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Louisiana Racing Group Hires Medical Director, Plans to Add Vets

July 20, 2007

The Louisiana State Racing Commission has hired Tom David, DVM, as its first equine medical director.

David will supervise new and previously existing state veterinary positions. In addition, he will oversee medical and testing activities a... Read More

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Large Animal Emergency Response Training Courses Offered in August

July 18, 2007

Hagyard Equine Medical Institute will once again offer an extensive three-day training course on August 20-22, and August 24-26, at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky.

This training is designed to educate first responders such as... Read More

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Tennessee Horse Could Set New Height Record

July 15, 2007

A Niota, Tenn., horse might be confirmed as the world's tallest when a representative from The Guinness Book of World Records measures her July 28, television station Read More

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Western Wildfires: Few Horse Evacuations Thus Far

July 13, 2007

Although wildfires have recently burned thousands of acres in eight western states, officials in the affected regions report few fire-connected horse evacuations. They credit preparedness and a measure of good luck with preventing the need for... Read More

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Tractor Supply Company Extends Partnership with AQHA

July 12, 2007

The American Quarter Horse Association is pleased to announce that Tractor Supply Company will continue its partnership as the official farm and ranch improvement partner of AQHA.

The arrangement will continue to offer Tractor Supply Compan... Read More

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Louisiana Racing Commission Hires Equine Medical Director

July 10, 2007

Tom David, DVM, has been hired as equine medical director for the Louisiana State Racing Commission effective July 9.

David, who has experience in private practice and as association veterinarian at Fair Grounds racetrack, will supervise... Read More

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Carter Named Director of Kentucky Livestock Disease Center

July 10, 2007

Craig Carter, DVM, PhD, a 26-year veteran in diagnostic veterinary medicine, is the new director of the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture's Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center (LDDC).

Carter, who currently serves as epidemiology... Read More

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Maryland Receives Grant for Horse Manure Management Program

July 10, 2007

The Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) has received two grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for two projects to protect the Chesapeake Bay and waterways. A $604,794 grant will help owners and operators of small-sized equine... Read More

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Large Animal Disposal Discussion on Agenda at U of Arkansas Event

July 08, 2007

Even with the best of veterinary care, animals die, and a practical method of disposal must be implemented.

Methods for disposing of large animals will be one of the topics addressed and demonstrated at Hay Day, hosted by the University of... Read More

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Michigan Horse Traders Charged with Breaking EIA Quarantine

July 06, 2007

A man was charged with transporting a horse off his farm while an EIA quarantine order was in effect.... Read More

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Horse-Drawn Buggy Hit by Dump Truck in Pennsylvania

July 04, 2007

Woman, 22, critical and horse killed after dump truck hits buggy  

A young mother was critically injured when a dump track collided with her horse-drawn buggy in Lancaster County, Pa., causing her to suffer severe hea... Read More

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Bay Meadows Granted Waiver, Will Race in 2008

July 03, 2007

After months of uncertainty, Bay Meadows will race in 2008.

Giving the 73-year-old Northern California landmark a brief reprieve, the California Horse Racing Board approved a one-year conditional waiver from the state mandate for... Read More

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Michigan State to Host Equitation Science Seminar

July 03, 2007

Michigan State University (MSU) will be the first U.S. host of the International Equitation Science Symposium (IESS), August 13-15. It will bring a worldwide gathering of horse experts to Michigan.

Equitation science combines the study of... Read More

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Riding Program for Veterans Progressing

July 02, 2007

The North American Riding for the Handicapped Association (NARHA), is continuing to work directly with the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) on developing the NARHA Horses for Heroes program.

The program provides equine-assisted activities... Read More

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Texas Track Cancels Races Due to Rain

July 02, 2007

Severe weather, including .8 of an inch of rain in a 15-minute span, caused the cancellation of the final six races Sunday at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie, Texas.

A severe thunderstorm popped up over Lone Star Park at approximately... Read More

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Thirst for Knowledge

July 01, 2007

Horse people are always searching for new ways to learn about their passion: the horse. Perhaps it is because our relationship with the horse is just that--a passion--that we are continually looking for ways to expand our knowledge base. It can be... Read More

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Sort-of Pensions for U.S. Forestry Pack Animals

July 01, 2007

U.S. Forest Service pack animals that have outlived their usefulness in the backcountry are finding the good life in the pastures and back 40s of some north-central Montana ranches and hobby farms.

Horses and mules that once hauled... Read More

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Woodlands Hustling to Open Slots, Casino

July 01, 2007

The Woodlands dog- and horse-racing track in Kansas plans to open a temporary casino with as many as 800 slot machines by February, while building a $40 million to $50 million permanent casino and restaurant, its operators said this... Read More

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Two Plead Guilty In Horse Doping Case

June 30, 2007

Two Ballston Spa, N.Y., men accused of trying to fix races by injecting harness horses with substances designed to deaden pain or improve performance pleaded guilty today to felony charges.

District Attorney James Murphy says 68-year-old... Read More

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Arizona Veterinarians Say More Are Needed

June 30, 2007

A task force investigating Arizona's shortage of animal doctors has found that there are about 400 openings for veterinarians across the state.
 
The shortfall is denying even basic care for animals statewide.... Read More

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Program to Help Feed Horses Launched by Kentucky Group

June 29, 2007

The Kentucky Horse Council has announced a new program to assist horse owners who cannot provide adequate feed due to temporary financial setbacks.

The Equine Safety Net program is designed to provide a 30-day supply of feed for horses when... Read More

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Horse Protection Group Searching for New Chief Executive

June 28, 2007

The International League for the Protection of Horses (ILPH) is looking for a new chief executive upon the retirement of John Smales at the end of 2007.

"We are looking for an exceptional... Read More

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Immigration Bill Appears Dead--Indefinitely

June 28, 2007

The United States Senate postponed action June 28 on comprehensive immigration reform--perhaps until after the 2008 November election--when an effort to limit debate on the Senate floor failed to garner enough votes.

In all, 46 senators... Read More

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Wildfire Season Getting Underway in Wyoming

June 26, 2007

Recent hot conditions have dried out much of Wyoming's forests and officials say the fire season is starting to crank up.

Since Thursday, a forest fire had burned nearly 1,000... Read More

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Immigration Bill Survives Senate Vote

June 26, 2007

The United States Senate voted June 26 to revive broad legislation to overhaul the country's immigration system. The measure was thought to be dead earlier in the month.

Under Senate rules, at least 60 votes from the 100-seat chamber wer... Read More