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TheHorse.com Web Site Maintenance Scheduled

March 16, 2010

TheHorse.com and BloodHorse.com will be offline for a period of time Thursday, March 18, for maintenance starting at 9 a.m. Thursday's Welfare and Industry eNewsletter will be mailed out as usual.

E-mail also will be affected for... Read More

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University of Maryland Seeks Teaching Horses

March 15, 2010

Do you have a horse that needs a new home? The Equine Studies Program at the University of Maryland is seeking donations of sound and healthy horses to be used in the teaching program on the College Park campus. Horse donations are tax deductib... Read More

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Backcountry Camping Clinic offered at QuarterFest 2010

March 05, 2010

Bo Winslow, a clinic instructor with the Certified Horsemanship Association, will be featured at QuarterFest: A Celebration of the American Quarter Horse April 30 - May 2 at the Tennessee Miller Coliseum in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, Winslow will... Read More

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Dead Donkeys, Horses Found; Texas Rancher Faces Charges

January 13, 2010

A Texas man remains in jail following his arrest on animal cruelty charges for allegedly maltreating donkeys and horses on his property.

Acting on a complaint on Sunday, Fannin County Sherriff's Office and Habitat for Horses inve... Read More

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Ohio State Symposium Will Examine Emerging MRSA Threat

January 02, 2010

On March 20 experts in infectious diseases and on methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in animals will convene a daylong symposium at The Ohio State University to explore the human and animal health threats posed by this emerging ... Read More

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Old Friends Retirement Farm Opens New York Facility

November 18, 2009

Old Friends, a racehorse retirement farm located near Georgetown, Ky., has opened its first satellite for retired Thoroughbreds. Cabin Creek, a 40-acre farm just outside Saratoga Springs, N.Y., will begin receiving horses immediately. An... Read More

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Disease Defense: National Veterinary Stockpile

October 26, 2009

The introduction of a damaging animal disease like foot-and-mouth could devastate American animal agriculture, harm the economy, and, for zoonotic reasons, threaten the public's health. Having enough resources for a rapid response is crucial.... Read More

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Bruce Spingsteen's Daughter Excels as Top Hunt Seat Rider at PA National

October 12, 2009

Yesterday (Oct. 11), 17-year-old Jessica Springsteen was the star at the Pennsylvania National Horse Show as her famous parents--Bruce Springsteen and Patti Scialfa--cheered her on. Jessica bested 237 riders over two rounds of competition, and a... Read More

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U.S. Equine Researcher Delivers Keynote Address at EU Vet Conference

October 10, 2009

Paul Lunn, BVMS, MS, PhD, head of the Department of Clinical Sciences at Colorado State University (CSU) College of Veterinary Medicine, was chosen to deliver the Frederick Smith Lecture at the British Equine Veterinary Association Congress held... Read More

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Commentator to Retire at Old Friends

October 03, 2009

Tracy and Carol Farmer have chosen Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Farm in Georgetown, Ky., as the permanent home for two-time Whitney Handicap (gr. I) winner Commentator, it was announced Oct. 2.

The 8-year-old gelding is currently... Read More

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Patrick Swayze Horse Poster Still Available, Benefits Youth Programs

September 15, 2009

The iconic photograph of Patrick Swayze and his chestnut Egyptian Arabian stallion Tammen graced many a barn's tack room in the 1990s. If you're looking for a new copy, posters of Swayze and Tammen are still available via the Arabian Horse... Read More

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Tourism Bill Passes Senate, Could Benefit Horse Industry

September 11, 2009

The U.S. Senate has passed the Travel Promotion Act of 2009 (S1023). Introduced by Senator Byron Dorgan (D-ND), this bill could benefit tourism involving the horse... Read More

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TheHorse.com Marks 1,000th Fan Milestone on Facebook

August 15, 2009

TheHorse.com has passed the 1,000th fan milestone on the popular social media network Facebook. TheHorse.com launched a Facebook page at Facebook.com/TheHorse in March 2009. Facebook i... Read More

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Universities to Host International Symposium on Animal Carcass Disposal

July 05, 2009

In the event of  accidental deaths, natural disasters, or disease outbreaks involving large numbers of animals, the carcasses will need to be handled quickly, safely, and with attention to public health and environmental impact.

Th... Read More

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The Horse Awarded Equine Publishing Honors

June 28, 2009

In categories including horse news, equine-related newsletter, and horse video, The Horse: Your Guide To Equine Health Care and TheHorse.com were honored at the awards program for the annual seminar of American Horse Publications.... Read More

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Oaks Winner Proud Spell Retired

April 14, 2009

Brereton C. Jones' homebred Thoroughbred champion Proud Spell has been retired from racing and bred to Indian Charlie, who stands at Jones' Airdrie Stud near Midway, Ky. The breeding took place April 11.

Proud Spell, who was voted 2008... Read More

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Kentucky Group to Offer Low Cost Gelding Services

April 06, 2009

In an effort to help horse owners manage herd populations and breed responsibly, the Kentucky Horse Council, in partnership with Morehead State University (MSU), is offering a low cost gelding clinic April 28 and 30, 2009.

The... Read More

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AQHA Debuts Greener Pastures Program

March 21, 2009

American Quarter Horse owners love their horses--past, present, and future--and many want to keep track of those horses even after they are sold.

The American Quarter Horse Association developed the Greener Pastures program to reunite breeders... Read More

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Rags to Riches Produces First Foal

March 11, 2009

The first foal produced by champion and classic winner Rags to Riches was born on Monday, March 9, at 9:30 pm, at Ashford Stud near Versailles, Ky. Rags to Riches, owned by Derrick Smith and Michael Tabor, had a Giant's Causeway filly.... Read More

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Horse Left for Dead in Arizona Needs Your Help

March 08, 2009

An abused and starved horse was dropped at a home in Mesa, Ariz., and the women and vet clinic caring for him are seeking donations to save his life.

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Former Rescue Wins Horse of the Year Title

January 19, 2009

Combined driving champion Jamaica has been named the 2008 Horse of the Year by Farnam/Platform and the U.S. Equestrian Federation (USEF). Jamaica was selected from among all USEF breeds and disciplines as the nation's most exceptional horse for... Read More

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Florida Vet School Launching Forensic Sciences Program

January 19, 2009

The University of Florida has the first Veterinary Forensic Sciences Program for crimes against animals. ... Read More

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TheHorse.com Launches Weird News Blog

January 16, 2009

Weird things happen to horses. So says Erin Ryder, News Editor of The Horse: Your Guide To Equine Health Care/TheHorse.com. Ryder scans international headlines daily to bring readers of TheHorse.com the most up-to-date information on... Read More

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Equine Program Encourages Elementary School Students to Read

November 27, 2008

Although they aren't literate, 14 horses are now involved in teaching reading to the 360 students at Jefferson Elementary School in Farmington, Mo. 

The project, devised by Sheryl Robinson, the school's principal, and local horse... Read More

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Kentucky Horse Tracks Battle Economy, Slots

November 24, 2008

Ron Geary thought he'd made it through the worst of it. The owner of tiny Ellis Park in western Kentucky salvaged the racetrack's summer 2008 meet with a bit of showmanship.

Nontraditional events like "Wiener dog" and ostrich racing turned... Read More