Recent News for Welfare and Industry

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Repro in the Rockies

February 01, 2003

The center of the Colorado State University (CSU) veterinary school's equine reproductive universe is its 22,000-square-foot Animal Reproduction and Biotechnology Laboratory and a smaller satellite, the Equine Reproduction Laboratory. In these... Read More

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Owners On the Front Lines

February 01, 2003

With next month's magazine, you will receive a special supplement that brings you the latest in horse health news from the annual convention of the American Association of Equine Practitioners. A record-breaking crowd of horse vets traveled to... Read More

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Equine Age Determination Guide Now Available

January 28, 2003

An updated edition of the American Association of Equine Practitioners’ (AAEP) popular “Guide for Determining the Age of the Horse” is now available.  Featuring color photographs of the equine mouth, the guide documents the tooth aging... Read More

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Give Your Valentine The Love of the Horse Gift Set

January 28, 2003

Over the years, horseback riding has become the love of millions and according to a survey conducted independently last fall, nearly 40 percent of Americans admitted that they have had a childhood admiration for horses. In fact, the same survey... Read More

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McCarron Narrates Video for Equine Research

January 28, 2003

Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation today released a new video narrated by retired Hall of Fame jockey Chris McCarron. The five-minute video will be made available to race tracks and other interested horse organizations.... Read More

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Age Relationship Chart Reveals More about Humans and Horses

January 28, 2003

A new Horse/Human Age Relationship Chart has just been released.... Read More

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Change in Store for Kentucky Equine Drug Research?

January 23, 2003

A campaign to bring about changes in equine drug research in Kentucky has spilled over into the public and political arenas with a call for legislative action.

The Kentucky Equine Drug Council began a fight more than a year ago for the... Read More

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Drugs and Medications Rules Revised at USA Equestrian Meeting

January 22, 2003

A rule change designed to reduce incidence of corticosteroid abuse in equine athletes was among several topics discussed in the Veterinary and Equine Drugs and Medications (D&M) committee meetings and D&M Open Forum Jan. 16-17 at the 200... Read More

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Equine Welfare Award Presented

January 15, 2003

Dayton O. Hyde, founder of a South Dakota wild-horse sanctuary, is the 2002 recipient of the American Association of Equine Practitioners� (AAEP) equine welfare award, the Lavin Cup. Named for AAEP past president A. Gary Lavin, VMD, the award is... Read More

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Morphine Positives Bring Call for Threshold Levels

January 14, 2003

Be My Royal, winner of the one the biggest races of the National Hunt season to date, faces disqualification in connection with a rash of positive drug tests for traces of morphine in British and Irish races due to contaminated feed.

The... Read More

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AAEP 2002: Possible Environmental Sources of Drug Positives

January 07, 2003

As post-performance drug testing methods become more sensitive, racehorse and show horse owners, veterinarians, handlers, and trainers have become more aware that positive drug tests could be the result of inadvertent contamination of the horse... Read More

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AAEP 2002 Racehorse Medication Table Topic

January 02, 2003

Horse racing has far more stringent medication regulations than most other equine disciplines, and this was reflected in the Racehorse Medications Table Topic discussion at the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) convention on... Read More

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History in the Making

January 01, 2003

In 2003, we celebrate the 20th year of the publication of this magazine, which began life as Modern Horse Breeding in 1983. In late 1994, that magazine was purchased by Blood-Horse Publications, and it was renamed The Horse: Your Guide... Read More

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Morris Funds Studies

January 01, 2003

Morris Animal Foundation (MAF) has announced funding for eight new 2003 equine studies. Research topics include laminitis, endotoxemia, colic, genetics, immunology, and foal diseases. Nine continuing projects focus on similar issues as well as... Read More

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Educational Brochures

January 01, 2003

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) has recently revised and redesigned 21 client education brochures with the support of Bayer Animal Health and Purina Mills. The brochures are available to veterinarians and come in packages... Read More

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AAEP 2002: Racing Forum

December 11, 2002

Medications issues aren't only centered on the work to create a uniform medication policy for racehorses, but on “renegade” drug manufacturers—who produce products that are not legal and contain little, none, or too much of various... Read More

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National HBPA to Issue Revised Medication Proposal

December 11, 2002

The National Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association is prepared to release a revised proposal for a national policy on drug testing and therapeutic medication. The document deals with Class 1, 2, 3, and 4 medications, as well as... Read More

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Tis the Season for Giving

December 01, 2002

There are many charitable organizations and foundations that help horses or are involved in horse-related programs. These range from rescue groups (relocating neglected or abused animals or saving them from slaughter) to foundations that fund... Read More

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What Do You See For 2003?

December 01, 2002

We've certainly had some tough moments in the past couple of years. And despite worry, the industry is strong, but changing. While some of the top-level owners of competition horses--those who own horses as business investments--might be jumping... Read More

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Diagnosing Problems Using Equine Hair

December 01, 2002

A horse's hair can be used as a diagnostic tool in assessing nutritional status, environmental poisoning, and drug use and abuse, according to Mark Dunnett, BVSc, of the UK's Royal Veterinary College. Dunnett presented this topic at the Kentucky... Read More

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Moyer Receives Distinguished Alumnus Award

December 01, 2002

William Moyer, DVM, head of the Department of Large Animal Medicine & Surgery at Texas A&M University and a member of The Horse's Editorial Advisory Board, recently was awarded a Distinguished Alumnus award by Mesa State College i... Read More

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Kentucky Seeks Economic Impact Study

November 26, 2002

No one in Kentucky knows exactly how many horses or farms make up what is now the state's number one agricultural industry, but the Kentucky Department of Agriculture, in partnership with some of the state's equine leaders, hopes to change... Read More

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Second Horse Perishes in Sinkhole

November 20, 2002

Despite rescuers’ desperate efforts, the second of two horses trapped after their barn was engulfed in a sinkhole died Nov. 15. According an Associated Press report, the sinkhole in Sanford, Fla. was 50 feet wide and 30 feet deep.

The... Read More

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Barn, Horses Swallowed by Sinkhole

November 15, 2002

The Associated Press reported today that a 50-foot wide, 30-foot deep sinkhole in Sanford, Fla. destroyed a barn, killed a horse, and almost drowned another.

The barn’s owner, Bob Bonwit, came home Thursday night and discovered the... Read More

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Moyer Receives Distinguished Alumni Award

November 13, 2002

William Moyer, DVM, head of the Department of Large Animal Medicine and Surgery at Texas A&M University and member of The Horse’s Editorial Advisory Board recently was awarded a Distinguished Alumni award by Mesa State College in Grand... Read More