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Minn. Horse Shooting Believed to be Intentional

November 16, 2006

Investigators with the Sherburne County, Minn., sheriff's office are looking into a weekend horse shooting they believe was intentional, reported KARE 11,... Read More

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Hirapour Ready to Return to Steeplechase After IRAP Treatment

November 16, 2006

Hirapour, the 2004 Eclipse Award Winner in Steeplechase, is scheduled to compete this month in the Colonial Cup in Camden, S.C., on November 19, after undergoing IRAP Therapy at the Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center in Leesburg, Va.... Read More

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House Passes Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act

November 16, 2006

The U.S. House of Representatives passed the "Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act" (S. 3880) by voice vote on November 13. The bill clarifies that it is a crime to damage or interfere with a legitimate, legal animal enterprise.

As... Read More

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Book Excerpt: Rainrot

November 15, 2006

Rainrot (rain scald) is a skin problem that often appears during wet weather. ... Read More

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Exhaust Fumes in Horse Trailer Kill 3

November 15, 2006

An Indiana man and two of his children died from accidental carbon monoxide poisoning from a portable gas generator they were using inside a trailer. A woman with the family survived.

The four attended the Royal Oaks Arena for the Winter... Read More

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New Holland Tractors Teaming Up with APHA Foundation

November 15, 2006

Author Robert Louis Stevenson once wrote, "Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant." Such is the inspiration for the newest arrangement between the American Paint Horse Foundation (APHF) and New Holland.

The... Read More

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Pfizer Animal Health Supports New Canaan Mounted Troop, Inc.

November 15, 2006

Pfizer Animal Health is proud to announce its support of New Canaan Mounted Troop, Inc.--a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to building leadership, responsibility and confidence in youth through sound horsemanship. In order to help further... Read More

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Barrel Racing Legend Scamper Cloned

November 15, 2006

Scamper, the legendary barrel racing horse owned by rodeo star Charmayne James, now has a young twin thanks to cloning company ViaGen. ViaGen and James announced today (Nov. 15) that Scamper's clone Clayton was born in Texas on August 8 of this... Read More

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African Horse Sickness Outbreak Suspected within Surveillance Zone

November 15, 2006

 A horse in Knysna, South Africa, is currently undergoing tests for African horse sickness (AHS), reports the South African Broadcasting Company (Read More

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Volunteers Help Horses During California Wildfires

November 15, 2006

While the Esperanza wildfire burned around them, approximately 100 horses were able to wait out the blaze in their own pastures in Riverside County, Calif., with care from Riverside Emergency Animal Rescue Services (REARS). According to Frank... Read More

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Final Turn: Phar Lap Redux

November 15, 2006

News reports from Australia alleging that Phar Lap died not of colic but of deliberate arsenic poisoning have thrust aff... Read More

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World Champion Barrel Horse Gelding Cloned

November 15, 2006

The genes of another champion gelding will be available in just a few years for producing future generations of equine athletes. Scientists have produced a clone from the cells of legendary barrel racing horse Scamper. A colt that has matching... Read More

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Fleet Indian Continues Stall Rest

November 14, 2006

Fleet Indian, who was injured during the stretch run of the Emirates Airline Breeders' Cup Distaff, underwent precautionary radiographs and an ultrasound Nov. 13 at Taylor Made Farm.

"The ultrasound just really showed what we knew already,"... Read More

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Bayer Animal Health Launches New Web Site

November 14, 2006

Equine enthusiasts can increase their "horse sense" with a visit to the new BayerEquineConnection.com site from Bayer Animal Health.

The new BayerEquineConnection.com site provides expert horse health information online--all the time.... Read More

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Personalized Veterinary Client Newsletters Now Available

November 14, 2006

Most veterinarians know the value of publishing a client newsletter--professional newsletters are proven in many businesses to increase repeat visits and loyalty from clients and thereby generate extra income.

But staff at most animal... Read More

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EHV Outbreak Negatively Impacts Meadowlands Meet

November 14, 2006

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The Thoroughbred meet at Meadowlands that ended Nov. 11 was negatively impacted by an outbreak of equine herpes virus which placed nearly 100 horses in quarantine.

Wagering for the 33-date meet... Read More

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International Hoof-Care Summit Brings Vets and Farriers Together

November 14, 2006

Farriers and equine veterinarians from the United States, Europe, and Mexico are expected to attend the fourth annual International Hoof-Care Summit to be held at the Cincinnati Convention Center and the Cincinnati Hilton Hotel, Jan. 30 through... Read More

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US Rider Teams with EKU to Provide Equine Rescue Training

November 14, 2006

Eastern Kentucky University (EKU) will soon be visited by some four-legged friends. USRider and EKU are collaborating to present large-animal emergency rescue training for the third consecutive year. They are bringing in specially-trained... Read More

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Barbaro Able to Bear Weight on Right Hind Leg Following Cast Removal

November 14, 2006

Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro continues to improve following the removal of his right hind leg cast last week, according to his medical team.

"Barbaro's strength on the right hind limb has been gradually improving," said Dean W. Richardson,... Read More

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"Training Thru Trust" Horseman Signs On With aaVaa World Health Care Products

November 13, 2006

avVaa World Health Care Products Inc., a global biotechnology company offering therapeutic, natural skin and health care products, announced today that it has signed a spokesman agreement with Doug Mills of Training Thru Trust, Read More

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East Coast Equine Herpesvirus Outbreak Prompts Calif. Track Regulations

November 13, 2006

An equine herpesvirus outbreak on the East Coast will make it tougher for racehorses from New Jersey and New York to enter the state of California.

Starting today, horses will have to get prior approval from the California Horse Racing Boar... Read More

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British Steeplechasing Star Desert Orchid Dies at Age 27

November 13, 2006

Desert Orchid, the former Cheltenham Gold Cup winner who built up a huge fan following as one of Britain's most popular racehorses, died Monday, Nov. 13, at 27.

Former trainer David Elsworth said the gray gelding --nicknamed "Dessie" -- died... Read More

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Escaped Horse Hit By Car

November 13, 2006

A horse that fled its pasture in Lancaster, Calif., died after being struck by a car on Sunday (Nov. 12), reports KCAL 9, a California television news network.

Both the driver and a passenger in the car were taken to a hospital. The horse was... Read More

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Kennel Owner Arrested After Failing to Cremate Horse

November 13, 2006

State troopers and natural resources police are charging the owner of Bethany Beach Kennels in Ocean View, Del., following the discovery that a dead horse believed to have been cremated never was.

The 32-year-old Arabian mare belonged to... Read More

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Equine Herpesvirus Quarantine at Monmouth Partially Lifted

November 13, 2006

A quarantine of horses at Monmouth Park for cases of equine herpesvirus (EHV) was partially lifted today after tests on two horses showing possible signs of the disease last weekend came back negative.

With those two horses testing negative fo... Read More