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Olympic Eventing Day I: Chiacchia Fourth After First Day of Dressage Competition

August 16, 2004

Under conditions much more windy and cool than Saturday's heat wave and temperatures soaring over 100 degrees, American eventers began their bid for an Olympic medal during Day I of the two-day dressage phase at Athens' beautiful new equestrian... Read More

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Touzaint takes eventing lead after dressage, Funnell leads British to team lead; U.S., Severson fourth

August 16, 2004

By Joseph Schwerdt, NBCOlympics.com

ATHENS -- Young French rider Nicolas Touzaint took... Read More

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Saddlebred Won't be Exhumed--Yet

August 13, 2004

The recent motion by Sally and Joe Jackson to have Wild Eyed and Wicked exhumed for further investigation was heard today before the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky, and it will be "held in abeyance" pending... Read More

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Michigan's First 2004 Equine WNV Case

August 13, 2004

A Clinton County horse has tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV), the first of the year, veterinary officials with the Michigan Department of Agriculture (MDA) today confirmed (Aug. 13, 2005).
Laboratory tests conducted in early August a... Read More

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NBC Olympics Viewing Marathon Postponed Due to Hurricane Charley and Tropical Storm Bonnie

August 12, 2004

Universal Orlando Contest Temporarily Postponed, Rescheduled to Begin Sunday at 7 p.m. ET

Competitors Standing By at Universal Orlando Resort to Break Guinness World Record for TV Watching Marathon During NBC's 24-Hour Olympic... Read More

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Bob Costas & Katie Couric Co-Host NBC's Opening Ceremony Coverage Friday at 8 P.M. ET/PT

August 12, 2004

THE OLYMPICS RETURN TO GREECE FRIDAY ON NBC WITH THE OPENING CEREMONY OF THE 2004 ATHENS GAMES

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FDA Recommended Seizure on Illegal Horse Drugs Carried Out by United States Marshals Under Court Order

August 12, 2004

At the request of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky issued a seizure warrant on Aug. 11, 2004, for various illegally compounded drug products for use in horses found at BET Pharm... Read More

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BET Pharm Raid Update

August 12, 2004

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is recommending that horse owners and veterinarians who have products from BET Pharm, LLC, in Lexington, Ky., not use the products. "The owner should be consulting with their veterinarian to make a decision... Read More

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BET Warning Letter

August 12, 2004

November 17, 2003

WARNING LETTER

CIN-04-18828

Robert H. Douglas, Ph.D.

BET Pharm LLC

1222 Richmond Road

Lexington, KY 40502

Dear Dr. Douglas:

During an inspection of your facility... Read More

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USDA to Compensate for Brucellosis-Infected Sheep, Goats, and Horses

August 11, 2004

The USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) recently amended its brucellosis regulations in an effort to encourage livestock owners to cooperate with the agency's brucellosis eradication program, thus reducing the likelihood of... Read More

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Anthrax in Texas

August 11, 2004

Anthrax had killed a cow, a kudu (a type of antelope), and a whitetail deer in Texas as of Aug. 10. Laboratory results confirmed the disease in the animals, which lived on three premises in Uvalde and Val Verde Counties in Southwest... Read More

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Costas and Couric Lead NBC's coverage of Athens Olympics Opening Ceremony at 8 PM ET/PT Friday

August 11, 2004

Telecast Includes Feature on Athens' Readiness & Security

NBC ATHENS PRESS OFFICE: 011 30 210 00 49288

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Survey: Horse Industry Thriving in Minnesota

August 10, 2004

The horse industry in Minnesota has grown rapidly in the last five years. In a recent economical assessment, Brian Buhr, an economist with the University of Minnesota Extension Service, estimated that Minnesota's horse industry generates nearly... Read More

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Millionaire Dollar Bill Euthanized

August 10, 2004

Gary and Mary West's millionaire grade II winner Dollar Bill, who proved popular enough to warrant his own web site, was euthanized Aug. 3 after foundering. He suffered from ankle problems during his racing career and had been a patient at Rood... Read More

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West Nile Virus and EEE Detected in Maryland Mosquitoes

August 09, 2004

Mosquitoes collected in two separate areas of Prince George's County are the first in Maryland this year to test positive for West Nile virus (WNV) and for Eastern equine encephalomyelitis (EEE). In the first instance, mosquitoes collected on... Read More

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MRLS in Washington State?

August 09, 2004

While there has been speculation that several cases of mare reproductive loss syndrome (MRLS) happened in Washington state during the spring of 2003, the number of accessions to the state's diagnostic lab doesn't uphold that theory. Charles... Read More

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Advisory: Daily Distribution Schedule of NBC Athens 2004 Communications Information

August 09, 2004

ATHENS, Greece -Aug. 9, 2004-Following is a preliminary daily schedule of the releases and media advisories NBC's Olympic communications team will be distributing from the 2004 Summer Games in Athens:

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New Bolton's Widener Hospital Open for Appointments

August 09, 2004

Penn's George D. Widener Hospital for Large Animals reopened on Monday, Aug. 2, 2004, for scheduled appointments for equine patients. "We have to limit the cases right now because we only have one of the hospital's barns available," said Bruce... Read More

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HorseTV Media Group, LLC Announces Exclusive Agreement for Olympic Video Distribution

August 05, 2004

Houston, TX--HorseTV Media Group, LLC announced today that an exclusive agreement has been reached between its affiliated company, Equestrian Vision, and NBC for the U.S. video distribution rights to the equestrian events of the 2004 Olympics in... Read More

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NBC Provides Tools to Help Viewers Navigate 24-Hour-a-Day Athens Olympic Coverage

August 05, 2004

From Interactive Listings on NBCOlympics.com to On-Screen Cross Promotion, Viewers Have a Roadmap to the Athens Games on the Networks of NBC

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New Drug Tried for Equine Heart Fibrillations

August 04, 2004

Veterinarians at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine believe they're the first to use an oral drug to resolve a chronic case of atrial fibrillation (irregular heartbeats) in a horse. ... Read More

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Fourth Annual Stallion Service Auction to Benefit Equine Health Studies Program

August 04, 2004

The LSU School of Veterinary Medicine announces its fourth annual Stallion Service Auction, which will be held Oct. 15-Dec. 17. The event is a multiple-breed, Internet-based benefit auction for the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine's Equine... Read More

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Thoroughbred Charities of America Appoints Executive Director

August 04, 2004

Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) has appointed Liz Harris of Midway, Ky., as its executive director. Harris has served on the TCA board for eight years. Among other fund-raising activities, she recently was on the campaign... Read More

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Smarty Jones Retired Due to Bone Bruises

August 04, 2004

Go Smarty Go--To Stud at Three Chimneys Farm 
By Ron Mitchell and Evan Hammonds

Smarty Jones, the Elusive Quality colt whose quest for the Triple Crown came up short in the Belmont Stakes (gr. I), has been retired due to... Read More

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Motion Filed in Federal Court to Exhume Saddlebred

August 03, 2004

A motion was filed on Aug. 2 for a court order to exhume the body of the sabotaged American Saddlebred Wild Eyed and Wicked from its burial site on Double D Ranch in Versailles, Ky. Lawyers on behalf of Sally and Joe Jackson filed the motion in... Read More