Recent News for Welfare and Industry

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Expansion Plans Will Lead to More Jobs at Alltech

August 12, 2003

Alltech has announced plans for the expansion of three of their corporate facilities located in the United States, Mexico and Great Britain. With the expansions, the company expects to add 350 new jobs in areas ranging from operations and... Read More

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"Horse Ripper" Strikes Again in Germany

August 08, 2003

A "horse ripper" suspected of killing more than 40 horses in Germany struck again on Aug. 5, according to The Guardian, an online newspaper in London.

The two horses killed were mares kept in Helmstedt, near Hanover, and another... Read More

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Death of a Derby Winner: Slaughterhouse Likely Fate for Ferdinand

August 08, 2003

(Reported by The Blood-Horse, 7/25/03) Ferdinand, the 1986 Kentucky Derby winner who went on to capture the following year's Horse of the Year title with a dramatic victory over 1987 Derby hero Alysheba in the Breeders' Cup... Read More

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Ferdinand Followup: Owners Promise to Tighten Contracts and Supervision

August 08, 2003

(Published in the Aug. 2 issue of The Blood-Horse) In the wake of the disturbing news of Ferdinand's demise in Japan, letters and e-mails from fans expressing both regret and anger have flooded in-boxes. It is likely, however,... Read More

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The Art of R&R

August 01, 2003

It has taken months of preparation for this moment. You've done the roadwork, marched your horse up and down hills, put in miles on the training track, added the speed and agility sessions, plugged in that heart rate monitor, and assessed your... Read More

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Slaughter Legislation in Texas

August 01, 2003

The battle over the slaughter of horses in the United States has shifted directly to Texas, where two slaughter plants operate. At the moment, operations at the two plants continue while the issue is being decided in federal court.

The two... Read More

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Update on Two Surviving Saddlebreds

July 22, 2003

Cats Don't Dance, one of the two surviving American Saddlebreds injected with a caustic substance several weeks ago, was recovering yesterday (June 21) at Hagyard-Davidson-McGee Associates (HDM) in Lexington, Ky. Nathan Slovis, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM... Read More

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Common Foot Problems

July 21, 2003

A horse is almost bound to experience a hoof problem during his lifetime. How serious it is and how it is handled could make the difference in his return to full soundness. During an early-morning presentation at the Thoroughbred International... Read More

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Third Injured Saddlebred Euthanized

July 21, 2003

A third Saddlebred that was the victim of an attack with a caustic substance has been euthanized. Kiss Me, a 4-year-old mare, was euthanized Friday (July 18) as a result of injuries related to the lethal injection of an unknown substance. Two of... Read More

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Saddlebred Attack Turns Deadly

July 17, 2003

Two of the American Saddlebreds attacked and injected with a caustic substance in their left front pasterns were euthanized early today (July 17) in Versailles, Ky., due to complications from their injuries.... Read More

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Reward in Saddlebred Case Grows to $100,000

July 14, 2003

A reward has been offered for information about those who intentionally injured five American Saddlebreds in Versailles, Ky. USA Equestrian, the national governing body of equestrian sport, is offering the reward.

At least $100,000 has... Read More

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New State Legislation Provides Funds for LSU School of Veterinary Medicine's Equine Program

July 14, 2003

The Equine Health Studies Program (EHSP) at the Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine (SVM) in Baton Rouge, La., will receive funds from tax revenue generated from slot machines placed in racetracks throughout the state, which... Read More

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$10,000 Gift Will Help Care for Aged, Abused Horses

July 10, 2003

Ryerss Farm for Aged Equines has once again received a generous $10,000 grant from Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) in support of the Farm's century-long mission of caring for aged and abused horses.

"Ryerss receives no public... Read More

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Second Annual Equine Industry Vision Award Given To Don Burt

July 08, 2003

Pfizer Animal Health and American Horse Publications recently announced that Don Burt has been named as the recipient of the second annual Equine Industry Vision Award. This unique distinction is the first major award to showcase innovation... Read More

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Five Saddlebreds Suffer Injuries After Mystery Injections

July 03, 2003

The Associated Press reports that five American Saddlebreds in Versailles, KY, including one former five-gaited world champion, suffered life-threatening injuries after their pasterns were injected with an unknown substance.... Read More

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Lights, Camera...

July 01, 2003

What does a movie like Seabiscuit have to do with general horse owners? In my opinion, anything that draws positive attention to horses is a good thing. Universal Studios has given this movie every chance to be a success. Based on the... Read More

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Overtraining in Standardbreds

June 20, 2003

There is a fine line between striving to maximize a horse's performance and pushing the animal beyond his physical limits. Standardbred racehorses experience a decrease in body weight and an abnormal decrease in blood cortisol when they are... Read More

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Magazine Raises Help for Driver Who Lost Leg

June 17, 2003

Caring and carriage driving go hand in rein, as evidenced by Carriage Driving World' s $4,400 donation to help Andy Marcoux recover from the loss of one of his legs. Raising the funds through online auctions and a donation collection,... Read More

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IVERCARE--Because You Care Award Finalists Announced

June 17, 2003

Public to Decide the Winners

Nearly 31,000 online votes were received from the public in the semifinals of the IVERCARE--Because You Care award program sponsored by Farnam Horse Products. Earlier this year, more than 100... Read More

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Ivercare Because You Care Award Finalists Announced

June 13, 2003

Nearly 31,000 online votes were received from the public in the semifinals of the Ivercare--Because You Care award program sponsored by Farnam Horse Products. Earlier this year, more than 100 organizations and individuals were nominated for the... Read More

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Gelding: Why and When? A Veterinarian Explains

June 09, 2003

Editor's Note from The Blood-Horse: As Funny Cide pursued the Triple Crown, it brought to the fore the question of why some horses are gelded and others are not. Dr. Larry Bramlage, on-call veterinarian for the American Association... Read More

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Advice and Advisors

June 01, 2003

Who among us hasn't had a problem that frustrated us because we didn't know where to turn for answers? Maybe it's something complicated or technical and there isn't anyone in our area who is an expert. Perhaps the question deals with something... Read More

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Uniform Drug Policy Years Away

June 01, 2003

A standardized medication and testing policy for Thoroughbred racing in the United States is three to five years away, said Rick Arthur, DVM, vice president and director of the Oak Tree Racing Association and a member of the Racing Medication an... Read More

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Drugs and Competition

June 01, 2003

The use of drugs in the competition horse carries with it some extra concerns and responsibilities. Many of the major issues related to drug use in the performance horse involve the treatment of lameness. It is imperative that the moral and... Read More

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Hong Kong Trainer Contends Shampoo Contained Banned Substance

May 22, 2003

According to an Associated Press story on bloodhorse.com, a top Hong Kong horse trainer ridiculed a doping charge against him after officials found the banned substance in a shampoo handed out... Read More