Recent News for Diseases and Conditions

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Hear The Latest On FMD, EPM, and WNV

April 27, 2001

Tonight The Horse: Your Guide To Equine Health Care will conduct a free seminar for horse owners and industry professionals addressing EPM, West Nile, and Foot and Mouth disease concerns. The seminar is at... Read More

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USDA Proposes To Exempt Iceland From Horse Testing Regulations

April 27, 2001

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced April 17 that it is proposing to exempt horses from Iceland from testing for dourine, glanders, equine piroplasmosis, and equine infectious anemia during the quarantine period... Read More

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The Latest From Experts on FMD, EPM, and WNV

April 20, 2001

The Horse: Your Guide To Equine Health Care will conduct a free seminar for horse owners and industry professionals addressing EPM, West Nile, and Foot and Mouth disease concerns. The seminar will be Friday, April 27, 2001, at the... Read More

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Pennsylvannia Launches West Nile Surveillance Program

April 13, 2001

Pennsylvania’s West Nile virus (WNV) surveillance program was launched April 9 with the help of officials from the Departments of Health, Environmental Protection, and Agriculture, and the Cumberland County Commissioners. A demonstration of the... Read More

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Get The Latest Information On The EPM Vaccine

April 13, 2001

Fort Dodge Animal Health has launched their web site, epmvaccine.com, to provide the latest information on the new Equine Protozoal Myeloencephalitis (EPM) vaccine. Visit http://www.epmvaccine.com, and... Read More

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The New List of Precautionary Measures

April 06, 2001

The United States Department of Agriculture has responded to the foot and mouth disease threat by taking more precautionary measures in the importation of horses from foot and mouth disease-affected countries.... Read More

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FMD: Recommended List Of Disinfectants

April 06, 2001

From the United States Department of Agriculture (http://www.usda.gov):

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Certification of Disinfections for Tack Trunks/Containers

April 06, 2001

Certification of Disinfection for Tack Trunks/Containers

Identification of Tack Trunk/Container... Read More

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USDA Alert

April 06, 2001

Effective immediately and until further notice all importation of live swine and ruminants from the European Union (EU) and other countries affected with foot and mouth disease (FMD) will not be allowed entry into the... Read More

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In The News: A Free Seminar For Horse Owners

April 06, 2001

A free seminar for horse owners and industry leaders about the latest on EPM, West Nile, and Foot and Mouth Disease will be presented Friday, April 27, 2001 at the Kentucky Horse Park Visitor's Information Center from 5-7 pm. The seminar will... Read More

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Equine Skin Disease

April 06, 2001

Equine skin diseases may be due to fungal agents (dermatophytes or ringworm), bacterial infections (dermatophilus or "rain scald"), or immune-mediated disorders (pemphigus foliaceous). Nodular skin diseases... Read More

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Strangles Management

April 02, 2001

Disinfection and cleanliness cannot be over-emphasized in the face of a strangles outbreak. In addition to direct contact with positive horses, Streptococcus equi can be introduced by contaminated hands, clothing, and equipment. Ask your... Read More

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Hair Loss in Horses

April 01, 2001

Tracking down the reason for skin disorders often becomes an exercise in sleuthing. One important element to consider is whether or not your horse is itching and rubbing out the hair, or if the hair is simply missing because of a disease or immune pr... Read More

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Choke (Esophageal Obstruction)

April 01, 2001

The word choke for me conjures up images of someone hovering over a table, unable to talk or breathe because a piece of food has lodged in their trachea or windpipe--fortunately, the Heimlich maneuver usually rectifies the situation. Choke is... Read More

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Castration In The Horse

April 01, 2001

Becoming educated on the entire process of castrating horses can only help you make decisions that are best for your horse. Castration has been used to control masculine/aggressive behavior in the male horse for hundreds of years. In medieval... Read More

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Girth Strap Tightness

April 01, 2001

Every time you saddle a horse, you tighten a girth. But how tight should you make that girth? Just enough to keep the saddle on? With space to slip a hand under the girth? As tight as it will go? Furthermore, how well does a horse breathe with this... Read More

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USDA Continues Viligance Against Foot And Mouth Disease

March 30, 2001

Agriculture Secretary Ann M. Veneman yesterday said the USDA will continue to be vigilant in its efforts to prevent foot and mouth disease (FMD) from entering the United States, including intensified scrutiny and inspections at ports of entry an... Read More

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Sweden Restricts Horse Imports

March 30, 2001

The arrival of foot and mouth disease in Europe has complicated many equestrian events for organizers and competitors, including the World Cup Final in Gšteborg, Sweden. It was announced March 27 that horses will only be allowed to enter Sweden... Read More

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North Dakota Issues Emergency Ban

March 30, 2001

The North Dakota State Board of Animal Health (BOAH) issued an emergency order Tuesday, in an effort to prevent the introduction of foot and mouth disease (FMD) into the state.

"The headlines from Europe are a clear warning of the impact... Read More

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Virginia Officials Prohibit Entry of Horses From Known Foot and Mouth Disease Countries

March 30, 2001

Effective March 23, officials with the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services banned equines originating from a known foot and mouth disease (FMD) country, as designated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, from entering... Read More

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Colorado Foot and Mouth Prevention and Response Protocol

March 30, 2001

 

The Colorado Department of Agriculture announced the following protocol March 15.

Preventative Procedures:

I. No cloven-hoofed animals from a known Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) country... Read More

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Equine Infectious Anemia Reported In Virginia

March 30, 2001

Three horses in Virginia have tested positive for Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) since January 1, 2001. EIA is an acute or chronic viral disease that affects horses and other equines. No vaccine is available to prevent the disease and there is n... Read More

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Foot and Mouth Disease Causes Stir

March 16, 2001

An outbreak of foot and mouth disease (FMD) in Europe has caused considerable concern to the United States horse industry. On March 13 the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) placed a ban on specific animal and animal... Read More

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AHC Keeps Close Watch On Foot and Mouth Disease

March 16, 2001

The American Horse Council has learned that recent reports saying horses are not permitted entry into the U.S. from the European Union are erroneous. Some of the misunderstanding results from a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) press release... Read More

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United States Offers Foot and Mouth Disease Measures

March 16, 2001

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced March 13 that it is temporarily prohibiting the importation of animals and animal products from the European Union into the United States. This temporary action is being taken following... Read More