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Rescue Official Advises Owners: Prepare for Disaster

November 28, 2006

In the wake of recent California wildfires, an animal rescue official reminds horse owners that planning is critical to helping their horses through natural disasters. "Whether it's a threat of wildfires, floods, tornadoes or hurricanes, people... Read More

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South Africa Welfare Group Attacks Racing

November 27, 2006

According to an article in the Sunday Times of South Africa, the country's largest animal welfare group has now "officially opposed all forms of horse racing." An article in the SunTimes.co.za said there was fierce reaction from the... Read More

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High Winds in New Zealand Flip Horse Trailer

November 27, 2006

High winds over the weekend caused problems for many in Hawke's Bay, New Zealand. A horse truck traveling along State Highway 50 near Takapau "was turned on its side by a gust of wind," noted an online news story by Lucy Craymer on Read More

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Top Thoroughbred Brother Derek Colics

November 27, 2006

Multiple grade I winner Brother Derek was scratched from the $500,000 Hollywood Derby (gr. IT) because of a colic attack early Sunday morning in his Santa Anita stall.

"He got a little colicky this morning," said trainer Dan Hendricks. "... Read More

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Blind Rider Makes Riding Return at American Royal

November 27, 2006

Alison Dolan lost her vision 12 years ago, when she was 33, and she never thought she would ride again, according to an article by Jane Lerner in The Journal News (www.journalnews.com). She not... Read More

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Wisc. Offering Voluntary Animal ID Cost Sharing Program

November 27, 2006

The state of Wisconsin is inviting livestock producers to participate in a voluntary animal identification program. With a premises registration system in place, the state wishes to support those producers who are ready to begin recording... Read More

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Defense Department Auction to Sell Retired Army Horses

November 27, 2006

They aren't the usual military-surplus goods auctioned online, such as scrap metal, airplane parts or fancy tents.

Rojo and Ninety-Nine are special items with special needs.

They are 10-year-old quarter horses who have been ceremonial... Read More

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FDA Warns Horse Owners and Veterinarians About Deaths Due to Unapproved Clenbuterol

November 27, 2006

The FDA has become aware of the deaths of several horses in the State of Louisiana associated with the use of a product labeled as "Clenbuterol HCL." Horse owners and veterinarians should be aware that there are no generic clenbuterol-containing... Read More

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Equine Research Coordination Group Sets Goals

November 27, 2006

The Equine Research Coordination Group (ERCG), comprised of researchers and organizations that support equine research, has agreed upon and announced objectives for the coming year.

"It's time to focus on the future of equine research,"... Read More

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Gary's Good Grub; San Antonio Edition

November 27, 2006

Each year we ask Gary Norwood, DVM, of Louisiana, to give dining guidance to the veterinarians and visitors who attend the American Association of Equine Practitioners Convention. This year’s conference is in San Antonio, Texas. In a town of fin... Read More

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The Pregnant Mare (Book Excerpt)

November 26, 2006

The role of the broodmare on any farm is to produce a live, healthy foal and thereby pass her genes on to a new generation of horses. All of an owner's hopes and management efforts culminate in that hour when the mare begins to labor to deliver her... Read More

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Jockey Russell Baze to be Tuesday's Talkin' Horses Guest

November 26, 2006

Join legendary Northern California rider Russell Baze as he discusses his remarkable career and his current quest to become Thoroughbred racing's all-time leader in career wins by a jockey. Baze will be the next guest during a special Tuesday... Read More

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The Laminitis Puzzle: Another Piece

November 26, 2006

People have worked at understanding laminitis for centuries; it's like putting together a jigsaw puzzle while still hunting for all the pieces. Recently, a human physiologist and an equine clinician at the University of Georgia provided another puzzl... Read More

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Vigilance Key in Managing for PHF

November 26, 2006

Tennessee Cases Increase

Potomac horse fever (PHF) probably has been endemic in the Western Hemisphere as long as horses have inhabited the region—perhaps even since the prehistoric era--and it's here to stay. As awareness of th... Read More

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Texas Horses Survive Crash

November 26, 2006

A  trailer being pulled down Highway 35W in Texas near Fort Worth overturned last night and two horses escaped onto the highway, according to an article by Matt Frazier in the Star-Telegram (Read More

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Canadian Troops in Afghanistan Adopt Donkey

November 26, 2006

A group of Canadian engineers stationed in Panjwaii, Afghanistan, purchased a donkey from a local farmer who had beaten her. The donkey's official job is to carry sandbags up a mountain where an observation post was under construction. However,... Read More

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Pennsylvania Collision Results in Woman and Horse Deaths

November 26, 2006

On Thanksgiving evening, a woman from Strasburg, Pa., was killed and her husband injured when a horse ran into the path of their car, according to a report on Lancasteronline.com. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, and... Read More

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Madonna Receives New Horse for Birthday

November 26, 2006

Singer/actress Madonna received a purebred Welsh gelding for her 47th birthday from her husband, Guy Ritchie, according to an icwales.co.uk article by Steve Dube of the Western Mail on Nov. 25. The gray gelding, Ystrad Dewi Briton (barn name... Read More

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NAHMS Survey Reports Top Foal Health Concerns

November 25, 2006

Wounds and trauma were the most common foal health problems reported by participants in the National Animal Health Monitoring System's Equine 2005 study.

Over 9% of foals were reported to have sustained wounds or trauma. Digestive... Read More

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BHS Backs Ragwort Elimination Project

November 25, 2006

The British Horse Society welcomes a new initiative to develop a fungal mycoherbicide spray to wipe out Ragwort.

BHS Director of Welfare, Access and Safety Mark Weston represented the Society at a recent meeting with the Commonwealth... Read More

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12 Charged with Racing Corruption Offenses

November 25, 2006

Four jockeys, a trainer, a former owner and six others were charged with various corruption offenses yesterday by British horse racing's governing body.

The allegations center on 40 race... Read More

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Officials Say Assateague Island Horses Harming Environment

November 25, 2006

Wild horses on Assateague Island are threatening the environment by eating essential grasses, and officials with the National Park Service are mulling options to reduce the horse population.

There are currently 138 horses on the island--too... Read More

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Bernardini Season Added to TCA Auction

November 25, 2006

A season to potential Horse of the Year Bernardini has been added to the stellar roster of seasons which will be included in the Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) Stallion Season Auction. The auction will begin on Nov. 27 and conclude with a... Read More

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Orthopedic Research at North Carolina State University

November 24, 2006

"We have all these new treatment options for lameness in the horse, but with no controlled studies to indicate whether their utilization is warranted or even effective," laments Rich Redding, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVS, associate professor of equine... Read More

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Racing Returns to New Orleans in Fine Style

November 24, 2006

By Brett Martel
AP Sports Writer

They hauled off soil tainted by Hurricane Katrina's floodwaters and rebuilt a grandstand roof ripped free by the storm's winds.

After more than a year of renovations, costing about $1... Read More