Recent News for Diseases and Conditions

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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

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Badminton Horse Trials Cancelled

March 16, 2001

The Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials (CCI****) were cancelled March 10 due to the foot and mouth outbreak. The event was to be held May 3-6.

The land at Badminton used for the horse trials is grazed by 500 deer, 1000 sheep, and a... Read More

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Links To More Foot and Mouth Disease Information

March 16, 2001

Maps

Outbreak history (good graphics, requires Flash): http://www.guardian.co.uk/footandmouth/flash/0,7365,443772,00.html

Great Britain’s Ministr... Read More

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Australia Bans EU Horses

March 14, 2001

Australia placed a ban today (March 14) on all imports of animals susceptible to foot and mouth disease and their products, from the European Union and from any country in which foot and mouth disease is endemic or in which there is an outbreak.... Read More

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Disease Hampers British Horse Movement

March 09, 2001

Representatives from 27 British equine organizations met in London on March 1 to discuss the potential for spread of foot and mouth disease (FMD), which affects only cloven-hooved animals. The disease was discovered in pigs at a slaughterhouse i... Read More

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FMD Hampers Bristish Horse Movement

March 02, 2001

An outbreak of foot and mouth disease has interrupted race meets and horse transport in Great Britain and Ireland. Foot and mouth disease is an acute, highly contagious, viral infection of domestic and wild cloven-hooved animals. Horses are... Read More

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Conditioning the Older Horse

March 01, 2001

What are the effects of advancing years on athletic performance? ... Read More

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Ovarian Tumors

March 01, 2001

Whether you operate a breeding operation or have a mare as a riding or competition mount, there are certain problems that you might face just because your horse is female. One of those problems is the ovarian tumor. Tumors can cause estrous... Read More

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Equine Narcolepsy

March 01, 2001

As Jennifer Johnson stood in the lineup awaiting the judge's decision with her recently acquired Quarter Horse mare Dobie Breeze, the last thing she expected was that her mount suddenly would collapse in a heap beneath her. But that's just what... Read More

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Special Report: EPM

March 01, 2001

The world of equine health will never be the same. That statement seems out of context when talking about one research project about one parasite that causes one disease. But, horse owners know that equine protozoal myeloencephalitis (EPM)--the... Read More

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Umbilical Hernias

March 01, 2001

Q: I am currently looking at a filly to purchase. She had an umbilical hernia, which the owner had repaired. I was wondering if this is a heritable condition. What is the likelihood that if this filly was used for breeding purposes in the future... Read More

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EPM Vaccine and the Western Blot Test

March 01, 2001

I am very excited to hear that there is a vaccine for EPM (equine protozoal myeloencephalitis)! Three and a half years ago, I had to put down an outstanding colt who was only 14 months old. He suffered from both CVM (cervical vertebral... Read More

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Strangles Cases Move Time, Site of 'Repo' Horse Sale

February 09, 2001

"Just when you think it can't get much worse, it got worse," said Boyd Browning, executive vice president and chief operating officer of Fasig-Tipton Thoroughbred auction firm, on Feb. 5. Browning was discussing complications involving the... Read More

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EPM Vaccine Licensed

February 02, 2001

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced on Dec. 18 that it had issued a conditional license to Fort Dodge Laboratories, Inc., of Fort Dodge, Iowa, a division of American Home Products, Inc., for a vaccine intended to aid in the prevention o... Read More