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.

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The National Animal Health Monitoring System’s (NAHMS) Equine ’98 Study was designed to provide the horse industry with information on the nation’s equine population for education and research. Sponsored by the USDA Animal and Plant Health Read More

AAEP Convention Preview: Professional Development

Are you sometimes worried that your veterinarian will break down before your horse? Stress is a common problem in the lifestyle that goes along with treating animals while traveling long distances. Besides the stress of doing a good job and 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 announced a renewal of their strategic partnership at the 45th annual AAEP convention held in Albuquerque, N.M. The goal of the partnership is t Read More

Olympic Contender Survives Colic

In May, colic almost took the life of the Dutch Warmblood gelding Grandeur, who was days away from a bid for the 2000 U.S. Olympic dressage squad.

With his rider, 1996 dressage team bronze medalist Steffen Peters, 12-year-old Grandeur wa Read More

Equine Veterinary Books Available

The W.B. Saunders Company offers a catalog that features a variety of in-depth equine medicine and surgery books for veterinarians. In addition, W.B. Saunders invites professional authors to submit proposals for editorial evaluation.

The Read More


General Resident Horse Management

More than 13% of operations with fewer than two resident horses reported the horses never left the operation, compared to 1% of operations with 20 or more horses. Operations Read More

Scholarships Granted

Two high school seniors with a dedication to the well-being of horses have been named Year 2000 Scholarship recipients by Horse Daily Planner Publications. First place winner Kari Fisher of Rockwell, N.C., received $1,200 toward her tuition at the Read More

AAEP Convention Topics Preview: Lameness/Injury

The latest information on scores of topics is presented at the AAEP convention; we can't report on them all, but we do try to bring you a representative sampling. This year, many of the topics can be grouped into five categories: fighting Read More

AAEP Convention Preview: State-of-the-Art Topic

Milne Lecture Features 3-D Anatomy Software

The Frank J. Milne Lecture is named for AAEP past president and distinguished life member Frank J. Milne. Each year, the lecture focuses on subjects and techniques considered Read More

AAEP Convention Topics Preview: Predicting Performance

If only we could accurately predict a horse's future athletic performance, we'd know which horses on which to spend our fortunes. Many early factors in estimating a yearling's potential have been proven correct, others false, and there's many fo Read More

One More Human West Nile Case In NJ

Laboratory testing and analysis completed last week by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have confirmed that a fifth New Jersey resident was infected with the West Nile virus (WNV) this past summer.

The Read More

Seattle Slew Returning To Breeding Shed

Triple Crown winner Seattle Slew is heading back to the breeding shed in 2001 after recovering from neck surgery in April and passing recent semen tests that indicate his fertility problems were temporary.

Robert Clay, owner of Three Read More

BHS Warns of Unscrupulous Dealers

The British Horse Society (BHS) recently issued a warning to British horse owners about the dangers of unscrupulous dealers. BHS reports that dealers have been advertising in equestrian magazines for “companion” horses. Owners sell horses to Read More

Youth Horse Leaders Will Meet in Colorado

The annual National Youth Horse Leaders Symposium held by the American Youth Horse Council will be held on February 2-3, 2001 at the Doubletree Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

The Symposium provides an exceptional opportunity to Read More

AAEP Names Tom Lenz New Vice President

Thomas R. Lenz, DVM, MS, has been named the 2001 vice president of the American Association of Equine Practitioners.  The appointment was announced in August during the AAEP Board of Directors meeting in Gleneden Beach, Ore.  He will Read More

AAEP Honors Two With New Service Award

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) has named R. Bruce Hollett, DVM, MS, and Mrs. Lucy Kester as the recipients of its first-ever Distinguished Service Award.  The honor recognizes individuals who have provided exemplary Read More

Gary L. Carpenter to Receive AAEP Stubbs Award

Executive vice president and executive director of The Jockey Club Gary L. Carpenter has been selected as the 2000 recipient of the George Stubbs Award, presented by the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP).  The award Read More

USGS Researchers: West Nile Moves Bird-to-Bird

Scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey said recently that the West Nile Virus can be transmitted from bird-to-bird in a confined laboratory setting. It had been thought that the virus was only transmitted through mosquito bites. Read More

Three To Be Honored As AAEP Distinguished Life Members

Three past presidents of the American Association of Equine Practitioners will be honored with the group's 2000 Distinguished Life Member award.  James Coffman, DVM, Gary Lavin, VMD, and Robert Shideler, DVM, will be recognized for their Read More

Public Meeting on Veterinary Biologics To Be Held

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service's Center for Veterinary Biologics is announcing its tenth annual public meeting to discuss regulatory and policy issues related to the manufacture, distribution, and Read More

USDA Amends Regulations on Horses From Spain

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is amending the requirements for health certificates accompanying imported Spanish pure breed horses from Spain which specify whether or not the horses were raised on breeding premises.

Instead, APHIS Read More

Old Habits Dies Of Heart Attack

Champion and All American Derby (Grade 1) Quarter Horse Racing winner Old Habits died Tuesday morning of an apparent heart attack after a gallop at the San Luis Rey Downs training center. Trainer Danny Cardoza was ponying Old Habits off the trac Read More

European Union Increases Equine Import Restrictions

The European Commission of the European Union (EU) has notified the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Heath Inspection Service (APHIS) that import restrictions have been expanded to horses from Pennsylvania due to Read More

Task Force Meets To Discuss Governance Of U.S. Equestrian Sport

Members of the American Horse Shows Association (AHSA)/United States Equestrian Team (USET) Strategic Planning Initiative Task Force met at the Newark International Airport in Newark, New Jersey on Nov. 6 to discuss the future governance of Read More

Delaware Horse Tests Positive for West Nile Virus

The Delaware Department of Agriculture has confirmed that a horse from a farm on the northwest side of Clayton has tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV). This is the first appearance of the virus in Delaware.

The horse was first Read More