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WEG board names new leader
In naming a new chief executive officer Monday, the organizers of the World Equestrian Games turned to a Kentucky tourism official who gained experience at another international sporting this year — the Ryder Cup. From Lexington Herald-Leader.  Read more >>

Hectic first year for new Horse Sport Ireland chief
After a rollercoaster 12 months at the helm of the HSI, Caitriona Murphy spoke to Damian McDonald about the future for Irish equestrianism in 2009. From Independent.ie.  Read more >>

Horse Welfare

Each horse will have a unique number for life
The Horse Passports (Wales) Regulations have been in force since 2005 to ensure that the UK has effective food safety controls in order to enable the continued export of horse meat to other Member States. From Wales Online.  Read more >>

Nominations Open for BLM’s Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board
The Bureau of Land Management is requesting public nominations to fill three vacancies on the national Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board. The categories to be filled are: Wildlife Management, Humane Advocacy, and Livestock Management. From blm.gov.  Read more >>

Horse Health

Injected growth factor helps bone healing in horses
Japanese researchers have found that gelatin microspheres containing basic fibroplast growth factor (bFGF) speeds up the healing of bone defects. From horsetalk.co.nz.  Read more >>

In Other News

Mule Warns Owner About House Fire
A McMinnville woman lost everything when her home caught fire on New Year’s Day. But Jolene Solomon is lucky to be alive. From NewsChannel5.  Read more >>

Shock as Horse Canters Into Cinema
The animal unwittingly became the star attraction after it was scared into the Cineworld complex by a child. From Metro.co.uk.  Read more >>

Owner: Wildstar Farm will be clean
The woman who wants to put a 22-stall horse barn on Sandy Valley Road says she is reworking her plans to address environmental questions raised by a town consultant. From Daily News Transcript.  Read more >>

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