Horse Industry News

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Focus Turns to Conformation Horse as Group Forms

June 09, 2007

More than 40 concerned halter horse owners, breeders and trainers from nine states gathered in Tioga, Tex., May 29-30 for a think tank strategy meeting to discuss issues facing the halter horse industry and methods for response, including the... Read More

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Horse Owners Advised to Enter ICE Listings in Cell Phones

June 07, 2007

Horse owners are advised to enter In Case of Emergency (ICE) contact information in their cell phones, with listings for designated contacts for themselves and their horses. "ICE" is an international designation that emergency medical... Read More

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Animals as Property (Book Excerpt)

June 07, 2007

Like other property, animals are considered "goods" under the Uniform Commercial Code. This body of law, adopted in some form in every jurisdiction, governs business transactions. Disputes involving animals are resolved in the same way as disputes in... Read More

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Hamilton Research Celebrates 25 Years of the Equitainer

June 06, 2007

In the search for a better, safer, and more effective way to breed horses over long distances, career horsewomen Meg Douglas-Hamilton and Mary Lou Cabot created the Equitainer, the first container designed to keep shipped unfrozen semen cool and... Read More

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Report on Equine Impact on New Jersey Green Space Released by Rutgers

June 06, 2007

The New Jersey equine community is doing more than its share to keep the green in the Garden State, according to Karyn Malinowski, director of the Rutgers Equine Science Center. This is one conclusion among many that can be drawn from a new... Read More

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Sentencing for Slaughter Plant Arsonist Postponed

June 06, 2007

Sentencing was postponed Tuesday for a leading figure in the animal rights movement who admitted to setting fire to a horse slaughterhouse in 1997 after his defense lawyer objected to the way the judge applied federal sentencing guidelines.... Read More

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Street Sense, Hard Spun to Stand at Darley Upon Retirement

June 04, 2007

Sheikh Mohammed's Darley has announced that Street Sense and Hard Spun, the one-two finishers, respectively, in the Kentucky Derby, will retire to Darley near Lexington at the conclusion of their racing careers. Street Sense is a son of Darley... Read More

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Report: Darley Buys Breeding Rights to Street Sense

June 03, 2007

The Darley Stud of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum has purchased the breeding rights to Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner Street Sense, according to Daily Racing Form.

The publication said trainer Carl... Read More

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In Living Color

June 01, 2007

Has it been sorted out whether horses can see in color? ... Read More

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Eight to be Inducted into Racing Hall of Fame

May 29, 2007

Five persons and three horses will be inducted into the National Museum of Racing's Hall of Fame in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Aug. 6. The class is the largest since nine were inducted in 1978.

Jockeys Jose Santos and John Sellers; trainers Henry... Read More

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Calendar Available with Pfizer Dewormer Purchase

May 29, 2007

Throughout the year, horses require routine health care, such as deworming, vaccinations and other veterinary services, farrier appointments, and dental exams. Some horses might even receive chiropractic care or other therapies for treating... Read More

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Police Horses in New Hampshire Found Ill-Kept

May 28, 2007

The police in Hampton, N.H., the state's busiest beach town, are investigating whether the four police horses they use for summer patrols were abused, accoring to an AP article on Read More

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New 80-Mile Trail Opens in Wales, UK

May 28, 2007

According to an article today (May 28) by Trevor Cooper of Horse & Hound, a new 80-mile horseback riding path has been opened in Wales by the British... Read More

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Two Horses Injured in Trailer Accident on New Jersey Highway

May 26, 2007

Two horses suffered minor injuries when the trailer they were traveling in overturned Friday afternoon on a busy highway in northern New Jersey, causing major traffic delays at the start of the holiday weekend.

The accident occurred whe... Read More

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Michigan Man Gets 13 to 20 Years for Horse Barn Arson

May 24, 2007

A Marysville, Mich., man who pleaded guilty to charges of setting a fire that resulted in the death of 18 horses has been sentenced to 13 to 20 years in prison, the Port Huron Read More

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Colic Surgery Saves Lord of the Rings' Hero's Horse

May 23, 2007

Brego, a Warmblood stallion who served as star Viggo Mortenson's mount in the "Lord of the Rings" movies, recently underwent emergency colic surgery at Massey University, in Palmerston North, New Zealand.

"It was very clear from the moment... Read More

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Public Invited to Meet Horses Removed from Maryland Farm

May 22, 2007

The Humane Society of Washington County (HSWC) has scheduled an open house and meet and greet event Saturday, June 2, and Sunday, June 3, from 11a.m. to 3p.m. for individuals interested in adopting any of the horses seized from a farm in... Read More

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Walla Walla Whiz Wins NRHA Finals After Colic Scare

May 21, 2007

The National Reining Horse Association's (NRHA) two million dollar rider Shawn Flarida, of Springfield, Ohio, wowed the crowd during the Open Finals competition at the 2007 NRHA Derby at the Oklahoma State Fair Park in Oklahoma City.... Read More

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Judge Rejects Plea Deal For Teens In Horse Shooting Case

May 20, 2007

An Eastern Kentucky judge has refused to approve a plea deal for two teens who admitted to attacking a herd of horses, fatally shooting three of the animals.

Pike Circuit Judge Eddy Coleman declined to accept the offer, which included... Read More

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Breyer Horse Maker Donates $126,500 to Laminitis Fund

May 18, 2007

Breyer model horse maker Reeves International contributed $126,500 to the Laminitis Fund, created in memory of Barbaro, during the annual Alibi Breakfast Thursday at Pimlico Race Course.

Company president Tony Fleischmann presented a check for... Read More

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Weekly Radio Show on 2010 Games to Air Sunday

May 17, 2007

The World Games 2010 Foundation, Inc., the organizers of the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, will launch a new weekly radio show this month. The weekly talk show, "The 2010 Countdown Show," will air Sundays from noon to 1:00 p.m. o... Read More

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Rustler of Fiberglass Horse Remains on the Lam

May 17, 2007

The horse has been found, but the rustler is still on the loose in Cape May County, N.J.

During a thunderstorm May 12, Stoney, a life-sized fiberglass horse, was taken from the porch of Beverly Carr, who owns the Cape May Carriage Co.... Read More

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Iowa Horse Industry Impacts State Economy

May 16, 2007

Ask most people about animal agriculture in Iowa and they talk about pigs and cattle. But there are other animal species raised in the state that have a significant economic impact. One is the horse industry.

Peggy Miller-Auwerda, associate... Read More

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New U.K. Horse Rescue Protocol Launched

May 16, 2007

An emergency services protocol and fund to help horses caught up in accidents was launched yesterday at Buckingham Palace.

The protocol--created by The British Horse Society (BHS) and the British Equine Veterinary Association... Read More

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British Equine Fertility Unit to Close

May 16, 2007

The University of Cambridge's Equine Fertility Unit (EFU), which among other projects over the years produced Europe's first test tube foal, will close in September due to lack of funding, said facility head Twink Allen, BVSc, PhD, ScD, DESM,... Read More