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Horse Slaughter Bill on Hold

September 21, 2006

A bill in the U.S. Senate that aims to end horse slaughter for human consumption will most likely be put on hold until next year.

"With an abbreviated schedule in this session before we adjourn for elections and the recess, it doesn't look... Read More

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Breeding Season Manipulation (Book Excerpt)

September 20, 2006

In order for a mare to foal on or a little bit after January 1, she needs to conceive during February. Left alone, mares are still in late anestrus or spring transition at this time (not the optimal time to be trying to breed a mare!).... Read More

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A New Sarcoid Treatment

September 20, 2006

A medication used to treat external tumors in humans has shown some promise of treating sarcoids in horses. In a University of Minnesota (UM) pilot study, researchers used imiquimod (Aldara) to treat horses with mixed, fibroblastic, flat,... Read More

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Angular Limb Deformities in Foals

September 20, 2006

Some of the common bone abnormalities of young foals are referred to as angular limb deformities. Instead of having straight legs, a foal is born with an angle or crook in its legs, similar to a person who is bowlegged. This angular... Read More

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Kentucky's Largest Example of Unbridled Spirit Unveiled

September 20, 2006

Straight from the horse's mouth, or nose to be exact, Governor Ernie Fletcher recently unveiled a unique land maize in the shape of the Kentucky Unbridled Spirit logo on a farm near Owensboro, it was announced today by Lambert Land Maize and... Read More

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NBC to Broadcast WEG Highlights

September 20, 2006

NBC will be broadcasting highlights from the 2006 FEI World Equestrian Games this Sunday, Sept. 24. The broadcast will be shown 4:30-6:00 p.m. EDT.

The show will be hosted by the Kentucky Horse Park, site of the Alltech FEI World... Read More

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Kentucky's 14th WNV Case Confirmed

September 20, 2006

The Kentucky State Veterinarian's office announced today (Sept. 20) the 14th confirmed case of West Nile virus (WNV) in the state. Rusty Ford, Equine Programs Manager, said an 8-year-old Thoroughbred filly was euthanatized in Lincoln County.... Read More

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Soring Controversy Shuts Down Show

September 20, 2006

In the wake of controversy over soring violations at the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration in Shelbyville, Tenn., in August, the Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders and Exhibitors Association (TWHBEA) is aggressively pitching its plan to... Read More

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WNV-Infected Horses Not a Predictor for Humans

September 19, 2006

A Canadian study concluded that horses infected with West Nile virus (WNV) were not a reliable indicator for future human infections. The study was published in the June issue of Preventive Veterinary Medicine.

Researchers at th... Read More

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Treatment For Leg Mange

September 19, 2006

Researchers at Tanat University in Kafr in El-Sheikh, Egypt, said in recent study that moxidectin oral gel is an "effective and good alternative for treating chorioptic mange (also know as leg mange) in horses." The study, which included 117... Read More

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Control of EIA Virus Transmission

September 19, 2006

Once equine infectious anemia has been detected and confirmed in an index case through serologic tests, a series of procedures must be instituted with urgency to limit the spread of the infection to horses in close contact and limit the exposure to... Read More

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Star of "Flicka" Learns Lessons about Life and Riding

September 19, 2006

"I see in them my own restless spirit," said Katy McLaughlin, played by Alison Lohman, of the wild Mustangs in the movie "Flicka," which will be released in theaters on Oct. 20. Lohman overcame inexperience and fear associated with horseback... Read More

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Freedom Health Congratulates World Equestrian Games Competitors

September 19, 2006

Freedom Health, LLC, maker of SUCCEED Digestive Conditioning Program, congratulates its sponsored riders who participated in the World Equestrian Games (WEG) in Aachen, Germany Aug. 20-Sept. 3. The U.S. contingent included 2006 USEF National Grand... Read More

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MD Barns Silver Spur Award Nominations Open

September 19, 2006

Celebrate your American Quarter Horse by nominating him or her for the MD Barns Silver Spur Award. Nominations for one of the American Quarter Horse Association's (AQHA) most unforgettable awards closes Sept. 30. This special award is a way to... Read More

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Boot on Barbaro's Laminitic Hoof Replaced With Bandage

September 19, 2006

According to veterinarians at Penn's George D. Widener Hospital, Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro continues to gradually improve. "He had an excellent week," said Dean Richardson, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, chief of surgery. "We replaced the boot on his left... Read More

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New Herd Arrives for Rutgers Young Horse Teaching and Research Program

September 19, 2006

Twelve weanlings will be getting their college educations this year via the Rutgers University Young Horse Teaching and Research Program, led by Sarah Ralston, VMD, PhD, Dipl. ACVN.

The young horses arrived at Rutgers, the State University... Read More

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Kentucky's 13th WNV Case Confirmed

September 19, 2006

Three Kentucky horses were confirmed as having West Nile virus (WNV) today (Sept. 19), bringing to total for 2006 to 13, according to Rusty Ford, Equine Programs Manager, Kentucky State Veterinarian's office. None of the horses were vaccinated;... Read More

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Champion Sprinter Lost in the Fog Euthanatized

September 18, 2006

Lost in the Fog, last year's Eclipse Award-winning sprinter, was euthanatized Sunday, Sept. 17, three weeks after doctors found three cancerous tumors in his spleen and along his back.

The charismatic champion began his career with 10... Read More

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For Katrina Survivor, Keeping Horses Safe Means Miles of Separation

September 18, 2006

The equine Katrina evacuee snorted and bit into an apple. Her owner, Shelby Wilson of New Orleans, beamed with pride as she related how Fara, a large white Arabian mare, suffered the ravages of the storm one year ago but now has returned to good... Read More

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Clerical Error Sends Wrong Slaughter Bill To Senate

September 18, 2006

Because of a clerical error, the wrong version of a bill to end horse slaughter was delivered to the U.S. Senate. The error was discovered the week of Sept. 10, and the House of Representatives requested the bill be returned so the correct... Read More

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Veterinary Inspectors Needed For UK Livery Yard Licensing

September 18, 2006

With Livery Yard licensing likely to be introduced next summer under the new Animal Welfare Act the veterinary profession will have a key role to play.

While the final details of the legislation have yet to be formulated it is highly likely... Read More

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New Jersey Logs First Equine Deaths Due to WNV, EEE

September 18, 2006

New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Charles M. Kuperus today announced that the death of a 6-year-old mare in Burlington County has been attributed to Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) and the death of a 14-year-old mare in Middlesex County was... Read More

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Seizures in Horses

September 17, 2006

What causes seizures, and is there anything I can do to prevent them from happening?... Read More

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Final Chance to Get BHS Welfare Conference Tickets

September 17, 2006

In response to massive demand, The British Horse Society, in partnership with The Home of Rest for Horses, is staging a second equine welfare conference on 24 September 2006, at Bailbrook House, Bath.

The conference, entitled A Horse... Read More

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First New Jersey Horse Industry Symposium Sept. 20

September 17, 2006

The first New Jersey Horse Industry Symposium will be held at Monmouth Park on Sept. 20.

The event brings together representatives of the New Jersey Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association, the Thoroughbred Breeders' Association of New... Read More