Articles posted March 5, 2012

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Havre de Grace works in company with Joyful Victory

Twelve days in advance of her 2012 debut in the $150,000 New Orleans Ladies on March 17, reigning Horse of the Year Havre de Grace worked six furlongs in company with stablemate Joyful Victory in 1:11 2/5, breezing, at Fair Grounds on Monday morning.

Western Feed, LLC Recalls Kountry Buffet Horse Feed

Western Feed, LLC, is voluntarily recalling two lots (M718430 and M720280) of Kountry Buffet 14% horse feed because it might contain monensin sodium (Rumensin). The feed is packaged in 50 lb. bags bearing the Payback logo with the attached tag identifying the product as Kountry Buffet 14%. Monensin sodium is a medication approved for use in some live...

New Equine Fetal Sex Determination Technique Studied

Researchers at the Federal University of Pelotas, Brazil, recently completed a study identifying circulating cell-free fetal DNA (ccffDNA) to determine fetal gender in pregnant mares. While ccffDNA has already been explored in humans, this is the first study to successfully demonstrate its presence ccffDNA--and thus aid in sex determination--in horses.

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