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WNV: A Threat to Unvaccinated Horses

April 24, 2006

As spring approaches and temperatures rise, growing mosquito populations will increase the risk for deadly mosquito-borne diseases, including West Nile virus (WNV) and equine encephalomyelitis (sleeping sickness).

Since its discovery in... Read More

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A New Model for Predicting Outbreaks of West Nile Virus

April 24, 2006

Infectious diseases were wreaking widespread havoc long before scientists had any idea what caused them. But knowing the pathogenic agents behind today's scourges is just the first step in protecting against deadly outbreaks. Roughly 75% of... Read More

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Search Continues for What Caused Derby Contender's Fate

April 24, 2006

Edited Churchill Downs press release

While veterinarians at a Central Kentucky equine hospital continue their search for the disease that felled Kentucky Derby (Grade I) contender With a City, his owner and trainer said... Read More

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Jockey Injured After Colt Wins Forerunner

April 21, 2006

Two-time Eclipse Award-winning jockey John Velazquez remained hospitalized Thursday evening (April 20) following a nasty spill in Keeneland's feature race, the Forerunner Stakes. The incident occurred when Velazquez's mount, Up an Octave, broke... Read More

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Sunny Skies and 6,113 Fans Greet Pimlico on Opening Day

April 21, 2006

Summer-like temperatures shined on Old Hilltop as racing got underway yesterday (April 20) for the 2006 Pimlico spring meeting. More than 6,100 fans turned out under sunny skies to enjoy an afternoon at the historic Baltimore oval, which will... Read More

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Senate to Vote on Florida Veterinary Practice Act Questions

April 21, 2006

Two years after the Florida Board of Veterinary Practice formally interpreted the state's veterinary practice act to include a number of alternative therapies among practices limited to licensed veterinarians--to the dismay of many horse owners... Read More

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Stork Delivers Four-Legged Army Baby

April 21, 2006

On March 29 just before the stroke of midnight, The Old Guard witnessed the birth of its newest soldier, Cote, a 70-pound colt born in the stables at Fort Myer in Virginia.

Cote was born to Betty Boop, a Percheron-Standardbred cross, and... Read More

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Canada Group Announces Ride For The Cure

April 21, 2006

The Alberta Equestrian Awareness Society will be hosting a Ride for the Cure event to benefit the Alberta Cancer Foundation. The ride will be held on Saturday, June 24, at 10:00 a.m. in Waskatenau, Alberta.

Entry fees will... Read More

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"Saddle Up a Saddlebred" Search Now Online

April 21, 2006

Saddlebred.com has a new and valuable feature titled, "Saddle Up a Saddlebred," which allows anyone interested in seeing, riding, or learning more about Saddlebreds to enter their zip code... Read More

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Velazquez Released from UK Chandler Medical Center

April 21, 2006

Top Thoroughbred jockey John Velazquez was released this morning (April 21) from the University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center after suffering injuries sustained in a fall yesterday afternoon when his horse collapsed and rolled onto him... Read More

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Texas Ag Commissioner Endorses Equine Business Center

April 20, 2006

Texas Department of Agriculture Commissioner Susan Combs has offered a ringing endorsement of the proposed Center for Equine Business Studies (CEBS) at Texas A&M University.

In a recent letter to College of Agriculture and Life... Read More

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University of Minnesota Launches Equine Dental Education Program

April 20, 2006

Citing the importance of good dental care to the health of horses, the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine today (April 20) announced the Minnesota Equine Dental Symposia (MEDS), a series of continuing education programs for... Read More

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Keeneland Going With Polytrack; Other Track Renovations Planned

April 20, 2006

The Keeneland Association board of directors gave its approval to install a synthetic surface known as Polytrack on the main racetrack during an April 19 meeting. Construction is scheduled to begin in May and the Central Kentucky track will be... Read More

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Ellis Park Repairs Remain on Schedule

April 20, 2006

Repairs continue at Ellis Park, the western Kentucky racetrack that was heavily damaged by a tornado the morning of Nov. 6.
Ellis Park sustained damage to its terrace grandstand, paddock, jockeys’ quarters, racing office, infield tote board,... Read More

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Kentucky Issues Advisory on Naproxen Use

April 20, 2006

The Kentucky Equine Drug Research Council has recommended horsemen discontinue the use of naproxen at least five days before a horse is scheduled to run to avoid facing a penalty if the horse tests positive for the drug on race... Read More

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AQHYA Convention Date, Youth Excellence Seminar Drawing Near

April 20, 2006

The American Quarter Horse Youth Association is gearing up for the annual Bank of America Youth Excellence Seminar (Y.E.S.) and American Quarter Horse Youth Association Convention June 15-17 at the Amarillo Civic Center. Take advantage of early... Read More

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Exercise Exhaustion (Book Excerpt)

April 19, 2006

Many exercise-induced problems could be avoided by applying common sense limits to performance stresses. If you plan to compete at eventing and endurance riding, make sure both you and your horse are appropriately prepared.... Read More

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Derby Party Will Benefit LSU Equine Isolation Unit

April 19, 2006

The Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine and its Equine Health Studies Program (EHSP) invite all horse racing enthusiasts and merrymakers to its seventh annual Kentucky Derby Party presented by Louisiana law firm Taylor,... Read More

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"Wildfire" Receives Third Season Pickup From ABC Family

April 19, 2006

Production of 13 One-Hour Episodes to Begin This Summer

Lionsgate's hit series "Wildfire," ABC Family's highest rated original drama, has received a third season pickup order from ABC Family. The announcement was made b... Read More

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Professional's Choice Welcomes New Team Members

April 19, 2006

Professional's Choice is proud to introduce its newest team members! Professional's Choice is committed to manufacturing the highest quality products, providing essential protection for horse and rider. The company holds that comfort and... Read More

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KEEP Scholarship Program Launched

April 19, 2006

The Kentucky Equine Education Project (KEEP) Board of Directors has announced an annual $1,000 scholarship program for five undergraduate students working toward a career in the equine industry who are also attending colleges or universities in... Read More

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More African Horse Sickness; Lift of EU Ban Could be Delayed

April 19, 2006

According to a report on iol.co.za, an online publication in South Africa, African horse sickness... Read More

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MSU Students Prepare Arabians for Annual Auction

April 18, 2006

Thirteen Michigan State University (MSU) students. Thirteen Arabian horses. One semester to put it all together. 

Their hard work will pay off during the annual Spartan Spectacular Arabian Horse Auction, which will be held on... Read More

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Human WNV Vaccine Tested

April 18, 2006

A team of U.S. and U.K. researchers have shown that an experimental West Nile virus (WNV) vaccine shows promise in protecting humans from the arbovirus. The study abstract appeared online April 14 in the early edition of the Proceedings of... Read More

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Drought Forces BLM to Limit Births

April 18, 2006

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has proposed the use of a non-hormonal contraceptive, porcine zona pellucida (PZP), over the next five years to limit equine overpopulation of Pryor Mountain Wild Horse Range. BLM authorities say the range has... Read More