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California Trainers on Notice About Use of Anabolic Steroids

August 16, 2005

While steroid use by human athletes has caused a firestorm of controversy, trainers in California are being warned to avoid using anabolic steroids on their horses because of increased testing and uncertainty about withdrawal times. But the... Read More

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Surface Switch

August 16, 2005

It is often said the key to real estate is "location, location, location." Well, listening to the speakers at the Aug. 8-9 conference of racetrack superintendents, it became clear the key to a good surface is "consistency, consistency,... Read More

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Identity Mix-Up Regarding Dubai Excellence

August 16, 2005

 By Ric Chapman with additional reporting

Authorities are conducting DNA testing to determine the identity of a horse shipped to stand in Australia after preliminary tests proved it is not Dubai Excellence. Th... Read More

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Vesicular Stomatitis Spreads

August 16, 2005

The USDA reported today (Aug. 16) that vesicular stomatitis (VS) has been confirmed for the first time during 2005 in Archuleta, Larimer, and Moffat Counties in Colorado; Taos County in New Mexico; Emery and Sevier Counties in Utah; and in Goshe... Read More

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Feeding Horses: General Principles

August 16, 2005

Feeding programs should meet the individual horse's needs, as these requirements vary with the amount and type of forage and grains fed, amount of pasture available, use of the horse and amount of exercise, and individual metabolism... Read More

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Tapeworm Treatment Time

August 15, 2005

Tapeworms (Anoplocephala perfoliata) are the only major variety of cestode, or flatworm, to infect horses. Recent studies have shown they are more plentiful in horses than previously thought and have described the harm they can do.... Read More

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Kentucky Horse Racing Authority Approves New Medication Rules

August 15, 2005

The Kentucky Horse Racing Authority voted unanimously Aug. 15 to implement stiff medication rules and penalties that closely parallel rules adopted by the national Racing Medication and Testing Consortium.

The rules, which break down... Read More

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New Vesicular Stomatitis Cases in Colorado and Utah

August 11, 2005

Colorado has added seven new equine vesicular stomatitis (VS) premises to its current count and two new bovine VS premises since the beginning of August, according to the USDA's latest VS Situation Report. The disease was reported on 22 new... Read More

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Florida Stallion Tour d'Or Dead

August 11, 2005

Prominent Florida stallion Tour d'Or, one of the last major stallions stemming from Secretariat's male line, was euthanatized in late July after foundering. The 23-year-old Secretariat grandson by Canadian champion Medaille d'Or stood since the... Read More

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TRF Saratoga Fundraiser Sets Record

August 10, 2005

With the horse racing industry clearly responding to the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation's (TRF) increased need to care for a rapidly increasing population of retirees, the charity raised $629,000 at its annual fund-raiser Monday night (Aug.... Read More

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Aggressive Treatment Key to Afleet Alex's Recovery

August 10, 2005

As Afleet Alex walked the shedrow for the second of three times Tuesday morning (Aug. 9), his ears were up and he was looking for peppermints from trainer Tim Ritchey. It was obvious the colt was happy being out of his stall and walking... Read More

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Practical Mosquito Control

August 09, 2005

In addition to vaccination, mosquito control is critical in protecting your horses against WNV. Here's quick review on controlling mosquito populations in your barn:

  • Eliminate areas of standing water through improved drainage, or... Read More

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EEE and WNV Detected in New Hampshire

August 08, 2005

The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Division of Public Health Services announced Friday (Aug. 5) that it has confirmed the presence of West Nile virus (WNV) in a bird found in Pembroke, N.H. Lab results provided by... Read More

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Company Offers Cloning to Customers

August 08, 2005

A San Francisco, Calif., company has announced its intention to clone one individual's horse in short order for commercial profit, to the tune of $367,593 plus additional patent royalties based on the number of clones that are produced and... Read More

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Government Agencies and Private Adoption Group Team up for Mustang Event

August 08, 2005

In the second annual event sponsored by the Bureau of Land Management, the USDA Forest Service, and the Central Oregon Wild Horse Coalition (COWHC), nine mustangs gathered from eastern Oregon public lands will be offered for adoption on Sept. 18... Read More

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More VS in Colorado and Utah: Kentucky Embargoes Expanded

August 05, 2005

Information reported by the USDA indicates vesicular stomatitis (VS) has been confirmed for the first time this year in Rio Blanco County in Colorado, and Beaver, Carbon, and Salt Lake Counties in Utah.

With this information, The Kentuck... Read More

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Feed Label Laws

August 03, 2005

Oregon implemented a provisional equine feed label law on June 1 that would allow feed manufacturers to add non-structural carbohydrates (NSC) to the list of nutrient requirements already found on feed bags in that state. Adding NSC to the feed... Read More

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West Nile Virus Human Vaccine on the Way

August 03, 2005

Horses had a West Nile virus (WNV) vaccine within roughly two years of the first discovery of the virus in the Western Hemisphere. It has taken a little longer to get a WNV human vaccine through the pipeline and to the American public. A... Read More

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Joint Supplements as Preventative Medicine

August 03, 2005

In the past several years there has been an explosion of supplements marketed as protecting and maintaining joint health. Early in the development of these products, information regarding their labeled usage was limited. However, increasing... Read More

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Lipizzaner Stallions of the Spanish Riding School of Vienna to Tour United States

August 02, 2005

For the first time in more than 15 years, the Spanish Riding School of Vienna and its troupe of 30 Lipizzaner stallions are coming to tour America. The November and December tour dates coincide with the 60th anniversary of U.S. General... Read More

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Sales Integrity Program Committee Addresses Concerns Over Surgery Disclosure

August 02, 2005

The monitoring committee for the Sales Integrity Program is taking action to address some consignors' concerns about how the Thoroughbred auction industry will handle the disclosure of invasive joint surgeries and other procedures designed to... Read More

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Saratoga County Euthanatized

August 02, 2005

Evelyn Pollard's Saratoga County, winner of the Dubai Golden Shaheen (a Grade 1 race--G1) in the United Arab Emirates in late March, was euthanatized on July 29 after developing laminitis. The Thoroughbred was being treated for colitis... Read More

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NYRA Makes Security Barn Adjustments

August 02, 2005

The New York Racing Association is "100% committed" to race day security barns, but has taken immediate action to address concerns expressed by horsemen at Saratoga Race Course, NYRA president Charles E. Hayward said July 29.

Hayward's... Read More

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Worrisome Warts

August 01, 2005

Q: I have a yearling that has warts in her ear. They have grown so much that the mass almost fills her whole ear. She will not let us touch it, which is a problem for her halter training. Will the warts eventually go away, or shoul... Read More

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Mineral and Electrolyte Balance

August 01, 2005

Developing a good strategy for mineral/electrolyte replacement during rest stops when traveling with horses ... Read More