Last week’s headlines from around the world… straight from the horse’s mouth. Compiled by Amanda Ronan.
February 23 ~ UPDATE! Brainerd Dispatch reports missing horse Jagger has been found!
February 24 ~ The Inquirer reports Midge Leitch, one of the first female equine practitioners to become board-certified and who served as veterinarian to the U.S. Equestrian Team, died Saturday, Feb. 15.
February 25 ~ Horsetalk.co.nz notes British charity World Horse Welfare has laid down the gauntlet for the country’s experienced horse owners, inviting them to take on “project” horses. In a related story, Daily Mail UK says World Horse Welfare estimates there are currently 7,000 abandoned horses roaming the country freely.
February 26 ~ The Washington Times reports polo star Carlos Gracida has died following an accident during a match in Florida. In a related story, Metro UK outlines he was the former polo coach of Prince William and Harry.
February 26 ~ Independent.ie broadcasts despite valiant efforts by rescue crews, a horse trapped in a drain passed away in Ireland. Warning! Graphic photo.
February 27 ~ Horsetalk.co.nz reports the identification of a new pregnancy-supporting hormone in horses has resolved a reproductive mystery that has puzzled scientists for decades, and it may have important implications for sustaining human pregnancies. In a related story, Under the Button details Penn Vet has a live webcam on foal watch!
February 27 ~ The Tennessean details the bill U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., is calling for. Which includes scientific tests to detect soring instead of manual checks, though the bill allows the controversial tall shoes and ankle chains.