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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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

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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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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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

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

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

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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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

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

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.

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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