Recent News for Horse Care

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Hoof Supplements (Book Excerpt)

October 19, 2005

A number of nutritional factors are promoted as hoof growth aids. Such products may include gelatin, numerous vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and other dietary supplements.... Read More

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Hurricane Wilma Heads Toward the Florida Keys

October 19, 2005

Six weeks remain in hurricane season, and Nature isn't wasting any time. According to a public advisory from the National Weather Service (NWS) Hurricane Center in Miami, Fla., Hurricane Wilma is moving toward the Yucatan as a "potentially... Read More

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Researchers Examine Racehorses' DNA

October 18, 2005

Researchers from the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) in Hatfield and Cambridge University in England, plan to extract DNA from the bones of three of history's greatest Thoroughbred racehorses--Eclipse, Hermit, and St. Simon. Details of the... Read More

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Microchip Interest Increases After Hurricanes

October 18, 2005

At least two microchip manufacturers said they experienced recent increased interest in their products, presumably as a result of the animal identification problems following Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. These companies said they worked with... Read More

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New Turfway Surface Well Received, But Test Comes This Winter

October 17, 2005

The Polytrack experiment at Turfway Park was deemed a success--especially for safety reasons--at the conclusion of the 22-day summer/fall meet, though the Northern Kentucky racetrack expects to get a more accurate picture of the synthetic surfac... Read More

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Kentucky Farmers Help Hurricane Victims

October 14, 2005

This growing season has had its challenges for Kentucky farmers. Some areas have experienced severe drought conditions. Then there are the typical challenges of disease, soil erosion and unpredictable market conditions. Imagine though that you... Read More

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Kentucky Livestock Feed Bound for Louisiana

October 14, 2005

A second load of livestock feed from Kentucky is on its way to hurricane-battered farmers near the Gulf Coast. A truck carrying 23 tons of feed is en route to Louisiana State University's Iberia agriculture research station in Jeanerette in... Read More

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LSU 2006 Stallion Service Auction Starts

October 14, 2005

Bidding for the 2006 multiple-breed, internet-based Stallion Service Auction to benefit the Louisiana State University Equine Health Studies Program begins today (Oct. 14).

Access the auction page through Read More

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More Louisiana Hurricane Horses Identified

October 13, 2005

A tattoo or a microchip and some good record keeping can go a long way in reuniting horses with their owners. So says Bonnie Clark, president of the Louisiana Equine Council, who has been heading up the horse hurricane relief effort at the... Read More

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Vets Watch for Hurricane-Related Illnesses

October 12, 2005

With water pooling in places that it normally doesn't and sharp debris all around, horse owners can't help but wonder if conditions left by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita will cause an increase in the reports of illnesses such as tetanus,... Read More

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Event Celebrates Equine Volunteers at Lamar-Dixon

October 10, 2005

The scene at Lamar-Dixon Expo Center during the past five weeks has been all business. Veterinarians, veterinary students, and volunteers have dutifully cared for the facility's residents--Katrina's equine refugees that were rescued from their... Read More

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Maryland Group Selects Site for Horse Park Feasibility Study

October 10, 2005

The Maryland Stadium Authority (MSA) announced today (Oct. 10) that the Naval Academy Dairy Farm located in Gambrills, Md. has been selected for the feasibility study for the Maryland Horse Park. The search for the site began in May, when... Read More

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Veterinary/Horse Health Care Professional Certifications (Alphavet Soup)

October 09, 2005

What do all those letters behind your horse health care provider's name mean, anyway? Below is a list of veterinary and other horse health care degrees and their translations.

General graduate degrees:

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Days End Report from Louisiana, Oct. 6

October 06, 2005

Allan Schwartz, vice president of Days End Farm Horse Rescue from Lisbon, Md., said there were two things that they wouldn't be able to share with others once they returned home from rescue work following the hurricanes: The smells of rot and... Read More

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Botulism (Book Excerpt)

October 05, 2005

Botulism is the most potent biologic toxin known, and horses are highly sensitive to its presence and effects. The clinical effect on the horse may become severe enough to cause the horse to become recumbent and eventually to die from paralysis ... Read More

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Louisiana Animals Still Suffering

October 05, 2005

While much of the focus of the country remains on the areas struck by Hurricane Katrina, the people and animals hit hard by Hurricane Rita are in need.

Allan Schwartz, vice president of Days End Farm Horse Rescue (DEFHR) from Lisbon,... Read More

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Only Four Rescued Horses Are Unidentified at Lamar-Dixon; Volunteer Appreciation Ceremony to be Held Oct. 9

October 05, 2005

Nearly 400 horses and mules have been processed at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center in Gonzales, La., since post-hurricane rescues began, and according to Bonnie Clark, president of the Louisiana Equine Council, all but four have unique identificatio... Read More

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Texas A&M Vet Hospital Used for Human Patients During Rita

October 04, 2005

The following was a press release on Sept. 28 by Texas A&M President Robert M. Gates.

For the second time in three weeks, Texas A&M University on Sept. 20 mobilized to care for evacuees from a major hurricane--Rita.

This... Read More

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Breeders' Cup Gala To Benefit Hurricane Victims

October 04, 2005

Officials of Breeders' Cup Limited and the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced that the 2005 Breeders' Cup Charity Celebration will be held on the evening of Friday, Oct. 28, at historic Roseland Ballroom in New York, with... Read More

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Study Compares Castration Methods

October 04, 2005

Even considering the higher potential for complications, castrations performed in the field are still less expensive (including complications) than sterile procedures performed in a hospital setting, according a United Kingdom study.

The... Read More

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One Mississippi Vet's Stories of the Aftermath

October 03, 2005

"Every life was changed overnight in this area. Every life in America was changed. What if we did get attacked by a foreign country? I can tell you now that it would be like it is here."

This quote was from Jacqueline Broome, DVM, a mixe... Read More

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Owners Need to Claim Horses at Lamar-Dixon

October 02, 2005

Officials at the Lamar-Dixon Expo facility in Gonzales, La. asked owners to claim their horses before Oct. 1. As of Sept. 30, Lamar-Dixon still housed more than 200 horses rescued from the New Orleans area.
 
Horses not claimed before... Read More

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Snake Bite Preparedness

October 01, 2005

Q: Our area has a healthy population of rattlesnakes. We spend six to 10 hours a week on trails where we have seen snakes. I would like to be prepared in the event one of our horses gets bitten. What are the procedures and... Read More

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Pinworm Problems

October 01, 2005

I have a 10-year-old mare being treated for pinworms. She incessantly rubs her tail. She also uses the wall of her stall or anything else available to lean on while defecating. Are these signs related? Could they be behavioral?... Read More

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Deliberate Abuse?

October 01, 2005

I hope you remember me from psychology graduate school back in the early '80s. Time flies. Anyway, I still have horses and enjoy your contributions on behavior to The Horse magazine and web site. Sometimes I wish I had gone into horse or dog... Read More