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Equine Welfare

Horses Affected by Hurricane Ike: Health warning on Salt Poisoning/ Water Deprivation
Any species may be affected. High salt itself can kill, but the problem is more often sudden access to unlimited water after a period of deprivation or ingestion of high-salt water, from the TAHC.  Read more >>

Md. Horse Racing Commission approves steroid ban
The Maryland Horse Racing Commission joined 14 other racing states after it unanimously approved a ban on anabolic steroids that could outlaw the drugs in next year’s Preakness Stakes and other races in the state, from The Daily Record.  Read more >>

Horse training-injury reporting sought
The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission’s new equine medical director is calling for mandatory reporting of horse injuries during morning training at the state’s tracks — something industry officials have lacked data on for years, from the Courier-Journal.  Read more >>

The Jockey Club Releases 2007 Breeding Statistics
The Jockey Club today reported that 3,638 Thoroughbred stallions covered 61,262 Thoroughbred mares in North America during 2007, according to statistics compiled through Sept. 4, 2008, from the Jockey Club.  Read more >>

Thieves Target Horse Tails in NW Iowa
Some horse thieves are at work in Buena Vista County, Iowa, but they’re only after the tail, from KCRG.  Read more >>

Equestrian Sport

Guenter Seidel and U II Win the 2008 USEF National Developing Horse Dressage Championship Sponsored by the Dutta Corporation and Performance Horse International
In the newly created 2008 United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) National Developing Horse Dressage Championship sponsored by the Dutta Corporation and Performance Sales International, Guenter Seidel and U II had a strong showing Sunday to win the championship with a total score of 70.873, from the USEF.  Read more >>

Human Interest

Horse Lovers Take to the Trail for One Missing Link
Ozarks horse lovers will be heading toward Hulston Mill in Dade County, Mo., this weekend to help out with a good cause: raising money to find missing children.  Read more >>

Beijing to hold equestrian and horse industry fair
Though China has a history of horse racing thousands of years old the last 30 years of economic development have led to an increased interest in equestrian sports and horse riding, from People’s Daily Online.  Read more >>

Big Chex To Cash Enters the Breyer Stable
Reining champion Big Chex To Cash is set to join the Breyer stable for 2009 as the most recent reining addition to Breyer’s product line-up since Colonel’s Smoking Gun was honored in 2002, from AHP.  Read more >>

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