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Number of Thoroughbred Breedings Increases in 2006

October 21, 2006

The Jockey Club reported Oct. 19 that 3,053 stallions covered 59,434 mares in North America during 2006, according to "Reports of Mares Bred" received through Oct. 12, 2006.

The number of stallions declined 1.4% from the 3,097 reported at... Read More

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PETS Act Gets Presidential Approval

October 21, 2006

President George W. Bush--who said during Hurricane Katrina that if he had to evacuate the one thing he would take would be his dog Barney--signed the Pets Evacuation and Transportation Standards (PETS) Act Oct. 6 to help ensure that America's pets... Read More

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Uveitis and a Detached Retina: Surgery to Save Horse's Vision

October 21, 2006

The horse, Lexius (Lexi), a 13-year-old Dutch Warmblood mare, had an infection in the vitreous that caused chronic inflammation and uveitis in both eyes. The most likely cause of the infection is the bacteria leptospirosis.... Read More

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CEM Reported in Wisconsin

October 21, 2006

Wisconsin animal health officials have reported two cases of contagious equine metritis (CEM) in Mount Horeb to the Office International des Epizooties (OIE, or World Organization for Animal Health). A ProMED-mail post announced the disease... Read More

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Lost in the Fog's Ashes to Stay in the Bay Area

October 21, 2006

Lost in the Fog's owner, Harry Aleo, told the Sacramento Bee yesterday that the Thoroughbred's ashes will be buried at Golden Gate Fields in Berkeley,... Read More

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Champion Thoroughbred El Gran Senor Euthanatized

October 20, 2006

Central Kentucky Thoroughbred stallion El Gran Senor was euthanatized Oct. 18 at Ashford Stud due to the infirmities of old age. He was 25.

A champion and classic winner in Europe, El Gran Senor sired 55 lifetime stakes winners,... Read More

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20th Century Fox, Yakama Tribe Promote Flicka Movie

October 20, 2006

In an innovative promotion, 20th Century Fox and the Yakama Indian Nation have joined forces to promote the new family film "Flicka" while creating a chance for people to adopt a wild horse from the tribe.

The film tells the story of a... Read More

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Atrial Fibrillation Affects General Performance

October 20, 2006

Horses with atrial fibrillation (AF, disorganized electrical conduction and pumping of the atria) can have a difficult time with exercise. Scientists have shown that the condition influences the properties and blood flow in horses during... Read More

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New HorseTV Series Features Equine Traditions Around the World

October 20, 2006

The new series debut of The Horsemen and world and U.S. premieres featuring top competitions and magazine series headline The HorseTV Channel's programming lineup in November.

The HorseTV Channel's new 20-episode series The... Read More

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Farnam Introduces Horseshoer's Secret Concentrate

October 20, 2006

Maintaining healthy hooves may be the biggest challenge horse owners face when it comes to caring for their horses. Horseshoer's Secret was scientifically developed to ensure your horse receives a balanced blend of the essential ingredients... Read More

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Aggressive Coyotes Worry Connecticut Horse Owners

October 20, 2006

A yearling Quarter Horse sustained severe injuries Wednesday (Oct. 18) after being attacked by what is believed to be an aggressive pack of coyotes, reports NBC30, a... Read More

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Washington, Conn., Coyote Tests Positive for Rabies

October 20, 2006

A coyote that was beaten to death by a man cutting logs has tested positive for rabies, state Department of Environmental Protection officials said Thursday (Oct. 19).

The coyote was suspected of attacking two other town residents before it wa... Read More

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Trainers of Test-Positive Deep Impact Berated by Officials

October 20, 2006

A Cabinet minister Friday berated the trainers of a Japanese racehorse hailed as the nation's best ever after it tested positive for a banned substance following a third-place finish at the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe.

The Japan Racing... Read More

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Beyond House Calls

October 20, 2006

If you have been at the All American Quarter Horse Congress in Columbus, Ohio, this week, you've seen them there. If not, you'll have about 30 more chances to meet the Equine Sports Medicine veterinary team members within the next year.... Read More

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Kentucky Horse Census Survey Now Available

October 19, 2006

While the often-raised question, "How many horses are there in Kentucky?" is a simple one, the answer isn't as straightforward. The answer depends on who you ask and how the count is done. What is known is that many horses never get counted by... Read More

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Lost in the Fog's Cancer Extensive, Necropsy Reveals

October 19, 2006

The deceased champion sprinter Lost in the Fog's cancer was much more extensive than originally believed and most likely had been growing for many months.

Results of the necropsy, released Oct. 18, showed a gigantic tumor that compromised... Read More

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Deep Impact Positive for Prohibited Medication After l'Arc de Triomphe

October 19, 2006

Japanese Horse of the Year Deep Impact has tested positive for banned substances after finishing third as the 1-2 favorite in the Grand Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I), the Japan Racing Association said Thursday (Oct. 19).

Traces of... Read More

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AQHA Sets Record with 100 Rides in 2006

October 19, 2006

The American Quarter Horse Association Ride program has reached a new milestone by hosting 100 Rides around the world in 2006. The 100th Ride will take place near AQHA headquarters in Amarillo, Texas, Dec. 2 at Cal Farley's Boys Ranch.

This... Read More

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Last Chance to Register for Standardbred Horse Ownership Seminar in Canada

October 19, 2006

Standardbred Canada has announced that today (Oct. 19) marks the deadline to reserve a seat in a program called "Horse Ownership 101," which will... Read More

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Hawaii Horses Shaken, but Safe after Earthquake

October 19, 2006

An early morning earthquake on Sunday (Oct. 15) caused more than $74 million in damage to Hawaii buildings and roadways, but horses rode out the magnitude 6.6 rumble with no major catastrophes. According to several equine veterinarians on the... Read More

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Veterinarians Use MRI to Diagnose Navicular Injury

October 18, 2006

Magnetic resonance imaging was important in making an accurate diagnosis and yielded evidence that navicular bone injury, even in the absence of radiographic evidence of a fracture, should be considered as a differential diagnosis for horses... Read More

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Walking Horse Champion "Make-Up" Competition Canceled

October 18, 2006

Tennessean.com reported yesterday (Oct. 17) that the Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders' and Exhibitors' Association (TWHBEA) has voted to... Read More

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W. Cothran "Cot" Campbell to be Today's Guest on "Talkin' Horses"

October 18, 2006

Join legendary horseman W. Cothran "Cot" Campbell, founder and president of Dogwood Stable, as he takes your questions on the next edition of bloodhorse.com "Talkin' Horses" today (Oct. 18), beginning at 12:00 p.m. ET (9:00 a.m. PT); online at <... Read More

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Summit Issues Recommendations to Improve Racehorse Safety

October 18, 2006

The Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit ended Tuesday (Oct. 17) in Lexington, Ky., after more than 40 participants worked together to draft action plans in six areas to improve conditions in the Thoroughbred industry. The six areas were... Read More

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TWHBEA Announces Cancellation of Invitational Horse Show

October 18, 2006

The Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders' and Exhibitors' Association announced today that the Tennessee Walking Horse Invitational scheduled for Nov. 24 and 25, has been cancelled.
 
"Our goal for this show was to showcase our outstanding... Read More