 2006

Jay Em Ess Stable's champion Declan's Moon, who finished last of seven as the 3-2 favorite in Sunday's Pat O'Brien Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. II) at Del Mar, bled slightly and emerged from the race with a slight lung infection, trainer Ron Elli... Read More

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Surgeries and Steroids

August 22, 2006

A survey of buyers of Thoroughbred weanlings, yearlings, and 2-year-olds discovered that surgeries to correct conformation defects have a significant influence on whether or not someone will buy a horse at public auction.

In fact, 28.4%... Read More

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Ultimate English/Spanish Dictionary for Horsemen Now Available

August 22, 2006

This updated version of the English to Spanish equivalency dictionary has nearly tripled in size from the original. The Ultimate English/Spanish Dictionary for Horsemen includes more than 65,000 industry-specific, topically grouped... Read More

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Wyoming Fire Threatens Horses

August 19, 2006

A fire that has consumed nearly 12,000 acres of woodland forced hundreds of residents in a mountainous area to evacuate their homes near Casper, Wyo., during the past week. Included among the evacuees were a number of horses that were in the... Read More

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Calif. Owner to Sue Trainer Over Drug Positive

August 18, 2006

In a lawsuit that is believed to be unprecedented, the owner of a horse disqualified for a drug positive is suing his trainer for the redistributed purse money.

Los Angeles-based attorney Alan Klein, whose Ellenay Racing owned Dyna Da... Read More

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Equine VS Case Confirmed in Wyoming

August 17, 2006

The Wyoming State Veterinary Lab has verified that the country's first case of vesicular stomatitis (VS) for 2006 has been confirmed in a Natrona County horse. The following was released by USDA's Animal Plant and Health Inspection... Read More

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Oldest Known Przewalski Horse Dies

August 16, 2006

The world's oldest known Przewalski horse, a mare called Cilka whose ancestors lived in the grasslands of central Asia, has died in the Prague zoo in the Czech Republic.

Cilka was euthanatized Saturday, zoo spokesman Vit Kahle said. The... Read More

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Three Horses Killed on North Carolina Highways

August 16, 2006

Three horses have been struck by cars near Rocky Mount, N.C. in recent days, according to the Read More

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A Horse for Life; BHS Announces Second Equine Welfare Conference

August 15, 2006

After great demand, The British Horse Society, in partnership with The Home of Rest for Horses, are holding a second equine welfare conference on September 24, 2006 at Bailbrook House,... Read More

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First Dover Saddlery Retail Store in Maryland to Open

August 15, 2006

Dover Saddlery Retail, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Dover Saddlery announced yesterday (Aug. 14) that the Grand Opening of its new store in the Hunt Valley, Md., will be held Sept. 29-Oct. 1. Equestrians are invited to join in the... Read More

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From Foal to Finish; Kentucky Equine Research to Host Nutrition Conference

August 15, 2006

Kentucky Equine Research,... Read More

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Missing Quarter Horse Found Safe in New York

August 15, 2006

Tattoo Charlie, a 15-hand bay Quarter Horse gelding, turned up yesterday (Aug. 14) in a field in Monroe County, N.Y., after he had been missing for more than seven days.

Charlie and three of his pasturemates were spooked early on the... Read More

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Alltech to Hold 2007 Young Animal Scientist Contest

August 14, 2006

Due to positive response and participation, global animal health company Alltech will hold a second Young Animal Scientist (YAS) contest in 2007. The contest is scheduled to begin in the fall semester of 2006 and a winner will be announced in th... Read More

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Paso Fino Yearling Stolen from Wisconsin Farm

August 14, 2006

A dun or buckskin Paso Fino gelding was stolen from his Milton, Wisc., pasture, reports the horse's owner, Jim Badertscher, in an Idaho Alert (Read More

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Blanchard Named Reproduction Specialist of the Year

August 13, 2006

Terry  L. Blanchard, DVM, MS, was honored with the American College of Theriogenologists (ACT) annual "Theriogenologist Of The Year" award for 2006, according to an announcement by John Steiner, DVM, Dipl. ACT, of Hagyard Equine Medical... Read More

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Equine Affair Returns to Massachusetts

August 11, 2006

Equine Affaire returns to the Eastern States Exposition in W. Springfield, Mass., Nove. 9–12. For the ninth consecutive year, Equine Affaire will present educational clinics, demonstrations, and seminars addressing a full spectrum of equine... Read More

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Kentucky Equine Census to Start This Fall

August 10, 2006

In a state that determines an important part of its identity from the world-class horses that reside behind its picturesque fences and along its miles of emerald green pastures, it might come as a surprise to find out that the exact number of... Read More

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SUCCEED Digestive Conditioning Program Now Available in SmartPaks

August 10, 2006

SUCCEED Digestive Conditioning Program is now available in SmartPaks from SmartPak Equine. Customized for each horse, the SmartPak system provides supplements in sealed containers protected from sunlight, moisture and air.

"We are... Read More

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Definitive EPO Blood-Doping Test Developed

August 10, 2006

Edited press release

A Pennsylvania laboratory is the first to employ a definitive test for erythropoietin--the blood-doping agent commonly known as EPO--and the test resulted in the suspension and fining of a trainer of... Read More

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University of Minnesota Receives Genetic Research Grant

August 09, 2006

Morris Animal Foundation (MAF) selected the University of Read More

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Keeping the Family Farm; Farmland Conservation Brochure Available

August 08, 2006

 Horse Country, a pdf brochure on farmland conservation, is now available via the Ocala... Read More

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TRF Gala Raises More Than $500,000

August 08, 2006

Thanks in large part to the $58,000 celebrity chef Bobby Flay spent on options to breed to two of the sport's top stallions, the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation (TRF) raised in excess of $500,000 Monday night at its annual gala at the Saratog... Read More

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NAJYRC Individual Gold Medals Awarded

August 07, 2006

Individual Gold Medals in dressage, eventing and show jumping were awarded to highlight a successful conclusion of the 2006 CN North American Young... Read More

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National Agricultural Genomics Conference at Purdue University

August 07, 2006

A national conference on agricultural genomics will take place at Purdue... Read More

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KHP to Host Kentucky Horse Industry Awareness Day

August 04, 2006

The people of Kentucky are invited to the KHP free of... Read More