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Presidential Perks Can Include Horses, Dogs

October 13, 2006

When U.S. presidents receive gifts, the items are acknowledged, then packed away in a government warehouse to await the opening of his future library.

It's been the fate of many pairs of cowboy boots and hats, expensive rugs, glinting... Read More

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Welfare and Safety Summit Begins Monday at Keeneland

October 13, 2006

The Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit opens Monday at Keeneland in Lexington with a session of presentations and panel discussions that will be open to the public. The session, which will be held in the Keeneland sale pavilion, will run... Read More

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Upper Respiratory Obstructions

October 12, 2006

United Kingdom researchers found that dorsal displacement of the soft palate and palatal instability were to blame for poor performance in 78.5% of the horses examined in a recent treadmill study of Thoroughbred racehorses. They also found that... Read More

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Bigger Horses, Greater Post-Op Risks

October 12, 2006

Draft horses weighing more than 1,500 pounds are at greater risk of postoperative complications due to anesthesia than lighter draft horses, according to a Purdue University study.

"Heavy draft horses had significantly more postoperativ... Read More

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Transcript: Talkin' Horses with J. Paul Reddam

October 12, 2006

Following is yesterday's Talkin' Horses transcript from our sister publication's web site, bloodhorse.com.

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Smarty Jones Colt Stands Out at OBS Sale

October 12, 2006

A colt from the first crop of Smarty Jones became the highest-priced horse sold so far this year at the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s fall mixed sale when he brought $170,000 Wednesday (Oct. 11). Clear Sky Stable purchased the chestnut weanling... Read More

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Israel Opens First Racetrack

October 12, 2006

Angry demonstrators and rabbis as well as a ban on gambling failed to stop the inauguration of Israel's first horse racetrack, as thousands of fans cheered the four-legged competitors.

It's not much at this point -- just a collection of... Read More

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Bee Pollen Product Increases Appetite, Study Shows

October 12, 2006

Researchers at Michigan State University (MSU) have reported in a pilot study that a bee pollen-based product shows promise in improving athletic horses' feed intake.... Read More

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Three Horses Mauled by Dog at Md. Farm

October 12, 2006

At least one dog mauled three horses at a farm, and the most severely injured, a miniature foal, may not survive, authorities and the horses' owner said.

A loose pit bull was captured in the rural area after the attack, and its owners had... Read More

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"Houdini" Pony Tracks Down Owner

October 12, 2006

The BBC reports that an 18-year-old Welsh cob pony, "Basil," recently escaped from his new home and "hot hoofed three miles in the dark" back to the farm... Read More

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Locomotion (Book Excerpt)

October 11, 2006

Locomotion is at the very heart of what most domesticated horses do for a living. The way a horse moves (specifically) often is taken for granted. Locomotion is directly linked to conformation as it dictates "the way a horse moves."... Read More

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Chat Today With One of the Year's Most Successful Thoroughbred Owners

October 11, 2006

Canadian-born and California-based J. Paul Reddam faces the possibility in less than a month of having as many as six runners in this year's Breeders' Cup World Championships. Reddam's possibles for next month's Breeders’ Cup include Juvenile... Read More

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Woman Charged With Drunk Horse Riding

October 11, 2006

A northeast Georgia woman faces a drunk driving charge after riding a horse onto a highway, where she was hit by a car.

Authorities say 22-year-old Heather Darnell of Mountain City also was cited for entering a traffic lane. She remains... Read More

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Blood-Horse Publications Announces the Release of New Exclusively Equine Catalog

October 11, 2006

Blood-Horse Publications, parent company of The Horse: Your Guide To Equine Health Care and TheHorse.com, has announced that the holiday edition of the Exclusively Equine consumer catalog is now... Read More

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The Golden Boy: Reflections on Champion Precisionist

October 11, 2006

California lost the golden boy of its golden age of horse racing Sept. 26 with the death of Precisionist at the age of 25 (click here for the story on his death). The champion was... Read More

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West Nile Virus Detected in France

October 11, 2006

French veterinary officials have reported the confirmation of the country's first equine West Nile virus (WNV) case in two years. The case was detected in Pyrenees-Orientales (southern France) on a farm located at Argeles-sur-mer.

There... Read More

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New Hampshire Town Fends Off EEE

October 11, 2006

The town of Hudson recently canceled all nighttime sports, postponed a high school football game, and sprayed mosquito-killing insecticide to get rid of Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE).

There's just a few more weeks of bug season... Read More

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Vet-Stem Secures Exclusive Veterinary Rights for Fat Derived Stem Cells

October 11, 2006

Vet-Stem, Inc., has announced that a license agreement with the University of California has been completed which secures Vet-Stem's exclusive rights to stem cells derived from fat for veterinary use.

The veterinary rights for stem cells... Read More

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Hyperhydration and Cross Country Day

October 11, 2006

How much hydration is enough, and how much is excessive? Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign recently found that hyperhydrating (giving extra fluids to) equine athletes before a simulated cross country day of a three-da... Read More

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Kentucky Equine Drug Council Forms Testing Partnership with RMTC

October 10, 2006

The Kentucky Equine Drug Research Council has allotted $1.5 million over three years to partner with the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium on a research project to determine withdrawal guidelines and threshold levels of therapeutic... Read More

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Game Ready Equine Adds Back Wrap to Product Line

October 10, 2006

Game Ready Equine has launched the highly-anticipated Back Wrap to round out its line of therapeutic products that use dry cold and active compression to help heal and prevent soft tissue injuries in horses. The Back Wrap from Game Ready... Read More

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Racehorse Bolts, Drowns in Australia

October 10, 2006

Australia's Herald Sun reported today that a Thoroughbred racehorse drowned after bolting, crashing through a racetrack railing, and... Read More

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Kentucky Derby Museum on Mission to Find Missing Trophies

October 10, 2006

Like all good detectives, Joyce Trammell worked the phones, wrote letters, traveled and ran across a little bit of luck.

Trammell, a researcher for the Kentucky Derby Museum in Louisville, Ky., was trying to find all of the missing... Read More

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Racehorse Euthanatized After Oregon Spill; Jockeys Injured

October 10, 2006

Two jockeys who were thrown from their horses on opening day at Portland Meadows have been released from a Portland hospital, track officials said. One rider's horse had to be euthanatized.

Jose Rivera Jr. was released Sunday night after... Read More

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1812 Re-enactor Healing from Riding Accident

October 10, 2006

A sheriff's deputy said he's walking again six weeks after breaking his pelvis during a re-enactment of a War of 1812 battle that was being filmed for the History Channel.

Howard County sheriff's deputy Richard Ferguson, 47, said he lost... Read More