Latest Equus Stories

2010-03-31 17:00:00

RANCHO SANTA FE, Calif., March 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Sunny" and "Angel" may look like normal foals. But their veterinarian and the care providers at Helen Woodward Animal Center's Equine Hospital know that they're anything but normal. These babies and their mother, a 9-year-old mare named "Lena," overcame unbelievable odds just to be born! "This is the first time since we opened the hospital in 1986 that Helen Woodward Animal Center (HWAC) has had a pair of twin foals under our...

2010-02-24 08:00:00

BOULDER, Colo., Feb. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Active Interest Media, Inc. (AIM, www.aimmedia.com) today announced it has acquired all equine titles and online properties published by the Source Interlink Media division of Source Interlink Companies, Inc. (Source, www.sourceinterlink.com) and by Horse Media Group (HMG, www.horsemediagroup.com). Effective today, AIM's new publishing group will cover all facets of the equine industry and will include the largest and most respected titles in the...

2010-01-05 08:10:00

Sandra Olsen of the Carnegie Museum of Natural History describes how she and her colleagues, with support from NSF, discovered evidence of the early beginnings of horse domestication in Kazakhstan Paleolithic hunters in Europe and Asia began exploiting horses for meat thousands of years ago, yet the origin of horse domestication long has eluded archaeologists--for some captivating reasons. One of the biggest reasons is that for many centuries, horse skeletons did not significantly differ in...

2009-08-14 14:27:46

The U.S. horse-breeding organization, The Jockey Club, says the 2010 crop of Thoroughbred foals could be the smallest in at least 33 years. Matt Iuliano, vice president of registration services for the official registrar for Thoroughbred breeding, said in a statement recent reports from mare breeders indicate only 30,000 foals may be registered in 2010, The (Louisville, Ky.) Courier-Journal said Friday. The predicted 2010 total of 30,000 would be the lowest foal tally since 1976 when 28,809...

2009-08-10 07:30:00

Contribution will help fund The Trevor Helpline and organization's other programs that assist LGBTQ youth LOS ANGELES, Aug. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Trevor Project, the non-profit organization that operates the only nationwide, around-the-clock crisis and suicide prevention helpline for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth, today announced that it has received a major donation from Daniel Radcliffe, the critically-acclaimed star of the "Harry Potter"...

2009-06-01 09:25:00

The first analysis of the effect of habit changes on migrating grazers Densely packed wildebeests flowing over the Serengeti, bison teeming across the Northern Plains"”these iconic images extend from Hollywood epics to the popular imagination. But the fact is, all of the world's large-scale terrestrial migrations have been severely reduced and a quarter of the migrating species are suspected to no longer migrate at all because of human changes to the landscape. A recently published...

2009-02-23 06:00:00

"Unique portability . . . Fast scan . . . low operating cost," says veterinary school's clinician KENNETT SQUARE, Pa., Feb. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Universal Medical Systems, Inc. (UMS) of Ohio, the leading worldwide supplier of innovative veterinary computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) systems, recently unveiled EQUUS One -- the world's first equine-dedicated, portable, battery-operated CT scanner -- at the New Bolton Center in Kennett Square, Pa., the large-animal...

2009-01-02 15:36:00

HOUSTON, Jan. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Equus Total Return, Inc. (NYSE: EQS) (the "Fund") announces a write down of its debt and equity investment in Nickent Golf, Inc. ("Nickent"). The write down from $8.43 million to $180,000 is based on Nickent's current financial condition and the effects of the market economy on Nickent's business. The remaining fair value of the Fund's investment represents a short-term loan secured by certain accounts receivable of Nickent. Today's write down...

2009-01-01 11:38:10

British actor Daniel Radcliffe, star of the Harry Potter films, says he would like to perform in musicals after a recent New York performance. The Daily Telegraph (Britain) said Thursday that after making his on-stage singing debut at the New York charity gala, Broadway Cares, the 19-year-old actor said he would like to see additional singing roles in his future. The actor, who plays the title role in the successful Harry Potter films, performed at the charity gala as part of his touring role...

2008-09-28 06:00:14

By Randy McMullen Young Daniel Radcliffe debuted as a Broadway actor. Clay Aiken and Lindsay Lohan came out. And Joan Rivers once again got defensive when someone suggested that her comedy was in poor taste and not funny (hey, we can relate). CLAY AND LINDSAY'S COMING-OUT PARTY: Clay Aiken confirmed to People magazine his longtime secret that pretty much everyone already knew: Yes "... he thinks Paula Abdul's a little loopy. Seriously, his confirmation that he's gay surprised almost no...

Latest Equus Reference Libraries

Vyatka horse
2014-07-03 13:28:21

The Vyatka, sometimes known as Viatka, is an endangered breed of horse that is native to Kirov Oblast, mainly in the Udmurt Replublic, Russian Federation. It may have been developed in the 1500s by settlers to the region, who imported Estonian horses for working in the mines. It may also have Konik pony blood. In 1917, the Vyatka was almost extinct, but preservation efforts were implemented and the breed increased to 560 in 2003. In 2007 the Vyatka was placed on the UN's Food and...

Tersk Horse
2014-06-27 16:31:46

The Tersk is a breed of horse that originated in the Northern Caucasus mountains of Russia during the 1920s and 1940s. By the end of the 1920s, the breed almost became extinct, but the population increased due to adding two Strelets to the bloodline and by 1948 the Tersk Horse was recognized. Many different breeds had an impact on the development of the Tersk with Strelets Arabians being the main bloodline of the Tersk. Later Arabian, Don, Kabarda, Thoroughbred, Russian Don and other mares...

Silesian horse
2014-06-25 14:01:44

The Silesian is a breed of horse originating from Silesia, Poland. Horse breeds that influenced the Silesian were mainly Thoroughbred and Oldenburg, but also East Friesian and German Halfbred occasionally used. To keep the breed from becoming extinct after World War II, imported stallions were used. In 2008, there were 5000 Silesian horses. The current stud book was formed in 1961. There are two types of Silesian horses, The old type stallions stand between 61.2 inches and 65.2 inches...

Russian Trotter Horse
2014-06-25 13:43:55

The Russian Trotter is a breed of horse originating in Russia by crossbreeding the Standardbred and the Orlov Trotter. It became the fastest trotter in the world but of low quality. Between the years of 1890 and 1914, 156 Standardbred stallions and 220 mares were imported to the United States. Further infusions of Standardbred and Orlov Trotter are still being added today. Certain standards have been set forth by the Russians to improve the breed. Mares can stand no less than 61.2 inches...

Russian heavy draft horse
2014-06-25 13:34:45

The Russian Heavy Draft is a breed of horse originating in the former Soviet Union and officially registered in 1952. It was developed by crossbreeding Russian mares with warmblood and draft horses like Orlov Trotter, Percheron and Ardennes in the mid-1880s. It is short and muscular with a thick mane and tail. The neck is well crested and thick. Its average height is 59 inches and reaches maturity earlier than most other breeds. The legs are short and lightly feathered, ideal for pulling...

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