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Trail Ride in France Featured in "50 Tours of a Lifetime" List

October 24, 2006

Cross Country International has announced that its Louire Valley Chateau-to-Chateau Trail Ride has been selected as one of National Geographic Traveler's "50 Tours of a Lifetime." The ride is described in the magazine's October issue,... Read More

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Lexington Plane Crash Rescuers Receive White Horse Community Award

October 23, 2006

Race Track Chaplaincy of America will present its annual White Horse Community Award to the Lexington, Ky., police officer and the two Blue Grass Airport public safety officers who rescued the lone survivor from the Aug. 27 Comair crash, during... Read More

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Lengel to Retire as Director of USEF Drugs and Medications Program

October 23, 2006

After 28 years of loyal service, the most tenured USEF staff member, John G. Lengel, DVM, has decided to retire.

Lengel started working for the Equine Drugs and Medications Program as a testing technician and then testing veterinarian in th... Read More

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KHP 5K Walk/Run to Benefit Equine and Human Nonprofit Groups

October 23, 2006

Walk, run, trot, stroll or roll along three miles of dazzling holiday lights at the Kentucky Horse Park during the American Lung Association's Southern Lights Stroll 5K Walk/Run on Nov. 16, which will also assist the Kentucky Horse Park... Read More

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Different Origin of Insect Hypersensitivity in Icelandics?

October 23, 2006

Insect bite hypersensitivity might have a different origin in Icelandic horses than in horses of other breeds.... Read More

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Stolen Horse International Holding Fundraising Auction on eBay

October 23, 2006

Stolen Horse International, Inc. (www.NetPosse.com) will soon kick off its second fundraising auction through eBay's Mission Fish Organization for nonprofit organizations.

To... Read More

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Injured Horse Trainer Applying for Extreme Makeover Home Edition

October 23, 2006

Mike Rea worked as a racehorse trainer at Fair Hill in Elkton, Md. A riding accident in June this year resulted in brain injury and ongoing disability. Like many people working in the horse industry, Mike did not have insurance. There is now a... Read More

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Snoring Horse Breathes Easy After Surgery

October 22, 2006

A horse with an unusual snoring condition has undergone corrective surgery, much to the relief of farm workers and fellow stablemates who were tired of his noisy droning, the Read More

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PETS Act Gets Presidential Approval

October 21, 2006

President George W. Bush--who said during Hurricane Katrina that if he had to evacuate the one thing he would take would be his dog Barney--signed the Pets Evacuation and Transportation Standards (PETS) Act Oct. 6 to help ensure that America's pets... Read More

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20th Century Fox, Yakama Tribe Promote Flicka Movie

October 20, 2006

In an innovative promotion, 20th Century Fox and the Yakama Indian Nation have joined forces to promote the new family film "Flicka" while creating a chance for people to adopt a wild horse from the tribe.

The film tells the story of a... Read More

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Deep Impact Positive for Prohibited Medication After l'Arc de Triomphe

October 19, 2006

Japanese Horse of the Year Deep Impact has tested positive for banned substances after finishing third as the 1-2 favorite in the Grand Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I), the Japan Racing Association said Thursday (Oct. 19).

Traces of... Read More

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Hawaii Horses Shaken, but Safe after Earthquake

October 19, 2006

An early morning earthquake on Sunday (Oct. 15) caused more than $74 million in damage to Hawaii buildings and roadways, but horses rode out the magnitude 6.6 rumble with no major catastrophes. According to several equine veterinarians on the... Read More

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W. Cothran "Cot" Campbell to be Today's Guest on "Talkin' Horses"

October 18, 2006

Join legendary horseman W. Cothran "Cot" Campbell, founder and president of Dogwood Stable, as he takes your questions on the next edition of bloodhorse.com "Talkin' Horses" today (Oct. 18), beginning at 12:00 p.m. ET (9:00 a.m. PT); online at <... Read More

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U.K. Horse Killed by Electrical Cable

October 17, 2006

BBC News reports a horse died after touching a live electricity cable in the eastern part of the United Kingdom. The horse's owner was leading the... Read More

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USDA Releases 2005 U.S. Animal Health Report

October 17, 2006

The USDA has released the 2005 U.S. Animal Health Report, which is a national overview of domestic animal health in the United States.

The report addresses the many components of the U.S. animal health infrastructure, animal population... Read More

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Grade I-Winning Mare Behaving Badly Retired

October 16, 2006

Behaving Badly, one of the year's top sprinting distaffers, has been retired after a disappointing fourth as the favorite in the Thoroughbred Club of America Stakes (gr. III) Oct. 14 at Keeneland in Lexington, Ky.

The 5-year-old daughte... Read More

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Sanuwave Announces New Head of U.S. Veterinary Division

October 16, 2006

Sanuwave, Inc., a company that designs, manufactures, and services extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) units, announces the appointment of Greg McKellar as the new director of the U.S. veterinary division.
 
"I am extremely... Read More

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Horses Have Floor Color Preferences

October 16, 2006

Getting ready to paint a concrete aisle floor or put colored mats in your wash stall? What's the most inviting color? Fear not--there's guidance in science. Researchers have found that horses react more to yellow, white, black, and blue floors,... Read More

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Arabian Selected as School Horse of the Year, New Stone Model

October 15, 2006

The Peter Stone Company and the Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA) are proud to announce the winner of the annual CHA Stone School Horse of the Year award-- "Domino's Crescent Moon." The Domino model was presented to his owner Jessica Beoh... Read More

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Rescue Horse Stars in Digital Radiographic Positioning Guide

October 14, 2006

Eklin Medical Systems, Inc., a leader in digital radiography (DR), picture archiving and communication systems, and practice information management software for the veterinary care market, announced the introduction of a comprehensive positionin... Read More

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In the Wake of Machines, Burros Return to Mexican Agriculture

October 14, 2006

Once the postcard image of Mexico, burros have had a hard time maintaining their status as an agricultural necessity since John Deere moved to town, reports The Christian Science Monitor. But now, the useful animals appear to be making ... Read More

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Aulisi Named Acting Museum of Racing Director

October 14, 2006

Joseph E. Aulisi has been named the acting director of the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame, museum president Stella F. Thayer announced Oct. 12.

Aulisi replaces Peter Hammell, who resigned his position. Hammell has been the... Read More

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Pig Charges Horse, Attacks Fallen Rider in the U.K.

October 14, 2006

The United Kingdom's Daily Echo  reports that a rider was mauled by a pig this week after it charged her horse,... Read More

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Saratoga Springs TRF Event to Feature Adoptable Horses

October 13, 2006

The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation will have an open house Oct. 21 at the Saratoga Farms Equine Center in Saratoga Springs to showcase recently rescued ex-racehorses who are available for adoption.

The event will take place from 12 to 3... Read More

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"Houdini" Pony Tracks Down Owner

October 12, 2006

The BBC reports that an 18-year-old Welsh cob pony, "Basil," recently escaped from his new home and "hot hoofed three miles in the dark" back to the farm... Read More