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Del Mar's Night of the Horse to Feature Dazzling Equine Acts

April 17, 2006

Spectacular horse and rider performances will fill the Del Mar Arena during "Night of the Horse," which will be presented by Mary's Tack & Feed on Saturday, April 22, at the Del Mar Fairgrounds.

This is the featured event of the... Read More

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Live Chat on Conditioning Horses in the Summer--April 18

April 17, 2006

The developers of HorseQuest.info invite you to participate in a live chat on April 18 with three of the site's equine experts. Here is your chance to discuss or ask questions with these expert... Read More

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HSUS Announces Additional Katrina Recovery and Rebuilding Grants

April 17, 2006

On April 14, the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) announced more than $800,000 in additional grants to organizations working on pet welfare issues in the Gulf Coast. The HSUS is providing $445,000 in recovery and rebuilding grants to... Read More

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"Beautiful Horses of Texas" Painting Exhibit Premiers in Austin--July 7-9

April 17, 2006

Equine artist Karen Brenner's series of paintings, "Beautiful Horses of Texas," will be on display at Sheplers in Austin, Texas, July 7-9. The exhibit will include 29 luminous oil paintings depicting horses from around the Lone Star State.... Read More

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USDA Announces Method for Enforcing the Horse Protection Act

April 17, 2006

The USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) announced on Friday (April 14) the use of gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GC/MS) to enforce the Horse Protection Act (HPA). The method will detect horses that have bee... Read More

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Ohio Health Officials Begin WNV Surveillance Season

April 17, 2006

According to the online edition of the Bucyrus Telegraph Forum (www.bucyrustelegraphforum.com), the Ohio Department of Health began accepting dead bird submissions today... Read More

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Oregon Man Sentenced for Horse Dragging

April 17, 2006

The McMinnville, Ore. News-Register reports online that a Carlton, Ore., man admitted last week to wrapping a chain around the legs of a down horse and dragging it with a tractor. The man has been sentenced to 200 hours of community... Read More

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Development of Laminitis -- Possible Role of Adipose Tissue

April 14, 2006

Laminitis is associated with obesity as well as sepsis and post-operative conditions in horses where levels of inflammation are elevated. The precise mechanisms that lead to laminitis are unknown; however, several studies document the involvement of ... Read More

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Drivers Test New Track at Florida Horse Park

April 14, 2006

A new marathon course with untested hazards, a new ring, incorporation of a "theme-park," and jumpers, polo players, and trail riders zigzagging around? It could be a recipe for a disaster.

But it wasn't a disaster. It was... Read More

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Kentucky's EIA and West Nile Surveillance Program

April 14, 2006

During 2005, a total of 121,813 samples were tested for equine infectious anemia (EIA). For the first time since regulatory testing was initiated in the 1970s, no positive animals were identified (Figure 1). Private testing accounted for 101,650... Read More

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Trailer Noise and Vibration Study

April 14, 2006

Any time you have excessive road noise or vibration in a horse trailer, I think the horse experiences some stress. That can lead to fatigue, both muscular and mental. Reduction of noise or vibrations should benefit horses in transit.... Read More

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Tennessee Bill Would Allow AI Without Veterinarian Supervision

April 14, 2006

A Tennessee bill, which should land on Gov. Phil Bredesen's desk later this month, would consider artificial insemination a farm management practice, meaning that the state would no longer require veterinary supervision in order to artificially... Read More

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Reining Horse Association Releases Medication Position Statement

April 14, 2006

At the NRHA Board of Directors meeting held on April 2 at the International Headquarters of NRHA in Oklahoma City, Okla., the following was adopted:

I. Statement of NRHA Medication Philosophy

NRHA does not endorse the use of... Read More

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Congressman Ron Lewis Receives Rolapp Award

April 13, 2006

On Tuesday, April 4, at the American Horse Council's (AHC) annual Awards Luncheon held during the group's annual National Issues Forum, the AHC presented the Rolapp Award to Congressman Ron Lewis of Kentucky.

The Rolapp Award is named i... Read More

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2006 Van Ness Award to Glen Eaton

April 13, 2006

Glen Eaton, of the Minnesota Horse Expo and Minnesota Horse Council, was awarded the 2006 Van Ness Award at the American Horse Council (AHC) Awards Luncheon on April 4th.

This award is named for Marjorie Van Ness and is given annually to... Read More

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Kentucky Budget Includes $15M for Horse Industry

April 13, 2006

More than $15 million for horse industry-related projects and financial relief is included in the 2006-07 budget approved April 11 by the Kentucky General Assembly. The spending plan now goes to Republican Gov. Ernie Fletcher for... Read More

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UK Program Offers Pasture Evaluation to Central Kentucky Horse Farms

April 13, 2006

Central Kentucky horse farms interested in assistance from the University of Kentucky (UK) in evaluating their pastures now have access to a new program from the College of Agriculture's Department of Plant and Soil Sciences.

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Heat Stress Prevention

April 13, 2006

Editor's Note: Dr. Godman, DVM, MS, graduated from Auburn's vet school 1993 and received his Masters at University of Kentucky's Gluck Equine Research Center. He currently works for the Kentucky Horse Racing Authority.

Nice... Read More

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Royal Lipizzan Stallions Return To New Paltz

April 13, 2006

Founded in the 16th century for the exclusive use of the Hapsburg Royal family of Austria, the Lipizzan is unquestionably the rarest, most aristocratic breed of horses in the world. Assisting General Patton during World War II, the Herrmanns... Read More

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Decreasing Risk--Utilizing Industry-Based Standards of Care

April 12, 2006

Adverse animal health events do not occur randomly. Usually, there are identifiable causal--and possibly preventable--factors that can influence the development of disease. Depending upon whether the risk factors are already known or identified... Read More

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Hospital Tour/Demonstration During Rolex

April 12, 2006

Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital invites guests of the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event to a hospital tour and veterinary demonstration on Thursday, April 27. The demonstration and tour are free of charge courtesy of Boehringer-Ingelheim... Read More

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FOSH 2006 North American Championships

April 12, 2006

Friends of Sound Horses (FOSH) and Mid-Atlantic Sound Horses are excited to announce several firsts for the Seventh North American Pleasure Gaited Horse Championships:
 
* 2006 will be the first time the North American Championships are... Read More

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Racing Surface Drawing Rave Reviews From Horsemen

April 12, 2006

Lone Star Park's main track is in its best condition ever, according to several horsemen who have been stabled in Grand Prairie, Texas for several weeks.

The 10th annual 66-date Spring Thoroughbred Season commences Thursday night at 6:35... Read More

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Ford Raises $200,000 to help Wild Horses

April 12, 2006

More than 26,000 wild horses and burros are currently housed in temporary Bureau of Land Management (BLM) holding sites, and the Ford Motor Company is offering $200,000 to eligible rescue groups to reduce that number.

In May 2005, Ford... Read More

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Protect Against EEE in Florida

April 12, 2006

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Division of Animal Industry sent an e-mail to Florida practitioners last week reminding them to make sure horse owners safeguard against Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE), and reminded... Read More