Recent News for Horse Care

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Does Feeding Affect Behavior?

January 01, 2002

Next time you visit your local feed and tack store, peruse the horse supplement section. Chances are you will find at least one that claims to have a "calming" effect on horses. Whether or not these supplements live up to these claims is... Read More

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Wild Horse and Burro Management

January 01, 2002

"Be it enacted by the Senate and Horse of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, The Congress finds and declares that wild free-roaming horses and burros are living symbols of the historic and pioneer spirit of... Read More

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In the Aftermath of Birth--Retained Placenta

January 01, 2002

The birth of a foal is a wondrous event; if all goes well, it is over quickly as the mare goes through the three stages of labor. The first stage generally involves restlessness as the mare paces the stall, paws, lies down, gets back up, and... Read More

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West Nile Virus Site Launched for Horse Owners

December 27, 2001

Fort Dodge Animal Health has taken a proactive approach to keeping horse owners informed on the spread and dangers of West Nile virus (WNV) by launching an information-packed web site and developing educational literature.

In just two... Read More

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Wisconsin Veterinary School Gets Anderson Sling

December 27, 2001

A newly purchased Anderson sling will provide improved support for horses recovering from neurological problems or surgery at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine.

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International Horseshoeing Hall Of Fame Inducts Three Farriers

December 27, 2001

Three men who have dedicated their lives to the industry of horseshoeing have been named to the International Horseshoeing Hall Of Fame.

Members of the Class of 2002 include: Seamus Brady of Bridgewater, N.J., Henry Heymering of... Read More

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Mild Winter Weather: Affect on Horses

December 17, 2001

It is well-accepted that the foal losses and other problems seen in several states in the spring of 2001 were triggered by environmental factors, meaning weather. Farmers and livestock managers have known for years that weather conditions affect the ... Read More

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First Equine-Specific Metered Dose Inhaler Approved by FDA

December 03, 2001

If you’ve ever been diagnosed with asthma or chronic bronchitis, you’ve probably been prescribed a convenient inhaler that delivers your medication into your airway. For the first time, horses with recurrent airway... Read More

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Frostbite: The Bite of Winter

December 01, 2001

How can you tell if you horse has frostbite, and what should you do if your horse has frostbite? ... Read More

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Wintering a Geriatric Horse

December 01, 2001

Wintering the geriatric horse is somewhat more challenging, but can be successfully accomplished.... Read More

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How Smart is He? The Thinking Horse

December 01, 2001

I am writing a paper in my agricultural ethics class on the treatment of horses, and one of my discussions deals with the equality of horses to humans. My roommate and I were debating if horses have the... Read More

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Matching Diet to Activity Level

December 01, 2001

When it comes to extracting the maximum effort out of your performance horse, there is no doubting the importance of a sound feeding program. He needs a balanced diet to replenish fuel reserves, repair tissue, and provide a foundation for... Read More

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AAEP Convention News: Infection Control Strategies

November 30, 2001

The importance of minimizing exposure to infectious agents and optimizing resistance of an animal to them cannot be overemphasized. In addition to vaccination and the use of antimicrobials, infection control strategies can help save the lives of... Read More

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Airway Reactivity in Rural vs. Urban Horses

November 28, 2001

As cities continue to grow, so does pollution. It is only natural to think that horses might be affected by this pollution, since studies have found that exposure to air pollution particulate matter contributes to respiratory problems in humans.... Read More

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General Medicine: A Review of Probiotics

November 27, 2001

The definition of probiotics was refined in 1998 to “living microorganisms, which upon ingestion in certain numbers, exert health effects beyond inherent basic nutrition.” Probiotics have been increasing in popularity due to their ability to... Read More

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Restraint Techniques For Horses

November 26, 2001

Veterinarians are constantly seeking ways to perform procedures on horses as quickly and safely as possible. The inherent risk with working with an unpredictable animal has caused veterinarians and handlers to develop various methods of... Read More

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General Medicine: The Michigan Cushing's Project

November 26, 2001

There have been advancements in the diagnosis and treatment of Cushing’s disease; however, previously there were no studies comparing the two most used medications—pergolide, a dopaminergic agonist, and cyproheptadine, a serotonin... Read More

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Cushing's and Seizures?

November 05, 2001

Seizures are rare in the horse, and adult horses especially have a high seizure threshold. Cushing's disease can cause seizures, but they are very rarely seen with this disease.... Read More

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Flu-Avert Patented; Bound For Canada

November 02, 2001

Heska received a patent for its equine intranasal influenza vaccine, Flu Avert I.N., on March 15, 2001. The unique vaccine is administered in one dose using a nasal applicator.

The modified live vaccine was introduced in November of 1999,... Read More

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IN Strangles Vaccine Report

November 02, 2001

While many practitioners and horse owners have used the Pinnacle IN intranasal strangles vaccine with no problems, there have been some reports of adverse reactions and complications. According to Tom Overbay, DVM, of Fort Dodge Animal Health,... Read More

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Vaccine Strains Identified?

November 02, 2001

A study reported in the Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine said it now is possible to differentiate between the "wild type" strain of S. equi and the modified live strain used in the intranasal vaccine Pinnacle IN. The researc... Read More

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New Flu/Herpes Vaccine

November 02, 2001

On April 5, the USDA granted a license to Calvenza, a combination influenza/rhinopneumonitis vaccine produced by Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica. The company says there are several unique facets to this vaccine. First, the initial two doses are... Read More

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EPM Vaccine

November 02, 2001

On Dec. 18, 2000, a vaccine to prevent EPM was approved by the USDA. As of Jan. 25, a total of 43 states had approved the use of the EPM vaccine under USDA conditional licensure. The vaccine must be used under the supervision of a... Read More

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Horses Becoming Wimps?

November 02, 2001

Many Thoroughbred racehorses aren't as tough today as their yesteryear counterparts, at least in the opinion of Bill Moyer, DVM, a professor and department head at Texas A&M University's College of Veterinary Medicine. Moyer was one of... Read More

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AHSA Names New Executive Director

November 02, 2001

Lori Rawls recently was appointed executive director of the American Horse Shows Association by Alan F. Balch, the organization's president. Rawls was chosen with the unanimous recommendation of the AHSA Search Com-mittee and Executive Committee... Read More