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Distaff Winner Round Pond Injured, Retired

April 09, 2007

Round Pond, winner of the 2006 Emirates Airline Breeders' Cup Distaff, has been retired after suffering a slab fracture of her left knee during the running of the April 7 Apple Blossom Handicap at Oaklawn Park.

The 5-year-old daughter of... Read More

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Horseback Group Wants To Add More Horse Trails

April 08, 2007

A Somerset County, Pa., equestrian group has asked to have 5.5 miles of horse trail added to the Great Allegheny Passage.

Members of the Sheriff's Posse, a horseback rescue group, said the Somerset Parks and Recreation Board has asked for... Read More

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Skeeter Johnson, Polo Player, Dies

April 07, 2007

S.K. "Skeeter" Johnson died April 5 at the Delray Medical Center in Florida. He was 53.

According to a report from the Palm Beach Daily News, Johnson was injured the previous day on the family polo field near Wellington, Fla., while... Read More

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Horse Owner Education Program to Debut at Equine Affaire

April 06, 2007

Equilite Inc., makers of Sore No More liniment, will debut their new Visiting Vet and Professionals Program at Equine Affaire in Columbus, Ohio later this month. The first Visiting Vet is William Ormston, DVM, who will discuss... Read More

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Nine Pocket Ice Boot

April 05, 2007

This boot can be used as a preventative measure after strenuous exercise or competition to prevent heat or swelling. It can also be used therapeutically after an injury to help to bring down swelling, and will fit on either a front or a hind leg.... Read More

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Rutgers: New Jersey Horse Industry Generates $1.1 Billion

April 05, 2007

The New Jersey equine industry--valued at more than $3.5 billion--generates $1.1 billion annually in positive impact on the New Jersey economy, according to a new study released by the Rutgers Equine Science Center.

Of the total impact, $64... Read More

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Equine Health Sponsorships Still Available from MAF

April 05, 2007

The Morris Animal Foundation (MAF) still has plenty of sponsorship opportunities available for 2007 and all are invited to sponsor or co-sponsor with a total gift of $3,000 or more per study. Projects address the health and well-being of dogs,... Read More

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NARHA Establishing Program for Wounded Servicemen and Veterans

April 05, 2007

The North American Riding for the Handicapped Association, Inc. (NARHA) has announced it plans to develop a nationwide program for America's wounded service personnel and veterans.

NARHA promotes equine assisted activities at more than 700... Read More

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Reports of Lyme Disease Increasing in Vermont

April 04, 2007

The incidence of Lyme disease in Vermont has seen a "sudden and dramatic increase" since the end of 2003, a Shelburne veterinarian says.

Before 2003, the cases of Lyme disease Gary Solow saw in dogs were usually in animals that had... Read More

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Training Stable, Medical Director Get Drug Council's Push

April 03, 2007

The Kentucky Equine Drug Research Council has reaffirmed its support for a 20-horse training stable that will be used to produce samples for drug-testing research, but implementation of the program will wait until the Kentucky Horse Racing... Read More

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Horse Killed by Rogue Cricket Ball

April 02, 2007

A horse in Lalru, India, died after being struck by an errant cricket ball, The Times of India reported.

The... Read More

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Snake Venom Doping Alleged in Race Fixing Investigation

April 01, 2007

Five horsemen were indicted March 30 in New York on charges they tried to fix races by injecting harness horses with substances designed to deaden pain or improve performance.

The investigation began in Sept. 2006 at... Read More

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Kentucky Governor Authorizes Horse Park Funds

March 30, 2007

Gov. Ernie Fletcher has authorized $900,000 to design a new stadium at the Kentucky Horse Park.
Fletcher gave Commerce Cabinet Secretary George Ward the go-ahead on Thursday to use money that had been set aside for a statewide campground... Read More

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World Games 2010 Foundation Names Discipline Managers

March 29, 2007

The World Games 2010 Foundation, Inc. today announced its Discipline Manager selections for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games 2010. The following individuals have been selected:

  • Driving--Susan Gilliland; Dunellen, Fla., USA... Read More

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Group Launches Equestrian Land Conservation Web Site

March 29, 2007

The Equestrian Land Conservation Resource, a national organization focused on saving land for equestrian activities, this week announced the launch of its newly designed Web site, www.elcr.org.... Read More

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Session Concludes Without Funding for Kentucky Horse Park

March 29, 2007

The Kentucky Horse Park came away empty-handed after seeking money to build an outdoor stadium in preparation for the 2010 World Equestrian Games.

The General Assembly's inaction on the spending request hasn't jeopardized the Horse... Read More

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BHS Launches Veterinary Emergency Service Fund

March 28, 2007

The British Horse Society has approved a donation of £6,000 ($11,800) to the Emergency Services Protocol Veterinary Fund.

The Emergency Services Protocol, established by the BHS, ensures emergency crews have clearly laid out procedures for... Read More

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G.I. Tract Monitoring Device Being Tested in Horses

March 27, 2007

A developer of capsule-based medical devices has begun trials of a product for use in animal health. ... Read More

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Kentucky Stallion Sahm Dead

March 23, 2007

Sahm, the sole male offspring from the great European mare Salsabil, was euthanized March 20 because of an ongoing intestinal disease. The 13-year-old son of Mr. Prospector stood at Sheikh Hamdan's Shadwell Farm near Lexington.

Sahm race... Read More

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AQHA Elects New Executive Committee, Welcomes New Member

March 23, 2007

The American Quarter Horse Association elected its 2007 Executive Committee on March 6 during the 2007 AQHA Convention in Houston. Frank Merrill of Purcell, Okla., took the reins as the Association's president, and the committee welcomed ne... Read More

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Horse Heart Monitor Video Available Online

March 22, 2007

The video explains the health and fitness benefits of using a horse heart monitor for any horse or rider.... Read More

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British Horse Society Proposes Measures to Boost Scottish Equine Industry

March 22, 2007

The British Horse Society has set out priorities to boost the Scottish equine industry.

Full cross-party support was given at the March 21 launch of an eight-page document detailing these recommendations. Members of the Scottish... Read More

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Treating Stifle Injuries

March 22, 2007

A panel of three veterinarians addressed the topic of stifle treatment at the Western Performance Horse Forum.... Read More

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Funds for KHRA, Drug Testing Hang in the Balance

March 21, 2007

The Kentucky horse racing industry and some state lawmakers are rallying around legislation that would spare racetracks the cost of drug testing and provide millions of dollars a year to fund the Kentucky Horse Racing Authority.

The bill... Read More

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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