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International Equine Disease Report Second Quarter 2010

October 27, 2010

The International Collating Center, Newmarket, United Kingdom, and other sources reported the following disease outbreaks. Contagious equine metritis (CEM) was reported from Germany, Italy, and the USA. A single mare... Read More

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Poll: Readers Know About Rabies

October 26, 2010

More than 480 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "How knowledgeable are you about equine rabies?" ... Read More

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West Virginia Rescue Operator Pleads Guilty

October 25, 2010

The operator of a West Virginia equine rescue will pay a $1,000 fine and is prohibited from owning animals for five years after pleading guilty to one count of misdemeanor animal cruelty under a plea deal... Read More

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Kentucky Breed Incentive Changes Being Considered

October 24, 2010

A Kentucky Horse Racing Commission committee is considering changes to the state's Breeders' Incentive Fund, money for which comes from a 6% sales tax on stud fees. The committee met Oct. 21 to toss around ideas and devise a ... Read More

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New York Animal Abuser Registry: Database Designer Offers Boost

October 22, 2010

The operator of an online database that tracks animal abuse cases nationwide is offering to help animal welfare authorities in New York develop the nation's first registry for convicted animal abusers. Earlier this month, lawmake... Read More

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University of Louisville Expands Commitment to Equine Education and Entrepreneurship

October 22, 2010

More than 100 dignitaries, alumni, donors and students gathered on Oct. 10 to celebrate the groundbreaking for a new equine center wing, the first-ever addition to the University of Louisville College of Business. The two-story, eco-... Read More

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Poll: Majority of Readers Vaccinate for Rabies Yearly

October 19, 2010

More than 730 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "How often do you vaccinate your horse for rabies?" ... Read More

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TheHorse.com Finds 500th Horse a Home

October 19, 2010

TheHorse.com reached a new milestone Oct. 12, when the 500th horse found a new home via the website's all-breed free horse listings. Saucy Dance, a 3-year-old Thoroughbred filly, was fresh off the track at Laurel Park in Maryland... Read More

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Horse Safety Campaign Releases New Brochure on Horse-Related Injuries

October 18, 2010

UK Healthcare, in partnership with University of Kentucky colleges of Agriculture and Public Health and 40 community, equine, and medical organizations, continues its five-year educational campaign, Saddle Up Safely, with the development of a h... Read More

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Eight Kentucky Universities Welcomed the World During WEG

October 16, 2010

While Kentucky was on the world stage for 16 days during the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, one display in the Equine Village asked visitors, "Where else for an equine education?" The answer was found in the display itself, ... Read More

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University of Kentucky Boasts Equestrian Accomplishments

October 16, 2010

The University of Kentucky Wildcats are known nationally for their basketball prowess. But many sports fans might not realize that UK has achieved athletic successes with another Kentucky tradition--the horse. Since 2008, UK's eq... Read More

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Stout Named Kentucky Veterinarian of the Year

October 14, 2010

State veterinarian Robert C. Stout was honored as the Kentucky Veterinarian of the Year by the Kentucky Veterinary Medical Association on Oct. 9 during the Mid-America Veterinary Conference in Louisville. "Dr. Stout's dedica... Read More

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Majority of Readers Vaccinate Against Rabies

October 12, 2010

More than 840 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "Is your horse vaccinated against rabies?"... Read More

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Keeping Yourself Safe when Riding

October 12, 2010

Horseback riding is more dangerous than motorcycle racing, according to Heather S. Havlik, MD, director of the sports medicine program at Charlotte Medical Clinic in North Carolina. "Never take for granted the fact that your par... Read More

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Free Equine Nutrition Seminar at Michigan State

October 05, 2010

Two veterinarians from Michigan State University's (MSU) College of Veterinary Medicine will present a free seminar on equine nutrition on Oct. 30 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The seminar will take place in E-100 Veterinary Medical Center on the ... Read More

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Improve Digestion to Prevent Intestinal Upset in Sport Horses

October 03, 2010

One of the many factors that can affect a competition horse's focus is intestinal upset--specifically impaction and spasmodic colic. Kyle Newman, PhD, of Venture Laboratories, explored how sport horse owners can help prevent these colic epi... Read More

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Readers Like to See Proof for Rotational Deworming

September 28, 2010

More than 800 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "What would make you stop using a rotational deworming program?" ... Read More

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Convicted Ohio Horse Trainer Sentenced

September 27, 2010

Robin Vess, the Ohio horse trainer found guilty in April on more than 40 counts of second degree misdemeanor animal cruelty for maltreating Arabian horses on her Oak... Read More

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Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society President Wins TVMA Good Samaritan Visionary Award

September 26, 2010

Jennifer Williams, PhD, of Lorena, Texas, and Executive Director of Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society was recently awarded the Texas Veterinary Medical Association's (TVMA) 2010 Good Samaritan Visionary Award. According to the TVMA, the Good Sam... Read More

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Irwin Foundation Donates $10,000 to Seminar Series

September 24, 2010

The Irwin Foundation recently donated $10,000 to the University of Kentucky Gluck Equine Research Center to fund veterinary education. The money will be used to support the 2011 Department of Veterinary Science Equine Diagnostic and Research Se... Read More

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UK Features Projects on African-Americans in Kentucky's Equine History

September 24, 2010

Lexington played a significant role in the early history of horse racing and the equine industry, but few people are aware of the African-American jockeys, trainers, grooms, and handlers who helped shape the Bluegrass' horse heritage.... Read More

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Bill Would Establish Corolla Wild Horse Population Level

September 20, 2010

A bill that would establish permanent population levels for a wild horse herd residing on North Carolina's Outer Banks is pending in the U.S. House of Representatives' Natural Resources Subcommittee on Insular Affairs, Oceans, and Wildlife. ... Read More

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UK Livestock Lab Changes Name for a Broader Focus

September 20, 2010

The University of Kentucky Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center is now the UK Veterinary Diagnostic Lab (UKVDL). The name change was implemented to reflect the broad focus of the lab, which includes services beyond livestock species.

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New Kansas City Law Protects Police Horses

September 16, 2010

Anyone who abuses, teases, or otherwise interferes with a police horse in Kansas City, Mo., could face criminal charges and penalties including fines of up to $500 and 180 days in jail, according to a new ordinance that went into effect in that... Read More

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Exercising Horses on a Treadmill, Step by Step

September 11, 2010

The Rutgers Equine Science Center launched a virtual tour of the equine exercise physiology laboratory.... Read More