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Hurricane Pony Receives Prosthetic Limb, Helps Kids

May 11, 2006

Molly, a 15-year-old Appaloosa pony, survived Hurricane Katrina when it hit Louisiana. She was rescued from her pasture near New Orleans after the storm and given a new home with Pony Paradise. However, Molly's storm tragedy didn't end there; a... Read More

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Lawyer Ron to Miss Preakness; To Have Chip Removed

May 11, 2006

Lawyer Ron is scheduled to have a small chip removed from his right, hind ankle May 12 at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, Ky. The surgery, to be performed by Larry Bramlage, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, will force the son of Langfuhr to... Read More

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Group Studies Synthetic Racing Surfaces for New York

May 11, 2006

A fledgling group of owners and breeders in New York has launched a new effort to study a variety of issues affecting the safety of Thoroughbred horses, including whether some of the state's racetracks should install alternative racing surfaces.... Read More

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Maryland Horse Park & Agricultural Education Center Feasibility Study Released

May 11, 2006

The Maryland Stadium Authority yesterday (May 10) released a feasibility study for a proposed Maryland Horse Park and Agricultural Education Center in Gambrills, Md.

The study, begun in May, 2005, includes a summary of benefits to the... Read More

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Defining Colic (Book Excerpt)

May 10, 2006

The term colic actually means, in the broadest sense, abdominal pain. Abdominal pain is relatively common, even in people. We tend to refer to our abdominal pain as "stomach aches." ... Read More

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KEEP Promises its Members 'We'll Keep on Going'

May 10, 2006

Shaking off defeat of the casino bill in the recent legislative session, the Kentucky Equine Education Project (KEEP) showed a fresh outlook for the remainder of 2006 in a first public meeting May 9 at the Kentucky Horse Park.

The... Read More

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Sharp Humor Sidelined With Chip Knee Fracture

May 10, 2006

Purdedel and WinStar Stable's Sharp Humor has been diagnosed with a small fracture of the left knee which will knock him off the Triple Crown trail.

The 3-year-old New York-bred son of Distorted Humor is scheduled to undergo surgery... Read More

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Barbaro Back at Fair Hill; Preakness Field is Work in Progress

May 10, 2006

(Edited press release)

Barbaro, winner of Saturday's Kentucky Derby presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), arrived safely at his home at the Fair Hill Training Facility in Northeast Maryland after vanning from Churchill Downs. The... Read More

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National & Youth World Appaloosa Shows Offer Shopping, Fun, and Education

May 10, 2006

Oklahoma City will once again play host to the National Appaloosa Show and World Championship Appaloosa Youth Show from June 26 to July 8, 2006. Competitors of all ages from around the country will come together to challenge themselves and their... Read More

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UC Davis Considers Establishing School of Public Health

May 10, 2006

Hoping to boost California's capacity to meet the health needs of the state's fast-growing and increasingly diverse population, the University of California, Davis, is exploring whether to establish a school of public health.

The new... Read More

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Maryland Horse Health and Disease Prevention Seminar

May 10, 2006

The University of Maryland Cooperative Extension will host a Maryland Horse Health and Disease Prevention Seminar at 2 p.m. on Thursday, June 8. Internationally recognized equine researchers and industry leaders will discuss timely topics... Read More

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Preakness Celebration Announces 2006 Events

May 09, 2006

Maryland Preakness Celebration, Inc. announced the calendar of events for Preakness Week 2006 last week at a press event at the World Famous Lexington Market, which was attended by Baltimore Mayor Martin O'Malley. Maryland Preakness Celebration,... Read More

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Center Offers New Hope for Unwanted Horses

May 09, 2006

On May 3, members of the Kentucky horse industry announced that they have united to form the Kentucky Equine Humane Center, a new shelter and adoption service for unwanted horses of all breeds. According to the group, The Kentucky... Read More

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Found Horses--Missing Owners

May 09, 2006

According to Stolen Horse International, horses sometimes appear under mysterious circumstances. The animals could have been seized by authorities because of abuse, they might have been rescued, they could have escaped their fields, or... Read More

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KEEP Informational Meeting in the Central Kentucky Area

May 09, 2006

A public meeting is scheduled for tonight, May 9, at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington to explain the Kentucky Equine Education Project's (KEEP) mission and goals for 2006 and beyond, as well as ask for important input from the local horse... Read More

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The 2006 Bill Verdugo International Internship Program Recipients

May 08, 2006

The American Quarter Horse Foundation is proud to announce the 2006 recipients of the Bill Verdugo International Internship Program. Three deserving people will apprentice this summer with the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA)... Read More

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Chris Cox Challenges Former Champions in the 2007 Road to the Horse

May 08, 2006

Ride the Remuda Productions announces well-known horse trainer and horsemanship clinician Chris Cox (Mineral Wells, Texas) will compete against past champions Clinton Anderson (Belle Center, Ohio) and Stacy Westfall (Mt. Gilead, Ohio) in the... Read More

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Tracy Farmer Receives William T. Young Humanitarian Award

May 08, 2006

On May 2 at the Derby Trainers' Dinner, Tracy Farmer received the third annual William T. Young Humanitarian Award from the Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders. The award was established in 2003 to recognize a person in the Thoroughbred... Read More

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Illinois Teaching Hospital Celebrates National Pet Week

May 08, 2006

The Veterinary Teaching Hospital (VTH) at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine is celebrating National Pet Week, May 7-13, by highlighting the bond that the veterinarians, students, and staff have with their own... Read More

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132nd Kentucky Derby

May 06, 2006

For complete coverage of the 132nd running of the Kentucky Derby, The Run for the Roses, go to Read More

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New Booklet Offered to Help Answer ID Questions

May 05, 2006

The national Equine Working Group has a new information booklet available on the American Horse Council web site. The booklet provides valuable information from the working group and might aid in answering questions about equine animals and... Read More

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Farnam maintains high visibility at Rolex Kentucky 3-Day Event

May 05, 2006

As the Presenting Sponsor of the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, Farnam looks at its involvement as more than an opportunity to showcase its vast equine product line. Its participation also helps to bring the equine industry together by affordin... Read More

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From Flamenco to Dressage, Andalusians Steal the Show

May 05, 2006

The rapidly growing number of Andalusian aficionados found something for every taste and style at the Ohio Equine Affaire. A lady danced with a white stallion. Dressage medalists demonstrated 4th level movements. Senioritas in beautiful Flamenco... Read More

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Former Derby Contender Finds a Home

May 05, 2006

Four years after being considered a Kentucky Derby (gr. I) contender, Tracemark, a 7-year-old gelding, is embarking on a life of retirement on a California farm.

Not much newsworthy about that, even during Kentucky Derby season. But... Read More

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Million Dollar Milestone for Lil Ruf Peppy

May 05, 2006

It's official! Lil Ruf Peppy, owned by Green Valley Ranch, Aubrey, Texas, has just been named NRHA's eleventh Million Dollar Sire. At the start of the National Reining Breeders Classic (NRBC) held recently in Katy, Texas, Lil Ruf Peppy was less... Read More