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UK Program Offers Pasture Evaluation to Central Kentucky Horse Farms

April 13, 2006

Central Kentucky horse farms interested in assistance from the University of Kentucky (UK) in evaluating their pastures now have access to a new program from the College of Agriculture's Department of Plant and Soil Sciences.

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Heat Stress Prevention

April 13, 2006

Editor's Note: Dr. Godman, DVM, MS, graduated from Auburn's vet school 1993 and received his Masters at University of Kentucky's Gluck Equine Research Center. He currently works for the Kentucky Horse Racing Authority.

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Royal Lipizzan Stallions Return To New Paltz

April 13, 2006

Founded in the 16th century for the exclusive use of the Hapsburg Royal family of Austria, the Lipizzan is unquestionably the rarest, most aristocratic breed of horses in the world. Assisting General Patton during World War II, the Herrmanns... Read More

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Decreasing Risk--Utilizing Industry-Based Standards of Care

April 12, 2006

Adverse animal health events do not occur randomly. Usually, there are identifiable causal--and possibly preventable--factors that can influence the development of disease. Depending upon whether the risk factors are already known or identified... Read More

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Hospital Tour/Demonstration During Rolex

April 12, 2006

Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital invites guests of the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event to a hospital tour and veterinary demonstration on Thursday, April 27. The demonstration and tour are free of charge courtesy of Boehringer-Ingelheim... Read More

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FOSH 2006 North American Championships

April 12, 2006

Friends of Sound Horses (FOSH) and Mid-Atlantic Sound Horses are excited to announce several firsts for the Seventh North American Pleasure Gaited Horse Championships:
 
* 2006 will be the first time the North American Championships are... Read More

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Racing Surface Drawing Rave Reviews From Horsemen

April 12, 2006

Lone Star Park's main track is in its best condition ever, according to several horsemen who have been stabled in Grand Prairie, Texas for several weeks.

The 10th annual 66-date Spring Thoroughbred Season commences Thursday night at 6:35... Read More

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Ford Raises $200,000 to help Wild Horses

April 12, 2006

More than 26,000 wild horses and burros are currently housed in temporary Bureau of Land Management (BLM) holding sites, and the Ford Motor Company is offering $200,000 to eligible rescue groups to reduce that number.

In May 2005, Ford... Read More

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Protect Against EEE in Florida

April 12, 2006

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Division of Animal Industry sent an e-mail to Florida practitioners last week reminding them to make sure horse owners safeguard against Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE), and reminded... Read More

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AQHA Regional Experiences Slated For 2006

April 12, 2006

 The American Quarter Horse Association is continuing its efforts to encourage and enhance show participation. Last year, AQHA launched the first year of Regional Experiences, and the Association continues with 10 Experiences scheduled... Read More

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Communicating With Horses

April 12, 2006

To work with horses successfully, we must be able to communicate adequately with voice, touch, and body language. The horseman must be sensitive and sympathetic, with an intuitive feel for what is right for that particular horse at that... Read More

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Kentucky Passes Breeder Awards

April 12, 2006

The Kentucky Equine Education Project said the Kentucky General Assembly has passed HB 453, which clears the way for implementation of the breeder awards program for non-race breeds once the bill is signed by the governor. The governor's... Read More

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The Gift of Sight

April 11, 2006

The lessons I learned from this experience are that if an eye infection does not resolve--or look much improved--in a week, then seek an ophthalmologist or at least ask your veterinarian to take samples of the infected area for further study.... Read More

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Commentary on Equine Herpesvirus

April 11, 2006

The recent outbreaks of paralytic equine herpesvirus type-1 (EHV-1) infection at racetracks and training centers in Kentucky, Maryland, and Pennsylvania have illustrated the benefits of combining the old with the new. The old is the regular,... Read More

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Worldwide Disease Outbreaks

April 11, 2006

The International Collating Centre, Newmarket, England, and other sources reported the following disease outbreaks during the fourth quarter 2005.

Cases of abortion caused by equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) were reported from New South... Read More

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Breed the Best to the Best

April 11, 2006

Genomics is a buzz word, even among scientists. The term genomics includes the entire complement of chromosomes, genes, and DNA sequences that make up humans and animals. Technological advances during the last 15 years have led to the entire... Read More

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Friesian Association Moves to Kentucky Horse Park

April 11, 2006

The Kentucky Horse Park is pleased to announce that the Friesian Horse Association of North America (FHANA) is moving their headquarters to the National Horse Center at the park. This move will enable the Friesian breed to increase its visibilit... Read More

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More African Horse Sickness?

April 11, 2006

A horse that died in late March on a farm on the border of the Worcester and Roberson Districts of the Western Cape of South Africa is being tested for African horse sickness (AHS), according to a report by Dianne Hawker first published in the... Read More

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National Farriers Week Honors Horseshoers' Efforts

April 11, 2006

Without the dedicated and valuable work of horseshoers, horse owners would be in trouble.

It's like the old adage in the farrier industry: No hoof, no horse. Thousands of hard-working horseshoers keep the animals healthy, comfortable,... Read More

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Learn More about Joint Disease

April 10, 2006

Luitpold Animal Health has launched a new educational campaign this year to help horse owners better understand the causes, effects, and treatments of equine degenerative joint disease.... Read More

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Spring Rains Incite Mosquito Worries in California

April 10, 2006

Mosquito control officials are encouraging San Francisco Bay Area residents to safeguard against West Nile virus (WNV) after rains drenched Santa Clara County during most of March.

ABC 7 News reported online that after an unusually wet... Read More

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UK Research Leads to New and Safer Caterpillar Insecticides

April 10, 2006

Experts predict that Eastern tent caterpillars will begin showing up in greater numbers around Central Kentucky during the next few weeks, making this an especially important time for area horse farms to be implementing control strategies. One such... Read More

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University of California Davis Completes Installation of Eklin Digital Radiography Platform

April 10, 2006

(Edited press release)

Eklin Medical Systems, PACS (Picture Archiving and Communication System), and Practice Information Management (PIMS) software for the veterinary care market, announced the company has completed installation of its... Read More

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Storm Cat Career Development Award

April 10, 2006

The first Storm Cat Career Development Award has been presented to Jonathan Cheetham, VetMB, of Cornell University. The $15,000 grant is designed to give an early boost to an individual considering a career in equine research and is funded by a... Read More

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NARHA AQHA Alliance

April 10, 2006

The North American Riding for the Handicapped Association (NARHA) is pleased to announce that through the assistance of the NARHA/AQHA Alliance, 11 NARHA Centers received grants totaling $33,977.30. These grants were made possible through... Read More