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Farnam's Endure Brand of Fly Repellent Now Comes in a Roll-on

April 28, 2006

Fly control on your horse's face can be a tricky problem. Now Endure comes in a convenient, ready-to-use roll-on. Apply Endure Roll-on for Horses around the horse's nose, eyes, ears, mouth, and also around wounds and other surface lesions to... Read More

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USDF Educational Center Finds New Home at Kentucky Horse Park

April 26, 2006

Nearly 200 equine sport notables and enthusiasts, and state government dignitaries braved a rainy afternoon Friday (April 21) to join United States Dressage Federation (USDF) officials and staff in a ribbon cutting opening of the National... Read More

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Affirmed Exhibition to Open Next Spring

April 26, 2006

Next spring, the International Museum of the Horse at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky., will unveil a new, permanent exhibition featuring Triple Crown winner Affirmed. The exhibition is supported by a loan of Affirmed's racing... Read More

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Use Caution at Railroad Crossings

April 26, 2006

The Gimenezes studied more than 200 incidents involving horse trailers and noticed an inordinate number of accidents involving gooseneck horse trailers becoming stuck on railroad crossings. Almost all of these incidents resulted in losses... Read More

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Minnesota Authorities Search for Suspects Who Mutilated Horse

April 26, 2006

Minneapolis and St. Paul's WCCO TV reported online today that Minnesota authorities are searching for suspects in a case involving the mutilation of a Waseca, Minn.... Read More

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10 Horses, Five Dogs Shot Near Pensacola

April 25, 2006

Editor's Note: To see the update on this case go to www.TheHorse.com/ViewArticle.aspx?ID=6919

An April 17 shooting on a Florida farm left seven horses dead... Read More

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Diagnostic Center Funds Removed from Kentucky Budget

April 25, 2006

A $13.5-million appropriation for an expansion of the University of Kentucky's Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center (LDDC) in Lexington is among the budget line items vetoed by Kentucky Gov. Ernie Fletcher.

Fletcher on April 24 cut $370... Read More

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Young Equestrians to Get "Taste of the Olympics"

April 25, 2006

Young equestrians from all reaches of North America will get a feel for what it's like to compete in the Olympic Games when they compete in the CN North American Junior and Young Riders' Championships (NAJYRC), at the Virginia Horse Center in... Read More

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Pfizer and Brown + Associates Win National NAMA Best Of Show Award For 2nd Consecutive Year

April 25, 2006

Solitude IGR "Your flies are down" campaign clinches the prize

For the second year in a row, Brown + Associates and Pfizer Inc were the specialty winners of the National Agri-Marketing Association's (NAMA) top honor.... Read More

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ReRun Features Famous Athletes' Moneigh Paintings on eBay

April 25, 2006

ReRun Inc., the nonprofit adoption organization, announced Monday (April 24) that a select group of its signature "Moneigh" paintings created by past Kentucky Derby winners and other notable racehorses are available on eBay beginning this... Read More

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Buyers to be Surveyed on Mandatory Disclosure of Surgeries

April 25, 2006

Thousands of Thoroughbred buyers soon will be receiving surveys asking what they think about the mandatory disclosure of surgeries that cause permanent changes in the conformation of sale horses.

Distribution of the questionnaires was... Read More

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Illness Claims Lane's End Winner With a City

April 24, 2006

Edited press release from Churchill Downs

A mystery illness has claimed the life of Equirace.com's With a City, winner of the $500,000 Lane's End (gr. II) at Turfway Park and an expected starter in the Kentucky Derby presented b... Read More

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AQHA Regional Experiences Kick Off With Region Eight

April 24, 2006

The American Quarter Horse Association's (AQHA) Regional Experience season kicks off May 4-7 with the Region Eight Experience in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Region Eight, which includes Texas, Oklahoma, Colorado, Kansas, and New Mexico, is expecting... Read More

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NRHA Affiliates Commit to International Affiliate Program

April 24, 2006

Recently approved for participation in the International Affiliate Program by the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Board of Directors were five Affiliates requesting the distinction.  The Austrian Reining Horse Association, Dutch... Read More

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WNV: A Threat to Unvaccinated Horses

April 24, 2006

As spring approaches and temperatures rise, growing mosquito populations will increase the risk for deadly mosquito-borne diseases, including West Nile virus (WNV) and equine encephalomyelitis (sleeping sickness).

Since its discovery in... Read More

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A New Model for Predicting Outbreaks of West Nile Virus

April 24, 2006

Infectious diseases were wreaking widespread havoc long before scientists had any idea what caused them. But knowing the pathogenic agents behind today's scourges is just the first step in protecting against deadly outbreaks. Roughly 75% of... Read More

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Search Continues for What Caused Derby Contender's Fate

April 24, 2006

Edited Churchill Downs press release

While veterinarians at a Central Kentucky equine hospital continue their search for the disease that felled Kentucky Derby (Grade I) contender With a City, his owner and trainer said... Read More

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Jockey Injured After Colt Wins Forerunner

April 21, 2006

Two-time Eclipse Award-winning jockey John Velazquez remained hospitalized Thursday evening (April 20) following a nasty spill in Keeneland's feature race, the Forerunner Stakes. The incident occurred when Velazquez's mount, Up an Octave, broke... Read More

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Sunny Skies and 6,113 Fans Greet Pimlico on Opening Day

April 21, 2006

Summer-like temperatures shined on Old Hilltop as racing got underway yesterday (April 20) for the 2006 Pimlico spring meeting. More than 6,100 fans turned out under sunny skies to enjoy an afternoon at the historic Baltimore oval, which will... Read More

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Senate to Vote on Florida Veterinary Practice Act Questions

April 21, 2006

Two years after the Florida Board of Veterinary Practice formally interpreted the state's veterinary practice act to include a number of alternative therapies among practices limited to licensed veterinarians--to the dismay of many horse owners... Read More

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Stork Delivers Four-Legged Army Baby

April 21, 2006

On March 29 just before the stroke of midnight, The Old Guard witnessed the birth of its newest soldier, Cote, a 70-pound colt born in the stables at Fort Myer in Virginia.

Cote was born to Betty Boop, a Percheron-Standardbred cross, and... Read More

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Canada Group Announces Ride For The Cure

April 21, 2006

The Alberta Equestrian Awareness Society will be hosting a Ride for the Cure event to benefit the Alberta Cancer Foundation. The ride will be held on Saturday, June 24, at 10:00 a.m. in Waskatenau, Alberta.

Entry fees will... Read More

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"Saddle Up a Saddlebred" Search Now Online

April 21, 2006

Saddlebred.com has a new and valuable feature titled, "Saddle Up a Saddlebred," which allows anyone interested in seeing, riding, or learning more about Saddlebreds to enter their zip code... Read More

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Velazquez Released from UK Chandler Medical Center

April 21, 2006

Top Thoroughbred jockey John Velazquez was released this morning (April 21) from the University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center after suffering injuries sustained in a fall yesterday afternoon when his horse collapsed and rolled onto him... Read More

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Texas Ag Commissioner Endorses Equine Business Center

April 20, 2006

Texas Department of Agriculture Commissioner Susan Combs has offered a ringing endorsement of the proposed Center for Equine Business Studies (CEBS) at Texas A&M University.

In a recent letter to College of Agriculture and Life... Read More