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Jockey Club Rule Changed; Inspections Possible of Early Foals

August 25, 2005

The Jockey Club, the registry for Thoroughbreds, has announced a change in its Stud Book rules that will permit representatives of the organization to physically inspect horses. According to a release, the rule change was made to insure the... Read More

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Stallion Dubai Excellence Believed to be in Ukraine

August 25, 2005

The Blood-Horse has learned that the search for the stallion Dubai Excellence, a half-brother to Dubai Millennium, has turned to Ukraine, the former Russian territory which is an independent country.

This is where the horse... Read More

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Equine Scholars Program

August 24, 2005

Students at Georgetown College in Kentucky now have the opportunity to “get their foot in the door” of the equine industry, no matter their area of study. The new Equine Scholars Program is a collaboration between the university and the... Read More

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Horse in Australia Identified as Samood

August 24, 2005

The horse believed to have been Dubai Excellence when sold to stand at stud in Australia has been identified as Samood.

Michael Ford, keeper of the Australian Stud Book, confirmed that recent DNA test have confirmed the horse presently i... Read More

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Rabies Vaccination Revisited

August 23, 2005

Each year the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) releases a comprehensive report detailing the number of reported rabies cases in 49 states and Puerto Rico. The most up-to-date report, which details 2003 cases, reveals that more... Read More

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National Hay Association Convention to Be Held In Lexington

August 23, 2005

More than 100 members of the National Hay Association are expected to attend the organization's annual 110th convention, which will be held at the Embassy Suites in Lexington, Ky., on Sept. 29- Oct. 1. Tom Creech, owner of Charles T. Creech, Inc... Read More

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Online Auction to Benefit Grandson of Philadelphia Horse Trainer

August 23, 2005

An online auction will begin on Sept. 1 and run through Sept. 15 to benefit Jan Michael, grandson of Philadelphia-based racehorse trainer Don White. Jan Michael was born prematurely on Feb. 3 with extensive complications, including a cleft lip... Read More

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USRider Enhances Web Site

August 23, 2005

In its continuing effort to enhance service and benefits to its members, USRider has upgraded its web site. This modernization allows members to manage most aspects of their membership online.
 
Founded in 2002 and administered by the... Read More

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Change in Kentucky Drug Rules Could Trigger Lawsuit

August 23, 2005

The Kentucky Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association (HBPA) could file a lawsuit to prevent implementation of a new race-day medication policy in the state.

Kentucky Gov. Ernie Fletcher signed the more restrictive rules Aug... Read More

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Afleet Alex Progressing; BC Classic Questionable

August 23, 2005

Trainer Tim Ritchey said Tuesday that Preakness and Belmont (both gr. I) winner Afleet Alex's fracture is healing nicely, but with an extra week of walking prescribed, there is a question whether the colt can make the Oct. 29 Breeders' Cup... Read More

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Standardbred Horse Tests Positive for EEE

August 19, 2005

A five-year-old Standardbred racing horse from the Frankford, Del., area has tested positive for Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE). Tests on the animal, which died last weekend, were performed this week at the Division of Public Health Laborator... Read More

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Exceller Fund Provides New Avenue for Finger Lakes Horse Adoption

August 16, 2005

People in the New York area have a new place to look for Thoroughbreds that can be retrained as hunter/jumper, dressage and pleasure horses. The Exceller Fund now hosts free listings for trainers and owners of racehorses at and near the Finger... Read More

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California Trainers on Notice About Use of Anabolic Steroids

August 16, 2005

While steroid use by human athletes has caused a firestorm of controversy, trainers in California are being warned to avoid using anabolic steroids on their horses because of increased testing and uncertainty about withdrawal times. But the... Read More

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Surface Switch

August 16, 2005

It is often said the key to real estate is "location, location, location." Well, listening to the speakers at the Aug. 8-9 conference of racetrack superintendents, it became clear the key to a good surface is "consistency, consistency,... Read More

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Identity Mix-Up Regarding Dubai Excellence

August 16, 2005

 By Ric Chapman with additional reporting

Authorities are conducting DNA testing to determine the identity of a horse shipped to stand in Australia after preliminary tests proved it is not Dubai Excellence. Th... Read More

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Vesicular Stomatitis Spreads

August 16, 2005

The USDA reported today (Aug. 16) that vesicular stomatitis (VS) has been confirmed for the first time during 2005 in Archuleta, Larimer, and Moffat Counties in Colorado; Taos County in New Mexico; Emery and Sevier Counties in Utah; and in Goshe... Read More

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Feeding Horses: General Principles

August 16, 2005

Feeding programs should meet the individual horse's needs, as these requirements vary with the amount and type of forage and grains fed, amount of pasture available, use of the horse and amount of exercise, and individual metabolism... Read More

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Tapeworm Treatment Time

August 15, 2005

Tapeworms (Anoplocephala perfoliata) are the only major variety of cestode, or flatworm, to infect horses. Recent studies have shown they are more plentiful in horses than previously thought and have described the harm they can do.... Read More

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Kentucky Horse Racing Authority Approves New Medication Rules

August 15, 2005

The Kentucky Horse Racing Authority voted unanimously Aug. 15 to implement stiff medication rules and penalties that closely parallel rules adopted by the national Racing Medication and Testing Consortium.

The rules, which break down... Read More

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New Vesicular Stomatitis Cases in Colorado and Utah

August 11, 2005

Colorado has added seven new equine vesicular stomatitis (VS) premises to its current count and two new bovine VS premises since the beginning of August, according to the USDA's latest VS Situation Report. The disease was reported on 22 new... Read More

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Florida Stallion Tour d'Or Dead

August 11, 2005

Prominent Florida stallion Tour d'Or, one of the last major stallions stemming from Secretariat's male line, was euthanatized in late July after foundering. The 23-year-old Secretariat grandson by Canadian champion Medaille d'Or stood since the... Read More

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TRF Saratoga Fundraiser Sets Record

August 10, 2005

With the horse racing industry clearly responding to the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation's (TRF) increased need to care for a rapidly increasing population of retirees, the charity raised $629,000 at its annual fund-raiser Monday night (Aug.... Read More

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Aggressive Treatment Key to Afleet Alex's Recovery

August 10, 2005

As Afleet Alex walked the shedrow for the second of three times Tuesday morning (Aug. 9), his ears were up and he was looking for peppermints from trainer Tim Ritchey. It was obvious the colt was happy being out of his stall and walking... Read More

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Practical Mosquito Control

August 09, 2005

In addition to vaccination, mosquito control is critical in protecting your horses against WNV. Here's quick review on controlling mosquito populations in your barn:

  • Eliminate areas of standing water through improved drainage, or... Read More

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EEE and WNV Detected in New Hampshire

August 08, 2005

The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Division of Public Health Services announced Friday (Aug. 5) that it has confirmed the presence of West Nile virus (WNV) in a bird found in Pembroke, N.H. Lab results provided by... Read More