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New Forensics Book Spotlights Advancements in Animal Crime Investigations

November 07, 2006

The Humane Society Press, the publishing imprint of The Humane Society of the United States, has announced the release of Forensic Investigation of Animal Cruelty: A Guide for Veterinary and Law Enforcement Professionals by Leslie... Read More

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New Recruit Steps In for Toronto Police Horse Killed by Car

November 07, 2006

Commodore, a 3-year-old Belgian cross, was introduced Saturday (Nov. 4) as the newest member of the Toronto Police Mounted Unit, reports the Read More

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HEART Equine Ambulance Seeks Employees for Florida Season

November 06, 2006

HEART's new state-of-the-art equine ambulance makes its first appearance in Florida starting with the National Horse Show in Wellington, Fla., Nov. 28 through Dec. 3. HEART will continue to work at Florida horse shows until early March.... Read More

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Pine Island Euthanatized; Fleet Indian Injured in Distaff

November 04, 2006

The two 5-2 co-favorites in the Emirates Airline Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) both broke down during the running of the race and failed to finish. Phipps Stable's Pine Island suffered a dislocation of the left front fetlock and was euthanatized... Read More

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It's a Cruel World

November 01, 2006

What defines "cruelty"? The same question was asked of pornography, and the answer was that it's hard to describe, but you know it when you see it. Unfortunately, cruelty to horses has many faces, and not all are what they appear. Some things one... Read More

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Flying Horses

November 01, 2006

For humans, it seems a fairly simple process to take a plane trip, with the most complicated portion involving transportation to the airport or the wait in security lines. But what must transpire to get a horse aboard a jet and fly him thousands of... Read More

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Artsplace, Champion Pacer and Sire, Euthanatized

November 01, 2006

Artsplace, a champion pacing sire and racehorse, was euthanatized Monday (Oct. 30) at the University of Pennsylvania's large animal hospital, New Bolton Center, in Kennett Square, Pa., at the age of 18. The decision was made to euthanatize the hors... Read More

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Legal Fight Continues Over Care of Retired NYC Police Horses

October 31, 2006

Old New York Police Department horses done with pounding the pavement get to amble away their retirement years on gentle grass here.

No shoes. No saddles. The only honking heard on this ranch two hours north of Manhattan comes from geese.... Read More

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Insight Communications to Include HRTV

October 31, 2006

HorseRacing TV (HRTV), a subsidiary of Magna Entertainment Corp. (MEC) today announced that it has entered into an agreement with Insight Communications for carriage of HRTV on Insight systems beginning in time for the Breeders' Cup World... Read More

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Ohio Horse Industry Growing at a Gallop

October 30, 2006

A surge in Ohio's horse industry reflects a renewed interest in recreational riding, board, and breeding, trainers and other professionals say.

The number of horses in Warren County, northeast of Cincinnati, jumped from 2,565 in 1997 to... Read More

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Woman Hits Horse, Dies in Fiery Crash

October 30, 2006

A woman from The Dalles, Ore., has been killed in a fiery car crash about one mile west of the city.

According to the Wasco County Sheriff's office, at about 5:30 p.m. yesterday, 66-year-old Hazel Zitzelberger was on Highway 30 near The... Read More

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American Riding Instructor's Association Announces Scholarship Grants

October 29, 2006

The American Riding Instructors Association (ARIA) will award up to one hundred scholarship grants, for $200 each, to riding instructors wishing to attend either The National Riding Instructors Convention or any ARIA Instructor Certification Tes... Read More

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Saturday Card at Aqueduct Cancelled Due to Inclement Weather

October 28, 2006

The Saturday, Oct. 28, live racing card at Aqueduct in Queens, N.Y., was cancelled because of heavy rain and strong winds.

Three stakes races scheduled--the grade II, $150,000 First Flight Handicap for fillies and mares at seven furlongs... Read More

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Government Tells Tennessee Walking Horse Industry to Stop Abuse

October 28, 2006

Chattanooga horse owner Lucille Davis had heard the ugly rumors about what some trainers did to force the high-stepping gait on a Tennessee Walking Horse.

"I have to admit I didn't believe horses were being abused," Davis said. "Now as I... Read More

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BHS Ride UK Web Site Offers Prize for Survey Response

October 27, 2006

The British Horse Society (BHS) is eager to find out what people think of the Ride UK website, and how it can improve its service to riders. The site, which provides details of riding throughout the UK, horse-friendly accommodation, and... Read More

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BLM Rounding Up Horses on Fire-Scorched Range

October 26, 2006

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will round up around 100 horses on the Clan Alpine Herd Management Area in Northern Nevada this week, reports Nevada television station Read More

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New 'Cushion Track' Attracts Out-of-Towners

October 26, 2006

Hollywood Park, which will debut its Cushion Track for racing when its fall meet begins Nov. 1, is expecting some out-of-town trainers to send horses after the Nov. 4 Breeders' Cup World Championships at Churchill Downs.

Dan Eidson,... Read More

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Two New Cosequin Blends Now Available

October 25, 2006

For over a decade horse owners have relied on Cosequin Equine Powder to maintain their horses' joint health. Now the makers of the No. 1 veterinarian-recommended1 joint health supplement are proud to introduce Cosequin Optimized and... Read More

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Back Country Horsemen's Group Wins Trail Stewardship Award

October 25, 2006

The Charlie Russell Chapter of Back Country Horsemen was presented with a check for $1,000 as the winner of the Trail Trotters Day National Stewardship Award 2006 for its outstanding efforts in restoring Trail #454 in the Highwood Mountains, part o... Read More

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Swedish Authorities Question Alleged Bear Attack

October 24, 2006

A Swedish hunting authority said Monday it had found no proof to confirm claims by a man who said a wild bear had attacked his three racehorses during a practice run in central Sweden.

Coachman Bjorn Johansson told Swedish media his three... Read More

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Trail Ride in France Featured in "50 Tours of a Lifetime" List

October 24, 2006

Cross Country International has announced that its Louire Valley Chateau-to-Chateau Trail Ride has been selected as one of National Geographic Traveler's "50 Tours of a Lifetime." The ride is described in the magazine's October issue,... Read More

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Lexington Plane Crash Rescuers Receive White Horse Community Award

October 23, 2006

Race Track Chaplaincy of America will present its annual White Horse Community Award to the Lexington, Ky., police officer and the two Blue Grass Airport public safety officers who rescued the lone survivor from the Aug. 27 Comair crash, during... Read More

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Lengel to Retire as Director of USEF Drugs and Medications Program

October 23, 2006

After 28 years of loyal service, the most tenured USEF staff member, John G. Lengel, DVM, has decided to retire.

Lengel started working for the Equine Drugs and Medications Program as a testing technician and then testing veterinarian in th... Read More

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KHP 5K Walk/Run to Benefit Equine and Human Nonprofit Groups

October 23, 2006

Walk, run, trot, stroll or roll along three miles of dazzling holiday lights at the Kentucky Horse Park during the American Lung Association's Southern Lights Stroll 5K Walk/Run on Nov. 16, which will also assist the Kentucky Horse Park... Read More

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Different Origin of Insect Hypersensitivity in Icelandics?

October 23, 2006

Insect bite hypersensitivity might have a different origin in Icelandic horses than in horses of other breeds.... Read More