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

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

Veterinarian's Input On Olympics Horse Events Has Had Global Impact

The 1996 Summer Olympics may be over, but a success story involving veterinary medicine and horses that went virtually unnoticed then has had a lasting impact.

Despite the heat and humidity Read More

Out On A Limb: Young Burro Receives Artificial Leg At Colorado State

A five-month-old burro named Primrose got a leg up on life in the form of a prosthetic hind limb at Colorado State University recently, and her owner, a professional storyteller, put a happy ending on a sad tale. Read More

VS Update As Of 10/09/98

Colorado reported nine new investigations during the week ending October 9, 1998, of which five were VSV positive premises. In addition, four previous investigations were reported VSV positive premises. These nine premises Read More

Ontario Racing Commission Promises Probe Regarding Ill Horses

Several horses from trainer Mark Casse's barn at Woodbine racetrack were found ailing Oct. 2, which led to some speculation that the animals had been tranquilized. The Ontario Racing Commission has promised an investigation into an incident in Read More

New Surface At Sportsman's Park To Be Tested

Even while bulldozers and construction crews work to make Sportsman's Park accommodate auto racing, a small corner of the Stickney, Ill., facility will remain the preserve of the Thoroughbred horse.

On Sept. 30, Sportsman's Park Read More

VS Update 10/05/98

As of October 5, 1998, Arizona has been removed from Kentucky's list of embargoed states. Arizona was removed based on information received from the Arizona State Veterinarian's Office and the USDA indicating that Arizona is Read More

New Jersey EEE Update

Eastern equine encephalomyelitis (EEE) is a virus that is spread by mosquitoes and causes “sleeping sickness” in horses. It has been confirmed in nine N.J. horses on eight premises as of Oct. 1, according to New Jersey's Read More

VS Update 10/06/98

Arizona reported no new VS investigations during the week ending October 2, 1998, and one pending case was negative. Arizona has no premises under quarantine for VS.

Colorado reported 11 ne Read More

Stricter EIA Requirements Possible For North Carolina

According to M. A. Mixson, DVM, of North Carolina's State Veterinarian's office, stricter requirements concerning the testing for Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) is pending approval by the state's General Assembly. The North Read More