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Not Such a Stud on the Treadmill?

September 28, 2006

Treadmill training can be detrimental to your stallion's fertility, say Swiss researchers who recently published a paper on the topic. Not only can repeated strenuous treadmill sessions adversely affect sperm quality and freezability, but the... Read More

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Personality in Horses

September 27, 2006

How can you predict adult temperament? There is no established battery of tests of character and temperament for horses yet. Many savvy trainers will take a horse, work with him, and get a good idea.... Read More

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Hall of Famer Precisionist Euthanatized

September 27, 2006

Precisionist, a champion, Breeders' Cup winner, and member of racing's Hall of Fame, was euthanatized Sept. 27 at Old Friends near Georgetown, Ky., less than four months after arriving at the facility. The 25-year-old horse was suffering from an... Read More

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BLM Rounds Up Wild Horses from Fire-Ravaged Nevada Range

September 27, 2006

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has rounded up more than 500 wild horses from northeastern Nevada rangeland devastated by wildfires, the agency said Tuesday.

Nearly 1 million acres mainly in Elko County burned this year from a series of... Read More

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Barbaro's Cast Could be Replaced by Splint

September 27, 2006

He's looking good, feeling good and eating well these days, yet Barbaro is still a long way from leaving the hospital.

The Kentucky Derby winner went for his daily walk outside the intensive care unit at the New Bolton Center on Tuesday,... Read More

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Differences in Serotonin Gene Show No Correlation to Anxiety

September 27, 2006

Subtle differences in the serotonin transport gene in horses might not have a role in anxiety after all, according to researchers with the Laboratory of Veterinary Ethology in Tokyo. Their study was published in June issue of the Journal of... Read More

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Nomination Deadline Nears For Two New USEF Youth Programs

September 27, 2006

There is still time to contact your affiliate and submit a nomination for the USEF Youth Council and the USEF Youth Sportsman's Charter Award. The deadline for USEF to receive nominations from the affiliates for the Youth Council is October... Read More

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Adverse Effects of a Performance Enhancer

September 27, 2006

Researchers found that a performance-enhancing drug caused unpredictable, severe, and possibly life-threatening effects on horses. In a study completed at the University of Guelph's Ontario Veterinary College, researchers examined abnormal... Read More

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16 Horses Die in Highway Crash

September 27, 2006

Sixteen of 42 horses en route to an Illinois slaughterhouse died after a crash early Wednesday (Sept. 27) on Interstate 44 in Franklin County, Mo.

The truck overturned about 3:30 a.m. between Sullivan and St. Clair while en route to Cave... Read More

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Researchers Complete 40-Year Parasite Study

September 26, 2006

Researchers at the University of Kentucky's Gluck Equine Research Center recently completed a 40-year investigation of drug-resistant small strongyles in horses. E.T. "Gene" Lyons, PhD, a researcher at Gluck, said the study offered information... Read More

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New Director for Morris Animal Foundation's Equine Health Initiative Named

September 26, 2006

Deborah T. Tatum has joined Morris Animal Foundation (MAF) as the director of an unprecedented, multi-institutional equine health initiative. In the role of director of the equine health initiative, Ms. Tatum will lead MAF's multimillion dollar... Read More

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Public Invited to Preview Track Renovations At Keeneland Open House

September 26, 2006

Keeneland will host a Community Open House on Sunday, October 1, to celebrate the completion of its historic track renovation.

The public is invited to come out from 2-4 p.m. for a "sneak preview" of the improvements, highlighted... Read More

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Head Position Affects Intraocular Pressure

September 26, 2006

Intraocular (inside the eye) pressure readings are used in the diagnosis of equine glaucoma. However, researchers with the University of Pennsylvania have found that the position of the horse's head can impact the pressure reading, which could... Read More

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DigiKnow Selected as Interactive Agency for WEG 2010

September 26, 2006

DigiKnow, Inc. has been selected as the Interactive Agency of Record for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games 2010, which will be held at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington.

"We needed to find a firm with experience--communicating our... Read More

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Second Massachusetts Resident Dies of EEE

September 26, 2006

A 58-year-old Everett woman has died of eastern equine encephalitis (EEE), the second state resident to die of the disease this year, state health officials said Monday.

The woman fell ill on Sept. 11 about a week after a trip to... Read More

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Barbaro's Laminitic Hoof Growing, Cast Change on the Horizon

September 26, 2006

Veterinarians at Penn's George D. Widener Hospital continue to be pleased with the medical progress of Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro, who remains in stable condition at the hospital. "The left hind hoof on Barbaro has grown about 18 millimeters in... Read More

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British Columbia's First Equine WNV Case Likely Imported

September 25, 2006

A Canadian news service reports that British Columbia health authorities have recorded the detection of the province's first animal case of West Nile virus—a horse. However, the horse likely contracted the illness during a recent visit to... Read More

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Aged Morgan Horse Killed in California

September 25, 2006

The killing of an 18-year-old Morgan horse in his San Jose, Calif. pasture has left his owners grieving and other area horse owners concerned that other horses might be targeted.

According to the online edition of Read More

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Kentucky Governor Urges Horse Owners to Prepare for Emergencies

September 25, 2006

In a joint statement issued today (Sept. 25), Kentucky Governor Ernie Fletcher and the directors of the Kentucky Office of Homeland Security and the Kentucky Horse Park stated, "Kentucky and horses are innately, inseparably connected to one... Read More

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Experts Educate at BHS Horse Welfare Conference

September 25, 2006

The British Horse Society, in partnership with The Home of Rest for Horses, held its second Equine Welfare Conference yesterday (Sept. 24) at Bailbrook House, Bath.

The packed conference, entitled A Horse for Life, focused on many aspects... Read More

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West Nile Virus Cases in Horses Continue to Climb

September 25, 2006

According to the most recent figures from the U.S. Geological Survey, more than 670 cases of West Nile Virus disease in horses have been reported this year.1 As the number of cases continues to grow, states west of the Mississippi... Read More

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East Texas Mayor Hopes Congress Can Close Slaughter Plant

September 25, 2006

A mile from one of only three horse slaughter plants in the United States, the stale smell of offal and blood wafts under Mayor Paula Bacon's nose.
"It's a kill day, isn't it?" she says, referring to the plant's twice a week slaughter... Read More

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California Official Wants Vets Held Accountable for Medication Violations

September 25, 2006

Rick Arthur, DVM, the new equine medical director of the California Horse Racing Board, told a meeting of state horse breeders Sept. 22 that he plans to hold veterinarians accountable when trainers they advise are found in violation of horse... Read More

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Pasture-Associated Laminitis and Countermeasures

September 24, 2006

Researchers with the Institute of Grassland and Environmental Research in Aberystwyth, Wales, suggested some possible preventative measures for pasture-associated laminitis in the July issue of the Journal of Nutrition.... Read More

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Equids Quick to Evolve

September 24, 2006

Researchers with the University of Bari in Italy have discovered that equids, and particularly donkeys, evolved at a rapid pace. Their study was published in the June issue of Genomics.

The researchers came this conclusion after... Read More