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Three Horses Dead After Petroleum Gas Truck Accident

January 20, 2007

Three horses are dead after a truck hauling liquified petroleum gas collided with them in the predawn darkness near Grand Junction, Colo.

It happened just after 6 p.m. Thursday morning, Jan. 18th, along westbound Interstate... Read More

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Hay Shortage Affecting Oregon Horse Owners

January 18, 2007

Quality hay is getting harder to find and more expensive. And growers say the conditions that led to this winter's shortage are not going away.

Hay growers in the Rogue Valley (southern Oregon) said a federal decision to give Arizona and... Read More

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Waldrop Elected to American Horse Council Board of Trustees

January 18, 2007

The American Horse Council announced that Alex Waldrop, president and chief executive officer of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA), has been elected to the AHC board of trustees.

“It is great to have an AHC trustee with... Read More

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University of Tennessee Appoints New Director of Laboratory Animal Care

January 16, 2007

A Tulane University laboratory animal veterinarian has accepted the position of director for the University of Tennessee Office of Laboratory Animal Care.

Patricia N. Coan, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACLAM, formerly director of the Department of... Read More

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Rutgers Hosting Conference for New and Seasoned Horse Owners

January 15, 2007

"Horses 2007," scheduled for Saturday, March 31 and Sunday, April 1, 2007, will create a learning event that appeals to new or prospective horse owners as well as seasoned professionals, including veterinarians and veteran horse owners and farm... Read More

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Reward Offered for Information on Wild Horse Shootings

January 13, 2007

Numerous animal protection groups have come together to offer a reward of $11,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of any person(s) responsible for the recent shooting deaths of at least seven wild horses in the... Read More

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EquiShure Time-Released Digestive Buffer

January 12, 2007

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KERx Special Needs... Read More

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Keep Horses Healthy in Mud Season

January 11, 2007

Winter brings rain. And rain brings mud, especially if you have horses on a small acreage.... Read More

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CHRB Committee Urges Drug Policy Changes

January 10, 2007

The California Horse Racing Board, under fire for its drug enforcement policies, would dramatically change penalties for many violations and repeat offenses under recommendations passed on to the full commission by its medication committee Jan.... Read More

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New Online Network Available for Michigan Equestrians

January 10, 2007

A new regional network, www.MichiganHorseSports.com, will cover area professionals and amateurs in various horse sports, address state and county political issues, introduce... Read More

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RFD-TV to Air Program on Equine Intelligence

January 10, 2007

Just how smart is a horse, anyway? While much research has been done on horses, hardly any has been on "horse smarts," or equine intelligence. Fascinating discoveries will be showcased with the airing of an episode of "The Horse Show" with... Read More

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Alabama Hay Shortage Affecting Horses

January 09, 2007

Horse owners in Alabama who didn't stockpile hay last autumn are having to network with their neighbors and pay elevated prices to find and purchase hay for their herds.

State Veterinarian Tony Frazier, DVM, said while horses aren't starvin... Read More

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International Disease Report Third Quarter 2006

January 08, 2007

This is an excerpt from Equine Disease Quarterly, funded by underwriters at Lloyd's, London, brokers, and their Kentucky agents.

The International Collating Center, Newmarket, England and other sources reported the... Read More

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NRHA Futurity Sales Hit Record Highs

January 07, 2007

The National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) announces another record breaking year at the 2006 NRHA Futurity Prospect Sale held during the NRHA Futurity at the Oklahoma State Fair Park. The top-selling futurity prospect went for $195,000.00. It's... Read More

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TAMU to Offer Mare and Foal Management Program

January 07, 2007

A day-long mare and foal management program with Texas A&M experts for $30 is a bargain, said a Henderson County horse manager.

"(Fees for) very similar programs are often $150 to $200," said Paula Swope, member of the Henderson County... Read More

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Horses, Donkey Removed from N.C. Farm

January 06, 2007

Harnett County, N.C., animal control officers have taken several horses, goats and a donkey away from a man accused of neglecting the animals to the brink of starvation.

When officers first arrived at the home, some of the six horses had... Read More

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CHRB Committee to Tackle Medication Regulations

January 06, 2007

Guidelines that would fundamentally change some aspects of penalties for violations of the California Horse Racing Board’s (CHRB) medication rules--including stricter sanctions for some violations, extending accountability to horse owners,... Read More

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Jane Savoie Seminar To Benefit The Equine Fund

January 06, 2007

The Equine Fund is hosting Jane Savoie--rider, teacher, author, and coach--at a full day seminar on Sunday, April 29, 2007, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. (indoors) at Denbesten Ranch in Valatie, N.Y. The ranch is about a half-hour East of Albany,... Read More

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America's Horse Championships on NBC Sunday

January 06, 2007

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

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Reproduction: An Emerging Focus at North Carolina State

January 05, 2007

Many of the United States' leading equine reproduction research institutions, such as Colorado State University, the University of Idaho, Utah State University, and Texas A&M University, are located in the western half of the country. But... Read More

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Horse Slaughter Bill Introduced in Kentucky

January 04, 2007

Although there are no horse slaughter plants in Kentucky, a largely symbolic bill has been introduced by Sen. Tom Buford to outlaw the practice in the state.

"It seemed contrary to be advocating what a great state we are for horses, but... Read More

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No More Night Riding in Saint Martin Parish, La.

January 03, 2007

Anyone caught riding a horse at night on a public road in St. Martin Parish, La., will have to pay a $250 fine.

That's the minimum penalty under an ordinance passed Tuesday by the Parish Council. The maximum is a $500 fine and 30 days in... Read More

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Wellington Sport Horse Auction Delayed

January 03, 2007

The date of the Intercontinental Sport Horse Auction hosted by Nona Garson and The Ridge Farm in Wellington, Fla., has been rescheduled for February 23, 2007, in light of the equine herpesvirus (EHV) outbreak in the area.

The schedule... Read More

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Tufts School of Veterinary Medicine Presents Lecture Series

January 01, 2007

In response to the many inquiries we have received, Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine is proud to present six educational opportunities for the horse owners of New England. Presented on Wednesday evenings in January, February and... Read More

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Larger Than Life: The Budweiser Clydesdales

January 01, 2007

Icon? Sentiment? A wish for simpler times? Harnessing of strength and power? What is it that makes the Budweiser Clydesdales so popular among people the world over? Even people who have never touched a horse exclaim in awe when they first see one o... Read More