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Public Invited to Meet Horses Removed from Maryland Farm

May 22, 2007

The Humane Society of Washington County (HSWC) has scheduled an open house and meet and greet event Saturday, June 2, and Sunday, June 3, from 11a.m. to 3p.m. for individuals interested in adopting any of the horses seized from a farm in... Read More

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Walla Walla Whiz Wins NRHA Finals After Colic Scare

May 21, 2007

The National Reining Horse Association's (NRHA) two million dollar rider Shawn Flarida, of Springfield, Ohio, wowed the crowd during the Open Finals competition at the 2007 NRHA Derby at the Oklahoma State Fair Park in Oklahoma City.... Read More

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Judge Rejects Plea Deal For Teens In Horse Shooting Case

May 20, 2007

An Eastern Kentucky judge has refused to approve a plea deal for two teens who admitted to attacking a herd of horses, fatally shooting three of the animals.

Pike Circuit Judge Eddy Coleman declined to accept the offer, which included... Read More

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Breyer Horse Maker Donates $126,500 to Laminitis Fund

May 18, 2007

Breyer model horse maker Reeves International contributed $126,500 to the Laminitis Fund, created in memory of Barbaro, during the annual Alibi Breakfast Thursday at Pimlico Race Course.

Company president Tony Fleischmann presented a check for... Read More

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Weekly Radio Show on 2010 Games to Air Sunday

May 17, 2007

The World Games 2010 Foundation, Inc., the organizers of the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, will launch a new weekly radio show this month. The weekly talk show, "The 2010 Countdown Show," will air Sundays from noon to 1:00 p.m. o... Read More

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Rustler of Fiberglass Horse Remains on the Lam

May 17, 2007

The horse has been found, but the rustler is still on the loose in Cape May County, N.J.

During a thunderstorm May 12, Stoney, a life-sized fiberglass horse, was taken from the porch of Beverly Carr, who owns the Cape May Carriage Co.... Read More

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Iowa Horse Industry Impacts State Economy

May 16, 2007

Ask most people about animal agriculture in Iowa and they talk about pigs and cattle. But there are other animal species raised in the state that have a significant economic impact. One is the horse industry.

Peggy Miller-Auwerda, associate... Read More

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New U.K. Horse Rescue Protocol Launched

May 16, 2007

An emergency services protocol and fund to help horses caught up in accidents was launched yesterday at Buckingham Palace.

The protocol--created by The British Horse Society (BHS) and the British Equine Veterinary Association... Read More

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British Equine Fertility Unit to Close

May 16, 2007

The University of Cambridge's Equine Fertility Unit (EFU), which among other projects over the years produced Europe's first test tube foal, will close in September due to lack of funding, said facility head Twink Allen, BVSc, PhD, ScD, DESM,... Read More

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British Rider Freed from Indian Prison

May 15, 2007

Jailed British rider Daniel Robinson has been freed after an international campaign and a plea by The British Horse Society's President, Noel Edmonds.

Edmonds--host of the U.K. version of television show Deal or No Deal--wrote in... Read More

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NIAA Announces Date, Location of Animal Identification Seminar

May 15, 2007

The National Institute for Animal Agriculture's (NIAA) annual ID Info Expo 2007 will be held in Kansas City, Missouri, August 28-30 at the Westin Crown Center.

The theme of this year's event will be "Where Traceability Needs... Read More

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U.K. Police Horse Retired After 16 Years on Force

May 14, 2007

Scrooge, the longest-serving police horse in Manchester, U.K., has retired after 16 years of service, the BBC reported.

The 16.3-hand bay joined... Read More

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Hard Spun Trainer Gearing Up for Round Two

May 13, 2007

Larry Jones, who is still having visions of Street Sense getting shut off somewhere--anywhere--in the Kentucky Derby is just about ready to drop what might have been and focus all his attention on what will be.

After all, Street Sense, whose... Read More

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Va. Horse Country Celebrates Jamestown With Polo Match

May 12, 2007

The English arrived in Jamestown in 1607. They imported horses just three years later. So it is perhaps fitting that northern Virginia horse country will commemorate the 400th anniversary of the Jamestown landing with a polo match.

And... Read More

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Yard Bag Chute

May 11, 2007

The Yard Bag Chute is a corrugated polypropylene and plastic insert/liner for paper yard waste bags. The design of the 36-inch high Yard Bag Chute keeps the paper bag open, sturdy, and in an upright position while filling the chute with grass... Read More

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Farnam Mini SuperMask

May 10, 2007

Farnam's popular SuperMask is now available in a specially designed size to fit most A- and B-size Miniature Horses. This unique mask features adjustable poll and throatlatch closures for adjustability and a good fit for most Miniature Horses.... Read More

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AQHA Director Testifies Before Agriculture Subcommittee

May 10, 2007

The American Quarter Horse Association testified Tuesday, May 8, before the U.S. House of Representatives Agriculture Subcommittee on Livestock, Dairy and Poultry on the welfare of animals in agriculture.

The Subcommittee heard testimony... Read More

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Incentive Program Available for MSEDA Event Horses

May 10, 2007

Freedom Health, LLC, has expanded the Succeed Challenge Series to include a year-end award for members of the MidSouth Eventing and Dressage Association (MSEDA) who compete in selected horse trial events sanctioned by the organization during the... Read More

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Oregon Animals to be Included in State Disaster Plans

May 09, 2007

Oregon's pets, service animals, and farm animals will now be included in state disaster plans. Governor Ted Kulongoski signed the bill into law on May 7.

The "Animals in Disaster" legislation (S.B. 570) passed the state House 53-5 in... Read More

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Belgrade Rolling Stones Gig Relocated from Track to Park

May 09, 2007

A planned Rolling Stones concert in Belgrade will not take place at the city's racetrack to avoid upsetting hundreds of horses stabled nearby.

The July 14 concert will now take place in a vast public park in the Serbian capital, Raka Maric of... Read More

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Iowa Woman Searches for Horses' Owner

May 05, 2007

If you're missing nine friendly horses, Jane Paulsen hopes you'll come check out her eastern Iowa farm.

She says the horses showed up at her place south of Solon, Iowa, at dusk on Wednesday.

Paulsen says she and her husband, Lanc... Read More

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Texas A&M Equine Research Provides Insight on Racing Injuries

May 02, 2007

Research at Texas A&M University's College of Veterinary and Biomedical Medicine is focused on reducing injuries such as that which befell Barbaro--and some that aren't quite so apparent.

"There's a lot of concern about racing injuries,... Read More

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Stop! You're Killing Me!

May 01, 2007

Linda Jones makes it no secret that Katy is the light of her life. Purchasing the Saddlebred mare six years ago fulfilled a dream Jones had nurtured since childhood. And she was determined to get their relationship off on the right foot. From day... Read More

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McIlwraith Receives Award for Research Accomplishments

April 30, 2007

The Scholarship Impact Award, one of Colorado State University's top annual honors for research accomplishments, was presented to C. Wayne McIlwraith, BVSc, PhD, DSc, FRCVS, Dipl. ACVS, professor in the Department of Clinical Sciences in the... Read More

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Farm Animal Veterinarians on the Decline

April 30, 2007

Public health experts are concerned that a shortage of farm animal veterinarians could lead to disease outbreaks, potentially endangering human health and risking the nation's food supply.

The American Veterinary Medical Association, a grou... Read More