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Breath of Fresh Air for Barbaro, Gaining Weight

August 14, 2006

After almost three months in the intensive care unit (ICU) of the University of Pennsylvania's George D. Widener Hospital, Barbaro has begun brief outings to some grassy areas adjacent to the ICU to hand graze.

"We felt he was ready for ... Read More

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Canadian Anthrax Outbreak Worsens

August 13, 2006

An anthrax outbreak that began in early July has claimed 637 animals and caused 134 premises to be quarantined in Saskatchewan, Canada, as of Aug. 10, according to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). The outbreak is the largest on record... Read More

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Blanchard Named Reproduction Specialist of the Year

August 13, 2006

Terry  L. Blanchard, DVM, MS, was honored with the American College of Theriogenologists (ACT) annual "Theriogenologist Of The Year" award for 2006, according to an announcement by John Steiner, DVM, Dipl. ACT, of Hagyard Equine Medical... Read More

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Trailer Accident Survey Generates Valuable Safety Tips

August 13, 2006

In an effort to help improve safety of horses and those who travel with horses, USRider has been working with nationally known large-animal rescue experts Tomas Gimenez, DVM, and his wife, Rebecca Gimenez, PhD.

For the past three years,... Read More

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13 Kentucky Potomac Horse Fever Cases Confirmed

August 12, 2006

A few cases of Potomac horse fever (PHF) occur each fall in Kentucky. This year, a few cases have been seen, but they occurred a little earlier than normal. Nathan Slovis, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVIM, of Hagyard Equine Medical Institute, said the early... Read More

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Breeding Cents

August 11, 2006

In 2003, the horse industry directly contributed $10.7 billion to the U.S. economy; $2.2 billion of that was from the breeding industry alone, according to a study published in 2005. It's no wonder that Karin Bosh's July 11 graduate defense... Read More

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AHC Issues Forum Discusses ID

August 11, 2006

The American Horse Council (AHC) confirmed today (Aug. 10) that Bob Hillman, DVM, will be a speaker for the AHC Issues Forum, which will be held on Sept. 25 in Austin, Texas. Hillman currently serves as the Texas state veterinarian and executive... Read More

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AAEP Hosts Farriers Meeting at Convention

August 11, 2006

A first-time educational event for farriers will be held in conjunction with the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) convention in San Antonio, Texas, on Dec. 3-6. This special program just for farriers will consist of multiple... Read More

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Equine Affair Returns to Massachusetts

August 11, 2006

Equine Affaire returns to the Eastern States Exposition in W. Springfield, Mass., Nove. 9–12. For the ninth consecutive year, Equine Affaire will present educational clinics, demonstrations, and seminars addressing a full spectrum of equine... Read More

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Pony Finals National Championships Get Underway

August 10, 2006

Excited children were all abuzz today (August 9) at the Kentucky Horse Park, with their favorite ponies by their sides, all hoping for an experience at this year’s Pony Finals that they will remember... Read More

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Kentucky Equine Census to Start This Fall

August 10, 2006

In a state that determines an important part of its identity from the world-class horses that reside behind its picturesque fences and along its miles of emerald green pastures, it might come as a surprise to find out that the exact number of... Read More

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SUCCEED Digestive Conditioning Program Now Available in SmartPaks

August 10, 2006

SUCCEED Digestive Conditioning Program is now available in SmartPaks from SmartPak Equine. Customized for each horse, the SmartPak system provides supplements in sealed containers protected from sunlight, moisture and air.

"We are... Read More

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Wahl Adds Charity Donation to Road to the Horse Prize

August 10, 2006

The Road to the Horse Champion of Champions Event is adding an additional incentive to the training competition: $15,000, donated to the charity of the winner's choice, donated by Wahl Clipper... Read More

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Definitive EPO Blood-Doping Test Developed

August 10, 2006

Edited press release

A Pennsylvania laboratory is the first to employ a definitive test for erythropoietin--the blood-doping agent commonly known as EPO--and the test resulted in the suspension and fining of a trainer of... Read More

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Dr. Bob Hillman to Speak at AHC Issues Forum

August 10, 2006

The American Horse Council has confirmed Bob Hillman, DVM, as a speaker for the AHC Issues Forum, which will be held on September 25th in Austin, Texas. Hillman currently serves as the Texas State Veterinarian and Executive Director of the... Read More

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Third Consultant Deems Arlington Park Surface Safe

August 10, 2006

Tests performed Aug. 8-9 on the main track at Arlington Park have determined the Illinois track is consistent and safe for racing.

"I would not expect the track to be a significant factor in either fractures or soft tissue injuries," sai... Read More

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Morris Animal Foundation to Raise $2.5M for University of Minnesota-Lead Consortium

August 10, 2006

Morris Animal Foundation (MAF) selected the University of Minnesota's College of Veterinary Medicine to receive funding for the first ever Equine Consortium for Genetic Research grant. The goal of the grant is to bring together the world's best... Read More

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USDA Working to Reduce Wildlife Rabies

August 09, 2006

The Unites States Department of Agriculture is dropping bait cubes laced with oral rabies vaccine throughout Appalachian states in an attempt to slow the spread of raccoon-strain rabies in the wild and... Read More

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Shipping a Horse with Colic (Book Excerpt)

August 09, 2006

In my experience, shipping a horse with a severe case of colic can be a dangerous and harrowing experience. If at all possible the horse should be seen by a veterinarian and stabilized prior to transport.... Read More

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ESWG Suggests Movement Reporting Plan to NAIS Subcommittee

August 09, 2006

On August 1, 2006, the Equine Species Working Group (ESWG) made recommendations to the NAIS Subcommittee on how the equine industry might reach NAIS compliance in the future. Each of the different... Read More

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New Diagnostics Help Decipher Navicular Pain

August 09, 2006

Horses that had intermittent lameness; pointing a foot; soreness to hoof testers over the frog; shifting leg lameness; contracted, upright feet; and stabbing toes, shortened stride movement were candidates for Navicular Disease.... Read More

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During Cast Change, Barbaro's Injured Leg 'Looked Good'

August 09, 2006

Edited release from New Bolton Center

Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro was doing well Wednesday morning after the cast on his right hind limb was changed late Tuesday afternoon under general anesthesia at the New Bolton... Read More

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University of Minnesota Receives Genetic Research Grant

August 09, 2006

Morris Animal Foundation (MAF) selected the University of Read More

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Keeping the Family Farm; Farmland Conservation Brochure Available

August 08, 2006

 Horse Country, a pdf brochure on farmland conservation, is now available via the Ocala... Read More

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Limited Spots Still Available for Equine Veterinary Wet Labs

August 08, 2006

The early registration deadline is August 15, but there are a limited number of spots still available for AAEP's most participatory CE experience. A... Read More