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Tent caterpillar population threatens horse farms
Officials at the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture are warning horse farm owners to be wary of an usually high tent caterpillar population, from the Lexington Herald-Leader. Read more >>

Illinois State Senate Committee to Consider Ban
on Cruel Double-Deck Horse Transports

On Wednesday, May 14 the Illinois General Assembly’s Senate Agriculture and Conservation Committee will consider HB 4162, sponsored by State Senator John Cullerton (D), from AWI. Read more >>

Racing in the News

Big Brown to run in Preakness horse race
Undefeated Kentucky Derby winner Big Brown will have no rival horses from his Triple Crown triumph when he races in Saturday’s 133rd Preakness – a situation that hasn’t happened in 60 years, from Yahoo. Read more >>

UPS inks marketing deal with Derby winning horse Big Brown
UPS believes Big Brown is the complete package, from the Pantagraph. Read more >>

Changes in horse racing landscape cause more breakdowns
In one respect, less has become more during the 30 years since Affirmed became the last of racing’s 11 Triple Crown winners, with Alydar battling him every step of the way, from The Chicago Tribune. Read more >>

Breeding, betting and dirt at issue in horse racing reform
The public’s revulsion over the high-profile breakdowns within thoroughbred racing has reached a crisis point that demands a strong and determined response from the industry, according to prominent horsemen, including breeders, trainers and jockeys, from USA Today. Read more >>

Justice says lethal injection unconstitutional
Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens said the euthanized Kentucky Derby horse Eight Belles probably died more humanely than death row prisoners do, from MSNBC. Read more >>

Equine Welfare

Runaway Germantown Horse Recovering – And Pregnant
The horse that took off through the streets of Philadelphia’s Germantown and Mount Airy Saturday afternoon and was hit by a car (see previous story) is said to be recovering well, from KYW 1060.  Read more >>

Saving Grace horse farm offers anti-gang program
Saving Grace Farm, a Salisbury nonprofit that provides horse-related activities to people with special needs, is offering a program its operators say will help keep young people out of gangs, from the Salisbury Post. Read more >>

Report on dead horse shows lack of food, water killed animal
The Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Department in New Mexico has received a necropsy report on a horse found dead May 5 in Radium Springs, from the Las Cruces Sun-News. Read more >>

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