Recent News for Welfare and Industry

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Proposed Guidelines For Alternative Therapies

November 02, 2001

The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), which is the organizing group for all veterinarians, in late December 2000 proposed guidelines for complementary and alternative veterinary medicine. The document states: "These guidelines are... Read More

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Honor Your Vet

November 02, 2001

The American Farriers Journal is accepting nominations for the International Equine Veterinarians Hall of Fame's class of 2001. The Hall of Fame was established by the American Farriers Journal in 1997 to recognize veterinarians wh... Read More

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Pony Club Opens New Headquarters

November 02, 2001

The United States Pony Clubs (USPC) held the dedication and grand opening of its new permanent headquarters at the Kentucky Horse Park on Oct. 27. The building was dedicated to Joan Birnie Hamill of Wayne, Ill., a long-time supporter of USPC.... Read More

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Fires

November 02, 2001

Drought and wildfires that laid waste to millions of acres were twin scourges of the West this past summer. The drought came first, leaving forests and rangelands tinder dry. Then came lightning strikes and careless acts by humans that resulted... Read More

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Integrated Therapies Conference

November 02, 2001

Integrated therapies--the preferred term for complementary or alternative therapies--were one of the most popular topics at the Tufts Expo. Allen Schoen, DVM, MS, who led the three-day seminar, discussed therapies for all animals, including... Read More

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Emergency Roundup

November 02, 2001

A total of 353 horses was gathered in an emergency roundup Oct. 2-4 in the Paisley Desert Herd Management Area (HMA) in Oregon, part of the Lakeview Resource Area of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). The herd is gathered periodically to... Read More

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Tufts Animal Expo: Futuristic "First" for Health Conferences

November 02, 2001

They came, they learned, they looked, and they even laughed. More than 4,000 animal health professionals descended on Boston in October for the inaugural Tufts Animal Expo, hosted by the Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine and a roste... Read More

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California Foreign Vet Bill Fails

November 02, 2001

To the relief of many practitioners and to the dismay of others, a California bill did not pass in August that would have drastically changed veterinary medicine in the state. California Assembly Bill 2842 would have allowed graduates of any... Read More

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ERC President Resigns

November 02, 2001

Andrew Clarke, BVSc, PhD, MRCVS, President of the Equine Research Centre (ERC) in Guelph, Ontario, Canada, returned to his alma mater, the University of Melbourne in Australia, as Chair of Equine Studies. Ken Armstrong, DVM, took over the reins... Read More

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Model Horse Sales Help Research

November 02, 2001

Sales of a small scale horse are benefiting large horses everywhere. Beckie Kearns, the 1998 Quarter Horse Congress Queen, chose equine research as her charity after "Pressed For Change," the horse for which this Peter Stone Original is made,... Read More

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New Education Building For Penn

November 02, 2001

The University of Pennsylvania's School of Veterinary Medicine, which is widely respected for its New Bolton Center research hospital for large animals, soon will be equipped even better. The school will receive a grant of $18 million from... Read More

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Rescued Alumnus Drives For A Cause

November 02, 2001

Six years ago, a starved Morgan colt was rescued from the brink of death by the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. He was taken to Nevins Farm and Equine Centre, where he underwent a year of rehabilitation. After... Read More

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Bold Forbes Died At Age 27

November 02, 2001

Bold Forbes, the oldest living Kentucky Derby winner, died Wednesday, August 9, at the Kentucky Horse Park near Lexington, Ky. at age 27. The horse was euthanized due to renal failure and complications from gastroenteritis. Winner of the 1976... Read More

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Raising Money, And Awareness

November 02, 2001

World renowned trainer Pat Parelli, his wife, Linda, and his SAVVY team of horse trainers banded together in an effort to raise money and awareness for the North American Riding for the Handicapped Association (NARHA). To do this, he scheduled... Read More

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Intervet Interview

November 02, 2001

The quality of our horses' life is directly related to the care they can be given. Among the key players in that care are the pharmaceutical companies who discover, develop, and manufacture medications and vaccines that either alleviate, prevent... Read More

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Intervet Purchases Bayer Animal Health

November 02, 2001

Intervet became the third-largest supplier of veterinary vaccines in the United States when it recently purchased the North American Bayer Animal Health Biologicals Business.

Klaus Olbers, president of Intervet, Inc., said that Intervet... Read More

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Morris Animal Foundation Calls For Pre-Proposals

November 02, 2001

Morris Animal Foundation announces its call for pre-proposals for the fiscal year 2001. The deadline for application is Nov. 1, 2000, and funding is limited to companion animal and wildlife/special species studies. The Foundation is committed to... Read More

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AQHA Accepting Grant Applications

November 02, 2001

The American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) is accepting applications for its annual research grants. AQHAâs Equine Research Committee was founded in 1960 and is comprised of leading Quarter Horse breeders, veterinarians, and individuals... Read More

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Unidentified Horse Disease In Hong Kong

November 02, 2001

From mid-April through the beginning of May, an unidentified disease affected racehorses and riding school horses in Hong Kong. Symptoms were very mild and included inappetence and fever (pyrexia). Horses usually regained their normal appetite... Read More

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ICU Opens

November 02, 2001

Just in time for the foaling season, Hagyard-Davidson-McGee Associates opened its new intensive care unit. The clinic outgrew its old ICU several years ago, and many times staff had to section off areas of the barn aisle and bed them for neonata... Read More

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Test for EPO in Horses Developed

November 02, 2001

The New South Wales Racing Laboratory has developed a test to detect the drug erythropoietin, commonly known as EPO, in racehorses, according to release on the Racing New South Wales Web site. The medication is considered a... Read More

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Kentucky Public Invited to Attend Farm Policy Conference

November 02, 2001

Decisions made in Washington D.C. will have a profound effect on the future of Kentucky agriculture. To learn about that impact, the public is being urged to attend a daylong educational conference, "2002 Farm Policy and You."

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Horses Abandoned At Racetrack in Pakistan

November 01, 2001

A racecourse that hosted Pakistan's largest races has closed, and more than 200 Thoroughbreds there are slowly starving, according to the Associated Press.

The racetrack was shut down after a dispute with the government about licensing fees... Read More

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LeBlanc Named Theriogenologist of the Year

November 01, 2001

Michelle M. LeBlanc, DVM, Dipl. ACT, a professor at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine and member of The Horse's Editorial Advisory Board, was recently named 2000 Theriogenologist of the Year by the American College... Read More

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Morocco Receives Horse Ambulance

November 01, 2001

The Equine Centre at the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Nevins Farm has expanded its reach internationally. Recently, the Centre, one of the nation's only open-door shelters for horses and farm... Read More