Apr 26 - May 2, 2012 

A horse named Stretch just after he arrived at Four Corners Equine Rescue
Courtesy of Debbie Coburn

News Feature

Spurring Change

The aftermath of the NY Times horse-racing exposé

By Christie Chisholm

The thing that hooked Debbie Coburn into nonprofit horse care: a 50,000-horse-long pee line. That’s the odd name for a controversial practice. Coburn explains that pregnant mares excrete a hormone in their urine that can be readily absorbed by humans. “There are pharmaceutical companies who buy the urine from farmers who collect it,” she says. The companies extract the hormone from PMU (pregnant mare urine) and put it in hormone replacement therapy drugs.

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Bugman

The Crawlies

Got you under my skin

By Richard Fagerlund
Twenty years ago, pest control expert Richard “Bugman” Fagerlund would get maybe one call a month about someone who said they felt imaginary bugs crawling on them. Today, he gets them almost on a daily basis.

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Answer Me This

By Marisa Demarco
What do you know about last week?

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Odds & Ends

By Devin D. O’Leary
Funny because it happens to someone else.

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Letters

The readers write.

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