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ASPCA Exhibit on Display at Empire State Building

December 08, 2006

The ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) has coordinated a historical exhibit at the Empire State Building to run through the end of the holiday season.

The five exhibit windows feature different aspects in the... Read More

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Mo. Public Park to Offer Lessons on Environmentally-Friendly Horsekeeping

December 08, 2006

Workers are busy turning land that once housed a private horse farm into a public park that will feature horses, while also trying to teach environmental lessons to visitors.

The Springfield, Mo., Parks and Recreation Department's Equine... Read More

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Officials Defend Decision to Continue After Rider Death at Asian Games

December 08, 2006

While the brother of a South Korean rider killed in an eventing accident arrived in Qatar on Friday to collect the body, equestrian officials defended their decision to continue running the cross-country competition after the man died in... Read More

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Underweight Horses Removed from N.H. Farm

December 08, 2006

Animal safety workers removed five "significantly underweight" horses from a property in Rye, N.H., where the owner had been convicted of cruelty to animals in 1999.

One of the horses required serious medical attention and is at a local... Read More

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Zebras at Virginia Zoo Die in Accidents

December 08, 2006

A young zebra at the Virginia Zoo in Norfolk, Va., has died in a freak accident following a rabies shot.

Zoo spokeswoman Alison Swank says zookeepers administered the shot with a blow dart gun, but the zebra bolted, struck a fence and fell... Read More

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NAHMS Study Ranks EIA Awareness and Testing Rates

December 08, 2006

Horse owners' familiarity with equine infectious anemia (EIA) varies greatly by where they live, the size of their operation, and how they used their horses, according to the National Animal Health Monitoring System's (NAHMS) Equine 2005... Read More

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Lukas Offers Keys to Success During AAEP Convention Keynote Speech

December 07, 2006

Thoroughbred trainer D. Wayne Lukas received a standing ovation Sunday (Dec. 3) following his keynote speech that opened the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) convention in San Antonio, Texas.

The Hall of Fame trainer... Read More

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Regulation of Steroids to be Recommended

December 07, 2006

Members of the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC) are expected to recommend regulation of anabolic steroids in racehorses, but the timetable for the regulations remains up in the air.

RMTC officials earlier in the year said... Read More

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South Korean Rider Dies After Equestrian Fall at Doha; First Death at an Asian Games

December 07, 2006

South Korean eventer Kim Hyung-chil was crushed by his horse after missing a jump on a muddy equestrian course at the Asian Games in Doha, Qatar, on Thursday (Dec. 7), raising concern over how organizers managed the event.

It was the... Read More

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Norman Gets Six-Month Suspension in Louisiana

December 07, 2006

Trainer Cole Norman was suspended for six months and fined $1,000 by the Delta Downs stewards after two horses he saddled in the Jean Lafitte Stakes Nov. 3 at Delta Downs tested in excess of the permitted levels of total carbon dioxide (TCO2). H... Read More

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APHA Incentive Programs Offer Big Paybacks for Talented American Paint Horses in 2007

December 07, 2006

Beginning Jan. 1, 2007, the American Paint Horse Association (APHA) will introduce exciting changes to its Gelding Plus and Paint Preferred incentive programs. Offering a potential $193,000 in added money through the programs, APHA gives owners... Read More

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El Rito Ranger District Plans Wild Horse Adoption

December 07, 2006

Wild horses rounded up on the Carson National Forest northeast of El Rito in Taos, N.M., are available for adoption.

A contractor has captured 31 horses on the Jarita Mesa in an effort to reduce the population in the area.

Carson... Read More

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Arlington Park to Install State-of-the-Art Racing Surface for 2007 Season

December 07, 2006

Arlington Park announced today that it will begin construction immediately to replace its conventional dirt track with a new state-of-the-art, synthetic racing surface to enhance athlete safety in advance of the 2007 race meet, which begins on... Read More

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Virginia Maryland Group Works at Solving the EPM Enigma

December 07, 2006

Researchers have puzzled over how Sarcocystis neurona, the single-celled protozoan parasite notorious for causing equine protozoal myeloencephalitis (EPM), travels from the intestine, through the blood-brain barrier, and into the centra... Read More

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What Causes Seizures?

December 06, 2006

What causes seizures in horses? Is there anything we can do? ... Read More

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Digital X Rays Simplify Repository Procedures at Keeneland Sales

December 06, 2006

Keeneland first to offer digital technology for reviewing pre-sale digital radiography exams involving thousands of horses

The Keeneland Thoroughbred breeding stock auction held November in Lexington, Ky., marked the first time... Read More

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Animal Disaster Team Rides to Rescue

December 06, 2006

A horse rescue in Western Maryland involved the same Humane Society disaster team that responds to hurricanes, floods and forest fires.

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Ragle Receives Distinguished Service Award

December 06, 2006

Claude A. Ragle, DVM, received the Distinguished Service Award during the American Association of Equine Practitioners' (AAEP) 52nd Annual Convention in San Antonio, Texas. The award, given to an individual who has provided exemplary service to... Read More

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Werner Named 2007 AAEP Vice President

December 06, 2006

Harry Werner, VMD, of North Granby, Conn., has been selected as the next vice president of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP). He was inducted into office yesterday (Dec. 5) at the AAEP 52nd Annual Convention in San Antonio,... Read More

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Whitaker Named AAEP Equine Industry Board Member

December 06, 2006

David Dean Whitaker, director of the Horse Science School of Agriculture and Agriscience at Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU), has been selected as the American Association of Equine Practitioners' (AAEP) equine industry board... Read More

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Symposium Panel Addresses Question of Keeping Star Horses in Training

December 06, 2006

The loss of star racehorses in training and the negative effect it has on the sport was a hot topic during a panel discussion Dec. 5 at the 33rd Symposium on Racing & Gaming in Tucson, Ariz.

A panel that included Eclipse Award-winnin... Read More

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New Mini First Aid Kits Available for Horse Owners

December 06, 2006

A series of comprehensive and disposable wound care treatment kits is the latest addition to EquiMedic USA's line up of complete equine emergency first aid kits. Four new Mini Wound Care Kits expands the unique and varied inventory of EquiMedic'... Read More

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Book Excerpt: Emergency Transportation

December 06, 2006

You should be prepared to ship a horse if it is in need of emergency care at a veterinary hospital.... Read More

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Exercise Study Reveals Anatomical Potential for Fetlock Injury

December 05, 2006

Previous studies have shown that bones develop to suit the purpose routinely required of them; therefore, would young horses in regular work from the time they are foals have stronger musculoskeletal tissues then those left to mature in pasture?... Read More

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Certified Horsemanship Association Moving to the Kentucky Horse Park

December 05, 2006

The Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA) is moving to the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington in January 2007.

"We are excited about the opportunity to have our national offices located in the Kentucky Horse Park," says CHA President Bo... Read More