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EasyCare, Inc. Adds Search Capabilities to Site

August 25, 2006

EasyCare, Inc. has made it easier for consumers to find EasyCare products and natural hoof care practitioners by adding two additional search functions to their web site, Read More

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Fly Control Sweepstakes Winner Attending WEG Courtesy of USEF/Farnam

August 25, 2006

Who would have thought that the pursuit of controlling that nasty fly problem in your horse's stable could send you on a trip to Aachen, Germany? Kristen Villeneuve of Jerico, Vermont, that's who.

As winner of the grand prize in the... Read More

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Horse Toys Used to Entertain Giraffes

August 25, 2006

A Scottish company is helping to entertain the giraffes at an American zoo this year - by sending them horse toys to play with.

Likit Products, a Scotland company, has developed a special range of innovative toys for horses to help combat... Read More

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Lost in the Fog 'Not Done Yet,' Gilchrist Says

August 25, 2006

Less than a week ago, trainer Greg Gilchrist said that it was "the bottom of the ninth" for his champion sprinter Lost in the Fog, diagnosed with terminal cancer. But at his Golden Gate Fields stable Thursday, the rally caps were... Read More

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Barbaro Injury Highlights Need for Laminitis Research Funding

August 25, 2006

By Rustin M. Moore, DVM on behalf of the AAEP Foundation, Inc.

As viewers around the world watched Barbaro pull up after the start of the 2006 Preakness Stakes, it was apparent to even the casual racing fan that the Kentucky... Read More

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Laminitis Research Funding Paper Available for Reprint

August 25, 2006

Ten million dollars in equine research funding is needed to unlock the mysteries of the devastating equine disease known as laminitis, the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Foundation, Inc., said today (Aug. 25).

The... Read More

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Volunteer Opportunities at The Therapeutic Riding of Texas (TROT)

August 25, 2006

Therapeutic Riding of Texas (TROT), a non-profit organization dedicated to serving Dallas-Fort Worth area special-needs riders has Session IV volunteer opportunities available. An orientation for volunteer will be held Thursday, Sep. 7, from... Read More

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WEG Photo Gallery: Despite Wet Weather, Dressage Competition Goes On

August 25, 2006

Nadine Capellman of Germany, riding Elvis, put in a good test despite the downpour. Second: Team USA's Steffen Peters and Floriano Peters finished fourth in the grand prix special with a 75.200%. Third: Andreas Helgstrand, of Denmark... Read More

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TheHorse.com Launches Online PDF Library

August 24, 2006

Only rarely do you find the whole story about a horse health problem in one online location. More often, you might find information about the disease process in one article, a bit about vaccination in another, something about treatment in a thir... Read More

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Brentina Withdrawn from WEG

August 24, 2006

The United States Equestrian Federation announced today that Brentina and Debbie McDonald will withdraw from the remainder of the dressage competition at the World Equestrian Games due to a veterinary concern.

Team vet Dr. Tim Ober said,... Read More

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Free Horse Health Resource at Your Fingertips

August 24, 2006

The award-winning web site www.TheHorse.com has just made all articles on the site available free to registered users. After completing the registration process, you can read any of the nearly 7,500 articles on the site. You also can sign up for... Read More

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New Details Emerge Regarding Saint Liam's Accident, Death

August 24, 2006

Horse of the Year Saint Liam, who was euthanized Aug. 22 after suffering a fracture of his left hind leg, had no chance for survival because of the severity of the injury. The 6-year-old son of Saint Ballado was taken to Rood & Riddle Equine... Read More

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Fifth WNV Case in Kentucky

August 24, 2006

A new case of West Nile virus (WNV) was confirmed today (Aug. 24) in Nelson County, Kentucky, according to Rusty Ford, Equine Programs Manager in the Kentucky State Veterinarian's office. This is the second WNV case confirmed in that county, and... Read More

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Restraining a Horse (Book Excerpt)

August 23, 2006

The horse might appear to be well restrained while nothing is being done, then react with great speed when the procedure is attempted. If a restraint device is only partially applied, there is a much greater chance of the device coming off... Read More

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Florida: Fewer Mosquitoes, Fewer EEE Cases

August 23, 2006

Fifteen cases of Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) have been detected in Florida this year, prompting veterinarians to conclude that drought has been keeping mosquito numbers down. Typically, the state logs an average of 65 cases by the end of... Read More

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Declan's Moon Diagnosed With Lung Infection

August 23, 2006

Jay Em Ess Stable's champion Declan's Moon, who finished last of seven as the 3-2 favorite in Sunday's Pat O'Brien Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. II) at Del Mar, bled slightly and emerged from the race with a slight lung infection, trainer Ron Elli... Read More

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Measuring Future Performance

August 23, 2006

Buying a racehorse can be a gamble against time, soundness, and better competition, but never more so than when buying yearlings.

But researchers at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University have found a correlation that might hel... Read More

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Two More Equine WNV Cases in Kentucky

August 23, 2006

The Kentucky State Veterinarian's office announced today (Aug. 23) that two more cases of West Nile virus (WNV) in horses have been confirmed, bringing the total equine case count to four.

"Results of testing received today from the... Read More

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Team USA Wins WEG Dressage Bronze

August 23, 2006

Day two of grand prix didn't give any of the remaining 43 riders much of an advantage when it came to weather, but it did not seem to affect the Americans, the Dutch, the Germans or the Danes. The crowd of 32,000 definitely got their money's... Read More

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Drought Grips Areas of the United States

August 22, 2006

Drought and excessive heat could strain the nation's agricultural industry. From Florida to California farmers and ranchers have already felt the effects in decreased hay production and waning grazing pastures.

"A big concern right now i... Read More

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Barbaro's Surgeon Unable to Save Injured Polar Bear

August 22, 2006

A polar bear operated on by the surgeon for classic winner Barbaro died just hours after surgery Monday.

Dean Richardson, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, operated on Alcor, a 750-pound bear with two badly broken bones just above its right paw, at... Read More

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Surgeries and Steroids

August 22, 2006

A survey of buyers of Thoroughbred weanlings, yearlings, and 2-year-olds discovered that surgeries to correct conformation defects have a significant influence on whether or not someone will buy a horse at public auction.

In fact, 28.4%... Read More

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Pinpointing Colic Risk Factors

August 22, 2006

In a yearlong observational study of 128 horses on six farms in Kerman, Iran, researchers with the University of Kerman sought to identify risk factors most likely to contribute to colic. Researchers correlated the colic incidence rates to age,... Read More

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Ultimate English/Spanish Dictionary for Horsemen Now Available

August 22, 2006

This updated version of the English to Spanish equivalency dictionary has nearly tripled in size from the original. The Ultimate English/Spanish Dictionary for Horsemen includes more than 65,000 industry-specific, topically grouped... Read More

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Barbaro Remains Comfortable on Both Hind Limbs

August 22, 2006

Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro remains comfortable according to veterinarians at Penn's George D. Widener Hospital. "Barbaro is doing well on both hind limbs," said Dean Richardson, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, Chief of Surgery. "Because of this, we do not... Read More