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Strangles Vaccines and Immunity to Streptococcus equi

July 14, 2006

This is an excerpt from Equine Disease Quarterly, funded by underwriters at Lloyd's, London, brokers, and their Kentucky agents.

Equine strangles is caused by Streptococcus equi, a biovar, or clonal descendent... Read More

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Arabian Found Abandoned Behind Orange County Home

July 14, 2006

WFTV.com of Orlando, Fla. yesterday (July 13) reported the discovery of a 30-year-old Arabian abandoned behind a home in east Orange County. The previous owner of the... Read More

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Barbaro "Acceptably Comfortable," Vitals Remain Stable

July 14, 2006

"His vital signs, including heart rate and pulse, remain good," said Dean Richardson, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, Chief of Surgery. "We are treating his laminitis aggressively and he continues to respond well and is acceptably comfortable."... Read More

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Canadian Anthrax Outbreak Worst on Record

July 13, 2006

Saskatchewan, Canada, is experiencing its worst anthrax year on record. Animal health authorities have quarantined more than 28 premises in Saskatchewan for suspected anthrax contamination and have deemed 113 cattle deaths suspicious as of July... Read More

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Laminitis Strikes Barbaro; Survival Chances Called 'Poor'

July 13, 2006

Classic winner Barbaro has developed "acute, severe" laminitis in his uninjured left hind foot, and his prognosis for recovery is "poor," according to Dr. Dean Richardson, chief of surgery at the University of Pennsylvania's New Bolton Center... Read More

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Assistant Starter Nominated for RTCA's White Horse Award

July 13, 2006

Assistant starter Clinton Beck, whom officials credit with saving the lives of two children he pulled from a burning auto, has been nominated for the Race Track Chaplaincy of America's 2006... Read More

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Party Raises More Than $50,000 for Thoroughbred Horsemen's Education

July 13, 2006

More than 200 people attended the inaugural Thoroughbred Fraternity Party, presented by SUCCEED Digestive Conditioning Program on June 17 at the Read More

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Study Inconclusive on Arlington Fatal Injuries

July 13, 2006

Add the Illinois Racing Board to the list of those who have little idea what has caused the recent spate of fatal injuries to horses at Arlington Park Racecourse.Read More

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Breeders' Incentive Program Announces New Developments

July 13, 2006

The Kentucky Breeder's Incentive Program, which is comprised of sales tax on stud fees and awarded its first check during Kentucky Derby week, is kicking into high gear to get more mares registered and is expanding its efforts to include non-rac... Read More

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Clone of Champion Show Jumper Born

July 13, 2006

Researchers announced yesterday (July 12) the birth of a clone of the Warmblood show jumping champion E.T. The colt, named E.T.Cryozootech-Stallion, was produced to give breeders the opportunity to further the 20-year-old gelding's line. The col... Read More

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Researchers Contemplate Role of Vesiviruses in MRLS

July 12, 2006

Oregon State University (OSU) researchers announced last month that they linked vesiviruses to abortions seen during Central Kentucky's bout with mare reproductive loss syndrome in 2001 and concluded that vesivirus-specific reagents should be... Read More

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Drug Resistance of Equine Internal Parasites

July 12, 2006

This is an excerpt from Equine Disease Quarterly, funded by underwriters at Lloyd's, London, brokers, and their Kentucky agents.

The main internal parasites traditionally considered to be important in horses are bots,... Read More

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Company Introduces English Saddle Line for Stock Horse Breeds

July 12, 2006

Lynn Palm and Cyril Pittion-Rossillon of Palm Partnership Training have introduced the "Alliance" line of English saddles featuring innovative trees designed to fit Quarter Horses, Appendix Quarter Horses, Paints, and other stock horse... Read More

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Barbaro in "Guarded" Condition Wednesday

July 12, 2006

The chief veterinarian attending to Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner Barbaro said Wednesday that the colt is in "guarded" condition as he continues to recover from surgery to repair his right hind leg injured in the Preakness Stakes (gr.... Read More

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Trainers Selected for Virginia Equine Extravaganza Trainer Challenge

July 12, 2006

The excitement is mounting now that three trainers have been chosen for the East Coast Trainer Challenge to be held at the third annual Virginia Equine Extravaganza, Oct. 27-29, at the Richmond Raceway Complex in Richmond. New to this year's... Read More

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Two Horses Die in Idaho Racing Accident

July 11, 2006

According to an Associated Press article on bloodhorse.com, two horses died in an accident at Les Bois Park racetrack in Boise, Idaho. One jockey remained... Read More

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War Emblem's Struggles in Breeding Shed Continue in Japan

July 11, 2006

War Emblem's problems in the breeding shed have gotten worse. There will be no foals sired by the 7-year-old champion son of Our Emblem born in 2007. The 2002 Kentucky Derby (gr. I) and Preakness Stakes (gr. I) winner has been reluctant to cover... Read More

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Lawrence Retires as Director of UL Equine Industry Program

July 11, 2006

The Equine Industry Program at the University of Louisville has announced Robert G. "Bob" Lawrence will retire as director and chairman, effective Aug. 1.

Lawrence has led the program since its inception in 1987. During that time, the... Read More

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Argentine Equine Veterinary Association to Host XVIII International Congress on Equine Medicine

July 11, 2006

The Argentine Equine Veterinary Association will be hosting the XVIII International Congress on Equine Medicine Nov. 23-24 in Buenos Aires. The organization is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year.

Featured speakers include Joseph... Read More

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Endurance Horse Falls from Trail in California

July 11, 2006

A 13-year-old Arabian fell more than 200 feet into a canyon and is feared dead after he was spooked by a rattlesnake on Sunday (July 9), reports the online edition of the Read More

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Rebuilt Ellis Park Reopens for Live Racing July 19

July 11, 2006

A rebuilt Ellis Park reopens for live racing July 19, only eight months after one of the deadliest tornadoes in U.S. history damaged the racetrack facility and its stable area. The Henderson, Ky. track will conduct a 36-day race meet from July 1... Read More

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Barbaro Resting Comfortably in Sixth Cast

July 11, 2006

Dean Richardson, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, chief of surgery in the George D. Widener Hospital at the University of Pennyslvania's New Bolton Center, reports today that Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro is resting comfortably after receiving his sixth cast... Read More

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Degenerative Ligament Disease Reaches Beyond the Limbs

July 11, 2006

Researchers at the University of Georgia (UGA) College of Veterinary Medicine have discovered that degenerative suspensory ligament desmitis (DSLD), a common disorder in horses once thought to involve only ligaments in the legs, actually... Read More

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Surgeons Replace Plate and Screws in Barbaro's Leg; Complications Deemed "Potentially Serious"

July 10, 2006

Late Saturday, July 8, Dean Richardson, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, chief of surgery at the University of Pennsylvania's New Bolton Center, replaced the plate and many of the screws that had been inserted into Barbaro's injured hind leg on May 21. "Barbaro... Read More

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Durkin to Deliver Racing Hall of Fame Keynote Speech

July 10, 2006

New York Racing Association track announcer Tom Durkin, the voice of the Breeders' Cup since its inception in 1984, will deliver the keynote speech during the National Museum of Racing's Hall of Fame... Read More