Recent News for Welfare and Industry

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Deadline Nearing for Hoof Boot Video Contest

August 18, 2007

There are only two weeks left to enter a contest held by EasyCare Inc. Entrants can submit their own “booting tips or commercials” to EasyCare via YouTube.com. Videos should depict or illustrates how to use EasyCare Hoof Boots, or show EasyCare... Read More

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Equine Vets Participate in Wet Labs at Hambletonian Festival

August 17, 2007

Equine veterinarians from around the country gathered during the first week of August to participate in a wide range of educational seminars during the 2007 Hambletonian Festival of Racing, sponsored, in part, by Pfizer Animal Health. This was... Read More

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Chase to Oversee Horse Council Communications

August 17, 2007

Sarah A. Chase is joining the staff of the American Horse Council as the new director of communications for the Washington, D.C.-based organization.

Chase, who has served as director of the Washington office of a major national consumer group,... Read More

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Hurricane Dean Strengthens to Category 3; Could Hit Texas

August 17, 2007

Hurricane Dean strengthened into a Category 3 storm and tore through the eastern Caribbean on Friday, ripping the roofs from a hospital and homes, and flooding buildings with rain and seawater.

With 125 mph winds, the first hurricane of the... Read More

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Horse OK After Being Struck with Hatchet

August 16, 2007

A horse in Adams, Tenn., is expected to recover after it was found Wednesday with a hatchet stuck in its skull between the eyes. The hatchet used for cutting tobacco plants was removed by veterinarian Dan Hitch, who stitched up the wound. The... Read More

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USEF Initiates Equine Disaster Relief Fund

August 16, 2007

Back-to-back hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005 catapulted equine enthusiasts from around the country into a... Read More

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BenZoylEcgonine Thresholds in Horse Urine

August 15, 2007

In 1985, the Kentucky Racing Commission directed the Equine Pharmacology program at the University of Kentucky to work on improving testing for performance-enhancing drugs. The outcome was the introduction of Enzyme-Linked-ImmunoSorbant Assay... Read More

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Tropical Storm Erin Threatens Texas

August 15, 2007

Tropical Storm Erin formed Wednesday in the Gulf of Mexico and headed toward Texas, threatening to bring downpours to a state that already has had one of its rainiest summers on record.

Gov. Rick Perry ordered emergency vehicles and... Read More

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Stubben Steeltec Stirrups Recalled Due to Fall Hazard

August 15, 2007

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Aug. 8 announced a voluntary recall of Stubben Steeltec SEQ Stirrups.

The stirrups are imported by Stubben North America Inc. of Troy, Va. The safety commission reported that hinges on the stirrup... Read More

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New Security Rules Initiated at Tennessee Walking Horse Celebration

August 15, 2007

There should be no doubt about the soundness of horses competing at this year's Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration in Shelbyville, Tenn., event directors said, thanks to new security measures aimed at preventing everything from doping... Read More

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EPM, Botulism, Endometritis Education Event

August 14, 2007

To celebrate 25 years in the animal and food safety industries, Neogen Corporation is holding an educational seminar and open house on Friday, Sept. 14, for veterinarians and farm managers. ... Read More

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Horse Collapses Twice from Heat Exhaustion at Saratoga

August 13, 2007

A horse named Testament collapsed twice but appeared to be unharmed after apparently succumbing to heat exhaustion near the winners' circle at Saratoga Race Course following Sunday's first race.

"Sometimes when it's cooler like it has been... Read More

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AHP Champion Awards

August 12, 2007

In 2007, American Horse Publications (AHP) created the AHP Champion Award, which is presented to individuals who are instrumental in the development and growth of American Horse Publications. Collectively, the winners will be known as the AHP... Read More

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Emaciated Florida Horses Seized

August 12, 2007

Five severely emaciated horses and a donkey are in the custody of Tampa officials after they were taken from their owner's care in Largo, Fla., yesterday.

A tipster directed authorities to dirty pens with no food or water and little shad... Read More

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Gas Leak a Possible Cause of 27 Horse Deaths

August 11, 2007

A natural gas leak might have caused the deaths of 27 ranch horses in southern Idaho near Malta, according to an online report from Twin Falls’ Times-News.

A spokeswoman for Northwest Pipeline said company personnel found 16... Read More

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Herd of Horses Removed from Drought-Stricken Pasture; Owner Deployed in Iraq

August 10, 2007

A herd of horses from Lewisburg, Tenn., has been rescued after grass and water dried up in their pasture while their owner is on a military deployment to Iraq. (Editor's note: it has been brought to our attention that the horses' owner was... Read More

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Baltimore Stable Used by Horse Cart Vendors Condemned

August 10, 2007

Baltimore authorities Aug. 9 condemned a stable housing street vendors' horses, the The... Read More

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Maryland Available Hay Listed on Department of Ag. Web site

August 09, 2007

With rainfall shortages in Maryland wreaking havoc on pastures and hay fields, Maryland livestock producers and horse owners are already exhausting hay supplies that would normally feed their animals through the winter.

The Maryland... Read More

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ASPCA to Award Maclay National Championship Trophy

August 09, 2007

Officials with The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), a sponsor of the 32nd Annual Hampton Classic Horse Show, will present the ASPCA Maclay National Championship trophy on Friday, August 31. R. Scot Evans, equine... Read More

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Diving Mule Act Concerns Animal Activists

August 09, 2007

Five bucks buys a ticket to Bill Rivers' Saturday night rodeo and the chance to see three mules jump off a 24-foot-high platform into a six-foot-deep pool of water.

Rivers says the crowd goes wild for his "High Diving Aqua Mules" act. But... Read More

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BHS Warning Owners of Companion-only Horses of Potential for Future Sale

August 07, 2007

The British Horse Society (BHS) has warned horse owners to be wary when responding to advertisements seeking companion horses, following an increase in the number of reports of such animals being sold to new homes after placement.

The... Read More

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Appeals Court Rejects "Sally Hemings" Name for Filly

August 07, 2007

A federal appeals court ruled Aug. 7 that a filly can't be named "Sally Hemings" after Thomas Jefferson's most famous slave and reputed lover.

The 6th Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati, Ohio, ruled that The Jockey Club can legally... Read More

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New Members Join Kentucky Horse Council Board

August 06, 2007

Three new members have joined the Kentucky Horse Council Board, President Madelyn Millard, of Waterwild Farm, announced Aug. 6.

New members include:

  • Latonna Wilson, a marketing specialist with Rood and Riddle Pharmacy, join... Read More

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Eight Inducted into Racing Hall of Fame

August 06, 2007

Eight legendary figures from the Thoroughbred industry were inducted into the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame Aug. 6, as University of Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino gave the keynote address at the Fasig-Tipton Sales Pavilion... Read More

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Michigan Horse Abuse Debate Rages On

August 04, 2007

A Web site designed to refute allegations brought by Jackson County, Michigan, Animal Control authorities against Matthew Mercier and James Henderson Jr., both accused of felony animal torture in Grass Lake, Mich., is the latest twist in a case tha... Read More