Recent News for Basic Care

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Ketoprofen Side Effects?

January 01, 2002

Is ketoprofen an alternative to bute for navicular horses?... Read More

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Dewormer Resistance in Small Strongyles

January 01, 2002

Small strongyles are some of the most problematic internal parasites in horses. Infected horses can experience a wide range of symptoms, from rough hair coat, poor growth, and suboptimal performance to life-threatening chronic diarrhea, colic,... Read More

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West Nile Virus Site Launched for Horse Owners

December 27, 2001

Fort Dodge Animal Health has taken a proactive approach to keeping horse owners informed on the spread and dangers of West Nile virus (WNV) by launching an information-packed web site and developing educational literature.

In just two... Read More

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International Horseshoeing Hall Of Fame Inducts Three Farriers

December 27, 2001

Three men who have dedicated their lives to the industry of horseshoeing have been named to the International Horseshoeing Hall Of Fame.

Members of the Class of 2002 include: Seamus Brady of Bridgewater, N.J., Henry Heymering of... Read More

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First Equine-Specific Metered Dose Inhaler Approved by FDA

December 03, 2001

If you’ve ever been diagnosed with asthma or chronic bronchitis, you’ve probably been prescribed a convenient inhaler that delivers your medication into your airway. For the first time, horses with recurrent airway... Read More

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Matching Diet to Activity Level

December 01, 2001

When it comes to extracting the maximum effort out of your performance horse, there is no doubting the importance of a sound feeding program. He needs a balanced diet to replenish fuel reserves, repair tissue, and provide a foundation for... Read More

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AAEP Convention News: Infection Control Strategies

November 30, 2001

The importance of minimizing exposure to infectious agents and optimizing resistance of an animal to them cannot be overemphasized. In addition to vaccination and the use of antimicrobials, infection control strategies can help save the lives of... Read More

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Airway Reactivity in Rural vs. Urban Horses

November 28, 2001

As cities continue to grow, so does pollution. It is only natural to think that horses might be affected by this pollution, since studies have found that exposure to air pollution particulate matter contributes to respiratory problems in humans.... Read More

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General Medicine: A Review of Probiotics

November 27, 2001

The definition of probiotics was refined in 1998 to “living microorganisms, which upon ingestion in certain numbers, exert health effects beyond inherent basic nutrition.” Probiotics have been increasing in popularity due to their ability to... Read More

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Restraint Techniques For Horses

November 26, 2001

Veterinarians are constantly seeking ways to perform procedures on horses as quickly and safely as possible. The inherent risk with working with an unpredictable animal has caused veterinarians and handlers to develop various methods of... Read More

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General Medicine: The Michigan Cushing's Project

November 26, 2001

There have been advancements in the diagnosis and treatment of Cushing’s disease; however, previously there were no studies comparing the two most used medications—pergolide, a dopaminergic agonist, and cyproheptadine, a serotonin... Read More

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Flu-Avert Patented; Bound For Canada

November 02, 2001

Heska received a patent for its equine intranasal influenza vaccine, Flu Avert I.N., on March 15, 2001. The unique vaccine is administered in one dose using a nasal applicator.

The modified live vaccine was introduced in November of 1999,... Read More

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IN Strangles Vaccine Report

November 02, 2001

While many practitioners and horse owners have used the Pinnacle IN intranasal strangles vaccine with no problems, there have been some reports of adverse reactions and complications. According to Tom Overbay, DVM, of Fort Dodge Animal Health,... Read More

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Vaccine Strains Identified?

November 02, 2001

A study reported in the Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine said it now is possible to differentiate between the "wild type" strain of S. equi and the modified live strain used in the intranasal vaccine Pinnacle IN. The researc... Read More

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New Flu/Herpes Vaccine

November 02, 2001

On April 5, the USDA granted a license to Calvenza, a combination influenza/rhinopneumonitis vaccine produced by Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica. The company says there are several unique facets to this vaccine. First, the initial two doses are... Read More

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EPM Vaccine

November 02, 2001

On Dec. 18, 2000, a vaccine to prevent EPM was approved by the USDA. As of Jan. 25, a total of 43 states had approved the use of the EPM vaccine under USDA conditional licensure. The vaccine must be used under the supervision of a... Read More

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AHSA Names New Executive Director

November 02, 2001

Lori Rawls recently was appointed executive director of the American Horse Shows Association by Alan F. Balch, the organization's president. Rawls was chosen with the unanimous recommendation of the AHSA Search Com-mittee and Executive Committee... Read More

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Health Of Pony Club Horses

November 02, 2001

Each year, hundreds of thousands of research dollars go toward investigating ways to keep money-earning, highly competitive athletic horses physically sound and at their peak performance. One researcher in Australia has chosen a different type o... Read More

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First Pour-On Fly Repellent

November 02, 2001

With external pests being a considerable problem this year, owners are looking for any means to prevent attacks by flies and other insects. Boehringer Ingelheim has introduced a pour-on insecticide available only through your veterinarian. Calle... Read More

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AAEP Task Force To Review Vaccination Guidelines

November 02, 2001

A special task force formed by the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) will evaluate and recommend changes to the group's Guidelines for Vaccinating Horses. One of the Task Force's chief assignments is developing broad guidelines... Read More

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Quest Gel Rumors

November 01, 2001

Anonymous allegations posted repeatedly over three years continue to circulate on the Internet regarding the safety of Quest Gel Dewormer. Tom Overbay, DVM, Director of Professional Services at Fort Dodge Animal Health (FDAH). recently addressed... Read More

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Beware of "Renegade" Drug Manufacturing

November 01, 2001

Veterinarians and horse owners might be administering medications made from an illegally obtained drug (active ingredient) manufactured with no Food and Drug Administration (FDA) inspection or oversight as to purity, potency, or safety.... Read More

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Grants Awarded

November 01, 2001

Three veterinarians will share grant money totaling $18,818 to pursue research projects benefiting equine medicine. The grants are awarded annually to resident and graduate student veterinarians, and were approved by the American Association of... Read More

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Frazer Joins Editorial Advisory Board

November 01, 2001

The Horse magazine is proud to have a large group of people serve on our Editorial Advisory Board. They volunteer their time and expertise to ensure that the information contained in these pages is accurate and beneficial to our readers.... Read More

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Flu Avert in Canada

November 01, 2001

Heska Corporation announced Sept. 24 that it has received approval from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency to sell Flu Avert I.N., an intranasal influenza vaccine, in Canada. Heska has granted Novartis Animal Health Canada, Inc., exclusive... Read More