Horse Industry News

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Help Victims of the Colorado Fires

June 12, 2002

In the past two days, about 1,000 animals have been evacuated because of the Hayman Fire in Colorado, according to Denver's Channel 9 News online. To learn more about how to help horses and families displaced by the fire, visit: Read More

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What's In The Bag?

June 01, 2002

Is the data on that tag stitched to the feed bag effective for predicting the performance of the feed? While there are some limitations, the data are useful not only for evaluation, but also to help decide which feed to buy. Furthermore, the fee... Read More

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AQHA Equine Public Service Award Nominations Due June 3

May 22, 2002

Nominations for the first American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) Equine Public Service Award are due June 3, 2002. Presented by the AQHA, the Equine Public Service Award will recognize an outstanding American Quarter Horse that works in the... Read More

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Safeguarding Lower Limbs

May 01, 2002

Since bubble wrapping a horse isn't an option, owners use boots and wraps to try to avoid lower limb injuries.... Read More

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First National Equine Identification Symposium

May 01, 2002

The National Institute for Animal Agriculture (NIAA) has announced that the first National Equine Identification Symposium--ID/INFO EXPO 2002--will take place in Chicago, Ill., July 29-Aug. 1. The symposium and trade show will feature... Read More

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Publication Educates on Land Conservation for Horses

May 01, 2002

The Equestrian Land Conservation Resource (ELCR) has released a new publication, Equestrian Economic Impact Analysis: How your Community Benefits, to educate non-horse owners (primarily legislative officials) about the positive economic... Read More

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Collapsible Cross-Country Fences to be Tried in Britain

April 01, 2002

In the wake of several fatal injuries to international-level three-day event competitors in 1999 and 2000, cross-country course designers began working to come up with safer fence designs, including fences which "give" on impact. Over the past... Read More

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Saville Joins Advisory Board for The Horse

April 01, 2002

William J.A. Saville, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM of The Ohio State University's (OSU) Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine, is the newest addition to the Editorial Advisory Board of The Horse. Saville joins a group of 49 equine... Read More

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NRHA Million Dollar Sire Dies

April 01, 2002

National Reining Horse Association Hall of Fame stallion and Million Dollar Sire Topsail Cody died Feb. 23 from colic. Foaled in 1977, Topsail Cody won the 1980 National Reining Horse Association Futurity, then earned the American Quarter Horse... Read More

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Colorado State's Veterinary Teaching Hospital Offers Education During Open House

March 27, 2002

Animal care, behavior, and medical treatment will be explored through tours, workshops, and exhibits during the 23rd annual James L. Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital Open House in Fort Collins. Open House hours are 9 a.m.-4 p.m. April 5 and 6,... Read More

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Gary L. Carpenter Named Executive Director of the AQHF

March 21, 2002

The American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) announced March 19 that Gary Carpenter will join the organization as Executive Director of the American Quarter Horse Foundation (AQHF). Carpenter, who will bring more than 20 years of service and... Read More

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APHIS Selects New Director of National Veterinary Services Laboratories

March 13, 2002

Randall L. Levings, DVM, was recently selected as the director of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service's (APHIS) National Veterinary Services Laboratories (NVSL), according to a USDA... Read More

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AQHA Equestrian Public Service Award Application Online

March 13, 2002

The application for the American Quarter Horse Association's (AQHA) Equestrian Public Service Award is now available online at Read More

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Practitioner's Symposium to Feature Beroza

March 06, 2002

Gregory Beroza, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, Dipl. ABVP, will be the featured equine lecturer on May 18 at the annual American Board of Veterinary Practice (ABVP) Practitioner's Symposium in Manhattan Beach, Calif. The ABVP is sanctioned by the American... Read More

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ReRun Unveils "Moneigh" Equine Art

February 27, 2002

ReRun, Inc., a national Thoroughbred adoption program based in Kentucky, has announced a new fundraising project to be held this year in conjunction with The 2002 Mane Event, ReRun's annual fundraising auction and dinner/dance.

Through a... Read More

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Pfizer Pledges Support for Spinal Research Campaign

February 27, 2002

Pfizer, manufacturer of Strongid-P (Strongid equine deworming paste in the UK), has pledged its full support to the Spinal Research Saddle-Up Campaign (Read More

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N.C. Horse Owners Referendum Set for March 19

February 13, 2002

Additional funding to improve North Carolina's horse industry is the subject of a referendum set for Tuesday, March 19, at North Carolina Cooperative Extension centers across the state.

The referendum, authorized by the General Assembly... Read More

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Understanding Horse Health

February 01, 2002

Our friends and colleagues help us in many ways. We've seen an outpouring of caring for friends--and complete strangers--since terrorists took aim at our country on September 11. I think that has made us a little more aware of how we treat... Read More

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Farriers Inducted Into Horseshoeing Hall of Fame

February 01, 2002

Three men who have dedicated their lives to the horseshoeing industry have been named to the International Horseshoeing Hall of Fame. Members of the Class of 2002 are Seamus Brady of Bridgewater, N.J., Henry Heymering of Frederick, Md., and... Read More

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Equestrian Groups Take Steps to Resolve Governance Matter

February 01, 2002

USA Equestrian President Alan F. Balch and U.S. Equestrian Team President Armand Leone, Jr. have announced that the executive committees of the two organizations have agreed in principle to a resolution of the equestrian governance matter. This... Read More

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Red Tape Keeps Horse from Reaching Destination Country

January 25, 2002

A 7-year-old Thoroughbred stallion has spent five days crisscrossing the Mediterranean Sea because of an error in the horse's documentation that the destination country will not accept. The International League for the Protection of Horses (ILPH... Read More

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Optimism For Foaling Season

January 14, 2002

While preparations have been made to stay abreast of anything that might indicate a repeat of last year's mare reproductive loss syndrome, veterinarians are optimistic that this season will be nothing out of the ordinary. Personnel from the... Read More

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Rodeo Horses

January 01, 2002

Rodeo is a rough and tumble sport. It was born on the wide open rangelands of the West, but through the years it has been transformed into an entertainment package that knows no geographic boundaries. Despite that change, it remains a sport wher... Read More

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Equine Medical Center will host "Tuesday Talks"

November 19, 2001

The Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center in Leesburg, Virginia, will again host its winter "Tuesday Talks" lecture series. These informal lectures feature Equine Medical Center faculty, and guest speakers discussing topics of interest in... Read More

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AQHA Unveils "Equestrian Public Service Award"

November 14, 2001

The American Quarter Horse Association's (AQHA) Executive Committee gave the official green light last week to launch a new award to recognize American Quarter Horses, which are specifically used in the public service sector. The Association has... Read More