Recent News for Welfare and Industry

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Evidence Heard in Cocaine Case in Australia

July 27, 2005

Racing New South Wales stewards opened an inquiry on Monday (July 25) into the analyst's finding of benzoylecgonine, a metabolite of cocaine, in the urine sample taken from the 3-year-old filly Love You Honey, who finished unplaced in race seven... Read More

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National Steering Committee Formed Following Unwanted Horse Summit

July 26, 2005

Industry groups to meet again in September

Following closely on the heels of the nation's first-ever Unwanted Horse Summit in Washington, D.C., on April 19, a National Steering Committee has been named to perform the... Read More

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Repeat Horse Abuser Arrested

July 25, 2005

Georgia Department of Agriculture officials removed seven starving and dehydrated horses from James Leonard Baxley's Appling, Ga., farm on July 15, said Linda Fulmer, manager of Colombia County Animal Care and Control in the eastern part of the... Read More

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Another "Seabiscuit" Equine Actor Retired

July 22, 2005

A Thoroughbred retirement organization has purchased one of the 10 horses that portrayed Seabiscuit in the 2003 film about the horse, says the Miami Herald in a July 21 article.

The Herald article quoted Michael Blowen,... Read More

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Leadership AQHA Applications Due

July 22, 2005

You can help lead the largest equine breed association in the world, the American Quarter Horse Association, by applying for Leadership AQHA, the Association's training program to identify and train future leaders.

AQHA is accepting... Read More

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Beijing 2008: Equestrian Events Moved to Hong Kong

July 20, 2005

Through negotiations held during the 117th International Olympic Committee (IOC) Session in Singapore, the IOC, the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) and the Beijing Organizing Committee for the Games of the XXIX Olympiad (BOCOG) recently... Read More

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British Horse Society Educates First-Time Horse Owners

July 20, 2005

It has become apparent to the British Horse Society (BHS) that not all first-time owners have the knowledge, experience, or funding to meet the essential requirements of owning a horse. That ignorance often leads to cases of neglect, so the BHS... Read More

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Learn from Mounted Police--Sensory Training Clinic

July 19, 2005

School your horse with techniques used by police officers to promote confidence and employ strategies for desensitizing your horse to noise, crowds, and obstacles. This all-day clinic at the Kentucky Horse Park, Sept. 2 from 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.... Read More

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Trailer Overturns; Six Horses Injured

July 19, 2005

A horse trailer overturned near Belpre, W.V., July18, amazingly leaving six horses with only minor cuts. The road was closed for more than an hour as the accident was cleaned up and the horses were caught.

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Nygaard Going to Jail for Animal Cruelty

July 19, 2005

After showing up to her sentencing 20 minutes late on July 19, Kathleen Nygaard faces 90 days in jail, according to WLEX-TV. Nygaard is charged with seven counts of animal cruelty after humane officials were alerted to dead and starving horses i... Read More

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Wilson Named Kentucky's Top Racing Vet

July 18, 2005

Gary Wilson, DVM, a Winchester, Ky., veterinarian, has been named chief veterinarian for the Kentucky Horse Racing Authority (KHRA). Wilson, who has been a practicing veterinarian since 1977, has extensive experience in the field of equine... Read More

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Veterinarian Alex Harthill Dead at 80

July 18, 2005

Alexander Harthill, DVM, a renowned Central Kentucky racehorse veterinarian known as "Derby Doc" to his colleagues, died July 16. He was 80 years old.

Harthill died at Hospice and Palliative Care in Louisville, Ky., after complications... Read More

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Horse Hit, Causes Traffic Snarl on California Freeway

July 18, 2005

A horse was hit by a car on San Dimas Avenue in San Dimas, Calif., on Saturday (June 16), before it ran onto the Foothill (210) Freeway. According to an online San Gabriel Valley Tribune report (Read More

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Quarter Horse Peppy San Badger Dead at 31

July 15, 2005

The American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) learned on July 13 that one of the cutting horse industry's greatest sires, Peppy San Badger, was euthanatized on July 8, 2005, in his paddock at King Ranch in Kingsville, Texas. Sired by Mr San Pepp... Read More

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Expansion of Critical Kentucky Lab About to Begin

July 14, 2005

The long-awaited expansion of the University of Kentucky Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center, made possible through an $8.5-million appropriation from the Kentucky General Assembly this spring, is about to begin and could be completed in about... Read More

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Launch of BMC Veterinary Research

July 13, 2005

BioMed Central recently announced the launch of BMC Veterinary Research, the first international open access journal to cover all areas of veterinary science and medicine. BMC Veterinary Research is the latest addition to the... Read More

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NYPD Horse Perishes in Accident

July 12, 2005

The online news site 1010WINS.com has reported that a New York City Police Department police horse died on the boardwalk at Coney Island on the night of July... Read More

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Hurricane Dennis and Florida

July 12, 2005

On Friday, July 9, Florida officials suspended the intrastate and interstate requirements for animal movement to help livestock owners evacuate quickly because of the approaching Hurricane Dennis. The hurricane made landfall in Florida on June... Read More

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Update: USDA Horse Slaughter Inspectors Face Elimination

July 08, 2005

The House of Representatives passed the 2006 Agriculture Appropriations bill (H.R. 2744) on June 8. Included in the bill was amendment 236, which will end funding for horse slaughter plant inspectors during the 2006 federal fiscal... Read More

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Heart Size and Racing Performance in Trotters

July 05, 2005

Researchers found that heart size correlated with athletic performance in Standardbred trotters.... Read More

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Ellis Park to Conduct Random Milkshake Testing

July 05, 2005

Ellis Park in Henderson, Ky. will randomly test horses before every race during its 2005 meet for alkalizing agents known as milkshakes.

Under Ellis' milkshake testing policy, the track will require a random number of horses entered in... Read More

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Jiminy Crickets!

July 01, 2005

If it's the right thing to do, why don't people do it? We assume good people in all walks of life, in every business, ask that same question. Horse owners have a common bond--the horse. That animal gives many of us a livelihood, and all of us... Read More

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Ad-Painted Horse Causes Welfare Warning

July 01, 2005

Not many people think of using their horses as painted billboards, and the Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals says you shouldn't. At least, they say, not with regular paint, as it could harm the horse. According to a story on... Read More

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Memorial Service Set for Slain Saddlebred

July 01, 2005

A memorial service for Wild Eyed & Wicked will be held on July 10 at 4 pm at the Kentucky Horse Park (KHP), where his remains will be reburied. The service will be hosted by Wicked's owners, Joe and Sally Jackson, and the KHP. Wicked wa... Read More

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Wild Horse Amendment Passes House

July 01, 2005

Wild horses and burros that are eligible for slaughter had a victory on May 19 when the appropriations bill for the Department of the Interior 2006 budget (H.R. 2361) passed the House of Representatives.

Among hundreds of lines of text... Read More