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Meet the Veterinary Specialist: The Radiologist

August 30, 2006

Veterinary radiology, like its human medicine counterpart, is central to diagnosing and solving many medical problems. Dr. Stephen Kneller, veterinary radiologist at the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Urbana, was board... Read More

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Two Others With Horse Industry Ties Identified as Crash Victims

August 30, 2006

As the investigation continued into the crash of Comair Flight 5191 in Lexington, Ky., two more individuals connected with the Thoroughbred industry have been identified as victims of the crash.

The plane, which went down in a field about a... Read More

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Sixth Kentucky WNV Case Confirmed

August 30, 2006

The Kentucky State Veterinarian's office today (Aug. 30) confirmed the sixth case of West Nile virus in the state this year. A 6-year-old Belgian gelding in Christian County was euthanatized due to complications of the disease, noted Rusty Ford,... Read More

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Ernesto Weakens, Horse Movement Regulations Temporarily Lifted

August 30, 2006

The National Weather Service has reported that tropical storm Ernesto is weakening over the Florida peninsula today (Aug. 30).

While sustained winds associated with the storm have decreased to 40mph, the National Weather Service warns o... Read More

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Wading Through Katrina's Aftermath

August 30, 2006

Charbonnet Mid-City Carriages' trucks were gassed and ready to evacuate horses and mules yesterday (Aug. 29) from New Orleans, La., as Hurricane Ernesto began its move toward the United States. Fortunately, the storm didn't track toward the... Read More

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Soring Controversy Delays Walking Horse Show

August 30, 2006

News Channel 5 in Nashville, Tenn., reported on Saturday (Aug. 26) the postponement of the 68th annual Tennessee Walking Horse Celebration due to a soring controversy. The trainers' association suspended the celebration after federal inspectors... Read More

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Remembering the Victims, Heroes of Hurricane Katrina

August 29, 2006

One year after Hurricane Katrina pounded the Louisiana and Mississippi coasts, we pause to reflect on what horses and horse owners endured on August 29, 2005, and in the following days, weeks, and months. Katrina scattered buildings and life in... Read More

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Young Equestrian and Coach Among Plane Crash Victims

August 29, 2006

Two Kansas families are mourning a teenager and her horse riding coach who were among the 49 people killed in the crash of a Comair plane Sunday in Kentucky.

Paige Winters, 16, and her riding teacher, Thomas Fahey, 26, were in... Read More

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WEG Photo Gallery: Cross Country Spill

August 29, 2006

Austrian rider Harald Riedl, and Davigna, an 8-year-old bay mare, fall during the cross country phase of eventing competition at the FEI World Equestrian Games. Both horse and rider are reported uninjured. ... Read More

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Sixth Annual Stallion Service Auction to Benefit Equine Health Studies Program

August 29, 2006

The Louisiana State University (LSU) School of Veterinary Medicine announces its sixth annual Stallion Service Auction, which will be held Sept. 15–Dec. 15. The event is a multiple-breed,... Read More

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Lost in the Fog: How Common is Equine Cancer?

August 29, 2006

The grim diagnosis of 2005 champion sprinter Lost in the Fog's inoperable tumors has raised questions about the occurrence of cancer in equines.

"It's not a common problem in horses in general," said Elizabeth Davis, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, an... Read More

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"Thank God We Got Out!"

August 29, 2006

One Recovery Story From New Orleans

Foresight, planning, and quick action allowed 72 horses to be rushed from Equest Farm in New Orleans, La., to safety before Hurricane Katrina hit on this day last year. Among the stories of... Read More

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HorseTV Launches New Broadband Channel

August 29, 2006

The HorseTV Channel is set to introduce its new broadband channel, HorseTV Access, with a free six-day special presentation featuring the network’s 2006 FEI World Equestrian Games coverage beginning September 4. The WEG presentation is a “Free... Read More

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Smartpak Store to Host "Get Smart" Series on Equine Health

August 29, 2006

SmartPak will be offering monthly in-depth discussions on a range of equine health topics at their new store in Natick, Mass.

Starting on September 13th, SmartPak’s medical director, Lydia Gray, DVM, will offer the latest research and... Read More

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Beezie Madden Leads Pack in Day One of WEG Show Jumping

August 29, 2006

The first qualifier and speed class for the individual and team FEI World Championships in show jumping has ended, and the 16 efforts put in front of the 116 show jumpers going round were a bit more than a few could handle. And for Team U.S.A.,... Read More

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Cherry Hill, Temple Grandin to Speak at CHA Conference

August 29, 2006

The 39th Annual Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA) International Conference to be held in Fort Collins, Colorado at the Fort Collins Marriott Hotel and the Colorado State University (CSU) Equine Center will be September 21 - 24, 2006. This... Read More

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Kentucky Thoroughbred Industry Reeling After Plane Crash

August 28, 2006

The Central Kentucky horse industry was reeling Sunday after several prominent members of the equine community and others were among the 49 people killed in the crash of a commuter jet shortly after takeoff from Blue Grass Airport in Lexington, Ky.... Read More

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Bluegrass Cat Retired Due to Pastern Injury

August 28, 2006

WinStar Farm's Bluegrass Cat, runner-up in Saturday's (Aug. 26) Travers Stakes, was retired Sunday morning after X rays revealed a fractured right hind pastern.

Trainer Todd Pletcher said copies of the X rays will be forwarded to tw... Read More

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Richardson Reports Barbaro's Right Pastern Completely Fused

August 28, 2006

Veterinarians at the University of Pennsylvania's George D. Widener Hospital changed the right hind leg cast of Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro yesterday, Sunday, August 27. "The cast was changed because there was a small crack in it," said Dean W... Read More

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Horsemen Who Died in Plane Crash Remembered by Friends, Relatives, and Associates

August 28, 2006

One day after Comair flight 5191 crashed shortly after it left Bluegrass Airport in Lexington, Ky., three horsemen who were among the 49 victims were being remembered Monday by friends, relatives and associates.

Listed among the victims... Read More

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Matthew Broderick Breaks Collarbone in Riding Accident

August 28, 2006

Matthew Broderick's vacation in Ireland was marred when he suffered a broken collarbone after falling off a horse Sunday, his publicist, Simon Halls, told The Associated Press.

The 44-year-old actor, accompanied by actress-wife Sarah... Read More

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Florida Braces for Ernesto

August 28, 2006

By ADRIAN SAINZ, Associated Press writer

Florida residents rushed to fill their prescriptions and stood in long lines for gasoline, food, and other supplies Monday (Aug. 28) as officials warned people not to wait for Tropical... Read More

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Barbaro Might Soon Get Cast Removed Completely

August 28, 2006

Based on the latest examination of Barbaro's injured right hind leg, there is a possibility the classic winner will soon have the cast removed completely.

The cast on the leg was changed Sunday (Aug. 27) by veterinarians at the Universit... Read More

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EasyCare Hoof Boot Contest to Award $10,000

August 27, 2006

EasyCare, Inc. will award $10,000 to the riders who complete the most American Endurance Ride Conference (AERC) or Australian Endurance Rider Association (AERA) miles during the 2007 AERC ride season (Dec. 1-Nov.30) using two or four EasyCare... Read More

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Lost in the Fog Given "Reasonable Chance"

August 27, 2006

The veterinarian treating sprint champion Lost in the Fog for cancerous tumors said Friday that the colt has "a reasonable chance" of reducing them to a size that's conducive for chemotherapy or surgery.

Dr. Gary Magdesian, chief of... Read More