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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

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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

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Dates Set for 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games

July 26, 2006

Save the dates! The Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games at the Read More

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Pfizer Introduces Simple Rotational Deworming Calendar

July 26, 2006

Equine veterinarians agree that rotating between chemical classes is the key to creating an effective deworming program. Now, Pfizer Animal Health makes rotation simple for horse owners by offering year-round parasite protection in a program tha... Read More

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Federal Hearing on Horse Slaughter Draws Large Crowd

July 26, 2006

A legislative hearing Tuesday by the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade, and Consumer Protection concerning the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act drew a large crowd, causing the hearing to be moved after opening... Read More

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Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit Scheduled for October

July 25, 2006

Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation will sponsor a two-day workshop for presentations, panel discussions and strategic planning concerning the welfare and safety of the Thoroughbred racehorse on... Read More

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Equine Movie Stars Flicka and Dreamer to Appear at BreyerFest

July 25, 2006

This weekend the public is invited to the 17th annual BreyerFest, July 28-30 at the Read More

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Radiation-Killed Bacteria Vaccine Shows Promise in Early Trial

July 25, 2006

Vaccines made with bacteria killed by gamma irradiation, rather than by standard methods of heat or chemical inactivation, may be more effective, say researchers supported by the National Institute of... Read More

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Progress on a Diagnostic Test for DSLD/ESPA

July 25, 2006

Scientists at the University of Georgia's College of Veterinary Medicine are studying a new diagnostic test that will detect a common disease of the musculoskeletal system of the horse before he exhibits lameness or other performance problems.... Read More

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Computer-Assisted Saddle Fit Analysis Now Available

July 25, 2006

The Saddletech System for horse owners concerned about the comfort of their horses and the fit of their saddles is now available from Onsite Tack Services. Read More

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Texas Department of Agriculture Investigating Toxicity Deaths

July 25, 2006

The Texas Department of Agriculture is investigating the manner of pesticide application that led to the deaths of 27 horses at a boarding facility in Read More

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Aachen Countdown Begins; USEF Announces Majority of Teams

July 24, 2006

With just over four weeks to go until the kickoff of the 2006 FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG) in Aachen, Germany, the U.S. teams in all seven disciplines are nearly finalized and looking stronger than... Read More

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Orphans and Twins in Horses

July 24, 2006

People new to the breeding and raising of horses probably have never experienced the challenge of raising an orphan foal or feeding a foal whose mother is producing little or no milk. The solutions to both problems can be time consuming and... Read More

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Through Cast Changes, Barbaro Remains Stable

July 24, 2006

Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro had an uneventful weekend, and continues to be comfortable according to his doctors at the George D. Widener Hospital. "He's maintaining an excellent attitude," said Chief of Surgery Dean Richardson, DVM, Dipl. ACVS. ... Read More

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Anthrax Reported in Texas

July 24, 2006

It's the same song, yet another verse for naturally-occurring anthrax cases in livestock and wildlife in Val Verde and Read More

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Meeting Held at Del Mar Over Breakdowns

July 24, 2006

Del Mar track management held an informal meeting the morning of July 22 to address the spike in injuries and fatal breakdowns during the first days of the California seaside oval's summer season.

The meeting included several trainers... Read More

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British Horse Society Seeks Riders for Trekking Challenges

July 21, 2006

The BHS's pioneering Horse Trek in Inner Mongolia proved a huge success raising £9,000... Read More

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Fundraiser Planned to Benefit ReRun and Mid-Atlantic Horse Rescue

July 21, 2006

An August 18, 2006 fundraising event is planned to benefit two nonprofit adoption and rescue organizations, ReRun, Inc. and the Mid-Atlantic Horse Rescue (MAHR). The gala will be held at the Ocean... Read More

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SmartPak Opening First Retail Store

July 21, 2006

SmartPak proudly announces the grand opening of its first ever retail store which will be opening its doors on August 1st. The store, located in Natick, Mass., will be the site for special events during its first weekend including free... Read More

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Center for Equine Business Studies to Launch Industry Newsletter

July 21, 2006

The business of the horse industry will have a new source of information when The Center for Equine Business Studies (CEBS) at Read More

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House Subcommittee to Hear Horse Slaughter Amendment

July 21, 2006

The House Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade, and Consumer Protection will hold a hearing for the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act (H.R. 503) at 2 p.m. on July 25, according to the subcommittee's web site.

H.R. 503 is an... Read More

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Texas A&M: Horse Mortality Incident Traced to Pesticide

July 21, 2006

Testing at the Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and the Texas Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory has yielded evidence that the toxic principal responsible for the recent deaths of more... Read More

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Exact Cause of Toxicity Deaths Still Unknown

July 21, 2006

Researchers at Texas A&M University (TAMU) in College Station, Texas, say they strongly suspect that the pesticide used on feed at nearby Carousel Acres was directly involved in the death of 27 horses. However, the reason for the extreme... Read More

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University of Kentucky Researchers Play Role in Horse Genome Sequencing Project

July 21, 2006

The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) announced Wednesday (July 21) that it has added the horse genome to it latest sequencing targets, a project expected to provide powerful new scientific strategies and methods for research on... Read More