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Jockey loses stirrups, continues race and wins

Alex Cruz lost his irons out of the gate, but the filly he was on stayed focused and the duo overtook the competition to finish first.

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FEI President celebrates "clean sport" at Tokyo 2020 Olympic & Paralympic Games

All samples, from humans and horses, have tested negative for detectable banned substances.


New veterinary hospital to open at Ocala’s World Equestrian Center

The University of Florida will partner with the center to provide state-of-the-art care in a new 40,000 square-foot facility.

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Three horses in Oswego County, New York, die of Eastern Equine Encephalitis

Caused by a virus that is spread mainly by mosquitoes, EEE disease damages a horse’s central nervous system, including the brain and spinal cord.

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A short story contest for young, horse-crazy authors

The Wild Beauty Foundation launches 2021 “Wild Horse” creative writing competition; submissions close on September 30.

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Equine Land Conservation Resource (ELCR) supports launch of nationwide trail etiquette campaign

The “Trails Are Common Ground,” initiative elevates the importance of respectful, inclusive, safe and enjoyable experiences for all trail users.

A horse being given a dose of dewormer, with the syringe placed in the side of his mouth.

Alabama Extension and Auburn health experts: Ivermectin for animals not safe for people

Required blood concentrations for any potential efficacy would require a lethal dose for humans, experts say.

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2022 Kentucky equine survey launched

A decade after the last survey, officials in Kentucky seek to learn more about current conditions in the equine industry of the Bluegrass State.

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Infrastructure Bill passes Senate without horse slaughter amendment

Equine advocates urge voting against the bill unless anti-slaughter language is reinstated.

WNV is spread by birds, primarily crows

Equine West Nile Virus reported in four states so far this month

Vaccination against the virus is considered a "core" immunization, recommended for every horse in the United States.

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Protecting Animals When Disaster Strikes

New California program will coordinate training and responses statewide to better aid domestic animals and livestock during emergencies.