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Horse Personality Researcher Seeks Subjects

November 15, 2005

An English researcher wants to provide a reliable and accurate way of identifying the personality of individual horses. Adele Lloyd, MSc, a Moulton College research associate based in Northampton (Central England), wants to study whether a horse... Read More

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Kentucky Horse Racing Authority Gives Final Approval to Drug Regulations

November 15, 2005

The Kentucky Horse Racing Authority (KHRA) on Nov. 14 gave unanimous approval to revised medication rules that had been the subject of controversy when implemented under an emergency order signed in August by Gov. Ernie Fletcher.

The... Read More

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USDA Announces Grant Program for National Animal Identification Trials and Projects

November 14, 2005

The USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service announced on Nov. 9 it will award $3 million in cooperative agreements to states and tribes for conducting research to develop or test potential solutions for animal identification and... Read More

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MSU Large Animal Critical Care Center Opens

November 11, 2005

A new critical care center for horses and other large animals at Michigan State University will help keep animals and people safe from infectious diseases, treat sick animals in state-of-the-art facilities, and help maintain the state of... Read More

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Penn's Vet School Receives $10-Million Gift

November 11, 2005

University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann, PhD, and Alan Kelly, PhD, dean of the university's School of Veterinary Medicine, have announced a $10-million gift from Vernon and Shirley Hill to the School of Veterinary... Read More

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MSU Researchers Set to Count Michigan Horse Population

November 11, 2005

How many horses are there in Michigan? The answer to this question is just a survey away, thanks to researchers at Michigan State University (MSU) and funding from the Animal Industry Initiative, Michigan's animal agriculture research, teaching... Read More

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Publisher Tries to Keep Equine Magazine Going After Hurricanes

November 11, 2005

For more than eight weeks, Bonnie Clark, president of the Louisiana Equine Council (LEC) and publisher of Horseman's Guide of the South Central Region, set her life aside, unpaid, to head up an operation at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center i... Read More

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Sixteen Horses Die in Colorado Storm

November 11, 2005

After a powerful thunderstorm struck Calhan, Colo., in mid-October, a neighbor of rancher William DeWitt found 16 of DeWitt's horses dead in their pasture while checking his own adjacent pasture. Police and a veterinarian have determined that... Read More

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Ellis Park Racetrack Clean-Up Focuses on Clubhouse

November 10, 2005

Clean-up efforts were underway at Ellis Park yesterday (Nov. 9) to reopen the storm-battered track for simulcasting operations tentatively on Nov. 16.

Structural engineers from Louisville construction firm Luckett & Farley certified... Read More

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Vesicular Stomatitis Wanes

November 10, 2005

Only 57 premises remain under quarantine for vesicular stomatitis (VS) in the United States today (Nov. 10), signaling that the disease continues to decline. Nearly 440 ranches and farms have reported outbreaks of the disease since April.... Read More

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Picking Up the Pieces at Ellis

November 10, 2005

No call at 2 a.m. is good. Rodney Leibring, DVM, received one of those calls on Nov. 6. Leibring, a Thoroughbred racetrack practitioner, was asked by the male caller if he was at Ellis Park yet. Leibring, confused because he wasn't expected ther... Read More

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Reflecting on Katrina: A New Orleans Vet's Perspective

November 09, 2005

"It's just so amazing to me that in one day, it can all be lost and suddenly you live in a dangerous place," said Allison Barca, DVM, who has served many of the equines in and around New Orleans for years. Barca's home is just north of New... Read More

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Afleet Alex Out for Year; Gets Vote as Top "Sportsman"

November 09, 2005

Cash is King Stable's Afleet Alex, tabbed by the senior writer at Sports Illustrated to be the magazine's "Sportsman of the Year" for 2005, won't race again until next year, trainer Tim Ritchey announced Nov. 5.

Afleet Alex,... Read More

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Ellis Park Tornado Damage Assessed; Trainers Ponder Options

November 08, 2005

Insurance adjusters were at Ellis Park Nov. 7 assessing the damage wrought by a tornado that struck the western Kentucky racetrack early in the morning the previous day.

Three horses were killed and several others were injured, according... Read More

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USRider Promotes Fuel Economy for Horse Owners

November 07, 2005

Drive more efficiently. Keep your vehicle properly tuned. Plan and combine trips. Choose a more efficient vehicle.

You've probably heard these fuel conservation tips frequently repeated in the media recently. Why are these ideas being... Read More

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Tornado Kills Three Horses in Northwestern Kentucky

November 07, 2005

According to an Associated Press article on bloodhorse.com, a tornado that tore through Ellis Park racetrack in Henderson, Ky., early yesterday morning (Nov. 6) killed... Read More

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Horse Killed, People Injured in California Collision

November 07, 2005

A loose horse that wandered onto a roadway near Woodland, Calif., last week was killed by one vehicle and its body was hit by a second automobile, according to the Woodland Daily Democrat (Read More

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English Fireworks Season Deadly For Horses

November 04, 2005

Two horses ended up dead during an annual fireworks season in England. One died as a result of a barn fire; the other died when frightened by fireworks and becoming entangled in a chain.

Eight horses were rescued from a burning barn in... Read More

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Coping in the Wake of Fair Hill Barn Fire

November 03, 2005

The sight is devastating. Charred posts and jagged pieces of tin are jutting into the air from the blackened remains of what was a 40-stall horse barn on the peaceful rolling hills of the Fair Hill Training Center.

Just to the left of on... Read More

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Ryerss Fifth Annual Benefit Auction Raises More Than $15,000

November 03, 2005

More than 100 people gathered on Oct. 16 at the Holiday Inn in West Chester, Pa., for Ryerss Farm for Aged Equines' Fifth Annual Benefit Auction. The farm's largest fundraiser, which is put on by the Ryerss Farm Auxiliary, was an even greater... Read More

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Breeders Speak Out in Favor of Kentucky Medication Changes

November 02, 2005

More than 100 Kentucky-based breeders have come out in support of new equine medication and related penalties proposed by the Kentucky Horse Racing Authority.

Arthur Hancock III of Stone Farm near Paris, Ky., sent breeders copies of a... Read More

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Companion to 'Equity Act' Introduced in U.S. House

November 02, 2005

Companion legislation to the Equine Equity Act, which grants financial concessions to the horse industry, has been introduced in the United States House of Representatives.

U.S. Rep. Ron Lewis of Kentucky introduced the bill Oct. 27. Sen... Read More

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No Rotation Deworming (Excerpt)

November 02, 2005

Programs that use no rotation involve the continued use of one effective drug until it no longer reduces small strongyle numbers as indicated by fecal egg counts. The intervals of administration depend on the dewormer used, but this program is limite... Read More

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Working Horse Dentistry

November 01, 2005

Equine dentistry started centuries ago with filing horses’ teeth, but it was not until the past decade that motorized dental instrumentation coupled with research allowed vast improvements. These advances have helped all horses, but performance... Read More

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AAEP For Education

November 01, 2005

This year's annual meeting of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) in Seattle, Wash., offers a myriad of educational opportunities for veterinarians and horse owners, and has a trade show that features new products and service... Read More