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

Equine Infectious Anemia In Alberta, Canada

Equine infectious anemia (EIA), a deadly equine virus carried by horseflies and mosquitoes, has forced veterinarians to destroy more than 120 horses in Alberta, Canada, this year, a federal agency says.

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Australian Snafu Allows Clearance Of EIA Mare

Australian quarantine officials are investigating how a sample-labeling mix-up threatened to bring New Zealand's horse industries to a halt less than two months before the scheduled arrival of shuttle stallions from North Read More

USDA Lifts Requirements For Horses From Australia And New Zealand

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has exempted horses imported from Australia and New Zealand from testing for dourine and glanders, two potentially fatal equine diseases not known to exist in the United States, during Read More

New UK Highway Code Recognizes Riders Safety Needs

The new Highway Code in the UK contains welcome instructions to drivers about the need to take care when passing horses on the roads, thanks to persistent lobbying by the British Horse Society (BHS).

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Owners Asked To Make Plans In Case Of Inability To Care For Animals

The British Horse Society (BHS) has released photos of a pure-bred Arab stallion, Prince Darkhano, currently resident in the Society's Oxhill Rescue Centre, as a real-life illustration of what can happen if a horse owner Read More

AHC Opposes 100% Tariff On European Oats

Because of a trade skirmish with the European Union involving bananas and beef, American horse owners and breeders may be paying more for their horse feed in the near future.

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Retirement Program Designed To Assist Equines, Humans

Many fashionably bred horses retire from the racetrack to a second career in the breeding business, but that's not an option for some others. Enter John Stuart, president of the bloodstock agency Bluegrass Thoroughbred Read More

Update On Horses Injured From Oklahoma Tornadoes

Upon returning from Oklahoma after seeing the destruction from the tornadoes that swept through the area on May 3, Emergency Animal Rescue Service (EARS), a part of the United Animal Nations (Read More

EEE Is Suspected In Louisiana

As of May 21, eastern equine encephalitis has been noted as the probable cause of the deaths of two horses in Louisiana, one in St. James Parish and the other in Lafourche Parish, according to Bob Odom, Commissioner of Read More

Two Michigan Horses Die From Rabies

Two horses have been diagnosed, and died as the result of rabies during the month of April in Michigan. The first horse was from Casco Township in St. Clair County, and the second was from Deckerville in Sanilac County. The Read More

Kosovo Atrocities Affect Horses

The World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) is preparing for action to aid livestock and pets in war-torn Kosovo when the bombs stop falling. WSPA's Trevor Wheeler, along with colleagues, recently was sent to Read More

Illinois Chiropractor Forced To Respond To Warnings

An Illinois chiropractor has been warned by the State of Nevada Office of the Attorney General not to conduct his animal chiropractic seminars there.

Dr. Daniel Kamen, a chiropractor from Read More

Winning Jockey Allegedly Used 'Buzzer'

Officials with Oaklawn Park and the Arkansas Racing Commission announced April 15 they have uncovered evidence that has led them to believe jockey Billy Patin had an electrical device in his possession when he rode longshot Read More

Corn Spills The Beans

"Interrogate" corn kernels under strobe lights and they may admit aloud that they're harboring a toxin-producing fungus. Nowadays, Agricultural Research Service scientists with specially programmed computers find such Read More

Pasture Management Tips to Minimize Carbohydrate Content

Carbohydrate research done on forages, though not specific on carbohydrate type, has provided information on pasture management that owners can use to manage their horses' intake of carbohydrates. This is particularly of interest to owners with Read More

Kentucky Set For Drug-Testing Upgrade

A move by the Kentucky Racing Commission to upgrade equine drug-testing standards in the state has stirred the pot in a simmering conflict between those who believe change is long overdue, and those who see it as a veiled Read More

False EIA-Positive Mustang Foals Go Up For Adoption

Twelve Mustang foals will be among horses offered for adoption at a Bureau of Land Management (BLM) adoption in Stillwater, Okla., April 10. Ten gentled and halter-trained geldings, 12 untrained mares, and four gentled jack Read More

Equine Encephalitis Detected In Mexico And South America

Three new equine encephalitis locations have been detected in Mexico as of Feb. 20, 1999, according to ProMED (Program for Monitoring Emerging Diseases). The disease is continues to be present in two other locations, accordin Read More

Strangles Identified In Florida

Complaints indicating an outbreak of Streptococcus equi (strangles) in the area led the Animal Disease Control for the state's Department of Agriculture to conduct an investigation in Davie, Fla. The investigation took place March 5 and Read More

Hendra Virus Returns To Australia

The Australian Animal Health Laboratory has confirmed that the Hendra virus (HeV), otherwise known as equine morbillivirus, has made a third appearance in Australia. According to ProMED (Program for Monitoring Emerging Diseases), "The diagnosis Read More

Update: Clean Bill Of Health For EIA-Positive Mustang Foals

Eleven Mustang foals taken to Oklahoma State University last summer when they tested positive for equine infectious anemia (EIA) now have tested negative. A temporary restraining order filed by the International Society for Read More

EIA Positive Horses Detected In Florida

Five horses located west of New Smyrna Beach, Fla., have tested positive for equine infectious anemia, an infectious disease that can be fatal. All five horses which tested positive for EIA antibodies came from a single premise (farm) that house Read More

UF Researcher, New Techniques Help Reconstruct Ancient Diets

Out of the mouths of long-dead animals come stories of vanished landscapes, ancient weather and the way the creatures lived and died.

With a unique combination of two scientific techniques, Read More

1999 Federal Grazing Fee Announced

The grazing fee for Western public lands administered by the Bureau of Land Management and the Forest Service will be $1.35 per animal unit month (AUM) in 1999, which is the same amount charged in 1998. The formula used for Read More

Ash Fork Update

Since August, 1998, twelve horses and a mule have died in the Ash Fork, Ariz., area after displaying similar symptoms. Although the exact cause of the illness has not been specifically determined, evidence gathered by several Read More