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Delaware: New strain of horse virus appears
State veterinarian Dr. Sara Busch says a horse at a farm in the Felton-Frederica area had to be euthanized last week after it contracted a new strain of equine herpes virus, from The Daily Times. Read more >>

Police investigate shooting of horse
Authorities euthanized a horse Sunday after the animal was found shot on a Southeastside, Ind., farm, from IndyStar. Read more >>

County, wild horse group dispute funding
The Corolla Wild Horse Fund could be “crippled” financially if the county forces it to pay back $85,000 allocated to the group in 2006, its executive director said, from the Daily Advance. Read more >>

New report backs hunting as essential to wildlife management
The all-party parliamentary Middle Way Group and the Veterinary Association for Wildlife Management have released their latest scientific report into the repercussions of hunting on prey species, from Horse and Hound. Read more >>

Governor shifts money to horse park
Gov. Steve Beshear announced yesterday that he would take nearly $29 million intended for the state park system and use it instead for improvements at the Kentucky Horse Park, which is host of the 2010 World Equestrian Games, from The Courier-Journal. Read more >>

Rolex FEI World Cup
Mikael Forsten went into the record books today when clinching Finland’s first-ever Rolex World Cup Jumping Victory in the De Telegraaf-sponsored leg of the 2007/2008 series in Amsterdam, from the FEI. Read more >>

Tampa woman arrested for punching police horse
Tampa, Fla., police say a woman was arrested after punching a police horse in the neck, from CBS47. Read more >>

Horse racing: Donato Hanover wins harness top honor
Donato Hanover beat Deweycheatumnhowe fair and square and easily won harness racing’s 2007 Horse of the Year honors, from the Honolulu Advertiser. Read more >>

Working with abused horse helps teen take reins to her own life
It took a 12-year-old brown-colored Russian warmblood horse that cost nothing to teach Katharine “Kate” Peper one of the most valuable lessons in making an abused creature whole again, from GJSentinel. Read more >>

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