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

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

Equitana 1999

The third annual Equitana USA, held June 10-13 in Louisville, Ky., included an array of presentations, exhibits, clinics, and demonstrations, ranging from horse health to training methods to how to become a better rider. Following are some of th Read More

Clemson University Discovery Could Be Used For Fescue Toxicosis

A medication used to treat nausea is now helping horse breeders produce healthier mares and foals and may someday help address problems of infertility in humans. Dee L. Cross, a Clemson University animal scientist, Read More

U.S., EU Sign Veterinary Equivalency Agreement To Facilitate Trade

Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman today announced that the United States has signed a new agreement with the European Union, paving the way for mutual recognition of animal health systems and easier resolution of related Read More

EEE In Horse & Ratite Populations In Louisiana

The deaths of about 200 emus in mid-June come on the heels of nine horse deaths within a multi-parish area during the past eight weeks all confirmed to be caused by Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE).

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Equine Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy Offered At Purdue

A new, non-invasive veterinary treatment utilizing high pressure waves to alleviate equine bone and tendon ailments—including navicular disease and degenerative joint disease of the lower hock joints—was initiated at the Read More

North Dakota Horse Owners Alerted Of EIA

Several recent, confirmed cases of equine infectious anemia (EIA) are a warning to North Dakota horse owners to be aware of the possibility that their horses may have contacted the disease, says the state Read More

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