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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

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Jockey's Guild Sues Its Former Attorney For Negligence

November 18, 2006

The Jockey's Guild has filed a lawsuit against the organization's former legal counsel claiming he and others were negligent in their responsibilities to protect the financial interests of the Guild and its 1,300 member-jockeys at race tracks... Read More

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S.C. Man Dies After Car Strikes Horse

November 18, 2006

A 32-year-old Union, S.C., man has died after the car he was driving struck a horse in western Union County.

George Holloway was heading home to Union from Greenville on Thursday night when his Ford Focus hit a horse crossing state Highway... Read More

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Irish Officials Confirm 27th EIA Case

November 18, 2006

On Nov. 16, officials with Ireland's Department of Agriculture and Food confirmed the 27th case of Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) since the outbreak began in mid-June.

This latest case was confirmed following analysis of a blood sample take... Read More

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Preparing Your Horse for Winter

November 17, 2006

Here are tips in four different areas of horse management to help your horse not only survive, but thrive during cold weather so you have a healthy and willing partner when warmer temperatures return.

Nutrition

Forage, or hay,... Read More

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Officials Continue Review of Churchill Ambulance Response

November 17, 2006

In the days following the Breeders' Cup World Championships at Churchill Downs, questions remain as to why an equine ambulance was delayed in attending to Fleet Indian after the mare suffered an injury at the top of the stretch in the... Read More