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University of Wyoming alumnus and 2007 World Champion steer wrestler Jason Miller is the guest speaker at the Bucking Horse Gala in Laramie Saturday, Feb. 23, a dinner and auction to raise money for the UW rodeo team.

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The Colorado Department of Agriculture’s, State Veterinarian’s Office, has been notified that a fourth Colorado horse has tested positive for Equine infectious anemia. The horse was tested for routine movement purposes in Fremont County, where it is currently under a quarantine order. The in…

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With only approximately 120 days to train their mustangs, previous top-placing trainers from across the United States will be headed to Fort Worth, Texas, to compete in the invitation-only Mustang Magic competition. This event will be held Jan. 24 to 26, 2019, as part of the Fort Worth Stock…

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The benefits of ground flaxseeds are numerous. They are a good source of protein, boosting the overall amino acid pool available for tissue synthesis and repair. They contain vitamins and trace minerals. Their high lignan content (not to be confused with lignin, an indigestible fiber) gives …

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The Kansas Department of Agriculture is reporting fumonisin toxicity in north central Kansas. Fumonisins are a mycotoxin produced by several fungus species in the Fusarium genus and are common on corn plants. Fumonisin is reported to occur on visibly healthy grains and are common in grain fi…

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The Colorado Department of Agriculture’s State Veterinarian’s Office has been notified that a third Colorado horse has tested positive for Equine Infectious Anemia. The investigation is ongoing but appears to be unrelated to the prior two cases of EIA in Colorado this year. After initial tes…

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Researchers in the Texas Tech University College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources are making positive impacts on the lives of those struggling with mental health issues through its work at the Therapeutic Riding Teaching and Research Arena.

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The Colorado State Veterinarian’s Office at the Colorado Department of Agriculture has continued to work to trace and test horses involved in the Equine Infectious Anemia incident in the State of Colorado.

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On Sept. 28, the Colorado Department of Agriculture’s State Veterinarian’s Office was notified that a second Colorado horse has tested positive for Equine Infectious Anemia. While both horses reside in Weld County, the two cases are unrelated.

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On Sept. 17, the Wyoming Livestock board has quarantined an additional 5 premises (for a total of 12 premises), which include 58 horses as a result exposure to a horse originating in Colorado that was positive to Equine Infectious Anemia. The horses are located in Laramie, Albany, Sweetwater…

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The Kansas Department of Agriculture Division of Animal Health has received notification of multiple confirmed cases of West Nile virus in horses across the state over the past few weeks. Confirmed cases have been reported in Lyon, Seward, Neosho, Marion and Wichita counties.

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The Colorado Department of Agriculture’s State Veterinarian’s Office is continuing their investigation into a Weld County horse that tested positive for Equine Infectious Anemia in late August. With the help of records from CDA’s Brands Division and Rocky Mountain Regional Animal Health Labo…

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Twelve teams of "real ranch" cowboys competed Aug. 24 and 25 in five different events mirroring real ranch work at the Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association, Ranch Rodeo at the Lazy E Arena, Guthrie, Oklahoma.

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Zoetis recently introduced Core EQ Innovator, the first and only equine vaccine to contain all five core equine disease antigens—West Nile, Eastern and Western Equine encephalomyelitis, tetanus and rabies—in one smooth vaccine. As defined by the American Association of Equine Practitioners a…

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As of Sept. 1, the Wyoming Livestock Board has quarantined an additional seven premises, totaling nine now, as a result of equines being exposed to a horse originating in Colorado which was found to be positive for Equine Infectious Anemia. Counties include Sweetwater, Lincoln, Teton, Park a…

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The Colorado Department of Agriculture, State Veterinarian’s Office, was notified by the US Department of Agriculture’s National Veterinary Services Laboratory that a Weld County horse tested positive for Equine Infectious Anemia. The initial test result was received on Aug. 24 with a re-tes…

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The Colorado Department of Agriculture, State Veterinarian’s Office, was notified by the US Department of Agriculture’s National Veterinary Services Laboratory that a Weld County horse tested positive for Equine Infectious Anemia. The initial test result was received on August 24 with a re-t…

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One horse residing in Larimer County has been diagnosed with West Nile Virus; this is Colorado’s first confirmed case of WNV in a horse in 2018. This index case was diagnosed by Colorado State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory in Fort Collins on Aug. 15.

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One horse residing in Larimer County has been diagnosed with West Nile Virus; this is Colorado's first confirmed case of WNV in a horse in 2018. This index case was diagnosed by Colorado State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory in Fort Collins on Aug. 15. 

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Brooke Wallace, New Cambria, Kansas, was crowned 2019 Miss Rodeo Kansas, Aug. 4 at the Boot Hill Casino and Resort. Wallace won the following categories: photogenic, knowledge, speech, personality, horsemanship, and pageant promotional. Lexi Luce, Augusta, Kansas, was named first runner-up f…

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Everything equine is the theme for the fifth annual Rio Chama Equine Expo. There will be a wide selection of fun and educational activities for all ages.

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Seven All-Around National Championships were awarded at the inaugural National Ranch and Stock Horse Alliance National Championship Show that was held in conjunction with the Zoetis AQHA Versatility Ranch Horse World Championship Show, June 13 to 17 at the Lazy E in Guthrie, Oklahoma.

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Texas Animal Health Commission officials confirmed Equine Herpes Myeloencephalopathy, the neurologic disease linked to Equine Herpes Virus (EHV-1), in a Lubbock County barrel racing horse on May 9. The another case of EHM in Texas was recently confirmed in a Montgomery County horse.

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The Colorado Department of Agriculture’s State Veterinarian’s Office released the quarantine associated with an Equine Herpesvirus (EHV-1) case in Weld County, May 7. Only one horse tested positive for the virus during the investigation. Horse owners are encouraged to maintain disease preven…

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Animal Industry Services of the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food, and Forestry is encouraging horse owners to take precautions and vaccinate their animals to protect against the West Nile Virus and Eastern Equine Encephalitis.

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Southwest Nebraska Public Health Department has confirmed the second positive rabies case in Southwest Nebraska for the year. The rabies exposure is with a horse in Chase County.

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Anytime horses or owners leave the farm to compete, breed, train, or go to a veterinary hospital they can be exposed to all kinds of disease agents and there is an increased risk for the spread of diseases such as Equine Herpes Myeloencephalophathy, Equine Infectious Anemia, Equine Piroplasm…

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Equine Herpesvirus (EHV) infections are extremely common in the equine population. There are 9 different types of Equine Herpesvirus, with EHV-1, 3, and 4 being the most common. EHV-1 typically can cause abortion, neurologic disease, respiratory illness or fatal neonatal illness. EHV-3 cause…

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Recently on Facebook, I quickly tried to debunk some of the myths and concerns associated with competitive trail riding. Am I an expert? No. But I was once the person who had these same fears. My desire to try the sport finally prevailed as most of the worries were a non-issue. As a casual c…

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Which should be fed first—hay or grain? If you’re feeding correctly, this issue is truly a moot point because the horse should have access to forage (hay and/or pasture) 24/7 with no gaps. Therefore, when fed concentrates, the horse’s digestive tract should already have hay flowing through it.