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Horses Being Rescued from Australian Floods

January 03, 2011

The extreme flooding in Queensland, Australia, has reached what some reporters are calling "biblical proportions." The still-rising water now covers an area as large as France and Germany combined, according to a report on the ABC Brisbane website. ... Read More

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Bran Mash: What's it Really Good For?

January 01, 2011

What's in a bran mash? And what is it meant to do?... Read More

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2010: A Year in Review

January 01, 2011

With 2010 officially in the books, TheHorse.com decided to take a look back at a year that was filled with developments in equine medicine, breakthroughs in horse health, and, of course, a few chuckles along the way. ... Read More

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Pennsylvania Pony Shot, Police Search for Answers

December 28, 2010

The Pennsylvania State Police are seeking whoever is responsible for the shooting death of a pony earlier this month. Pennsylvania State Police Public Information Officer Steve Limani said the pony was discovered by its owners on Dec. 16. The animal... Read More

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Merry Christmas from The Horse

December 25, 2010

The holiday season is once again upon us! Here at our home office in Lexington, Ky., we are fortunate enough to be celebrating a white Christmas this year. Today we are spending the day with our families (both two- and four-legged!), and we hope you... Read More

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Horsey Hollywood: Meet the Equine Stars of "True Grit"

December 23, 2010

On Dec. 22, Paramount Pictures released the remake of the 1969 John Wayne classic, True Grit. Among the star-studded cast of the film are Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon, and a slew of equine actors that bring the Western movie to life. The "director" of ... Read More

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NARHA Announces New Certification

December 22, 2010

The NARHA Equine Specialist Certification Subcommittee and the NARHA staff announced the Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning Certification. Equine-Facilitated Learning and Equine-Facilitated Psychotherapy are rapidly growing fields,... Read More

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Cabrera Sentenced in Florida Horse Poaching Case

December 20, 2010

A Florida man will serve five years in prison for poaching two horses and butchering them for meat. In September 2009 Miami-Dade County law enforcement authorities arrested Santiago Cabrera in connection with a July 2009 incident involving a horse... Read More

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Survey Highlights Need for Equestrian Safety

December 17, 2010

A survey September 2010 conducted by Saddle Up Safely, a rider safety awareness coalition of 40 community organizations led by the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture's Equine Initiative and UK HealthCare, reveals that equestrians are ... Read More

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Louisiana Authorities Probe Horse Shooting

December 17, 2010

Law enforcement authorities in St. Martin's Parish, La., are seeking those responsible for the shooting death of a horse earlier this year. Sgt. Terrell Bergeron, animal control coordinator for the St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Department, said that ... Read More

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AHC Seeks Input about Equestrian Access to Federal Land

December 16, 2010

The American Horse Council (AHC) is continuing its effort to collect information on access issues equestrians are experiencing on federal lands. The centerpiece of this effort is an online form equestrians can use to report their personal experiences... Read More

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UHC Seeks to Expand National Speaker Program

December 15, 2010

The Unwanted Horse Coalition's (UHC) National Speaker Program has been up and running since early 2009 with approximately 100 speakers in the database. This program provides equine events around the country with UHC volunteers to speak about ... Read More

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Texas Man Sentenced in Horse Theft Case

December 14, 2010

A Texas man will serve three years in prison in connection with the theft of a Miniature Horse earlier this year. According to a spokesperson for Kleberg County District Attorney John T. Hubert, Luciano Riojas stole the animal from a Kleberg County... Read More

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FEI President Names Executive Board Members

December 13, 2010

Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI) President HRH Princess Haya named Chairman of Geographical Group VII Sheikh Khalid Bin Abdulla Al Khalifa (BRN) and Chair of the Driving Committee Richard Nicoll (USA) as members of the FEI Executive Board ... Read More

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Ask the Vet LIVE: Healthy Barns/Stalls Recording Now Available

December 04, 2010

TheHorse.com's Ask the Vet LIVE session on Healthy Barns/Stalls, held on Nov. 18, is now available for listening on demand. Discussion about what dealing with dangers might be present in barns, making stalls as healthy and safe as they should ...... Read More

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Horse Euthanized After Collision at Aqueduct Race Track

November 30, 2010

A 4-year-old gelding was euthanized Nov. 27 after a collision during a race at Aqueduct Race Track in Jamaica, N.Y.

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Penn State's Patricia Comerford Wins Outstanding Service Award

November 30, 2010

Patricia M. Comerford, extension equine specialist in Penn State's Department of Dairy and Animal Science (DAS), received the 2010 Outstanding Service Award at the Eastern National 4-H Horse Roundup last week in Louisville, Ky. ... Read More

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Barn Fire Kills 24 Horses at Wisconsin Rescue

November 29, 2010

The operators of a Wisconsin horse rescue are seeking a new location after fire swept through their leased barn last week, killing 24 animals.

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DNA Testing Reveals Pompeii's 'Extinct' Breed of Horse is a Donkey

November 27, 2010

After unearthing and examining several equine skeletons in the late 1980s from a stable in the buried village of Pompeii, Italy, researchers believed that they had discovered a new, albeit now extinct, breed of horse.... Read More

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UK Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory Welcomes New Scientist

November 26, 2010

The newly-renamed UK Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory recently welcomed scientist Erdal Erol, DVM, MSc, PhD, as the laboratory's new head of diagnostic microbiology. ... Read More

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Kentucky Equine Research Featured on Discovery Channel's "Dirty Jobs"

November 25, 2010

Kentucky Equine Research (KER) will be featured on the Discovery Channel's hit series "Dirty Jobs," airing on Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2010, at 9 p.m. EST.

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Kentucky Panel Continues to Look at Breeders' Fund

November 25, 2010

A panel of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission (KRHC) looking into possible changes in the state's breeders' incentive fund met again Nov. 22 and discussed various options but came to no solid conclusions.

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Kentucky Horse Council Elects New Board Members

November 24, 2010

The Kentucky Horse Council (KHC) Board of Directors welcomed new and returning board members on Nov. 8 following elections at the annual membership meeting held in Lexington, Ky.

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KEMI Designated as Horse Mania Auction Beneficiary

November 24, 2010

The Kentucky Equine Management Internship (KEMI) program will benefit from the sale of the Horse Mania 2010 horse "Cloisonneigh", which was sponsored by the Kentucky Thoroughbred Association, at the Dec. 3 Keeneland Sales Pavilion auction.

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Spotlight Equine: UK Animal Genetic Testing and Research Laboratory Offers Tests to Public

November 23, 2010

Genetics is one of the many research focus areas at the UK Gluck Equine Research Center. A subset of this emphasis area is the Animal Genetic Testing and Research Laboratory, which allows horse owners to investigate their horses' DNA... Read More