Alibi V.21 No.17 • April 26-May 2, 2012 
A horse named Stretch just after he arrived at Four Corners Equine Rescue

News Feature

Spurring Change

The aftermath of the NY Times horse-racing exposé

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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Answer Me This

What do you know about last week?

Odds & Ends

Funny because it happens to someone else.

The Bugman

The Crawlies

Got you under my skin

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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Please Don't Name it Tom Braidy

World’s Longest Braid

Witness a Guinness Book World Record attempt for the longest textile braid and make history with an interactive braiding bar for public participation.
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Image by Clarke Condé

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Planting Day

Help plant over 300 trees at the 3rd Annual Bosque Planting Day on Saturday, Feb. 22 from 9:30am to 3pm. RSVP by emailing Alejandría at alyons01@unm.edu, grab your gardening gloves and get on down to Bosque Cultural Healing Garden Project for a day of reforestation with volunteers revitalizing the Albuquerque Bosque. It’s free and open to arborists of all ages.

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