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Appaloosas Earn Honors at National Championship Appaloosa Endurance Ride

June 16, 2006

The Appaloosa Horse Club (ApHC) is proud to announce the top three placings in the inaugural 50-mile National Championship Endurance Ride, which took place on June 3, 2006, in Palmyra, Wisc. The Champion was Fourmiles Kashtin, of Eagle, Wisc.,... Read More

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Butler Animal Health Supply and IVESCO Confirm Letter of Intent

June 16, 2006

Butler Animal Health Supply today (June 16) confirmed that it has signed a letter of intent to acquire IVESCO, a leading distributor of animal health products. The two companies are currently engaged in due diligence.

According to the... Read More

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Rabies Vaccine Recall Shouldn't Affect Horses

June 16, 2006

Vaccine manufacturer Fort Dodge Animal Health recalled about 330,000 doses of rabies vaccine recently after a vaccinated dog became ill with rabies. Horses are not likely affected by the recall.

"It's a product that's labeled for equine... Read More

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Pet Evacuation Brochure Available From Homeland Security, Humane Groups

June 15, 2006

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Ready Campaign has teamed up with the American Kennel Club (AKC), the ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals), American Veterinary... Read More

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TRF Horses Headed Home to Their Breeders

June 15, 2006

Aristan and Selznick were not necessarily stars on the racetrack, but they still mean everything to the people who helped bring them into the world. That is why the two retired Thoroughbreds are among the first Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation... Read More

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Much is Being Done: Research to Avoid, Research to Cure

June 15, 2006

This year's running of the Belmont Stakes did not seem to have the same sizzle. Like every racing fan, I am still reeling from Barbaro's injury, and amazed by the surgery and remarkable progress he has made since then.

As with all... Read More

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Riding Ranks Tenth in List of Sports with Most Injuries

June 15, 2006

Loyola University Health System reported this week that basketball tops the list of sports associated with the most injuries, with more than 512,000 basketball-related injuries landing individuals in U.S. emergency rooms in 2005. Horseback ridin... Read More

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Equine Body Language

June 14, 2006

When handling a horse, you are better prepared for his actions and reactions if you can interpret his body language, to know whether he is at ease with what you are doing, nervous, afraid, annoyed, or resentful. Part of handling horses safely... Read More

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Traveling in the Best Circles: Theoretical Mechanics of Riding

June 14, 2006

Before either horses or riders master the sequential stages of their respective learning trees, they will travel in endless circles. The circle is the basic school figure we use to develop the essentials of rhythm and relaxation in either horse... Read More

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Family Disaster Plan Should Include Pets

June 14, 2006

Storms, floods, fires, disease outbreaks and terrorist attacks are frightening realities that people all over the world face today, and when disaster strikes, people are often unprepared to care for themselves, let alone their animals. Having an... Read More

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Remnants of Alberto Soak Eastern States; Minimal Livestock Problems in Florida

June 14, 2006

The National Weather Service issued its final advisory on Tropical Depression Alberto this afternoon (June 14) at 5:00 p.m. Remnants of Alberto were "quickly moving northeastward along the Atlantic seaboard," and resulting rains were posing the... Read More

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KEEP Scholarship Program Deadline is June 15

June 14, 2006

The Kentucky Equine Education Project (KEEP) board announced an annual $1,000 scholarship program in May 2006.  The deadline for applications is Thursday, June 15. 

The five individual scholarships will be awarded to legal... Read More

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Alberto Downgraded to a Tropical Storm

June 13, 2006

According to a National Hurricane Center public advisory posted at 11:00 a.m., a hurricane warning had been downgraded to a tropical storm warning for the Gulf Coast of Florida from Bayport northward, and westward to the Ochlockonee River. All... Read More

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Equine WNV Case Detected in Wyoming

June 13, 2006

Today's online edition of the Casper Star-Tribune reports that Wyoming has logged its first animal case o... Read More

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Breyer Creates Portrait Model of Barbaro; Proceeds to Benefit New Bolton Center

June 13, 2006

His racing career is over, but for Barbaro, the 2006 Kentucky Derby champion, the real race has just begun. He won't be going it alone, however, judging from the outpouring of support from around the world since his recovery began at The... Read More

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Barbaro: Through First Cast Change, Leg Looks Excellent

June 13, 2006

Dean W. Richardson, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, chief of surgery at the University of Pennsylvania's New Bolton Center, on Tuesday got his first look at the right rear leg of Barbaro since he performed surgery on the colt and reported "his leg looks... Read More

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USDA Proposes to Amend Regulations Regarding the National Veterinary Accreditation Program

June 13, 2006

The USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is proposing to amend the regulations regarding the National Veterinary Accreditation Program to establish two accreditation categories in place of the current category, add requirements for... Read More

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Hurricane Warning Issued for Portions of Florida's Gulf Coast

June 12, 2006

The National Hurricane Center in Miami, Fla. has issued a hurricane warning for the Gulf Coast of Florida from Longboat Key to the Ochlockonee River.

According to a 10 a.m. Hurricane Center bulletin, Tropical Storm Alberto was about 190... Read More

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Rare Cleveland Bay Stallion to Visit Kentucky Horse Park

June 12, 2006

Tregoyd Journeyman, a rare Cleveland Bay stallion, and a model for a new Breyer horse figure, will be presented at the Kentucky Horse Park during BreyerFest, July 28-30. The Cleveland Bay is considered a "critically endangered" breed... Read More

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Barbaro Treated to Carrots and Sugar Following TV Appearance

June 12, 2006

Because he continues to improve daily, Barbaro was allowed by his veterinarians to make a special televised appearance during ABC Sports' coverage of the Belmont Stakes Saturday, June 10.

"He is just fine and he has been enjoying some... Read More

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Report: The Unintended Consequences of a Ban on the Humane Slaughter (Processing) of Horses in the United States

June 12, 2006

The following paper was published recently by the Animal Welfare Council of Colorado Springs, Colo.

THE UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES OF A BAN
ON THE HUMANE SLAUGHTER (PROCESSING)
OF HORSES
IN THE UNITED... Read More

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Conference Stresses Disaster Planning and Large Animal Rescue

June 09, 2006

The 2006 National Conference on Animals in Disaster (NCAD) was held May 31-June 3 in Arlington, Va. The event was hosted by the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and was sponsored by a variety of animal rescue organizations. More than... Read More

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British Horse Society Asks for Help Finding Horse Attackers

June 09, 2006

Five show horses had their manes and tails cut savagely at Pittern Hill Stables, Kineton, Warwickshire, last weekend (3-4 June).Read More

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Proposals Sought for Equine Identification Projects

June 09, 2006

Proposals are being solicited for projects in the area of equine identification related to equine health, and disease control. The Equine Species Working Group (ESWG) is interested in projects that... Read More

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Dr. Bramlage Looks Back on Barbaro's Preakness

June 09, 2006

Three weeks after telling the world about the condition of Barbaro directly after the horse's breakdown at the Preakness Stakes, Larry Bramlage, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVS, of Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, Ky., was relaxing on the... Read More