The Horse Staff

The Horse: Your Guide To Equine Health Care is a monthly equine publication providing the latest news and information on the health, care, welfare, and management of all equids.

Articles by The Horse Staff

EVA Brochure Available

The potentially life-threatening disease equine viral arteritis (EVA) and its effect on young foals and pregnant mares are the subject of a new client-education brochure developed by the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP). Read More

AAEP Market View Launches Data Web Site

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP), in conjunction with Edward L. Blach, DVM, MS, MBA, has launched a new web site designed to provide equine marketing data to the horse industry and the companies who make and sell products Read More

Free Customized Deworming Programs Available

Customized deworming information is now available to horse owners nationwide when they visit Hoechst Roussel Vet’s interactive equine web site.

To access this distinctive site, go to Read More

Understanding the Young Horse

Training a young horse can be a daunting prospect for the non-professional horse owner. In Understanding The Young Horse, Les Sellnow, a lifelong horseman with a diverse background in various equestrian disciplines, provides a breaking Read More

American Association of Equine Practitioners and The Horse Renew Agreement

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) and The Horse: Your Guide To Equine Health Care renewed their strategic partnership at this week's 45th annual AAEP convention held in Albuquerque, N.M. The goal of the partnership i Read More

West Nile Virus Meeting

The USET and Stadium Jumping in conjunction with the Florida Division of the Animal Industry are sponsoring a meeting in Wellington, FL on December 20, 1999 to discuss the West Nile Virus and its effect on the equine. Nationally recognized Read More

NAHMS Infobite: Equine Management Practices

(From NAHMS Equine '98 Study)

Percent of Operations that Fed the Following Grain/Concentrate Sources (Feed Type), 1997

  • Unpelleted Sweet Feed: 57.2%
  • Unpelleted Grain: 42.9%
  • Grain Mix With Read More

NAHM Infobite: Transportation of U.S. Equids

The United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Animal Health Monitoring System (NAHMS) designed the Equine `98 Study to provide both participants and the equine industry with information on the United States' equine population for Read More

Bapten Discontinued By PR Pharmaceuticals

The equine tendon medication Bapten has been discontinued by its manufacturer, PR Pharmaceuticals, because of a lack of demand for the product. The expense and length of treatment involved with Bapten therapy kept the drug from becoming popular Read More

NC Approves Horse Feed Tax For Promotion

A North Carolina state referendum was passed with an 80% majority approving a tax of $2 on each ton of horse feed sold. According to the North Carolina Department of Agriculture, this will raise $200,000 annually for promotion of the horse Read More

Piedra Announces Equine Research Grants

The Piedra Foundation (TPF) awards several applied equine research grants each year to private equine practices with qualifying internship programs. Through these grants, funded by The Oak Tree Racing Association, TPF helps progressive equine Read More

Innovation From Tragedy -- Eventing Fence Designs Emphasize Safety

Three-day eventing, at its highest level, always has been acknowledged as a high-risk sport. Having evolved from a military test for cavalry horses and officers, it retains its emphasis on versatility, endurance, speed, and bravery--and more and Read More

Diagnon Corporation Announces Introduction Of Eqstend

Diagnon Corporation announced the introduction of Eqstend, a partially purified equine albumin, at the Bluegrass Equine Critical Care Symposium in Lexington, Ky., Oct. 25-26. Albumin is the main protein, of three blood plasma proteins, whic Read More

1977 Champion Filly Our Mims Enters ReRun Program

Thanks to Bourbon County Times writer Jeanne Mirabito, 25-year-old Our Mims now has a chance to live out her life in a manner befitting a racehorse who was once at the pinnacle of our sport.

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Equine Welfare Subject Of Dec. 8 Veterinary Association Forum

The welfare of one of man's most important animal companions will be the subject of the American Veterinary Medical Association's (AVMA) 1999 Animal Welfare Forum. The Forum will be held December 8, 1999 at the Albuquerque Convention Center in Read More

Report Of AHSA Investigation Into Horse Fatality

The American Horse Shows Association(AHSA) published on Sept. 13, 1999, the report of its findings in the investigation into the death of the horse "Barnum," ridden by John Williams at Fair Hill CCI*** in 1998. It concludes that the Read More

S.C. Humane Society To Sign Formal Agreement To Help Protect Federal Wild Horses And Burros

The South Carolina Humane Society has announced that they will sign a Formal Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the South Carolina Humane Society of the Midlands H.S.P.C.A., and the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Read More

USDA Proposes To Declare Morocco Free Of African Horse Sickness

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is proposing to remove Morocco from its list of countries considered to be affected with African horse sickness, a fatal viral disease. This change would relieve restrictions on the Read More

Summer Drought Affects Retirement Home For Horses

Ryerss Farm, a home for retired horses, is feeling the affects of this summer's drought that is affecting much of the United States. According to farm manager Tim Blevins, 70% of their feed and cash crops are ruined. “If you Read More

First National Wild Horse Satellite Adoption

Eighty-seven wild horses from Nevada will find new homes in 19 states after a lively competitive bidding session via satellite on August 6.

“Response to the first nationally televised Read More

New Zealand Declared EIA-Free

New Zealand has been declared free of equine infectious anemia after a recent mishap allowed an EIA positive horse into the country from Australia. On May 24 an EIA positive broodmare was imported to the Waikato region, North Read More

EEE Transcends State Line Into Mississippi

Eastern equine encephalitis has crossed state boundaries into Mississippi from Louisiana.

According to the Mississippi State Board of Animal Health, more than ten cases of EEE have been Read More

EEE Found In Michigan Horse

Michigan Department of Agriculture (MDA) Director Dan Wyant today announced that the first reported case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) this year has occurred in a horse in Barry County. This diagnosis was based on Read More

Don't Get Bucked Off By New Equine EIA Testing Law

Planning to sell Ol' Paint? After September 1, Texas law will require that equine, including horses, donkeys, mules, and asses, have a test for equine infectious anemia (EIA), (also known as "Coggins" or "Swamp Fever") within Read More

WEE Detected In Mosquitoes In Arizona

Arizona state livestock officials are warning horse owners to make sure their horses' vaccinations are up to date for a potentially fatal equine sleeping sickness—Western equine encephalitis. The Arizona Department of Health Read More