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New Goal for Rein in Cancer

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rein_in_cancer_logoFive years ago a heartfelt movement began to sweep through the performance horse community. From a small beginning, the roots of a charitable entity found purchase and the result is little short of astounding. Rein In Cancer came to be through the efforts of three committed women, Shorty Koger, Tracie Anderson and Cheryl (Magoteaux) Cody. Each was new to fundraising but each of their lives had been touched by cancer and they all had very personal reasons to tackle a new project.

AQHA Offers Genetic Disease Panel Test

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marefoal2AQHA is now offering a genetic disease panel test. Genetic diseases cause emotional and financial pain for horse owners and breeders. To help breeders make informed decisions, AQHA now offers a panel test for five genetic diseases – glycogen branching enzyme deficiency, heredity equine regional dermal asthenia, hyperkalemic periodic paralysis, malignant hyperthermia and polysaccharide storage myopathy.

APHA Announces Changes To Youth World Show

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Feb. 2012 - In preparation for the upcoming 2012 American Junior Paint Horse Association’s (AjPHA) Youth World Championship Show, to be held June 22-30, 2012, at the Will Rogers Memorial Center in Fort Worth, Texas, the organization put into action suggestions made over the past several years to make the Youth World Show more exhibitor-friendly, more pocketbook-friendly, and more fun.

Poll: 80% Percent Of Americans Oppose Horse Slaughter

Written by QHN Staff on .

Feb. 2012 - According to PR Newswire, "The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) today announced in a newly released poll conducted by Lake Research Partners that 80 percent of American voters are opposed to the slaughter of U.S. horses for human consumption."

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Where Are Cattle Prices Headed?

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According to FarmProgress, "Based on survey responses from feedlots with more than 1,000 head capacity, USDA estimated cattle on feed Jan. 1, 2013 totaled 11.861 million head. The data indicate U.S. feedlots with capacities of over 1,000 head placed a total of 1.490 million fewer cattle in 2012 than in 2011."

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