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KER Launches New Division for Horses with Special Dietary Needs

December 11, 2006

Kentucky Equine Research (KER) has established a new division called KERx Special Needs Nutrition. KERx is designed to combine the individual strengths of veterinarians and nutritionists to optimize wellness in all horses. Partnering... Read More

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Illinois Extension Launches Ag Safety Site

December 11, 2006

A new website that seeks to provide research-based information and resources to assist individuals and organizations with agricultural safety issues has been launched by University of Illinois Extension.

The new site is Agricultural Safety... Read More

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Skeleton of "Alien Mutilation" Horse at Center of Custody Battle

December 11, 2006

Everyone in Alamosa, Colo., suddenly wants Snippy, reports The Denver Post.

The skeleton of Snippy, an Appaloosa mare that was the first animal reported to be... Read More

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NRHyA Raises $60,000 at Futurity

December 11, 2006

During the past year the National Reining Horse Youth Association (NRHyA) has celebrated the "Year of the Youth." The year long campaign dedicated to building and growing the NRHA's Youth membership was most evident at the 2006 NRHA Futurit... Read More

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Number of Calif. Horses Failing Drug Tests Doubled Since 2000

December 10, 2006

The number of horses that have failed drug tests in California have doubled since 2000 and the offenses rarely result in disqualification or other stiff penalties, the Orange County Register reported Sunday.

While failed drug tests... Read More

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HEART Equine Ambulance Hosting Hoedown to Raise Funds

December 10, 2006

The Humane Equine Aid and Rapid Transport (HEART) Equine Ambulance is a very personal cause for many of the top equestrians. There will be a fun packed, heel-stomping hoedown held at Palm Beach Polo Equestrian Club in the Special Events Pavilion... Read More

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New Administrator Named for USEF Drugs and Medications Program

December 09, 2006

The USEF has announced that Dr. Stephen Schumacher of Columbus, Ohio has been selected to become the Chief Administrator of Testing Programs for the USEF Drugs and Medications Program.

Schumacher received his B.S degree from The... Read More

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AQHA Cutting, Reining to be Featured on NBC

December 09, 2006

American Quarter Horses will take center stage Sunday, Jan. 7, on NBC Sports Television at 1:30 p.m. Eastern/10:30 a.m. Pacific for the America's Horse Championships presented by Ford Trucks. The one-hour special is based at a portion of the... Read More

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Appeals Court Upholds Pletcher Suspension

December 08, 2006

A New York state appeals court has upheld the 45-day suspension and $3,000 fine against leading trainer Todd Pletcher after one of his horses was found with a banned substance following a 2004 race at Saratoga.

The Appellate Division of the... Read More

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Mo. Public Park to Offer Lessons on Environmentally-Friendly Horsekeeping

December 08, 2006

Workers are busy turning land that once housed a private horse farm into a public park that will feature horses, while also trying to teach environmental lessons to visitors.

The Springfield, Mo., Parks and Recreation Department's Equine... Read More

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Underweight Horses Removed from N.H. Farm

December 08, 2006

Animal safety workers removed five "significantly underweight" horses from a property in Rye, N.H., where the owner had been convicted of cruelty to animals in 1999.

One of the horses required serious medical attention and is at a local... Read More

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Zebras at Virginia Zoo Die in Accidents

December 08, 2006

A young zebra at the Virginia Zoo in Norfolk, Va., has died in a freak accident following a rabies shot.

Zoo spokeswoman Alison Swank says zookeepers administered the shot with a blow dart gun, but the zebra bolted, struck a fence and fell... Read More

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South Korean Rider Dies After Equestrian Fall at Doha; First Death at an Asian Games

December 07, 2006

South Korean eventer Kim Hyung-chil was crushed by his horse after missing a jump on a muddy equestrian course at the Asian Games in Doha, Qatar, on Thursday (Dec. 7), raising concern over how organizers managed the event.

It was the... Read More

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APHA Incentive Programs Offer Big Paybacks for Talented American Paint Horses in 2007

December 07, 2006

Beginning Jan. 1, 2007, the American Paint Horse Association (APHA) will introduce exciting changes to its Gelding Plus and Paint Preferred incentive programs. Offering a potential $193,000 in added money through the programs, APHA gives owners... Read More

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Book Excerpt: Emergency Transportation

December 06, 2006

You should be prepared to ship a horse if it is in need of emergency care at a veterinary hospital.... Read More

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Certified Horsemanship Association Moving to the Kentucky Horse Park

December 05, 2006

The Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA) is moving to the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington in January 2007.

"We are excited about the opportunity to have our national offices located in the Kentucky Horse Park," says CHA President Bo... Read More

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Wrangler Leads the Western Industry to Raise $1 Million for Fight Against Breast Cancer

December 05, 2006

Last night (Dec. 4), "Are you Tough Enough to Wear Pink?" became the $1 million question proudly answered by the Western industry. With the Wrangler brand at the helm, cowboys, cowgirls, rodeos, retailers, and manufacturers were motivated to... Read More

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AERC Welcomes Platinum Sponsor EasyCare Inc.

December 04, 2006

The American Endurance Conference (AERC) is proud to announce EasyCare Inc. as a Platinum Level Sponsor for the 2007 competition season. The Tucson, Ariz.-based company is a leading manufacturer of performance products for horses and riders,... Read More

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Ranch Corrals Interaction of Kids, Horses

December 03, 2006

On a ranch just outside of Browning, Mont., the sound of thundering hooves echoes across the prairie. Small herds of Spanish mustangs gallop across the wind-swept plains, tails streaming behind them.

In the summer, children also run... Read More

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California Fairgrounds to Target Stable Waste Pollution Problem

December 02, 2006

The California state fairgrounds in Sacramento has agreed to a new monitoring program to try to keep waste from its horse stables from running into the American River.

The agreement is part of a settlement of a lawsuit filed in 2003 by... Read More

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West Virginia Horse Industry Booming

December 01, 2006

The Thoroughbred racing industry in West Virginia's Eastern Panhandle has grown so much in six years that it now helps employ more than 3,600 people and has an annual economic impact of $173 million, a study released Thursday... Read More

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Delaware to Take Tougher Stance on Blood-Doping

November 30, 2006

Delaware is taking a harder line on use of erythropoietin and similar blood-doping agents.

The Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission, which already considers blood-doping a prohibited practice, may push for an increase in penalties. And... Read More

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FEI: Judicial Follow-Up No Longer Required for Caffeine Positives

November 30, 2006

The veterinary bureau of the Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI) has made a change to way the organization handles caffeine positives. The drug and its metabolites (theophylline and theobromine) have been moved to the organization's... Read More

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British Owners of Colored Cobs Warned of Rising Thefts

November 30, 2006

A rash of horse thefts in Hampshire, England, has some speculating that colored cobs (Pinto-colored riding horses) are being stolen and exported to the United States, reported theRead More

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Understanding Equine Medications (Revised Edition)

November 29, 2006

Medicating horses is a hot topic, especially in sport horse and racing circles. Controversy surrounds such issues as proper dosage and threshold levels and how far in advance of competition medication can be given.... Read More