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    Horse Food Could be Tainted
    Horses are dying one after another in North Carolina’s Brunswick and Horry Counties and owners believe the animals ate tainted food, from WECT. Read more >>

    Horse-rescue ideas considered
    Representatives of Kentucky horse-rescue groups want to explore several possibilities for improving their work, including the possibility of holding an “adoption day” several times each year when people could gather to adopt horses rescued by the groups, from the Lexington Herald-Leader. Read more >>

    Iowa Bill Says Horses are No Longer Livestock – and That’s a Good Thing!
    Like a number of states, for purposes of the animal cruelty laws, Iowa classifies equines as livestock, from the Animal Law Coalition. Read more >>

    ‘Quarantine managers to blame’ for horse flu
    The senior lawyer assisting Justice Ian Callinan’s equine influenza inquiry says federal quarantine managers should be held responsible for the escape of the virus into the eastern Australian horse population, from Yahoo. Read more >>

    Early Egyptians Revered Lowly Donkeys
    When archaeologists excavated brick tombs outside a ceremonial site for an early king of Egypt, they expected to find the remains of high officials who had been sacrificed to accompany the king in his posthumous travels, from The New York Times. Read more >>

    Zara Phillips gets a place at Badminton Horse Trials
    World champion Zara Phillips (pictured) has become the first wait-listed rider to benefit from a withdrawal from this year’s Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials (1-4 May), from Horse and Hound. Read more >>

    Application Process Underway for 2008 World Endurance Championship
    The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) is currently accepting applications for the 2008 World Endurance Championship CEI****. Scheduled for November 5-9, 2008 in Terengganu, Malaysia, the USEF is expecting to send six horse/rider combinations to the World Championships, from the USEF. Read more >>

    FEI World Cup™ Eventing: Fontainebleau (FRA)
    Michael Jung (GER) became the first European name on the 2008 FEI World Cup™ leaderboard after beating a truly international field at Fontainebleau (FRA) where 11 nations were represented among the 52 dressage starters and all sorts of misfortune befell leading contenders, from the FEI. Read more >>

    Augusta horse shows off at EquiFest
    In this age of cosmetic enhancements, the announcer at EquiFest on Friday felt compelled to offer this announcement about Summer Breeze, an American paint horse running in graceful circles in one of the rings at the Coliseum, from Kansas.com. Read more >>

    A horse farm for the whole family
    When Patrick Smith helped neighbor Ben Harrison on his 38-acre watermelon and pumpkin patch as a 12-year- old, he never dreamed that one day he would be building his own horse farm on the same land, from the Salisbury Post. Read more >>

    Argentina Should Hang On To Its Breeding Tradition
    A visitor to Haras De La Pomme, one of the top thoroughbred breeding operations in Argentina, might feel slightly disoriented as he watches some of the farm’s yearlings walk by, from The Washington Post. Read more >>

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