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Jay Hickey, left, presents Paul Briney with the Van Ness Award at the recent American Horse Council meeting.
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National recognition for Illinois horseman

Illinois equestrian poineer Paul Briney has been honored with the Van Ness Award by the American Horse Council for his service to the horse community in the state.

We did some "pole whispering" while doing the course walk. It worked!
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Passing of equine vet Doug Byars; jumping course designer Paul Duffy

Irish jumping course designer Paul Duffy and US veterinarian Doug Byars pass in recent weeks.

The scene at Crunchie's.
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Protecting horses from farm hazards

Owners need to identify hazards and tackle the risk, an expert says.

WEG to be televised in more than 200 countries
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WEG to be televised in more than 200 countries

Official broadcasters reveal their plans for Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games.

Makena leads Tiombe around the Saint Louis Zoo's Red Rocks area.
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Grevy’s zebra filly Makena takes first public steps

Filly foal born in June adds to endangered breed’s numbers.

Paul Morley: "A few low-cost, common-sense preventative measures will help keep horses healthy while traveling."
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It’s show time! Vets suggest ways to avoid infection while traveling with horses

Several low-cost measures can help keep horses healthy.

Sarah Waugh
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School fined $300,000 over student’s horse riding death

Sarah Waugh, 18, died after falling when ex-racehorse Dargo bolted during a jillaroo course.

Graphic: Equine Welfare Alliance
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Horse welfare in US remains under pressure – report

“The findings are grim for the horse industry.”

Brian Rolapp
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NFL boss to speak at Jockey Club conference

Medication reform, drug testing, safety and welfare initiatives also under discussion.

Wild burros on the range
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HSUS boss criticizes plan to ship American burros to Guatemala

Guatemala doesn’t need burros from the BLM – Wayne Pacelle.

A Przewalski's Horse: Today's domesticated horses are far removed from their wild cousins.
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Born to be wild? The changes wrought by domestication

Scientists propose explanation for a hodge-podge of traits in domestic animals.

Vintage Crop and Mick Kinane after winning the 1993 Melbourne Cup.
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Melbourne Cup winner Vintage Crop dies at 27

Irish-trained galloper paved the way for international raiders to great Australasian race.

Vanessa Way and Don Archie at Hatrpury.
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Kiwi rider makes mark at British dressage festival

New Zealanders competing along with the sport’s leading lights at British international.

A Paso Fino horse with "tiger eye".
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Ocular disease in blue-eyed horses explored

Horses with blue or mixed color eyes more likely to develop ocular squamous cell carcinoma.

A broken leg resulted in the euthanasia of this piebald yearling in England. Photo: British RSPCA
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Dumping of injured yearling heartless, says RSPCA

“This was an appalling and cowardly act, to throw away a badly injured horse.”

Mouth blisters in a horse with vesicular stomatitis.
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Two more horses confirmed with vesicular stomatitis in Texas

Thirteen horses and two cattle confirmed infected in 2014 outbreak.

FEI delegation completes Angola inspection visit
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FEI delegation completes Angola inspection visit

Final decision on Angola’s affiliation status to be decided at FEI General Assembly in December.

Spain (centre) won team gold at the FEI European Endurance Championships for Young Riders and Juniors 2014 in Verona, with Belgium securing silver and Italy bronze.
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Double gold for Spain at European YR endurance champs

Gil Berenguer Carrera and Nina bin Menfis win individual gold and lead Spain to team honours.

Mosquitoes like this female Aedes (Ochlerotatus) sp., sucking blood to get nourishment for her eggs, can transmit the viruses that cause West Nile fever and Rift Valley fever.
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Eastern equine encephalitis cases in Florida horses prompt warning

The risk of transmission to humans has increased, say Marion County health officials.

Rescuers worked to free Spencer from beneath a pipe in a Fife paddock. Photo: Scottish SPCA
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Spencer’s pipe predicament ends in successful rescue

Fire crews called to help free Spencer from beneath a pipe.

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