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Unwanted Horse Coalition Elects Chair, Names Coordinator

October 06, 2006

This week, the Unwanted Horse Coalition elected Tom Lenz, DVM, to serve as Chairman, and it named Katy Carter as the Coalition's Coordinator.
 
A past president of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP), Lenz is well... Read More

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Three New Series to Debut on HorseTV

October 06, 2006

Three new series and continued world premiere coverage of the FEI World Equestrian Games 2006 lead The HorseTV Channel's October premiere program lineup.

"As we approach the one year anniversary of our launch, it's rewarding to review the... Read More

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Equine Business Institute Offers Seminar Series for Professional Equestrians

October 06, 2006

The Equine Business Institute has announced the schedule for its 2006-2007 winter seminar series for professional equestrians and equine-related service providers. The seminars are intensive one or two day courses on various topics... Read More

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AAEP to Educate Veterinarians and Horse Owners at Annual Convention

October 06, 2006

The American Association of Equine Practitioners will continue its long history of providing premier continuing education for equine veterinarians when it sponsors its 52nd Annual Convention in San Antonio, Texas, Dec. 2-6. More than 4,000... Read More

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Composting Could Be a Viable Alternative for Carcass Disposal

October 06, 2006

Last year, 94,000 horses were slaughtered--a number that seems to be increasing for 2006--and another 100,000 were euthanatized. With horse slaughter on the edge of extinction in the United States and the practice of carcass rendering on the... Read More

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Traveling with Your Horse: Tips for Before, During and After the Trip

October 06, 2006

The following is a summary of Dr. Gray's presentation on keeping travel safe and healthy for your horse, part of the SmartPak GetSmart series.

Your best chance of having a happy, healthy horse when you arrive at your destination is t... Read More

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Polytrack Debuts at Keeneland

October 06, 2006

As Keeneland officials noted with a laugh, it couldn't have been better scripted. But sometimes in horse racing, things have a funny way of coming together despite numerous factors. And on Friday, opening day at the Lexington racetrack, they did... Read More

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14 Wild Horses Find Homes through BLM Auction

October 05, 2006

Fourteen wild horses from the Pryor Mountain National Wild Horse Range were adopted in September, the Bureau of Land Management said Wednesday (Oct. 4).

The highest bid was $1,500 for a red roan yearling filly, said Sandy Brooks, Billings... Read More

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New Program Streamlines Paperwork for Recognized Shows

October 05, 2006

It's fast, easy to use, and saves you the hassle of fumbling with multiple sets of membership cards from both the USEF, and USDF or USHJA to enter a competition.

The USEF Affiliate Verification Service is now operational and can be... Read More

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SmartPak Named to Inc. 500 List of America's Fastest Growing Private Companies

October 05, 2006

For the second consecutive year, SmartPak has been named to Inc. magazine's list of the nation's 500 fastest growing private companies. SmartPak's three-year growth rate of 437% earned it the number 312 spot on Inc.'s list, making... Read More

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Can Horses be Despooked? Upcoming Study to Investigate Fear Response

October 05, 2006

There is a lack of knowledge about the reaction of horses when they are frightened, but scientists at Danish Institute of Agricultural Sciences are now attempting to do something about this. The knowledge acquired may be used to help prevent... Read More

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KEEP to Focus on Tax Relief for the Horse Industry

October 05, 2006

Tax relief for the horse industry, not racetrack gaming, will be the focus of the Kentucky Equine Education Project (KEEP) during the 2007 General Assembly session, according to the chairman of the organization.

KEEP this year authored... Read More

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Equestrian Land Conservation Resource Moving to KHP

October 05, 2006

The Equestrian Land Conservation Resource's (ELCR) leaders have decided to celebrate the organization's 10th anniversary by moving to the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington and by hiring their first chief executive officer to lead them into a new... Read More

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Respiratory Recordings

October 05, 2006

A new device can record respiratory sounds when horses exercise in a normal environment.... Read More

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Walking Horse Trainers, Veterinarians React to Celebration Flap

October 04, 2006

According to Walking Horse trainers and veterinarians, the issues leading to the early closure of the National Celebration show were but another example of a lack of consistency in the interpretation of the Horse Protection Act (HPA).... Read More

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Belmont Winner Jazil Out of Breeders' Cup

October 04, 2006

Belmont Stakes winner Jazil won't run in the Breeders' Cup Classic at Churchill Downs next month, with the goal now the Dubai World Cup next year.

Jazil recently returned to training after recovering from bruised bone in his right hind... Read More

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Illegal Castration of Horses Rife in New Zealand

October 04, 2006

According to The New Zealand Herald, castration of horses by lay persons is a recurring problem in the country. Two individuals have... Read More

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Research Demonstrates Improved Colostrum Through Targeted Nutrition

October 04, 2006

New research conducted by Freedom Health, LLC shows that Succeed Digestive Conditioning Program has a positive effect on the immunoglobulin levels of a mare's milk, or colostrum, when added to the diet 90 days prior to foaling. Immunoglobulins... Read More

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Stallion Handling Course for Veterinarians and Stallion Owners Available

October 04, 2006

The Havemeyer Equine Behavior Lab and the Section of Reproduction at the University of Pennsylvania's New Bolton Center is offering a stallion handling course for veterinarians, stallion owners, and managers. The two-day course will focus on... Read More

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Feeding Horses in Winter (Book Excerpt)

October 04, 2006

A horse's nutrient requirements increase with cold weather; he needs more calories to generate heat to keep warm. Mature horses in good condition usually don't need grain, however, if they have good winter pasture or grass hay.... Read More

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Influenza Cases Emerge in Paso Fino Show Horses

October 04, 2006

At least 15 cases of equine influenza were detected in the wake of the Paso Fino Horse Association's 34th Annual Grand National Championship Show, which was held Sept. 17-23 at the Georgia National Fairgrounds and AgriCenter in Perry,... Read More

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Equine Disease Data Now Available In One Place

October 04, 2006

The USDA's new National Surveillance Unit (NSU) has established a web site on which the public can see where equine diseases such as equine infectious anemia (EIA) and vesicular stomatitis (VS) have been detected. Before the launch of this web... Read More

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Internet Gambling Bill Passes; Racing Exempted

October 03, 2006

Racing's right to offer account wagering under the amended 1978 Interstate Horseracing Act was reaffirmed in Internet gaming legislation passed early Saturday morning by the U.S. House and Senate.

The measure bans other forms of Internet... Read More

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Central Florida Community College Adds to Equine Curriculum

October 03, 2006

Central Florida Community College has added two Thoroughbred racing courses to its equine program.

The "Thoroughbred Sales" course will be offered 6-8 p.m. on Tuesdays, Oct. 10-24, at the Ocala Campus, 3001 S.W. College Road, Bldg. 40, Room... Read More

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British Horse Society Scotland Offers Free Equine Welfare Advice

October 03, 2006

As the Animal Health and Welfare Act comes into effect Oct. 6, the British Horse Society Scotland (BHSS) stresses that the key to protecting animals from unnecessary suffering is education.

As Scotland's largest equine charity, BHSS has a... Read More