Friday, December 24, 2010

Great Clydesdale Commercials, One Featuring a Race Horse Wannabe!

OK. They aren't Thoroughbreds, but they are iconic horses that the public loves. I love'em. Here are some of my favorite commercials from the Budweiser Clydesdales. 
Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays to All!!

Clydesdale Colts Get Dusted

Under the Mistletoe

THE Christmas Commercial

Training Sessions for Colts & Mistletoe

Clydesdales & the Littlest Clydesdale


Clydesdales Generations

It Takes a Family to Raise a Clydesdale

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Reference materials for Neurological EHV-1

These are links to guides and protocols when dealing with suspected or confirmed cases of neurological EHV-1 from the USDA, andPenncylvania and NewJersey Departments of Agriculture.

A Guide To Understanding the Neurologic Form of EHV Infection; Equine Herpesvirus (EHV) Myeloencephalopathy

Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Animal Health and Diagnostic Services, Protocol for Regulatory Response to a Suspect Case of the Neurologic Form of EHV-1


NYRA quarantines barn at Belmont

According to NY state officials, NYRA voluntarily quarantined a barn at Belmont because of a horse exhibiting symptoms associated w EHV-1.

Monday, November 29, 2010

If You Like Horses, Chances Are You Like Dogs & This Is a Great Dog

EHV-1 Status Revised at Finger Lakes

After testing positive for EHV-1 with a saliva test, the second horse thought to have EHV-1 has shown to be negative following a more conclusive blood test. Also, a third horse that has been monitored has not shown signs of progression.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Major Shake up at Northlands Park Race Track in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

With new boss Richard Andersen at the helm, Northlands has parted ways with a reported 11 staffers, including senior managers Mike Burton (major events), Kevin Behm (racing) and VP Finance Mark Bamford.

There’s much speculation that Andersen will bring in his own team.
Says Northlands spokesman Randy Kilburn, “some individuals are no longer working for us,” He also says “they will be replaced.”

from The Derby Newsletter

Second Horse With EHV-1 Confirmed at Finger Lakes Race Track

A second horse infected by EHV-1 has been confirmed in the track barn of trainer Chris Englehart. Barn 4 at Finger Lakes Race Track, where Englehart's horses are stabled, and his home farm remain under quarantine. After complaints from trainers to the state vet, quarantine protocols have been tightened for both horses and staff at Barn 4..

A third horse in Barn 19 is alleged to be running a fever and is being monitored for EHV-1 symptoms. As of this writing, Barn 19 is not under quarantine.