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2014 AjPHA Youth World Championship Show

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The American Paint Horse Association is celebrating the successful conclusion of its 2014 AjPHA Youth World Championship Show, which was took place June 27–July 5 at Will Rogers Memorial Center in Fort Worth, Texas, in conjunction with the NSBA Color of Money Show June 23–26.

In addition to naming 80 world champions over the course of nine days, the Youth World Show featured a total of 97 classes and paid out more than $138,000 in cash and prizes.

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Toxic Household Items

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As caring pet owners, we are typically well aware of the various dangers that threaten our furry friends’ safety. Keeping their vaccinations up to date, making sure they are properly groomed, and providing them with the most nutritious food to ensure good health are just a few things that we tend to with the utmost importance. However, numerous pet-poisonous items commonly found around our households are often overlooked and can be detrimental to our pets’ lives.

A large variety of household plants, foods, and chemicals that are considered safe for human use are toxic to our pets. Some of the most

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Mange and Your Dog

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We love for our pets to play outdoors with their friends, but owners should be cautious about the dangers that lurk there.

You've probably heard the term "mangy mutt" referring to a poor dog with a ratty, patchy coat. That's actually how dogs with sarcoptic mange really look. Mange is a condition caused by an infestation of a specific type of mite that is too tiny to be seen with the naked eye.

"In this country, primarily dogs get sarcoptic mange, or scabies," said Dr. Alison Diesel, lecturer at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. "It can be transmitted and carried by other wild canids including coyotes and foxes."

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Legendary show jumping horse Sapphire has died at age 19

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Legendary show jumping horse Sapphire has died at age 19

The United States show jumping community has lost one of its legends in Sapphire, the longtime partner of rider McLain Ward. Sapphire died on Sunday, June 22 due to complications from colic, according to the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF). Sapphire was officially retired from competition in 2012.

 

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Snakebit!

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Snakes commonly found in the United States can cause serious injury to a horse. Horses are at the top of the list of sensitivity to snakebites and are followed in order by sheep, cows, goats, dogs, pigs, and cats. However, because a lethal dose of venom is based on body weight, most horses and cows are simply too large for snakes to kill. Other factors that affect the severity of the bite are:

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