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Firefighters were called to Del Real Stables

18 Horses Perish in Illinois Stable Fire

Boarding stable A barn fire killed eighteen horses early Wednesday morning at a boarding stable near Plainfield, IL according to fire officials. Firefighters responded to Del Real Stables around 1 a.m., although by...
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North Carolina Veterinarian Cardenas' License Suspended

Injury to Horse Results in Suspension of NC Veterinarian's License

The North Carolina Veterinary Medical Board has suspended the license of Wake County equine veterinarian Dr. Fernando Cardenas for multiple violations of the state’s Veterinary Practice Act. They include gross negl...
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Robbie Hunziker CJF Forges in Calgary for Blacksmithing Competition

Forging for a Win in Canada for World Champion Farrier Title

Olympics of Blacksmithing Six tons of coke (fuel made from coal) and 1,300 linear feet of steel bar stock, but only one farrier will be named the 2011 World Champion. The world's top farriers are competing this week...
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Hurricane Prep for Horse Owners

As the east coast braces for Hurricane Irene, horse and stable owners should be in full gear preparing. The National Hurricane Center says a Hurricane Watch, which indicates a possible hurricane within the next 48 hou...
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Horses and Snakebites: What Owners Need to Know

Horses and Snakebites: The Skinny for Horse Owners

Standing in the pasture or riding on the trail, horses are susceptible to snake bites, making it important for horse owners to educate themselves. Snake venom can vary by species and many factors affect the severity of the ...
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EHV-1 is highly contagious get the scoop

EHV-1: What Horse Owners Should Know

Equine herpesvirus or EHV-1 is highly contagious to horses and can be deadly when horses develop the neurologic form called equine herpesvirus myeloencephalopathy (EHM). Learn how to help prevent the spread of the virus ...
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Mickey and Tango died after allegedly eating tainted Nutrena SafeChoice Senior Horse Feed dry pellets in April 2017.

Update: Nutrena Investigates Ionophore Tainted Horse Feed

Lab results detected two ionophores in a bag of Nutrena horse feed after two horses died last month. The horses' SafeChoice Senior horse feed tested positive for monensin and showed trace amounts of lasalocid....
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March 2017 Brook Ledge Horse Transportation Accident Kentucky

Horse Transporter Involved in Kentucky Accident

Three Horses Loaded An accident caused a Brook Ledge horse trailer to overturn Thursday in Kentucky. Lexington firefighters cut the trailer before three horses, including a foal, walked out on their own. Another B...
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Cargill pulled Soothing Pink Gastric Supplement from the market due to a ractopamine contamination.

Ractopamine found in Soothing Pink Horse Supplement

Gastric Calming Supplement is culprit in FEI suspensions Cargill states a tainted gastric supplement sold under its brand Progressive Nutrition is the reason two U.S. dressage riders were suspended from FEI co...
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Preventative Measures to Protect Your Horse's Health When Showing

Preventative Measures to Protect Your Horse's Health When Showing, Traveling

Recent cases and outbreaks of equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1), which can cause fatal neurologic disease, have drawn attention to the need for prevention when co-mingling your horse in mixed populations....
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Conditional License Granted for Equine Pigeon Fever Vaccine

Conditional License Granted for Equine Pigeon Fever Vaccine

A new vaccine may help horse owners and veterinarians fight a painful, contagious and debilitating disease called Pigeon Fever....
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PZP Approved for Birth Control in Wild Horses

PZP Approved for Birth Control in Wild Horses

The first contraceptive vaccine for horses in the United States has been registered. After two decades of research, the registration of porcine zona pellucida (PZP) will become more readily accessible as a management too...
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Vets Help Flexible Jump back into International Competition

Vets Help Flexible Jump back into International Competition

The 19-year-old Irish Sport Horse, Flexible just came off a successful 7th place showing for the United States at the FEI World Cup. Thanks to a group of veterinarians three years ago, Flexible's competition future wa...
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Equine Interstate Event Permit Gives Horse Owners 6 Month Traveling Power

Equine Interstate Event Permit Gives Horse Owners 6 Month Traveling Power

There's good news for horse owners that spend a lot of time on the road with their horses. It's called the Equine Interstate Event Permit and it allows horses to travel to events in participating states for six months....
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Blister Beetles in Alfalfa Blamed for Death of 4 North Carolina Horses

Blister Beetles in Alfalfa Blamed for 4 NC Horses' Deaths

Four equines in North Carolina have died from striped blister beetle poisoning after eating alfalfa shipped from the midwest. A story you'll only see here in this breaking exclusive......
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Six Horses Dead from Blister Beetles in Alfalfa

Six Horses Dead, Stop Sale Ordered on Blister Beetle Contaminated Alfalfa: NC Officials

North Carolina officials have issued a stop-sale order on the blister beetle contaminated alfalfa shipped from Kansas. Six horse deaths are now attributed to the tainted hay, according to officials....
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Texas Horse Saved from Sinkhole by Rescuers

Texas Horse Saved from Sinkhole by Rescuers

A Texas horse owner is counting her blessings after rescuers were recently able to save her mare from the depths of a sinkhole. The earth opened beneath Ginger, swallowing the animal in seconds....
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Hero Saves 25+ Horses from Houston Flooding

Hero Saves 25+ Horses from Houston Flooding

A Texas horse trainer is being called a hero the day after he saved more than 25 horses from drowning in Houston's raging flood waters. Justin Nelzen humbly says he isn't so sure about the title. "I'm definitely no hero,"...
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Michael Blowen receives an award for his work with Old Friends

Founder of Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Center Awarded AAEP Lavin Cup

The American Association of Equine Practitioners named Thoroughbred racehorse advocate and Old Friends founder Michael Blowen as it's 2016 Lavin Cup recipient. ...
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Florida Veterinary Action against Horse Vet Scott Langton, DVM

Florida Regulators Discipline Equine Vet

The Florida Board of Veterinary Medicine placed equine vet Scott Langton, DVM on probation for one-year for failing to keep written medical records....
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