Recent News for Welfare and Industry

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Large Animal Emergency Response Training Courses Offered in August

July 18, 2007

Hagyard Equine Medical Institute will once again offer an extensive three-day training course on August 20-22, and August 24-26, at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky.

This training is designed to educate first responders such as... Read More

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International Disease Report First Quarter 2007

July 17, 2007

Contagious Equine Metritis was confirmed in one non-Thoroughbred stallion (Franches-Montagne) at the National Stud in Switzerland. Continuing the 2006 last quarter report concerning isolation of Taylorella equigenitalis from imported Lipizzaner ... Read More

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ASPCA Releases Official Statement and FAQs on NYC Carriage Horses

July 17, 2007

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) July 12 released its official position statement on the use of carriage horses in New York City. The carriage horse industry came under fire earlier this month after a hors... Read More

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Tennessee Horse Could Set New Height Record

July 15, 2007

A Niota, Tenn., horse might be confirmed as the world's tallest when a representative from The Guinness Book of World Records measures her July 28, television station Read More

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FEI Drops Vegas World Cup Drug Case Due to Test Problems

July 13, 2007

A doping case was dropped because of procedural problems following a positive test involving a show jumping horse at the Equestrian World Cup Final in Las Vegas.

Air Jordan Z tested positive for a banned drug at the event in April where his... Read More

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Western Wildfires: Few Horse Evacuations Thus Far

July 13, 2007

Although wildfires have recently burned thousands of acres in eight western states, officials in the affected regions report few fire-connected horse evacuations. They credit preparedness and a measure of good luck with preventing the need for... Read More

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Tractor Supply Company Extends Partnership with AQHA

July 12, 2007

The American Quarter Horse Association is pleased to announce that Tractor Supply Company will continue its partnership as the official farm and ranch improvement partner of AQHA.

The arrangement will continue to offer Tractor Supply Compan... Read More

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TheHorse.com Celebrates 10,000th Article

July 12, 2007

TheHorse.com, companion Web site to The Horse: Your Guide To Equine Health Care, the equine industry's foremost horse health care magazine, has archived its 10,000th... Read More

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Environmental Contamination Necessitates Leeway in Post-Race Cocaine Testing

July 11, 2007

The prevalence of a common metabolite of cocaine in the environment has created a need for the allowance of a minimum concentration of the substance in post-competition race testing, according to Fernanda Camargo, DVM, and Tom Tobin, DVM, PhD,... Read More

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Louisiana Racing Commission Hires Equine Medical Director

July 10, 2007

Tom David, DVM, has been hired as equine medical director for the Louisiana State Racing Commission effective July 9.

David, who has experience in private practice and as association veterinarian at Fair Grounds racetrack, will supervise... Read More

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Carter Named Director of Kentucky Livestock Disease Center

July 10, 2007

Craig Carter, DVM, PhD, a 26-year veteran in diagnostic veterinary medicine, is the new director of the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture's Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center (LDDC).

Carter, who currently serves as epidemiology... Read More

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Maryland Receives Grant for Horse Manure Management Program

July 10, 2007

The Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) has received two grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for two projects to protect the Chesapeake Bay and waterways. A $604,794 grant will help owners and operators of small-sized equine... Read More

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New USDA Animal Research Facility Dedicated

July 09, 2007

Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns and members of Iowa's Congressional delegation July 3 helped dedicate a new USDA high-containment large animal facility. The Ames, Iowa, facility combines several research facilities into one location. The new... Read More

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Herd of Horses on Oregon Highway Involved in Van Crash

July 08, 2007

An Oregon woman was injured Friday night when the van she was driving struck horses on Highway 62, the Mail Tribune reported. Two... Read More

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Large Animal Disposal Discussion on Agenda at U of Arkansas Event

July 08, 2007

Even with the best of veterinary care, animals die, and a practical method of disposal must be implemented.

Methods for disposing of large animals will be one of the topics addressed and demonstrated at Hay Day, hosted by the University of... Read More

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Kentucky Equine Humane Center Draws Interest

July 07, 2007

The Kentucky Equine Humane Center held its inaugural open house June 23 at the organization's leased property in Nicholasville, Ky. Formed to facilitate adoption of unwanted horses in Kentucky and to provide humane treatment and shelter during... Read More

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Sources: Snake Venom Found in Kentucky Search

July 07, 2007

Word is circulating in Kentucky that cobra venom, a substance used to kill pain, was found by investigators during a June 26 search of trainer Patrick Biancone's barn at Keeneland.

Several sources indicated, and media reports suggested,... Read More

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Slaughter: Cavel Challenge Dismissed; Appeal Possible

July 06, 2007

The last United States plant that slaughtered horses for human consumption will remain closed after a federal judge July 5 dismissed its challenge to the state law that shut it down.... Read More

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Michigan Horse Traders Charged with Breaking EIA Quarantine

July 06, 2007

A man was charged with transporting a horse off his farm while an EIA quarantine order was in effect.... Read More

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Great-Grandson of Secretariat Among Horses Seized in Tennessee

July 05, 2007

A descendant of the 1973 Triple Crown winner Secretariat was among 20 horses seized from a Bristol, Tenn., woman charged with animal cruelty, investigators said.

A 13-year-old Thoroughbred gelding named Rainaway, the champion's... Read More

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N.Y. Horsemen Pull Out of Gaming Group

July 04, 2007

Decision to drop Empire Racing linked to working with the eventual winner of state track franchise 

A group seeking to run New York racing has lost a major partner, the New York Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association announce... Read More

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Horse-Drawn Buggy Hit by Dump Truck in Pennsylvania

July 04, 2007

Woman, 22, critical and horse killed after dump truck hits buggy  

A young mother was critically injured when a dump track collided with her horse-drawn buggy in Lancaster County, Pa., causing her to suffer severe hea... Read More

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Kentucky Equine Hospital to Hold Open House July 14

July 03, 2007

A new equine veterinary clinic in Versailles, Ky., will hold its open house Saturday, July 14.

Woodford Equine Hospital, which branched off from Woodford Veterinary Clinic, has completed construction on its surgery suites, indoor working... Read More

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Michigan State to Host Equitation Science Seminar

July 03, 2007

Michigan State University (MSU) will be the first U.S. host of the International Equitation Science Symposium (IESS), August 13-15. It will bring a worldwide gathering of horse experts to Michigan.

Equitation science combines the study of... Read More

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Bay Meadows Granted Waiver, Will Race in 2008

July 03, 2007

After months of uncertainty, Bay Meadows will race in 2008.

Giving the 73-year-old Northern California landmark a brief reprieve, the California Horse Racing Board approved a one-year conditional waiver from the state mandate for... Read More