Recent News for Horse Care

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Safe Havens and Veterinary Services Needed for Hurricane Katrina's Equine Refugees

August 31, 2005

Place Your Facility on the USEF Hurricane Equine Relief List

(Lexington, KY) – As Americans view the newscasts of the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina it is clear that both humans and animals require immediate emergency... Read More

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Deworming Principles (Book Excerpt)

August 30, 2005

A thorough parasite control program involves a complete understanding of helpful management practices and knowing how different types of dewormers work.... Read More

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Katrina Strands Many; Rescuers Wait for Evaluation of Worst Hit Areas

August 30, 2005

Katrina's fury has been felt widespread in Louisiana and Mississippi, scattering storms and high winds across hundreds of square miles. Many horse owners are likely stranded in the storm's wake, says Bonnie Clark, publisher of the Horseman's... Read More

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Fair Grounds Racetrack Damage Unknown; Track Used as Staging Area

August 30, 2005

As Hurricane Katrina moved through New Orleans, La., Monday, the Fair Grounds racetrack sustained some structural damage and the track's parking lot was being used as a staging area from which rescue vehicles and personnel could... Read More

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Damage on Louisiana Thoroughbred Farms Not as Bad as Expected

August 30, 2005

The damage of Hurricane Katrina on south Louisiana Thoroughbred farms wasn't as bad as originally feared, but it will take time to repair and replace fencing and barns, as well as remove debris and tree limbs.

"It's not as bad as I... Read More

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Katrina's Damage Minor at Florida Tracks

August 29, 2005

For the fourth time in less than a year, a hurricane has disrupted Calder Race Course's racing schedule and track president Ken Dunn says he has seen enough.

"Making plans for a storm is an expertise I wish I didn't have," Dunn said afte... Read More

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In Wait for Hurricane Katrina

August 29, 2005

Hurricane Katrina made landfall again this morning (Aug. 29) as a Category 4 storm, striking the Louisiana coastline days after damaging parts of south Florida, particularly Miami-Dade and Broward Counties. Florida and Louisiana equine... Read More

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Hurricane Evacuation Information for Louisiana Horse Owners

August 29, 2005

The Horseman's Guide of the South Central Region has joined efforts with the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry, Office of Animal Health Studies, State Veterinarian's Office in compiling information for a evacuation site... Read More

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Study Might Link American Robins to West Nile Virus

August 26, 2005

A recent DNA study of the blood consumed by 300 mosquitoes in Connecticut over the past three years found that 40% of them fed on American robins (Turdus migratorius), while only 1% fed on American crows (Corvus brachyrhynchos)... Read More

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Rabies Vaccination Revisited

August 23, 2005

Each year the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) releases a comprehensive report detailing the number of reported rabies cases in 49 states and Puerto Rico. The most up-to-date report, which details 2003 cases, reveals that more... Read More

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Identity Mix-Up Regarding Dubai Excellence

August 16, 2005

 By Ric Chapman with additional reporting

Authorities are conducting DNA testing to determine the identity of a horse shipped to stand in Australia after preliminary tests proved it is not Dubai Excellence. Th... Read More

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Tapeworm Treatment Time

August 15, 2005

Tapeworms (Anoplocephala perfoliata) are the only major variety of cestode, or flatworm, to infect horses. Recent studies have shown they are more plentiful in horses than previously thought and have described the harm they can do.... Read More

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Aggressive Treatment Key to Afleet Alex's Recovery

August 10, 2005

As Afleet Alex walked the shedrow for the second of three times Tuesday morning (Aug. 9), his ears were up and he was looking for peppermints from trainer Tim Ritchey. It was obvious the colt was happy being out of his stall and walking... Read More

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Practical Mosquito Control

August 09, 2005

In addition to vaccination, mosquito control is critical in protecting your horses against WNV. Here's quick review on controlling mosquito populations in your barn:

  • Eliminate areas of standing water through improved drainage, or... Read More

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Feed Label Laws

August 03, 2005

Oregon implemented a provisional equine feed label law on June 1 that would allow feed manufacturers to add non-structural carbohydrates (NSC) to the list of nutrient requirements already found on feed bags in that state. Adding NSC to the feed... Read More

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Sales Integrity Program Committee Addresses Concerns Over Surgery Disclosure

August 02, 2005

The monitoring committee for the Sales Integrity Program is taking action to address some consignors' concerns about how the Thoroughbred auction industry will handle the disclosure of invasive joint surgeries and other procedures designed to... Read More

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Eating Poop

August 01, 2005

Our first foal is 10 days old and has already been spotted eating manure. We have accepted the fact that eating manure is normal foal behavior and are trying to ignore it. A quick question: When should he get over this behavior? via e-mail... Read More

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Barn Aversion

August 01, 2005

 Our elderly Connemara gelding was unfortunately exposed in his stable to multiple bee stings on more than one occasion over a period of two weeks before the problem was figured out and fixed. He used to be very calm and content in the stable,... Read More

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What's New in Equine Vaccines?

August 01, 2005

For most of us, equine vaccines seem pretty simple and boring--halter and restrain horse, pop in a needle and release contents, then a short time later the horse will be protected against that disease. But it's a lot more complicated than that,... Read More

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Horses Still Learn While Tranquilized

August 01, 2005

You can teach a tranquilized horse, concluded Samantha Griffith, a graduate student in the Department of Animal Science at Auburn University, in a study she presented at the Equine Science Society Symposium May 31-June 3 in Tucson, Ariz.

Sh... Read More

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U.S. Equine Economic Impact Study Released

August 01, 2005

The horse industry in the United States contributes $39 billion in direct economic impact and generates about $102 billion in total spending, according to a detailed economic impact study released June 28.

"The Economic Impact of the Horse... Read More

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Killing Resistant Parasites

August 01, 2005

2005 EQUINE SCIENCE SOCIETY SYMPOSIUM, TUCSON, ARIZ., MAY 31-JUNE 3

"Parasite resistance has emerged as a dilemma in the livestock industry as many classes of parasites are becoming resistant to dewormers," began Meghan... Read More

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Bigger Thoroughbreds Sell Better

August 01, 2005

2005 EQUINE SCIENCE SOCIETY SYMPOSIUM, TUCSON, ARIZ., MAY 31-JUNE 3

"Pedigree, conformation, and the racing performance of siblings are the main selection criteria utilized by buyers to evaluate the athletic potential of... Read More

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EEE Hammers Florida; Veterinarians Recommend Vaccinating

August 01, 2005

Eastern equine encephalomyelitis (EEE) virus is quite active this year, and more than 120 cases have been reported in Florida. The state veterinarian's office in Tallahassee, Fla. predicts levels equal to 2003 in which there were 200 cases of EE... Read More

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When to Call the Vet?

August 01, 2005

Any list of clinical signs, conditions, or circumstances that should trigger a call for veterinary help could be endless. Due to the many subtleties and variables involved in episodes of injury or illness, a "do call vs. don't call checklist"... Read More