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2006: A Year in Equine Health News

January 01, 2007

As 2006 rides into the sunset, the staff of The Horse takes a look back at the biggest and most beloved stories of the year.

These are the most newsworthy events and advances in equine health care featured in the magazine in 2006:... Read More

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Riders Invited to Join Best of America by Horseback Tour

January 01, 2007

The national television show, Best of America by Horseback, has announced today its dates and schedule for their 2007 Grand Tour of America, inviting trail riders from all over to ride with them on location while filming for their... Read More

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Tufts School of Veterinary Medicine Presents Lecture Series

January 01, 2007

In response to the many inquiries we have received, Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine is proud to present six educational opportunities for the horse owners of New England. Presented on Wednesday evenings in January, February and... Read More

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Reward Offered for Information on Minn. Horse Shootings

January 01, 2007

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) is offering a reward of up to $2,500 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for shooting two horses in Brown County, Minn. in December.... Read More

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Saddle Shopping? New Resource Offers Online Assistance

January 01, 2007

Finding a Western saddle that fits well is a task that has horse owners turning to the new online Saddle Expert System. With well over 200 different breeds of horses, one can imagine how tricky it can be to find a saddle that fits just right.... Read More

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Wild Horse And Burro Round-Up To Proceed

January 01, 2007

America's Wild Horse Advocates try to halt the BLM's herd management program

A Las Vegas federal judge has refused to stop the U.S. Bureau of Land Management from rounding up wild horses and burros Tuesday in the Spring Mountains... Read More

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EHV-1 Update: Northern Cal Horsemen Await Test Results

January 01, 2007

The equine herpesvirus quarantine continued at three Bay Area tracks Dec. 31 as Northern California horsemen await test results that won't be known until after the New Year's weekend.

All 40 horses in Lloyd Mason's barn have been tested... Read More

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Dr. Dean Scoggins Obituary

January 01, 2007

Ross Dean Scoggins, DVM, of Villa Grove, Ill., died Friday, Dec. 29, 2006, according to the obituary in The News-Gazette (Read More

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Airplane Kills Horse in Romania

January 01, 2007

A Romanian airplane killed a horse this morning on Bacau Airport (300 km north from Bucharest), reported Read More

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Real "Pet Detective" Has Seen it All

December 31, 2006

 From New Jersey dog fights to California rat hoarders, Paul Miller has investigated more animal cruelty than many could stomach.

In a coast-to-coast career spanning nearly 30 years, he has gone undercover, written up charges and... Read More

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Mule-Cloning Veterinarian Moving to Colorado State

December 31, 2006

Gordon Woods, DVM, MS, PhD, Dipl. ACT, the University of Idaho veterinary scientist who helped create the world's first cloned mules, has left the school to take a job at Colorado State University.

In 2003, Woods, veterinary scientist Dirk... Read More

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Montana State Veterinarian Steps Down For Job in Wyoming

December 31, 2006

Montana State Veterinarian Tom Linfield, DVM, has resigned his position to take a job with the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Wyoming.

His last day was Friday.

The 50-year-old Linfield ran the animal health division of... Read More

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Hall of Fame Trainer Bud Delp Dies

December 31, 2006

(From Maryland Jockey Club)
Hall of Fame trainer Grover G. "Bud" Delp, conditioner of the three-time champion Spectacular Bid, died Friday night at his Ellicott City home due to cancer. He was 74.

There will be no memorial... Read More

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Horse Owners Invited to Louisiana Equine Council Meeting

December 31, 2006

The Louisiana Equine Council Annual Meeting will be held on January 13, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. and will take place at the Riverfront Convention Center in Alexandria.

In addition to the Council's Annual Meeting, the Louisiana Cattlemen's... Read More

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EHV Identified at Fairfield Equine Associates

December 31, 2006

The following is a public notice from the Fairfield Equine Associates Web site, www.fairfieldequine.com. Fairfield Equine Associates is an equine medical facility in Newtown,... Read More

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EHV: Sixth Florida Horse Euthanatized Friday

December 31, 2006

Veterinarians believe they have controlled an outbreak of a highly contagious equine virus responsible for the deaths of six horses.

The latest horse to get seriously ill was euthanatized Friday and two more are being monitored for signs... Read More

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NAHMS: Pony Population Highest in Northeast

December 30, 2006

While full-sized horses account for the vast majority of equids in the United States, donkeys, mules, ponies, and Miniature Horses also factor into the overall equine population. A government study has revealed that the distribution and... Read More

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EHV-1 Update: Golden Gate Horse Positive; Quarantine Issued

December 30, 2006

Golden Gate Fields, Bay Meadows and Pleasanton were placed under quarantine Dec. 29 after a horse from Golden Gate was diagnosed as positive for the neurogenic strain of equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1).

The California Horse Racing Board... Read More

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Bay Meadows Might Defer Synthetic Track Decision

December 30, 2006

Bay Meadows Race Course, long rumored to be facing demolition in favor of redevelopment plans approved by the city of San Mateo, might seek an exemption from a California Horse Racing Board mandate to replace its existing dirt track with an... Read More

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Pregnant Horse Killed in Car Accident

December 30, 2006

A pregnant horse was killed in Monroe County, N.Y., Thursday (Dec. 28) after being hit by a car.

Police say 17-year-old Ashley Cocuzzi was driving just after midnight when her car struck the mare, which had run into the roadway.... Read More

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Northern California Trainer Rogers Suspended

December 30, 2006

California trainer Allen E. Rogers was suspended by Bay Meadows stewards after a horse in his care tested in excess of the specified level for the 2-(1-hydroxyethyl) promazine, a Class 3 violation.

Swen finished third in the third race a... Read More

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Oregon Mare Rescued From Mud Hole

December 30, 2006

Firefighters rescued a 2-year-old mare yesterday (Dec. 29) from a hole in her pasture in Salem, Ore., said KOIN News 6 in an online report (Read More

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Palm Beach Equine Vets Discuss EHV Timeline, Applaud Cooperation

December 29, 2006

The Palm Beach Equine Clinic (PBEC), a veterinary practice in Wellington, Fla., has been dealing with the recent equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) outbreak. Two positive horses were admitted to the clinic before their condition was known, but... Read More

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2007 Equine Event Calendar Available Now

December 29, 2006

Farnam is now offering a 2007 Equine Event Calendar, preprinted with holidays and national equine events, including location and Web site address. It is the perfect size to take with you while pursuing your busy schedule. Plus, a window inside... Read More

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Rate of Land Conservation Tripled in Past Five Years

December 29, 2006

Equestrians share a special privilege: the permission to ride over magnificent open spaces on private land. They owe a debt of gratitude to the landowners who have conserved their land for future generations. The good news is that the rate of... Read More