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E-Mail Barbaro, Michael Matz, and the Jacksons

May 23, 2006

The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) made the following announcement this morning:

Dear Equestrian Community,

We know there are hundreds of thousands, maybe even millions... Read More

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Haskin's Preakness Recap: Triumph and Tragedy

May 23, 2006

The day before Preakness Stakes (gr. I) 131, Barbaro arrived at Pimlico by van to a hero's welcome, as a gauntlet of photographers, cameramen, and writers greeted racing's newest superstar. Barbaro stared out the van window at the large throng... Read More

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Industry Sends Best Wishes to Barbaro, Connections

May 23, 2006

Industry associations have joined the thousands of racing fans rallying around Barbaro, who was pulled up in the May 20 Preakness Stakes (gr. I) and underwent surgery on his right hind leg the following day.
The story has gotten regular play... Read More

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Barbaro in Recovery: Active, Inquisitive, Agile

May 23, 2006

"He's pretty agile," said Dean W. Richardson, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, chief of surgery at the University of Pennsylvania's New Bolton Center, referring to his well known patient, Barbaro, whose fractured leg he repaired on Sunday afternoon. "He's done ... Read More

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Equine Business Summit Draws Enthusiastic Audience

May 23, 2006

Nearly $30,000 pledged to launch Center for Equine Business Studies

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Slide Show: Barbaro Pulls Through

May 22, 2006

Visit our sister publication, bloodhorse.com, to view a slide show of Derby winner Barbaro's recovery from fracture surgery.

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NOAA: Season Could Present Four to Six Major Hurricanes

May 22, 2006

The National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) today (May 22) announced to America and its neighbors throughout the north Atlantic region that a Read More

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House Passes Right-to-Ride Legislation

May 22, 2006

On May 16, the House of Representatives passed Congressman George Radanovich's "Right-to-Ride" bill (H.R. 586). The bill is intended to protect the use and access of pack and saddle stock animals on public lands, wilderness areas, national... Read More

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Drought Pauses Florida EEE Cases

May 22, 2006

It's nearly June, and Florida's number of reported Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) cases is holding steady at six. Four cases have been confirmed as fatal, with two so far surviving.

The typical fatality rate for horses infected with... Read More

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Surgery Scheduled Sunday Afternoon for Barbaro

May 21, 2006

Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro, who suffered multiple fractures soon after the start of the Preakness Stakes (gr. I), has been taken to the George D. Widener Hospital for Large Animals at the New Bolton Center in Kennett Square, Pa. He is... Read More

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State Vet Says Barbaro Not Injured in Starting Gate

May 21, 2006

David G. Zipf, chief veterinarian for the Maryland State Racing Commission, is convinced classic winner Barbaro did not suffer his career-ending injury in the starting gate when he broke through the stalls prior to the start of Saturday's... Read More

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Veterinarians Discuss Barbaro's Injury Prior to Surgery

May 21, 2006

Drs. Dean Richardson and Barbara Dallap met briefly with the press shortly after noon Sunday at the University of Pennsylvania's New Bolton Center in Kennett Square, Pa., to discuss the surgery about to be performed on Roy and Gretchen Jackson's... Read More

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After Successful Surgery, Barbaro's Chances Remain a "Coin Toss"

May 21, 2006

Veterinary surgeon Dean Richardson and trainer Michael Matz flashed smiles during a press briefing that followed afternoon-long surgery Sunday to repair the right hind ankle of classic winner Barbaro that was severely injured one day earlier in... Read More

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Preakness: Gasps and Disbelief Give Way to Hope, Prayers

May 20, 2006

The gasps that rose from the record crowd gathered for Saturday's Preakness Stakes (gr. I) at Pimlico Race Course told the story. There eventually was a winner, but even his connections were thinking about the injury to heavily favored Barbaro,... Read More

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Bernardini Takes Preakness; Barbaro Injured

May 20, 2006

Bernardini rolled to victory in the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) Saturday at Pimlico Race Course while a serious injury shattered Barbaro's racing career and dreams of a Triple Crown bid.

The start was delayed after Barbaro broke through th... Read More

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Program Could Help Alleviate Shortage of Large Animal Vets

May 19, 2006

A bill approved by the Kansas Legislature and recently signed into law by Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius will benefit veterinary students and rural Kansas communities, according to Ralph Richardson, dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine at... Read More

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CEO Named to Lead 2010 FEI Games in Kentucky

May 19, 2006

John P. (Jack) Kelly has been hired as the chief executive officer of the World Games 2010 Foundation, Inc., the entity in charge of putting on the 2010 FEI (FÈdÈration Equestre Internationale) Games in Kentucky, the world equestrian... Read More

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Alltech Delivers the Nutrigenomic Promise in Equine Nutrition

May 19, 2006

The 1,550 delegates from 71 different countries who attended Alltech's 22nd International Feed Industry Symposium were challenged by "new realities" in equine nutrition. Those present at the annual three-day Symposium, which was held April 23-26... Read More

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Many Activities on Preakness Stakes Day at Lone Star

May 18, 2006

Runaway Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro, who improved his record to a perfect six wins in six starts, will strive to remain unbeaten Saturday when he headlines the middle jewel of horse racing's coveted Triple Crown--the 131st Preakness Stakes fro... Read More

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Barbaro Works Quarter-Mile Thursday in Final Preakness Prep

May 18, 2006

Barbaro, installed as the even-money morning-line favorite for Saturday's Preakness Stakes (gr. I), galloped strongly and "blew out" a quarter of a mile in an unofficial :24 1/5 Thursday at Fair Hill Training Center in his final prep for the... Read More

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Barbaro to Start from Post 6 as Even-Money Choice

May 18, 2006

Lael Stables' Barbaro, undefeated winner of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), will break from post position 6 and was installed as the even-money morning line favorite in Saturday's $1-million Preakness Stakes (gr.... Read More

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Keeping Barns Clean

May 18, 2006

Keeping a barn clean is paramount to your horse's health, and your own, especially when you consider that a 1,000-pound horse produces roughly 50 pounds of manure and anywhere from six to 10 gallons of urine a day. Between the manure and the... Read More

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Hoof Structure and Foot Facts (Book Excerpt)

May 17, 2006

The old saying, "No hoof, no horse" is very true, especially as it pertains to the horse's working ability and soundness. The horse is an athlete; we use him for a variety of athletic purposes -- racing, jumping, chasing cattle, pulling carts.... Read More

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West Virginia Tracks Lift Embargo on Horses from Ohio Farm

May 17, 2006

A horse that had displayed clinical signs of equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) was negative for the virus according to polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests for the disease. This resulted in the lifting of an embargo imposed by the West Virginia... Read More

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WEG Endurance Team Hopefuls Prepare to Demonstrate their Abilities

May 17, 2006

With the 2006 World Equestrian Games (WEG) just three months away, the top endurance riders in the U.S. are preparing to demonstrate their abilities in hopes of earning a place on the U.S. Endurance Team. In order to be considered, each rider... Read More