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Equine Industry

Cloning is the topic of forum at 2009 AQHA Annual Convention
The American Quarter Horse Association will host a forum on equine cloning at the 2009 AQHA Annual Convention, March 5-9 at the Grand Hyatt in San Antonio. From AQHA. Read more >>

National Parks Service Awards Grant to Equestrian Land Conservation Resource
The National Parks Service Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance Program (NPS RTCA) has awarded the Equestrian Land Conservation Resource (ELCR) a technical assistance grant to develop a national equestrian trails organization. From TWHBEA. Read more >>

Five factors key to horse feed price increase
If you’ve paid careful attention to your receipts from the feed store, you certainly have noticed that the price of horse feed has increased. From Farm Forum. Read more >>

Rocky Mountain Horse Association (RMHA) Now Headquartered at the Kentucky Horse Park
The Rocky Mountain Horse Association (RMHA) has recently announced that they have relocated their national headquarters to the Kentucky Horse Park. From The Kentucky Horse Park. Read more >>

Veterinary News

Nine New York mares infected with contagious disease; specific stallions to blame
A highly contagious venereal disease has infected nine horses in New York, and state officials are urging other horse owners to come forward if their mares were mated to an infected group of stallions. From Times Herald-Record. Read more >>

Equine Welfare

Trexler denies family abused horses
A man accused of starving horses along with his family members – including a former South Carolina agriculture official – is breaking nearly a year of silence to deny the allegations and bash prosecutors for what he contends are unjustified criminal charges. From The Item. Read more >>

Horse owner testifies against trainer in cruelty case
Horse owner Kevin Williams tearfully testified Thursday in District Court that trainer Greg Collier beat to death Williams’ 10-month-old colt with the handle of a whip nearly three years ago in Chaparral. From Las Cruces Sun-News. Read more >>

Judge cuts jury-recommended sentence in horse cruelty case
A horse trainer from West Virginia was found guilty of 42 counts of animal cruelty in Loudoun County Circuit Court Jan. 21 and ordered to serve 56 days in jail — one-tenth of the prison term the jury had recommended. From Loudoun Times. Read more >>

Edmonton man loses bid to reclaim horses left on mountain
Two horses that were found starving and frostbitten last month in the B.C. mountains will not be returned to the Edmonton man who owns them. From CBC News. Read more >>

In Other News

Two Appaloosa finalists in Cavalia Star contest
Laurie Hawkins entered her colt, “Frosted With Class,” better known as “Jigsaw” into a contest giving “Frosted With Class” a chance at becoming the next Cavalia Star where he would perform with 75 other two and four legged artists. From Appaloosa Blog Spot. Read more >>

Adoption events offer hope for wild mustangs, but clock is ticking
Smoke was more stubborn, more spooked than any of the other wild mustangs that Ken Schwab had broken. From The Dallas Morning News. Read more >>

The International Museum of the Horse and the American Saddlebred Museum Announce Exhibition Schedules
The Kentucky Horse Park’s International Museum of the Horse, a Smithsonian Affiliate, and the American Saddlebred Museum, which is also located at the park, have announced their schedule of special art exhibitions for 2009. From the Kentucky Horse Park. Read more >>

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