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Irish Officials Confirm 27th EIA Case

November 18, 2006

On Nov. 16, officials with Ireland's Department of Agriculture and Food confirmed the 27th case of Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) since the outbreak began in mid-June.

This latest case was confirmed following analysis of a blood sample take... Read More

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Preparing Your Horse for Winter

November 17, 2006

Here are tips in four different areas of horse management to help your horse not only survive, but thrive during cold weather so you have a healthy and willing partner when warmer temperatures return.

Nutrition

Forage, or hay,... Read More

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Officials Continue Review of Churchill Ambulance Response

November 17, 2006

In the days following the Breeders' Cup World Championships at Churchill Downs, questions remain as to why an equine ambulance was delayed in attending to Fleet Indian after the mare suffered an injury at the top of the stretch in the... Read More

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Power Shift in Congress has Ramifications for Equine Industry

November 17, 2006

The shift in power from Republicans to Democrats on Capitol Hill will have some affect on the horse industry's political agenda, but the results of the Nov. 7 election really didn't catch officials by surprise.

The Senate now has 50... Read More

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Horse Owners Urged to Use Strict Management to Prevent EVA

November 17, 2006

Texas equine producers, veterinarians and livestock health officials have become increasingly concerned about equine viral arteritis (EVA), which has been detected in New Mexico and Utah this year. A viral disease of horses, donkeys, and... Read More

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Rubber-Matting Stable Fork

November 17, 2006

Tired of replacing poor-quality pitchforks every season? Frustrated with forks that pierce your beautiful rubber stall mats?... Read More

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Web Site Launched for Horselife, the Horse Industry Marketing Initiatve

November 17, 2006

The Western-English Trade Association (WETA) announced today that Horselife, the "Got Milk?"-style marketing initiative for the horse industry, has a new web site launched this week to keep the industry informed of the latest developments. A key... Read More

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Colorado Veterinary Teaching Hospital Lifts EHV Quarantine

November 17, 2006

Colorado State University today lifted the voluntary quarantine of horses hospitalized at the James L. Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital, initiated on Oct. 31. Close monitoring and repeated testing of quarantined horses for equine herpesvirus... Read More

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British Horse Society Launches Grooms' Register

November 16, 2006

The British Horse Society is to launch a Grooms' Register for people who have attained any level of the BHS groom and stable management qualifications.

BHS-certified grooms and stable managers can apply to join the register from... Read More

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Farnam's Sweepstakes Drawing Awards Four Diamond Horseshoe Necklaces

November 16, 2006

Farnam Companies, Inc. is continuing to celebrate 60 years of sharing its passion for animals with its customers by giving away more diamonds in the Customer Appreciation Sweepstakes.

Four winners' names were drawn Sept. 29. The four... Read More

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Michigan State Offering Online Horse Behavior and Welfare Course

November 16, 2006

Every horse owner has at some time wished that his or her steed could suddenly turn into Mr. Ed and talk about its likes, dislikes, pains, and fears. Because that's not likely to happen, a new online educational program is available to help hors... Read More

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EponaShoe With Optional Carbide Tips

November 16, 2006

The EponaShoe is a polyurethane horseshoe that can flex with the hoof. It supports the frog properly, and is a great choice if you are concerned about hoof health and soundness.... Read More

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Minn. Horse Shooting Believed to be Intentional

November 16, 2006

Investigators with the Sherburne County, Minn., sheriff's office are looking into a weekend horse shooting they believe was intentional, reported KARE 11,... Read More

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Hirapour Ready to Return to Steeplechase After IRAP Treatment

November 16, 2006

Hirapour, the 2004 Eclipse Award Winner in Steeplechase, is scheduled to compete this month in the Colonial Cup in Camden, S.C., on November 19, after undergoing IRAP Therapy at the Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center in Leesburg, Va.... Read More

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House Passes Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act

November 16, 2006

The U.S. House of Representatives passed the "Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act" (S. 3880) by voice vote on November 13. The bill clarifies that it is a crime to damage or interfere with a legitimate, legal animal enterprise.

As... Read More

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Book Excerpt: Rainrot

November 15, 2006

Rainrot (rain scald) is a skin problem that often appears during wet weather. ... Read More

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Exhaust Fumes in Horse Trailer Kill 3

November 15, 2006

An Indiana man and two of his children died from accidental carbon monoxide poisoning from a portable gas generator they were using inside a trailer. A woman with the family survived.

The four attended the Royal Oaks Arena for the Winter... Read More

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New Holland Tractors Teaming Up with APHA Foundation

November 15, 2006

Author Robert Louis Stevenson once wrote, "Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant." Such is the inspiration for the newest arrangement between the American Paint Horse Foundation (APHF) and New Holland.

The... Read More

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Pfizer Animal Health Supports New Canaan Mounted Troop, Inc.

November 15, 2006

Pfizer Animal Health is proud to announce its support of New Canaan Mounted Troop, Inc.--a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to building leadership, responsibility and confidence in youth through sound horsemanship. In order to help further... Read More

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Barrel Racing Legend Scamper Cloned

November 15, 2006

Scamper, the legendary barrel racing horse owned by rodeo star Charmayne James, now has a young twin thanks to cloning company ViaGen. ViaGen and James announced today (Nov. 15) that Scamper's clone Clayton was born in Texas on August 8 of this... Read More

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African Horse Sickness Outbreak Suspected within Surveillance Zone

November 15, 2006

 A horse in Knysna, South Africa, is currently undergoing tests for African horse sickness (AHS), reports the South African Broadcasting Company (Read More

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Volunteers Help Horses During California Wildfires

November 15, 2006

While the Esperanza wildfire burned around them, approximately 100 horses were able to wait out the blaze in their own pastures in Riverside County, Calif., with care from Riverside Emergency Animal Rescue Services (REARS). According to Frank... Read More

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Final Turn: Phar Lap Redux

November 15, 2006

News reports from Australia alleging that Phar Lap died not of colic but of deliberate arsenic poisoning have thrust aff... Read More

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World Champion Barrel Horse Gelding Cloned

November 15, 2006

The genes of another champion gelding will be available in just a few years for producing future generations of equine athletes. Scientists have produced a clone from the cells of legendary barrel racing horse Scamper. A colt that has matching... Read More

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Fleet Indian Continues Stall Rest

November 14, 2006

Fleet Indian, who was injured during the stretch run of the Emirates Airline Breeders' Cup Distaff, underwent precautionary radiographs and an ultrasound Nov. 13 at Taylor Made Farm.

"The ultrasound just really showed what we knew already,"... Read More