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Horse Health News Video: Ryder Report for Jan. 9

January 09, 2008

Watch the Jan. 9 edition of the Ryder Report.

The report includes coverage of a new study on risk factors for equine... Read More

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Ag Chief: Problems With Farm Bill Remain

January 08, 2008

The head of the U.S. Department of Agriculture said lots of work remains to be done before a new five-year farm bill can escape President Bush's veto pen and become law.

Chuck... Read More

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Foal to Receive AQHA Registration No. 5 Million

January 08, 2008

The American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA), the world's largest equine breed registry and membership organization, has reached the 5 millionth registration milestone. Registration number 5,000,000 is being held for Shelly Nielsen of Alberta,... Read More

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Horse Stable Damaged in California Mudslide

January 07, 2008

Fire officials said a mudslide flooded horse stables in an Orange County canyon with mud and debris.

Fire Capt. Mike Blawn said no people or animals were hurt in the slide Sunday afternoon in Modjeska Canyon, which burned during last fall's... Read More

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Iowa State Extension Offering Horse Management Course

January 04, 2008

Iowa State University Extension is offering a new educational program designed to teach the science of horse management along with riding and training concepts.

The Master Equine Manager program combines discussion with hands-on experience.... Read More

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University Students Help Formulate Livestock Odor Emission Estimates

January 03, 2008

Purdue University students are making some extra cash through a project that might turn some of their classmates' stomachs--by sniffing livestock excrement. Students earn $30 per session as they take whiffs of a variety of smells collected from... Read More

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Equine Glanders: Scientists Working to Improve Testing Options

January 02, 2008

Glanders is an important infectious equine disease of imposing antiquity. It is endemic in Brazil, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Iran, Iraq, India, Pakistan, and some other countries. Equine glanders has been eradicated from North America and... Read More

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Rabies Vaccine Drop to Include 44 Texas Counties

January 02, 2008

Bait laced with rabies vaccine will be dropped from airplanes in 44 Texas counties in an effort targeting coyotes and gray foxes.

The Texas Department of State Health Services annual oral rabies vaccination drop begins Jan. 6 from the Zapat... Read More

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Readers Respond: Equine Resolutions

January 02, 2008

More than 700 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "Do you have any equine-related New Year's resolutions?"

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25 Years of Better Horse Care: 1983-2008

January 01, 2008

As a new year begins, The Horse celebrates 25 years of reporting the latest in horse care. This publication began in 1983 as Modern Horse Breeding. In March of 1995 the name was changed to the current title to fit the expanded coverag... Read More

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Boots and Bandages: To Support and Protect

January 01, 2008

Boots and bandages help protect horses' legs and provide support but aren't substitutes for good conditioning.... Read More

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School Looking to Replace Therapy Horses Killed in Barn Fire

January 01, 2008

When lightning struck the Stewart Home School's barn this past fall and burned it down, Tia Marie made it out alive.

This week, pupils greeted the chestnut American Saddlebred for its first return since the Nov. 5 fire. Read More

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2007: Quite a Year in Equine Health

January 01, 2008

What a year it was! Researchers unlocked the secrets of the equine genome, an outbreak of equine influenza stopped Australia's horse industry in its tracks, state actions resulted in the closure of U.S. horse slaughter plants... Read More

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Sweetnorthernsaint Back in Action

December 29, 2007

Last year’s Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) favorite Sweetnorthernsaint returns from a seven month layoff Dec. 29, taking on 10 rivals in the $50,000 Holiday Cheer Stakes at Turfway Park.

A runaway winner in the 2006... Read More

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Readers Respond: Spreading the Holiday Cheer

December 28, 2007

More than 900 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "Do you support any equine-related charities or nonprofit groups?"

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USDA to Distribute $1 Billion for Crop, Livestock Loss

December 27, 2007

The USDA will begin issuing payments to tens of thousands of farmers and ranchers across the country who suffered losses because of natural disasters, acting Agriculture Secretary Chuck Conner announced Dec. 19.

"Numerous agricultural... Read More

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Virginia Forage Conference to Focus on Horse Owners' Needs

December 26, 2007

The Virginia Cooperative Extension and the Virginia Forage and Grassland Council will explore how horse owners can maintain a healthy animal, pasture, and environment at this year's equine forage conference, to be held Feb. 11-13.

The... Read More

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Rhode Island Horse Freed on Christmas Eve

December 25, 2007

A horse stuck in mud and unable to escape got some help from the community on Christmas Eve in Tiperton, R.I. The local fire department called in Four Corners Rescue Center, and with their experience and the help of a backhoe and a sling made... Read More

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Alltech to Address Elevated Feed Costs during Lecture Tour

December 23, 2007

Alltech will begin its annual North American Lecture Tour (NALT) Jan. 7, 2008. The tour theme is "The Feed Cost Puzzle: Performance or Profitability," and the event will provide a forum to share and learn how the latest technologies and... Read More

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Horse Associations Meet to Discuss Direction of Western Pleasure

December 22, 2007

They came to discuss one of the oldest and most traditional classes offered by the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) and National Snaffle Bit Association(NSBA). And discuss they did. By the time the group of nearly 70 professionals, who cam... Read More

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University of Minn. Offers Regional Horse Owner Education Days in 2008

December 21, 2007

The University of Minnesota Horse Team is offering five regional horse owner education programs throughout the state in February and March 2008.

Each program offers unbiased, research-based information and knowledgeable speakers identified... Read More

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Questions Raised about Dead Horses Dumped Outside Kuwait Equestrian Clubs

December 21, 2007

At least 14 horses have been found dead in front of two equestrian centers in Kuwait, according to Kuwaiti news reports, an animal protection organization, and a local resident. Many of the horses appear to have died from gunshot wounds to the... Read More

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Readers Respond: Picture This

December 20, 2007

More than 960 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, " If a photo store was provided on TheHorse.com, what types of photos would you be interested in purchasing for personal use?"... Read More

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USEF Announces Finalists for Horse of the Year Honors

December 19, 2007

Members' votes will determine which of the nation's leading equines will be named the U.S. Equestrian Federation (USEF) Horse of the Year.

This year's winner will join dressage superstar Brentina (2005 winner) and jumping superstar... Read More

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New Fees for USDA Veterinary Diagnostic Testing to Start Jan. 1

December 19, 2007

The USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) will soon begin to adjust the user fees charged for veterinary diagnostic services. These user fees will be increased incrementally beginning Jan. 1, 2008, and continuing through... Read More