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Smeak Named Director of Colorado State Vet Teaching Hospital

August 02, 2007

The College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at Colorado State University has named Daniel Dwight Smeak, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, director of the James L. Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital.

Smeak will join the university from The Ohio... Read More

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Changing the World

August 01, 2007


How many of us can say, "I have been forever changed by this experience."?

How we see our world varies on where we live and the experiences we have. The Horse magazine brings... Read More

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USDA Proposing Fee Change for Veterinary Diagnostic Services

August 01, 2007

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) announced July 20 a proposal to adjust the user fees charged for veterinary diagnostic services. These user fees would be increased incrementally during fiscal... Read More

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Final Cavel West Arsonist Sentenced to 51 Months in Prison

August 01, 2007

A federal judge on Wednesday sentenced the final defendant among 10 radical environmentalists who admitted setting fires across the West to 51 months in prison, despite his earlier pleas that the sentence be reduced.

Formal sentencing had... Read More

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Oklahoma Authorities Raid Illegal Horse Track

July 30, 2007

Authorities raided a horse racing operation suspected of running illegal races just north of the Oklahoma-Texas border Sunday in the culmination of an undercover investigation.

Constantin Rieger, the executive director of the Oklahoma Horse... Read More

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Absorbine Liniment Company W.F. Young Celebrating 115 Years

July 30, 2007

W. F. Young, maker of Absorbine Veterinary Liniment, has announced it is celebrating its 115-year anniversary. Founded in 1892 by Wilbur Fenelon Young and his wife Mary Ida, W. F. Young, Inc. is still a family-owned business, and is developing... Read More

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Ashker to Replace Severson at Hong Kong Test Event

July 27, 2007

The United States Equestrian Federation announced a change to the horse-and-rider combinations it will be sending to Hong Kong for the test event at the Sha Tin race course in preparation for the 2008 Olympics. The test event will be held at the... Read More

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Federal Drought Assistance Requested for Maryland Farmers

July 26, 2007

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley formally submitted a letter to the United States Department of Agriculture requesting a Secretarial Disaster Designation for all Maryland counties impacted by the severe dry weather and excessive heat during the... Read More

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Horse Dead, Three People Injured in Indiana Traffic Accident

July 24, 2007

Two people riding a horse along a road in northeastern Indiana were injured when the animal walked into traffic and was hit by a car. The driver of the car had minor injuries, and the horse died.

Nicholas R. Vilders, 26, and Nilah M. Mohre, 20... Read More

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Louisiana Racing Group Hires Medical Director, Plans to Add Vets

July 20, 2007

The Louisiana State Racing Commission has hired Tom David, DVM, as its first equine medical director.

David will supervise new and previously existing state veterinary positions. In addition, he will oversee medical and testing activities a... Read More

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Large Animal Emergency Response Training Courses Offered in August

July 18, 2007

Hagyard Equine Medical Institute will once again offer an extensive three-day training course on August 20-22, and August 24-26, at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky.

This training is designed to educate first responders such as... Read More

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Tennessee Horse Could Set New Height Record

July 15, 2007

A Niota, Tenn., horse might be confirmed as the world's tallest when a representative from The Guinness Book of World Records measures her July 28, television station Read More

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Western Wildfires: Few Horse Evacuations Thus Far

July 13, 2007

Although wildfires have recently burned thousands of acres in eight western states, officials in the affected regions report few fire-connected horse evacuations. They credit preparedness and a measure of good luck with preventing the need for... Read More

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Tractor Supply Company Extends Partnership with AQHA

July 12, 2007

The American Quarter Horse Association is pleased to announce that Tractor Supply Company will continue its partnership as the official farm and ranch improvement partner of AQHA.

The arrangement will continue to offer Tractor Supply Compan... Read More

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Louisiana Racing Commission Hires Equine Medical Director

July 10, 2007

Tom David, DVM, has been hired as equine medical director for the Louisiana State Racing Commission effective July 9.

David, who has experience in private practice and as association veterinarian at Fair Grounds racetrack, will supervise... Read More

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Carter Named Director of Kentucky Livestock Disease Center

July 10, 2007

Craig Carter, DVM, PhD, a 26-year veteran in diagnostic veterinary medicine, is the new director of the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture's Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center (LDDC).

Carter, who currently serves as epidemiology... Read More

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Maryland Receives Grant for Horse Manure Management Program

July 10, 2007

The Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) has received two grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for two projects to protect the Chesapeake Bay and waterways. A $604,794 grant will help owners and operators of small-sized equine... Read More

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Large Animal Disposal Discussion on Agenda at U of Arkansas Event

July 08, 2007

Even with the best of veterinary care, animals die, and a practical method of disposal must be implemented.

Methods for disposing of large animals will be one of the topics addressed and demonstrated at Hay Day, hosted by the University of... Read More

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Michigan Horse Traders Charged with Breaking EIA Quarantine

July 06, 2007

A man was charged with transporting a horse off his farm while an EIA quarantine order was in effect.... Read More

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Horse-Drawn Buggy Hit by Dump Truck in Pennsylvania

July 04, 2007

Woman, 22, critical and horse killed after dump truck hits buggy  

A young mother was critically injured when a dump track collided with her horse-drawn buggy in Lancaster County, Pa., causing her to suffer severe hea... Read More

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Bay Meadows Granted Waiver, Will Race in 2008

July 03, 2007

After months of uncertainty, Bay Meadows will race in 2008.

Giving the 73-year-old Northern California landmark a brief reprieve, the California Horse Racing Board approved a one-year conditional waiver from the state mandate for... Read More

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Michigan State to Host Equitation Science Seminar

July 03, 2007

Michigan State University (MSU) will be the first U.S. host of the International Equitation Science Symposium (IESS), August 13-15. It will bring a worldwide gathering of horse experts to Michigan.

Equitation science combines the study of... Read More

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Riding Program for Veterans Progressing

July 02, 2007

The North American Riding for the Handicapped Association (NARHA), is continuing to work directly with the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) on developing the NARHA Horses for Heroes program.

The program provides equine-assisted activities... Read More

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Texas Track Cancels Races Due to Rain

July 02, 2007

Severe weather, including .8 of an inch of rain in a 15-minute span, caused the cancellation of the final six races Sunday at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie, Texas.

A severe thunderstorm popped up over Lone Star Park at approximately... Read More

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Sort-of Pensions for U.S. Forestry Pack Animals

July 01, 2007

U.S. Forest Service pack animals that have outlived their usefulness in the backcountry are finding the good life in the pastures and back 40s of some north-central Montana ranches and hobby farms.

Horses and mules that once hauled... Read More