Articles posted September 19, 2009

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Friesan Fire on the Comeback Trail

Friesan Fire on the Comeback Trail

Vinery Stables' and Fox Hill Farm's Friesan Fire, who was diagnosed with a pair of leg injuries after the Preakness (gr. I), is back in training and targeting a comeback later this fall. Who his trainer will be, however, is unclear at this time.

TOBA National Awards Dinner Red Carpet

TOBA National Awards Dinner Red Carpet

Matt Carothers interviews people on the Red Carpet at the TOBA National Awards Dinner, including B. Wayne Hughes, owner of Spendthrift Farm, owner George Strawbridge, TOBA Chairman Reynolds Bell Jr., and Trainer Richard Mandella. More from the Red Carpet Red Carpet MontageIndustry Leaders and Guests State Breeders of the YearRegional Owners of the Year

Michigan State Unveils Large-Animal Open-Bore MRI

Michigan State University's (MSU) College of Veterinary Medicine is now armed with what it says is the first large-animal, open-bore MRI ever at an academic institution, a move that will allow veterinarians to tackle research questions and greatly impact both animal and human health.

Free Lecture at UC Davis on International Disaster Response

The International Animal Welfare Training Institute welcomes you to the first lecture in the 2009-2010 school year series to be held Monday, Sept. 21. Dick Green, EdD, will present "International Response to Disasters: The Animal Component" at 6 p.m. in Room 1020, Gladys Valley Hall, at the University of California, Davis, Veterinary Medical Teaching Hosp...

Kentucky Horse Council Facilitates Meeting of Equine Rescues

Equine rescue facilities in Kentucky and throughout the nation are experiencing an overflow of surrendered horses. Increasingly, such facilities struggle with funding and necessary support for ongoing management and care of the horses. In recognition of the efforts of Kentucky's equine rescue facilities, the Kentucky Horse Council (KHC) regularly pro...

Training Alters Stride in Racehorses

Training mature racehorses produces a decrease in the protraction (extension) time of the forelimb and might reduce the risk of training-induced injuries, according to Marta Ferrari, DrMedVet, PhD, MRCVS, of Park Veterinary Centre in Watford, UK, and colleagues at London's Royal Veterinary College in a new study.

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