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Jobs and Growth Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2003

May 29, 2003

From the Kentucky Thoroughbred Association

Before adjourning for the Memorial Day recess, the United States Congress passed the Jobs and Growth Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2003. President George Bush will sign this... Read More

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University of Kentucky Pasture Monitoring Interim Report--Comparison of 2002 and 2003

May 29, 2003

Jimmy C. Henning, Assistant Director for Cooperative Extension, Agriculture and Natural Resources, Former Extension Forage Specialist;and Wayne Long, Agriculture Extension Associate, Department of Agronomy, University of Kentucky... Read More

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First 2003 Kentucky Equine WNV Case Confirmed

May 29, 2003

Kentucky has its first confirmed case of West Nile virus (WNV) in an equine for 2003, the Kentucky Department of Agriculture's Division of Animal Health reported on Thursday.
 
The 20-year-old pleasure horse is located in Madison County... Read More

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MRLS Workshop Proceedings Available

May 27, 2003

The Kentucky Agricultural Experiment Station has published the scientific papers from the August 2002 workshop on mare reproductive loss syndrome (MRLS convened at the University of Kentucky's Gluck Equine Research Center. This information is... Read More

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Florida EEE Case Count Escalates to 68

May 23, 2003

The number of Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) cases in Florida has risen to 68 for this year, further substantiating an earlier suspicion that 2003 will be a tough year for fighting the disease. Florida’s case count for all of 2002 was 25... Read More

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Hong Kong Trainer Contends Shampoo Contained Banned Substance

May 22, 2003

According to an Associated Press story on bloodhorse.com, a top Hong Kong horse trainer ridiculed a doping charge against him after officials found the banned substance in a shampoo handed out... Read More

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Kentucky Department of Agriculture's Mosquito Spraying Schedule Now Online

May 22, 2003

Local authorities and the Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA) have begun mosquito eradication efforts to combat the spread of West Nile virus (WNV). The KDA's mosquito spraying schedule can be found on the KDA web site at Read More

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Frangible Pins: Making Cross Country Jumps Safer

May 20, 2003

A company in the United Kingdom has created a jump design to lessen the severity of cross-country falls. In 1999, several U.K. riders died from accidents on cross-country jumps. The resultant study committee hired the Transport Research... Read More

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Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation to Hold First Annual Open House

May 20, 2003

The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation (TRF) farm based at Blackburn Correctional Facility in Lexington, Ky., will be having its first annual open house on June 6. Events begin at 10 am and last until 2 pm.

Twenty TRF horses will be... Read More

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West Nile Virus from the Front Lines

May 19, 2003

Bill Saville, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM, is a veterinary epidemiologist in the Veterinary Preventive Medicine Department at The Ohio State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. In the past decade, Saville has become widely recognized for his... Read More

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The Ohio West Nile Virus Experience

May 19, 2003

When Bill Saville, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM, was asked to form the Ohio West Nile Virus (WNV) Working Group in late 1999, the disease was still a distant concern in New York City where health officials had identified the first North American case o... Read More

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Equine West Nile Virus Case in Arkansas

May 19, 2003

Arkansas state veterinarian Paul Norris, DVM, announced last week that a horse in the Ft. Smith area had been infected with West Nile virus (WNV). Testing on the Sebastian County horse was completed at USDA’s National Veterinary Services... Read More

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Miniature Horse Killed by Pit Bulls

May 19, 2003

According to the Midland Daily News, in Midland county, Mich., the county’s Sheriff’s Office reported that a 17-year-old miniature horse was killed by two pit bulls early this morning.

The pregnant mare was in a pasture in Jerom... Read More

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Pesticide Applicators Must Be Licensed

May 19, 2003

To keep consumers safe, the Kentucky Department of Agriculture works to make sure that all persons who apply pesticides to someone else’s property are properly licensed.

All commercial pesticide applicators must be licensed through the... Read More

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Help Fund Equine Research and Receive Signed Print

May 16, 2003

You can support the health of the horse. With The Horseman's Credit Card, you can help fund research at the Maxwell H. Gluck Equine Research Center, one of the premier equine research facilities in the world.

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Avian West Nile Virus in Louisiana

May 16, 2003

Two dead blue jays from Assumption and Jackson parishes and a dead cardinal from Union Parish have pushed Louisiana’s count of West Nile virus (WNV)-positive dead birds past 30. The total number of dead birds infected with the virus is now 33,... Read More

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North American Riding for the Handicapped Association Receives $25,000 Grant from The Pfizer Foundation

May 16, 2003

The North American Riding for the Handicapped Association (NARHA) is pleased to announce the receipt of a $25,000 grant from The Pfizer Foundation. The grant money will be used to bolster NARHA’s Regional Education Program. 

Founde... Read More

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Nine EEE Cases in Georgia

May 16, 2003

According to several Georgia newspapers, Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) has struck nine horses in the southern part of the state. Only three cases were documented in Georgia in 2002.

EEE is caused by a virus found in wild birds, and i... Read More

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Shatner's Ex-Wife Sues Over Horse Semen

May 15, 2003

According to an Associated Press story, "Star Trek" star William Shatner's ex-wife has sued him for breach of contract over breeding privileges of three American saddlebred stallions.

“Marcy Lafferty Shatner claims in her civil lawsuit... Read More

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Reward offered in California Abandoned Horse Incident

May 15, 2003

There are still no clues as to the identity of the person or persons who left a badly malnourished and injured horse in a riverbed west of the San Gabriel River (605) Freeway last month, according to the Whittier Daily News. However, a... Read More

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HorseQuest Web Site Provides Valuable Information with Every Click

May 15, 2003

Cooperative Extension professionals from 13 land grant institutions in the southern United States have combined their equine knowledge and launched a comprehensive Web site of peer-reviewed horse information. The group put Read More

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Reward to Catch California Horse Killer Grows

May 15, 2003

According to a Sonoma, Calif., newspaper, reward donations and suspect leads are pouring in following the recent discovery of a mare who was chased to death in her Kenwood pasture several weeks ago.

The investigator in charge of the case... Read More

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Equine Rescue Operation Barn Burns in Colorado

May 15, 2003

A fire destroyed a barn used by an equine rescue operation on May 5 near Colorado Springs, Colo. No people or animals were hurt in the late evening blaze at Hunting Crest Farms Horse Rescue, said El Paso County Fire Marshal Arnie Lavelett in a... Read More

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Driver Gets Three Months In Horse Hit, Run

May 15, 2003

According to a May 8 article in the Times Record of Fort Smith, Ark., a man convicted of leaving the scene of a personal injury accident involving a horse was sentenced to three months in prison despite defense pleas to spare the... Read More

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British Race Ahead at Ascot Research Conference

May 13, 2003

On March 5, 2003, leading researchers from the United Kingdom gathered at Ascot Racecourse to present practical aspects of their research findings to the British Thoroughbred industry. Arranged by the Veterinary Advisory Committee of the... Read More