Articles posted September 21, 2009

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Farish: Politics Won't Thwart Horse Industry

Farish: Politics Won't Thwart Horse Industry

Lane's End Farm general manager and prominent Republican Bill Farish said the Kentucky horse industry "will continue to hold our elected officials accountable, and we will not stop working until our state government gets out of the way and allows us to have the tools necessary to compete."

Breeders' Cup Releases Post Times, Schedule

The Breeders' Cup announced Sept. 21 that an all Breeders' Cup Pick 6 wager will be offered on both days of this year's Breeders' Cup World Championships, Nov. 6-7 at Santa Anita Park. Breeders' Cup also released the tentative race schedule for the two days.

Iris Scan Horse Identification in the Works

A new tool that will allow horses to be identified quickly via an iris scan should be available next year, said the company pioneering it.

"We plan to develop this technology to identify horses," said Bobby Varma, director of business development for Sarnoff Corporation.

Sarnoff was commissioned to build the scanner by Global Animal Managemen...

North Dakota Urges Livestock Anthrax Prevention

Livestock producers in areas with a history of anthrax cases should take measures to protect their animals from the disease, North Dakota animal health officials advise.

"We have just received confirmation of a case of anthrax in cattle along the Hettinger-Slope County line, the first reported in that area in many years and the first confirmed cas...

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