Horse Industry News

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Advice and Advisors

June 01, 2003

Who among us hasn't had a problem that frustrated us because we didn't know where to turn for answers? Maybe it's something complicated or technical and there isn't anyone in our area who is an expert. Perhaps the question deals with something... Read More

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Miniature Horse Killed by Pit Bulls

May 19, 2003

According to the Midland Daily News, in Midland county, Mich., the county’s Sheriff’s Office reported that a 17-year-old miniature horse was killed by two pit bulls early this morning.

The pregnant mare was in a pasture in Jerom... Read More

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Help Fund Equine Research and Receive Signed Print

May 16, 2003

You can support the health of the horse. With The Horseman's Credit Card, you can help fund research at the Maxwell H. Gluck Equine Research Center, one of the premier equine research facilities in the world.

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North American Riding for the Handicapped Association Receives $25,000 Grant from The Pfizer Foundation

May 16, 2003

The North American Riding for the Handicapped Association (NARHA) is pleased to announce the receipt of a $25,000 grant from The Pfizer Foundation. The grant money will be used to bolster NARHA’s Regional Education Program. 

Founde... Read More

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Driver Gets Three Months In Horse Hit, Run

May 15, 2003

According to a May 8 article in the Times Record of Fort Smith, Ark., a man convicted of leaving the scene of a personal injury accident involving a horse was sentenced to three months in prison despite defense pleas to spare the... Read More

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The Inflammatory Cascade

May 01, 2003

Some drugs have the ability to reduce inflammation and pain associated with various horse injuries.... Read More

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Group Seeks to Redefine What Only Veterinarians Can Do

April 11, 2003

Each state has a veterinary practice act, which is a legal interpretation of what constitutes veterinary practice in that state on all species. For example, chiropractic or acupuncture might be considered veterinarian-only skills in some states,... Read More

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Farmers Urged to Reduce the Risk of Anhydrous Ammonia Theft

April 04, 2003

Kentucky's Agriculture Commissioner Billy Ray Smith reminded farmers and
farm businesses to take extra care to prevent thefts of anhydrous ammonia
during the planting season.

Anhydrous ammonia is a common nitrogen fertilizer for... Read More

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White Named Interim Director at Scott Equine Medical Center

April 03, 2003

Nathaniel White, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, has been named Interim Director of the Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center (EMC) in Leesburg, Va. White, who assumed leadership responsibilities for the equine clinical and research center on April 1,... Read More

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Responsible Horse Ownership

April 01, 2003

Animal rights, owner responsibility, health and welfare, and all the attendant issues occupy more and more of our time and energy these days as we horse owners struggle to find a place in our busy lives for what once was a routine part of life i... Read More

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New Chart Reveals Age Relationship Between Horses and Humans

April 01, 2003

A new Horse/Human Age Relationship Chart was recently released that seeks to better explain the relationship between the stages of life for humans and horses. This information reveals that, beginning at birth, horses age 6.5 years for each human... Read More

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New Text Examines Equine Lameness

April 01, 2003

The long-awaited reference Diagnosis and Management of Lameness in the Horse was recently released by Elsevier Science. The book was co-authored by Mike W. Ross, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, of the University of Pennsylvania's school of veterinary... Read More

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Gambling On Health Care

March 01, 2003

While only a small percentage of you are involved in the industries that have legalized gambling, many of you live in states with legalized racing, and all of you benefit from those industries. A tremendous number of the research projects from... Read More

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Repro in the Rockies

February 01, 2003

The center of the Colorado State University (CSU) veterinary school's equine reproductive universe is its 22,000-square-foot Animal Reproduction and Biotechnology Laboratory and a smaller satellite, the Equine Reproduction Laboratory. In these... Read More

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Owners On the Front Lines

February 01, 2003

With next month's magazine, you will receive a special supplement that brings you the latest in horse health news from the annual convention of the American Association of Equine Practitioners. A record-breaking crowd of horse vets traveled to... Read More

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Federal Equine Research Funding

February 01, 2003

Fact--The horse industry has a $112.1-billion impact on the U.S. gross domestic product--more than the motion picture industry, railroad transportation, or tobacco products manufacturing industries, according to the... Read More

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Equine Age Determination Guide Now Available

January 28, 2003

An updated edition of the American Association of Equine Practitioners’ (AAEP) popular “Guide for Determining the Age of the Horse” is now available.  Featuring color photographs of the equine mouth, the guide documents the tooth aging... Read More

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Give Your Valentine The Love of the Horse Gift Set

January 28, 2003

Over the years, horseback riding has become the love of millions and according to a survey conducted independently last fall, nearly 40 percent of Americans admitted that they have had a childhood admiration for horses. In fact, the same survey... Read More

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McCarron Narrates Video for Equine Research

January 28, 2003

Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation today released a new video narrated by retired Hall of Fame jockey Chris McCarron. The five-minute video will be made available to race tracks and other interested horse organizations.... Read More

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Age Relationship Chart Reveals More about Humans and Horses

January 28, 2003

A new Horse/Human Age Relationship Chart has just been released.... Read More

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History in the Making

January 01, 2003

In 2003, we celebrate the 20th year of the publication of this magazine, which began life as Modern Horse Breeding in 1983. In late 1994, that magazine was purchased by Blood-Horse Publications, and it was renamed The Horse: Your Guide... Read More

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Educational Brochures

January 01, 2003

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) has recently revised and redesigned 21 client education brochures with the support of Bayer Animal Health and Purina Mills. The brochures are available to veterinarians and come in packages... Read More

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Moyer Receives Distinguished Alumnus Award

December 01, 2002

William Moyer, DVM, head of the Department of Large Animal Medicine & Surgery at Texas A&M University and a member of The Horse's Editorial Advisory Board, recently was awarded a Distinguished Alumnus award by Mesa State College i... Read More

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Tis the Season for Giving

December 01, 2002

There are many charitable organizations and foundations that help horses or are involved in horse-related programs. These range from rescue groups (relocating neglected or abused animals or saving them from slaughter) to foundations that fund... Read More

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Barn, Horses Swallowed by Sinkhole

November 15, 2002

The Associated Press reported today that a 50-foot wide, 30-foot deep sinkhole in Sanford, Fla. destroyed a barn, killed a horse, and almost drowned another.

The barn’s owner, Bob Bonwit, came home Thursday night and discovered the... Read More