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Deworming Principles (Book Excerpt)

August 30, 2005

A thorough parasite control program involves a complete understanding of helpful management practices and knowing how different types of dewormers work.... Read More

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Katrina Strands Many; Rescuers Wait for Evaluation of Worst Hit Areas

August 30, 2005

Katrina's fury has been felt widespread in Louisiana and Mississippi, scattering storms and high winds across hundreds of square miles. Many horse owners are likely stranded in the storm's wake, says Bonnie Clark, publisher of the Horseman's... Read More

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Fair Grounds Racetrack Damage Unknown; Track Used as Staging Area

August 30, 2005

As Hurricane Katrina moved through New Orleans, La., Monday, the Fair Grounds racetrack sustained some structural damage and the track's parking lot was being used as a staging area from which rescue vehicles and personnel could... Read More

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Architects Chosen for University of Minnesota Equine Center

August 30, 2005

Rafferty Rafferty Tollefson (RRT) of St. Paul, Minn., has been chosen as the principal architect for the new University of Minnesota Equine Center.

RRT will be working with Gralla Architects, an Oklahoma-based firm that specializes in th... Read More

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Damage on Louisiana Thoroughbred Farms Not as Bad as Expected

August 30, 2005

The damage of Hurricane Katrina on south Louisiana Thoroughbred farms wasn't as bad as originally feared, but it will take time to repair and replace fencing and barns, as well as remove debris and tree limbs.

"It's not as bad as I... Read More

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Katrina's Damage Minor at Florida Tracks

August 29, 2005

For the fourth time in less than a year, a hurricane has disrupted Calder Race Course's racing schedule and track president Ken Dunn says he has seen enough.

"Making plans for a storm is an expertise I wish I didn't have," Dunn said afte... Read More

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In Wait for Hurricane Katrina

August 29, 2005

Hurricane Katrina made landfall again this morning (Aug. 29) as a Category 4 storm, striking the Louisiana coastline days after damaging parts of south Florida, particularly Miami-Dade and Broward Counties. Florida and Louisiana equine... Read More

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Hurricane Evacuation Information for Louisiana Horse Owners

August 29, 2005

The Horseman's Guide of the South Central Region has joined efforts with the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry, Office of Animal Health Studies, State Veterinarian's Office in compiling information for a evacuation site... Read More

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Study Might Link American Robins to West Nile Virus

August 26, 2005

A recent DNA study of the blood consumed by 300 mosquitoes in Connecticut over the past three years found that 40% of them fed on American robins (Turdus migratorius), while only 1% fed on American crows (Corvus brachyrhynchos)... Read More

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Days End Farm Horse Rescue Receives "Best in America" Seal of Approval

August 26, 2005

Independent Charities of America has awarded Days End Farm Horse Rescue (DEFHR, www.defhr.org) with the "Best In America" seal of approval for adhering to the highest standards of accountability... Read More

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Drought Stress and Pasture Quality

August 26, 2005

Drought causes pastures to dry up, weeds to flourish, and horses to get thin without supplemental feeding. But there are other things going on in your fields that you need to know about in order to protect your horses from problems such as... Read More

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North Dakota State Vet Modifies Waiver on Livestock Import Requirements

August 26, 2005

An outbreak of vesicular stomatitis (VS) in Montana, Wyoming and other states has led North Dakota's state veterinarian to modify a long-standing exemption allowing transport of livestock from a farm or ranch to an auction market without a healt... Read More

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WNV Transmission Between Co-Feeding Mosquitoes

August 25, 2005

More than just birds and mosquitoes could play a key role in the spread of West Nile virus (WNV). Scientists recently determined that an uninfected mosquito can get WNV from an infected mosquito when feeding directly next to it on an uninfected... Read More

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Jockey Club Rule Changed; Inspections Possible of Early Foals

August 25, 2005

The Jockey Club, the registry for Thoroughbreds, has announced a change in its Stud Book rules that will permit representatives of the organization to physically inspect horses. According to a release, the rule change was made to insure the... Read More

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Stallion Dubai Excellence Believed to be in Ukraine

August 25, 2005

The Blood-Horse has learned that the search for the stallion Dubai Excellence, a half-brother to Dubai Millennium, has turned to Ukraine, the former Russian territory which is an independent country.

This is where the horse... Read More

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Equine Scholars Program

August 24, 2005

Students at Georgetown College in Kentucky now have the opportunity to “get their foot in the door” of the equine industry, no matter their area of study. The new Equine Scholars Program is a collaboration between the university and the... Read More

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Horse in Australia Identified as Samood

August 24, 2005

The horse believed to have been Dubai Excellence when sold to stand at stud in Australia has been identified as Samood.

Michael Ford, keeper of the Australian Stud Book, confirmed that recent DNA test have confirmed the horse presently i... Read More

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Rabies Vaccination Revisited

August 23, 2005

Each year the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) releases a comprehensive report detailing the number of reported rabies cases in 49 states and Puerto Rico. The most up-to-date report, which details 2003 cases, reveals that more... Read More

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National Hay Association Convention to Be Held In Lexington

August 23, 2005

More than 100 members of the National Hay Association are expected to attend the organization's annual 110th convention, which will be held at the Embassy Suites in Lexington, Ky., on Sept. 29- Oct. 1. Tom Creech, owner of Charles T. Creech, Inc... Read More

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Online Auction to Benefit Grandson of Philadelphia Horse Trainer

August 23, 2005

An online auction will begin on Sept. 1 and run through Sept. 15 to benefit Jan Michael, grandson of Philadelphia-based racehorse trainer Don White. Jan Michael was born prematurely on Feb. 3 with extensive complications, including a cleft lip... Read More

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USRider Enhances Web Site

August 23, 2005

In its continuing effort to enhance service and benefits to its members, USRider has upgraded its web site. This modernization allows members to manage most aspects of their membership online.
 
Founded in 2002 and administered by the... Read More

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Change in Kentucky Drug Rules Could Trigger Lawsuit

August 23, 2005

The Kentucky Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association (HBPA) could file a lawsuit to prevent implementation of a new race-day medication policy in the state.

Kentucky Gov. Ernie Fletcher signed the more restrictive rules Aug... Read More

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Afleet Alex Progressing; BC Classic Questionable

August 23, 2005

Trainer Tim Ritchey said Tuesday that Preakness and Belmont (both gr. I) winner Afleet Alex's fracture is healing nicely, but with an extra week of walking prescribed, there is a question whether the colt can make the Oct. 29 Breeders' Cup... Read More

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Standardbred Horse Tests Positive for EEE

August 19, 2005

A five-year-old Standardbred racing horse from the Frankford, Del., area has tested positive for Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE). Tests on the animal, which died last weekend, were performed this week at the Division of Public Health Laborator... Read More

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Exceller Fund Provides New Avenue for Finger Lakes Horse Adoption

August 16, 2005

People in the New York area have a new place to look for Thoroughbreds that can be retrained as hunter/jumper, dressage and pleasure horses. The Exceller Fund now hosts free listings for trainers and owners of racehorses at and near the Finger... Read More