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EIA in Germany

September 30, 2006

The Office International des Epizooties (OIE, or World Organization for Animal Health) has reported two outbreaks of equine infectious anemia (EIA) in Germany. Horses and donkeys have been affected, and the source of the outbreaks or origin of... Read More

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Quick Detection of Contagious Equine Metritis

September 29, 2006

French researchers report they have developed a rapid, effective test for detecting the bacterium that causes the venereal disease contagious equine metritis (CEM). Taylorella equigenitalis is a Gram-negative bacterium that's responsibl... Read More

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Idaho Leads Nation in Equine WNV Cases

September 29, 2006

As West Nile virus (WNV) continues to appear across the United States this mosquito season, Idaho horses are being hit hard. More than 300 horses have been diagnosed with the illness in 2006.

Marilyn Simunich, DVM, of the Idah... Read More

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Missouri Horse Accident Update

September 29, 2006

The Humane Society of Missouri says it's working to secure ownership of 25 horses and a mule that survived a crash Wednesday (Sept. 27) on Interstate 44 near Sullivan.

Investigators say the creatures were en route to a... Read More

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CHRB Files Drug Complaint Against Mullins

September 29, 2006

The California Horse Racing Board (CHRB) has filed a complaint against trainer Jeff Mullins for multiple rule violations after a horse in his care, Robs Coin, tested positive for mepivacaine in the post-race urine sample.

Robs Coin... Read More

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Horses Rescued from Tractor-Trailer Wreck Healing at Missouri Humane Society

September 29, 2006

On Wednesday, Sept. 27, the Humane Society of Missouri's Longmeadow Rescue Ranch responded to reports of a horrific tractor-trailer accident on I-44 near St. Clair, Mo., that involved 42 horses bound for slaughter.

At 3:15 a.m.... Read More

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South Africa Hosts First NRHA-Approved Show

September 29, 2006

It was a history-making event as South Africa hosted its first ever National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) approved show. This NRHA historic milestone was held Saturday, Sept. 9th at the Southern Riding Center in Johannesburg. Seventeen... Read More

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AQHA and Tractor Supply Company Team for Special Event Saturday

September 29, 2006

Spend your Saturday at the American Quarter Horse Association Out Here With Horses Special Event! AQHA would like to invite all horse-interested people to your local Tractor Supply store tomorrow (Sept. 30)! AQHA and its new Corporate... Read More

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Virginia Equine Extravaganza: Bring the Whole Family

September 28, 2006

Pack up the family and head for the horses October 27-29, 2006 at Richmond's Raceway Complex. The third-annual Virginia Equine Extravaganza offers activities for youth and equine entertainment the whole family can enjoy together at an affordable... Read More

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Afleet Alex Recovering After Hernia Surgery

September 28, 2006

Gainesway Farm reported Wednesday that dual classic winner and stallion Afleet Alex is recovering from surgery performed on Sept. 26 to repair an inguinal hernia.

The colt is expected to make a full recovery from the surgery, which was... Read More

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Quarter Horse Jockey Under Investigation

September 28, 2006

A quarter horse jockey is under investigation for allegedly using an electronic buzzer on his horse during the second race at Fairplex Park last Sunday (Sept. 24).

"There's an allegation. As a law enforcement agency, we take these... Read More

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Texas Places VS Restrictions on Horses Moving from Wyoming

September 28, 2006

Texas hunters or ranchers hauling horses or other livestock from Wyoming this fall should be aware of regulations affecting the animals' entry or re-entry into Texas, says Bob Hillman, DVM, head of the Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC), the... Read More

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Shetland Euthanatized After Being Dragged Behind Truck

September 28, 2006

A 3-year-old pony's fight to stay alive has been lost. A veterinarian at the Baldwin Animal Clinic in Summerdale, Ala., said the animal's injuries were too great to overcome and the tiny horse was euthanatized this morning (Sept. 28).... Read More

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Not Such a Stud on the Treadmill?

September 28, 2006

Treadmill training can be detrimental to your stallion's fertility, say Swiss researchers who recently published a paper on the topic. Not only can repeated strenuous treadmill sessions adversely affect sperm quality and freezability, but the... Read More

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Personality in Horses

September 27, 2006

How can you predict adult temperament? There is no established battery of tests of character and temperament for horses yet. Many savvy trainers will take a horse, work with him, and get a good idea.... Read More

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Hall of Famer Precisionist Euthanatized

September 27, 2006

Precisionist, a champion, Breeders' Cup winner, and member of racing's Hall of Fame, was euthanatized Sept. 27 at Old Friends near Georgetown, Ky., less than four months after arriving at the facility. The 25-year-old horse was suffering from an... Read More

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BLM Rounds Up Wild Horses from Fire-Ravaged Nevada Range

September 27, 2006

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has rounded up more than 500 wild horses from northeastern Nevada rangeland devastated by wildfires, the agency said Tuesday.

Nearly 1 million acres mainly in Elko County burned this year from a series of... Read More

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Barbaro's Cast Could be Replaced by Splint

September 27, 2006

He's looking good, feeling good and eating well these days, yet Barbaro is still a long way from leaving the hospital.

The Kentucky Derby winner went for his daily walk outside the intensive care unit at the New Bolton Center on Tuesday,... Read More

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Differences in Serotonin Gene Show No Correlation to Anxiety

September 27, 2006

Subtle differences in the serotonin transport gene in horses might not have a role in anxiety after all, according to researchers with the Laboratory of Veterinary Ethology in Tokyo. Their study was published in June issue of the Journal of... Read More

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Nomination Deadline Nears For Two New USEF Youth Programs

September 27, 2006

There is still time to contact your affiliate and submit a nomination for the USEF Youth Council and the USEF Youth Sportsman's Charter Award. The deadline for USEF to receive nominations from the affiliates for the Youth Council is October... Read More

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Adverse Effects of a Performance Enhancer

September 27, 2006

Researchers found that a performance-enhancing drug caused unpredictable, severe, and possibly life-threatening effects on horses. In a study completed at the University of Guelph's Ontario Veterinary College, researchers examined abnormal... Read More

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16 Horses Die in Highway Crash

September 27, 2006

Sixteen of 42 horses en route to an Illinois slaughterhouse died after a crash early Wednesday (Sept. 27) on Interstate 44 in Franklin County, Mo.

The truck overturned about 3:30 a.m. between Sullivan and St. Clair while en route to Cave... Read More

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Researchers Complete 40-Year Parasite Study

September 26, 2006

Researchers at the University of Kentucky's Gluck Equine Research Center recently completed a 40-year investigation of drug-resistant small strongyles in horses. E.T. "Gene" Lyons, PhD, a researcher at Gluck, said the study offered information... Read More

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New Director for Morris Animal Foundation's Equine Health Initiative Named

September 26, 2006

Deborah T. Tatum has joined Morris Animal Foundation (MAF) as the director of an unprecedented, multi-institutional equine health initiative. In the role of director of the equine health initiative, Ms. Tatum will lead MAF's multimillion dollar... Read More

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Public Invited to Preview Track Renovations At Keeneland Open House

September 26, 2006

Keeneland will host a Community Open House on Sunday, October 1, to celebrate the completion of its historic track renovation.

The public is invited to come out from 2-4 p.m. for a "sneak preview" of the improvements, highlighted... Read More