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Equine Welfare

Wild horse roundup in Pryor Mountains postponed
A plan to remove 38 wild horses from a herd in the Pryor Mountains south of Billings, Mont., has been indefinitely postponed, from LocalNews8.  Read more >>

200 hours for animal cruelty plea
Alesha Matchett, who pleaded guilty to animal cruelty on Aug. 8, was sentenced Wednesday to 200 hours of community service, from the Loveland Connection.  Read more >>

Trainers back away from steroids
Some in Maryland say use might be in decline already on heels of new restrictions, from the Baltimore Sun.  Read more >>

Horse racing: Veterinarian McFarlin faces second suspension
A veterinarian at Prairie Meadows already facing one suspension faces a second for allegedly having Modafinil, a drug used to treat narcolepsy in humans, in the barn area, from the Des Moines Register.  Read more >>

In Other News

Registration is currently open for the Second Annual USEF Youth Convention  
Registration is currently open for the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) second Annual Youth Convention, which will be held on Saturday, January 17, 2009, in Cincinnati Ohio, in conjunction with the USEF Annual Meeting, from the ASHA.  Read more >>

Private Showing of “First Saturday in May” at Kentucky Theatre to Benefit Equine Research
A private showing of “The First Saturday in May,” the award-winning documentary from the Hennegan Brothers that profiles the connections of six Thoroughbreds, including Barbaro, on the road to the 2006 Kentucky Derby, will be held at the historic Kentucky Theatre in Lexington on Tuesday, October 14, from The Jockey Club.  Read more >>

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