Recent News for Welfare and Industry

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Freedom Health Aminorex Findings Confirmed by Canadian Racing Agency

April 07, 2007

The Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency (CPMA) confirmed Freedom Health's findings that the use of injectable levamisole in racehorses may result in a positive drug test for the banned substance aminorex--a Class 1 drug that carries a recommended penalt... Read More

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Skeeter Johnson, Polo Player, Dies

April 07, 2007

S.K. "Skeeter" Johnson died April 5 at the Delray Medical Center in Florida. He was 53.

According to a report from the Palm Beach Daily News, Johnson was injured the previous day on the family polo field near Wellington, Fla., while... Read More

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Idaho Horseman's Association Seeks More Members

April 07, 2007

The Magic Valley Horseman's Association is trying to revive equestrian activities in Southern Idaho, and as part of that plan is welcoming all breeds of horses.

That means people with everything from Quarter Horses to Arabians and... Read More

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OSU Open House Explores Careers in Veterinary Medicine

April 07, 2007

The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine will hold its annual Open House on Saturday, April 14, for students considering careers in veterinary medicine. Visitors will attend information sessions that will introduce career... Read More

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Horse Owner Education Program to Debut at Equine Affaire

April 06, 2007

Equilite Inc., makers of Sore No More liniment, will debut their new Visiting Vet and Professionals Program at Equine Affaire in Columbus, Ohio later this month. The first Visiting Vet is William Ormston, DVM, who will discuss... Read More

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World Veterinary Day to Highlight Scope of Vet Industry Contributions

April 06, 2007

"World Veterinary Day on April 28, 2007, will be a day to emphasize the need for global unity among all health care professionals including veterinarians," said Leon Russell, DVM, PhD, president of the World Veterinary Association.... Read More

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England's Animal Welfare Act Coming into Force

April 05, 2007

The Animal Welfare Act comes into force in England April 6. The British Horse Society calls the legislation "the most significant piece of welfare legislation for nearly a century," and said it should help to protect the welfare of all horses an... Read More

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Nine Pocket Ice Boot

April 05, 2007

This boot can be used as a preventative measure after strenuous exercise or competition to prevent heat or swelling. It can also be used therapeutically after an injury to help to bring down swelling, and will fit on either a front or a hind leg.... Read More

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Plea Agreement Releases Seized Maryland Horses for Adoption

April 05, 2007

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Rutgers: New Jersey Horse Industry Generates $1.1 Billion

April 05, 2007

The New Jersey equine industry--valued at more than $3.5 billion--generates $1.1 billion annually in positive impact on the New Jersey economy, according to a new study released by the Rutgers Equine Science Center.

Of the total impact, $64... Read More

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Equine Health Sponsorships Still Available from MAF

April 05, 2007

The Morris Animal Foundation (MAF) still has plenty of sponsorship opportunities available for 2007 and all are invited to sponsor or co-sponsor with a total gift of $3,000 or more per study. Projects address the health and well-being of dogs,... Read More

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NARHA Establishing Program for Wounded Servicemen and Veterans

April 05, 2007

The North American Riding for the Handicapped Association, Inc. (NARHA) has announced it plans to develop a nationwide program for America's wounded service personnel and veterans.

NARHA promotes equine assisted activities at more than 700... Read More

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Reports of Lyme Disease Increasing in Vermont

April 04, 2007

The incidence of Lyme disease in Vermont has seen a "sudden and dramatic increase" since the end of 2003, a Shelburne veterinarian says.

Before 2003, the cases of Lyme disease Gary Solow saw in dogs were usually in animals that had... Read More

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Hambletonian Harness Race to be Broadcast on NBC

April 04, 2007

The $1.7 million Hambletonian, the richest trotting race in North America, will be televised live on NBC this year, ending a 13-year run on CBS. Broadcast time for the Hambletonian and the filly companion event, the $850,000 Hambletonian Oaks,... Read More

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Training Stable, Medical Director Get Drug Council's Push

April 03, 2007

The Kentucky Equine Drug Research Council has reaffirmed its support for a 20-horse training stable that will be used to produce samples for drug-testing research, but implementation of the program will wait until the Kentucky Horse Racing... Read More

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Maryland Woman Given Probation in Sharpsburg Horse Neglect Case

April 03, 2007

The owner of 74 horses seized from a Sharpsburg, Md., farm in December 2006, was sentenced to five years of probation today, NBC... Read More

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Alabama Horse Rider Charged with DUI

April 03, 2007

A woman who went for a horseback ride through town at midnight and allegedly used the horse to ram a police car was charged with driving under the influence and drug offenses, police said Tuesday.

"Cars were passing by having to avoid it,... Read More

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Slaughter: Cavel Horses Likely Transported to Canada

April 02, 2007

Two hundred horses are likely on their way to Canadian slaughterhouses now that a court ruling has indefinitely shut down the last three horse slaughterhouses in the United States, including one in DeKalb, Ill., a state official said.

A... Read More

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BLM Hosting Wild Horse and Burro Adoption in Indiana

April 02, 2007

The U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management-Eastern States will be hosting a horse and burro adoption event this month in Indiana. More than 60 horses and a few burros will be available.

Animals will be available for... Read More

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Horse Killed by Rogue Cricket Ball

April 02, 2007

A horse in Lalru, India, died after being struck by an errant cricket ball, The Times of India reported.

The... Read More

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Snake Venom Doping Alleged in Race Fixing Investigation

April 01, 2007

Five horsemen were indicted March 30 in New York on charges they tried to fix races by injecting harness horses with substances designed to deaden pain or improve performance.

The investigation began in Sept. 2006 at... Read More

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Throat Abscess Blamed for Discreet Cat's Poor Performance

April 01, 2007

A recently-discovered throat abscess in Discreet Cat has been cited as the probable reason for the millionaire racehorse's poor showing in the Dubai World Cup yesterday (March 31), according to a Read More

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Firemen Train for Horse Rescue in UK

April 01, 2007

Sparsholt College and Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service are enrolling firemen throughout the UK in equine handling and awareness courses, according to a Horse &... Read More

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Equine Rescue Group Announces Spotlight Award

April 01, 2007

The American Horse Defense Fund (AHDF), a national equine welfare organization, announces its first rescue resource program, the Rescue Spotlight Award. Each month the AHDF staff will select an exceptional equine rescue that will be highlighted... Read More

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Shock-Absorbing Whips to be Required in U.K. Flat Races

March 31, 2007

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) released a statement March 29 praising a new requirement that jockeys in flat races be required to use only shock-absorbing whips. The Horseracing Regulatory Authority's rule wil... Read More