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Five Premises Under VS Quarantine in Wyoming

September 08, 2006

The USDA has reported the detection of vesicular stomatitis (VS) in nine horses on five premises in eastern Wyoming. Vesicular stomatitis, which normally moves up from the Southwest along waterways, has not appeared elsewhere in the country this... Read More

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Therapeutic Drug Research, Necropsies Recommended by Racing Group

September 07, 2006

A subcommittee of the Kentucky Equine Drug Research Council has recommended going forward with two studies--one that could lead to establishment of withdrawal times or threshold levels for therapeutic medications and one analyzing the medication... Read More

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Six-Time NFR Bucking Horse I'ma Tiger Dead

September 07, 2006

The bareback riding world lost one of its top horses on Monday, Sept. 4, when Harry Vold's famous I'ma Tiger died from colic at the ranch in Avondale, Colo., outside of Pueblo.

I'ma Tiger last bucked on Aug. 26 at the Colorado State Fair... Read More

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USEF Announces Formation of First-Ever Youth Council

September 07, 2006

The United States Equestrian Federation has announced the formation of the USEF Youth Council, designed to encourage and support existing affiliate youth programs. The goal will be to create the most varied board possible with members from each... Read More

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Horse Owners Encouraged to Have Evacuation Plan

September 07, 2006

The Louisiana State Animal Response Team (LSART) is actively encouraging horse owners to have a disaster plan for the animals in their care. Lessons learned from prior hurricane experience have led the group to the development of comprehensive... Read More

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Horse Slaughter Bill Passed by House

September 07, 2006

A bill to end horse slaughter for human consumption passed the U.S. House of Representatives Sept. 7 with a final vote of 263-146. Two amendments to alter the bill both failed to pass.

If the bill... Read More

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Ireland Department of Agriculture Urges Vigilance in Minimizing EIA Risk

September 07, 2006

This is a Note to Industry/Private Veterinary Practices from the Ireland Department of Agriculture and Food, August 31, 2006:

The Department has now received confirmation of seventeen cases of Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA), th... Read More

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EIA Outbreak Spreads to Northern Ireland

September 07, 2006

A foal in Londonderry County, Northern Ireland, was euthanatized after testing positive for equine infectious anemia (EIA), reported The Belfast Telegraph on Sept. 6.

The 12 other horses on the farm, including the foal's dam, are... Read More

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Temperament and Being Alert (Book Excerpt)

September 06, 2006

Look for a horse that's alert to its surroundings and pays special attention to unusual objects. This is where the subtlety comes in. You want the horse to be observant, but you don't want it to become agitated and frightened when it sees something... Read More

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Horse Slaughter Bill Nears Vote

September 06, 2006

The U.S. House of Representatives is scheduled to vote Sept. 7 on a bill that would end horse slaughter for human consumption. With the vote drawing near, those on both sides of the issue have been trying to garner last-minute support.

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Women's Barrel Racing to Come Under PRCA Umbrella

September 06, 2006

The Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association, the oldest and largest rodeo sanctioning body in the world, will add another chapter in its illustrious history this November when women barrel racers become full card-carrying members of the PRCA... Read More

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USDF Now Taking Orders for Training DVD Featuring New Tests

September 06, 2006

The United States Dressage Federation (USDF) is taking pre-production orders through its bookstore and web site for the 2007 version of the popular "On The Levels" DVD. The DVD retails for $39.95 and will be available in December.

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Client Counselor Encourages Celebration of Pet Memorial Day

September 06, 2006

Sunday, September 10, is National Pet Memorial Day, and experts at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, Urbana, Ill., hope animal owners and others will take time to recognize that pets, living or past, are worth... Read More

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U.S. Administration Announces It Opposes Slaughter Bill

September 06, 2006

The USDA's Office of the Secretary sent the following letter to the House of Representatives' Committee on Agriculture today listing the reasons why it opposes H.R. 503.

United States Department of Agriculture
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USDF Announces Changes to the NAYRC and NAJRC Qualifying Criteria

September 05, 2006

United States Dressage Federation is pleased to announce changes to the 2007 North American Young Riders Championship (NAYRC) Criteria and the 2007 North American Junior Riders Championship (NAJRC) Criteria. These changes will simplify and... Read More

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Barbaro Continues to Do Well

September 05, 2006

Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro continues to please veterinarians with his progress after his most recent right hind leg cast change last week. "Barbaro is wearing the new cast satisfactorily," said Dean W. Richardson, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, Chief of... Read More

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Vet Students Wooed by Horse Industry

September 05, 2006

More than 450 juniors from veterinary schools across the country were given all-expenses-paid trips to Lexington, Ky., over Labor Day Weekend for the 2006 Opportunities in Equine Practice Seminar (OEPS). This seminar was the brainchild of Rood... Read More

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New Equine Variety Show Debuting on RFD-TV

September 05, 2006

Set to begin on January 1, Wide World of Horses will air on RFD-TV on Monday nights at 9:30 pm CST, as well as two other times each week. The new show was created by True South, LLC.

According to True South spokesman, Janet Engel, the Wide... Read More

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Intervet Introduces PreveNile WNV Vaccine

September 05, 2006

Intervet Inc. has announced the availability of PreveNile. The new modified-live vaccine (MLV) for horses is the first one-dose West Nile virus (WNV) vaccine available for primary immunization.

"PreveNile offers the most advanced WNV... Read More

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Top USPC Mounted Games Pairs to Compete in Founder's Cup

September 05, 2006

Four of the top-finishing advanced pairs mounted games teams from the 2006 United States Pony Club (USPC) Eastern Championships will compete in... Read More

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United Kingdom Seeks Changes to European Equine Identification Proposal

September 05, 2006

Following consultation with the horse industry about a proposed European Union Regulation on the identification of equidae (horses, donkeys, etc.), the Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs (Defra) is giving its comments to the... Read More

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Meet the Specialist: Veterinary Ophthalmologist

September 04, 2006

Although you've probably never seen a horse or dog wearing glasses, animals do have their own ophthalmologists. Not to be confused with optometrists, who test and fit people for glasses and contacts, ophthalmologists are doctors with medical or... Read More

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Shetland Pony National Congress Beats the Heat in New Location

September 04, 2006

It was hot in St. Louis on August 2-5 for the American Shetland Pony Club (ASPC) National Shetland Pony Congress...but the ponies who came to compete were even hotter. Some 480 ponies trekked to the new show site, the National Equestrian Center... Read More

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Team USA Reiners Take Silver and Bronze in Run-Off at 2006 WEG; Show Jumper Beezie Madden Finishes with a Silver Medal

September 04, 2006

It ended like it began, with wind and rain. But, it was a wet, windy and wonderful finale to an amazing two weeks of equestrian sport at the 2006 Aachen World Equestrian Games in Aachen, Germany. By all accounts, it has turned out to be the... Read More

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WEG Photo Gallery: Closing Ceremony

September 04, 2006

The Horse Gallery is a collection of images by photographer Doug Prather at the FEI World Equestrian Games 2006, in Aachen, Germany.

For more information on the World Equestrian Games, see Read More