Articles posted December 23, 2009

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Feb. 1 Deadline to Make Attempt to Name Foals

Feb. 1 Deadline to Make Attempt to Name Foals

The Jockey Club announced Dec. 23 that it has published on the registry's Web site a list of 40,263 names released from active use to aid owners and breeders make a a valid attempt to name foals of 2008 by Feb. 1.

Aussie Debate Rings True in North America

Racing industry participants in Australia are seeking "certainty based on a fair return" from betting operators and have taken their case to a commission charged with helping government make better policies.

West Nile Virus Risk Factors Identified

A variety of environmental factors might be related to West Nile virus infections in horses, reported a Florida research team lead by Leslie M.V. Rios, PhD, from the Department of Entomology and Nematology at the University of Florida in Gainesville.

Infected Joints' Bacteria Examined in New Study

While many veterinarians have long suspected that infected joints from which bacteria can be cultured result in a poorer outcome than joints from which no bacteria could be cultured, this hypothesis was recently substantiated by a group of United Kingdom researchers led by Tim Mair, BVSc, MRCVS, DEIM, DESTS, Dipl. ECEIM, of the Bell Equine Veterinary Clinic.

Kentucky State Vet's Office Prepares for WEG

From September 25 through October 10, 2010, the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky, will host the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG). More than 700 equine athletes representing 60 different countries are expected to be imported into Kentucky to compete in one of the eight World Championship competitions.

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