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SmartVite Supplements from SmartPak

November 29, 2006

A horse's requirements will vary with life stage, training, the type of forage fed and the kind of grain and amount consumed. Rather than target average needs with a one-size-fits-all approach like most multi-vitamins, the SmartVite line offers nine ... Read More

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Marion duPont Scott Center Offering Weekly Lectures for Horse Owners

November 28, 2006

The Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center has announced its 2006-07 "Tuesday Talks" schedule. This series of lectures is designed to provide veterinarians, horse owners, and horse professionals with valuable insight and practical advice... Read More

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FDA Approves New Ulcergard Product Label

November 28, 2006

Merial has announced that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a new product label for the company's equine stomach ulcer product, Ulcergard, the only FDA-approved product proven to prevent stomach ulcers in horses.

The revised... Read More

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Police Horses Return to Kansas City

November 28, 2006

For the first time since 1922, police officers on horseback are patrolling Kansas City, Mo., streets again.

The unit got started in mid-August and the first two police horses are slowly getting acquainted with their new city surroundings... Read More

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Audit: Former Large Animal Clinic Cashier Owes Auburn $83,623

November 28, 2006

A state audit says a woman who handled payments for Auburn University's large animal clinic owes the school $83,623 after she apparently failed to deposit money from customers over a five-year period, but her attorney says a faulty computer may... Read More

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High Winds in New Zealand Flip Horse Trailer

November 27, 2006

High winds over the weekend caused problems for many in Hawke's Bay, New Zealand. A horse truck traveling along State Highway 50 near Takapau "was turned on its side by a gust of wind," noted an online news story by Lucy Craymer on Read More

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Blind Rider Makes Riding Return at American Royal

November 27, 2006

Alison Dolan lost her vision 12 years ago, when she was 33, and she never thought she would ride again, according to an article by Jane Lerner in The Journal News (www.journalnews.com). She not... Read More

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Defense Department Auction to Sell Retired Army Horses

November 27, 2006

They aren't the usual military-surplus goods auctioned online, such as scrap metal, airplane parts or fancy tents.

Rojo and Ninety-Nine are special items with special needs.

They are 10-year-old quarter horses who have been ceremonial... Read More

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Equine Research Coordination Group Sets Goals

November 27, 2006

The Equine Research Coordination Group (ERCG), comprised of researchers and organizations that support equine research, has agreed upon and announced objectives for the coming year.

"It's time to focus on the future of equine research,"... Read More

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Texas Horses Survive Crash

November 26, 2006

A  trailer being pulled down Highway 35W in Texas near Fort Worth overturned last night and two horses escaped onto the highway, according to an article by Matt Frazier in the Star-Telegram (Read More

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Pennsylvania Collision Results in Woman and Horse Deaths

November 26, 2006

On Thanksgiving evening, a woman from Strasburg, Pa., was killed and her husband injured when a horse ran into the path of their car, according to a report on Lancasteronline.com. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, and... Read More

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Russell Baze to be Tuesday's Guest on Bloodhorse.com's Talkin' Horses"

November 24, 2006

Join legendary Northern California rider Russell Baze as he discusses his remarkable career and his current quest to become Thoroughbred racing's all-time leader in career wins by a jockey. Baze will be the next guest during a special Tuesday... Read More

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Horse Park Plans to Request More Funds to Improve Roads

November 24, 2006

The Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky., plans to ask the state for more funding to improve roads before hosting the World Equestrian Games in 2010.

Park officials said they would ask lawmakers for an additional $10 million to $12... Read More

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Major Storm Heading Up East Coast

November 22, 2006

A coastal storm which brought some of the earliest snow on record to South Carolina continued to spin rain into the state Wednesday, causing some minor flooding and slowing Thanksgiving travel.

Flood warnings were issued for Chesterfield an... Read More

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Hip Fracture Leads to Euthanasia of Kentucky Stallion Diesis

November 21, 2006

Diesis, an English champion and prominent Kentucky stallion, was euthanatized Nov. 18 at Mill Ridge Farm, owned by Alice Chandler and her husband, Dr. John Chandler, near Lexington. The 26-year-old pensioned son of Sharpen Up had fractured a hip... Read More

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Hollywood Races Sunday After Addressing Cushion Track Complaints

November 20, 2006

Hollywood Park planned to conduct a full card of racing on its Cushion Track Sunday, one day after jockeys complained late in the day about "waves," or clumps of synthetic material, that a track official said were caused by problems with the... Read More

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Final Turn: Helping the Horses

November 19, 2006

The proposed strategic plan that came out of last month's Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit is one of those documents or white papers that most likely will land in one of two places: the Thoroughbred industry's dust-gathering burial... Read More

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Tough Sale: Horse Head-Butts Real Estate Agent

November 19, 2006

Real estate can be a tough business. But sometimes it's a real beast, Erika McKinney has learned.

McKinney won a trip to the hospital when a horse bit her and knocked her into a tree during a property showing Nov. 10.

McKinney an... Read More

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EVA Outbreak in New Mexico Wrapup

November 19, 2006

An equine viral arteritis (EVA) outbreak occurred on a Quarter Horse breeding farm in New Mexico in June.... Read More

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Association Works to Protect Equine Actors

November 18, 2006

The sole purpose of the American Humane Association (AHA) is the safe use of animals in films. Horses are among those animals, and there are AHA representatives on every set checking out the setup, vetting the horses, providing their input on th... Read More

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Rubber-Matting Stable Fork

November 17, 2006

Tired of replacing poor-quality pitchforks every season? Frustrated with forks that pierce your beautiful rubber stall mats?... Read More

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Web Site Launched for Horselife, the Horse Industry Marketing Initiatve

November 17, 2006

The Western-English Trade Association (WETA) announced today that Horselife, the "Got Milk?"-style marketing initiative for the horse industry, has a new web site launched this week to keep the industry informed of the latest developments. A key... Read More

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Power Shift in Congress has Ramifications for Equine Industry

November 17, 2006

The shift in power from Republicans to Democrats on Capitol Hill will have some affect on the horse industry's political agenda, but the results of the Nov. 7 election really didn't catch officials by surprise.

The Senate now has 50... Read More

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British Horse Society Launches Grooms' Register

November 16, 2006

The British Horse Society is to launch a Grooms' Register for people who have attained any level of the BHS groom and stable management qualifications.

BHS-certified grooms and stable managers can apply to join the register from... Read More

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Farnam's Sweepstakes Drawing Awards Four Diamond Horseshoe Necklaces

November 16, 2006

Farnam Companies, Inc. is continuing to celebrate 60 years of sharing its passion for animals with its customers by giving away more diamonds in the Customer Appreciation Sweepstakes.

Four winners' names were drawn Sept. 29. The four... Read More