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Major Storm Heading Up East Coast

November 22, 2006

A coastal storm which brought some of the earliest snow on record to South Carolina continued to spin rain into the state Wednesday, causing some minor flooding and slowing Thanksgiving travel.

Flood warnings were issued for Chesterfield an... Read More

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Concentrated Counterfeit Clenbuterol Having Deadly Effect

November 22, 2006

Veterinarians at Louisiana State University have confirmed that two horses being treated at their veterinary teaching hospital died after ingesting concentrated clenbuterol. Tests on the drug have revealed that the solution contains 70 times the... Read More

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Counterfeit Clenbuterol Killing Horses

November 21, 2006

Two sources have verified that there have been an undetermined number of deaths in Louisiana since last week from an illegal clenbuterol product. One report was that six horses are known dead, and approximately 10 more have been severely affecte... Read More

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North Carolina Residents Warned of Rabies Risk

November 21, 2006

North Carolina public health officials say recent events highlight the need for to remain vigilant against rabies. Several cases in recent weeks have brought into focus the need to vaccinate pets, including horses, against the disease.... Read More

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Trainer Fined for Attempting to Run Wrong Horse at Churchill

November 21, 2006

During a Nov. 20 Kentucky Horse Racing Authority meeting at the Kentucky Horse Park, the state's chief steward John Veitch announced that trainer Scott Blasi had been fined $2,500 for bringing the wrong horse to the Churchill Downs paddock befor... Read More

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Hip Fracture Leads to Euthanasia of Kentucky Stallion Diesis

November 21, 2006

Diesis, an English champion and prominent Kentucky stallion, was euthanatized Nov. 18 at Mill Ridge Farm, owned by Alice Chandler and her husband, Dr. John Chandler, near Lexington. The 26-year-old pensioned son of Sharpen Up had fractured a hip... Read More

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New PlayStation Game Brings Equestrian Competition Home

November 21, 2006

Red Mile Entertainment, Inc., a worldwide developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software, announced today (Nov. 21) the release of Lucinda Green's Equestrian Challenge for PlayStation 2. Developed by IR Gurus Interactive--the same... Read More

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Local Travel Ban Instituted in Wake of African Horse Sickness Positive

November 21, 2006

A travel ban has shut down equine movement in Knysna, South Africa, following test results that confirmed two horses as infected with African horse sickness (AHS) in the area, reports the reports the South African Broadcasting Company (Read More

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Fleet Indian Has Fetlock Fused

November 21, 2006

Fleet Indian, who suffered an injury to her left front suspensory ligament during the Nov. 4 running of the Emirates Airline Breeders' Cup Distaff at Churchill Downs, had surgery Nov. 20 to fuse her left front fetlock.

Owner Paul Saylor sai... Read More

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Show Jumping Legend Gem Twist Euthanatized at 27

November 21, 2006

Gem Twist, a legend of the show jumping circuit, was euthanatized Saturday, Nov. 18. According to a U.S. Equestrian Federation press release, the decision was made to euthanatize hm after he sustained a pulled muscle that rendered hi... Read More

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Stevie Wonderboy's Return Delayed by Ankle Chip

November 20, 2006

Eclipse Award winner Stevie Wonderboy had a small chip taken out of his right front ankle a week ago, said trainer Doug O'Neill. The 2005 Breeders' Cup Juvenile winner had been doing well on the comeback trail, but came out of his last work with... Read More

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Hollywood Races Sunday After Addressing Cushion Track Complaints

November 20, 2006

Hollywood Park planned to conduct a full card of racing on its Cushion Track Sunday, one day after jockeys complained late in the day about "waves," or clumps of synthetic material, that a track official said were caused by problems with the... Read More

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Animal Rights Party Poised for Historic Win in Dutch Elections

November 20, 2006

The Roman emperor Caligula is fabled to have made his horse a senator. The Dutch Party for Animals won't go that far, but looks set to score a milestone in elections Nov. 22 by becoming the first animal rights party in Europe to have its own... Read More

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ESWG: National Animal Identification System to be Voluntary

November 20, 2006

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is emphasizing that the National Animal Identification System (NAIS) will be a voluntary program and that no plans are in place to make the program mandatory.

The NAIS has been a hot topic of... Read More

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Off-Duty Police Officer Shoots Neighbor's Miniature Horse

November 20, 2006

An off-duty police officer in Brazos County, Texas, shot and killed his neighbor's Miniature Horse stallion on Friday (Nov. 17), saying the loose Mini had injured his full-size horses, reports Read More

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Driver Hits Two Buggies in Lancaster, Pa.

November 20, 2006

Police in Lancaster County, Pa., have charged a man with drunken driving after he collided with two horse-drawn buggies, reports Pennsylvania television news station Read More

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New Students Filling Farrier Shortage

November 20, 2006

Allen Ryunda is striking while the iron is hot. He wanted to save money by shoeing his own horses -- and in the process of learning how, he hit upon an ancient career still in demand.

"The guy I'm doing my apprenticeship with said he doesn'... Read More

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Bomb Hoax Forces Evacuation of English Racetrack

November 19, 2006

An anonymous bomb threat forced authorities to evacuate an English horse racing track Saturday (Nov. 18), but police found nothing suspicious.

Security officials at Lingfield Park Racecourse, about 50 miles (80 kilometers) south of... Read More

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Mosquito-borne Illness Threat Persists in Winter Temperatures

November 19, 2006

Although cooler temperatures have arrived in Florida, horses in the Sunshine State are still at risk for contracting potentially fatal mosquito-borne diseases, such as West Nile virus, University of Florida veterinarians and state officials warn... Read More

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Final Turn: Helping the Horses

November 19, 2006

The proposed strategic plan that came out of last month's Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit is one of those documents or white papers that most likely will land in one of two places: the Thoroughbred industry's dust-gathering burial... Read More

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Tough Sale: Horse Head-Butts Real Estate Agent

November 19, 2006

Real estate can be a tough business. But sometimes it's a real beast, Erika McKinney has learned.

McKinney won a trip to the hospital when a horse bit her and knocked her into a tree during a property showing Nov. 10.

McKinney an... Read More

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International Disease Report Second Quarter 2006

November 19, 2006

The International Collating Center, Newmarket, England, and other sources reported the following disease outbreaks:

Contagious equine metritis (CEM) was confirmed among mares and stallions on several non-Thoroughbred breeding premises in... Read More

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EVA Outbreak in New Mexico Wrapup

November 19, 2006

An equine viral arteritis (EVA) outbreak occurred on a Quarter Horse breeding farm in New Mexico in June.... Read More

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Proliferative Enteropathy in Horses

November 19, 2006

Lawsonia intracellularis, a well-known pathogen of swine and hamsters, is now frequently recognized within the equine species. It is an obligate, intracellular, curved, gram-negative bacterium that resides freely within the apical... Read More

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Association Works to Protect Equine Actors

November 18, 2006

The sole purpose of the American Humane Association (AHA) is the safe use of animals in films. Horses are among those animals, and there are AHA representatives on every set checking out the setup, vetting the horses, providing their input on th... Read More