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AQHA Regional Experiences Slated For 2006

April 12, 2006

 The American Quarter Horse Association is continuing its efforts to encourage and enhance show participation. Last year, AQHA launched the first year of Regional Experiences, and the Association continues with 10 Experiences scheduled... Read More

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Learn More about Joint Disease

April 10, 2006

Luitpold Animal Health has launched a new educational campaign this year to help horse owners better understand the causes, effects, and treatments of equine degenerative joint disease.... Read More

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NARHA AQHA Alliance

April 10, 2006

The North American Riding for the Handicapped Association (NARHA) is pleased to announce that through the assistance of the NARHA/AQHA Alliance, 11 NARHA Centers received grants totaling $33,977.30. These grants were made possible through... Read More

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Impact of Equine Activities on Youth Research

April 10, 2006

The American Youth Horse Council has partnered with Pennsylvania State University to conduct research that quantifies what we already know: Kids + Horses = Magic! One of the strategic goals of the American Youth Horse Council (AYHC) is to... Read More

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Horse Runs into Crowd at School, Injures Nine

April 07, 2006

The Sacramento Bee reports that six children and three adults were hurt Thursday morning (April 6) when a horse on display at a Bradshaw Christian School event spooked and surged into a... Read More

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APHA Enhances Online Services With Innovative Database

April 06, 2006

In its continuing effort to deliver valuable services to its members, the American Paint Horse Association (APHA) has created a new web-based application to track and organize a multitude of equine-related activities.

"This service... Read More

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Dan Rosenberg Named Executive in Residence for UK Equine Initiative

April 06, 2006

Edited press release

Dan Rosenberg, president and chief operating officer of Three Chimneys Farm near Midway, Ky., has been named executive in residence for the Equine Initiative within the University of Kentucky's College of... Read More

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Handwashing: Bar Soap or Liquid?

April 01, 2006

With much information about biosecurity revolving around current equine herpesvirus infections, salmonellosis, and the upcoming foaling season, one small but important item has been often omitted. Animal workers and veterinarians should wash... Read More

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Toronto Police Horse Killed On Duty

April 01, 2006

The city of Toronto is mourning the death of 9-year-old "Brigadier," a member of the Metro Police Mounted Unit. The horse had both front legs broken in what is being described as the deliberate impact of a minivan on Friday, Feb. 24.... Read More

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Missouri Stable Leveled Second Time by Tornado

March 15, 2006

Nearly three years after a tornado destroyed the barn at Stokely Farms near Battlefield, Mo., another tornado decimated the farm's replacement barn on Sunday night (March 12). One horse was killed during the storm, and several were injured.... Read More

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Memorial Service for Police Horse Touches Toronto

March 08, 2006

More than 1,500 people honored the memory of Brigadier, an equine member of the Metro Toronto Police mounted unit who was tragically killed in the line of duty, by attending a special memorial service in downtown Toronto on Monday, March... Read More

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Feel the Beat

March 01, 2006

It's a thrilling moment for spectator and exhibitor alike on a steamy August night in Freedom Hall, Louisville, Ky. The place is filled wall-to-wall with spectators. Some are in elevated private suites surrounding the arena floor. Many are... Read More

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Toronto Police Horse Killed On Duty

March 01, 2006

The city of Toronto is mourning the death of 9-year-old "Brigadier," a member of the Metro Police Mounted Unit. The horse had both front legs broken in what is being described as the deliberate impact of a minivan on Friday, Feb. 24. ... Read More

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Auction Benefits Morgan Retirement Farm

February 24, 2006

(Edited press release)

The second annual Elysian Fields: The Justin Morgan Association for Retired Equines (EF:JMARE) Stallion Service Charity Auction online ends this Sunday, Feb. 26.

EF:JMARE is a 501(c)(3)... Read More

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Kansas Barn Fire Kills 43 Horses

February 06, 2006

A Feb. 5 fire in a barn at Eureka Downs in Eureka, Kan., killed 43 horses and remained under investigation as of Feb. 6, officials said.

Both Thoroughbreds and Quarter Horses, most of which were 2-year-olds in training, were killed.... Read More

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Alexis Stewart Wants NY Horse-Drawn Carriages Banned

January 18, 2006

Alexis Stewart, daughter of domestic diva Martha Stewart, urged New York's Mayor Michael Bloomberg to impose a citywide ban on the city's 200 plus horse-drawn carriages, according to a Jan. 11 article on Read More

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Horse Rescued from Icy Canal in England

January 05, 2006

A mare was extracted on Dec. 27 from a Black Country canal in Central England after spending up to 10 hours overnight in the icy water. The incident was described by the Express & Star, a British evening newspaper (Read More

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Texas A&M Offers New Economic Center

January 02, 2006

Texas A&M University will create a Center for Equine Business Studies to provide equine industry statistics and data to the government and public to help the horse industry make better decisions and build business. The university has retaine... Read More

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A Decade Looking Inside

January 01, 2006

Starting in 1996, James N. Moore, DVM, PhD, a veterinary educator at the University of Georgia (UGA), began to work with Thel Melton, a computer graphics artist in the college, to develop a faster way for students to envision what is happening... Read More

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Benefits of Bran Mash

January 01, 2006

A little bran, warm water, and molasses are all it takes to create a mouth-watering mash fit for horse utopia.... Read More

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New Year, Same Resolve

January 01, 2006

A new year has begun. How many resolutions have you made? Broken any yet? Mine include getting home and barn emergency kits together. I've had them in the past, but when we checked after the hurricanes made preparedness an issue in our lives,... Read More

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New York Requiring Kentucky Health Papers

December 31, 2005

Dr. Anthony Verderosa, Chief Examining Veterinarian for the New York Racing Association (NYRA), conveyed to the Kentucky State Veterinarian by telephone earlier this afternoon (Dec. 31, 2005) that effective immediately, all horses shipping onto... Read More

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Fires Force Horse Evacuations

December 22, 2005

Smoke rising from wildfires in Los Angeles County, Calif., provided an uneasy backdrop for rescue teams tending to animal evacuees housed at Pierce College, located just eight miles from the fires. The college housed up to 225 horses along with ... Read More

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Dual Classic Winner Afleet Alex Retired

December 07, 2005

Cash is King Stable's Afleet Alex, winner of this year's Preakness and Belmont Stakes (both gr. I), has been retired. Trainer Tim Ritchey announced Thursday the son of Northern Afleet has been retired due to a recently detected injury believed t... Read More

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Sixth Annual Purina Equine Veterinary Conference Attracts Veterinarians, Veterinary Students

November 28, 2005

With nearly 400 in attendance, this year's Equine Veterinary Conference was the largest and one of the most successful conferences ever hosted by Purina Mills, according to Purina Mills Horse Business Group officials. The conference took place... Read More