Recent News for Welfare and Industry

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It's in the Blood

October 16, 2001

Blood tests aren't magic, but they do have broad capability that ranges all the way from helping determine pregnancy to diagnosing rare diseases. So helpful are blood tests in making diagnoses that in most equine clinics and hospitals, they are... Read More

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Reflections

October 15, 2001

We all miss school, at least parts of it. Before you fall off your chair laughing, try to think back to when you took a course that really grabbed your attention. You could argue and discuss the finer points of literature or math or... Read More

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Horse Protection Act

October 15, 2001

The following information was provided by Tim Cordes, DVM, Senior Staff Veterinarian, USDA, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Veterinary Services. The Horse Protection Act was put in place and is being modified in order to prevent... Read More

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Diversity

October 15, 2001

Admit it. You, the ultimate dressage competitor, have always wanted to ride in a competitive trail class. You "trail ride" your horse, don't you? Open a few gates without getting off. Walk over the railroad ties or logs instead of... Read More

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Hope

October 15, 2001

When someone you know dies, it is human nature to become reflective. You think about how that person touched your life and the lives of others around you. You think about your own life--the brevity and uncertainty of each day and what... Read More

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Who Is My Equine Neighbour?

October 15, 2001

Many of us will remember the story of the Good Samaritan from the gospel of Luke, when the lawyer asked Jesus to define "who is my neighbor?" This question was asked because the lawyer didn't want to have to go out of his way to help someone tha... Read More

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Translator Will Assist Ky. Farm Workers and Managers

October 12, 2001

Daniel D. Stewart, III, of The Stewart Group, Auctioneers and Farm Brokers Int'l in Lexington, Ky., has announced the appointment of Carole Fernandez, of New York, N.Y., to work with Bluegrass area horse farm managers and owners in... Read More

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Attitude

October 10, 2001

Sometimes we need to get away from what we do to appreciate the rest of the world. Sometimes we have to get away from what we do to appreciate what we do. Looking out helps us look in.

As I write, a thunderstorm is fighting... Read More

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Chincoteague Ponies

October 10, 2001

Chincoteague is such a unique name and place that it is impossible to confuse it with anything or anywhere else. From children who have read Marguerite Henry's Misty of Chincoteague, to travel buffs who ended up on the island in search of... Read More

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The Natural Hoof: A Sign of the Times

October 10, 2001

The feet of wild horses have been able to adapt to their environment, while the feet of domestic horses seem to consistently fail at adapting and instead collapse, crack, flare, and bruise.... Read More

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Small Talk: Miniature Horses

October 09, 2001

Miniature Horses are gaining in popularity, say devotees of the diminutive breed, but that growth has brought with it some problems in the realm of health and conformation. Mary Ann Eberth, operator of Little King Farm in Madison, Ind., says the... Read More

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Info Flow

October 09, 2001

When did we lose our way? How did it happen? What was the reasoning behind horse owners asking questions about health care, putting up money for research to find answers, then being ignored when breakthroughs occurred? I've been asking these... Read More

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It Starts With One Opinion

October 08, 2001

Have you ever noticed that most conversations start with one person's opinion? Usually followed by another person's opinion, or a variation on the first opinion. Which then leads to a conversation and possibly learning something about each other... Read More

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Protecting the Wild Herds

October 08, 2001

Wild horses have captured the imagination of the American public for many years. Books have been written, movies have been made, and young and old have harbored fantasies of catching and taming a wild stallion which will become... Read More

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Wild Wisdom

October 08, 2001

It is a stirring sight to watch a band of wild horses on the run across a prairie or valley floor, manes and tails flowing in the wind. If they are in rugged country, they won't slow their pace when the trail winds its way up a... Read More

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Do You Know?

October 08, 2001

Sometimes don't you wish you could just catch up? You know, read that book that would help you understand what horse whisperers actually do; digest that article on foal imprinting before the first one hits the ground next year;... Read More

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Definition Of Horses As Livestock

October 05, 2001

What is livestock?

Livestock is most commonly considered animals kept or raised in a farm or ranch setting and used in a commercial enterprise. The raising of livestock is an agricultural endeavor that promotes the preservation o... Read More

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Animal Rights Groups Sue BLM

October 05, 2001

The Fund for Animals and Animal Legal Defense Fund sued the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Sept. 20 to block the removal of 21,000 feral horses from federal lands in the western United States. The groups say that the BLM hasn’t prepared a study... Read More

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Shipping Regulations

October 04, 2001

Destination X or bust! Your bags are packed and you're ready to hit the road with your favorite horse. But, before gassing up the truck or loading onto an airplane for that journey, you need to consider what regulations concerning... Read More

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AHSA Directors Meet And Change Name of Organization

October 04, 2001

Directors of the American Horse Shows Association (AHSA) met in Lexington, Kentucky, on Tuesday, July 10, 2001 and acting as the Voting Members of the corporation, voted to change the Certificate of Incorporation to reflect a new name... Read More

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Heads Up!

October 02, 2001

Don’t know about you, but I am asked to work with a number of worthwhile causes each year—human and horse. I’ve gotten better over the years at saying no, just because if you get involved in... Read More

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Wild Horse Overpopulation

October 01, 2001

The wild horse is an animal most of us see as a beautiful, capable, defiant creature, comfortable in his environment and not needing human intervention to survive. However, this is not always the case, at least not in the United States.

Wil... Read More

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PMU Foals Arrive at Ryerss Farm for Adoption

September 28, 2001

On Sept. 6, the usually serene and peaceful atmosphere of Ryerss Farm for Aged Equines, in Pottstown, Pa., was transformed into a spirited playground upon the arrival of 50 new foals. Even after their long journey from a ranch in North Dakota,... Read More

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Nothing But Net: Equine Health Information Online

September 13, 2001

With the explosion of web sites (more than 10 million, and increasing), veterinary information has proliferated. Hundreds of businesses, organizations, institutions, and individuals upload information related to equine health... Read More

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Extruded Feeds

September 13, 2001

The first time you saw extruded feed, you probably thought, "Ick. Dog food!" The nondescript brown lumps do look a lot like your hound's kibble, or some sort of uninspired version of Cocoa Puffs, and in fact they're made by the same process--but... Read More