Horse Industry News

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U.S. Outreach Needed

April 01, 2005

There is a growing awareness in the equine community of unwanted, neglected, and mistreated horses. At the 2004 American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) meeting, an entire session was devoted to a discussion of the "Unwanted Horse."... Read More

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Rutgers Annual NAERIC Yearling Benefit Auction

April 01, 2005

Twelve Belgian/Quarter Horse cross yearlings will be sold on May 1, 2005, at the sixth annual auction of its kind to benefit the Rutgers Cook College Young Horse Teaching and Research Program in New Brunswick, N.J.

The annual selection and... Read More

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ReRun Moves to New Jersey

March 09, 2005

ReRun, Inc., the national non-profit Thoroughbred adoption group, has announced its recent incorporation in New Jersey. Originally founded in 1999 in Kentucky by Lori Neagle and Shon Wylie, ReRun has placed over 300 Thoroughbreds in adoptive... Read More

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Attending Veterinarian Discusses "Whisper Syndrome"

March 08, 2005

The following statement was posted on the "Whisper Syndrome" message board yesterday (http://sports.groups.yahoo.com/group/whisper_syndrome/). It was made by Thac... Read More

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Kentucky Breed Development Incentives Almost Home

March 08, 2005

A proposal to create breeders' incentive funds and a modification of the tax on yearlings and 2-year-olds was slated for passage March 8 as part Kentucky Gov. Ernie Fletcher's tax modernization and budget package.

The House and Senate... Read More

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Equine Star of Seabiscuit Film Passes

March 07, 2005

His registered name was "I Two Step Too," but to thousands of people who fell in love with him, he became known as "Seabiscuit," after the movie in which he starred. I Two Step Too was euthanatized today at the Kentucky Horse Park after battling... Read More

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All Horses Need Care

March 01, 2005

All of us believe we're responsible horse owners. We provide adequate care and nutrition, call the veterinarian when our horses don't seem quite right or need an annual examination, and in many cases treat them like members of our own families.... Read More

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Saddlebred Exhumation Set for Feb. 2

February 01, 2005

The exhumation of the body of champion Saddlebred Wild Eyed and Wicked from its resting place on Double D Ranch in Woodford County, Kentucky, is set to commence on Feb. 2.

Wicked was one of five horses injected with a necrotizing... Read More

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SmartPak Equine Launches SmartPink line to Benefit Breast Cancer Research

January 26, 2005

SmartPak Equine has teamed up with the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) to offer Kensington's line of durable and functional horse products in a striking pink plaid design, dubbed SmartPink, available exclusively through SmartPak.... Read More

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Farm and Track Chaplaincies Seek Assistance

January 14, 2005

Touted as the 2005 Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale Prayer Breakfast, the Blue Grass Farms Chaplaincy (a division of the Race Track Chaplaincy of America) held a well-attended meeting at Keeneland the morning of Jan. 13 to give insight... Read More

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Basic Horse Anatomy and Physiology

January 01, 2005

Gain an understanding of how the horse is constructed and what this means in the realm of form to function.... Read More

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Wisconsin Veterinary Technicians Instrumental in Formation of New Group

December 13, 2004

As both human and veterinary medicine continue to advance, client expectations also increase. Clients have grown used to being able to bring their pets to veterinary specialists. Now, veterinary technicians are also starting to organize... Read More

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KEEP Auction Raises More Than $2.2 Million

December 07, 2004

Billed as the "greatest season auction of all time," the Dec. 3 auction of stallion seasons to benefit the Kentucky Equine Education Project (KEEP) raised more than $2.2 million.

Topped by a season to Storm Cat purchased by Frederic... Read More

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British Horse Society welcomes new Government Initiative

December 07, 2004

The British Horse Society has welcomed the recent announcement by the Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs (Defra) minister, Alun Michael, that U.K. land grazed by horses can now benefit from the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP)... Read More

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Feeling Good About Giving

December 01, 2004

Once again, 'tis the season, and in most horsey households no gift list is complete until the names of equine friends appear right along with Uncle Joe and Cousin Mary Sue. As we do for our human friends and relatives, we want to get just the... Read More

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Quarantine Lifted at Kentucky Harness Track

December 01, 2004

Standardbred racehorse owners got a scare in early October when officials quarantined three barns of horses at the Red Mile, a harness track in Lexington, Ky., because of serologic test results that suggested a horse might have had equine... Read More

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Diagnosis and Management of Equine Food Sensitivity

November 18, 2004

The percentage of horses that suffer from food allergies remains unclear.... Read More

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MSU Half-Priced Stallion Service Sale Extended

November 17, 2004

The Equine Club at Michigan State University's College of Veterinary Medicine is hosting its first annual Stallion Service Sale fundraiser/ 2005 stallion services may be purchased for half the stallion's regular stud fee! Bidding for the... Read More

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Champion, Stakes Producer Epitome Dead at Age 19

November 15, 2004

Epitome, who staged a stirring stretch drive to win the 1987 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I) by a nose, has died at age 19. The mare died Nov. 12 after suffering a ruptured artery. She was boarded at John and Benny Williams' Elmwood Farm... Read More

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Planning and Preparing for the Big Adventure

November 10, 2004

Once you have committed to a pack trip, the preparation begins, even though it might be a year away. First of all, you must decide where you are going and obtain all possible information about the area.

A letter or phone call to the... Read More

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Whip Use and Risk for Racing Falls

November 02, 2004

A study conducted by scientists at the University of Liverpool in England found that the risk of falling in hurdle and steeplechase races was significantly associated with whip use and a horse's progress while competing. The results of the work... Read More

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Hurricanes Smash the Southeast--Horses Relatively Unaffected

November 01, 2004

Hurrricane preparation, toleration, and clean-up--take four. Horse owners and veterinarians in Florida weathered Category 3 Hurricane Jeanne beginning late on Sept. 25, their fourth natural disaster in six weeks. Veterinarians and animal rescue... Read More

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Rugged Lark Euthanatized

October 27, 2004

Rugged Lark, dubbed "America's Beloved Super Horse," was euthanatized after he colicked on Oct. 25. The 23-year-old Quarter Horse stallion was the winner of the coveted Super Horse title the American Quarter Horse Association World Sho... Read More

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Equine Disease: Second Quarter 2004

October 25, 2004

The International Collating Centre, Newmarket, and other sources reported the following disease outbreaks in the second quarter of 2004:

Abortions caused by equine herpes virus (EHV-1) among vaccinated mares were diagnosed on a... Read More

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Wild Again Pensioned at Three Chimneys

October 15, 2004

Syndicate manager Robert Clay announced Oct. 13 that Three Chimneys Thoroughbred stallion Wild Again is being retired due to declining fertility. "Wild Again has been a distinguished member of our stallion roster for the last 13 years," Clay... Read More