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AAEP Veterinary Wet Labs Registration Now Open

July 18, 2006

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Trainer Elmer Carter Passes Away at Age 80

July 18, 2006

Elmer Carter, a World War II veteran who trained Thoroughbreds and American Quarter Horses in Read More

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Poop Problems? Expo Focuses on Manure Management

July 18, 2006

"Keep It In the Root Zone" is the theme for the 2006 Great Lakes Manure Handling Expo, to be held in Read More

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Secretary Johanns To Speak at ID/INFO EXPO 2006

July 18, 2006

USDA Secretary Mike Johanns has accepted an invitation to be the keynote speaker Wednesday, Aug. 23, at the annual ID/INFO EXPO 2006 in Read More

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Independent Inspection Shows Arlington Surface Safe

July 18, 2006

A two-day examination of the dirt surface at Arlington Park revealed nothing that would lead officials to believe the track is unsafe.

Because of the 17 breakdowns thus far at the meet, the Illinois Racing Board authorized the hiring of... Read More

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Both Casts Changed, Barbaro Adapting Well to Sling

July 18, 2006

Kentucky Derby winner remains in stable condition with good vital signs after a restful night.... Read More

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Anheuser-Busch Clydesdale Ad Earns Emmy Nomination

July 18, 2006

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New Director for USEF Equine Drug Testing and Research Laboratory

July 18, 2006

Thomas F. Lomangino of Laurel, Maryland has been named a... Read More

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Jazil to Miss Travers with Bruised Cannon Bone

July 18, 2006

Belmont Stakes winner Jazil has been sent to owner Sheikh Hamdan's Shadwell Farm near Lexington for 30 days to recuperate from a bruised cannon bone on his right hind leg, trainer Kiaran McLaughlin said Tuesday.

McLaughlin said the son o... Read More

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Maryland Considers Animal Quarantine Facility

July 17, 2006

The Maryland Department of Agriculture received a $42,500 USDA grant on Friday (July 14) to conduct a feasibility study for an animal quarantine facility in proximity to Baltimore-Washington Thurgood... Read More

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USEF Names New Director of Hunter and Collegiate Activities

July 17, 2006

Marion Maybank has been promoted to the position of Director of Hunter and Collegiate Activities for the United States Equestrian Federation. She assumes the position vacated by Andrea Ice, who had bee... Read More

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Skull Fractures in Horses

July 17, 2006

Horses suffering a skull fracture often had a history of being handled with the horse rearing and flipping over, striking the head on the ground, or hitting its head on an overhead structure such as a trailer or stall ceiling. ... Read More

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Prado Encouraged by Visit to Barbaro

July 17, 2006

Jockey Edgar Prado drove to the University of Pennsylvania's New Bolton Center in Kennett Square, Pa. Friday morning to visit ailing Classic winner Barbaro at the George D. Widener Hospital for Large Animals.

At a press briefing on... Read More

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California Using 'Milkshake' Blood Tests to Track Trends

July 17, 2006

California will soon release the results of a study that will reflect trends in connection with blood samples taken from about 6,000 racehorses for the purpose of "milkshake" --or TCO2 testing-- last year.

California takes blood from all... Read More

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Sunday is Another 'Comfortable' Day for Barbaro

July 17, 2006

Classic winner Barbaro spent another "comfortable" day in the intensive care unit at the George D. Widener Hospital for Large Animals, and his veterinarian reports the colt's attitude "remains positive."

There was no indication condition... Read More

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Barbaro's Vital Signs Monday; No Change in Condition

July 17, 2006

Barbaro's vital signs, appetite and heart rate remained normal Monday, though there was no indication the classic winner's condition has improved since a grim prognosis by his veterinarian last week.

The colt, who had 80% of his left rea... Read More

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Barbaro Stable, Comfortable With Foot Cast

July 17, 2006

Barbaro is tolerating his right hind leg cast well; this cast supports the repair of the injury suffered at the Preakness on May 20. To treat a severe case of laminitis in the colt's left rear hoof, last week Richardson and his surgical team ... Read More

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Firefighters Rescue Trapped Filly

July 17, 2006

A trapped filly was freed from under a truck yesterday (July 16), according to BBC News. The filly slipped on a metal grille in the street and slid under the... Read More

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Barbaro Stable on Sunday

July 16, 2006

On July 16 (Sunday afternoon) it was reported that Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro remained in stable condition after another restful night, according to Chief of Surgery Dean Richardson, DVM, of the University of Pennsylvania's New Bolton... Read More

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Barbaro Remains Stable

July 15, 2006

Chief of Surgery Dean Richardson, DVM, reports today (July 15) that Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro had a very good night and remains in stable condition at the University of Pennsylvania's George D. Widener Hospital.

“His heart rate and... Read More

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Barbaro's Condition "Stable" Friday

July 14, 2006

Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro spent a restful night and his condition is stable, according to Dean Richardson, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, Chief of Surgery. At a news conference yesterday, Richardson announced that the three-year-old colt has laminitis. ... Read More

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Fans Root for Barbaro's Recovery

July 14, 2006

The roses on the lobby table were addressed to "Mr. Barbaro Jackson" and the card said best wishes to a champion horse.

One girl and her family drove more than an hour to deliver a homemade get-well note and to let Barbaro know they were... Read More

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Pat Parelli Inducted Into Western States Horse Expo Hall of Fame

July 14, 2006

 "It's always a tough decision to make each year," states Miki Cohen, President of the Western States Horse Expo. "There are always so many good nominations for our Hall of Fame. And certainly the three previous inductees, Frank Vessels, Ra... Read More

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Strangles Vaccines and Immunity to Streptococcus equi

July 14, 2006

This is an excerpt from Equine Disease Quarterly, funded by underwriters at Lloyd's, London, brokers, and their Kentucky agents.

Equine strangles is caused by Streptococcus equi, a biovar, or clonal descendent... Read More

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Arabian Found Abandoned Behind Orange County Home

July 14, 2006

WFTV.com of Orlando, Fla. yesterday (July 13) reported the discovery of a 30-year-old Arabian abandoned behind a home in east Orange County. The previous owner of the... Read More