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Hurricane Isabel's Impact on Virginia

October 01, 2003

Hurricane Isabel hit the Virginia coast with fury on Sept. 18. At its peak over the Atlantic, Isabel was a Category 5 hurricane (winds greater than 155 mph), sending coastal horse owners scrambling for safe shelter for themselves and their... Read More

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Horse Beaten With Shovel

September 30, 2003

A horse in Harnett County, N.C., is recovering after allegedly being beaten with a shovel, according to news stories on the Dunn’s online edition of The Daily Record. Local horse trainer Michael Joseph Nugent, 26, of Anderson Creek, is... Read More

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Potential Police Mounts Wanted in the United Kingdom

September 30, 2003

The West Yorkshire Police in the United Kingdom have made a public appeal for new horses for the unit, according to a report in the online edition of Horse and Hound. This is the third time the force has requested “gift” horses, and thi... Read More

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AAEP Publishes Vesicular Stomatitis Brochure

September 30, 2003

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) recently released a brochure about vesicular stomatitis (VS) for the horse owner. VS is a contagious disease that afflicts horses, livestock, wildlife, and humans. Although the virus that... Read More

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Paulick Named AAEP Equine Industry Board Member

September 30, 2003

Ray Paulick, editor in chief of The Blood-Horse and executive vice president and editorial director of Blood-Horse Publications, has been selected as the American Association of Equine Practitioners' (AAEP) equine industry representativ... Read More

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Old Friends Kentucky Farm in Joint Project

September 30, 2003

Old Friends, the Kentucky-based operation that hopes to give the public access to visit retired Thoroughbred stallions, could open its doors at Afton Farm near Midway, Ky., as early as next March.

Michael Blowen, president of Old Friends... Read More

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Maryland Safely Sails Through Isabel

September 29, 2003

Maryland horses fared well during Hurricane Isabel's sweep across the state Sept. 18-19 and in the aftermath. Rob Burk, executive director of the Maryland Horse Industry Board in Annapolis, Md., believes that due to advance warning and education... Read More

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2003 AAEP Annual Convention Heading to New Orleans

September 29, 2003

An international gathering of over 2,400 veterinarians is expected to explore the latest advances in equine veterinary care and research during the American Association of Equine Practitioners' (AAEP) 49th Annual Convention in New Orleans, La.,... Read More

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Barn Fire Kills 19 of 27 Horses

September 29, 2003

The luck of a proactive passerby helped save the lives of eight horses in a burning barn early Sept. 10 at Equestrian Park in College Station, Texas. Sixteen died in the fire due to burns and/or smoke inhalation, said property owner Brazos Joe... Read More

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Isabel's Impact on North Carolina Horses

September 29, 2003

Hurricane Isabel announced her landfall by hammering coastal North Carolina on Sept. 18. Some of the storm's worst damage was seen in that state. However, due to meticulous disaster planning, most North Carolina horses were out of harm's way... Read More

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AAEP Issues Call for 2004 Focus Abstracts

September 29, 2003

Members of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) and other individuals are invited to submit an abstract for consideration for presentation during the 2004 Focus meeting in Louisville, Ky., July 22-24. The topic of the meeting... Read More

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Horse Dies in Bahrain Bus Crash

September 25, 2003

One horse was hit and killed by a school bus after traveling onto a Bahrain highway, according to the online edition of the... Read More

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Horse Killed on Highway in Ohio

September 25, 2003

In Bucyrus, Ohio, an Indiana trucker hit a horse on the west end of the U.S. 20 bypass on the night of Sept. 22, according to the online edition of the Telegraph-Forum. The westbound semi reportedly hit the horse around 8:30 pm, throwin... Read More

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Horse, Dog Found Dead in Georgia Creek

September 25, 2003

Animal control officers in Tift County, Ga., responded to reports of a dead horse found floating in a creek off Wiley Branch Road on the afternoon of Sept. 23, according to the online edition of the Tifton Gazette. When the officers... Read More

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Rare Horses Arrived at Bulgaria Zoo

September 25, 2003

A couple of Przevalski's horses arrived Sept. 23 from Switzerland to the freshly opened zoo in Dobrich, Bulgaria, which is 486km northeast of Sofia. The rare breed has not been seen in the wild since 1968, and only 500 specimens can be counted i... Read More

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MRLS Research Funding Exceeds $2 million; More Needed

September 23, 2003

Funding figures from the University of Kentucky and non-university sources for research on mare reproductive loss syndrome (MRLS) were recently made available. The problem is estimated to have cost the horse industry in Kentucky nearly $500... Read More

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Breeders Granted $5 Million in Loans to Help with MRLS

September 23, 2003

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Farm Service Agency (FSA) has approved $5,407,739.00 in low-interest loans for breeders in Central Kentucky who were negatively impacted by mare reproductive loss syndrome.

The program was developed b... Read More

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Trail Ride to Benefit Riding for the Handicapped Program

September 23, 2003

The Central Kentucky Riding for the Handicapped (CKRH) is having its sixth annual Halloween Trail Ride/Ride-A-Thon. The ride is open to participants of any age, riding experience, and discipline. The marked trail (over 10 miles) will be open fro... Read More

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Oregon Equine Herpesvirus-1 Outbreak

September 19, 2003

In the last month, 16 of the 19 horses at Brookhill Stables in Goble, Ore., and two horses from a nearby private farm, have showed respiratory and/or neurologic signs consistent with equine herpesvirus type 1 (EHV-1), although not all have been... Read More

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Eastern Tent Caterpillar Setae in Digestive Tract of Mare

September 19, 2003

Hair remnants, resembling Eastern tent caterpillar (ETC) setae (hair-like projections on the outside of the caterpillar), were found embedded in the submucosa of the digestive tract of one mare fed ETC larvae. Examination of this mare represents... Read More

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Colonial Ready to Serve as Horse Evacuation Center

September 18, 2003

With Hurricane Isabel poised to hit land late in the week of Sept. 15, Colonial Downs in Virginia has once again opened its barns to area horses that may have to seek safety from the storm.

"We've done this each of the past couple years,... Read More

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17th Horse Slashing on Arizona Dude Ranch

September 18, 2003

Seventeen horses have been found slashed in the throat on a guest ranch in Tucson, Ariz., since early July. The latest attack happened between midnight and 4 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 9, on the Tanque Verde Guest Ranch, according to Pima County... Read More

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Horse Bomb Kills Eight People in Colombia

September 18, 2003

A bomb strapped to a horse exploded in a plaza in a small town in northeast Colombia on Wednesday, killing at least eight people, including a toddler, and injuring 20 others, stated the Army in a report in the Read More

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Pony Attacked in United Kingdom

September 18, 2003

A 3-year-old pony named Socks is recovering from a seven-inch long knife wound to his chest, according to a report by the Middlesbrough Evening Gazette’s online edition. Surgery was performed on the afternoon of Tuesday, Sept. 16th,... Read More

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Horses Displaced as Fires Rage in British Columbia

September 16, 2003

Rain, cooler temperatures, and tenacious firefighters are finally extinguishing many of the fires that have burned in British Columbia, Canada, for the last six weeks. Owners of one Thoroughbred farm are rebuilding after flames took two barns,... Read More