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EU Lifts Suspension of South African Horse Exports

October 31, 2006

The European Union has lifted a ban designed to stop the spread of African horse sickness, allowing horses from South Africa to again be exported to Europe, reports Read More

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Insight Communications to Include HRTV

October 31, 2006

HorseRacing TV (HRTV), a subsidiary of Magna Entertainment Corp. (MEC) today announced that it has entered into an agreement with Insight Communications for carriage of HRTV on Insight systems beginning in time for the Breeders' Cup World... Read More

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Err on Side of Caution with Prescription Antibiotics

October 31, 2006

Equine veterinarians should prescribe antibiotics conservatively, and horse owners should support this approach, said researchers who studied resistance to antibiotics in 216 horses. Their study showed that a common strain of Escherichia... Read More

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Ohio Horse Industry Growing at a Gallop

October 30, 2006

A surge in Ohio's horse industry reflects a renewed interest in recreational riding, board, and breeding, trainers and other professionals say.

The number of horses in Warren County, northeast of Cincinnati, jumped from 2,565 in 1997 to... Read More

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Study Formulates Method for Reducing Fearfulness

October 30, 2006

Desensitization, the gradual introduction of a new stimulus, might be the most effective way to reduce fearfulness and reactivity in horses, according to a recent study by Danish and Swedish researchers.

The scientists examined three method... Read More

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Therapeutic Riding Center to be Featured in Saddle Club Video Journal

October 30, 2006

The Saddle Club will feature the Flying Changes Center for Therapeutic Riding of Topsham, Maine, in two special Saddle Club Video Journals to be broadcast on public television stations across America in November 2006.

The... Read More

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Reward Offered in Fla. Horse Cruelty Case

October 30, 2006

The Humane Society of the United States is offering a reward of up to $2,500 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the severe neglect and abandonment of two horses in Lecanto, Fla., last... Read More

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Irish Officials Confirm 26th EIA Case

October 30, 2006

The Department of Agriculture and Food has confirmed the 26th case of equine infectious anemia in Ireland in horse from a farm in County Meath. The premises in question has been placed under restriction.

The case was confirmed by the... Read More

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Woman Hits Horse, Dies in Fiery Crash

October 30, 2006

A woman from The Dalles, Ore., has been killed in a fiery car crash about one mile west of the city.

According to the Wasco County Sheriff's office, at about 5:30 p.m. yesterday, 66-year-old Hazel Zitzelberger was on Highway 30 near The... Read More

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Quarter Horse Jockey Suspended in Buzzer Case

October 29, 2006

A quarter horse jockey received a one-year suspension Saturday for allegedly using an electronic buzzer to shock a horse he rode at Fairplex Park in September.

Carlos Bautista was accused of using the device on... Read More

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Keeneland Reports Record Attendance, Wagering

October 29, 2006

Keeneland reported record attendance and wagering at the 17-day fall race meeting that ended Oct. 28, its first with a new Polytrack surface.

The synthetic track attracted a large contingent of Breeders' Cup-boun... Read More

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BLM Offering Weanling Horses and Mules for Public Adoption

October 29, 2006

Horse enthusiasts who want to begin training a young animal for pleasure riding, work or competition have the opportunity to adopt a weanling wild horse or mule, when the Bureau of Land Management holds a special adoption event Saturday, Nov. 18... Read More

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American Riding Instructor's Association Announces Scholarship Grants

October 29, 2006

The American Riding Instructors Association (ARIA) will award up to one hundred scholarship grants, for $200 each, to riding instructors wishing to attend either The National Riding Instructors Convention or any ARIA Instructor Certification Tes... Read More

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SmartPak's SmartPink Program Raises Over $25,000 for Breast Cancer Research

October 29, 2006

Kensington Protective Products recently presented SmartPak with a donation in the amount of $5,000 to support the National Breast Cancer Foundation under the auspices of the SmartPink Program. This latest donation brings the total contribution t... Read More

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Oral HA Reduces Post-Surgical Hock OCD Swelling

October 28, 2006

Both intra-articular (in the joint) and intravenous (in the vein) injections of hyaluronan (HA) have been proven effective in treating joint diseases, such as osteochondritis dissecans (OCD) lesions, over the years. However, a relative newcomer... Read More

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Keeneland's Polytrack Popular With Breeders' Cup Hopefuls on Saturday

October 28, 2006

Racing may have been winding down on Saturday, Oct. 28, the final day of Keeneland's fall meet in Lexington, Ky., but top stakes contenders were taking advantage of the opportunity to get in one last work over Polytrack before the Breeders' Cup... Read More

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Saturday Card at Aqueduct Cancelled Due to Inclement Weather

October 28, 2006

The Saturday, Oct. 28, live racing card at Aqueduct in Queens, N.Y., was cancelled because of heavy rain and strong winds.

Three stakes races scheduled--the grade II, $150,000 First Flight Handicap for fillies and mares at seven furlongs... Read More

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Vartanian Accused of Methamphetamine Violation

October 28, 2006

The California Horse Racing Board (CHRB) has filed an accusation against Thoroughbred racehorse trainer Gregory Vartanian for several rule violations after a horse in his care tested positive for the Class 1 prohibited substance methamphetamine... Read More

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Fireworks Startle Police Horse; Officer Sustains Injuries in Fall

October 28, 2006

According to an article on St. Louis' STLtoday.com, fireworks set off at Busch Stadium last night (Oct. 27) startled a police horse, causing it to buck off its rider. The celebratory fireworks were launched as the Cardinals game... Read More

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Government Tells Tennessee Walking Horse Industry to Stop Abuse

October 28, 2006

Chattanooga horse owner Lucille Davis had heard the ugly rumors about what some trainers did to force the high-stepping gait on a Tennessee Walking Horse.

"I have to admit I didn't believe horses were being abused," Davis said. "Now as I... Read More

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New Jersey Imposes Quarantine on More Than 1,000 Monmouth Park Horses

October 27, 2006

The New Jersey Department of Agriculture issued a quarantine Oct. 26 on more than 1,000 horses at Monmouth Park in the wake of positive test results on at least one horse for the neuropathogenic strain of the equine herpes virus.

At least... Read More

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Horse Dies in Movie Mishap Near Santa Fe

October 27, 2006

A horse was killed and its rider was seriously injured in an accident on a movie set west of Santa Fe, N.M.

A spokesman for the American Humane Association says producers were shooting a scene Monday in which riders came toward a... Read More

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BHS Ride UK Web Site Offers Prize for Survey Response

October 27, 2006

The British Horse Society (BHS) is eager to find out what people think of the Ride UK website, and how it can improve its service to riders. The site, which provides details of riding throughout the UK, horse-friendly accommodation, and... Read More

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Jersey Meet to Continue; Other Tracks Ban Shippers

October 27, 2006

Despite having to limit fields to horses stabled only at Monmouth Park due to four confirmed cases of the equine herpesvirus and a subsequent decline in total handle, New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority officials are planning to finish th... Read More

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California Wildfires Force Horse Evacuation

October 27, 2006

Six horses were evacuated Thursday (Oct. 26) to avoid the flames of a wildfire that engulfed thousands of acres in several Riverside County, Calif., communities. The evacuated horses were pleasure horses stabled on residential properties in... Read More