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Olympic Show Jumping Team Wins Silver for the United States

August 25, 2004

Athens, Greece - The United States found the "silver lining" in what turned out to be a nail-biting, stomach-churning jump-off between the States and the Swedes for the silver and bronze Olympic medals. Germany clinched the gold in the evening's... Read More

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McDonald Fourth and Dover Sixth in Dressage Individual Final

August 25, 2004

By the U.S. Equestrian Federation

Athens, Greece - On another windy day at the Markopoulo Equestrian Center, Debbie McDonald of Hailey, Idaho, finished in fourth place and Robert... Read More

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Germans Cruise to Gold in Team Jumping, Americans Win Silver in Jump Off Over Sweden

August 25, 2004

By Joseph Schwerdt, NBCOlympics.com

ATHENS -- Led by defending gold medalists Ludger Beerbaum and Otto Becker, Germany earned its third consecutive Olympic team show jumping... Read More

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Van Grunsven Defends Her Olympic Individual Dressage Title

August 25, 2004

By NBCOlympics.com 

ATHENS -- The Netherlands' Anky van Grunsven knew she had a good performance on Salinero on Wednesday in the last individual dressage event, the... Read More

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Individual Dressage Grand Prix Freestyle Final

August 25, 2004

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Team Jumping Final - Team Round 1

August 25, 2004

Team Jumping Final - Team Round 1 Results... Read More

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Individual Jumping Qualification 2 and 3

August 25, 2004

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Ulcers in Horses: Problems of Domestication

August 25, 2004

Domestication has created problems for the horse, including stomach ulcers. Stress of confinement and unnatural conditions, stress from emotional and physical aspects of athletic careers--all the stresses that go with trying to adapt to human managem... Read More

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Potomac Horse Fever Outbreak in New York

August 25, 2004

Potomac Horse fever (PHF) season is now underway in New York. "There are no actual numbers for the (amount of) disease because it is spread out," according to Jenny Gold, DVM, an equine veterinarian in the large animal clinic at Cornell... Read More

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ID Program Gets Funds, Suggestions

August 25, 2004

The push for the National Animal Identification Program has picked up momentum with formation of a consortium, the contribution of millions of dollars from the USDA, and recommendations from The Jockey Club on how equine identification should... Read More

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United States Jumping Team in Medal Hunt

August 24, 2004

The United States is tied with the Netherlands for second place after the first round of the team jumping competition at the Markopoulo Equestrian Centre, trailing Germany by four penalties. Beezie Madden, of Cazenovia, N.Y., on Authentic stood... Read More

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Hurricane Charley Update; How You Can Help

August 24, 2004

Things are settling down for the animals in Florida in the aftermath of Hurricane Charley, said Alan Schwartz of Days End Farm Horse Rescue of Lisbon, Md., on Aug. 23. "We treated a couple of horses, a bull, some pigs and goats, mostly for... Read More

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Birth Control For Rescue Horses

August 23, 2004

This summer, Habitat for Horses, a non-profit equine rescue center in Hitchcock, Texas, began giving mares the porcine zona pellucida (PZP) vaccine, an animal form of birth control. Since HR 857, a bill that would eliminate... Read More

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Future of Wyoming Wild Horses

August 23, 2004

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will remove up to 1,400 excess wild horses from six herd management areas in the southwest and south-central Wyoming rangelands, according to The Casper Star Tribune. The BLM's appropriate management... Read More

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Strangles Consensus Statement: A Resource for Veterinarians

August 23, 2004

The most recent consensus statement on strangles debuted to rave reviews at the June meeting of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) in Minneapolis, Minn. Entitled 2004: Streptococcus equi Infection in Horses... Read More

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Germany wins sixth straight team dressage gold

August 23, 2004

Led by McDonald, Dover, U.S. takes bronze again

By Joseph Schwerdt, NBCOlympics.com 

ATHENS -- Led by perennial world and European medalist Ulla Salzgeber,... Read More

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Team Dressage Grand Prix

August 23, 2004

Team Dressage Grand Prix Results... Read More

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Individual Dressage Grand Prix Special

August 23, 2004

Individual Dressage Grand Prix Special Results... Read More

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Individual Jumping Qualification Jumping - 1st Qualifier

August 23, 2004

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Individual Dressage Grand Prix

August 23, 2004

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Horses Lost In Hurricane Charley

August 20, 2004

Three horses were euthanized in Florida due to injuries sustained from flying debris during Hurricane Charley, according to Alan Schwartz of Days End Farm Horse Rescue of Lisbon, Md. Friday, Aug. 13, was in fact a bad luck day, as wind... Read More

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Pasture Management Recommendations

August 19, 2004

Carbohydrate research done on forages, although not specific to carbohydrate type, has provided information on pasture management that owners can use to manage their horses' intake of carbohydrates. This is particularly of interest to owners wit... Read More

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New Method of Counting Carbs

August 19, 2004

A new carbohydrate analysis method developed for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) might be able to help researchers answer some specific questions about equine forages. Until now, it has been difficult for forage... Read More

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Team Medal Mix-Up Causes an International Stir

August 19, 2004

In the End, It's A Double Gold for Germany and Individual Bronze for American Kim Severson; Americans Left Off the Team Medal Podium

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Judges give Germans back eventing gold, Ruling reversal costs U.S. team bronze

August 19, 2004

By Joseph Schwerdt, NBCOlympics.com

ATHENS -- Germans swept the eventing gold medals Wednesday, despite a ruling that had stripped... Read More