Recent News for Welfare and Industry

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MD Barns Seeks Outstanding Quarter Horse for Silver Spur Award

August 04, 2006

Celebrate your American Quarter Horse by nominating him or her for the MD Barns Silver Spur Award. Nominations for one of the American Quarter Horse Association’s most unforgettable awards close... Read More

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It's All in Your Head: Psychology Forum with Jane Savoie

August 04, 2006

"Your attitude determines your success," says Jane Savoie, author of the best-selling sports psychology book. That Winning Feeling! Savoie will be the speaker at the Dressage at Devon... Read More

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FDA to Hold Public Meeting on Animal Feed Contaminant Ranking System

August 04, 2006

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is holding a public meeting to present work-in-progress on a method for ranking animal feed contaminants by their relative risks to animal and human health. At... Read More

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Ag Committee Sends Horse Bill to the Floor Unfavorably

August 03, 2006

House Agriculture Committee Official Statement on H.R. 503

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Equibase Launches Virtual Stable Race Day Notices

August 03, 2006

Equibase Company, the Thoroughbred industry's official database for racing information, today announced the launch of Virtual StableTM race day notifications that feature convenient links to wager... Read More

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Canada Team West Wins Gold in Young Riders Dressage Team Championship

August 03, 2006

Canada Team West won the Gold Medal in the Young Riders dressage team championship that highlighted the first day of competition at the 2006 CN North American Junior and Young Riders' Championships... Read More

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Heat Wave Halts Racing at Saratoga, Other Tracks

August 02, 2006

Extreme heat in the East is taking its toll on racing, as six tracks cancelled racing for either Tuesday or Wednesday. Among the most prominent cancellations was Saratoga, which called off live racing for Wednesday.

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Racing Museum to Debut Unique Horse Racing Simulator

August 02, 2006

The National Racing Museum and Hall of Fame is expected to unveil its one-of-a-kind equine simulator during a press conference Aug. 3 museum communications director Mike Kane said.

Under development for approximately three years, the... Read More

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Horses Stolen in West Virginia and Ontario

August 02, 2006

On July 16, the Thorne family of Hardy County, W.Va., was stunned to find its bay Arabian mare, MA Legacy of Gold (Legs), missing from her pasture. The thieves left behind the mare’s 7-week-old foal. All three of the pasture gates were locked,... Read More

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AHC Requests Grassroots Contacts for "Right to Ride" Bill

August 02, 2006

The House of Representatives has passed Congressman George Radanovich's "Right-to-Ride" bill (H.R. 586). The bill is intended to protect the use and access of pack and saddle stock animals on public... Read More

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The Latest Elixir--Wellness

August 01, 2006

In today's world, horse owners are overwhelmed with information available about how to feed their horses. Every month, dozens of articles appear in magazines and on the Web that advocate a wide range of nutritional solutions for every problem facin... Read More

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What's the Scoop?

August 01, 2006

With hundreds of equine nutritional supplements on the market, it's hard to know exactly which one your horse might need, if any at all. While not every horse requires supplements, they can be beneficial in specific circumstances.

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Highs and Lows

August 01, 2006

The staff of The Horse magazine just got back from the American Horse Publications seminar, where this magazine was named top equine publication in the industry. In part, the judge's comments said: "This extremely tough decision boiled dow... Read More

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The Horse Named Top Magazine

August 01, 2006

The Horse: Your Guide To Equine Health Care was honored on June 24 as the best overall publication in the General Excellence category at the 2006 American Horse Publications Annual Awards. Sixty publications were entered. The... Read More

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2006 ACVIM Forum

August 01, 2006

The 24th annual American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) Forum hosted  nearly 3,000 veterinary specialists, general practitioners, technicians, and students in Louisville, Ky., May 31-June 3.

ACVIM is the national... Read More

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Neurologic Herpes 24-Hour Test

August 01, 2006

A rapid (24-hour) test is now available to identify neuropathic strains of equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1). This means in the event of an outbreak of herpesvirus, or if a horse has neurologic signs of undetermined origin, a veterinarian can take a... Read More

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Unwanted Horse Coalition Folded Into American Horse Council

August 01, 2006

The Unwanted Horse Coalition, which started with an Unwanted Horse Summit during the American Horse Council’s (AHC) annual convention in April 2005, is being folded into the AHC.

"The issue of 'unwanted horses' has faced this industry... Read More

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Horse Rescued from Creek

August 01, 2006

It took nearly 40 people to extract a 1,600-pound Hanoverian gelding from a creek near Orlando, Fla., on June 6. The 17.1-hand dressage horse and jumper had been trapped in the marshy, 25-foot-wide creek with slippery banks for at least three... Read More

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HBPA to Emirates: Reconsider Position on Brass Hat Disqualification

August 01, 2006

The board of directors of the National Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association has sent Sheikh Mohammed, the ruler of Dubai, and Sheikh Mansour, chairman of the Emirates Racing Association, an... Read More

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200 Young Equestrians Set to Compete at NAJYRC Championships

August 01, 2006

Top Junior and Young Riders from all across North America are set to compete for team... Read More

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AERC National Championship Challenges Riders on the Old Dominion Trail

July 31, 2006

Endurance riders from around the country will face the test of time and terrain when they compete for national titles at the 2006 American Endurance Ride Conference (AERC) National Championship in... Read More

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USEF Youth Sportsman's Charter Nominations Open August 1st

July 28, 2006

Nominations for the inaugural United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) Youth Sportsman's Charter Award will open August 1, and entries will be accepted through October 31, 2006. This new award was... Read More

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AQHYA Racing Program Invites Youth to Participate at the Track

July 28, 2006

Twelve American Quarter Horse Youth Association members from across the Read More

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AHC Holding Equine Issues Forum to Address NAIS, More

July 28, 2006

The American Horse Council will be holding an Issues Forum in Austin... Read More

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Agriculture Subcommittee Strongly Disapproves of Slaughter Bill

July 27, 2006

The House Agricultural Subcommittee listened to testimonies from a panel of horse industry and veterinary leaders yesterday (July 27) concerning an amendment (H.R. 503) to the Horse Protection Act. After listening to a lengthy discussion, member... Read More