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Back Country Horsemen's Group Wins Trail Stewardship Award

October 25, 2006

The Charlie Russell Chapter of Back Country Horsemen was presented with a check for $1,000 as the winner of the Trail Trotters Day National Stewardship Award 2006 for its outstanding efforts in restoring Trail #454 in the Highwood Mountains, part o... Read More

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Veterinarian Describes Missouri Trailer Accident Response

October 25, 2006

A veterinarian who responded to the deadly trailer accident on Sept. 27 has described his experience with The Horse and how it has impacted him.

A truck carrying 42 horses bound for slaughter overturned early that morning on... Read More

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Equine Herpes Scare Forces Ban on Shipping

October 24, 2006

A possible case of equine herpes at Monmouth Park has led New Jersey sports officials to ban the shipment of thoroughbred horses out of the state.

Horses stabled at Monmouth Park still will be allowed to race at the Meadowlands for the current... Read More

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Alltech-University of Kentucky Alliance Publishes First Annual Report

October 24, 2006

Alltech, in conjunction with the University of Kentucky, has published the first annual report of the Alltech-University of Kentucky Nutrition Research Alliance at Coldstream Research Farm. This partnership, formed in 2004, has resulted in... Read More

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New Evidence of Early Horse Domestication

October 24, 2006

Soil from a site in Kazakhstan has yielded new evidence for domesticated horses up to 5,600 years ago.... Read More

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AAEP Task Force Issues Guidelines for Equine Infectious Disease Outbreaks

October 24, 2006

The Infectious Disease Task Force of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) has developed guidelines for the control of contagious infectious disease within the horse population. Recommendations are provided for the control of... Read More

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After Five Months, Barbaro Still Going Strong

October 24, 2006

It has been a little over five months since Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro was brought to the University of Pennsylvania's George D. Widener Hospital at New Bolton Center. "I am happy to report that Barbaro had another good week, and his... Read More

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Swedish Authorities Question Alleged Bear Attack

October 24, 2006

A Swedish hunting authority said Monday it had found no proof to confirm claims by a man who said a wild bear had attacked his three racehorses during a practice run in central Sweden.

Coachman Bjorn Johansson told Swedish media his three... Read More

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Trail Ride in France Featured in "50 Tours of a Lifetime" List

October 24, 2006

Cross Country International has announced that its Louire Valley Chateau-to-Chateau Trail Ride has been selected as one of National Geographic Traveler's "50 Tours of a Lifetime." The ride is described in the magazine's October issue,... Read More

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Auction Donations Requested to Help Missouri Crash Horses

October 24, 2006

Veterinarians and veterinary technicians have launched a non-profit organization called St. Louis Horse Heroes (SLHH) to raise funds for the care of the 25 survivors of a horrific Sept. 27 crash of a double-decker trailer that was ferrying the... Read More

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Lexington Plane Crash Rescuers Receive White Horse Community Award

October 23, 2006

Race Track Chaplaincy of America will present its annual White Horse Community Award to the Lexington, Ky., police officer and the two Blue Grass Airport public safety officers who rescued the lone survivor from the Aug. 27 Comair crash, during... Read More

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Lengel to Retire as Director of USEF Drugs and Medications Program

October 23, 2006

After 28 years of loyal service, the most tenured USEF staff member, John G. Lengel, DVM, has decided to retire.

Lengel started working for the Equine Drugs and Medications Program as a testing technician and then testing veterinarian in th... Read More

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KHP 5K Walk/Run to Benefit Equine and Human Nonprofit Groups

October 23, 2006

Walk, run, trot, stroll or roll along three miles of dazzling holiday lights at the Kentucky Horse Park during the American Lung Association's Southern Lights Stroll 5K Walk/Run on Nov. 16, which will also assist the Kentucky Horse Park... Read More

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New Claim: Arsenic Poisoning Killed Phar Lap

October 23, 2006

Arsenic killed Australasia's greatest racehorse Phar Lap near San Francisco 74 years ago, a new scientific study alleges. The story in the Rupert-Murdoch-owned (Melbourne) Sun-Herald suggests that the finding 'reveals' that Phar Lap was... Read More

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Different Origin of Insect Hypersensitivity in Icelandics?

October 23, 2006

Insect bite hypersensitivity might have a different origin in Icelandic horses than in horses of other breeds.... Read More

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Stolen Horse International Holding Fundraising Auction on eBay

October 23, 2006

Stolen Horse International, Inc. (www.NetPosse.com) will soon kick off its second fundraising auction through eBay's Mission Fish Organization for nonprofit organizations.

To... Read More

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Injured Horse Trainer Applying for Extreme Makeover Home Edition

October 23, 2006

Mike Rea worked as a racehorse trainer at Fair Hill in Elkton, Md. A riding accident in June this year resulted in brain injury and ongoing disability. Like many people working in the horse industry, Mike did not have insurance. There is now a... Read More

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Possible Virus Has Mid-Atlantic Tracks Taking Action

October 23, 2006

Philadelphia Park, Penn National Race Course, and Delaware Park have closed their stable gates to horses stabled at Monmouth Park, based on information that several horses at the New Jersey racetrack have exhibited signs of the equine... Read More

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Calder Institutes Policy to Curb Infectious Diseases Among Racehorses

October 23, 2006

In an effort to control the spread of infectious diseases, including Equine Herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1), among Thoroughbred racehorses, Calder Race Course is instituting the following standing policy effective immediately:

All horses seeking... Read More

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Sulky Horse Fends Off Attacking Bear

October 23, 2006

A Swedish racehorse in training fended off a bear with a well-aimed kick, reports the Independent Online, a South Africa... Read More

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Possible EHV-1 Cases Have Tracks On-Guard

October 23, 2006

The racing industry is safeguarding against equine herpesvirus-1 in light of a possible equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) outbreak at Monmouth Park in Oceanport, N.J., where several horses have developed fevers and are being tested for the illness.... Read More

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Snoring Horse Breathes Easy After Surgery

October 22, 2006

A horse with an unusual snoring condition has undergone corrective surgery, much to the relief of farm workers and fellow stablemates who were tired of his noisy droning, the Read More

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Ultrasonography for Laryngeal Evaluation

October 22, 2006

Endoscopy is the current diagnostic method of choice for evaluating the equine upper airway. However, veterinarians at Cornell University for the first time have described ultrasound techniques for evaluating the equine larynx, and they say the... Read More

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Churchill Readies Breeders' Cup Quarantine Facilities

October 22, 2006

Churchill Downs is putting the finishing touches on quarantine and isolation facilities that will house foreign participants set to compete in the 23rd... Read More

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Marion DuPont Scott Equine Medical Center Offering Acupuncture Services

October 22, 2006

Virginia Tech's Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center has begun offering acupuncture to its patients.

The new service, which became available in September 2006, is being provided by Alison A. Smith, DVM, Dipl. ACVA, a clinical... Read More