Recent News for Horse Care

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Biosecurity in a Large Animal Hospital

August 27, 2004

The veterinary profession--like human medicine--is placing new emphasis on infectious disease prevention in patient facilities. Bradford P. Smith, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, discussed this topic at the American College of Veterinary Medicine (ACVIM)... Read More

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AQHA Honors Texan Tom Nicks For Equine Public Service

August 26, 2004

American Quarter Horse Texan Tom Nicks of the Los Angeles Police Department Metropolitan Division Mounted Platoon recently won the Equine Public Service Award for 2004. This award is designed to honor American Quarter Horses who work in the... Read More

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Ulcers in Horses: Problems of Domestication

August 25, 2004

Domestication has created problems for the horse, including stomach ulcers. Stress of confinement and unnatural conditions, stress from emotional and physical aspects of athletic careers--all the stresses that go with trying to adapt to human managem... Read More

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ID Program Gets Funds, Suggestions

August 25, 2004

The push for the National Animal Identification Program has picked up momentum with formation of a consortium, the contribution of millions of dollars from the USDA, and recommendations from The Jockey Club on how equine identification should... Read More

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Hurricane Charley Update; How You Can Help

August 24, 2004

Things are settling down for the animals in Florida in the aftermath of Hurricane Charley, said Alan Schwartz of Days End Farm Horse Rescue of Lisbon, Md., on Aug. 23. "We treated a couple of horses, a bull, some pigs and goats, mostly for... Read More

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New Method of Counting Carbs

August 19, 2004

A new carbohydrate analysis method developed for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) might be able to help researchers answer some specific questions about equine forages. Until now, it has been difficult for forage... Read More

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Rescue Training and Exhibitions Held in Central Kentucky

August 18, 2004

"We are not here to re-invent the wheel," said Tomas Gimenez, DrMedVet, a professor at Clemson University, addressing a group of first-responders and equine rescue personnel at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington earlier this month. The event... Read More

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FDA Recommended Seizure on Illegal Horse Drugs Carried Out by United States Marshals Under Court Order

August 12, 2004

At the request of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky issued a seizure warrant on Aug. 11, 2004, for various illegally compounded drug products for use in horses found at BET Pharm... Read More

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BET Pharm Raid Update

August 12, 2004

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is recommending that horse owners and veterinarians who have products from BET Pharm, LLC, in Lexington, Ky., not use the products. "The owner should be consulting with their veterinarian to make a decision... Read More

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BET Warning Letter

August 12, 2004

November 17, 2003

WARNING LETTER

CIN-04-18828

Robert H. Douglas, Ph.D.

BET Pharm LLC

1222 Richmond Road

Lexington, KY 40502

Dear Dr. Douglas:

During an inspection of your facility... Read More

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New Drug Tried for Equine Heart Fibrillations

August 04, 2004

Veterinarians at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine believe they're the first to use an oral drug to resolve a chronic case of atrial fibrillation (irregular heartbeats) in a horse. ... Read More

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Smarty Jones Retired Due to Bone Bruises

August 04, 2004

Go Smarty Go--To Stud at Three Chimneys Farm 
By Ron Mitchell and Evan Hammonds

Smarty Jones, the Elusive Quality colt whose quest for the Triple Crown came up short in the Belmont Stakes (gr. I), has been retired due to... Read More

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Motion Filed in Federal Court to Exhume Saddlebred

August 03, 2004

A motion was filed on Aug. 2 for a court order to exhume the body of the sabotaged American Saddlebred Wild Eyed and Wicked from its burial site on Double D Ranch in Versailles, Ky. Lawyers on behalf of Sally and Joe Jackson filed the motion in... Read More

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AAEP's Focus on Joints

August 02, 2004

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) held its annual Focus meeting on July 22-24 at the Brown Hotel in Louisville, Ky., to commemorate the first gathering of the group 50 years ago at that site. A plaque was given to the hotel... Read More

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Tendons: Keep Them Moving

August 01, 2004

Like keeping the pistons of an engine lubricated for smooth, easy movement, the tendon sheaths of a horse function similarly by providing a friction-free environment in which tendons can move.... Read More

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Efficacy of Common Anti-Ulcer Medications in Racehorses

August 01, 2004

Gastric ulcers are so common in racing horses that many equine practitioners maintain their racing patients on anti-ulcer medications to prevent and treat gastric ulcers. Reports in the literature place the percentage of racing horses in trainin... Read More

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Feeding Horses With Laminitis

August 01, 2004

What do you feed a horse with laminitis? Nothing, plus a bit of hay is a common diet. Does it work? Yes, and no. Expert opinions and modern research are showing that, in some cases, nothing might be the wrong answer when it comes to feedstuffs,... Read More

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Equine Podiatry: Gaining a Foothold

August 01, 2004

The reason for this is that equine podiatry is still in its infancy, and while there are a lot of very intelligent people working to better understand the horse's foot, it's still a very complex structure with no real analogue in the human physique, ... Read More

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The Australian Take on Laminitis

August 01, 2004

The second most-common killer of our horses after colic is laminitis. The disease is a crisis, and it is often chronic and life-altering. It can be caused by illness unrelated to the foot, such as a retained placenta or grain overload. It can be... Read More

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Drugs for the Deworming War

August 01, 2004

How do you choose a dewormer when you're presented with a bewildering array of product types? ... Read More

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Would You Drink It?

August 01, 2004

Have you ever taken a really good look at all of your horse's water sources, whether he is drinking from a large tank, pond, or automatic waterer? Have you asked yourself, "Would I drink this water? Do I really expect my horse to drink it?" If... Read More

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Cryptorchidectomy Surgery

August 01, 2004

My stallion is going in for a cryptorchidectomy surgery (removal of a retained testicle). He has never bred any mares and is well behaved. This spring, his testicle started swelling on hot days and my veterinarian recommended the surgery. What is...... Read More

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Confusion About Substitute Drugs

August 01, 2004

Until approximately two years ago, I had my retired Quarter Horse on both Legend and Adequan. A change in our ... Read More

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21 Horses Lost in Kentucky Flooding

August 01, 2004

A Stanton, Ky., farm on the Red River lost 15 foals, five broodmares, and a stallion to flooding on May 30. Heavy rains rapidly forced waters higher in the already swollen river, and within three hours the river had covered pastures with up to... Read More

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Arizona Horse Attack Mystery Solved

August 01, 2004

The necks of more than 20 horses were mysteriously slashed near their jugular veins at Tanque Verde Guest Ranch in Tucson, Ariz., beginning in July, 2003. The attacks launched an investigation, and concern about area horses' safety erupted.... Read More