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Treatment For Leg Mange

September 19, 2006

Researchers at Tanat University in Kafr in El-Sheikh, Egypt, said in recent study that moxidectin oral gel is an "effective and good alternative for treating chorioptic mange (also know as leg mange) in horses." The study, which included 117... Read More

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Control of EIA Virus Transmission

September 19, 2006

Once equine infectious anemia has been detected and confirmed in an index case through serologic tests, a series of procedures must be instituted with urgency to limit the spread of the infection to horses in close contact and limit the exposure to... Read More

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Star of "Flicka" Learns Lessons about Life and Riding

September 19, 2006

"I see in them my own restless spirit," said Katy McLaughlin, played by Alison Lohman, of the wild Mustangs in the movie "Flicka," which will be released in theaters on Oct. 20. Lohman overcame inexperience and fear associated with horseback... Read More

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Freedom Health Congratulates World Equestrian Games Competitors

September 19, 2006

Freedom Health, LLC, maker of SUCCEED Digestive Conditioning Program, congratulates its sponsored riders who participated in the World Equestrian Games (WEG) in Aachen, Germany Aug. 20-Sept. 3. The U.S. contingent included 2006 USEF National Grand... Read More

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MD Barns Silver Spur Award Nominations Open

September 19, 2006

Celebrate your American Quarter Horse by nominating him or her for the MD Barns Silver Spur Award. Nominations for one of the American Quarter Horse Association's (AQHA) most unforgettable awards closes Sept. 30. This special award is a way to... Read More

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Boot on Barbaro's Laminitic Hoof Replaced With Bandage

September 19, 2006

According to veterinarians at Penn's George D. Widener Hospital, Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro continues to gradually improve. "He had an excellent week," said Dean Richardson, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, chief of surgery. "We replaced the boot on his left... Read More

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New Herd Arrives for Rutgers Young Horse Teaching and Research Program

September 19, 2006

Twelve weanlings will be getting their college educations this year via the Rutgers University Young Horse Teaching and Research Program, led by Sarah Ralston, VMD, PhD, Dipl. ACVN.

The young horses arrived at Rutgers, the State University... Read More

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Kentucky's 13th WNV Case Confirmed

September 19, 2006

Three Kentucky horses were confirmed as having West Nile virus (WNV) today (Sept. 19), bringing to total for 2006 to 13, according to Rusty Ford, Equine Programs Manager, Kentucky State Veterinarian's office. None of the horses were vaccinated;... Read More

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Champion Sprinter Lost in the Fog Euthanatized

September 18, 2006

Lost in the Fog, last year's Eclipse Award-winning sprinter, was euthanatized Sunday, Sept. 17, three weeks after doctors found three cancerous tumors in his spleen and along his back.

The charismatic champion began his career with 10... Read More

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For Katrina Survivor, Keeping Horses Safe Means Miles of Separation

September 18, 2006

The equine Katrina evacuee snorted and bit into an apple. Her owner, Shelby Wilson of New Orleans, beamed with pride as she related how Fara, a large white Arabian mare, suffered the ravages of the storm one year ago but now has returned to good... Read More

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Clerical Error Sends Wrong Slaughter Bill To Senate

September 18, 2006

Because of a clerical error, the wrong version of a bill to end horse slaughter was delivered to the U.S. Senate. The error was discovered the week of Sept. 10, and the House of Representatives requested the bill be returned so the correct... Read More

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Veterinary Inspectors Needed For UK Livery Yard Licensing

September 18, 2006

With Livery Yard licensing likely to be introduced next summer under the new Animal Welfare Act the veterinary profession will have a key role to play.

While the final details of the legislation have yet to be formulated it is highly likely... Read More

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New Jersey Logs First Equine Deaths Due to WNV, EEE

September 18, 2006

New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Charles M. Kuperus today announced that the death of a 6-year-old mare in Burlington County has been attributed to Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) and the death of a 14-year-old mare in Middlesex County was... Read More

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Seizures in Horses

September 17, 2006

What causes seizures, and is there anything I can do to prevent them from happening?... Read More

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Final Chance to Get BHS Welfare Conference Tickets

September 17, 2006

In response to massive demand, The British Horse Society, in partnership with The Home of Rest for Horses, is staging a second equine welfare conference on 24 September 2006, at Bailbrook House, Bath.

The conference, entitled A Horse... Read More

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First New Jersey Horse Industry Symposium Sept. 20

September 17, 2006

The first New Jersey Horse Industry Symposium will be held at Monmouth Park on Sept. 20.

The event brings together representatives of the New Jersey Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association, the Thoroughbred Breeders' Association of New... Read More

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A Step Ahead

September 16, 2006

You've heard the names: Cushion Track, Polytrack, Tapeta, StaLok. They are the trademark names of the major players in racing's latest frontier: the new North American market to replace dirt tracks with synthetic ones.

Pardon the pun, but o... Read More

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World Championship Blacksmiths Accepted as a Chapter of AFA

September 16, 2006

World Championship Blacksmiths, LLC (WCB) out of Ithaca, Nebraska, was accepted as a chapter of the American Farrier's Association (AFA) at the mid-year Board of Directors meeting in Albuquerque, NM on September 9th. WCB is led by CEO, Craig... Read More

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ASPCA Investigating Death of NYC Carriage Horse

September 16, 2006

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is conducting an inquiry into the death of a carriage horse whose collapse in Central Park was witnessed by a distraught crowd.

The horse, named Juliet, fell ill in the park... Read More

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EquiSpirit, USRider Join Forces for Traveling Equestrians

September 15, 2006

The EquiSpirit Trailer Company has teamed up with USRider to offer an additional safety feature to its customers. EquiSpirit is including a one-year USRider Equestrian Motor Plan membership with the purchase of any trailer.

Over the past 20... Read More

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British Horse Society Scotland Urges Precautions Against Strangles

September 15, 2006

Scotland has experienced an alarming increase in the number of strangles outbreaks this year and the British Horse Society (BHS) is urging horse owners and yard managers to take strict biosecurity measures to prevent the spread of this... Read More

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ReRun of New Jersey to Host All-Thoroughbred Charity Show

September 15, 2006

The New Jersey chapter of ReRun Inc. will host its Fifth All-Thoroughbred Charity Horse Show on Saturday, September 23 at the New Jersey Horse Park in Allentown, New Jersey.

The event is designed to showcase the versatility of Thoroughbreds... Read More

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KEEP Seeks Input On Issues Facing Kentucky Horse Industry

September 15, 2006

An educational public meeting is scheduled for Thursday, September 21st at the Piney Point Stables, 3942 East US 60, Grayson. The purpose is to discuss the state of the horse industry in Kentucky and to explain the Kentucky Equine Education... Read More

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Livestock Inspectors Use Technology to Track Equine Movement

September 15, 2006

Wearing Wranglers and sporting a cowboy hat and boots, Buddy Eby doesn't look like your typical computer geek.

But seeing him in his truck, with a small notebook PC on his lap, digital camera at his side, and inkjet printer in the passenger... Read More

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Palm Partnership Training Offers Two New Short Courses

September 15, 2006

Two new three-day short courses will be offered this fall at Palm Partnership Training, and additional enrollments are available.

The first short course will be held October 13-15, 2006. This course is open to all breeds of horses and both the... Read More