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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

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Fourth Biennial Foreign Animal Disease Training Course

May 17, 2006

The health of livestock and the security of animal agriculture industries are vitally important issues in today's world. The Fourth Biennial Foreign Animal Disease Training Course, will be held in Madison, Wisc., July 30-Aug. 4, by the Universit... Read More

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University of Minnesota Planning $14 million Equine Center

May 16, 2006

On May 10, the University of Minnesota's College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM), received the green light to build a proposed $14-million equine center. The complex, which will initially be financed by an internal loan from the university, will... Read More

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Lamplight Equestrian Center to Host 2007-2009 American Eventing Championships

May 16, 2006

The U.S. Eventing Association (USEA) is pleased to announce that Lamplight Equestrian Center will host the 2007-2009 American Eventing Championships (AEC), which are the national championships for the sport of eventing. The Championships include... Read More

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Sam Houston University to Graduate First Class of American Paint Horses

May 16, 2006

Seven American Paint Horse Association (APHA) registered fillies were enrolled this semester at Sam Houston State University (SHSU) in Huntsville, Texas, to receive a higher education. Not your typical student body, this is one of the first all Paint... Read More

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Lawyer Ron Back at Churchill After Surgery

May 16, 2006

Grade II winner Lawyer Ron, who ran unplaced in the Kentucky Derby presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), has been returned to trainer Bob Holthus at Churchill Downs following surgery to remove bone chips.... Read More

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West Virginia Tracks Issue Embargo on Horses from Ohio Farm

May 15, 2006

A suspected case of neurologic equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) has led two West Virginia racetracks to issue an embargo on any horses from a horse farm in Ohio.

According to the Wheeling (West Virginia) Intelligencer, officials at... Read More

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May 21-27 is Hurricane Awareness Week

May 15, 2006

History teaches that a lack of hurricane awareness and preparation are common threads among all major hurricane disasters. By knowing your vulnerability and what actions you should take, you can reduce the effects of a hurricane disaster.... Read More

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Spring and Fall Wellness Exams Help Keep Horses Healthy

May 15, 2006

Many horse health crises can be prevented with wellness exams, vaccinations, and year-round parasite control. ... Read More

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Freedom Health Sponsors the First Annual Thoroughbred Fraternity Party

May 15, 2006

Join hosts Chris Lincoln and Randy Moss of ESPN on June 17 for the first annual Thoroughbred Fraternity Party, presented by SUCCEED Digestive Conditioning Program. The event will be held at 6:00 p.m. at the Kentucky Derby Museum in Louisville,... Read More

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Hospital Footwear and Bacteria

May 15, 2006

A study published in the April edition of the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association (JAVMA) shows little difference in bacteria counts collected in an equine hospital while staff observed different footwear protocols.... Read More

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The 18th Bluegrass Laminitis Symposium Returns in 2007

May 12, 2006

The 18th Bluegrass Laminitis Symposium will return to Louisville, Ky., in 2007 with a full slate of international speakers sharing information on the diagnosis and treatment of laminitis and other diseases involving the equine foot. The Symposiu... Read More

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Mule Clones Will Race in June

May 12, 2006

It will be nature vs. nurture when the University of Idaho's two mule clones Idaho Gem and Idaho Star take to the racetrack at Winnemucca, Nev., June 3 and 4 for the first leg of mule racing's triple crown. Sponsors believe the mules will become... Read More

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Fortified Plasma Benefits Sick Foals

May 12, 2006

Critically ill foals are seven percent more likely to survive if they receive plasma with higher concentrations of antibodies as opposed to traditional plasma, according to results of a recent study at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School... Read More

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Ashado Scholarship Awarded to Arizona State University Student

May 12, 2006

Following The Race For Education, the first race at Churchill Downs on Oaks Day (May 5), another winner was presented: Kristen Geary of Benson, Ariz., was officially awarded the Ashado Scholarship by Jack and Laurie Wolf of Starlight Stables and... Read More

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Eleven Paints Honored by the United States Eventing Association

May 12, 2006

The American Paint Horse Association (APHA) recently recognized 11 talented horses with All-Breed awards for their accomplishments in the United States Eventing Association's (USEA) competition. Awards were given for outstanding performances in... Read More

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Hurricane Pony Receives Prosthetic Limb, Helps Kids

May 11, 2006

Molly, a 15-year-old Appaloosa pony, survived Hurricane Katrina when it hit Louisiana. She was rescued from her pasture near New Orleans after the storm and given a new home with Pony Paradise. However, Molly's storm tragedy didn't end there; a... Read More

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Lawyer Ron to Miss Preakness; To Have Chip Removed

May 11, 2006

Lawyer Ron is scheduled to have a small chip removed from his right, hind ankle May 12 at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, Ky. The surgery, to be performed by Larry Bramlage, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, will force the son of Langfuhr to... Read More

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Group Studies Synthetic Racing Surfaces for New York

May 11, 2006

A fledgling group of owners and breeders in New York has launched a new effort to study a variety of issues affecting the safety of Thoroughbred horses, including whether some of the state's racetracks should install alternative racing surfaces.... Read More

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Maryland Horse Park & Agricultural Education Center Feasibility Study Released

May 11, 2006

The Maryland Stadium Authority yesterday (May 10) released a feasibility study for a proposed Maryland Horse Park and Agricultural Education Center in Gambrills, Md.

The study, begun in May, 2005, includes a summary of benefits to the... Read More

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Defining Colic (Book Excerpt)

May 10, 2006

The term colic actually means, in the broadest sense, abdominal pain. Abdominal pain is relatively common, even in people. We tend to refer to our abdominal pain as "stomach aches." ... Read More