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Spinal Taps Not Necessary for EPM Testing?

August 01, 2006

Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) testing for equine protozoal myeloencephalitis (EPM) has been widely regarded as the only definitive way to diagnose the disease. This test can be difficult, expensive, and potentially dangerous, and according to new... Read More

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Horse Rescued from Creek

August 01, 2006

It took nearly 40 people to extract a 1,600-pound Hanoverian gelding from a creek near Orlando, Fla., on June 6. The 17.1-hand dressage horse and jumper had been trapped in the marshy, 25-foot-wide creek with slippery banks for at least three... Read More

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HBPA to Emirates: Reconsider Position on Brass Hat Disqualification

August 01, 2006

The board of directors of the National Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association has sent Sheikh Mohammed, the ruler of Dubai, and Sheikh Mansour, chairman of the Emirates Racing Association, an... Read More

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200 Young Equestrians Set to Compete at NAJYRC Championships

August 01, 2006

Top Junior and Young Riders from all across North America are set to compete for team... Read More

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Equine Behaviorist Chris Irwin Offering Sessions at KHP

August 01, 2006

The Kentucky Horse Park (KHP) welcomes the return of equine behaviorist and trainer Chris Irwin on October 27-28. He will be offering private and semi-private sessions at the Maker’s Read More

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Barbaro's Condition Continues to Remain Stable

August 01, 2006

Chief of Surgery Dean Richardson, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, reports that Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro's condition continues to be stable. The colt's left hind foot, which has laminitis, is monitored closely for signs of infection.... Read More

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Horse Genome Sequence in the Works

July 31, 2006

"It puts a whole new set of tools in play...it's as if you are farmers that are used to relying on plows pulled by a draft animal, and all the sudden you have tractors," says Jamie MacLeod, VMD, PhD, professor of veterinary science and Knight... Read More

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Thoroughbred Charities of America Awards Grant to the Square Peg Foundation

July 31, 2006

The Square Peg Foundation is receiving a generous grant from the Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) to help fund day-to-day costs of caring for the off-track Thoroughbreds working in the non-profi... Read More

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AERC National Championship Challenges Riders on the Old Dominion Trail

July 31, 2006

Endurance riders from around the country will face the test of time and terrain when they compete for national titles at the 2006 American Endurance Ride Conference (AERC) National Championship in... Read More

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The Saddle Club Series Coming to American Public Television

July 31, 2006

Carole, Stevie and Lisa - the girls from The Saddle Club and their favorite horses Starlight, Prancer and Belle are riding on to Read More

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Horse Added to Broad's Genome Stable

July 31, 2006

Scientists will complete high-quality genome sequence of the horse together with a catalogue of genetic differences across diverse horse breeds

Long prized for its physical prowess, the horse has filled diverse and instrumental roles in... Read More

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USEF Youth Sportsman's Charter Nominations Open August 1st

July 28, 2006

Nominations for the inaugural United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) Youth Sportsman's Charter Award will open August 1, and entries will be accepted through October 31, 2006. This new award was... Read More

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Researchers Develop New Bacteria Identification System

July 28, 2006

Researchers at Purdue University have developed a new low-cost system that analyzes scattered laser light to quickly identify bacteria for applications in medicine, food processing and homeland security at one-tenth the cost of conventional... Read More

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AQHYA Racing Program Invites Youth to Participate at the Track

July 28, 2006

Twelve American Quarter Horse Youth Association members from across the Read More

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Barbaro Remains Stable; Radiographs Look Good

July 28, 2006

Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro continues to be stable after another comfortable night according to Chief of Surgery Dean Richardson, DVM, Dipl. ACVS. His right hind leg cast was changed late Wednesday. "We took new radiographs, and they look good,"... Read More

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AHC Holding Equine Issues Forum to Address NAIS, More

July 28, 2006

The American Horse Council will be holding an Issues Forum in Austin... Read More

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British Horse Society Launches Blog

July 27, 2006

The British Horse Society has launched a blog (an online diary) to promote its work for horses and riders in this increasingly internet age.  ... Read More

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This Year's First Human Case of West Nile Confirmed in Pennsylvania

July 27, 2006

Health Secretary Dr. Calvin B. Johnson today (July 27) reported the first human case of West Nile virus in Pennsylvania this year. The individual, a 43-year-old York County male, was hospitalized and released and has recovered.

"The fact... Read More

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Agriculture Subcommittee Strongly Disapproves of Slaughter Bill

July 27, 2006

The House Agricultural Subcommittee listened to testimonies from a panel of horse industry and veterinary leaders yesterday (July 27) concerning an amendment (H.R. 503) to the Horse Protection Act. After listening to a lengthy discussion, member... Read More

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Road to the Horse Champion to Headline Tulsa Reining Classic

July 27, 2006

Raising three boys, running a ranch with her husband, and training the horses in their care would be more than enough for just about any working mom, but Stacy Westfall of Read More

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Vaulters Prepare for National Championships, WEG

July 27, 2006

Nationally-ranked vaulters and their equine partners from New Jersey to Read More

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New Equestrian Sport Combines Eventing, Show Jumping

July 27, 2006

DerbyCross, an innovative new equestrian sport, combines the speed and accuracy of show jumping with the bravery and endurance of cross country jumping. This year's premiere DerbyCross event will be... Read More

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Barbaro "Doing as Well as Can Be Expected"

July 26, 2006

According to Chief of Surgery Dean Richardson, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro slept well after his left hind foot bandage was changed yesterday.... Read More

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Clinical Signs of Colic in the Horse: Book Excerpt

July 26, 2006

Clinical signs of colic are those changes in behavior or activity that indicate abdominal pain. Although these signs are relatively universal, individual horses may exhibit slightly different cues and different intensities to the same cause... Read More

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eBay Sellers Help Rescue Slaughter-Bound Thoroughbreds

July 26, 2006

(edited press release)

A Breyer Ruffian model created by Faye Cohen is being auctioned on eBay to raise money for Angel Acres Horse Haven Rescue, Inc., in Glenville, Pa., and ultimately advance the adoption of rescued... Read More