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Slaughter: Committee Leaders Issue Letter Opposing Ban

January 26, 2007

Members of the House Committees on Agriculture and Energy and Commerce yesterday (Jan. 25) released a statement to Congress urging legislators to vote against the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act, which was re-introduced into the House an... Read More

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Nude Jogger in Calif. Park Startling Horseback Riders

January 26, 2007

Who was that undressed man?

That's the question startled hikers, bikers and horseback riders are asking about a jogger seen streaking through an open space preserve in Saratoga, Calif., wearing nothing but sneakers, glasses and a black tam... Read More

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Stallion Owner Clinic Available from University of Maine

January 26, 2007

University of Maine's Department of Animal and Veterinary Sciences and Cooperative Extension are teaming up with the USDA's Risk Management Agency for a Stallion Clinic for mare and stallion owners. The clinic will be Saturday, March 10, at Page... Read More

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Zebra Breaks Neck at Seattle Zoo

January 26, 2007

A zebra was found dead at the Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle with a broken neck.

The zoo says the animal ran into a fence in a holding area yesterday and died on impact.

The 4-year-old female was one of two zebras that arrived in Seattle... Read More

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Horse Rescued from Icy Wisconsin Pond

January 26, 2007

Firefighters and sheriff's department responders pulled to safety a horse that had fallen through the ice of a private pond in the town of Wilson, Wisc., on Wednesday (Jan. 24), the Read More

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Laminitis Symposium Returns to Louisville this Weekend

January 26, 2007

The 18th Bluegrass Laminitis Symposium is back in Louisville, Ky., this weekend with a full slate of international speakers sharing information on the diagnosis and treatment of laminitis and other diseases involving the equine foot. The... Read More

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Area Horsewomen Organizing Hay Caravan for Seized Maryland Horses

January 26, 2007

A small group of Maryland women have organized a caravan of horse trailers to transport donated hay to the 72 horses seized by animal control authorities in Sharpsburg, Md., in early December.

The horses are in the custody... Read More

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Officials: Offseason Events at Churchill Up Racing Appeal

January 25, 2007

Though months away, excitement already was building for the upcoming big event as the offseason crowd took in the attractions at Churchill Downs--home of the Kentucky Derby.

There was no live horse racing, but there were fancy gowns,... Read More

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Horse Drug Showing Up in Minnesota Heroin, Officials Warn

January 25, 2007

Health officials are warning that a tainted form of heroin may have reached Minnesota.

Health officials suspect that a man treated at a Twin Cities hospital had used heroin cut with a veterinary drug used to treat respiratory problems in... Read More

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Oklahoma State Adding Agriculture Resource Center

January 25, 2007

It's after Christmas but Oklahoma State University's campus in Oklahoma City is getting a big gift.

Officials yesterday (Jan. 22) announced that a one million dollar gift fulfilling a pledge from John E. Kirkpatrick will go toward building ... Read More

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Dead Horse on New Zealand Beach Presents Disposal Challenge

January 25, 2007

A dead horse, which floated down a New Zealand river and onto the beach at Whakatane Heads, presented a disposal challenge for local environment officials, reported New Zealand newspaper Read More

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Suspect Arrested in Horse Carriage Hit and Run

January 25, 2007

FBI agents arrested and charged a man with the May 27 hit and run of a horse carriage in Marietta, Ga., the Asheville Citizen-Times reported.... Read More

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Transport Ruling Raises Questions Among U.K. Equine Organizations

January 25, 2007

The United Kingdom has always been among the world leaders in animal protection, but the latest European Union Regulation on the Protection of Animals during Transport (Jan. 5) has left many U.K. organizations wondering if the ruling has gone fa... Read More

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Human Health Experts Using Weather to Predict Disease

January 25, 2007

Doctors hoping to predict disease outbreaks might want to tune into more weather forecasts. Weather patterns can often be a key factor in finding out when an epidemic is imminent because they determine the conditions for germs and their carriers... Read More

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Barbaro: Left Cast Changed, Right Cast Replaced by Brace

January 25, 2007

Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro is doing well after a planned procedure yesterday. "Barbaro was placed under anesthesia yesterday to have his left hind foot cast replaced," said Dean W. Richardson, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, chief of surgery. "We also... Read More

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BioFuel Impact on Animal Agriculture to be Theme of NIAA Meeting

January 24, 2007

"BioFuels Energy: Animal Agriculture at the Crossroads" will be the theme of the National Institute for Animal Agriculture's (NIAA) Annual Meeting, April 2-5, in Sacramento, Calif., at the Hyatt Regency.

"With all of the emphasis on... Read More

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California Racing Board Moves Ahead With Stricter Drug Regulations

January 24, 2007

Taking a get-tough stance, the California Horse Racing Board moved forward with its sweeping overhaul of the state’s equine drug policies including the first ban of so-called “designer” anabolic steroids.

At its monthly meeting Jan. 23,... Read More

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Zebra Accident, High Costs Keeping Minn. Zoo from Bringing Africa Back

January 24, 2007

The Minnesota Zoo said it won't repeat its African exhibit that drew huge crowds last summer, citing the exhibit's high costs and the unexpected deaths of two animals as factors.

Officials had hoped to bring it back, but say that won't... Read More

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Disaster Preparedness for Horse Owners

January 24, 2007

Disasters can happen anytime and anywhere and can take many different forms, from barn fires to earthquakes, from a propane line explosion to flooding from a violent storm. Any of these might necessitate evacuation. If you have horses or... Read More

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Minneapolis Considers New Mounted Patrol Facility

January 24, 2007

The eight equine officers of the Minneapolis Mounted Patrol Unit could soon be sleeping in a new $1 million horse facility, according to the Minneapolis-St.Paul Star... Read More

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Horse Manure Odor Has City Suing Planning Commissioner

January 24, 2007

The city of Carlsbad, Calif., is suing one of its planning commissioners after he failed to pay $1,600 in fines and late fees for horse manure odor, Read More

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No Charges in Miniature Horse Shooting Case

January 24, 2007

A College Station, Texas, police officer who shot and killed his neighbor's Miniature Horse will not be charged, the Bryan-College Station Eagle... Read More

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1970 Kentucky Derby Trophy on eBay

January 24, 2007

An authentic replication of the 1970 Kentucky Derby trophy is currently being offered on eBay. Connie Peters, a daughter of the late Robert Lehmann, who owned the winning horse Dust Commander, posted the trophy on the online auction site.... Read More

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Maryland Humane Society Asking for Support for Seized Horses

January 24, 2007

On December 2, 2006, The Humane Society of Washington County in Hagerstown, Md., began an enormous horse cruelty investigation. As a result, 74 horses were impounded from a farm in Sharpsburg, Md., and relocated to several locations... Read More

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Florida Lifts All Equine Herpesvirus Quarantines

January 23, 2007

All quarantines in effect for horse farms and clinics due to the recent equine herpesvirus outbreak have been lifted, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Affairs said.

“We released the last facility (Jan. 20),” department... Read More