Horse Industry News

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Farriers, Veterinarians Inducted To Halls of Fame

March 21, 2007

The International Horseshoeing Hall Of Fame and the International Equine Veterinarians Hall of Fame saluted six new members during induction ceremonies at the recent 2007 International Hoof-Care Summit... Read More

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Spring Ahead: Horse Management Strategies for a New Season

March 21, 2007

Houses get a spring cleaning, cars gets a spring tune-up ... why shouldn't horses receive the same extra attention when the weather turns warm and their duties change?

Schedule spring visits from your veterinarian, farrier, dentist and loca... Read More

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Measuring a Horse's Need for Physical Contact

March 20, 2007

Horses need physical contact just like we do. The question is which form of physical contact they prefer.

Looking at each other is not enough. For horses, sniffing, nuzzling, and rubbing are also needed. Research at the Faculty of... Read More

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Real Quiet Completes Test Breeding

March 20, 2007

Kentucky Derby winner Real Quiet, who was treated at the University of Pennsylvania's New Bolton Center for abscesses in both hind feet, completed a successful test breeding March 19 at the center.

"He felt comfortable in covering the... Read More

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UK Police Investigate Shaving of Horses

March 19, 2007

Recent attacks on an Aberdeenshire farm have left more than 25 horses with cut manes and tails, The Herald reported. At least 12 separate incidents have occurred since January in this... Read More

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World's Smallest Horse Fundraises for Children's Charities

March 17, 2007

At just a hair over 17 inches tall, the miniature horse is more inclined to walk under fences than jump them.

And her owners have sheltered the mare from ever gaining "circus-sideshow" or "one-trick-pony" status.

As the world's smallest... Read More

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Sheriff, Commission at Odds Over Mounted Police Headquarters

March 17, 2007

A vacant patch of land beside a county jail hardly seems worth fighting over, but don't tell DeKalb County, Ala., commissioners and Sheriff Jimmy Harris.

The commission and Harris have been at odds since he built a horse pen on the tract... Read More

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Horse Won as Contest Prize Turns 30

March 17, 2007

Mountwood Bally Hy--"Monty" to her longtime owner--will soon reach the milestone age of 30 years. Helen Seymour of Suffolk, England, won the horse as a prize in a Horse & Hound... Read More

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USDA to Distribute Oral Rabies Vaccine in Alabama

March 16, 2007

Wildlife Services, a program within the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, will distribute oral rabies vaccine baits across portions of central Alabama beginning on, or about March 20, to prevent the... Read More

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University of Kentucky Pasture Management Program Accepting Applications

March 14, 2007

The University of Kentucky's Pasture Management Program, returning for its third year with significant enhancements, is now accepting applications from central Kentucky horse farms interested in a professional evaluation and detailed... Read More

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Maryland Department of Agriculture to Hold Farm Bill Meeting

March 13, 2007

Instead of its regularly scheduled monthly meeting for March, the Maryland Agricultural Commission will hold an informational session on the 2007 Farm Bill on March 19, in the lower level conference room at the Maryland Department of Agriculture... Read More

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Informational Booklet on NAIS and Horses Released

March 12, 2007

The Equine Species Working Group has released the second edition of an informational booklet titled "NAIS and Horses: The Facts Surrounding the National Animal Identification System and the Horse Industry in the U.S."

The NAIS is ... Read More

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RSPCA: Changes to Jumps, Vet Checks Could Improve Cheltenham Festival

March 09, 2007

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA, a British animal welfare organization) is urging race organizers, horse owners, trainers and jockeys to make animal welfare their top priority at the Cheltenham Festival after... Read More

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New York Equine Rehabilitation Facility Planned

March 09, 2007

The Gifford Foundation of Central New York recently approved a $150,000 grant to the Morrisville College Foundation (MCF) for its planned Equine Rehabilitation and Physiology facility.

Morrisville State College (MSC) seeks to expand the... Read More

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Animal Agriculture Meeting: Biofuels, Food-Borne Illness to be Featured

March 05, 2007

Two speakers will open and close the Annual Meeting of the National Institute for Animal Agriculture (NIAA) in Sacramento, Calif., at the Hyatt Regency, April 2-5 with presentations on biofuels and food-borne illness.

Bill Jones,... Read More

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EasyCare Increasing Hoof Product Inventory

March 04, 2007

EasyCare just received a large shipment of all new EasyCare products for 2007. One of EasyCare's main goals for the year is to carry larger levels of inventory and stay out of back order situations.

EasyCare currently has strong inventory of... Read More

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Five Horses Killed in Ohio Barn Fire

March 03, 2007

Five thoroughbred horses died Mar. 1 after fire swept through a Clermont County, Ohio, barn.

Neighbors banged on the window of David and Patty Kinder's Union Township home to alert them of the fire. By then, the barn was up in... Read More

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Liniments Assist Horse Owners with Proper Muscle Care

March 03, 2007

Whether they are "weekend warriors" or dedicated competitors, all horses are athletes that stretch and strain their muscles during every ride--so every horse can benefit from proper muscle care. Muscle pain, stiffness and swelling are common... Read More

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Friesian Stallion Goffert 369 Euthanatized

March 03, 2007

Iron Spring Farm's popular Friesian stallion Goffert 369 was euthanatized Tuesday, February 13, 2007. The Grand Prix competitor colicked and although every effort was made to save him, the damage was irreparable.

The stallion, known as... Read More

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MAF Launches New Animal Health Web Site

March 02, 2007

Morris Animal Foundation (MAF) has launched a new interactive Web site devoted to animal health and welfare and the essential role played by scientific research focused on protecting, treating, and curing animals--including wildlife and companion... Read More

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Abscess Might be Root of Real Quiet's Lameness

February 28, 2007

Champion Real Quiet, who was taken to the University of Pennsylvania's New Bolton Center Feb. 19 after showing signs of discomfort after mounting his mares, is undergoing treatment on his back feet after nuclear scintigraphy revealed heat in the... Read More

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Ky. Budget Proposal Does Not Include Horse Park Projects

February 28, 2007

A key lawmaker says a House budget proposal would not fund additional projects at the Kentucky Horse Park in preparation for the 2010 World Equestrian Games. But he adds it would include money for bird flu medicine.

The plan would not... Read More

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European Union to Set Up Emergency Veterinary Teams

February 28, 2007

The European Commission said Tuesday it was setting up a veterinary expert team that could be deployed at short notice to respond to animal disease outbreaks such as bird flu in Europe or elsewhere.

An EU panel of national veterinary... Read More

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Teens Charged in Ky. Horse Shooting to be Tried as Adults

February 27, 2007

Two Pike County, Ky., high school students charged with fatally shooting three horses will be charged as adults, the Appalachian... Read More

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Scientists to Convene for Equine Science Society Symposium

February 25, 2007

Leading equine researchers, educators, and industry representatives from around the globe will assemble in Hunt Valley, Md., June 5-9 for the Twentieth Equine Science Society Symposium, hosted by the University of Maryland. The symposium, which... Read More