Soring Gaited Horses

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Court OKs Compounding Pharmacy to Sell Controlled Substances to Vets

December 17, 2007

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit decided Dec. 11 that a veterinary compounding pharmacy does have the right to dispense compounded formulations of controlled substances to veterinarians, overturning an earlier actio... Read More

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Research Fund Created in Memory of Quarter Horse Stallion

November 29, 2007

Created by Cecilia May Hylton in honor of her late 1982 sorrel western pleasure stallion, the Flashy Zipper Fund not only honors a great horse, but it also benefits the work of the American Quarter Horse Foundation.

"I was honored to... Read More

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AHC Releases Schedule and Provides Online Registration For National Issues Forum in November

September 08, 2007

The American Horse Council (AHC) has released a schedule, list of speakers and registration details for its National Issues Fall Forum to be held at Keeneland in Lexington, Ky., on Friday, November 2, 2007. Complete details and online registration... Read More

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Stubben Steeltec Stirrups Recalled Due to Fall Hazard

August 15, 2007

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Aug. 8 announced a voluntary recall of Stubben Steeltec SEQ Stirrups.

The stirrups are imported by Stubben North America Inc. of Troy, Va. The safety commission reported that hinges on the stirrup... Read More

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USDA Proposes Tougher Walking Horse Soring Penalties

March 09, 2007

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has toughened regulations to stem persistent abuse of Tennessee Walking Horses by keeping trainers and owners who violate the rules out of shows and sales.

The Humane Society of the United States says the... Read More

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Immigration Reform for Agriculture Workers Bill Reintroduced in Congress

January 23, 2007

A bill that would create immigration reform specifically for agriculture workers was reintroduced in Congress by Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California and Republican Sen. Larry Craig of Idaho.

The "Agriculture Job... Read More

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Herpesvirus: Final Wellington Quarantine Lifted

January 22, 2007

Florida officials released the equine herpesvirus (EHV) quarantine on the Palm Beach Equine Sports Complex on Jan. 20. The facility was the last of 10 to be released from state-mandated quarantine.

The last official quarantine due... Read More

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AHC Forms Congressional Cavalry Program

January 05, 2007

The American Horse Council (AHC) and member organizations are initiating "The Congressional Cavalry Program," a new direct grassroots effort, to better represent and serve the horse industry in Washington, DC.

The purpose of the... Read More

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Fireworks Startle Police Horse; Officer Sustains Injuries in Fall

October 28, 2006

According to an article on St. Louis' STLtoday.com, fireworks set off at Busch Stadium last night (Oct. 27) startled a police horse, causing it to buck off its rider. The celebratory fireworks were launched as the Cardinals game... Read More

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Equestrian Land Conservation Resource Moving to KHP

October 05, 2006

The Equestrian Land Conservation Resource's (ELCR) leaders have decided to celebrate the organization's 10th anniversary by moving to the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington and by hiring their first chief executive officer to lead them into a new... Read More

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Soring Controversy Shuts Down Show

September 20, 2006

In the wake of controversy over soring violations at the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration in Shelbyville, Tenn., in August, the Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders and Exhibitors Association (TWHBEA) is aggressively pitching its plan to... Read More

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Soring Controversy Delays Walking Horse Show

August 30, 2006

News Channel 5 in Nashville, Tenn., reported on Saturday (Aug. 26) the postponement of the 68th annual Tennessee Walking Horse Celebration due to a soring controversy. The trainers' association suspended the celebration after federal inspectors... Read More

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Ford Raises $200,000 to Help Wild Horses

June 01, 2006

More than 26,000 wild horses and burros are currently housed in temporary Bureau of Land Management (BLM) holding sites, and Ford Motor Company is offering $200,000 to eligible rescue groups to reduce that number.

In May 2005, Ford... Read More

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Analysis of Soring Data from 2002-2005

May 31, 2006

Friends of Sound Horses (FOSH) has analyzed data from over 2,800 suspensions imposed by the USDA and Horse Industry Organizations (HIOs) under the Horse Protection Operating Plans since 2002. ... Read More

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MSU Students Prepare Arabians for Annual Auction

April 18, 2006

Thirteen Michigan State University (MSU) students. Thirteen Arabian horses. One semester to put it all together. 

Their hard work will pay off during the annual Spartan Spectacular Arabian Horse Auction, which will be held on... Read More

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Hollywood Horses

March 01, 2006

Horses have been an integral part of movies since The Great Train Robbery debuted in 1903 as a silent film. That pioneer production opened the floodgates for the western movie, and horses began galloping across the screen in waves until the late... Read More

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Economic Impact Study of the Horse Industry to be Updated

April 05, 2004

The American Horse Council (AHC) has initiated efforts to update the National Economic Impact Study of the Horse Industry in the United States. The original study, completed in 1996 by Barents Group of Washington, D.C., established that... Read More

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Maryland Barn Fire Kills 25 Horses

February 23, 2004

Twenty-five Quarter Horses were killed yesterday (Feb. 22) in a barn fire in Damascus, Md., according to an article in the online edition of The Baltimore Sun.

The... Read More

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USDA Proposes Amendment To Animal Semen Import Regulations

October 11, 2002

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is proposing to eliminate import requirements for canine and mule semen from anywhere in the world and for equine semen from Canada.

"We believe these changes are warranted because these imports pose n... Read More

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It's in the Blood

October 16, 2001

Blood tests aren't magic, but they do have broad capability that ranges all the way from helping determine pregnancy to diagnosing rare diseases. So helpful are blood tests in making diagnoses that in most equine clinics and hospitals, they are... Read More

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Veterinarians Respond To Animals Affected By Hurricane Floyd

September 24, 1999

An Update From The American Veterinary Medical Association

Two Management Support Teams (MST) established by the National Disaster Medical System were discontinued Fri., Sept 17, 1999. Dr. Barry Kellogg and Dr.... Read More

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AQHA Parentage Verification

February 01, 1999

For the protection of all American Quarter Horses and so American Quarter Horse owners better understand certain genetic diseases and prevent them being passed on to future generations, AQHA is making an effort by positively identifying all... Read More

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Horse Trainer Accused of Soring Settles With USDA

April 03, 1998

The U.S. Department of Agriculture and Rob Biggers, a horse trainer in Columbus, Miss., have agreed to a consent decision and order regarding violations of the Horse Protection Act.

"Soring... Read More