Bowling Green, Ky.-Food animal identification to promote food safety
and disease outbreak prevention has been endorsed for years - if only the same
were true for the horse industry, its proponents argue.
In May, the University of Kentucky (UK) released preliminary test results suggesting
the eastern tent caterpillar and its waste remain chiefly responsible for increased
foal losses in 2001, but the picture is "far from fully developed."
Baton Rouge, La.-Researchers at Louisiana State University
(LSU) are investigating whether horses' exposure to influenza virus would
reduce the risk of developing recurring airway obstruction (RAO) disease.
Sonoma County's horse industry can thank voters for passage of a bond measure that, among numerous other projects, will allow for the construction of a $2.4 million equine center, reports The Press Democrat, Santa Rosa.