Articles posted February 9, 2010

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HRTV: Jockey Ahmed Ajtebi

HRTV: Jockey Ahmed Ajtebi

Jockey Ahmed Ajtebi, jockey of Vale of York, decided to stay in the United States after his victory in the 2009 Breeders' Cup Juvenile.

HRTV: Lucky Baldwin

HRTV: Lucky Baldwin

The story of Elias Jackson Baldwin, an eccentric millionaire who jumpstarted horse racing in Southern California.

Inside Track: Pollard's Visions

Inside Track: Pollard's Visions

He may have been cocky and charismatic, but to Norah Pollard her father was even more than that: John "Red" Pollard was a superhero.

Southwest Regional: All in, In Oklahoma

Southwest Regional: All in, In Oklahoma

A native of Tulsa, Carter spent his weekends on ranches in the Oklahoma panhandle region, doctoring cattle and working feed lots. He has known since age 10 that he wanted to pursue a career with animals. Read More

Accelerated Vaccination Combats Horse Influenza Outbreaks

Equine influenza (the "flu") used to be considered a mere annoyance by many, but major outbreaks such as H1N1/swine flu in humans and the Australian equine influenza outbreak of 2007 have changed our thinking. These days, when a flu outbreak is reported, masks, hand sanitizers, and shots run out faster than bread and milk before a winter storm.

Voluntary CEM Surveillance Testing Announced

Stallion owners are asked to participate in a voluntary surveillance test effort for contagious equine metritis (CEM) in order to help animal health authorities collect accurate information on the presence (or absence) of the disease in the United States. The USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service's veterinary services program has set a...

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