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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

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Hyperhydration and Cross Country Day

October 11, 2006

How much hydration is enough, and how much is excessive? Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign recently found that hyperhydrating (giving extra fluids to) equine athletes before a simulated cross country day of a three-da... Read More

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1812 Re-enactor Healing from Riding Accident

October 10, 2006

A sheriff's deputy said he's walking again six weeks after breaking his pelvis during a re-enactment of a War of 1812 battle that was being filmed for the History Channel.

Howard County sheriff's deputy Richard Ferguson, 47, said he lost... Read More

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Horse Dies in Crash with NYC Taxi

October 09, 2006

A startled horse being ridden by a teenage boy at the edge of a park in New York collided with a taxi Sunday, critically injuring the boy and killing the animal, police said.

The 13-year-old boy was thrown to the ground and suffered head... Read More

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SmartPak Offering New Cosequin Blend

October 08, 2006

SmartPak Equine and Nutramax Laboratories, Inc. are partnering to introduce a special version of Cosequin designed for the horse in intensive training and competition. The product is called Cosequin SP and is available exclusively through SmartPak.... Read More

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Mule Clone Running in World Championship Futurity

October 08, 2006

The University of Idaho mule clone Idaho Gem, the world's first clone born in the horse family, will compete in the top race of the season for 3-year-old mules on the California fair racing circuit today (Oct. 8).

The American Mule Racing... Read More

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AQHA Leading Breeder Carol Rose to Receive Honor at World Show

October 07, 2006

Carol Rose of Gainesville, Texas, a perennially leading breeder and exhibitor of western performance horses, has been named by the University of Louisville as the 2006 recipient of the John W. Galbreath Award for Outstanding Entrepreneurship in... Read More

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British Tourist Dies when Horse Swept Out to Sea

October 07, 2006

A British tourist drowned when the horse she was riding on the beach in Capetown, South Africa was swept out to sea by a strong current, a friend said Saturday.

 
Claire Jackson, 36, from London, and two... Read More