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DOL Withdraws Proposed Child Labor Rules on Farms

May 02, 2012

The rule would have effectively barred employees under 16 from working in most agricultural capacities.... Read More

Dr. Laurie Lawrence

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UK's Lawrence Receives Distinguished Service Professorship

April 27, 2012

Lawrence has been involved with UK's Ag Equine Programs since its inception as the Equine Initiative in 2005.... Read More

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Discipline Managers Appointed for 2014 Alltech WEG

April 07, 2012

The managers will be working under the leadership of sports director Laurent Cellier.... Read More

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Keeping Horses Safe During Thunderstorms

April 03, 2012

Many owners keep horses stalled during storms, but turning horses out to pastures might keep them safer.... Read More

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BLM Lists Range Improvement Projects

March 23, 2012

BLM will spend $300,000 on 12 projects to improve conditions where wild horses and burros reside.... Read More

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USDA to Host Listening Session on Soring at Ky. Horse Park

March 13, 2012

The USDA hopes to obtain public feedback on its Horse Protection Program and soring.... Read More

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USEF, Hagyard Collecting Disaster Relief Donations

March 08, 2012

Donations collected will help horses and horse owners affected by last week's severe storms and tornadoes.... Read More

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Missouri Location Eyed for Horse Processing Plant

February 24, 2012

An industrial site near Mountain Grove, Mo., could be the location of the first horse processing plant.... Read More

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Michigan Barn Fire Kills 38 Horses; Injures Employee

February 22, 2012

A Southern Michigan barn fire at the farm of longtime Thoroughbred owner/breeder Jerry Campbell's Ca... Read More

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UK's Equine Initiative Renamed UK Ag Equine Programs

February 20, 2012

The College of Agriculture instituted this name change to better reflect UK's breadth of equine offerings. ... Read More

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Racing 'Safety Steward' Position Called Valuable

October 20, 2011

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association Safety and Integrity Alliance considers the presence of a 'safety... Read More

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Horses Added to Kentucky Proud Program

October 06, 2011

The KDA, KEEP, and KHC announced Oct. 6 that horses have been added to the Kentucky Proud program.... Read More

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Collision Blamed for Second Stampede Horse Death

July 18, 2011

A collision between two wagons during a chuckwagon race has been blamed for a fatal injury to a Thoroughbred ... Read More

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Ferraro Appointed Head of UC Davis Large Animal Clinic

July 11, 2011

Gregory L. Ferraro, DVM, has been appointed associate director of the William R. Pritchard Veterinary Medical ... Read More

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Merial and Intervet/Schering-Plough Merger Plans Terminated

March 22, 2011

Sanofi-aventus (the parent company of Merial) and Merck (the parent company of Intervet/Schering-Plough) announced today that their plans to merge the two animal health divisions into a new animal health venture have been terminated. Plans for the ... Read More

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Investigation of Unexplained Neurologic Cases in Australia Halted

March 17, 2011

The investigation into a number of undiagnosed and unexplained neurologic clinical signs present in some Australian horses was halted March 15 due to a strike at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO), the ... Read More

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Readers Battle High Gas Prices

March 15, 2011

Exactly 590 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "How have rising gas prices affected your horse activities?" ... Read More

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Chairman of Kentucky Equine Education Project Resigns

March 09, 2011

Brereton Jones, who has served as chairman of the Kentucky Equine Education Project (KEEP) since it was formed in May 2004, has resigned from his position. KEEP was formed with the purpose to educate Kentucky residents on the importance of the horse ... Read More

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Oklahoma State Cooperative Extension Equine Seminar Set for April 16

March 08, 2011

Horse enthusiasts looking to pick up the latest cost-effective, science-based information on managing their animals can register now to attend the April 16 "Key Steps to Revitalizing Your Equine Partner" seminar in Cherokee, Okla. The Oklahoma ... Read More

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Boarding Checklists Help Ensure Happy Horses and Owners

March 05, 2011

Equine enthusiasts unable to use their own facilities to house a horse should consult a well-thought-out checklist when looking to board the animal. Dave Freeman, PhD, Oklahoma State University Cooperative Extension equine specialist, advises horse ... Read More

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Learn to Improve Personal Brand in the Horse Business at March KENA Meeting

February 26, 2011

At the next KENA (Kentucky Equine Networking Association) dinner meeting, Doug Emerson will share three tips on branding the equine business with a presentation called "Horses Don't Write Checks, Customers Do". Emerson is the author of Profitable Ho... Read More

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Calgary Stampede Lists New Animal Safety Rules

February 25, 2011

Horses used in the Rangeland Derby chuckwagon races at the 2011 Calgary Stampede in Alberta, Canada, will receive veterinary inspections upon arrival to the event and prior to competition under new rules announced by Stampede management on Feb. 23. ... Read More

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Two Horses Die at Newbury Racecourse; Electrocution Suspected

February 14, 2011

Two horses collapsed and died in the paddock on Feb. 12 at the Newbury Racecourse in Berkshire, England, according to a report from BloodHorse.com. An investigation into the cause of the horses' deaths is under way, but initial reports indicate that ... Read More

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Bill Provides $30 Million for New Jersey Racing

January 11, 2011

A bill that would shift $30 million from the Casino Redevelopment Authority to the horse racing industry in the state of New Jersey over a three-year period progressed in the legislature on Jan. 10. The money would be paid on a sliding scale... Read More

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Horse Mania: UK Equine Initiative's "Big Blue" Comes Home

December 16, 2010

As the gavel fell and "sold" was uttered Dec. 3 in the Keeneland sales ring, Hip No. 20 began his journey home. The equestrian- and agricultural-themed member of the 2010 class Horse Mania horses had now been twice purchased by a syndicate ... Read More