Horses around the World: Kashmir

A Kashmiri man on a horse rides past walls of snow on the Zojila Pass, about 68 miles north of Srinagar, in Indian-controlled Kashmir, Saturday. The Srinagar-Leh national highway connecting Ladakh to the Kashmir Valley was re-opened to traffic Saturday after remaining closed for nearly six months. Dar Yasin/AP

Featured Image: A Kashmiri man on a horse rides past walls of snow on the Zojila Pass, about 68 miles north of Srinagar, in Indian-controlled Kashmir, Saturday. The Srinagar-Leh national highway connecting Ladakh to the Kashmir Valley was re-opened to traffic Saturday after remaining closed for nearly six months. Dar Yasin/AP Horses suffer at the… Continue reading Horses around the World: Kashmir

Antivenin that saves life of Florida snake handler made from horses

Snake bite antivenin. Wyeth.

FRANCES ROBLES reporting for the Miami Herald writes: Snake handler Giselle Hosein was in the middle of her performance Saturday at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino near Hollywood, displaying a three-foot Indian cobra also known as “naja naja” when, as she placed the “spectacled” cobra back into its cage, it nipped the palm… Continue reading Antivenin that saves life of Florida snake handler made from horses

Pfizer consigns PMU horses to killing fields of Asia

Pfizer World Headquarters. Reuters.

"If anyone believes that the downsizing of the PMU industry here in North America is advantageous for the mares and foals who suffer at the hands of Big Pharma, they are sadly mistaken" -- Jane Allin The news in January 2009 of pharmaceutical giant Pfizer’s announcement to take over rival company Wyeth for $68 billion… Continue reading Pfizer consigns PMU horses to killing fields of Asia

All the King’s horses

By MAHESH RANGARAJAN DECCAN CHRONICLE The idea of the Arab horse, or the Persian, as a vastly superior breed would have been familiar in the days it was not just a ditty to hum or a song to sing. Amir Khusrau has written of “Sea borne, mountain and Tatar steeds” that took Ghazi Malik to… Continue reading All the King’s horses

Positive drugs tests for steroids shock horse racing in India

Written by SHAILENDRA AWASTHI, Times of India MUMBAI -- In a development that sent shockwaves through the racing fraternity, three top horses-Ocean and Beyond, Star Future and Eloise-belonging to three top trainers at the Mahalaxmi Racecourse have tested positive for the prohibited substance 'boldenone'. The substance was detected in the urine samples of the horses… Continue reading Positive drugs tests for steroids shock horse racing in India