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Equestrian Sport

Ocalan Weber wins equestrian event
Chester Weber won the Sunshine State Federation Equestrian International division for four-in-hand at the Florida Horse Park last week, taking the Ocala resident one step closer to qualifying for the the 2010 World Equestrian Games. From Ocala.com. Read more >>

Equine Health

Hall has 2 more rabies cases as skunks attack dog, horse
Two more cases of rabies were confirmed in Hall County this week, including a rare incident involving a horse. From Gainesville Times. Read more >>

State takes a bite at equine dentistry
There’s a new Oklahoma law that’s has horse owners and trainer simply outraged. An equine dentist was arrested recently because a new law not only jeopardizes his career, but also his freedom. From KFOR. Read more >>

Equine Welfare

Food motive suspected in Miami-Dade horse slaughter
An appetite for horse meat, and not the sagging economy, may be behind the recent slaughter of a horse in Miami-Dade County, according to officials of the South Florida Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. From Sun-Sentinel. Read more >>

In Other News

Critics blast horse vaccination plan
Critics of proposed new rules designed to protect horses from catching the flu during shows at the Crawford County Fairgrounds claim the restrictions may endanger the nearly $750,000 annual impact the shows have on the community. From Meadville Tribune. Read more >>

Clone of top jumper ET starts stud career
The three-year-old colt clone of the famous hanoverian showjumper ET is to stand at stud this season. From Horsetalk.co.nz. Read more >>

Churchill Downs and Susan G. Komen for the Cure Announce New Kentucky Oaks Fundraising Partnership
Churchill Downs Racetrack, host of the Kentucky Derby and the Kentucky Oaks, and Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the world`s largest breast cancer organization, announced today a partnership to raise funds to aid in breast cancer awareness
and research. From Reuters. Read more >>

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