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ReRun Launches Breeders' Cup Moneigh Auction on eBay

October 26, 2006

ReRun, the non-profit adoption organization, announced Oct. 25 that a select group of its signature "Moneigh" paintings created by past and present Breeder's Cup winners and contenders are available on eBay.

Each Moneigh is an original... Read More

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EasyCare Trivia Contest Offers Hoof Care Clinic Admission

October 26, 2006

EasyCare, Inc. will be giving away multiple prizes including admission to an upcoming two-day Pete Ramey Hoof Care Clinic that will be held in Tucson, Arizona on Jan. 20-21. Also included in the Grand Prize is admission to the Hoof Boot Fitting... Read More

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New 'Cushion Track' Attracts Out-of-Towners

October 26, 2006

Hollywood Park, which will debut its Cushion Track for racing when its fall meet begins Nov. 1, is expecting some out-of-town trainers to send horses after the Nov. 4 Breeders' Cup World Championships at Churchill Downs.

Dan Eidson,... Read More

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"Q-Bugs" Allow Spectators to Listen to Commentary at AQHA World Show

October 26, 2006

Get the Q-Bug buzz at this year's American Quarter Horse Association World Championship Show, and learn everything you wanted to know about the great horses and competitors vying for world champion honors.

Everyone will have the... Read More

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Equus Survival Trust Presenting Rare Breeds at Equine Affaire

October 26, 2006

The Equus Survival Trust will be presenting three endangered breeds, the Caspian horse, the Fell pony, and the Dales pony at the nation's largest equine trade show, Equine Affaire in Springfield, Mass.

The Equus Survival Trust is ... Read More

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Four Monmouth Horses Test Positive for Herpesvirus

October 25, 2006

Four Monmouth Park-based horses with fevers have tested positive for the respiratory version of equine herpesvirus, according to results received this afternoon (Oct. 25).

The barn housing the horses in the Monmouth Park stable area has... Read More

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Jersey Officials Await Test Results; Fields Take Hit

October 25, 2006

New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority officials are awaiting test results on a horse that shipped from a Canadian farm to the Monmouth Park backstretch and is suspected of having equine herpesvirus.

The horse, which was sent to the... Read More

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California Council Approves Dixon Downs Racetrack Proposal

October 25, 2006

The Dixon City Council has tentatively approved a proposal that will bring a multi-million dollar horse racing track to the California city. The council voted in favor of the Dixon Downs project at their meeting on Monday night (Oct.... Read More

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N.J. Track's Caution is Judicious and Smart, Says Vet Expert

October 25, 2006

Little information will be available on the status of five horses that developed fevers at Monmouth Park racetrack in New Jersey until tests are returned on nasal swabs from the animals. The horses reportedly have not shown any neurologic signs.... Read More

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Missouri Crash Victims Recovering: Three Remain Hospitalized

October 25, 2006

Twenty-two of the equine victims that survived a crash in eastern Missouri last month are recovering at the Humane Society of Missouri's (HSMO) Longmeadow Rescue Ranch near Union. Three others are being nursed at area veterinary hospitals.... Read More

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Two New Cosequin Blends Now Available

October 25, 2006

For over a decade horse owners have relied on Cosequin Equine Powder to maintain their horses' joint health. Now the makers of the No. 1 veterinarian-recommended1 joint health supplement are proud to introduce Cosequin Optimized and... Read More

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Back Country Horsemen's Group Wins Trail Stewardship Award

October 25, 2006

The Charlie Russell Chapter of Back Country Horsemen was presented with a check for $1,000 as the winner of the Trail Trotters Day National Stewardship Award 2006 for its outstanding efforts in restoring Trail #454 in the Highwood Mountains, part o... Read More

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Veterinarian Describes Missouri Trailer Accident Response

October 25, 2006

A veterinarian who responded to the deadly trailer accident on Sept. 27 has described his experience with The Horse and how it has impacted him.

A truck carrying 42 horses bound for slaughter overturned early that morning on... Read More

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Equine Herpes Scare Forces Ban on Shipping

October 24, 2006

A possible case of equine herpes at Monmouth Park has led New Jersey sports officials to ban the shipment of thoroughbred horses out of the state.

Horses stabled at Monmouth Park still will be allowed to race at the Meadowlands for the current... Read More

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Alltech-University of Kentucky Alliance Publishes First Annual Report

October 24, 2006

Alltech, in conjunction with the University of Kentucky, has published the first annual report of the Alltech-University of Kentucky Nutrition Research Alliance at Coldstream Research Farm. This partnership, formed in 2004, has resulted in... Read More

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New Evidence of Early Horse Domestication

October 24, 2006

Soil from a site in Kazakhstan has yielded new evidence for domesticated horses up to 5,600 years ago.... Read More

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AAEP Task Force Issues Guidelines for Equine Infectious Disease Outbreaks

October 24, 2006

The Infectious Disease Task Force of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) has developed guidelines for the control of contagious infectious disease within the horse population. Recommendations are provided for the control of... Read More

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After Five Months, Barbaro Still Going Strong

October 24, 2006

It has been a little over five months since Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro was brought to the University of Pennsylvania's George D. Widener Hospital at New Bolton Center. "I am happy to report that Barbaro had another good week, and his... Read More

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Swedish Authorities Question Alleged Bear Attack

October 24, 2006

A Swedish hunting authority said Monday it had found no proof to confirm claims by a man who said a wild bear had attacked his three racehorses during a practice run in central Sweden.

Coachman Bjorn Johansson told Swedish media his three... Read More

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Trail Ride in France Featured in "50 Tours of a Lifetime" List

October 24, 2006

Cross Country International has announced that its Louire Valley Chateau-to-Chateau Trail Ride has been selected as one of National Geographic Traveler's "50 Tours of a Lifetime." The ride is described in the magazine's October issue,... Read More

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Auction Donations Requested to Help Missouri Crash Horses

October 24, 2006

Veterinarians and veterinary technicians have launched a non-profit organization called St. Louis Horse Heroes (SLHH) to raise funds for the care of the 25 survivors of a horrific Sept. 27 crash of a double-decker trailer that was ferrying the... Read More

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Lexington Plane Crash Rescuers Receive White Horse Community Award

October 23, 2006

Race Track Chaplaincy of America will present its annual White Horse Community Award to the Lexington, Ky., police officer and the two Blue Grass Airport public safety officers who rescued the lone survivor from the Aug. 27 Comair crash, during... Read More

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Lengel to Retire as Director of USEF Drugs and Medications Program

October 23, 2006

After 28 years of loyal service, the most tenured USEF staff member, John G. Lengel, DVM, has decided to retire.

Lengel started working for the Equine Drugs and Medications Program as a testing technician and then testing veterinarian in th... Read More

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KHP 5K Walk/Run to Benefit Equine and Human Nonprofit Groups

October 23, 2006

Walk, run, trot, stroll or roll along three miles of dazzling holiday lights at the Kentucky Horse Park during the American Lung Association's Southern Lights Stroll 5K Walk/Run on Nov. 16, which will also assist the Kentucky Horse Park... Read More

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New Claim: Arsenic Poisoning Killed Phar Lap

October 23, 2006

Arsenic killed Australasia's greatest racehorse Phar Lap near San Francisco 74 years ago, a new scientific study alleges. The story in the Rupert-Murdoch-owned (Melbourne) Sun-Herald suggests that the finding 'reveals' that Phar Lap was... Read More