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Injured Horse Trainer Applying for Extreme Makeover Home Edition

October 23, 2006

Mike Rea worked as a racehorse trainer at Fair Hill in Elkton, Md. A riding accident in June this year resulted in brain injury and ongoing disability. Like many people working in the horse industry, Mike did not have insurance. There is now a... Read More

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Possible Virus Has Mid-Atlantic Tracks Taking Action

October 23, 2006

Philadelphia Park, Penn National Race Course, and Delaware Park have closed their stable gates to horses stabled at Monmouth Park, based on information that several horses at the New Jersey racetrack have exhibited signs of the equine... Read More

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Calder Institutes Policy to Curb Infectious Diseases Among Racehorses

October 23, 2006

In an effort to control the spread of infectious diseases, including Equine Herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1), among Thoroughbred racehorses, Calder Race Course is instituting the following standing policy effective immediately:

All horses seeking... Read More

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Sulky Horse Fends Off Attacking Bear

October 23, 2006

A Swedish racehorse in training fended off a bear with a well-aimed kick, reports the Independent Online, a South Africa... Read More

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Possible EHV-1 Cases Have Tracks On-Guard

October 23, 2006

The racing industry is safeguarding against equine herpesvirus-1 in light of a possible equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) outbreak at Monmouth Park in Oceanport, N.J., where several horses have developed fevers and are being tested for the illness.... Read More

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Snoring Horse Breathes Easy After Surgery

October 22, 2006

A horse with an unusual snoring condition has undergone corrective surgery, much to the relief of farm workers and fellow stablemates who were tired of his noisy droning, the Read More

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Ultrasonography for Laryngeal Evaluation

October 22, 2006

Endoscopy is the current diagnostic method of choice for evaluating the equine upper airway. However, veterinarians at Cornell University for the first time have described ultrasound techniques for evaluating the equine larynx, and they say the... Read More

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Churchill Readies Breeders' Cup Quarantine Facilities

October 22, 2006

Churchill Downs is putting the finishing touches on quarantine and isolation facilities that will house foreign participants set to compete in the 23rd... Read More

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Marion DuPont Scott Equine Medical Center Offering Acupuncture Services

October 22, 2006

Virginia Tech's Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center has begun offering acupuncture to its patients.

The new service, which became available in September 2006, is being provided by Alison A. Smith, DVM, Dipl. ACVA, a clinical... Read More

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USDA Distributes Oral Rabies Vaccine in Three Southeastern States

October 22, 2006

Wildlife Services, a program within the USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, began distributing oral rabies vaccine baits on Oct. 16, to prevent the spread of raccoon rabies in portions of Alabama, Georgia, and... Read More

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Phar Lap Killed by Arsenic, Study Reports

October 22, 2006

Arsenic killed Australia's greatest racing horse Phar Lap 74 years ago, a new scientific study reveals, The Daily Telegraph reports.

The story suggests a lethal dose of the poison was given to the Melbourne Cup champion about 35... Read More

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Number of Thoroughbred Breedings Increases in 2006

October 21, 2006

The Jockey Club reported Oct. 19 that 3,053 stallions covered 59,434 mares in North America during 2006, according to "Reports of Mares Bred" received through Oct. 12, 2006.

The number of stallions declined 1.4% from the 3,097 reported at... Read More

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PETS Act Gets Presidential Approval

October 21, 2006

President George W. Bush--who said during Hurricane Katrina that if he had to evacuate the one thing he would take would be his dog Barney--signed the Pets Evacuation and Transportation Standards (PETS) Act Oct. 6 to help ensure that America's pets... Read More

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Uveitis and a Detached Retina: Surgery to Save Horse's Vision

October 21, 2006

The horse, Lexius (Lexi), a 13-year-old Dutch Warmblood mare, had an infection in the vitreous that caused chronic inflammation and uveitis in both eyes. The most likely cause of the infection is the bacteria leptospirosis.... Read More

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CEM Reported in Wisconsin

October 21, 2006

Wisconsin animal health officials have reported two cases of contagious equine metritis (CEM) in Mount Horeb to the Office International des Epizooties (OIE, or World Organization for Animal Health). A ProMED-mail post announced the disease... Read More

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Lost in the Fog's Ashes to Stay in the Bay Area

October 21, 2006

Lost in the Fog's owner, Harry Aleo, told the Sacramento Bee yesterday that the Thoroughbred's ashes will be buried at Golden Gate Fields in Berkeley,... Read More

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Champion Thoroughbred El Gran Senor Euthanatized

October 20, 2006

Central Kentucky Thoroughbred stallion El Gran Senor was euthanatized Oct. 18 at Ashford Stud due to the infirmities of old age. He was 25.

A champion and classic winner in Europe, El Gran Senor sired 55 lifetime stakes winners,... Read More

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20th Century Fox, Yakama Tribe Promote Flicka Movie

October 20, 2006

In an innovative promotion, 20th Century Fox and the Yakama Indian Nation have joined forces to promote the new family film "Flicka" while creating a chance for people to adopt a wild horse from the tribe.

The film tells the story of a... Read More

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Atrial Fibrillation Affects General Performance

October 20, 2006

Horses with atrial fibrillation (AF, disorganized electrical conduction and pumping of the atria) can have a difficult time with exercise. Scientists have shown that the condition influences the properties and blood flow in horses during... Read More

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New HorseTV Series Features Equine Traditions Around the World

October 20, 2006

The new series debut of The Horsemen and world and U.S. premieres featuring top competitions and magazine series headline The HorseTV Channel's programming lineup in November.

The HorseTV Channel's new 20-episode series The... Read More

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Farnam Introduces Horseshoer's Secret Concentrate

October 20, 2006

Maintaining healthy hooves may be the biggest challenge horse owners face when it comes to caring for their horses. Horseshoer's Secret was scientifically developed to ensure your horse receives a balanced blend of the essential ingredients... Read More

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Aggressive Coyotes Worry Connecticut Horse Owners

October 20, 2006

A yearling Quarter Horse sustained severe injuries Wednesday (Oct. 18) after being attacked by what is believed to be an aggressive pack of coyotes, reports NBC30, a... Read More

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Washington, Conn., Coyote Tests Positive for Rabies

October 20, 2006

A coyote that was beaten to death by a man cutting logs has tested positive for rabies, state Department of Environmental Protection officials said Thursday (Oct. 19).

The coyote was suspected of attacking two other town residents before it wa... Read More

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Trainers of Test-Positive Deep Impact Berated by Officials

October 20, 2006

A Cabinet minister Friday berated the trainers of a Japanese racehorse hailed as the nation's best ever after it tested positive for a banned substance following a third-place finish at the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe.

The Japan Racing... Read More

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Beyond House Calls

October 20, 2006

If you have been at the All American Quarter Horse Congress in Columbus, Ohio, this week, you've seen them there. If not, you'll have about 30 more chances to meet the Equine Sports Medicine veterinary team members within the next year.... Read More