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2 Horses From NRCHA Stallion Stakes Test Positive for EHV-1

Two horses that attended the recent National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Stallion Stakes have tested positive for a non-neurologic form of equine herpesvirus – type 1 (EHV-1). Officials say all horses that were at the event may have been exposed, and their owners should use extreme caution when traveling with their equines or competing.
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UPDATE: NRBC, GSEC & Hardy Murphy Coliseum Take Extra Precautions for EHV-1

Following an April 10 announcement that a reining horse tested positive for the neurologic form of equine herpes virus (EHV-1), known as equine herpes myeloencephalopathy (EHM), officials are taking extra biosecurity measures. The National Reining Breeders Classic (NRBC) is scheduled to begin April 14 at the Great Southwest Equestrian Center (GSEC) in Katy, Texas. After it […]
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Reining Horse Tests Positive For Disease Linked to EHV-1

A reining horse that attended a show last month in Oklahoma has tested positive for Equine Herpes Myeloencephalopathy (EHM), the neurologic disease linked to Equine Herpes Virus (EHV-1). Officials say the horse from Montgomery, Texas, was confirmed positive on Tuesday, April 9.
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The Scoop on Horse Poop

Monitoring your horse’s poop is not for the faint of heart, but it is a good way to find out what’s going on inside his body.  Handling horse poop may not sound appetizing to most people, but it’s part of Megan Petty, DVM’s, job at Tularosa Equine Clinic in Tularosa, New Mexico. Manure is a […]
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Too Legit to Quit

A crowd of professionals gathered behind the arena gate to watch Limited Open rider Trevor Carter make his National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) event finals debut during the Stallion Stakes in Las Vegas. As the fence work score was called — a 220.5 — the celebration started.
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Parkinson Storms the Strip

Metal Storm and Shadd Parkinson brought the thunder in the National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Stallion Stakes Intermediate Open finals. The pair brought the crowd to its feet with a 222.5 fence run, clinching the title with a 658.5 total.
SDP Buffalo Ranch owner Shane Plummer addresses crowd

Decisions

Have you ever sat down to write something and stared at the blinking cursor waiting for yourself to type? That was me this morning with a blog entry due, the one you are now reading. How this works for me is something like this. I get an email on Monday saying, “Shane, will there be […]
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Spence Gets Lucky with Two Wins in Vegas

The scores were high in the Non-Pro finals at the National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Stallion Stakes in Las Vegas. They were so high that they neared Open caliber and created a dogfight until the end between the 13 horses in the limited-age event finals held April 6.