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AQIS knew about ‘unsafe’ horse handling: inquiry
A senior vet with the Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service (AQIS) has told an inquiry into last year’s horse flu outbreak that problems with quarantine procedures were identified as early as 2001, from ABC News. Read more >>

Chrissie Hynde leads New York horse protest
Chrissie Hynde is fronting a protest on Thursday (31Jan08) against the famous horse-drawn carriages in Central Park, New York, from ContactMusic. Read more >>

Owner of pit bulls that killed horse faces misdemeanor charges
The owner of two pit bulls caught attacking a horse that later had to be euthanized because of its injuries faces five misdemeanor charges, from WSBT. Read more >>

Deal made in horse slaying case
Teens plead guilty to shooting eight horses and killing three in Pike County, Ky., from the Lexington Herald-Leader. Read more >>

Horse Park hotel gets preliminary OK for bonds
Plans for a 267-room resort hotel at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington are “back on track” after months of delays, state officials said this morning, from The Courier-Journal. Read more >>

Horse rescue owner suing
Animal Angels Horse Rescue owner Alesha Matchett is suing the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office and the Colorado Department of Agriculture, alleging that some of her animals were illegally seized, from the Colorodoan. Read more >>

MP blasts ‘ineffective’ whip rules
Britain’s racing ruling body has been attacked by an MP for failing to protect racehorses from whip-happy jockeys, from The Guardian. Read more >>

USEF Announces 2008 Emerson Burr Horsemanship Awards Program sponsored by Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital
The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) announces the 2008 Emerson Burr Horsemanship Awards Program and application process for horse shows who are interested in offering the program to young equestrians for the upcoming competition season, from the USEF. Read more >>

New services listed on the NARHA website
If you haven’t used the NARHA website lately you may not have noticed links to some new services at www.narha.org, from the North American Riding for the Handicapped Association. Read more >>

Pfizer Animal Health and NTRA Charities Team Up  to Benefit the Barbaro Memorial Fund
Pfizer Animal Health and the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) have joined forces to help fund laminitis research through the NTRA Charities – Barbaro Memorial Fund, from Equine Resources. Read more >>

P.R.E. Mundial
At the annual open board meeting for The Foundation for the P.R.E. (Pura Raza Espanola) in Dallas, Texas, January 25th, Foundation directors unveiled a sweeping and detailed plan for a worldwide registry for the Pure Spanish Horse, to be known as P.R.E.Mundial, from The Foundation for the P.R.E. Read more >>

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