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University of Minnesota Board of Regents Approves Plans for Equine Treatment and Research Center

June 19, 2006

The University of Minnesota Board of Regents approved plans for the new University of Minnesota Equine Center on June 8 (click here to read the announcement of the plans to build the... Read More

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Alltech to Sponsor 2010 FEI Games in Kentucky

June 19, 2006

Governor Ernie Fletcher and Alltech president and founder Dr. Pearse Lyons announced today that Alltech will be the title sponsor of the 2010 FEI GamesTM in Kentucky. The games, which will officially be known as the Alltech FEI Games Kentucky... Read More

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HorseTV Named the Official Network of the National High School Rodeo Association

June 19, 2006

The HorseTV Channel has announced its multi-year, national corporate sponsorship agreement with the National High School Rodeo Association (NHSRA) designating the network as the Official National Network of the NHSRA and detailing broad... Read More

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FEI Reining Committee Proposes Changes

June 19, 2006

Updating the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) Reining Strategic Plan, establishing a timetable for Continental and World Championships, and a review of the FEI Rules for Reining were among the... Read More

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Equine Infectious Anemia Confirmed in Ireland

June 19, 2006

Agriculture authorities have confirmed Ireland's first recorded cases of equine infectious anemia (EIA). Ireland's Department of Agriculture and Food announced Thursday (June 15) that the disease was detected in a "small number of horses" in the... Read More

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Horse Talk: The Search for Meaning in Equine Communication

June 16, 2006

Horse owners know that a low-pitched nicker indicates friendly recognition, and an anxious call is a sign of stress. Now researchers are looking for a scientific link between the acoustic properties of equine communications and their possible... Read More

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Noah's Wish Offers Disaster Preparedness Guidelines for Horse Owners

June 16, 2006

As hurricane season approaches, Noah's Wish, an organization that exclusively rescues and shelters animals in disasters, is urging horse owners to take steps before a catastrophic situation to reduce the chances of loss, injury, or death to thei... Read More

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Lawyer Ron Ready to Return to Training

June 16, 2006

Arkansas Derby winner Lawyer Ron has been given the okay to return to training at the barn of veteran Robert Holthus on Friday after surgery following a disappointing run in the Kentucky Derby.

Holthus said noted equine surgeon Larry... Read More

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Appaloosas Earn Honors at National Championship Appaloosa Endurance Ride

June 16, 2006

The Appaloosa Horse Club (ApHC) is proud to announce the top three placings in the inaugural 50-mile National Championship Endurance Ride, which took place on June 3, 2006, in Palmyra, Wisc. The Champion was Fourmiles Kashtin, of Eagle, Wisc.,... Read More

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Butler Animal Health Supply and IVESCO Confirm Letter of Intent

June 16, 2006

Butler Animal Health Supply today (June 16) confirmed that it has signed a letter of intent to acquire IVESCO, a leading distributor of animal health products. The two companies are currently engaged in due diligence.

According to the... Read More

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Rabies Vaccine Recall Shouldn't Affect Horses

June 16, 2006

Vaccine manufacturer Fort Dodge Animal Health recalled about 330,000 doses of rabies vaccine recently after a vaccinated dog became ill with rabies. Horses are not likely affected by the recall.

"It's a product that's labeled for equine... Read More

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Pet Evacuation Brochure Available From Homeland Security, Humane Groups

June 15, 2006

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Ready Campaign has teamed up with the American Kennel Club (AKC), the ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals), American Veterinary... Read More

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TRF Horses Headed Home to Their Breeders

June 15, 2006

Aristan and Selznick were not necessarily stars on the racetrack, but they still mean everything to the people who helped bring them into the world. That is why the two retired Thoroughbreds are among the first Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation... Read More

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Much is Being Done: Research to Avoid, Research to Cure

June 15, 2006

This year's running of the Belmont Stakes did not seem to have the same sizzle. Like every racing fan, I am still reeling from Barbaro's injury, and amazed by the surgery and remarkable progress he has made since then.

As with all... Read More

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Riding Ranks Tenth in List of Sports with Most Injuries

June 15, 2006

Loyola University Health System reported this week that basketball tops the list of sports associated with the most injuries, with more than 512,000 basketball-related injuries landing individuals in U.S. emergency rooms in 2005. Horseback ridin... Read More

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Equine Body Language

June 14, 2006

When handling a horse, you are better prepared for his actions and reactions if you can interpret his body language, to know whether he is at ease with what you are doing, nervous, afraid, annoyed, or resentful. Part of handling horses safely... Read More

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Traveling in the Best Circles: Theoretical Mechanics of Riding

June 14, 2006

Before either horses or riders master the sequential stages of their respective learning trees, they will travel in endless circles. The circle is the basic school figure we use to develop the essentials of rhythm and relaxation in either horse... Read More

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Family Disaster Plan Should Include Pets

June 14, 2006

Storms, floods, fires, disease outbreaks and terrorist attacks are frightening realities that people all over the world face today, and when disaster strikes, people are often unprepared to care for themselves, let alone their animals. Having an... Read More

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Remnants of Alberto Soak Eastern States; Minimal Livestock Problems in Florida

June 14, 2006

The National Weather Service issued its final advisory on Tropical Depression Alberto this afternoon (June 14) at 5:00 p.m. Remnants of Alberto were "quickly moving northeastward along the Atlantic seaboard," and resulting rains were posing the... Read More

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KEEP Scholarship Program Deadline is June 15

June 14, 2006

The Kentucky Equine Education Project (KEEP) board announced an annual $1,000 scholarship program in May 2006.  The deadline for applications is Thursday, June 15. 

The five individual scholarships will be awarded to legal... Read More

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Alberto Downgraded to a Tropical Storm

June 13, 2006

According to a National Hurricane Center public advisory posted at 11:00 a.m., a hurricane warning had been downgraded to a tropical storm warning for the Gulf Coast of Florida from Bayport northward, and westward to the Ochlockonee River. All... Read More

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Equine WNV Case Detected in Wyoming

June 13, 2006

Today's online edition of the Casper Star-Tribune reports that Wyoming has logged its first animal case o... Read More

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Breyer Creates Portrait Model of Barbaro; Proceeds to Benefit New Bolton Center

June 13, 2006

His racing career is over, but for Barbaro, the 2006 Kentucky Derby champion, the real race has just begun. He won't be going it alone, however, judging from the outpouring of support from around the world since his recovery began at The... Read More

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Barbaro: Through First Cast Change, Leg Looks Excellent

June 13, 2006

Dean W. Richardson, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, chief of surgery at the University of Pennsylvania's New Bolton Center, on Tuesday got his first look at the right rear leg of Barbaro since he performed surgery on the colt and reported "his leg looks... Read More

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USDA Proposes to Amend Regulations Regarding the National Veterinary Accreditation Program

June 13, 2006

The USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is proposing to amend the regulations regarding the National Veterinary Accreditation Program to establish two accreditation categories in place of the current category, add requirements for... Read More