While reindeer are the animals usually most associated with Christmas, horses take first place in the eyes of those who consider the London International Horse Show one of the city’s most stirring and festive holiday events.
First established in 1907, it takes place this year from December 14th-20th at the Olympia (Hammersmith Road; 44-11-59-934-422; www.olympiahorseshow.com) with all the pomp and ceremonial splendor of the early days — as well as a roster of exciting contemporary spectacles.
Thorn BioScience, a subsidiary of CreoSalus Inc., has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval for its SucroMate Equine, indicated to regulate ovulation in mares. The injection increases the likelihood of conception during breeding for both natural bred and artificially inseminated horses, according to the Louisville, Ky.-based company.
It is the first FDA approved drug of its kind developed and manufactured in Kentucky, the company noted. SucroMate will be manufactured in CreoSalus’ Class 5 aseptic clean room under the FDA’s current Good Manufacturing Process.
Reserve set at $3,000; $10,000 buys any of the 15 immediately.
The 15 unsold Horse Mania horses are on the auction block again, this time on eBay. And just because they didn't sell at Friday's Horse Mania auction at Keeneland doesn't mean no one wants them.
"We've been getting phone calls and tons of messages every day," Robbie Morgan, campaign manager and volunteer coordinator for LexArts, said Wednesday afternoon. "It is obvious there was more interest in the horses than what was apparent at the auction."
A shield-toothed horse-dragon may sound like a mythical creature, but the newly described dinosaur once roamed the U.S. West, a new study says.
The 125-million-year-old herbivore Hippodraco scutodens—whose partial skull and skeleton were unearthed in 2004 in eastern Utah—has a long, low skull like a horse's and a mouth filled with shield-shaped teeth.