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

Vesicular Stomatitis Virus Update

Colorado reported one new vesicular stomatitis virus (VSV) investigation during the week ending Jan. 8, 1999. This new investigation and one investigation formerly pending were both negative. One formerly positive premises located in Read More

Major Public Relations Agency Hired To Develop 5-Year

BSMG, the public relations division of Bozell International, the agency that developed the successful "Milk Moustache" campaign, has been hired by the Horse Industry Alliance to develop a 5-year Marketing Plan that has an objective of raising $1 Read More

Kentucky Equine Research Will Host Annual Nutrition Conference

Kentucky Equine Research (KER) will host its ninth annual Equine Nutrition Conference on April 26-27, 1999, in Lexington, Ky.

The conference will feature presentations by world leaders in equine nutrition and exercise physiology, Read More

Wild Horses Shot To Death

On Sunday and Monday, December 27 and 28, twenty-five horses were found shot to death in or near Devil's Flat valley, Nevada. An additional six horses were found via a helicopter search on Tuesday, December 29. A total of Read More

VS Update -- 12/24//98

Colorado reported no new VS investigations during the week ending December 24, 1998. Two formerly VS positive premises were released from quarantine, one each in Larimer and Weld counties. Five positive VS premises remain Read More

Smoke But No Fire In Tricky Cigar Saga

Plans for a permanent home for two-time Horse of the Year Cigar are no closer to completion than in November when The Blood-Horse reported the decision was in the hands of management of Assicurazioni Generali, the Read More

Screwworm Case Confirmed In Texas

The flesh-eating screwworm, a pest which had been officially eradicated from the United States and Mexico, has surfaced in West Texas. Still uncertain when or where this pest entered the country, state and federal livestock Read More

MSU Board Hires Architect For Equine Performance Center

The first step towards construction of a Michigan State University facility devoted to the care of the nation's performance horse population was taken Friday, Dec. 11, when the university's Board of Trustees hired an Read More

Veterinarians Make Concerns Known To NTRA

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association has been told of concerns by the veterinary community in regard to its Task Force on Drug Testing and Racing Integrity, and the fact that a veterinarian is not on the task force. Read More

Tendon Drug Bapten Removed From Market

Bapten, a medication that has shown promise in the treatment of bowed tendons, has been taken off the market because of reports of a troubling side effect. A prepared statement from Boehringer Ingelheim, the pharmaceutical Read More

Two Horses Die Of Stab Wounds

Two horses died and seven others were injured from stab wounds in the morning hours of Dec. 5, 1998, according to police in the rural western Arkansas town of Barling. Sergeant Powell of the Barling Police Department said thi Read More

VS Update 11/21/98

The news on the VS outbreak is good according to the USDA. As of November 21, 1997, Utah had four counties with positive cases of VS, Colorado had seven counties, Arizona had one county, and New Mexico had four Read More

Decision Nears On New Home For Cigar

With fertility treatments apparently complete, a decision on a permanent home for Cigar is awaiting final approval from a superior at Assicurazioni Generali, the insurance company that now owns the two-time Horse of the Year. Read More

VS Update -- 11/13/98

Colorado reported one new VS investigation during the week ending November 13, 1998, which was positive. The positive premises was located in Larimer County. No additional positive premises were found. Ten premises formerly Read More

Frozen Pipes...Are You Prepared For Winter?

On February 5, 1996, Freddie and Erica Chalmers of South Carolina went off to work as they would any other day. However, this would be no ordinary day for the Chalmerses. When they returned home that evening, their home had Read More

Secretariat Wins His Place On Postage Stamp

Secretariat won his latest race by a margin the big chestnut was unfamiliar with at the racetrack—a nose.

The 1973 Triple Crown winner will be remembered as one of 15 subjects for a Read More

California Voters Outlaw Horse Slaughter For Food

“Notwithstanding any other provision of law, it is unlawful for any person to possess, to to import into or export from the state, or to sell, buy, give away, hold, or accept any horse with the intent of killing, or having Read More

VS Update As Of 10/30/98

Colorado reported two new investigations during the week ending October 30, 1998, both of which are pending. Six formerly VS infected premises were removed from quarantine, four of these were located in Weld County and one Read More

New Agreement Provides More Protection For Wild Horses

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) have entered into an agreement to help ensure that wild horses under federal care are not slaughtered. "This agreement closes an avenue Read More

A New Theory About Equine Foot Physiology

A Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine researcher has pieced together a new picture of equine foot physiology that suggests vascular systems in horse hooves function in much the same way that air- or Read More

VS Update As Of 10/16/98

Colorado reported eight new investigations during the week ending October 16, 1998, of which three were VSV positive premises. Two of these premises were located in Larimer County and one in Weld County. Five formerly VSV Read More

Clues To Horse Extinction Point To Grass, Climate Change

What caused the extinction of many equine species and other mammals 6 million years ago? Read More

EIA Reservoir Implications

Charles Issel, DVM, PhD, spoke about the implications of reservoirs of Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) at a seminar hosted by the University of Kentucky's Gluck Equine Research Center in Lexington, Ky. Issel began by stating Read More

EIA Positive Horses Found In Germany

Nine horses tested positive for Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) antibodies in the Augsburg area of Bavaria, Germany, with one of the horses showing clinical signs of the disease, according to Dr. Hofherr of Germany's Ministry Read More

Louisiana Veterinarians Put On Alert For EEE

Veterinarians in southwest Louisiana have been advised to stay on the lookout for Eastern Equine Encephalomyelitis in horses (EEE). The Louisiana State Health Department has put veterinarians in this part of state on alert Read More