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

USDA Relieves Oklahoma Horse Import Restrictions

The USDA has added Oklahoma to the list of states approved to receive certain mares and stallions imported into the United States from regions affected with contagious equine metritis, a serious venereal disease of Read More

Notes From California Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory System

  • The California Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory System isolated H3N8 influenza virus demonstrating recent antigenic drift from the A2 Kentucky and Alaska influenza viruses. An influenza outbreak that started in September has continued to Read More

Four Star Course Taking Shape At Kentucky

Construction on the Cross-Country Course for the United States' first Four Star Three-Day Event to be held April 23-26 at the Kentucky Horse Park near Lexington has progressed to the extent that Course Designer Michael Etherington-Smith, Read More

Louisiana Scholarships

The Louisiana Veterinary Medical Association (LVMA) Equine Committee has pledged nearly $25,000 to the American Association of Equine Practitioners Foundation over a period of three years to fund scholarships for students in veterinary school at Read More

Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation Receives Donation

The Del Mar Thoroughbred Club donated $173,000 to 21 charities as a result of a successful 1996 meet. Among the recipients were the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation ($15,000), the University of California-Davis Equine Research Lab Read More

The Blood-Horse Debuts Lameness Video

The Blood-Horse Inc. has released a new video "Lameness in the Horse." This is the third video in The Blood-Horse New Video Collection. Read More

Regu-Mate Studies

Two studies involving the use of altrenogest (Regu-Mate) to control behavior of stallions appeared on the surface to have contradictory results. However, there was a key difference--age of the stallions involved--tha Read More

Knox Awarded AAEP/Pony Club Scholarship

Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine student Peter Knox was awarded the 1997 American Association of Equine Practitioners/United States Pony Club (USPC) scholarship awarded to a veterinary student who has been, or is Read More

Keeneland Donates To Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation

The Keeneland Association, a non-dividend -paying corporation that holds Thoroughbred racing and auctions in Lexington, Ky., recently donated $12,500 for equine medical research. The donation was made to the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Read More

Oxytocin And Maternal Recognition Of Pregnancy In Mares

It is well established that early conceptus loss (the embryo and its associated extra-embryonic membranes) is a major source of reproductive inefficiency in domestic animals. Early pregnancy in all mammals is characterized by a high fertilizatio Read More

Salmonella Antimicrobial Susceptibility

In the October 1996 issue of the Equine Disease Quarterly, Salmonella isolates from equine cases over a six-year period at the Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center (LDDC) were discussed. From June 1994 to June 1996, 3,340 equine Read More

Japanese Encephalitis

The report of Japanese encephalitis in Korea among recently imported horses re-emphasizes the serious consequences that can occur following the international movement of horses if appropriate preventive measures are not taken. Japanese Read More

National Reining Breeders Cup Created

The National Reining Breeders Cup was established in late summer of 1997 with the list of subscribed stallions already readying like a "Who's Who" in the reining world. The NRBC was created to give the offspring of Read More

When are Fillies Fertile?

At what age does a filly go into heat? Our 18-month-old Haflinger/Arab mix shows signs of coming into heat. Read More