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Hoof Wraps

March 14, 2008

Hoof Wraps is a bandage designed tough for turn-out. Easily treat common hoof problems like abscess, stone bruise, or use for protection after shoe loss. Hoof Wraps offers you the freedom to turn your horse out to pasture during treatment.... Read More

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Metabolic, GI Disease Management Conference Coming in April

March 12, 2008

Equine nutritionists and veterinarians will speak at the 16th Annual Nutrition Conference held by Kentucky Equine Research (KER). The conference will take place in Lexington, Ky., on April 15 and 16, 2008, and will focus on advanced management o... Read More

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Ohio State Offering Equine Emergency Class

March 10, 2008

The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine is offering a new session of continuing education courses tailored to equine owners, breeders, and caretakers. This session will cover equine veterinary emergencies. Equine faculty from... Read More

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Record Grain Prices Boost Rural Economy

March 09, 2008

Record-high grain prices are fueling a rural economic boom in farm states such as Kansas.

Farm equipment dealers have a backlog of several months in orders for new machinery. Cropland rents are rising, along with agricultural land prices.... Read More

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Sidesaddle Enthusiasts Now Have Own Association

March 08, 2008

The elegant art of riding aside has experienced a resurgence in the past few years. Many equestrians enjoy conquering a new style of riding and proving they can do anything and everything in their sidesaddles. Others love the feeling of having... Read More

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Horses Removed from Dilapidated Philadelphia Stables

March 07, 2008

Humane officials and horse owners worked well into the night on Thursday to remove horses from condemned buildings in Philadelphia's Strawberry Mansion in advance of the structures' scheduled demolition.

"The horses are being removed a... Read More

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University of Vermont Morgan Farm Receives $1 Million Pledge

March 07, 2008

The University of Vermont Morgan Horse Farm in Weybridge, Vt., has received a pledge of $1 million from the Amy E. Tarrant Foundation.

The gift, the largest ever to the historic facility, will be used to create an Amy E. Tarrant Endowed Fun... Read More

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Steroids Commentary: A Reasonable Approach

March 04, 2008

On Feb. 27, I appeared before a Congressional Subcommittee for a hearing entitled, "Drugs in Sports: Compromising the Health of Athletes and Undermining the Integrity of Competition." The testimony made it clear that most sports are grappling... Read More

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California Adopts Steroid Testing Levels

February 29, 2008

The California Horse Racing Board (CHRB) took a major step towards banning supplemental anabolic steroids with the adoption of testing levels for four major substances during its meeting Feb. 28 in Arcadia.

"It's the first step in... Read More

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Kentucky Casino Bill Fails to Pass

February 27, 2008

A Kentucky casino proposal continues to sit on Capitol Hill in Frankfort, as a bill for a constitutional amendment failed to pass out of committee Feb. 26.

An overflow of horse industry members packed into the Kentucky state capitol Feb. 26 to... Read More

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Refund Deadlines Near for Tennessee Farm Cost Share Program

February 27, 2008

State Agriculture Commissioner Ken Givens is urging farmers approved for cost share assistance through the Tennessee Agricultural Enhancement Program (TAEP) to make their purchases now in order to receive reimbursement.

The TAEP is a program t... Read More

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Horseshoers, Veterinarians Inducted Into Halls of Fame

February 27, 2008

Four horseshoers and two equine veterinarians who have helped raise the level of care for horses feet have been inducted into the International Horseshoeing Hall of Fame and the International Equine Veterinarian Hall of Fame, respectively.... Read More

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Texas Horses Avoid Mass Wildfire Evacuations

February 27, 2008

As wildfires continue to skip across Texas, the blazes have not yet caused mass evacuations of horses in affected areas, emergency management officials said on Wednesday.

"We've had a number of fires over the past several weeks... Read More

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Trainers Fined for Clenbuterol Overages

February 25, 2008

Thoroughbred trainers David LaCroix and Melody Conlon were each fined $3,000 by Santa Anita stewards for violating limits on the use of the bronchodilator clenbuterol last year, the California Horse Racing Board reported Feb. 23.

LaCroix wa... Read More

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South Dakota Corn, Alfalfa Values Rising

February 25, 2008

The value of all principal crops grown in South Dakota in 2007 more than doubled from the previous year to $5.29 billion, according to the Agricultural Statistics Service.

The 2007 total was up 112% from the $2.49 billion value of 2006 crop... Read More

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Kentucky Horse Owners' Help Hotline Launched

February 25, 2008

A network to connect resources, including hay, feed, veterinary care, and rescue facilities, with Kentucky horse owners in need was recently launched by several equine groups in the state.

Designed as a tool for all horse... Read More

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Walking Horse Group Announces New CEO

February 23, 2008

Pat Marsh, Chairman of the search committee for the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration, announced the appointment of its new chief executive officer Thursday.

"After an extensive selection process in which we interviewed many... Read More

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Judge Fines Amish Men Over Lights on Horse-Drawn Buggy

February 22, 2008

Three Amish men from western Kentucky were found guilty and fined Thursday for failing to display lights and a slow-moving vehicle symbol on their horse-drawn buggies.

When announced last year, the case started a conflict between religious... Read More

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Walking Horse Associations Form Rulebook Pact

February 20, 2008

Two associations frequently at odds over the best way to promote Tennessee Walking Horses have joined together in a pact designed to promote the breed's versatility.

On Feb. 18, David Pruett, president of the Tennessee Walking Horse Breeder... Read More

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Louisiana Racing Commission Might Appeal Drug Ruling

February 15, 2008

After the Louisiana Senate Commerce Committee struck down the Louisiana State Racing Commission's adoption of the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium model rules for medication Feb. 11, the commission is yet to decide its next move.

The... Read More

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Disaster Relief Funds Distributed to NARHA Centers

February 14, 2008

The North American Riding for the Handicapped Association (NARHA) has distributed more than $14,000 in disaster relief funds to NARHA member centers in need.

The group's nearly 800 member centers offer equine assisted activities and... Read More

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Virginia Man Charged with 48 Counts of Cruelty

February 12, 2008

A Loudoun County, Va., grand jury has indicted a horse trainer on 48 counts of animal cruelty. 

Dennis Danley faces up to one year in jail and a $2,500 fine on each count. The charges were brought in connection with the seizure of... Read More

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BLM Recommends Reducing Wild Horse Herd

February 10, 2008

A wild horse herd along the Montana-Wyoming border that traces its ancestry to the mounts ridden by Spanish conquistadors could be reduced through adoption by more than 35 percent under recommendations released Monday by federal... Read More

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Dressage, Walking Horse Groups to Work Together

February 07, 2008

The United Stated Dressage Federation (USDF) and the National Walking Horse Association (NWHA) will be cooperating in an effort to educate Walking Horse owners about dressage and provide information about educational opportunities for both... Read More

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Horse Health News Video: Ryder Report for Feb. 7

February 07, 2008

Watch the Feb. 7 edition of the Ryder Report.

The report includes coverage of a series of studies investigating the long-term Read More