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USET Wins Team Bronze Medal In Eventing

September 01, 2000

The United States Equestrian Team (USET) won the Bronze Medal in the eventing team competition following the concluding stadium jumping phase Sept. 19 in Sydney.

Team USA finished with a three-phase total of 175.80 penalties to win its... Read More

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Drugs and Medication Continuing Education

September 01, 2000

In response to repeated inquiries and as part of the American Horse Shows Associations Drugs and Medications continuing education program, the AHSA released an interview September 14, 2000, in which Dr. John Lengel, the Administrator of the Drug... Read More

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U.S. Selects Eventing Team

September 01, 2000

The United States has selected its team of four for the Olympic Three-Day Event squad as well as three starters for the individual eventing competition at the 2000 Sydney Olympics. The team three-day event horse inspection will be held on Friday... Read More

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U.S. Olympic Dressage Horse Makes Speedy Recovery

September 01, 2000

Concerns over the health of U.S. Equestrian Team (USET) dressage horse Foltaire eased considerably Sept. 9 after he made a rapid recovery from a bout of colic.

Foltaire, a 13-year-old, Dutch Warmblood gelding owned by Dick and Jane Brow... Read More

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AHSA Executive Committee Adopts Drugs and Medications Rule Changes

September 01, 2000

At its August 7, 2000, meeting the AHSA Executive Committee adopted two amendments to the Drugs and Medications Rule that were proposed by the Drugs and Medications Committee at its July 10, 2000 meeting. Each would serve to liberalize an aspect... Read More

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Humans And Horses Sport Nasal Strips In Sydney

September 01, 2000

Endorsement deals are a dime a dozen during the Olympics. But how many companies can say that its product will benefit both human and animal athletes during this summer's Sydney games?

Minneapolis-based CNS, Inc might be the only compan... Read More

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Performance Boosters

August 01, 2000

They purport to "Increase power." "Delay fatigue." "Increase stamina." "Build muscle." "Reduce recovery time." "Extensive research has proven..." Doubtless, most of you have seen and read advertisements for nutritional supplements in... Read More

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USET Announces Show JumpinTeam For 2000 Sydney Olympic Games

August 01, 2000

The United States Equestrian Team (USET) announced its four-rider show jumping squad for the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games following the completion of the second phase of selection trials at Oaks/Blenheim in San Juan Capistrano, CA and The Del Mar... Read More

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Olympic Transport

July 01, 2000

How would you like to have a dozen or so concise, easy-to-understand pages put together as a how-to of keeping your horse healthier and what to do before, during, and after you load your horse in a trailer and ship him? Include some... Read More

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clipclop.com To Sponsor Equestrian Olympic Site

June 01, 2000

clipclop.com CEO John Henry is proud to announce clipclop.com's sponsorship of the equestrian section of the official Sydney 2000 Olympic Games web site.

"We... Read More

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The Olympic Vet

April 01, 2000

Behind every great Olympic equestrian three-day event team of riders and horses is a ground crew that makes everything go as planned. The fine-tuning of each equine competitor's health specifically for the Sydney challenge began long before the... Read More

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Nutraceutical Supplements

February 01, 2000

Every tack shop, every feed store, every veterinarian's mobile dispensing van is virtually bulging with them these days--the buckets, tubs, and bottles of nutritional supplements available for your horse. Every horse magazine, including this one... Read More

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Florida HBPA Announces Gold Level Sponsorship

February 01, 2000

The Florida Horsemen's Protective and Benevolent Association (HBPA), in an effort to raise awareness of the importance of equine health and its impact on performance, has partnered with Merial, the maker of GASTROGARD (omeprazole) Paste, the... Read More

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McLain Ward Suspended and Fined by AHSA

December 16, 1999

The American Horse Shows Association (AHSA), the National Equestrian Federation of the United States, announced Wednesday that following a meeting of its Hearing Committee, two plea agreements entered into by McLain Ward of Brewster, N.Y., were... Read More

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Bapten Discontinued By PR Pharmaceuticals

December 01, 1999

The equine tendon medication Bapten has been discontinued by its manufacturer, PR Pharmaceuticals, because of a lack of demand for the product. The expense and length of treatment involved with Bapten therapy kept the drug from becoming popular... Read More

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Freighting Of Equestrian Horses And Equipment To Australia For The 2000 Olympic Games

August 06, 1999

The following information gives an outline of the important quarantine aspects of the importation of horses and associated goods for use in the 2000 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

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Quarantine Agreement Secures Olympic Equestrian Events

August 06, 1999

Federal Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Minister, Mark Vaile, recently announced that Olympic equestrian events would be held on Australian soil for the first time thanks to an historic quarantine agreement between the... Read More

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Lasix Permitted In Collecting Urine Samples

July 30, 1999

The American Horse Shows Association's Drugs and Medications program has begun allowing the use of Lasix (furosemide) to expedite the collection of urine in show horses. Lasix is a safe and effective diuretic is used in small... Read More

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Wildfires: Are You Prepared -- The Recommendations Of The Red Cross

April 30, 1999

More and more people are making their homes in woodland settings - in or near forests, rural areas or remote sites. There, homeowners enjoy the beauty of the environment but face the very real danger of wildfire. Wildfires... Read More

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USET Initiates USOC Drug Education Program For Pan American Games

April 24, 1999

The United States Equestrian Team (USET) has initiated a Drug Education Program for its riders long-listed for the 1999 Pan American Games in Winnipeg, Canada.

The USET program includes fou... Read More

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Veterinarian's Input On Olympics Horse Events Has Had Global Impact

October 16, 1998

The 1996 Summer Olympics may be over, but a success story involving veterinary medicine and horses that went virtually unnoticed then has had a lasting impact.

Despite the heat and humidity... Read More

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Allergic Reactions in Horses

September 01, 1998

Allergic reactions are complicated and somewhat unpredictable events that are triggered by various environment... Read More

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Rx: Responsible Drug Use

August 01, 1998

Tranquilizers can calm a nervous, first-time dam and allow her to accept her foal; anti-inflammatory drugs may... Read More

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Dressage Rider Suspended

June 18, 1998

Paulo Margi, an Italian national equestrian champion who rode for Italy in the 1992 and 1996 Olympics, has been suspended due to the death of a horse he was training. The five-year-old horse, which died in its stall, was... Read More

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AHSA President Issues Statement On New Drugs And Medications Rule Change

June 05, 1998

Alan F. Balch, President of the American Horse Shows Association (AHSA), issued a statement today on a new Drugs and Medications rule change proposal now on the table for consideration. The following statement is a result of a special day-long... Read More